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Onkel Kurti
Felice Hapetzeder

Felice Hapetzeder has been brought up, at least in periods of his adolescence, by a convinced national-socialist in Austria who took part in the war and never regretted it or changed his beliefs. Onkel Kurti reflects the artists struggle with this inheritance and the possibility to be affected by it. To measure this, Hapetzeder investigates his strongest possible prejudice on Turkish culture in order to understand if it is something original, or, as suspected, in fact something inherently western. This is given the form of a violent, biased but also humorous meeting with Turkish culture. The work with Limits of forgiveness about second or third generation experiences of war is an ongoing project.

Keywords Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Personal
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:23:20
Language English
Color Color
Year 2008
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About the artist

Felice Hapetzeder

Felice Hapetzeder is a visual artist (b 1973) with MFA degree from the Fine Arts department at Konstfack College of Art, Crafts and Design. He is lecturer and head of curriculum of BA in Fine Arts at Novia University from 2021. He is interested in the energy, aesthetics and social context of creative practice as well as in how identity and memory are influenced by different factors. His methods span across video art, installation, sculpture, workshop-performance and photography. He works both independently and in collaboration with others. Collaborations include Tullkomplexet (The City Limit Complex) from 2021, Samtidskonst i Bro (Contemporary art in Bro community) 2017 to 2021, the video art exchange collaboration Carousell 2013-2018, artist duo Local A. 2008-2017 and ak28 independent art space in Stockholm 2003-2008.