Thursday, 20.12.2012 -
To celebrate the End of the World, Corner College is pleased to announce the book launch of Tsunami Architecture, a new book by Heidrun Holzfeind and Christoph Draeger. At this occasion, the 60-minute documentary "Tsunami Architecture" will be shown at 7PM, followed by a Q+A session and drinks.
The 280-pages book is the final result of a longterm research project, which was presented as an multi-media exhibition at the OK Centrum for Contemporary Art (which commissioned the project) in Linz, Austria in early 2012.
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami was one of the worst natural catastrophes in history. While international attention has faded, post-tsunami challenges continue to have an impact on affected communities. Six years later and just weeks before Fukushima, Christoph Draeger and Heidrun Holzfeind looked at what has been achieved, what went wrong and what challenges remain. On a three month trip from December 2010 to February 2011 to the five countries most affected – Thailand, Aceh/Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Maldives and India – the artists investigated the current state of architecture built or reconstructed in the aftermath of the Tsunami. Using video and photography, they documented the long-term effects of the disaster through conversations with survivors, eyewitnesses, aid workers and rescue personnel. They also established a collection of footage of the disaster and the reconstruction efforts.
Additionally, Corner College will be exhibiting two related slide projections in the windows. The site-specific installations will be running over Christmas time including December 26, the 8th anniversary of the Indian Ocean Boxing Day tsunami.
Schedule Friday, 21st December
7:30pm Film Screening Tsunami Architecture
Video, HDV, 60 min, 2012
8:30pm Drinks and Food
Later DJ Strawberry Soda Pop
Come and clebrate the End of the World with us!
22. - 26. December
Slide and film projections