As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography - Online Programme view NOSTALGIA by Monika K. Adler, on now through to 12 June 2022 as part of the Disruption [raruraru] theme:
NOSTALGIA tells the story of an immigrant’s remembrance of a life disrupted by war. Cold earth and blackened gun-metal. Taking with you only the most precious and essential. Cast alone amongst thousands; forced, overnight, to leave their home, their family, their animals, and the places they love; fractious, precarious, putting their lives in the hands of strangers. You still feel it, every moment. It’s hard to forget who you used to be, and what was once yours. The new identity is painful, one described by your nationality, an absence, and the place where your heart still lies.
Monika K. Adler is an acclaimed photographer and avant-garde filmmaker, known for her challenging and provocative photography and experimental films. Her works have shown in hundreds of film festivals, art museums and galleries worldwide. Adler graduated from The European Academy of Photography, Warsaw, and Wojciech Gerson's National School of Fine Arts. She first gained attention with the transgressive art-film Chernobyl of Love (2012), filmed in Ukraine, near the ruins of the 1986 nuclear accident. Her upcoming feature film, Sick Bacchus, tells a story of pathological consumption amongst London's wealthy elite.
AUCKLAND FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
MONIKA K. ADLER: NOSTALGIA, 2022