Announcement // Amir Fattal’s Musical Resurrection
Amir Fattal – “Shadow of Smoke Rings on the Wall” book (2014); courtesy of Amir Fattal
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
Zafraan 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.
“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)
Blog entry by AJ Kiyoizumi in Berlin; Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014.