Photo: Alex Woodward

Andrea Geyer

Criminal Case 40/61: Reverb

A performed installation by one of Germany’s most interesting visual artists, based on edited transcripts of the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem and the writings of Hannah Arendt. Andrea will also conduct a talk and discussion about the work.

Who

Andrea creates image and text based installations, using both fiction and documentary strategies: often restrained, they have a sort of rich calmness to them, that draws you into a consideration of what turns out to be layers upon layers of thought or meaning; a calmness that leads to a considered, embodied thinking on concepts such as national identity, gender and class.

 

What

A kind of performed installation based on edited transcripts of the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem and the writings of Hannah Arendt.  An abstracted trial scene stages six characters on six screens surrounding the viewer: Accused, Defense, Judge, Prosecution, Reporter, Audience; each embodied by the same performer (the amazing performance/ visual artist Wu Ingrid Tsang, who was not present at the Episode). Andrea will also have a discussion and talk with curator and LUX Assistant Director Mike Sperlinger about her work.

 

Why

The reconstructed, abstracted trial examines complicated questions of truth and justice as they travel across time within an individual and become history. 

  • Audio of the Talk

    Credits / license
    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • Video of the Talk