Clemens von Wedemeyer, catalogue presentation at MAXXI
Today, starting at 4:00 p.m. talks, readings and interviews will be held on the occasion of the presentation of the catalog The Cast, dedicated to the exhibition of Clemens von Wedemeyer, at the MAXXI until 26 January 2014.
The experimentation of the German artist Clement von Wedemayer deals with new idioms concerning time and cinematic space; The Cast combines the relationship between statue and actor, and its connection with the spectator’s gaze, the film history and its hidden apects, the Greek myth of rebirth and destruction.
The film show pressented by the artist is composed of three new works specifically conceived for the museum’s Gallery 5 (Afterimage; The Beginning: Living Figures Dying and Procession) and an installation made out of diverse forms and sculptures (Remains: The Myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha). The title The Cast alludes to diverse meanings including the production of sculptures (the casting of forms), the process of selecting actors (casting) and the gesture of throwing (casting a stone).
The exhibition is born out of the research conducted by von Wedemeyer over the last year spent in Rome and deals with a number of its symbolic, historic and contemporary sites such as the Cinecittà Studios and the Teatro Valle Occupato.
4. 00 p.m.
THE MATERIALITY OF MEMORY
The story of De Angelis Workshop
Talk: Adriano De Angelis / Osvaldo Desideri / Anna Mattirolo
Interview with Mino Argentieri
The interview excerpt focuses on the history of Cinecittà, mass media and its crisis.
THE PRODUCTION OF TIME
Presentation of the catalogue’s contents: discussion on image, time and production
Talk: Paolo Caffoni / Marco Scotini / Teatro Valle Occupato
THE TIME OF MYTH
Metamorphosis (Deucalion and Pyrrha)
in collaboration with Teatro Valle Occupato
THE MYTH OF THE FUTURE
Notions of the future, its myths, the strategies
Talk: Hanru Hou / Clemens von Wedemeyer
Catalogue edited by Paolo Caffoni and Giulia Ferracci. Published by Archive Books (Berlin)