Finding Winnetou

Finding Winnetou

Starting point is the cultural context of Germany. Winnetou, the fictional character, created by the German writer Karl May in the late 19th century, as the object of projections. With these projections in my luggage I traveled to New Mexico.

Finding Winnetou

Starting point is the cultural context of Germany. Winnetou, the fictional character, created by the German writer Karl May in the late 19th century, as the object of projections. With these projections in my luggage I traveled to New Mexico.

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Wild West | exhibition

The exhibition Wild West has been created as a traveling show by the artists: Stefka Ammon, Björn Hegardt, Ethan Jackson and Gudrun RauwolfStationen: (Berlin) augenblick – raum für Gegenwartskunst, Philadelphia, USA basekamp, Lubbock, TX, Landmark Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, magnifico art space.

Wild West | exhibition

The exhibition Wild West has been created as a traveling show by the artists: Stefka Ammon, Björn Hegardt, Ethan Jackson and Gudrun RauwolfStationen: (Berlin) augenblick – raum für Gegenwartskunst, Philadelphia, USA basekamp, Lubbock, TX, Landmark Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, magnifico art space.

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Shoot out

Fotoseries, Foothills Albuquerque, 2003                                  

Shoot out

Fotoseries, Foothills Albuquerque, 2003                                  

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Stereo Landscapes

Stereoscopy is an outdated medium for picturing far away places of yearning. In New Mexico your are being overwhelmed by the landscape and the vastness of the skies. Actually it seems totally impossible that Karl May has never been here.

Stereo Landscapes

Stereoscopy is an outdated medium for picturing far away places of yearning. In New Mexico your are being overwhelmed by the landscape and the vastness of the skies. Actually it seems totally impossible that Karl May has never been here.

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Finding Winnetou

During the first phase of my research on the phenomenon Winnetou I read the novels and biographies of Karl May. I also looked into the interpretation of the Winnetou-Store in Schilderns’ audio plays, movies and on (open-air) stages throughout Germany.

Finding Winnetou

During the first phase of my research on the phenomenon Winnetou I read the novels and biographies of Karl May. I also looked into the interpretation of the Winnetou-Store in Schilderns’ audio plays, movies and on (open-air) stages throughout Germany.

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My Winnetou | movie

At home he turns on his big TV for me and puts in “Geronimo” on DVD. The longer the film goes on, the more uncomfortable I feel. Ray’s great-grandfather was Geronimo’s half brother and was with him until the end.

My Winnetou | movie

At home he turns on his big TV for me and puts in “Geronimo” on DVD. The longer the film goes on, the more uncomfortable I feel. Ray’s great-grandfather was Geronimo’s half brother and was with him until the end.

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Winnetou found

Below are some of the things I stumbled upon during the nearly three years I spent investigating this topic (also part of our shows in the USA WILDWEST, in order to illustrate the extent of Germany’s fascination with the “Indianer”).

Winnetou found

Below are some of the things I stumbled upon during the nearly three years I spent investigating this topic (also part of our shows in the USA WILDWEST, in order to illustrate the extent of Germany’s fascination with the “Indianer”).

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