Visual artist Felice Hapetzeder


A Video Art History

July 19

Sculptural Pavilion Local A.

Carousell collaborative video

(the question) and (the answer) Local A.

YWNGD (Lost Monuments)

Konstön (Art Island) Local A.


Limits of forgiveness 2007-


Contact: felice(at)
Home: Karlbergsvägen 76, S-113 35 Stockholm
Studio: Visiting address Industrivägen 12, Solna

Limits of forgiveness

The unfinished series Limits of forgiveness is about how events, which you have not experienced yourself, still affect through parents or other influence during growth.

The first work in Limits of forgiveness is the video Onkel Kurti (HDV video 23 min 2008). Hapetzeder uses prejudicial utterances as heard in famous tourist sites in Istanbul. The work additionally reflects his struggle with his growing up, in part with a hibernated Nazi, from Second World War, as a godfather. The film takes the form of a violent but also humorous encounter with Turkish culture. Thematically it expresses a question on generational transferred guilt and trauma. Produced during a residency at IASPIS Platform Garanti in Istanbul. Please click here for the Onkel Kurti trailer 2:33, 2009.

In the second part of Limits of forgiveness, containing Origin On, Grandmother and Origin On re-cut trailer Hapetzeder carried out in-depth interviews with people who have second- or third-hand experiences of Second World War. The three channel video installation Origin On (54' HDV 2009) was first shown at Uppsala art museum and produced with support from BAC Visby, Film på Gotland, Svensk-norska samarbetsfonden and HKS Bergen.