Events | Welcoming Reception. Meet the Fellows | Fall 2015

Los Angeles | October 29, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Born 1970 in Germany, Edward Berger graduated in directing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1994. Both his work in film and television has earned him praise. JACK, Edward Bergers latest film, won the German Film Award in Silver for Best Picture. The 8-part television series DEUTSCHLAND '83 recently premiered to rave reviews on Sundance TV as the first German television show ever to air in the US.

His topic for 10/29: 
"During a hike in the Alpes, Nelly's husband Christian plunges into a crevasse. Due to bad weather, his dead body cannot be recovered until spring. Nelly returns to their home in Northern Germany and uncovers a secret, that leaves her devastated".
Edward will read the treatment that he and co-fellow Nele Mueller-Stoefen devlop during their first weeks at Villa Aurora. Film clips and photos will broaden the theme of their new film.

Yutaka Makino was born in Tochigi, Japan in 1976. Makino studied earth sciences, computer music and visual arts in Japan, Europe and the US. His performances and installations provide visually and acoustically conditioned environments that make different modes of perception tangible and provoke reflection on the modes of perception.
On 10/29 Yutaka will talk about his upcoming show at BOLD Room L.A. on 11/13/2015.

Eoghan McTigue was born in Galway (Irland) in 1969. He studied visual arts in Belfast followed by his master studies in architecture and visual arts at the Institute of Art & Design (K.I.A.D.) in Canterbury. Since 1995 his work has been shown in numerous international solo and group exhibitions.

Susan Philipsz was born 1965 in Glasgow. She completed a BA in Fine Arts at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and an MA in Fine Art at The University of Ulster, Belfast. In 2000 she was awarded the P.S.1 studio residency programme and in 2001 she took up residency at Kunst-Werke e.V. artist residency programme in Berlin where she has lived since. In 2010 she won the Turner Prize and in 2014 she was awarded an Order of the Britsh Empire.

On 10/29 they will present a film documenting recent work with the emigree composer Hanns Eisler. It was Eisler's tale of flight from Germany in the 30's and his subsequent deportation from the United States by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1948 that they found particularly interesting. They will also present some current research and plans for exhibitions at the Duveen Galleries Tate Britain, London (November 2015) and Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington (January 2016) and at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (January 2016).

Jan Wagner was born in Hamburg in 1971. He studied English and American studies in Hamburg and Dublin and graduated in Berlin. Since the publication of his first poetry collection Probebohrung im Himmel at Berlin Verlag in 2001, Wagner has been working as a freelance poet, translator and literary critic.
On 10/29 Jan will read a selection of poems titled 'Self-Portrait With a Swarm of Bees' translated into English by Iain Galbraith (GB) and David Keplinger (USA).

Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272

Admission is free
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