Single Channel Video and Stereo Sound (6 minutes)
On Site Assistance from Yuske Taninaka
Costume Development from Tanja Bombach
Funded by Musikfonds e.V. STIP-II
May 2022 - October 2022
Ghost of Aural Trauma (G.O.A.T.)
Ghost of Aural Trauma (G.O.A.T.) is a confrontation between a visitor and an architecture of war whose friction produces echoes from its past.
The particular geometry of the WWII air raid shelter known as the Winkelturme was invented as an air raid shelter to deflect falling bombs without immediate detonation.
Goats were placed inside during the initial safety tests in 1936 to understand whether an explosion would prove safe for its inhabitants.
While after the explosion the goats appeared to be unharmed, they had in fact been deafened by the shelter's interior shockwave.
The film depicts a figure engaging with some of the towers that still exist today in Zossen through collecting field recordings and eventually performing foley.
Other bodies begin to appear throughout the town and populate the towers themselves.