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Performance: »The Fourth Entity« by Alma Suljević

Friday, 27 September 2019, 14:00

»The Fourth Entity« by Alma Suljević

Adress:Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
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Entry: free
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»The Fourth Entity« by Alma Suljević

In her performance The Fourth Entity Alma Suljević draws attention to to the enduring effects of the bombing of Berlin during the Second World War. To this day unexploded bombs are found at intervals. The air raids were heaviest in 1944 und 1945, targeting in particular Berlin’s arms factories and other industries in the strategic air war. In Kreuzberg alone there were up to eight hundred firms working for the Nazi industry and enabling the enormous expansion of the German military.

Alma Suljević first performed this piece in Sarajevo, in response to the consequences of the use of mines in Bosnia and Herzegovinas in the war of 1992–95. She sold earth from cleared minefields and donated the proceeds to the time-consuming and extremely expensive work of demining the country. The work underlines the consequences of the arms trade, where a mine is cheap to buy but costs a fortune to remove.



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