Primo Levi - Return to Auschwitz

6th September 2007 by michael
activism | documentary | education | historical | interview | memoir

Primo Levi
Return to Auschwitz – clip (1982, 1.95MB, 18 secs)

A tiny fragment today, but oh what a fragment.
An extract from an Italian television documentary
about a visit to the site of the Auschwitz extermination camp,
where he had previously been incarcerated for a year,
by the great Italian writer Primo Levi, who died 20 years ago this last April.
Levi wrote the indispensable memoir of the Holocaust,
‘If This is a Man’ ( in the US called ‘Survival in Auschwitz’).
Apparently this documentary used to be available on the net in its entirety.
If anyone can point us to a copy we’ll post the whole thing.
This tiny clip is nonetheless a key one. NEVER AGAIN!

Treehouse Kit – Guy Ben-Ner

1st June 2007 by doron
animation | arts | community | conceptual | documentary arts | exhibition | furniture | installation | memoir | performance | satire | video

Treehouse Kit (excerpt) (2005, 2.3MB, 1 min.)

Excerpt from a single channel video installation and sculpture by Guy Ben-Ner.
“Treehouse Kit” consists of a large wooden tree created from recombined, generic furniture.
The sculpture is presented along with an instructional style video in which Ben-Ner
(in swim trunks and a huge beard, a cross between Robinson Crusoe and an archetypical Israeli settler) converts the pre-fab tree back into a rudimentary home.

Originally commissioned for the Israeli Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale 2005.