RCA talks

Visual Cultures Lecture Series – Ulla Von Brandenburg

4 March 2014 | 6.30pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Free but booking required, email: visual-cultures@rca.ac.uk

A Box in a House in a Tent in a House

Ulla Von Brandenburg will present her recent projects for the next installment of the RCA Visual Cultures Lecture Series.

 Working in a diverse range of media, Von Brandenburg creates complex and multi-layered narratives that investigate the verge between reality and artifice. She engages with popular cultural forms from multiple epochs through the use of film, drawing, installation and performance, to explore contemporary collective experience. Appropriating historical source material, such as the tableau vivant, she transforms archaic traditions into the present to reveal the rules that govern our social reality.

 Permeated by recurring themes and images sourced from literature, expressionist theatre, early cinema and pre-Freudian psychoanalysis, Von Brandenburg’s practice cross-references back and forth between media, creating a language that loops back onto itself: endlessly repeating and developing.

 Ulla von Brandenburg was born in 1974 in Karlsruhe, Germany; she lives and works in Paris. Recent solo exhibitions of the artist’s work include: Secession (2013), Kunsthaus Hamburg (2013); Mirror Song, Pilar Corrias, London (2012); The Common Guild, Glasgow (2011); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2009); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008); Stedilijk Museum, Amsterdam (2008); Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2008); Kunstverein, Düsseldorf (2007); Art:Concept, Paris (2007); Produzentengalerie Hamburg (2007); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006); and Kunsthalle Zürich (2006).

 Introduction by Professor David Rayson, Head of Painting at the Royal College of Art, London.

 The RCA Visual Cultures Lecture Series will be broadcast live by this is tomorrow.