Ihr Alles, ihr leben, ihr blut

HD Video (25:02), 2022

The Train Monument at the Ludgerikreisel, the Dreizehner Monument at the Promenade and the Ketteler Monument in the Schlossgarten: such sites of commemoration of war and colonialism in Münster are highly controversial. Some people have been fighting against their messages and their visibility for 35 years. Many questions are still open: What messages were the monuments originally meant to convey, what do they say in the context of today’s society, what feelings do they trigger? Who demands which way of dealing with them, and what arguments are used? Who gets to decide what happens to them? And what means are legitimate in the struggle to control narratives?