A man with theatrical make-up on his face and long, slicked-back hair holds a DIN A4 sheet of paper in his left hand, gesticulates with the other and appears to be reciting something. Behind him is a camera crew.
© Zan Wimberley
A man with theatrical make-up on his face and long, slicked-back hair holds a DIN A4 sheet of paper in his left hand, gesticulates with the other and appears to be reciting something. Behind him is a camera crew.
© Zan Wimberley

Tacita Dean

16mm Colour Films: Craneway Event / Event for a Stage

Tickets:

11 Euro (conc. from 8 Euro, 50% with Festivalkarte)

Dates

Saturday

8/24/24

7:00 PM

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A cinema evening featuring two visually stunning 16mm films by the award-winning British artist Tacita Dean will be held at Metropolis Kino: CRANEWAY EVENT (2009, 108min) is a visually captivating film portrait of the legendary dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham, whose work was influential for New York choreographers Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown. For EVENT FOR A STAGE (2015, 50min), Tacita Dean filmed the British actor Stephen Dillane (The Hours, Game of Thrones) live in front of an audience on four evenings. Dean interrupts Dillane’s narration of his personal family history by providing him with texts by Shakespeare, Kleist, and others. This challenges him to deliver top performances and engage in.


In collaboration with Hamburger Kunsthalle, Summer Festival presents video works, performances, installations, and a cinema screening at various locations in Hamburg. The works are realized as part of the exhibition UNTRANQUIL NOW at the Kunsthalle, which explores forms of displacement of the stage and the relationship of artworks to memory, heritage, and intimacy. In the Kunsthalle itself, additional video works by Summer Festival artists Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown, and Anri Sala, are on dispaly as well. These include Childs’ postmodernist manifesto CARNATION (1964), and her works CALICO MINGLING (1973) and KATEMA (1978), which were created from unaffected, simple movements and gestures.