Princeton University Library Catalog

Roee Rosen : live and die as Eva Braun and other intimate stories / editors: Edit Molnar & Marcel Schwierin ; contributions by Roee Rosen, Marcel Schwierin, Moshe Zuckermann ; translations: Jill Denton [and five others].

Author:
Rosen, Roee, 1963- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
  • English
  • German
Published/​Created:
Berlin : Sternberg Press, c2016.
Description:
251 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
Live and Die as Eva Braun and Other Intimate Stories is a bilingual edition of short writings by Roee Rosen. At the heart of this collection are three provocative texts extracted from important artworks by Rosen, offered here as genre-defying literature at the intersection between reality and fiction, speculative narrative and historical-political critique, humor and eroticism. Live and Die as Eva Braun (1995-97) leads the viewer through a virtual-reality scenario in the role of Hitler's lover. The project stirred a public and political controversy when first shown in Israel. It was later recognized by many as a watershed work concerning the representation of trauma, Nazism, and the Holocaust. When the work was presented in New York, Linda Nochlin wrote, "The experience of Live and Die, both textual and visual, is unforgettable, like nothing else." The film The Confessions of Roee Rosen (2008) offers yet another uncomfortable doubling of identity, in which three illegal female migrant workers serve as surrogates for the character "Roee Rosen." As a text, these highly condensed monologues reveal themselves to be disorienting subversions of the tradition of literary confession. Finally, the script of Hilarious (2010) offers a torturously bad attempt at dysfunctional comedy, set in the Twin Towers as they collapse.
Notes:
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, January 29 - April 10, 2016.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Language(s):
Parallel texts in English and German.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Exhibition catalogs.
  • Interviews.
  • Ausstellungskatalog Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst 29.01.2016-10.04.2016 Oldenburg
Other title(s):
Live and die as Eva Braun and other intimate stories
ISBN:
  • 9783956792403 (pbk.)
  • 3956792408
OCLC:
987197616
International Article Number:
  • 9783956792403
Related name:
RCP:
C - S