Katz lies with two gravestones covered in cloth. She found these gravestones in a Berlin cemetery garbage. They are produced by the German State and are from an area of the cemetery dedicated to “victims” from the World War II period: the men and women were German soldiers, police officers, air force officers, SS personnel, prisoners of war, and civilians.
Katz’s work with these gravestones pertains to humanizing “the other“, and naming the nameless. Lying with My Partner emphasizes being, in stillness and perhaps even dependency, with this”other”.
Curated by Ciprian Ciuclea and Olivia Nitis
Photography: Ciprian Ciulclea
Performance dress: Kahori Furukawa
The stones are produced by the German Federal Government, in keeping with the “ Law on the Preservation of the Graves of the Victims of War and Tyranny”, a federal policy to commemorate victims of violence from several historical periods, including World War II.