NXT creatives

Erik Wiedenhof

HKU Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht

Prisoners of War: a Point of View

Prisoners of War: a Point of View is a multidisciplinary cooperation between Erik Wiedenhof and Lion van den Brand. This cinematic work explores the traces that the Second World War left on artist Lion van den Brand's family. Audio recordings of van den Brand's careful quest for the incomprehensible influence of his grandfather's war-torn past is given a visual journey through Thailand, filmed from a train, car, and boat that travels into the distance. A semicircular projection screen immerses the viewer into the guilt-ridden landscape that the filmmakers enter and, later, leave. With Prisoners of War: a Point of View, the creators trace a trail through the traumatic past that, by dreamlike movements, is both evoked and exorcised.