Plastic Ornamentation, Anemic Cinema and Unknown Words

With Thomas Girst and Olaf Nicolai

Sat, Mar 26, 2022
Tiny desk sessions (lobby)
11 am
Free admission

In English

FFP2 masks and 3G are required for this event. More information

David Kakabadze: A projector for screening film in relief, invented in 1923, Image from the catalogue: David Kakabadze, Paris 1920 - 1923, Paris 1924

The title of this talk is composed of three phrases, attributed by three artists to their own works: David Kakabadze, Marcel Duchamp and Iliazd Zdanevitsch. They not only knew each other; in addition to notable collaborations, their work also reveals hidden but remarkable interferences. In a conversation, Olaf Nicolai and Thomas Girst attempt to delineate these constellations. Combined with a close reading of archival material, the talk explores whether the production methods the artists described can also be seen as methods for a further interpretation of their work.

Concept: Olaf Nicolai