Invented Traditions - Imagined Communities
In her three exhibited short films, Silke Schönfeld (*1988) focuses on memories, rituals, ideologies and processes of identity formation. In doing so, she focuses on social (marginal) phenomena and structures shaped by community. Schönfeld addresses the emergence of stereotypes and prejudices and the resulting responsibility of the individual – without moralizing. Instead, she focuses on ambiguity and open spaces for the audience to think. Schönfeld’s cinematic works move in a diffuse area between staging and documentation.