During a residency in Dresden, Germany in autumn 2020, I started to research how Dresden and Rotterdam evolved after being bombed during WW2, how this disaster was presented in the media and became part of the citis' identity.
The research will become the basis for creating two fictional locations that are recovering from a disaster. Two characters try to communicate and share glimpses of their lives, but their transmissions have various interferences.
Contemporary and archival images will be mixed in order to create an atemporal scene. Some themes explored are propaganda and rhetorics about technology, nostalgia for a lost technological power, censorship and privacy in online communication.
The residency was supported by CBK Rotterdam and Goethe Instituut.