CLUBS, Art a la Pista: Julian Rosefeldt “Deep Gold” (2013-2014)



“Deep Gold” (2013-2014) is part of the anthology film The Scorpion’s Sting (2013/2014), that was initiated by the artist-duo M+M. Six artists or artist collectives were invited to work on Luis Buñuel’s groundbreaking and at the time scandalous film L’âge d’or (1930). Based on the original episodes, Tobias Zielony, Chicks On Speed, M+M, Keren Cytter, Julian Rosefeldt and John Bock each reinterpreted one of the six filmic sequences. Rosefeldt’s part, the black-and-white film Deep Gold, recalls a grotesque version of the Golden Age. It functions as a fictional insert in Buñuel’s original movie, in which the two protagonists, played by Lya Lys and Gaston Modot, try to fulfil their lust for each other, but are constantly separated or disturbed by various obstacles. Buñuel used the motif of amour fou to criticise the restrictions and conventions of the time: the Catholic Church, the political establishment, the bourgeois morality, the aristocracy, etc.”

Internationally known for his film – and film installation – Manifesto starring Cate Blanchett in 13 different roles, artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt creates elaborately staged films that investigate the power of language and the conventions of cinema as an allegory for societal and individual behaviors. The works of the Berlin-based artist are shown in museums worldwide and collected by institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art New York or the Nationalgalerie Berlin.


CLUBS, Art a la pista is an exhibition circuit that will turn dance floors into temporary hosts for artistic works and installations, with the objective of offering a different proposition for the venues and generating new synergies between them and artists, galleries, museums, public and private foundations and other institutions.

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