Marcel Odenbach, Ein Bild vom Bild machen
2016, HD video, 15 min.
Marcel Odenbach / Lukas Marxt, Fishing is not done on Tuesdays
2017, HD video, 15 min.
Followed by a talk with Marcel Odenbach
To complement the Marcel Odenbach exhibition, we will screen two new films of the artist. Both thematically relate to his works that are on exhibit at Kunsthalle Wien.
Ein Bild vom Bild machen (Taking a picture of the picture) was made on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Ludwig Museum in Cologne. The film focuses on the chocolate maker and art collector Peter Ludwig: Odenbach interweaves images of Ludwig’s villa with documentary footage of Ludwig discussing his taste and cultural-political ambitions, but also admitting to the fact that he is vain, easily miffed, and that he strives to be acknowledged as a collector.
Peter Ludwig and his wife keep a portrait of themselves by the sculptor Arno Breker from the 1980s in their garage. A few shots later, the camera briefly rests on the bronze sculpture of a spear-bearer standing in front of an eagle in the garden of their Aachen residence: this too is a work by the National Socialists’ most favorite sculptor.
The film Fishing is not done on Tuesdays by Lukas Marxt and Marcel Odenbach looks at a spot on Ghana’s coast and foregrounds a modern house made of concrete. A rotating perspective upon a treetop shot from above constitutes the first element of a visual grid pattern that defines the entire film. Architectural lines become visual axes, dividing and giving rhythm to the vegetation. Framed by this abstract ornament, the film zooms in on everyday scenes: fishermen on their boats or praying before they start work. There is no fishing on Tuesdays, and on Sundays, the loudspeaker system dedicates to spreading the Christian message. The sounds of rotors, music and the sea superimpose themselves on the locality’s own rhythms. The fortress-like house on stilts, however, constitutes the film’s central image – it is its grid-patterned interior that conceives the exterior world as a landscape.
The film screening and discussion will take place in cooperation with mumok cinema.
Admission: EUR 6 / EUR 4,50 (reduced)