Wege in die Geschichte(n) / Road to (Hi)Stories

Wege in die Geschichte(n) / Roads to (Hi)Stories
Distanz Verlag, Berlin, 2017

Editor: Susanne Pfleger

Language: German/English
Format: 17 × 24 cm
Features: 256 pages, 238 color images and b/w images, hardcover

Texts by Magda Radu, Reinhard Spieler and Beat Wyss.

Translations: Rebecca van Dyck, Alistair Blyth, Michael Astner
Copy Editing: Caroline Gutberlet, Gloria Gustance

Design: KLASS – Büro für Gestaltung

In the works featured in this volume, Aurelia Mihai links aspects of documentation and research with fiction in a multifaceted way. Thus legends and historical incidents are frequently the occasion or the starting point for a socio critical examination of the present.
The various, in part contrasting perspectives and realities that result in the process are artfully woven together in Aurelia Mihai’s powerful visual language and merge to become evocative images. With slow camera shots she creates an inquiry into our individual concepts of reality. In doing so, she makes an important contribution to how we contemplate video art. At the same time, she reflects on the medium itself and reexamines it time and again as to how it can be made to express the artist’s vision of the past and the present.

“LUPA” is an investigative art project in which a work of ancient art (The Capitoline Wolf) and the vicissitudes of its history exemplify the accretion of meanings that constitutes an object’s contemporary significance. The ensemble consists of an art video, a series of around thirty photographs in poster formats, and this book, which also documents additional projects.

Published by DISTANZ Verlag
DISTANZ Verlag, Berlin, 2017

ISBN 978-3-95476-154-8.

Produced with the generous support of:
Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg
Braunschweig University of Art
Stiftung Kunstfonds
Kulturbehörde Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

© 2017 Aurelia Mihai, the authors.