Eléonore de Montesquiou

09.07.2022 -

Eléonore de Montesquiou describes the everyday life of young women from the Polish-German border region. In sensitive observations, she documents a reality of life in Germany that is not seen or registered, even though it is part of the realities of our time.

The rapidly merging Europe of West and East and the increasing loss of national and regional sovereignty in politics and the economy often only provide subsidized major events for the associated cultural change. Old and new cultural traditions and lifestyles remain in the blind spot of public perception as long as they cannot be commercialized in a folkloristic and tourist way.
Eléonore de Montesquiou shows the rarely discussed reality of her own generation, for whom change and a life in transit are normal.

Eléonore de Montesquiou was born in Paris in 1970 and lives and works in Berlin. In the French-Estonian artist's documentary-style film works, her camera becomes “the voice of these voiceless people” that she shows, writes critic Thibaut de Ruyter.