Catherina Cramer & Giulietta Ockenfuß, Unleash the Beast – Chapter 1: The Aquatic Ape, 2020, videostill, HD video, 20′, color, sound, copyright and courtesy of the artists


Catherina Cramer & Giulietta Ockenfuß, Unleash the Beast – Chapter 1: The Aquatic Ape, 2020, videostill, HD video, 20′, color, sound, copyright and courtesy of the artists


Catherina Cramer & Giulietta Ockenfuß, Unleash the Beast – Chapter 1: The Aquatic Ape, 2020, videostill, HD video, 20′, color, sound, copyright and courtesy of the artists

L187 is pleased to present the online screening of Unleash the Beast – Chapter 1: The Aquatic Ape (2020) by Catherina Cramer and Giulietta Ockenfuß. The video will be screened online from 04 June, 4:00 p.m. (CET) – 06 June, 4:00 p.m. (CET) in collaboration with the Offenbach Biennale Kunstansichten at L187.de

Unleash the Beast is both a documentary television program and a fictional film. By combining both formats, the work upturns established, patriarchal narratives, questioning how history is written. The first chapter of the three-part series tells the story of a female aquatic ape whose life trajectory imagines an evolutionary history with feminist connotations. The footage was shot during a four-month stay in Mexico. The film is comprised of obviously scripted, performative interviews and conversations, as well as footage documenting the two artists' research trip. Unleash the Beast is the first collaboration between Catherina Cramer and Giulietta Ockenfuß.

The artists would like to thank their interview partners María Ornelas Berho and Iván Gonzàles Apodaca as well as the mask artist Gilberto Linares. The work has been realized with the kind support of Hessische Kulturstiftung, Kunststiftung NRW (“Junge Szene”), Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf e.V. and Julia Stoschek Collection.

04 June, 4:00 p.m. (CET) – 06 June, 4:00 p.m. (CET)
www.l187.de

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