Julian Rosefeldt


Koenig Books
104 pages
ISBN: 978 3 86335 856 3
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The thirteen-part film installation Manifesto by film and video artist Julian Rosefeldt is a tribute to the poetic explosive power of the great artists' manifestos of the last hundred years. In it, Australian actress Cate Blanchett plays thirteen different modern characters in everyday situations, quoting passages from manifestos by visual artists, writers, architects, performers and filmmakers. Arranged into new text collages, the rebellious texts by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, André Breton, Tristan Tzara, Kasimir Malevich, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, George Maciunas, Lebbeus Woods, Yvonne Rainer,Guy Debord, Jim Jarmusch and many others enter into an unexpected dialogue with each other. The installation poses the question of the extent to which these manifestos - written in the spirit of a corrective to the society of their time - are still relevant today and to which the visions formulated in them could be implemented. Julian Rosefeldt's complex visual worlds, Cate Blanchett's art of acting transformation and the appealing power of the quoted texts merge in Manifesto to form a multi-layered Gesamtkunstwerk.

Publishing Year: 2016
Publisher: Koenig Books
Editor(s): Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Anneke Jaspers, Udo Kittelmann, Justin Paton, Reinhard Spieler & Sarah Tutton
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 104
Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.8 cm
Language: English

ISBN: 978 3 86335 856 3