‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’
Ulrike Oeter

October 13th - 19th
Ulrike’s work explores and researches history and representation through evocative site related installations and interventions. She will create the Strassenmuseum [street museum] to engage with particular histories of Liverpool to develop dialogue and engage with the public.


For ten years I have been exploring and researching the history of victims and survivors of German Genocide in European countries. I traced out the fate of children and adults in villages and cities in Poland, Italy, The Netherlands and Germany. In site related installations and public interventions I evoke the images of victims in extraordinary places like bridges, backyards, clinics, bunkers, fortezzas or simply in the street. In Liverpool I will show the images of jewish children of the Kindertransport 1938/39 who were rescued by British families and institutions.


I will present mementoes of children mounted on felt and transparent paper, exposed in chests, drawers and shelves in my MOBILE STREET MUSEUM. This museum on wheels will be pulled into the streets round the Bluecoat in Liverpool to develop a dialogue with random passengers in the street. I want to collect experiences and memories of host families, who rescued the German children. As German artist and historian I want to engage in a dialogue about the extraordinary humanitarian action.

European history used to be national history with monuments of national heroes and military triumphs. With my mobile street museum I want to collect grass root memories from different countries against the images of heroes and enemies.