Ulla von Brandenburg
Fü-Fü-Fü-Fü-Fünf26 Jun 2021
The event is over
A man in a suit, seated on a table and holding his head in his hands, declaims a song in German: this playlet imagined by artist Ulla von Brandenburg seems close to a little street theatre, like a fairground number from an old folklore collection.
15h - 18h
With this popular and strange performance which she imagined fairly early on in her career, Ulla von Brandenburg already manifested a lively interest in tableaux vivants, which she developed in many later works, notably in her films.
With: Benoît Résillot et Giuseppe Molino
Ulla von Brandenburg is a German artist, born in Karlsruhe in 1974, who has lived in Paris since 2005. After training as a stage designer in Karlsruhe and a brief incursion into the theatrical world, she trained at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, acquiring a broad international reputation with many solo exhibitions, as recently in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Inspired by literature and the history of the arts, but also by psychoanalysis, spiritualism and magic, she also borrows equally from esoteric rituals and popular ceremonies and from the mechanisms and codes of theatre to explore the construction of our social structures. Masks, costumes, décor and accessories come from different popular traditions, enabling her to symbolically transgress standards and hierarchies by subtly blending reality and appearances in theatrical productions.
Ulla von Brandenburg, Fü- Fü- Fü- Fü- Fünf, 2006, courtesy de l’artiste