A Clemens von Wedemeyer production in collaborationwith Maya Schweizer and their film crew.
Opening and casting of extras for the film on Sunday 29 January 2006 at 3pm. Shooting of the film from 5 to 11 February. Exhibition and projections of films by Clemens von Wedemeyer from 29 January to 18 March 2006.
Clemens von Wedemeyer was born in Göttingen, Germany, in
1974. He has been making experimental films and short fiction films since 1998, winning prizes in many international festivals. He navigates between the worlds of cinema and contemporary art, and his filmography is representative of the new generation of auteurs whose artistic influences and ways of writing originate in photography and video as well as cinema and performance art.
The artist will be presenting a selection of his latest films, and for the duration of the exhibition he will be filming a new short film that refers to the idea of theatre in Samuel Beckett’s ‘Catastrophe’. This new project, co-produced by the CAC Brétigny and the Berlin biennial, is based on the reality of the current situation in the French suburbs. The opening of the exhibition will be organised around the casting of the actors and extras to meet the demands of the screenplay. The finished film will be presented on the 24 March 2006 at the opening of the 4th Berlin biennial for contemporary art.