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August 29 – September 20, 2020
In the Land of Drought
Buendner Kunstmuseum, Chur, CH

A condensed version of Rosefeldt's filmic interpretation of Joseph Haydn's The Creation and conceived for the Ruhrtriennale 2015, In the Land of Drought (2015/2017) confronts the relationship between man and his impact on the world. Set to atmospheric sounds and a pulsating hum, the 43-minute piece looks back from an imagined future upon the post-Anthropocene: the aftermath of significant human influence on Earth. An army of scientists appear to investigate archeologically at the remnants of civilisation after humanity has made itself extinct.

 
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Julian Rosefeldt, My home is a dark and cloud-hung land, 2011 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Julian Rosefeldt, In the Land of Drought 2015/2017 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

 

 

June 27 – September 20, 2020
The Swap
Rohkunstbau, Schloss Lieberose, Spreewald
 
On the surface, The Swap (2015) appears to parody a scene from a classic gangster film of covert dodgy dealings, yet Rosefeldt’s manipulation thrusts it into contemporary reality. Set at a deserted container terminal, two rival mobs pull up in cars, about to perform the familiar briefcase exchange of concealed goods. Clad in leather, guns poised; Rosefeldt plays once again with our stereotypical expectations, luring the viewer into a sense of familiarity until an unpredictable turn challenges our perception and exacerbates seemingly subtle aspects of their behaviour.
 
For further information please see: https://www.rohkunstbau.net/
 

Julian Rosefeldt, My home is a dark and cloud-hung land, 2011 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Julian Rosefeldt, The Swap, 2015 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020