Here is Some Place Else /
Hier ist Woanders

Digital video (4K UHD in 2.35:1) with stereo audio
German audio (with optional English subtitles)
Duration 28:10 mins

Here is Some Place Else / Hier ist Woanders is a short film about landscape, the idea of home, lost places and the echo of memory. The first longer documentary work of artist Ciarán Walsh, it was shot between late 2022 and early 2023 along the borders of a lignite surface mine in Oberlausitz, in a family home in the town of Weißwasser, and in the Haus der Geschichte (Museum of History of the Federal Republic of Germany) in Bonn.

The film explores the memory culture surrounding the disappeared village of Tzschelln, evacuated and demolished in the late 1970s to make way for the mine. Centred on a number of audio interviews that juxtapose with impressions of the landscape and photographic, archival and museological materials, the film navigates the relationship between the absence of a place and the resistant acts of memory that retain it.

This work was made possible through the financial support of a ‘NeuStart Kultur’ stipend from Stiftung Kunstfonds (Bonn, Germany).