Trespassing Through Shadows: Memory, Photography, And The by Andrea Liss

By Andrea Liss

Paintings historian Andrea Liss examines the inherent problems and efficient chances of utilizing photos to endure witness, starting up a serious discussion in regards to the methods the post-Auschwitz new release has hired those files to symbolize Holocaust reminiscence and historical past. 12 colour photographs. 28 b&w pictures.

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These three introductory documents make the visitor’s entrance into the permanent exhibition difficult and complicated. The photographic blowup presents a wide, horizontal expanse to the horrific scene whose format suggests an environmental tableau that one could walk into—but it is an impossible invitation. In the film footage, listless bodies with graven faces wander aimlessly across the viewer’s numbed lens. “Liberation” is hardly played on a triumphant note. 11 These I D E N T I T Y CA R D P R O J E C T A N D T O W E R O F FAC E S 17 Figure 4.

The photographs of the former townspeople of Ejszyszki are laminated over aluminum sheets and mounted on a lattice frame angling inward as it rises from its base on the third floor to its fifth-floor ceiling. ”25 This expansive sensation also gives rise to the numbing realization that the tower also resembles a chimney. Unlike the identity card’s mode of address based on insistent selfidentifications, the Tower of Faces stages the presence of the spectator in a space distinct from the sphere occupied by the Ejszyszkians.

Zipporah, Yaffa Eliach’s mother, survived the Holocaust. After Liberation, on 20 October 1944, Zipporah and her infant son were murdered in Ejszyszki. Photograph taken by her father, Yitzhak Uri Katz. Courtesy of the Yaffa Eliach Shtetl Collection and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives. This incommensurability with consciousness, which becomes a trace of the one who knows where, is not the inoffensive relationship of a knowledge in which everything is equalised, not the indifference of spatial contiguity; it is an assimilation of me by another, a responsibility with regard to men we do not even know.

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