Events | Meet the Fellows

Los Angeles | August 8, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Welcoming Reception for our current fellows Uisenma Borchu & Sven Zellner (filmmaker), Leo Hofmann (composer), Ole Hübner (composer), Angelika Levi (filmmaker), Christoph Keller (visual artist) and Hadeer El-Mahdawy (Feuchtwanger Fellow).

 

Filmmaker

UISENMA BORCHU & SVEN ZELLNER

Uisenma Borchu & Sven Zellner will talk about two of their joint projects:

One is DON’T LOOK AT ME THAT WAY, a compelling examination of female roles, the power of sexuality, gender identity and alienation between cultures. Combining a naturalistic style with an ever-present air of the surreal, the film captured a FIPRESCI prize at Filmfest München, along with Best Direction – Young Film at the Bavarian Film Awards, Most Promising Talent at the Osaka Asian Film Festival, and the International New Talent Competition’s Grand Prize at the Taipei Film Festival.

Watch the tailer here

 

The other project is BLACKMILK,  shot in Mongolia 2018.

In BLACKMILK two sisters meet after twenty years of separation. One grew up in Western Europe, the other in the Gobi Desert. This encounter turns their worlds upside down. A fight for love and recognition begins.

 

Composer

LEO HOFMANN

Leo Hofmann is going to welcome you to into his music studio. It's not only a work place, but also the temporary home for him and his machines. Sit on the sofa or the floor, while Leo is creating waves with automation and algorithms. Referencing genres such as audio drama, opera and vaporwave, the semi-virtual ensemble explores new connections between electronic music production and its performance, addressing visions of creative rationalization and consumer culture.

Filmmaker

ANGELIKA LEVI

Angelika Levi is a research based filmmaker and video artist, working with a range of media – particularly film material, video, audio, photography and text.

Her work contains thematic lines as well as narrative structures, which have a completely unique signature and enter into a congenial dialogue with her choice of cinematic means opening up a space of freedom: the freedom, of circling a subject, of approaching associatively, of digressing, of pursuing secondary paths, to return to the starting point in a non-linear movement. The question is often more important than the answer, the approach, both content-wise as emotionally, more productive than the fixation.

Her work is part of the group exhibition Territorium Tijuana https://territorium-tijuana.org


On August 8th you will have the chance to be among the first to see Angelika’s new piece which is being edited as we speak.

Visual Artist
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CHRISTOPH KELLER

Christoph Keller's installations frequently resemble experimental configurations in which he uses the discursive possibilities of art to investigate the themes of science and its utopias. The Cloudbuster-Projects for example involve reenactments of Wilhelm Reich’s experiments for influencing the atmosphere with orgone energy. In Los Angeles Christoph Keller revisits his previous formation as a hydrologist for an artistic inquiry into the city's water supply.

Feuchtwanger Fellows
© Sabry Khaled

HADEER EL-MAHDAWY

Hadeer El-Mahdawy has worked for various independent Egyptian media. She is currently a full time reporter for the independent, bilingual news website Mada Masr. She focuses on domestically sensitive topics, such as political detentions, labor and women's rights, refugee issues, religious minorities and the seizure of private property.

On August 8th she is reading a short story about a political detainee in Cairo, attending the funeral of his father.

 

Composer
© Jakob Boeckh

Ole Hübner

Ole Hübner studied composition in Hanover and Cologne and holds an MA in Applied Theatre Studies from the University of Giessen. Since 2015 he has been focusing on the development of music theatre in open formats and discursive, democratic team constellations, e.g. at the Munich Biennale 2016, the Venice Biennale 2017, the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre 2018, at Gare du Nord Basel and at the Halle Opera House 2020. In the field of concert music, he has collaborated groups such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Decoder Ensemble and NAMES Ensemble. Throughout all genres, the enrichment and reassessment of knowledge and techniques of contemporary music through theatric and theatrological perspectives is of crucial interest to him. In 2018 he started to work as a lecturer in composition at the University of Giessen.

On August 8th you will have the chance to listen to a live recording of his piece „Masse und Bewegung“ („Mass and Movement“) for 14 instruments, played by Ensemble Phœnix on June 8th, 2019, at Gare du Nord Basel.

 


Location
Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272  
 
Admission is free
RSVP mandatory via 310.454-4231 or infola@vatmh.org

Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 6:30 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!

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