Abandoned Positions Opening

Abandoned Positions Opening

September 3, 2022 7:00pm

Abandoned Positions deals with the 2003 war on Iraq as well as its direct and indirect repercussions for the region and for Europe. Between 2015 and 2018, Sebastian Hirn and Lisa Hörstmann interviewed activists who travelled to Iraq in 2003 intending to prevent the impending invasion, Iraqi refugees, members of aid agencies and journalists, as well as US American Iraq veterans. The compilation of the interviews with documentary video and audio material exposes lines of development stretching from the reorganization of American foreign policies after the fall of the Soviet Union into our political present. The work offers a space to different, sometimes contradictory perspectives and experiences, juxtaposing them with no evaluative commentary. Visitors are enabled to form their own idea beyond conventional news
reporting.

In 2018, Sebastian Hirn and Lisa Hörstmann documented a self-organized homeless veterans’ camp in Tucson. Together with Pidgin Palace Arts, local artists and veterans’ groups, they will host events accompanying the exhibition.

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