Video Art Programme:
Julian Rosefeldt “Deep Gold” 2013/14
Deep Gold is part of an anthology film that was initiated by the artist-duo M+M in 2013. Six artists or artist collectives were invited to work on Luis Buñuel’s groundbreaking film L’Âge d’Or (1930). Based on the original episodes, Julian Rosefeldt also participated in this project and contributed a sequence in black and white.
Deep Gold recalls a grotesque version of the ‘Golden Age’. It functions as a fictional insert in Buñuel’s original movie, in which the two protagonists, played by Lya Lys and Gaston Modot, try to fulfil their lust for each other, but are constantly separated or disturbed by various obstacles.
Julian Rosefeldt (*1965 in Munich) is internationally renowned for his visually opulent and meticulously choreographed moving image artworks, mostly presented as complex multi-screen installations. Inspired equally by the histories of film, art and popular culture, Rosefeldt uses familiar cinematic tropes to carry viewers into surreal, theatrical realms. Since 2011 he is holding a professorship of Digital and Time-based Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Julian Rosefeldt lives and works in Berlin.
His works are shown internationally at museums and film festivals: Recent extensive solo shows were held at the Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2017) and the HOW Art Museum, Shanghai (2017). His widely known film installation Manifesto (2015) was presented in numerous solo exhibitions world-wide as e.g. at the Museum MACAN, Jakarta (2020), at the Musée d’art contemporain Montréal, Montréal (2018), the National Gallery Prague, Prague (2017), the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2016) and the ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (2015).