in 2018, hennric jokeit, a photo artist and neuroscientist in zurich, spent a few days in the vast, deserted southwest of the greek island of rhodes. it is only 20 kilometers away from the turkish coast. the beaches are flat and the land sparsely populated. on a stretch of beach less than 200 meters long, he discovered dozens of sandals, shoes and flip-flops, mostly in pitiful condition, not a single pair was found among them. they were “made in syria”, “china”, “turkey”, “south africa”.
in the three audio images, the photographs of these finds come together with text excerpts — read by actresses elisa plüss and susanne-marie wrage — from the old testament around themes of flight, conquest, and migration, and condense into a touching and somber work in experimental video art aesthetics by elvira isenring and a sound composition by rolf laureijs.
the premiere took place in three parts:
part i (fright): 23. april 2020 | part ii (fight): 24. april 2020 | part iii (flight): 25. april 2020 | 8 pm each
period: 29. april – 13. juni 2020
location: neumarkt digital
Konzept & Komposition: Hennric Jokeit, Hayat Erdoğan, Elvira Isenring, Rolf Laureijs
Fotographien: Hennric Jokeit
Stimmen: Elisa Plüss, Susanne-Marie Wrage
Dramaturgie: Hayat Erdoğan
Sound: Rolf Laureijs
Video: Elvira Isenring