Event accompanying the Terry Fox Exhibition: Film as Sculpture?


This exhibition is dedicated to rediscovering the cross-media works by US-European artist Terry Fox (1943–2008), whose political and anarchistic performances and videotapes are legendary, and whose works with sound made him a pioneer of the sound art scene. The displays create associative thinking spaces related to central themes in Fox’s oeuvre: “Situations/Körperliche Zustände” “Elements/Material” – “Mapping/Labyrinth” – “Sound as Sculpture/Raum als Instrument”. Previously unpublished video, photographic materials and Fox’s work notes will also be shown. “Berlino”, one of three sound rooms, is based on Fox’s “Berlin Wall Scored for Sound” from 1981/82 produced while he was a scholar on the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin programme, and reinterpreted spatially for the exhibition by Arnold Dreyblatt. The extensive catalogue includes previously unknown works as well as statements made this year by his contemporaries. 

The symposium on 7/8 Jan (in cooperation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Forschergruppe BildFilmRaum, Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte & Henry Moore Institute) investigates at which point video or film become sculpture – going beyond the closed-circuit video in its relationship to an installation in an exhibition space, or the object character of a monitor, projector or screen?

With Hubertus von Amelunxen, Matthias Bruhn, Nikola Doll, Lisa Le Feuvre, Jonathan Wood et al.

Exhibition in cooperation with the BAM – Musée des Beaux-Arts Mons, the Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal and the Kunstmuseum Bern. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Capital Cultural Fund) and the Society of Friends of the Academy of Arts.

7 — 8 Jan 2016



Event is held in German and English

Thurday 7.1., 7 pm - 10 pm

Friday 8.1., 11 am – 8 pm

with Hubertus von Amelunxen, Matthias Bruhn, Nikola Doll, Marc Glöde, Rosa Barba et al.

Cooperation with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Forschergruppe BildFilmRaum, Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte) & Henry Moore Institute Leeds.

Free entry with exhibition ticket


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