Annett Zinsmeister Sarajevo Dobrinja II

Dimensions:
60 x 60 cm

Description:
light box. All images are part of the Lost homes / Panorama series, light installation / projection, lightboxes © Annett Zinsmeister 2007-2010. All images © Annett Zinsmeister. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007-2010

Annett Zinsmeister Sarajevo frontline - Dobrinja V

Dimensions:
60 x 60 cm

Description:
light box. All images are part of the Lost homes / Panorama series, light installation / projection, lightboxes © Annett Zinsmeister 2007-2010. All images © Annett Zinsmeister. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007-2010

Annett Zinsmeister Sarajevo Land - Panorama

Dimensions:
60 x 60 cm

Description:
light box. All images are part of the Lost homes / Panorama series, light installation / projection, lightboxes © Annett Zinsmeister 2007-2010. All images © Annett Zinsmeister. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007-2010

Annett Zinsmeister Sarajevo Land - Panorama

Dimensions:
60 x 60 cm

Description:
light box. All images are part of the Lost homes / Panorama series, light installation / projection, lightboxes © Annett Zinsmeister 2007-2010. All images © Annett Zinsmeister. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007-2010

Annett Zinsmeister Sarajevo frontline - Dobrinja I

Dimensions:
60 x 60 cm

Description:
light box. All images are part of the Lost homes / Panorama series, light installation / projection, lightboxes © Annett Zinsmeister 2007-2010. All images © Annett Zinsmeister. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007-2010

Annett Zinsmeister Sarajevo frontline - Dobrinja IV

Dimensions:
50 x 50 cm

Description:
light box. All images are part of the Lost homes / Panorama series, light installation / projection, lightboxes © Annett Zinsmeister 2007-2010. All images © Annett Zinsmeister. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007-2010

Annett Zinsmeister Sarajevo Dobrinja II

Dimensions:
60 x 60 cm

Description:
light box. All images are part of the Lost homes / Panorama series, light installation / projection, lightboxes © Annett Zinsmeister 2007-2010. All images © Annett Zinsmeister. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2007-2010

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Annett Zinsmeister
Lost Homes

Directly after the end of the Bosnian War, in 1996, Annett Zinsmeister traveled to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which had endured a three-and-a-half year siege. Once there, she gleaned plenty of information on the city and documented the degree of destruction during and after the siege with Super 8 films, photographs and drawings.

Annett Zinsmeister analyzes the former front line in that she explores paths, sheltered spaces and ruins as the results of an destructive urban act. Which protected paths can one still tread and at which speed can you move when you are searching for food or water and know you can be shot by a sniper – who might be lurking in an apartment building in neighboring Grbavica – completely randomly and at any time? How do people integrate the abnormality of a state of war into the normality of their everyday life? In addition to this analysis of a city marked by war is her personal report, based on diary entries, that paints a touching picture of the conflation of historical war conditions and individual destinies.

The artist and author, Annett Zinsmeister makes with this project a contribution – located between art, architecture, media theory and politics – to the understanding of urbanity in Europe, which is not nearly as peaceful as we would like to imagine.  Jean-Baptiste Joly

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Annett Zinsmeister is a German Artist based in Berlin. She studied Fine Arts, Architecture and Media Theory. Diploma at University of Art + Design Berlin in 1997. In 2000 she started to teach and became appointed Professor in 2003. She taught at KHB – Academy of Fine Arts Berlin – Weissensee, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, State Academy of Art + Design Stuttgart, where she also was Director...