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"Do All Oceans Have Walls?" 17.05. 1998 - 26.07.1998

Eva Schaerf, Eran & Meyer

"Documentary Credit", Digital video, 71 minutes, colour, sound, in room installation with molton and wood, variable dimensions, Location: GAK association of modern art

In economic usage, the term “Documentary Credit” refers to a payment term between buyer and seller that includes a bank loan, in order to ensure the reliability of the buyer. In political terms it describes a kind of security, which is not only based on the loss of confidence of people in each other, but also recreates the mistrust. It’s about the risk of trust that both parties take. The movie “Documentary Credit” by artists Eran Schaerf and Eva Meyer, presented in the GAK (association of modern art), offers the viewers an insight in refugee camps, in Palestinian- and Jewish villages. At the same time documentation and fiction are not always uniquely defined. The viewer runs the risk of trust. The documentary needs the credit that it shows reality.

“Documentary Credit” is more a cinematic essay, whose editing and sound let the footage illuminate and contradict itself. The concept of the risk of trust is realised cinematically.

(Translated from catalogue text)

20 local and international artists participated in the exhibition project „Do all Oceans Have Walls“ launched by GAK (association of modern art)

Along the Weser river, they produced art works, which are typical for the urban situation in Bremen and therewith created some kind of urban redefinition. Focus of interest was the direct face-off with the public to encourage new experiences with the environment.

Participants: Dennis Adams, Biefer / Zgraggen, Olafur Eliasson, Annika Eriksson, Malachi Farrell, Peter Friedl, Lucy Gunning, Fabrice Gygi, Alfredo Jaar, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Ange Leccia, Claude Lévêque, Ann Lislegaard, Aernout Mik, Marylène Negro, Hinrich Sachs, Eran Schaerf und Eva Meyer, Ross Sinclair, Bob & Roberta Smith, Stephen Willats Curators of the project: Horst Griese, Eva Schmidt


Do All Oceans Have Walls?

Herausgeber: Griese, Horst; Schmidt, Eva
Text: Eine Ausstellung in 21 Projekten. 17.Mai - 26.Juli 1998 in Bremen
Jahr: 1998
ISBN: 3-926865-18-0