The artist book focusses on the emigration history of my own family and the border control regime during communist rule in former Czechoslovakia. Using the form of the essay, the project touches upon the visual representation of the border in propaganda films, the military service of my father as a border guard and the unreliable memories of everyone else. The book contains numerous stills and manuscripts from my video works, material from the archives of the security services and photographs taken by my deceased father.
Offset, 152 Seite, Edition: 200
Book design: Maria Cebula
This book was made possible thanks to the generous support of Kulturamt Leipzig, Stiftung Kunstfonds and Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen