Events | Villa Aurora Night 2012

Berlin | November 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

On November 14 starting at 8:00 p.m., Villa Aurora Night will take place at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. Works of the artists, who stayed at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles in 2011 and 2012 will be presented via video documention along with those, who will be travelling to Pacific Palisades in 2013. The evening will be featuring Michael Maierhof at the grand piano as well as Dietrich Brüggemann. They and DJane Christine Lang will give the event a transatlantic spirit.

Like no other venue Tempelhof Airport represents the historically unique relationship between Germany and the United States. From June of 1948 to May of 1949, during the blockade of West Berlin, American planes supplied West Berlin with food and other vital items, at times in 90-second intervals.

The event will take place in hall „Ankunft Europa" (Arrival Europe)

Since 1995 Villa Aurora has engaged in a transatlantic dialogue, enabling up to 16 artists yearly to live and work as fellows in Los Angeles. The program is supported by the Foreign Office and the Federal Commission for Culture and Media. In addition Villa Aurora Forum Berlin organizes lectures, concerts, exhibitions and film screenings to present the works of the fellows in Germany.


7:30 p.m.: Doors open
8:00 p.m.: Program begins

Opening Remarks
Philip D. Murphy (American Ambassador to Berlin)
Dr. Ingeborg Berggreen-Merkel (Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media)
Dr. Michael Naumann (former Secretary of State for Culture and Media)

Michael Maierhof, splitting 36.4  for piano, sonic motors, vibrating systems and tape (Premiere)
Dietrich Brüggemann, silent film une partie d'auto plus live accompaniment
Video-Documentation of works by fellows 2011 to 1013
DJ Christine Lang

Hall „Ankunft Europa" (Arrival Europe) at the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin)

Enter through main entrance: Tempelhofer Damm.
Paid parking available.

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