Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7pm
Studio Visit Performative Screening with Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr
Henning Fehr (b. 1985, Erlangen) and Philipp Rühr (b. 1986, Brühl) work on films that appear to be documentaries in which they simultaneously act as both the observers and the protagonists. In them, they investigate the places and spheres that constitute social identities and with which utopian promises connect on the margins of our capitalist world: the art market, cultural institutions such as museums, or even techno clubs and music festivals. Engaging in the slow rhythm of the films, one perceives the nuanced complexity of the social constructs that are associated with the different phenomena. Fehr and Rühr appear to be in search of the original and the primordial in western culture. Through sculptures, paintings, and texts, their exhibitions expand their films into an interplay of different “voices” in the space.
In a performance prepared for the Kölnischer Kunstverein, the former Kölnischer Kunstverein studio scholarship recipients will present excerpts from the films Studio Visit (2016) and Empty Village (2017). An live audio commentary will accompany the moving images so that Fehr and Rühr undermine the form of a classic film presentation.
Aus- & Vortragen is curated by Juliane Duft.
The performance will take place in German and English. Please note that the event will be filmed.
Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.
With the kind support of:
Image: Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr, Studio Visit, 2017, Digital video (colour, sound), 24:41 min, Film still
Courtesy the artists