Thursday, February 28, 2008

Lars Laumann, 5th Berlin Biennial

Lars Laumann, Still, Berlinmuren, 2008, Video, 32 min, English, loop, color, sound Courtesy: The artist, 5th berlin biennial for contemporary art

The 5th Berlin Biennial curated by Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic opens April 5.


One of the works to be included is a new film by Lars Laumann titled Berlinmuren and which tells the actual story of Eija-Riita Berliner-Mauer, a Swedish woman who married the Berlin Wall in 1979 and also changed her name.


A brief internet search only brings up a smattering of articles that discusses this woman's erotic love for this concrete wall. They don't explain if she's ever consummated the wedding (or how). Or if this is a post-modern ironic gesture or a real heart-felt sentiment. It looks like she might have a thing for plastic bags too!


If you know more about this, please comment.


Isaac Bigsby Trogdon said...

on her websites, Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer thoughtfully tells the story of her love for the Berliner-Mauer, erotic attraction to other walls and fences, and her non-erotic love for cats.

best regards,

Isaac Bigsby Trogdon

Susan said...

Thanks so much for posting, Isaac!