Lichtung exhibition at NAE

The exhibition Lichtung is inspired by the memorial gardens at the Holocaust centre and is on display at the New Art Exchange.

Created by Katja Hock, a Nottingham based artist and university lecturer, the black and white series of prints and moving image projection appears through various windows 24 hours a day.

Hock, 47, said: “I’ve been doing woodland photography for awhile but never touched on the holocaust as I didn’t think I had a right to address it, but I think it is my generations responsibility to remember.

“We wanted to bring the work to a place where people weren’t specifically thinking about the Holocaust.

“With the NAE being what it is, working with ethnic minorities, in an area with the highest density of different communities, including a Jewish community and religious backgrounds, it is the ideal place.

“It is important to have the work in an area where people are living even though it is not their home.”

Simon Foulds, 45, communications manager at The National Holocaust Centre said: “Katja got in touch with us as she was taken aback by the one thousand roses in our memorial gardens dedicated to remembering people who were killed in the holocaust.

“For some people it is a really special place as it is the only place in the world where they can remember a relative.

“At the centre, we are conscious that over the next five to ten years we will no longer have survivors here to talk to visitors, so we have developed the Forever project where we have filmed ten survivors in 3D, so people can still come and watch their story.”

Lichtung is on the exterior of the NAE building and runs until April 22.

On the April 11, the Forever Project will be showcased at the NAE alongside Katja’s work.