Laura Horelli: Changes in Direction – a Journal
Editors: Laura Horelli ja Heidi Brunnschweiler
Photographs: several photographers and archives
Texts: Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja, Doreen Mende, Olli Löytty
Languages: English, German
Graphic design: Archive Appendix, Lilia Di Bella
Publisher: Archive Books, Berlin
Release date: April 2021
Printing: Druckhaus Gera
ISBN 9 783948 2122506
Dimensions: 23 x 16 cm (K x L)
Location: Photographic Gallery Hippolyte (Yrjönkatu 8-10, 00120 Helsinki)
Changes in Direction – a Journal offers various African-European perspectives to contemporary decolonisation debates. The Finnish-German artist Laura Horelli engages with the traumatic and complex histories of colonialism and international solidarity in Eastern Germany, Finland and Namibia. She stages micro-historical interventions in public spaces. The artist’s compilation of research, interviews and discussions in this bilingual German-English volume are enriched by contributions by the Namibian performance artist Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja, the German curator-theorist Doreen Mende and the Finnish writer Olli Löytty. Initially an exhibition project and film screenings shown in Berlin, Freiburg i. Br., Malmö, Helsinki and Windhoek, Horelli and the curator Heidi Brunnschweiler put together a volume that celebrates and critically reflects on art as a process.
Changes in Direction – a Journal is a Photobook Award 2021 finalist.