Walter Benjamin Mines

Lisa Fittko‘s Memoirs, chapter on Walter Benjamin when crossing the Pyrenees mountains. Read by Cambridge drama students and alternated with testimonial evidence of displaced people in 1940. The sound effects are taken from walking on Wei Wei’s sunflower seeds exhibition in the Tate Modern.

 

VICTORIA MINES (PYRENEES), where refugees between 1936-45 took refuge in when crossing the treacherous mountains to flee from conflict.