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 and not registered, although it is part of the realities of our time.

Europe, which is rapidly growing together from west and east, and the increasing loss of national and regional sovereignty in politics and business often only have subsidized major events ready for the associated cultural change. Old and new cultural traditions and habits remain in the blind spot of public perception, as long as they cannot be commercialized for folklore and tourism.

Eléonore de Montesquiou shows the rarely discussed reality of her own generation, for whom change and a life in transit is normal.

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