Julian Göthe’s Walls Talk (2005) was made together with Antje Stöffler-Hamad, originally being part of a wall sculpture. This feature-length work in black-and-white combines opulent imagery and sounds in a condensed use of key elements of Göthe’s artistic practice, including his interest in stage design, interiors and décor, as well as historical depiction and classical Hollywood cinema. Göthe’s faible for functional music is also evident here, as its unexpected genealogy and complexity develop a quality of their own when combined with the images. The slow camera movements exploring the individual pictures—as symbolized in the overlapping Spirograph animation—permit a close reading that often reveals unforeseen details. This very sensual approach corresponds with Göthe‘s notion of a “space of longing,” which becomes atmospheric and perceptible here.
Julian Göthe, Walls Talk, 2005, 83 min
Before the screening Julian Göthe and mumok curator Heike Eipeldauer will talk about the his work Painted White in a Spirit of Rebellion (2002/2003), which is currently on display in the exhibition Enjoy – the mumok Collection in Change.
Julian Göthe lives in Berlin and Vienna. He is professor of object sculpture at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Exhibitions (selection): Archivraum, Kunstverein München (2020); LONESOME ECHO, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz (2019); the shadows took shape, kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2011).