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German Video Art in the Russian Museum

German Video Art in the Russian Museum
29 september 2016—31 october 2016

The program “German video art in the Russian Museum” is organized in cooperation with Goethe-Institut and “Video-Forum” (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin). The curators have selected eight pieces of art of video artists from Germany and other countries. 

 «Berlin Exercises in Nine Pieces» (Berlin-Übungen in neun Stücken)

1974-1975, 00:39:50, PAL, color, sound, PAL, 4:3

Rebecca Horn

Rebecca Horn (1944, Michelstadt) is a German visual artist, nowadays lives and works in Paris and Berlin.

he video work “Berlin Exercises in Nine Pieces is a new part of the program “German video art in the Russian Museum”.

Rebecca Horn is one of a generation of artists who explore the relations between space and body, movement and perception through the performance and video art. At the 1970’s she worked with the so called “bodily extensions” and performed some kind of rhythmic mechanical movements using masks, gloves and feathers. In her latest kinetic objects and installations the machines have become the subjects of action.

The “Berlin Exercises in Nine Pieces consists of a series of performance works enacted by one or two people in front of the camera. The performance begins with measuring of the room using gloves, resembling scissors. Then Horn measures the room by steps and touches the opposite walls at the same time. The “Berlin Exercises” are completed with radical gesture of the artist: she cuts hair with two pairs of scissors simultaneously. The feminist critique of society has greatly influenced Horn’s early works.

 October 6 at 6 PM the lecture by Ivan Chechot (Associate Lecturer, Saint-Petersburg State University) “Rebecca Horn and her obsession with search of the body opportunities expansion by means of prosthesis and art” will take place (in Russian).

 October 20 at 6 PM the lecture by Dmitry Pilikin (Lecturer, Saint-Petersburg State University, expert of the Museum of Modern Art (Saint-Petersburg State University), art critic) dedicated to Rebecca Horn will take place (in Russian).

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