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Unleash the beast
A film by Catherina Cramer and Giulietta Ockenfuß
The film "Unleash the Beast" deals with questions of origin and identity. In the fictional documentation one follows the main character, a female aquatic ape. This character personifies a narrative of the decent of humanity that differs from narratives that, in the western society, are
put as truthfulness, such as the darwinistic or the christian narrative of Adam and Eve. At the same time, information is given to the recipient in an investigative way. Following a genuine curiosity for Mexican culture and practises of everyday life, the two artists Cramer and
Ockenfuß went to verify their assumptions and fantasies towards the country and its people. They led numerous interviews with different characters that tell their stories and talk about their relation with, and their usage of the element water. For the costumes, the artists worked together with famous Mexican artisans, such as Gilberto Linares. They built masks, that personify the aquatic ape and other sea animals.
The documentation of the talk is available online on our Vimeo account.
This event is part of the public programme of the exhibition creating a 'we'.
Catherina Cramer is a German artist and filmmaker. She studied at the art academies of Münster and Düsseldorf. She received her master's certificate in 2019 from Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. In addition to making films, her art is multimedia and includes performance, sculpture and environments. Her work has been shown at Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany), Kunsthalle Münster (Münster, Germany), Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster (Aachen, Germany), Kunstmuseum Solingen (Solingen, Germany), Kasseler Dokfest Kunstverein Kassel (Kassel, Germany), V-Art Center (Shanghai, China), Stroboskop Artspace (New York, USA), Dortmunder U. (Dortmund, Germany), K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Germany) and many other locations.
Giulietta Ockenfuß (*1986 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany) lives and works in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt am Main. She completed her studies in 2017 at the Kunsthochschule Düsseldorf. Since 2013 she is part of the female artist rap group Die Römischen Votzen. Her works have been shown in exhibitions such as Volume 1 - The Garden, OADE, Frankfurt (2020), Power Strip, Synnika Space, Frankfurt (2019), Losing my virginity, Robert Grunenberg Gallery, Berlin (2018), Bad News, Wiesbaden Biennale (2018) and Good to talk, Berghain Kantine, Berlin.