10.Nov.2017 - 14.Jan.2018
  • Exhibition

It Has A Golden Sun and An Elderly Grey Moon

Ulla Von Brandenburg

An Aarhus 2017 Commission and Part of Coast to Coast
Presented by Aarhus 2017 in cooperation with Kunsthal Aarhus

Acclaimed German artist, Ulla von Brandenburg, explores her distinct visual language that draws on the traditions and tropes of theatre, film and storytelling in a new film and installation created for Aarhus. Von Brandenburg’s works, characterised by their use of curtains, costumes, props and staged settings, draws on a range of historical references, including the tableau vivant, modern theatre, folk traditions and iconic architecture. Combined with song and movement, these elements suggest a symbolic staging of ritualised encounters that are central to her oeuvre.

Von Brandenburg’s practice displays a deep engagement with the traditions of craft, music, colour theory and the construction of narratives, both real and imagined. With a unique signature style that brings film, architecture and installation together, her works explore the relationships between people and the different levels of collective consciousness.

Co-commissioned by:
Aarhus 2017, Denmark; ACCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia; Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, Nanterre, France; PAMM, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, USA; Pilar Corrias London, London, United-Kingdom; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany; Art: Concept, Paris, France; DRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais / Picardie; La Fonderie Darling, Montréal, Canada. 

Textile sponsored by Kvadrat Tsf Paris, La Plaine Saint-Denis

Direction: Ulla von Brandenburg
Choreograph: Matthieu Doze
Dancers: Duncan Evennou, Hélène Iratchet, Christophe Ives, Viviana Moin, Giuseppe Molino, Benoit Résillot, Pauline Simon
Executive director: Sabine Tarry
Costumes and props: Valentina Dotti, Carina Solothurnmann
Direction of photography: Laurent Coltelloni
Light engineer: Marianne Lamour
First camera assistant: Mathias Sabourdin
Second camera assistant: Laure Ménégale Stagehand Stéphane Germain
Sound operator: Olivier Pelletier
Editing and color grading: Laurent Montaron
Audio post-production: Jeremy Ledda, Laurent Montaron
Laboratory: Film Factory, Paris
Executive production: Karo Sieben, Nogent-l'Artaud, France

Exhibition period: 10 November - 14 January 2018

Image: Ulla von Brandenburg, It Has A Golden Sun and An Elderly Grey Moon, 2016. Super 16 mm on HD video, colour, sound, 22 min 25 sec. Photo: Martin Argyroglo