Roy & Siegfried
Performance by Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann
In his works, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann (*1990) investigates the history of mankind through the culture of entertainment. His installations, sculptures, and performances trace attractions, shows, and popular performance formats by using their outward look, effects, and mechanisms while undermining them at the same time. His interest here lies in the immediate entertainment value that he extracts from illusion, magic, and film as well as the natural sciences and carries over into the visual arts. One of his installations, for example, borrowed mummies from a film prop house that appeared almost animated and defenseless in an art space, but also revealed their extreme artificiality upon closer inspection.
For this installment in the Aus- & Vortragen event series, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann has developed a performance titled Roy & Siegfried that follows the biography of the magic duo known for their tiger shows. Personal memories and public images of the two entertainers meld together in a performance that allows their self-constructed myth to be experienced on another unreliable narrative level. The magic of appearance and being – always a component of art as an imitation of reality – is multiplied as it is revealed in Frohne-Brinkmann’s performance.
The performance will take place in German. Please note that the event will be filmed.
Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.
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Image: Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Roy & Siegfried (Detail), 2018