Lebensborn

2013

Fiberglass, styrofoam, rope

Lebensborn literally means ‘fount of life’. It was the name of a breeding programme for Hitler’s elite troops, the SS. Young Arian women were matched with Nazi officers at special homes to create a race of supermen. More than 20,000 children were conceived this way. AVL’s Lebensbron is a set item created for the performance of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollander at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg. It constitutes a sacrificial chopping block dedicated to a new people.

Lebensborn (2013) was part of the following exhibition(s):
‘Let’s Get Physical’, Atelier Van Lieshout, Rotterdam (NL), 2020
‘Future Fictions’, Z33, Hasselt (BE), 2014