Christoph Draeger & Heidrun Holzfeind

Tsunami Architecture by Draeger / Holzfeind

Tsunami
 Architecture 
/ 
The 
Maldives 
Chapter 
Redux
HD video, 26 min, 2013

In
 2010/2011
 Draeger
 / Holzfeind
 visited
 Southeast
 Asia
 to
 investigate
 the
 current
 state
 of
 architecture
 built
 or
 reconstructed
 in
 the
 aftermath
 of
 the
 2004
 Indian
 Ocean
 Tsunami.
 Tsunami
 Architecture
 documents
 the
 long‐term
 effects
 of
 the
 disaster
 through
 conversations
 with
 survivors,
 eyewitnesses,
 aid
 workers
 and
 rescue
 personnel.
 The
 Maldives
 Chapter
 Redux
 looks
 at
 how
 the
 flood
 of
 aid
 money
 has
 transformed
 whole
 islands,
 rebuilt
 and
 refashioned
 local
 economies
 and
 shaped
 communities
 on
 three 
islands 
in 
the 
Maldives.


 Courtesy 
of 
Lokal 
30, 
Warsaw
Y
 Gallery 
New
 York
Galerie 
Anne
de 
Villepoix, 
Paris

Christoph Draeger has been working on themes of disaster and destruction for 20 years. His conceptual projects take form in installation, video, and photo-based media to explore issues pertaining to catastrophe and media-saturated culture. Solo exhibitions include OK Centrum, Linz (w/Heidrun Holzfeind); Kunstmuseum Solothurn; Kunsthaus Zurich (w/Reynold Reynolds); Orchard Gallery, Derry; Roebling Hall, New York; CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

www.christophdraeger.com
Heidrun Holzfeind is interested in how architecture interacts with people’s everyday life. She questions immanent architectural and social utopias of modernist residential buildings, exploring the borders between history and identity, individual histories and political narratives of the present. Her work has been shown at BAWAG Contemporary Vienna; Mumok, Vienna; Camera Austria, Graz; CCS Bard; Lentos Museum Linz; Manifesta 7, Rovereto; SAPS, Mexico City, CCA, Ujazdowski castle, Warsaw.
www.heidrunholzfeind.com