TWELVE / Rebecca Horn
Slovene National Theatre Maribor, Kazinska Hall, Slovenska ul. 27
Thursday, 27 September 2012 at 19:00

Conversation with Rebecca Horn in the frame of the project TWELVE is part of the accompanying programme of the exhibition Maribor Project / Rebecca Horn & Guests.

Rebecca Horn (1944) studied philosophy and art at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste in Hamburg. Since the beginning of the 1970s, Rebecca Horn has been creating an oeuvre consisting of an ever-growing flow of performances, films, sculptures, spatial installations, drawings and photographs. The first period of her artistic opus mark performances, the body-extensions, where she explored the equilibrium between body and space. Turning point in her career presents collaboration at documenta 5 in 1972 where she won recognition of international art public. In the same year she moved to New York where she met the representatives of Fluxus and experimental film scene. Her work is known after historical, political and sociocritical themes interpreted in poetic and versatile artistic language, for instance, spatial installation Concert for Buchenwald in 1999 which commemorates the victims of nationalsocialism. First encounter with film reaches in the early period, when Rebecca Horn documented the performances on video. Later she made several theatre movies (Der Eintänzer, 1978, La Ferdinanda: Sonate für eine Medici-Villa, 1981 and Buster's Bedroom, 1990). In 2011 the documentary film Moon Mirror Journey was shot, which presents the most important works by Rebecca Horn. Between 1993-2009 Rebecca Horn was professor at Berlin University of the arts. Her versatile opus is enriched also by literature and poetry respectively, which links it with her visual art. Rebecca Horn has received numerous awards and honorable mentions for her work, such as documenta-Preis (1986), Imperial ring of City of Goslar (1992) and Praemium Imperiale (2010).

In conversation with Aleš Šteger.