Historical Storytelling through Projection Mapping
Premiered in August 2014 Commissioned by Genius Loci Festival Presented at Herderplatz, Weimar, Germany
The show was hosted at the Herderplatz in Weimar and projected onto the Ohm Krüger House as well as onto the statue of Johann Gottfried von Herder.
On this square, the bust of Paul Krüger, former president of the Boers in South Africa, and the statue of eighteenth-century theologian and humanist Johann Gottfried Herder have faced each other for over a century, both wrapped in contemplative silence.
Their quite discrepant perspectives on indigenous peoples and foreign tradition proved most inspirational. The show was influenced by the façade paintings and traditional masks of the Ndebele tribes, who were oppressed by Krüger, whereas Herder would have been fascinated by them. The result is a vivid interplay between classical façade and South African language of form.