POLAK – Stages of Memory


Title: POLAK – Stages of Memory, 2015/2018, 24:00
Short synopsis
The massacre at Rumbula Forest near Riga (30 November and 8 December 1941), the diary written by Doron Polak’s father during his imprisonment at Riga Ghetto, his survival and the memory of all had and has an fundamental influence on the performative work of the Israeli performance artist. Agricola de Cologne’s film is interpreting the historical and artistic roots by referring to the artistic inventions Doron Polak was realising on occasion of “A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012” and “A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013”.

Director: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Cinematorgraphy: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Production: The New Museum of Networked Art
Year pf production: 2015
Originalö footage shot in Riga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania)
video format : PAL HD mp4
exhibition format: mp4, DVD, BlueRay
Collection: SFC – Shoah Film Collection – http://sfc.engad.org/video/