Gabriela von Seltmann
Gabriela (Gabi) von Seltmann
Gabriela (Gabi) von Seltmann (Hilchenbach/Warsaw) is one of the participants and proponents of Jewish culture in Poland (Foreign Policy/USA, 2020). Von Seltmann’s projects aim to preserve and revive the rich heritage of Jewish culture in Europe. After studying in Krakow and Aix-en-Provence, she has realized numerous artistic projects in Europe, the USA, and Israel. Her portfolio includes animated videos, documentaries, avant-garde music theater, and large-scale visual projects. She has also worked on film productions by Volker Schlöndorff and with Axel Prahl (special effects).
Popesz Csaba Láng & Elwira Wojtunik
Popesz Csaba Láng & Elwira Wojtunik (Elektro Moon Vision)
The Polish-Hungarian artist couple Elwira Wojtunik and Popesz Csaba Láng (Krakow) are present on almost every continent under the label Elektro Moon Vision: Their interactive multimedia installations, animations, and augmented reality art projects, which they conceive for museums, galleries, theaters, concerts, and exhibitions, have been and can currently be seen in Berlin, Istanbul, New York, Rome, Tehran, Vienna, and Yokohama, for example.
Marcin Lenarczyk (DJ Lenar)
Marcin Lenarczyk (Warsaw), aka DJ Lenar, is an internationally sought-after film composer, sound designer, sound engineer, and avant-garde musician. He became best known for his combination of historical recordings and electronic music. In 2017 he was nominated for the Polish Film Award.
Born in Chernobyl, Ukraine, and trained in Tel Aviv and Vienna, singer Sveta Kundish (Berlin) is as much at home in concert halls as she is in synagogues. Since 2018, she has led services in the Braunschweig Jewish Community as prayer leader and cantor. Sveta Kundish’s repertoire includes a variety of Jewish musical styles. Her performances of traditional and contemporary songs in Yiddish are particularly popular.
Photographer and papercut artist Monika Krajewska (Warsaw) has devoted herself to Jewish art for over 40 years. Her photo books published in the 1980s and 1990s were pioneering works of documentation of Jewish cemeteries in Poland. With her artworks, she has revived the craft of Eastern European Jewish papercuts, which was largely erased by the Nazi regime. Her works, which are exhibited in synagogues, museums, and private collections, combine traditional symbols of Judaism with contemporary interpretations.
Marek Gajczak (Kraków) is one of the most important cinematographers and directors of contemporary Polish film. A graduate of the renowned Łódz Film School, he has worked with Małgorzata Szumowska and Anna Jadowska, among others, and has won numerous awards.
Uwe von Seltmann
Uwe von Seltmann
Uwe von Seltmann (Hilchenbach/Warsaw) collaborates as a freelance author, researcher, and project manager with organizations in Germany, Poland, Israel, the USA, and Ukraine, among others. For more than 30 years, he has been concerned with documenting Jewish history and culture and the familial, social, and political effects of the Nazi era on the present. Most recently, his work Wir sind da! [We Are Here], the official book for the anniversary year „1700 years of Jewish life in Germany,“ was published in March 2021. (homunculus verlag Erlangen).
Siegen Synagogue Projection and Great Warsaw Synagogue projection will be made by CA VISUAL Multimedia for Exhibitions & Large Events.
Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation Siegerland
The virtual reconstruction of the Siegen synagogue takes place on the initiative of the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation Siegerland (CJZ). Founded in 1959, the CJZ began commemorating the Reichspogromnacht of 1938 every year since 1964 on the site of the destroyed synagogue. This year’s commemoration on November 9, 2021, will be held as part of the anniversary year „1700 years of Jewish life in Germany“.
„This project shows that art has the power to compel us to Remember, to bring us into Hope, to inspire our Healing, and to call us into a Greater Love.“
Frederick Whittaker, US Holocaust expert