der bruch - kintsugi europa (versuch)*

the number of 6 million jews killed seems incomprehensible. but you can visualise it: if you line up 6 million people, you get a human chain of incredible 3,500 kilometres. this corresponds to the distance bordeaux – moscow. peter michael witt drew a 1940 adac map of europe on aludibond and gilded a fine line between bordeaux and moscow.

in doing so, he was using a japanese repair technique for broken ceramics that he learned from his wife. 

the rupture – kintsugi europe (attempt)

"der bruch - kintsugi europa (versuch)" papier auf aludibond, blattgold (115 x 87,5 cm)

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