Against the Current. The Omaha, Francis La Flesche, and His Collection

The exhibition is the result of an extensive process in which a group of Umoⁿhoⁿ people told the story of their lives and culture, their past and present. The exhibition is conceived as a circle of stories - there is no beginning and no end. An integral part is a 7-channel film installation in which 22 individual sequences are assembled by an algorithm into ever new combinations. By focusing not only on the objects, but above all on today's people and their stories the exhibition aims to create new perspectives on Native American culture and history.

A temporary exhibition by Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss in cooperation with the Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin/Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz and the Nebraska Indian Community College.

Exhibition Concept and Design: TheGreenEyl
Team: Gunnar Green, Willy Sengewald, Valerie Daude, Stefan Helling, Jens Rudolph, Gregor Müller

Film Production:
TheGreenEyl (Idea and Production) with Emma Rosa Simon (Direction and Camera), Kathryn Rebecca Fischer (Sound), Nelson Abiola Smith (Second Camera and Camera Assistance), Elisa Gonzales-Romswinkel (Editing), SCHWARM audio netzwerk (Sound Mixing), Rodrigo Barreto (Color Grading).

Development Digital Catalogue: Studio Rocani

Client: Stiftung Humboldtforum im Berliner Schloss
Jochen Krüger and Antje Brörmann (Project Management)

Curatorial Team:
Ilja Labischinski (Lead Curator, Ethnologisches Museum Dahlem)
Wynema Morris (Co-Curator, Nebraska Indian Community College)
Elisabeth Seyerl-Langkamp (Research Associate, SHF)

photos: schnepp-renou

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