Som Chai meets my family & friends
I am so excited that Som Chai is now in Oz and has been granted a partner visa.
He's met my family and friends, and even come along to Uni with me.
It is wonderful having him here with me - no more lonely nights or awkward outings on my own!
I can throw my wish list in the fire now because he fulfils all my dreams. I am so proud of him - he is charismatic, generous and kind, and he is also Budhist and a meditator!
I wondered whether there was a difference between art made by a human and art made by a machine? So I made a fan that painted, and I became a painting human fan.
Conclusion: there was no difference.
Just an Ordinary Peasant is based on my uncle’s experience as an inmate at Treblinka extermination camp in 1944. His memoir recounts that while being forced to carry corpses from the gas chambers to an open-air pyre, he was handed a sack which held little children who were still alive. The guard commanded the sack be thrown into the fire. The woman I play in Just an Ordinary Peasant is a hybrid character created from the memoirs of my uncle, my parents and my own research. She sings and dances and also throws a sack of babies into the fire. This piece explores my own biases as well as questions the culpability of ‘ordinary people’ who were accomplices to the atrocities carried out during the Third Reich.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it
'The Doco' reveals snippets of our visits to several sites where the past is re-enacted and repressed memories are brought to the surface.
My father relates difficult stories, many of which we have heard before.
While on a cattle wagon, my father experiences flashbacks. He reenacts the memory of his experience on the train, heading to Auschwitz, sixty five years earlier, and appears to enter a trancelike state.
Dancing Auschwitz: The Doco
A documentary by Kris Kerehona
‘Who would have imagined...?’ Radagost Station, Lodz, Poland
'Auschwitz? What is Auschwitz?'
JUDE. Justine, Gil, Adolek, Jane, Yasmin & Sunny
The 3rd Gen
© Jane Korman 2021