Michelle Medenblik’s work ZONE is part documentary, part conceptual, and is based on extensive research, interviews, and many visits to the former Stasi Headquarters and the former Stasi prison in Berlin.
Sketches on transparent paper allow Belle Shafir to restudy her history. She deals with the gap between the stories captured in the family photo albums and her own vague memories. The characters of the albums are revived in short animations.
“The Zone. Erich Honecker – Prison Head Office”, Michelle Medenblik, 2014