June 9, 2023 7:20 pm

 - 8:00 pm

Julian Rosefeldt makes breath-taking, visually stunning film installations. In music and film, his work Euphoria presents a wide range of statements about capitalism, from Karl Marx and Ayn Rand to Mick Jagger, and makes both the ‘euphoric’ and destructive sides of consumerism tangible.

The large-scale, immersive film installation can be seen in Amsterdam’s enormous Central Market Hall. Texts about economy and capitalism are spoken and sung by critically acclaimed performers like Giancarlo Esposito, Virginia Newcomb, filmed at impressive locations. Cate Blanchett provides the voice for a talking, singing tiger. They are musically supported, in surround video, by a hundred and fifty young singers from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and further aided by five celebrated contemporary jazz drummers, including Terri Lyne Carrington and Antonio Sanchez.

Rosefeldt incorporates existing texts from literature, politics and pop culture in his installations, which include the successful Manifesto with actress Cate Blanchett (Holland Festival 2017), and brings these to life in a new context. The real and imagined scenes play out in unexpected settings full of subtle cinematographic details, which invariably results in surreal sequences that leave a deep impression on the audience.

Commissioned and Produced by Park Avenue Armory

Co-Commissioned by Holland Festival, Ruhrtriennale Festival of the Arts, RISING Melbourne in Association with Sydney Festival, and Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

Meet the artist Julian Rosefeldt: Sat 10 June, 10:15 pm, Centrale Markthal