Between reenactment and iconic image, backdrop and original: a replica of the Reichstag building near Moscow, erected in 2017 for a large-scale reenactment of the storming of the Reichstag by the Red Army in May 1945, is the starting point for the multi-part work Rekapitulieren. From November 2020 to March 2021, it was on view in an exhibition of the same name by Juliane Jaschnow at IDEAL art space in Leipzig.
The Reichstag replica is covered with large printed tarpaulins that imitate a barricaded facade destroyed by battles. For the extensive photomontage, a particular bullet hole image template was primarily used and applied in various scales. As part of the exhibition, the poster "Bullet hole, iStock by Getty Images" refers to the status of this image template as a stock image - a product of image agencies, produced in advance and ready as a globalized commodity free of context and open to meaning, timeless and placeless. The exhibition's confrontation raises the question of a culture of remembrance in the context of global image circulation and seemingly diverging perceptions of reality.
With the counterpart of a mobile billboard, Juliane Jaschnow placed the media fragment in a direct relationship with the original event location in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin on March 18, 2021.
Förderung: Stadt Leipzig, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, KdFS