Co-organized by Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM) and the Goethe-Institut China, this event takes place in the framework of the exhibition Yvonne Rainer and Wen Hui: Dance Only Exists When It is Performed, which will open on Aug. 24, 2019 at Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum.
The speaker, Simon Leung, whose project Introduction to Yvonne Rainer / Beijing will be on view in the exhibition mentioned above at IOAM, will talk about the tension between the Zeitgeist of Germany in the 1970s and Yvonne Rainer’s artistic practice. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Clemens Treter, director of the Goethe-Institut China, and Su Wei, Senior Curator of Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum.
Venue: Goethe-Institut China, Originality Square, 798 Art District, No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Beijing
JOURNEYS FROM BERLIN/ 1971
16 mm, Farbe/ color, 125 min,
Kamera/ Camera: Jon Else, Wolfgang Senn,
Michael Steinke, Shinkichi Tajiri, CarlTeitelbaum
This starting point for this film was a stay in West Berlin on a DAAD scholarship, during which Rainer was confronted with the consequences of the German Autumn of 1977, the peak of the Red Army Faction’s terrorist activities, when the state reacted in the form of occupational ban and dragnet policing. In the essay-like film, which nevertheless includes narrative elements, Rainer montaged historical material concerning 19th century Russian anarchists, contemporary texts on the German Autumn in West Germany, as well as autobiographical material, and film footage shot in Berlin, London, and New York. The question of the interdependency of the private and the political with regard to aggression, control, responsibility, and anarchy permeates the whole film.