© Ryan Trecartin/Lizzie Fitch, photo: Julian Baumann
Kammerspiele München, Rehearsal Stage

Ryan Trecartin. Premise Place (edit 1)

The Los Angeles based artist Ryan Trecartin belongs to a new generation of artists who grew up with the Internet. In his video films he depicts the accelerated present in the age of omnipresent media. In cooperation with the Sammlung Goetz, the Munich Kammerspiele present the European premier of Trecartin’s large-scale multimedia installation The Premise Place (edit 1) from 2009.

Ryan Trecartin challenges the viewers with super-fast cuts, accelerated sound and changing characters and sets. The outlandishly made up, continuously chatting actors recall self-promoters on YouTube and in cheap television casting shows. Although the films resemble improvised amateur videos on the Internet, Trecartin wrote the screen play for each of them. Felix Rothenhäusler now ventures for the first time in staging one of these scenarios in a play at the Kammerspiele. The Re'Search, the title of a complex language artwork, goes beyond the boundaries of gender, class and race. Ryan Trecartin’s text collage appears in parallel as a bilingual edition published by Merve-Verlag.
In the context of this experiment, on the rehearsal stage of Kammer 3 the Sammlung Goetz presents the artist’s 7-channel multimedia installation The Premise Place (edit 1) (2009), which includes the film The Re'Search. The installation serves as an accessible backdrop into which Trecartin integrates the seven films on flat screens as well as props from his films as sculptural elements.

Curated by Leo Lencsés


Blumenprojektion, Herbst (Flower Projection, Autumn), (1998) Peter Fischli David Weiss

| An art intervention of the Sammlung Goetz in the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg

In the context of the interdisciplinary Flower Power Festival — a celebration of the flower in cultural history—the Sammlung Goetz will present the two-channel slide installation, Blumenprojektion, Herbst (1998) by Peter Fischli David Weiss. Presented as an intervention in the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, the images of flower gardens and vegetable beds created by the Swiss artist duo enter into a dialogue with the floral designs of the resident artisans.

further exhibitions

view archive