Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani

Nina Fischer b. 1965, Maroan el Sani b. 1966. Lives and works in Berlin. Fischer & el Sani critically reflect in their highly aesthetic films, photographs and installations the rise and fall of modernity and the intense and uncanny relationship between our contemporary society and utopian projects. Their work is a permanent pursuit of and negotiation with the transition of time. They participated in the Gwangju Biennale (1995), Manifesta 4, Frankfurt (2002), Biennale of Sydney (2002), Istanbul Biennial (2010) and have held solo shows at Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (2007), the Museum of Modern Art, Austin (2012) and Museo Arte Moderna, Recife (2013).

I Live in Fear?After March 11, 2013
HD, single channel video installation, color, stereo, 29 min
니나 피셔&마로안 엘 사니
Courtesy the artists and Galerie Eigen+Art (Leipzig/Berlin)
For their movie I Live in Fear?After March 11, Fischer & el Sani invited refugees who escaped from the aftereffects of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima to a screening of Akira Kurosawa’s film I live in fear?Record of a living being (1955) to re-evaluate Kurosawa’s concerns after the nuclear weapon tests at the Bikini Atoll in the 1950’s. The screening triggered an identification-process of the fugitives with the protagonist of Kurosawa’s movie, as they recognized their similar desperate situation. It was followed by an experimental setup of cinematic improvisations with refugees and actors, focusing on the exploration of fears and uncertainties surrounding the nuclear catastrophe and ongoing threat of radiation. [Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani]