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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.

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

Born in 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently based in Stockholm.

Felice Hapetzeder is a video artist with MFA degree from Konstfack Fine Arts at Konstfack College of Art, Crafts and Design in 2002. He is interested in cultural heritage production and manipulation of collective memory and oblivion. He works both independently and in collaboration with others. Collaborative projects include Local A. with the artist Jenny Berntsson and Carousell with artists Marit Lindberg, Kristina Kvalvik and Henrik Lund Jørgensen. Hapetzeder also works as an independent manager of art projects, often by way of international exchanges.