In the Blood

Diane Nerwen

Artist Bio

In the Blood is an experimental documentary about Jewish American attitudes towards Germans and the role the Holocaust plays in shaping identity. This layered collage combines appropriated images, original footage, sampled sounds, and fragments of audio conversations to examine perceptions and representations of Germany, cultural identity, collective memory and the nature of forgiveness.

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Diane Nerwen

Brooklyn, NY

Born in Montreal, Diane Nerwen is a video artist and media arts educator living in New York City. Her short experimental videos have screened at the New York Video Festival, The Berlin Film Festival, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. She has received grants from the New York State Council for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and was awarded a 2001 DAAD Artist in Residency in Berlin. Her work is distributed by Video Data Bank (Chicago), Women Make Movies (New York), and Vtape (Toronto).