Costumes & Wishes for the 21st Century

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, BLESS, and Manuel Raeder
October 31, 2016 – January 22, 2017

From left to right:

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (Lola Montez) (on the chair and hanging)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

For this apparition, Gonzalez-Foerster draws on the 1955 film Lola Montez, in which its director Max Ophüls envisioned the life of a minor historical character mostly known for her amorous exploits with famous men. 

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (Fitzcarraldo)

The holographic projection shows Gonzalez-Foerster as Fitzcarraldo, the protagonist of Werner Herzog’s eponymous 1981 film, portrayed by Klaus Kinski.  

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (The Boy with Green Hair)

The 1948 film The Boy with Green Hair, directed by Joseph Losey, addresses the aftermath of World War II. The pacifist fable centered on the psychological cost of war on children. 

 

Valley Chair

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (Vicky)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

Starring Faye Dunaway as Vicky, The Thomas Crown Affair is about an insurance agent seeking to solve an art theft and centers on deception, seduction and an obsession with art and possession.

 

Costume for 

QM.15 (Maria Callas)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

A recording of DGF’s live apparition as Maria Callas is transformed into a holographic illusion that creates a ghostly operatic presence in a very large dark and empty space.

 

Mountain Chair

 

At the center of the space: 

Stage with costume for 

QM.15 (Sarah Bernhardt)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

This apparition is a curtain ghost. The life-sized image of L’Aiglon by Sarah Bernhardt by DGF appears and disappears on a dark velvet curtain.

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

From left to right:

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (Lola Montez) (on the chair and hanging)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

For this apparition, Gonzalez-Foerster draws on the 1955 film Lola Montez, in which its director Max Ophüls envisioned the life of a minor historical character mostly known for her amorous exploits with famous men. 

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (Fitzcarraldo)

The holographic projection shows Gonzalez-Foerster as Fitzcarraldo, the protagonist of Werner Herzog’s eponymous 1981 film, portrayed by Klaus Kinski. 

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (The Boy with Green Hair)

The 1948 film The Boy with Green Hair, directed by Joseph Losey, addresses the aftermath of World War II. The pacifist fable centered on the psychological cost of war on children. 

 

Valley Chair

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

From left to right:

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (Edgar Allan Poe)

The apparition draws on the 2011 film Twixt by Francis Ford Coppola, in which the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe is called upon by a struggling writer.

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (Lola Montez) (on the chair and hanging)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

For this apparition, Gonzalez-Foerster draws on the 1955 film Lola Montez, in which its director Max Ophüls envisioned the life of a minor historical character mostly known for her amorous exploits with famous men. 

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (Fitzcarraldo)

The holographic projection shows Gonzalez-Foerster as Fitzcarraldo, the protagonist of Werner Herzog’s eponymous 1981 film, portrayed by Klaus Kinski.  

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (The Boy with Green Hair)

The 1948 film The Boy with Green Hair, directed by Joseph Losey, addresses the aftermath of World War II. The pacifist fable centered on the psychological cost of war on children. 

 

Valley Chair

 

At the center of the space: 

Stage with costume for 

QM.15 (Sarah Bernhardt)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

This apparition is a curtain ghost. The life-sized image of L’Aiglon by Sarah Bernhardt by DGF appears and disappears on a dark velvet curtain.

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

From left to right:

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (The Boy with Green Hair)

The 1948 film The Boy with Green Hair, directed by Joseph Losey, addresses the aftermath of World War II. The pacifist fable centered on the psychological cost of war on children. 

 

Valley Chair

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (Vicky)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

Starring Faye Dunaway as Vicky, The Thomas Crown Affair is about an insurance agent seeking to solve an art theft and centers on deception, seduction and an obsession with art and possession.

 

At the center of the space: 

Stage with costume for 

QM.15 (Sarah Bernhardt)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

This apparition is a curtain ghost. The life-sized image of L’Aiglon by Sarah Bernhardt by DGF appears and disappears on a dark velvet curtain.

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Costume for 

M.2062 (Lola Montez) (detail)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

For this apparition, Gonzalez-Foerster draws on the 1955 film Lola Montez, in which its director Max Ophüls envisioned the life of a minor historical character mostly known for her amorous exploits with famous men. 

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Costume for 

M.2062 (Lola Montez) (detail)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

For this apparition, Gonzalez-Foerster draws on the 1955 film Lola Montez, in which its director Max Ophüls envisioned the life of a minor historical character mostly known for her amorous exploits with famous men. 

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

From left to right:

 

Costume for 

QM.15 (Maria Callas)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

A recording of DGF’s live apparition as Maria Callas is transformed into a holographic illusion that creates a ghostly operatic presence in a very large dark and empty space.

 

Mountain Chair

 

Costume for 

QM.15 (Marylin Monroe)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

From left to right:

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (The Boy with Green Hair)

The 1948 film The Boy with Green Hair, directed by Joseph Losey, addresses the aftermath of World War II. The pacifist fable centered on the psychological cost of war on children. 

 

Valley Chair

 

Costume for 

M.2062 (Vicky)

In collaboration with Clémence Bellin

Starring Faye Dunaway as Vicky, The Thomas Crown Affair is about an insurance agent seeking to solve an art theft and centers on deception, seduction and an obsession with art and possession.

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Apparitions, 2013–16

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Apparitions, 2013–16

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Wardrobe by BLESS

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Wardrobe by BLESS

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Wardrobe by BLESS

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Wardrobe by BLESS (detail)

 

Scenography by Studio Manuel Raeder

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Costumes & Wishes for the 21st Century

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, BLESS, and Manuel Raeder
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
October 31, 2016 – January 22, 2017
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Schinkel Pavillon is pleased to announce Costumes & Wishes for the 21st Century, a collaboration between BLESS, visual artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and interdisciplinary design studio Manuel Raeder. The exhibition opens on October 30, 2016 in both Schinkel Pavillon’s main space and Schinkel Klause and runs through early 2017.

 

The exhibition at Schinkel Pavillon features a series of costumes which were part of Dominique Gonzales-Foerster’s apparitions dating back to 2013, including Edgar Allan Poe, Lola Montez, and Fitzcarraldo among others. These costumes are staged by Manuel Raeder to perpetuate the spirit of apparitions and transformations.

 

In addition, during the run of the exhibition, on ‘November Cosplay Sundays’, visitors are invited to try on character t-shirts and accessories designed by BLESS and also receive hairstyling by Hiro and makeup interpretations by Uslu Airlines. BLESS’s collection of ‘wearaways’ will offer visitors the opportunity to incorporate the characters and take their contemporary interpretations even further, off-site. 

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