Cristoph Draeger & Heidrun Holzfeind
HD video, 26 min, 2013
In 2010/2011 Draeger / Holzfeind visited Southeast Asia to investigate the current state of architecture built or reconstructed in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Tsunami Architecture documents the long‐term effects of the disaster through conversations with survivors, eyewitnesses, aid workers and rescue personnel. The Maldives Chapter Redux looks at how the flood of aid money has transformed whole islands, rebuilt and refashioned local economies and shaped communities on three islands in the Maldives.
Courtesy of Lokal 30, Warsaw; Y Gallery New York; Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
Christoph Draeger has been working on themes of disaster and destruction for 20 years. His conceptual projects take form in installation, video, and photo-based media to explore issues pertaining to catastrophe and media-saturated culture. Solo exhibitions include OK Centrum, Linz (w/Heidrun Holzfeind); Kunstmuseum Solothurn; Kunsthaus Zurich (w/Reynold Reynolds); Orchard Gallery, Derry; Roebling Hall, New York; CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.
Heidrun Holzfeind is interested in how architecture interacts with people’s everyday life. She questions immanent architectural and social utopias of modernist residential buildings, exploring the borders between history and identity, individual histories and political narratives of the present. Her work has been shown at BAWAG Contemporary Vienna; Mumok, Vienna; Camera Austria, Graz; CCS Bard; Lentos Museum Linz; Manifesta 7, Rovereto; SAPS, Mexico City, CCA, Ujazdowski castle, Warsaw.