"Trudl" is a project comprised of photographs that are grouped by decades.
The project is about Trudl Böhm-Williams, a young German-Jewish woman who found refuge in Great Britain in 1939. During more than six decades she took photographs of the places where she lived, worked, and spent her vacations. With Trudl, Israeli artist Amitai-Tabib not only deals with personal topics, such as her own story, her family and private life, but she also questions the complex and tight link between memory and fiction. This project, result of five years of research, is presented as a photographic and literary installation. The artist invites the viewers to see the exhibition beginning from the photographs from the 40s, continue to the 50s, and so on - to the 90s.
Trudl was Tali's mother's cousin, whom she never met and whose family was forced to leave Germany at the beginning of the World War II. She found refuge in England, where she dreamed to become a photographer.
The artist, intrigued by the peculiar destiny of this character, met Trudl's direct descendant, Patricia R., who lives nowadays in Surrey. The latter helped her in her researches and, together, they found out who Trudl was.
Tali Amitai-Tabib started travelling in Great Britain and visited the places where Trudl had lived, worked, got married and raised her daughter. This photographic series renders sixty years of Trudl's life. Did Trudl fulfill her dreams of becoming a photographer? The viewers will have to see the show to find out