Ulla van Brandenburg, Sweet Feast, Whitechapel, London, Sept 20 2018 – March 31 2019
A new film by Ulla von Brandenburg commissioned by Whitechapel Gallery with Le Prix Marcel Duchamp, following her nomination in 2016 for this prestigious annual award, recreates the event. Renowned for a body of work drawing on theatre and performance to explore complex social issues, von Brandenburg has also designed a colourful seating structure resembling a landscape, transforming spectator into participant.
Filmed with children from the Arnhem Wharf Primary School, von Brandenburg explores the dynamics between the individual and the group; and the hopes of young people at a time when Brexit may limit opportunities for future generations.
Image: Ulla von Brandenburg, Production still from Sweet Feast, 2018, super-16 mm film, colour, sound. Courtesy the artist.