2013, Running time 08:28 minutes, SD
Screened at Brighton Cinecity Film Festival 2013 & Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks
“The knowledge imposes a pattern and falsifies
For the pattern is new in every moment
And every moment is a new and shocking
Valuation of all we have been”
East Coker, by T.S.Eliot
Srbská is a small village on the Czech Republic’s border with modern-day Poland. Part of the Sudetenland region, it was changed irrevocably when an estimated three million Sudeten Germans were expelled from the country at the end of the Second World War. In as little as a day thriving villages such as Srbska were abandoned. Arriving in the village in 2008, Sophie Dixon began to unravel the past through individual stories and the physical traces they leave behind. Working across a range of media her work investigates the themes of loss, memory and displacement. It draws on the human experience of time: the interpretation of what has been, and what now is.