Lecture performance about textiles at Bauhaus
In her new performance lecture, the Berlin artist Judith Raum will report on her artistic research on the textile studios at the Bauhaus, with a special focus on the shift to National Socialism.
Projected images, text and sculptural actions in 'Anni and the Feline' bring to mind textile materials that were thought to be lost and have now been rediscovered through Judith Raum's research, and which were not unaffected by the political conditions in Germany. Another topic is the positioning of individual artists of the textile studio in the period around 1933, such as Otti Berger and Lilly Reich.
Judith Raum has been working on Bauhaus fabrics since 2016 and has developed various installations, videos and performances. One of her central activities is the analysis and reweaving of individual fabrics from the Bauhaus period. Judith Raum will talk about these experiences and bring along some fabric samples.
The performance 'Anni and the Feline' had its premiere in the USA at the end of 2019. At ZKM, material from the performance will now be shown in German for the first time.
Two videos by the artist and the reweaving of a curtain fabric are part of the exhibition 'The Whole World a Bauhaus', which can be seen at ZKM in Karlsruhe until 16 February, 2020.
The lecture will be held in German.