Ulla von Brandenburg: IT HAS A GOLDEN YELLOW SUN AND AN ELDERLY GREY MOON

Ulla von Brandenburg’s distinct visual language draws on the traditions and tropes of theatre, film and storytelling.

Art Benefit previously on at ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Australia.
From Saturday 21 May 2016 to Sunday 17 July 2016
Launch Friday 20 May 2016, 6:00pm

Ulla von Brandenburg, 8, 2007  image

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Characterised by their use of curtains, costumes, props and staged settings, her works draw on a range of historical references, including the tableau vivant, modern theatre, folk traditions and iconic architecture. Combined with song and movement, these elements suggest a symbolic staging of ritualised encounters that are central to her oeuvre.

Working for over fifteen years, Ulla von Brandenburg’s practice displays a deep engagement with the traditions of craft, music, colour theory and the construction of narratives, both real and imagined. With a unique signature style that brings film, architecture and installation together, her works explore the relationships between people, different levels of consciousness, and how the outsider responds to private rituals and customs.

Organised by Juliana Engberg and curated by Hannah Mathews, this exhibition brings together several of von Brandenburg’s object installations, films, shadow plays and costumes, as well as a new commission developed in partnership with the Darling Foundry, Montreal; The Power Plant, Toronto; Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; and Aarhus, Denmark. ACCA’s main gallery will be transformed into a baroque opera set, with a viewing platform that invites audiences to reconsider the way they interpret language, colour, and the idea of community.

With support from the Goethe-Institut, Australia.