realising the incomprehensible

on his travels to japan and poland, peter michael witt visited the most famous sites of mass extermination, auschwitz and hiroshima. in his picture montages „realising the incomprehensible“, he relates the two places pictorially. he asked himself what one actually sees and feels when standing at these places of annihilation decades later. 

„views I (50° 1′ 41“ n, 19° 12‚ 18″ e | 34° 23′ 41″ n, 132° 27′ 17″ e)“ mounts two views upwards, on the left a filling shaft for cyclone b in crematorium i, on the right a view into the sky exactly at ground zero of the atomic bomb explosion. „views II“ mounts the inscription on a dustbin in the auschwitz museum and on a loaf of bread in a hiroshima bakery

views I (50° 1′ 41″ n, 19° 12′ 18″ e | 34° 23′ 41″ n, 132° 27′ 17″ e) (2022 photo print on aludibond, 290 x 97 cm)

„views II“  (2022 photo print on aludibond, 290 x 97 cm)

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