Fragmented Narratives was held at alpha nova & galeria futura, Berlin, 2020. The exhibition shows two new research-based works by Sharon Paz and Elianna Renner. In their works, both artists deal with history and historical narrative and their omissions. These partially biographical approaches focus on Jewish history, anti-Semitism and racism.
Sharon Paz’s Dare to Dream is an interactive video installation that positions the viewer between reality and fiction. Based on research about the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the work is dedicated to two women: the German-Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann and Leni Riefenstahl, producer of propaganda films during the Nazi era. Paz transfers their stories with fictional characters into the present. The visitor can actively participate in the development of different storylines through choosing different response options offered by the interactive video. This also raises the question of who has the hegemony over historiography and the culture of memory.