Documentary by Rasmus Gerlach about one of Germany’s most important conceptual artists Hanne Darboven (1941-2009). Features a lot of historic original material as well as commentary and interviews with friends and collaborators.
84 minutes, 16:9, German language.
“Rasmus Gerlach presents a multi-faceted portrait of Hamburg’s world-renowned conceptual artist Hanne Darboven. Hanne Darboven’s work occupies a prominent position in contemporary art both in Germany and internationally. Her visionary conceptual art could be called art writing or minimalist musical compositions and it was created by a character who was as unusual as her art. Rasmus Gerlach met Hanne Darboven several times and filmed, among other things, the 2001 performance of her organ concerto on her 60th birthday in the Laeiszhalle. The documentary shows some of her most important exhibitions and takes us to Harburg to the studio of the artist, who died in 2009. The house is so chock full of memories and art that even the ceiling is covered in her fascinating number constructions. This worthy portrait is rounded out with interviews with Darboven’s artistic collaborators and other friends.“