In the series Moving Bodies/Moving Images, showing films from Bulgaria and Germany Blinkvideo is happy to present the the 3rd pair of artists Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova and Teboho Edkins.
Curator: Ludwig Seyfarth
A cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria
Although Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova and Teboho Edkins each produced a video in entirely different cultural contexts, they pose a similar question: how are biographies remembered through images?
Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova's film A Made-up Story takes us through an abandoned house in the countryside. The camera focuses first on the partially rotted furniture and equipment, including an old camera, of the previous owner. . .
Teboho Edkins' film Initiation also begins with a photo that could come from a family album. It shows a white child in the traditional shepherd's dress of Lesotho, where Edkins grew up. It is in fact a photograph of the artist himself as a 6 year old. . .
Please have a look to the films of Teboho Edkins and Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova