Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
October 13th - 19th
Ulrike’s work explores and researches history and representation
through evocative site related installations and interventions.
She will create the Strassenmuseum [street museum] to engage with
particular histories of Liverpool to develop dialogue and engage
with the public.
For ten years I have been exploring and researching the history
of victims and survivors of German Genocide in European countries.
I traced out the fate of children and adults in villages and cities
in Poland, Italy, The Netherlands and Germany. In site related installations
and public interventions I evoke the images of victims in extraordinary
places like bridges, backyards, clinics, bunkers, fortezzas or simply
in the street. In Liverpool I will show the images of jewish children
of the Kindertransport 1938/39 who were rescued by British families
I will present mementoes of children mounted on felt and transparent
paper, exposed in chests, drawers and shelves in my MOBILE STREET
MUSEUM. This museum on wheels will be pulled into the streets round
the Bluecoat in Liverpool to develop a dialogue with random passengers
in the street. I want to collect experiences and memories of host
families, who rescued the German children. As German artist and
historian I want to engage in a dialogue about the extraordinary
European history used to be national history with monuments of national
heroes and military triumphs. With my mobile street museum I want
to collect grass root memories from different countries against
the images of heroes and enemies.