in Bitterfeld-


Artist Anke Heelemann spent a year collecting private photographs relating to Bitterfeld-Wolfen. Visitors can rewrite the history of the town on an oversized album page with the collected images and text material.

What picture do private photographs paint of life and the upheavals in the ORWO town of Bitterfeld-Wolfen? How did the people here capture their world photographically? Anke Heelemann spent a year searching for private photos and stories in several collection points. Thanks to numerous contributions, she was able to collect a wide variety of personal perspectives – from photo albums, memory boxes and brigade diaries, across the last century. The pictures show the everyday aspects of life, as well as the remarkable and the unusual – family celebrations, everyday scenes, excursions. But they also casually reveal the history of a region. Heelemann has now edited the photo collection and invites visitors to the festival to design and comment on the pages of this photo album with the photographs, captions and quotes. In this way, visitors can record their own individual perspective on yesterday, today and tomorrow and together shed new light on the history of Bitterfeld-Wolfen.

A big thank you to all the contributors and the collection points: the Wolfen Industrial and Film Museum, the Bitterfeld District Museum, the Irene Bicycle House and the Bitterfeld-Wolfen Town and Tourist Information Office.

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