This project explores new methods to prevent racism and antisemitism among young people. It transposes the workshop-based methodology developed in a pilot project in Łódź, Poland. The new project treats the fate of Norwegian Jews deported from Trondheim in 1942. The exploration of drawing as a tool for learning will continue in this branch of the project. Is the message altered when a site-specific methodology is used in a new place; how does that affect the culture semiotic aspects?
B-O-O-K explores innovative book design approaches merging with experimental artist books and challenges our expectations of what illustration can be. Illustration as tangible objects is a central aspect explored. Holocaust teaching and mediation have since the end of WWII developed certain common design features and color combinations. May new design practices make us understand forgotten or unseen aspects of what happened? The artistic research will be concluded in September in Bergen, Norway as part of the 80th commemoration of the Wielka Szpera which happened in the Litzmannstadt ghetto, Lodz, Poland.
This project is a continuation of the artistic research by Hilde Kramer in Lodz, Poland during the period 2016 to 2020.
This project examines illustration executed outside its traditional realm. Accepting the obligation to operate in the service of an idea and to communicate something particular, the project seeks to identify a specific illustration methodology and constituted knowledge, and investigate these through the medium of sound, beginning with central topoi in visual storytelling such as ‘character/ actor’, ‘scenography/ environment’ ‘narrative images' ’dramaturgy’/’plot’ and 'style'. May the transposition lead to new understanding of the field of illustration? The mediated content is the layered history of a small suburban place of south east Norway, Momarken; an ancient market place and arena for horse racing, that had a near escape from becoming the last Nazi-German concentration camp built on European territory.