An Erotic Concert
Rebecca Horn, 1993, 44'00''

Viewing this artwork is possible at the LIMA media library in Amsterdam


'Rebecca Horn (1944) attended the Akademie der Kunste in Hamburg. In addition to her sculptures, Horn has made films and often writes texts to accompany her sculptural work. Horn's early work is comprised mainly of appendages or prosthetics for the human body: long pointy heads, shoulder and finger extensions, feather cocoons, masks and fabric strips that inhibit or emphasize bodily movement. Her later work includes vessels, often glass, filled with liquid. These are sometimes included as part of a larger installation of various objects, especially mechanised ones. The example presented here, 'River of the Moon: Room of Lovers,' comprised of violins, motors and a bed was filmed in the Hotel Peninsular in Barcelona (1992). The title, the setting of a hotel roomand the sound of violins conjures images of romance; the whimsical placement of multipl violins brings to mind dancing. It is as if the lovers have departed the hotel room and we are left with a visual residue of their memory. Besides creating this installation for a hotel, Horn has also used a school, a beach, and a tower where prisoners were once tortured as sites for her work.
Apart from interviews with the artist, and unique recordings of her work during a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, thie documentary includes excerpts from her films 'Der Eintanzer,' 'La Ferdinanda' and 'Buster's Bedroom.'
German spoken, English subtitles.
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  • Date: 1993
  • Length: 44'00''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: interview (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: artist