Past is Now
In today, a little bit of yesterday remains - as an ideal or formative influence, as a vague memory, a repetition or redefinition of something that has already been there before.
In dialogue with the partner region Ex-Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) Fotodoks explores both the current state and the potential of yesterday in today. The documentary positions of the exhibition find various ways to explore the theme the Past is Now: They work with existing archives or create new ones; they go on a search for historical traces and reflect upon cultural stereotypes and musical myths; they look back on 25 years of German reunification and the 20 years since the Dayton-Peace-Agreement, which ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They question the very concept of Europe. And, as always with Fotodoks, the works reconsider the role of documentary photography and the media - and are not afraid to extend their reach into areas such as video and painting, or to examine contemporary trends like the use of the term 'post-documentary.'