Art exhibition at Goodenough College London marking the World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2022
Paintings, Drawings, Text and Photography
"I extract my feelings and words from my absolute night." Clarice Lispector
Die Erinnerung an meine Kindheit is a story about transformation and healing, the artist's very personal journey to his own heart and to a self worthy of love and life.
The exhibition and the same titled print publication provide an insight into the autobiographical analysis of traumatic experiences of childhood abuse. It was only decades later, while experiencing growing signs of depression and isolation, that Laurent Ziegler was able to engage with the painful recollection of these events. Through daily therapeutic practices, he captured memories in paintings, drawings, text and photography in order to give the unspeakable a name and a form.
Laurent Ziegler’s biography is not an isolated case. As their lone companion, shame separates the victim from a good, self-determined life, even after years of suffering. Die Erinnerung an meine Kindheit shows the level of suffering through abuse and especially ritual abuse in our society. The artist hopes for a collective silence to become an open dialogue. To be seen is what is needed the most.
Laurent Ziegler is a Vienna based artist with a deep curiosity about connection. His focus is on photography and performative work with a background in political science, contemporary dance and film. Laurent is a current member of the International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council (ISTAC).
The exhibition is only open to those who have registered. Please register by sending an email to email@example.com indicating the preferred date and activity.
The exhibition is open 9am - 5pm on the 28th and 9am - 3pm on the 29th.
There will also be an evening event on the 29th, 5-7pm: Event with speakers on issues of trafficking in persons. As the Event takes place in the Exhibition room, only those registered for the Event will have access to the Exhibition from 4-7pm.
Please note that while these activities are free of charge, it is mandatory to register in advance.
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