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The documenta archiv to receive an important donation: The internationally unique performance art archive "Die Schwarze Lade / the Black Kit: Archive for Performance, Action and Intermedia Art" to be presented by documenta artist Boris Nieslony

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#1 “documenta 1955 — the film that was never made”. A screening by Visus-Vision UG


From the documenta archiv #1


Sunday, October 16, 2016, 11 am


Venue: Gloria Kino Kassel, Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 3


Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Birgit Jooss, director of the the documenta archiv





© documenta archiv / Günther Becker

Günther Becker: Raum 15 im EG des Fridericianums mit Werken von Hans Mettel, Mirko und Alexander Calder, documenta 1, 1955, Abzug vom Glasnegativ, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d1, 10011691

To date, no video footage exists of the first trailblazing documenta exhibition in 1955. All the more spectacular, therefore, is the subsequent creation of a 70-minute film documentation based on original photographs from the documenta archiv and the Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg. Visus-Vision was successful in the realization of this project due to an innovative software tool they themselves developed. The recorded texts were developed by documenta expert Harald Kimpel. Following the presentation of the film, there is a discussion with Heiner Georgsdorf, Dr. Harald Kimpel, and E.R Nele, as well as filmmakers Peter Schima and Bernd Scott. Dirk Schwarze, chairman of the documenta forum, leads the discussion.

Organized in cooperation with the documenta forum and Visus-Vision UG.


Film trailer, © Visus-Vision UG

Invitation Card