Franco and Elke J.

A photo­graph sealed under plex­i­glass and mounted (MDF), (63cm x 94.5cm)

Insur­ance value 2,000 Euros

This double-profile-portrait combines the image of a Spanish 25 peseta coin from 1957 and a cutting from a German maga­zine in 1994. On the left, into the cheek of General Franco’s face, a swastika has been carved. Oppo­site Fran­cisco is the photo­graphic image of Elke J. a disabled German teenager who claimed that skin­heads had attacked her and scratched a swastika onto her cheek. The scar­i­fi­ca­tion turned out to be self-inflicted. In the press photo her iden­tity has been protected; a black line covers her eyes making her appear anony­mous or blinkered.

Jacob’s Ladder – a collec­tion of works:

Double Portraits – a collec­tion of works:


2002 Jacob’s Ladder (solo), Hochbunker Cologne-Ehren­feld (9th Nov. 2002 Cologne’s Long Museum’s Night) (D)

2003 (8.5.) On the inter­na­tional artist data­base, the House of World cultures, Berlin (D) www​.culture​base​.net

2007 (23.3.) On the online Femi­nist Art Base: www​.brook​lyn​mu​seum​.org. The Eliz­a­beth A. Sackler Center for Femi­nist Art, The Brooklyn Museum, New York (USA)

Publi­ca­tions & Press

2011 (9.5.) Presen­ta­tion of the exhi­bi­tion Jacob’s Ladder mentioned in the Veedel (Neigh­bour­hood) Website: Hochbunker Körn­er­straße: Ein beson­derer Ort für beson­dere Kunst” (The Above Ground Bunker in Koerner Street: A Special Place for Special Art), by Jürgen Brock-Milden­berger 4veedel​.de/ Cologne (D)

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