It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon

Jepson Center January 2-April 7, 2018

Film screening in the Neises Auditorium


Ulla von Brandenburg’s (German, b. 1974) 2016 film, titled It Has a Golden Sun and Elderly Grey Moon, was filmed as one unedited and continuous shot and features seven performers engaging with a monolithic white staircase that acts as a stage for their danced narratives. Their movements, collectively and individually, become a choreographed struggle against the hierarchal architecture of the stairs. This film uses dancers, architecture, and fabric props to create a rich story around the tropes and traditions of theater.

Ulla von Brandenburg (German, b. 1974) lives and works in Paris, France. Von Brandenburg oscillated between various mediums including film, performance, writing, sculpture, sound and set design to create an artistic practice that is diversely powerful. Her works draw from historical references to engage with the traditions theatre, music, craft, and color theory. She studied Scenography and Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe and continued her studies in fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg.

Ulla von Brandenburg, It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon, 2016
super-16-mm film, color, sound, 22 min 25 sec
Photo: Martin Argyroglo
Courtesy the artist and Art : Concept, Paris
© Ulla von Brandenburg