Angelika Levi works with a range of media, particularly film material, video, audio, photography and text. She fosters a multi-linear approach in her films and video essays, allowing the viewer to freely follow the chain of associations in an undetermined process of perception. Her works revolve around concepts of memory and subjectivity, transgenerational trauma and personal dignity. The starting point of her work is direct experience, but is examined and situated within a political and social space.
In My Life Part 2, delving into her own Jewish-German heritage through the archive of her mother, Levi came to the conclusion that transgenerational trauma can serve as a basis for writing a different history, one that is not limited to the category of the victim. Such history takes into account the complexity of personal geography, all the movements, meetings, coincidences and inevitabilities that can shape a sensibility able to transform the painful experiences into a story and to accept them as parts of personal dignity.