Stile der Stadt, Ein Projekt von Filomeno Fusco und Dirck Möllmann


Videopanel 2011

February 19 – 27, 2011

Altonaer Museum, Hamburg


Ulla von Brandenburg

Ulla von Brandenburg *1974 in Karlsruhe
lives and works in Paris, France and Hamburg

Exhibitions (selected) (S – Solo; G – Group)
2010 Cut. Scherenschnitte 1970-2010, Hamburger Kunsthalle (G)
2009 The Forgotten Bar Project, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin (G)
2008 Ulla von Brandenburg, Project Space PS1, New York, USA (S)
2007 Performa 07, The 2nd Biennial of New Visual Art Performance, New York, USA (G)

Awards and Fellowships (selected)
2007  Kunstpreis Boettcherstraße, Kunsthalle Bremen
2007 Stipendium der Cité des Arts, Paris
2005 Reisestipendium Verein für Neue Kunst, Hamburg


Instalation, different materials, 16 mm film, b/w, mute, 9 min., loop,
edition 5 + 2 a.p.

Courtesy Produzentengalerie, Hamburg

In the glass dome room of the Altonaer Museum, Ulla von Brandenburg has rearranged the glass cases with models of farmhouses and the heavy chests from the collection that are usually on display here. The rearrangement of the room leads the visitor to where von Brandenburg’s film 8 is projected. This black and white silent movie, shot with a steadicam, shows someone walking through the ground floor of a castle. The film repeats itself in a loop. One detail of a painting from the 18th Century marks the beginning and the end of the film. When the camera moves back, the whole painting becomes visible. It shows the outside of the castle set in park scenery. The movement through the building leads past persons and groups of people positioned in various places in the style of tableaux vivants. Objects or gestures make them appear like modern allegories. The camera comes closer and continues on its accurately prescribed path. That path forms an 8. Its intersection lies in the central, hallway-like room. A man holds a ribbon in his hands that is twisted like an eight and looks like a children’s game. The man marks this point and, at the same time, the work’s subject. Von Brandenburg presents and diversifies the motif of repetition by various means, like citations, pictures within pictures, camera movements, or the loop. There seems to be no escape, but there is the gesture of the man in front of the mirror: “Mon oeil“ – „No way!“