News |Exhibition visit, artist talk and brunch with Villa Fellow Cyrill Lachauer

Last Sunday, we met with some fellows at Berlinische Galerie to visit the exhibition WHAT DO YOU WANT HERE by Villa Aurora Fellow Cyrill Lachauer. Together with him and curator Guido Faßbender, we talked intensively about the work shown there and received fascinating insights into Cyrill's way of working.

The exhibition WHAT DO YOU WANT HERE will run until the April 30th. It shows a yet unshown cycle of works that Cyrill created in recent years while traveling in the USA. The film DODGING RAINDROPS-A SEPERATE REALITY, which Cyrill started working on during his stay at Villa Aurora in 2015, plays a key role in this. It begins in Los Angeles and follows the alleged field research trips of controversial ethnologist Carlos Castaneda, who became the founder of the New Age movement. In addition to the film, photographs and texts can be seen. In them, observations along the Mississippi are combined with fictive situations and historical references to form a polyphonic narrative.

Cyrill Lachauer (* 1979 in Rosenheim) studied directing, ethnology and art in Munich and Berlin. He received amongst other the 3sat-Förderpreis of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in 2008, the IBB Prize for Photography in 2010 and the Villa Aurora Fellowship in 2015. A catalog for the exhibition was published by DISTANZ Verlag.

Many thanks to Cyrill Lachauer and the curator Guido Faßbender for the exciting morning and the Friends of the Berlinische Galerie for the invitation.

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