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It was Jesse Owen who used this phrase 'This Heaven on Earth' when describing the 1936 Olympic Village:- the athletes' accommodation which also served as a propaganda opportunity for the Nazi Party. Schmidt's images bring a painterly aesthetic to these abandoned spaces whilst maintaining references to the history, politics and ironies of the Village.

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