selbstverständlich – mit leerstellen (self-evident – with voids)

Jewish life has been a matter of course in Germany for over 1700 years. It is part of the local culture and thus enriches the complexity of society.
But it is also part of the story that Jewish life was repeatedly suppressed, that there was violence against Jewish communities and fellow citizens, even to the point of trying to destroy Jewish life throughout Europe. The Holocaust left empty spaces. Voids that go far beyond the incomprehensible loss of each individual. Gaps in our culture, in our society.

The composition, selbstverständlich – mit leerstellen is based on interviews with members and the cantor of the Jewish community in Bielefeld, as well as the rabbi of the Jewish communities in Unna and Bielefeld.
In addition, it contains liturgical chants and recordings of the shofar. And finally, background noise, all of which are based on recordings in the Bielefeld synagogue.

As part of the year of peace 2023 the 4-channel-installation will be presented at the Bonnuskirche Osnabrück.
Opening on sunday, 28.05.23
Monday to friday 3 to 5 p.m. and after the services
Obere Martinistraße 54, 49078 Osnabrück