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Drawings, Video, 2019

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The video combines the text of The Bacchae by Euripides with google-images of tourists in front of the Parthenon temple, drawings and fotos of the "Elgin Marbles" in the British Museum in London and images of architectures in Londons financial district. The so called "Elgin Marbles" are fragments of figural groups of the Parthenonfrieze / Akropolis. These fragments were factually stolen by Lord Elgin, a British ambassador in 1801; he sold them to the British National Museum and today they belong to its most famous collection pieces. The video will show the difference between the image of the ideal and ever lasting Greek culture and the brutal destruction of the temples that has occurred throughout history. 

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