Gesche Wuerfel
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Plantation Still Lifes

Plantation Still Lifes is part of the Oppressive Architecture project. In Oppressive Architecture, Gesche explores the aftermath of connections between American slavery and German Nazism in the area of forced labor systems and what impacts they have left on the contemporary landscape and its inhabitants. The project is inspired by Stanley Elkins’ claim that the Nazi regime took inspiration from the plantation and slavery system from the pre-Civil War era to develop it for their own purposes through the construct