*감* Barbara Rosenthal | 33 existential videos | Z-Bar, 25 June *감*

From: Klaus W. Eisenlohr (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 03:32:13 PDT


Directors Lounge cordially invites you:
Barbara Rosenthal - 33 existential videos
Thursday, 25 June 2009
21:00

Z-Bar
Gartenstrae 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Barbara Rosenthal
humorous conceptual poetry-and.performance shorts
Including World Premiere of "Dead Heat"

Barbara Rosenthal's work, on one hand many-fold and widespread over
media such as performance, artists' books, photography, installations
and video, on the other hand shows continued commitment in her field
and consistency over several decades. If you need proof that art can
be genuinely political, even if the artist does not calling themself
a "political activist", or possibly even moreso because they do not,
then look at Rosenthal's work. The collection of her video work over
30 years, a part of which will be presented at Directors Lounge, may
possibly be best compared with a witty book of aphorisms. It's
altogether irresistible, it's thoughtful, and it's funny, absurd, and
at the same time, serious, absolutely. And that's what she wants to
be taken for.

And if we have a closer look, there may be one strategy (of many) we
can recognize: Very often, the artist finds ideas, or encounters
situations, and takes them just too literally. By these and other
techniques, daily life and its absurdities as mirrored in her work
become an arena for thoughts revealing truth (yes!), and the negative
consequences of abstractedness in live and politics. Barbara
Rosenthal demands close attention and precise reception from her
audience, those who like to follow her track of thoughts and
perceptions.

The screening will almost be a retrospective as it shows a range of
the artist's earliest (nicely digitally re-mastered) and most recent
work. Having said all that, we are happy that Barbara Rosenthal is
coming to Berlin exclusively for this screening. And she will be
available to the audience, for questions and answers, or at least
more thought-nourishing quizzes.
(Klaus W. Eisenlohr/ Team Director Lounge)

Doors: 5 / 4 Euro
More Infos
Links:
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http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesBarbaraR.html
http://www.z-bar.de

Artist's Links:
http://www.emedialoft.org/artistspages/barbararosenthal.htm
http://the-artists.org/artist/Barbara-Rosenthal

Location:
http://www.z-bar.de

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We are proud to announce that there will be another presentation of
Barbara Rosenthal's work:
Friday, 26 June 2009
19:00
Barbara Rosenthal
existential wall works
photography, drawing and performance
Gallery Lucas Carrieri
Torstr. 96
10119 Berlin-Mitte
www.lucascarrieri.com
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Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrcker Str. 25, D-10589 Berlin, Germany
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and film production:		http://www.richfilm.de
phone:			int.- 49 - 30 - 3409 5343 (BERLIN)
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