›Voice and Shells‹

© MAYA SCHWEIZER / VG BILD-KUNST, BONN

Maya Schweizer's ›Voice and Shells‹ (2020, 18 min) is a cinematic exploration of the traces of National Socialism in Munich. The collage of found footage and new footage, shot by the author, navigates between historical citations, searching for traces and city history. In doing so, it seeks out the sediments of history. Starting with the canal system, Schweizer shows façades of central Nazi buildings such as the Haus der Kunst or the Feldherrnhalle. The motif of the slinky holds the chain of visual associations together, becoming a cinematographic object that brings interior and exterior views in dialogue with one another. 'Voice and Shells' links spaces and times to render (immaterial) history and the fragility of memories visible.