Ulla von Brandenburg [DE/FR]
Baisse-toi montagne, lève-toi vallon
18.03 – 19.03.2015
For a social and poetic world
The French-German artist Ulla von Brandenburg presents her first major theatre performance. It is a play sung by five actors and the Brussels Brecht-Eisler Chorus. They create a sort of ‘re-enactment’ of the celebrations of the Saint-Simonists in Paris between 1832 and 1835. These followers of Henri de Saint-Simon (1760-1825), a utopian socialist and forerunner of Karl Marx, set up a large, tightly organised group of thinkers, scientists and industrialists who strived to create a moral, social, political and poetic world order.
• Ulla von Brandenburg’s work was recently exhibited at Kunstverein Hannover (2014) and the Vienna Secession (2013). She has participated in exhibitions at the Sydney Biennale (2014), Witte de With in Rotterdam (2014), WIELS (2013), Palais de Tokyo (2012), Tate Modern (2007), etc. Her performances have also been presented at Performa 07 (New York) and Playground 09 (Leuven).
director Ulla von Brandenburg | music Joachim Saxenborn, Ulla von Brandenburg | dramatist and stage direction assistant Benoît Résillot | with Pierre Casadei, Lucienne Deschamps, Duncan Evennou, Giuseppe Molino, Benoît Résillot | Costumes London School of Fashion, London | assistance Sabine Tarry | general management Dirk Meylaerts | production as part of the action Nouveaux commanditaires of Fondation de France, Paris, with the support of Fondation de France, Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, Paris, Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris, and Mairie de Paris