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From May 8th, 2015 on - marking the end of WWII in Europe on its 70th anniversary - VestAndPage walked in a month-long performance the path of war exodus that Stenke’s family went 70 years before from East Prussia to Northern Germany, this time in the opposite direction: 1110 kilometres from Hemmingstedt, Northern Germany, to Chernyakhovsk (former Insterburg) in the Russian Kaliningrad Oblast.
Along the way, the artist realized and filmed site-responsive performances, and collected film and text material on location of true events such as the Castle Insterburg, the Vistula Lagoon, or the former Stutthof Concentration Camp and seaplane base Kamp (Fort Rogowo).
On parts of the journey they were joined by the sound designer Douglas Quin and the musician Stephan Knies.
Germany (May 6 - 21, 2015)
Hemmingstedt > Beldorf > Peissen > Bad Bramstedt > Bad Segeberg > Lübeck > Dassow > Zierow > Nakenstorf > Güstrow > Reuterstadt-Stavenhagen > Siedenbollentin > Ückeritz
Poland (May 21 - 31, 2015)
Międzyzdroje > Dziwnówek > Niechorze > Mrzeżyno > Kołobrzeg > Koszalin > Wicko > Łeba > Gdansk > Sztutowo > Krynica Morska > Frombork > Braniewo
Russia (June 1 - 12, 2015)
Chernyakhovsk > Kaliningrad