Felice Hapetzeder –Image of a Traitor (complete), 2017, 9:45
The material is based on an encounter with a person from childhood with links to Nazi Germany who suddenly turned up in my hometown. How come he was not dead yet, after all these years? And why had he come here, had he found out about my work dealing with him? The act of filming became a protective action revealing a repetition of the wordless shame of childhood of not being able to adequately react to an abhorrent ideology.
Felice Hapetzeder – Curti, 2008, 8:31 (Trailer)
The first work in Limits of forgiveness is the video Onkel Kurti (HDV video 23 min 2008). Hapetzeder uses prejudicial utterances as heard in famous tourist sites in Istanbul. The work additionally reflects his struggle with his growing up, in part with a hibernated Nazi, from Second World War, as a godfather. The film takes the form of a violent but also humorous encounter with Turkish culture. Thematically it expresses a question on generational transferred guilt and trauma. Produced during a residency at IASPIS Platform Garanti in Istanbul
Born in Stockholm 1973. Studied at Konstfack, University College of Arts Crafts and Design, art department, MFA in 2002. Postgraduate video project Royal Institute of Art 2002-03. Exhibitions and screenings include: 2017: A Video Art History, Galleri 54 Gothenburg. 2016: (the question) Husby konsthall. Sculptural Pavilion Haninge konsthall. Sculptural Pavilion Community Arts Triennial Finland. 2015: (the question) Black Sesame Space, Institute for Provocation, Beijing. Carousell Skånes Konstförening, Malmö. Imago Mundi, Palazzo Cini, Venice. Athens Digital Arts Festival, On Public Space. Video Library in Les Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.