Rotations (Prometheus and Zwitter)

The cinematic installation “Rotations” concentrates on psychiatry as institution and its relation to the German history of the 20th century.


Rotations (Prometheus and Zwitter)

The cinematic installation “Rotations” concentrates on psychiatry as institution and its relation to the German history of the 20th century. The main figures of the artwork are two sculptures: Prometheus (1937) by Arno Breker – a monumental figure of a hero and “Zwitter” (1920) by Karl Genzel, a small, wooden hermaphrodite. Within the film both figures rotate with the same speed but in different directions. The film show physical similarity but differences in close up views. The figures seem to have the same size. This confrontation refers back to a common story of both figures – both were part of two exhibitions, which were arranged by the Nazis: the exhibition “Degenerate Art” and its counterpart the “Great, German Art Exhibition”. 2011 the gebrueder beetz filmproduktion Köln realized the complex 35mm production.

Artist: Javier Telléz
Cinematography: Wolfgang Aichholzer
Editor: Barbara Hiltmann