Announcement // Amir Fattal’s Musical Resurrection

Berlin Art Link Discover, Art Work by Amir Fattal; courtesy of Amir FattalAmir Fattal – “Shadow of Smoke Rings on the Wall” book (2014); courtesy of Amir Fattal

Kunstquartier Bethanien will host a night of culminating work for artist Amir Fattal on Wednesday, April 16th. Shadow of Smoke Rings on the Wall, an artist book published by DICKERSBACH KUNSTVERLAG presenting a survey of Amir Fattal’s artistic work with images of his artworks and essays by Dr. Heinz Stahlhut, Ludwig Seyfarth and Nimrod Reitman, will be presented and celebrated with a performance. The performance, titled From the End to the Beginning – Wagner Reversed, is also a work by Fattal and is a “mirrored” performance of Richard Wagner’s Vorspiel und Liebestod from the opera Tristan and Isolde. The Zafraan Ensemble will perform the piece with singer Dénise Beck and conductor Holly Mathieson.

Berlin Art Link Discover, photo of Zafraan Ensemble; courtesy of Amir FattalZafraan Ensemble; Photo by Max Helbig

Cultural perception is an important theme in Fattal’s work and his reference to the famous opera constructs a sort of “resurrection” for the male title character. The original song is played after his death in the drama and, when played backwards, is reminiscent of the power of music’s immersive and emotional effects.

The performance will premiere in Berlin, but will also be performed in Israel in September at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Additional Information

KUNSTQUARTIER BETHANIEN
“From the End to the Beginning – Wagner Reversed” – AMIR FATTAL
Book Launch and Performance: Wednesday, Apr.16, 2014; 6-10pm
Mariannenplatz 2 (click here for map)
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Blog entry by AJ Kiyoizumi in Berlin; Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014.


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