DOM FELIKSA SERIES
 
  Prints by Diane Sophrin
  
exhibited at the

Brody ArtYard Gallery
June 21, 2014
- 16:00

Vasvári Pál u. 8
VI District, Budapest
 

as part of the  
THE YELLOW-STAR HOUSES PROJECT - JUNE 21, 2014




 



DOM FELIKSA - HOUSE OF FELIKS

 

THIS SERIES IS ABOUT HOUSE AS FAMILY, HOUSE AS HOME, HOUSE AS IDENTITY,
HOUSE REPRESENTING LOSS OF ALL.

 

IN THE SHOAH, BEREFT OF HOME, SHOVED OUT, SHOVED IN, SHORN OF IDENTITY AND CLINGING TO THEIR VERY SOULS,
JEWS WERE SURROUNDED BY BRICK WALLS - THESE VERY BRICK WALLS, HERE ON THIS VERY STREET, IN THIS VERY HOUSE
- mine for over a decade, unaware!

 

NEARBY IN POLAND, MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER FELIKS SZCZECINSKI DIED AN OLD MAN JUST BEFORE THE CATASTROPHE.
HOUSE OF FELIKS, HIS DOM FELIKSA, WAS WIPED OUT.

 

HOUSE AS FAMILY, HOUSE AS HOME, HOUSE AS IDENTITY, ALL LOST
- except for a few, including mine!

 

IN 2005 I WENT TO ŁÓDŹ TO WALK MY FAMILY'S STREETS AND PHOTOGRAPH THEIR HOUSES.
FROM THESE PHOTOS I CREATED 
ŁÓDŹ: THE RETURNING (ŁÓDŹ: A VISSZATÉRÉS) EXHIBITED IN 2008 IN BUDAPEST.
A LARGE MONOPRINT SERIES THEN FOLLOWED, OF WHICH TEN ARE PRESENTED HERE.

A GROUP OF ANCILLARY DIGITALLY MANIPULATED IMAGES ARE EXHIBITED AS WELL.

 DIANE SOPHRIN

JUNE, 2014





DOM FELIKSA - monoprints

          



            



   






DOM FELIKSA - manipulated digital images

 
       



        

       




DOM FELIKSA - documentary photographs


       



               








THE YELLOW-STAR HOUSES PROJECT - JUNE 21, 2014
 


A memorial event on the 70th anniversary of the Yellow-Star Houses
in Budapest, Hungary
June 21, 2014

organized by
The Open Society Archives

in partnership with
1956 Institute and Oral History Archive
Beszélő
Budapest City Archives
Budapest History Museum
Budapest 100
Centropa
Cervantes Institute in Budapest
Cirko Gejzir
Falk Art Fórum
Gabbiano
Gláser Jakab Emlékalapítvány
Goethe Institute in Budapest
Gólem Theatre
Hungarian National Museum
Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library
Nemzeti Munkaügyi Hivatal
ÓVÁS! Association
Petőfi Museum of Literature
Polish Institute in Budapest
Radnóti Theater
Robert Capa Kortárs Fotográfiai Központ
USC Shoah Foundation
Visionteam

 





  
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