Live and Die as Eva Braun and Other Intimate Stories
Edit Molnár & Marcel Schwierin (Eds.)
Live and Die as Eva Braun and Other Intimate Stories is a compilation of short writings by Israeli artist, writer and filmmaker Roee Rosen (b. 1963), following his exhibition, Live and Die as Eva Braun (1995–97), in which the viewer is led through a virtual-reality scenario in the role of Hitler’s lover. The project stirred public and political controversy when first shown in Israel and was later recognized by many as a watershed work concerning the representation of trauma, Nazism and the Holocaust. At the heart of this collection are three provocative texts by Rosen, at the intersections of reality and fiction, speculative narrative and historicalpolitical critique, and humor and eroticism. The three texts are complemented by three of Rosen’s short political-aesthetic essays, chosen to reflect the theoretical underpinnings of his approach. The catalog concludes with a conversation between the artist and historian and co-curator Moshe Zuckermann, an insightful critique of the political instrumentalization of the Holocaust. Published on the occasion of Rosen’s first survey exhibition in Germany at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg.
Softcover / 6 ½ x 9 in.
252 pp / 46 b&w
Retail Price: $29.00
EDITH-RUSS-HAUS FOR MEDIA ART, GERMANY