Film Premiere and Talk.
Introduction by Daniel Burkhardt and Matthias Müller. Talk with the artist hosted by Aneta Rostkowska (in English).
‘Dance for Käthe Kollwitz’ is a new film by Katarina Zdjelar: Dance for Käthe Kollwitz. Commissioned and supported by the Academy of the Arts of the World, it delves into the work of the dancer and performer Dore Hoyer, who developed a unique form of politically engaged choreography when she founded a dance school in the ruins of Dresden after the Second World War. Its first performance in 1946 was called ‘Dances for Käthe Kollwitz’ and was dedicated to the Communist Party. Zdjelar uses the gaps in the archival evidence of this unique production as a springboard for the imaginative reconstruction of the piece in the form of a film.
Katarina Zdjelar is an artist working in moving image, sound and performances; furthermore, she edited several art theoretical writings. Her work was recently featured in solo exhibitions at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Artium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Centre for Contemporary Art Celje, and Fri Art – Centre d’art contemporain in Fribourg, amongst others.
She lives and works in Rotterdam and Belgrade.