Masterpieces | Meisterwerke

5 channel video installation, Filmhaus Potsdamer Platz
39. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin / Berlinale, Forum expanded

The installation "Masterpieces" uses a family therapy method to investigate the social relationships of the people and objects portrayed
in six popular works of art:

The glass wine (Jan Vermeer van Delft),
Le déjeuner sur l'herbe (Édouard Manet), Oath of the Horatii (Jacques-Louis David), Las Meninas (Diego Velázquez), Summer (Claude Monet), Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray and Blue (Piet Mondrian).

Trivial questions about the iconography of images formed the basis of the research. Although the project's participants were simply asked about their current mental states, the individuals' reactions were very emotional. A camera team recorded the therapeutic image analyses: A glimpse into a world of social staging.

see also
Im / Possible Community, Shedhalle Zürich

distribution
Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.
arsenal experimental
Potsdamer Str. 2
D-10785 Berlin
www.arsenal-berlin.de

2009

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