Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Sigrid Hackenberg’s “Ich Heiße (My Name Is) Rosa Luxemburg” on the fifth floor of 535 West 22nd Street From February 20 through March 17, 2001.
The multiple channel video and sound installation, “Ich Heiße (My Name Is) Rosa Luxemburg,” depicts four life size video images of Rosa Luxemburg. In addition, archival film footage from World War 1 and the November revolution 1918/Spartacus Uprising 1919 (Berlin) accompany the figures. Sigrid Hackenberg performs Rosa Luxemburg and is dressed in the costume of the time period. Digitally altered excerpts from Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” accompany the images. Sound design for the “Fifth Symphony” by Sigrid Hackenberg. A second sound track spoken by Dolores Hackenberg presents excerpts from Luxemburg’s opening speech “Unser Programm und die politische Situation” (Draft Program of the Communist Party of Germany, 1918). Sound design for “Unser Programm und die politische Situation” by Johannes Schneider.
Sigrid Hackenberg is a Spanish-German artist who lives and works in New York. She has produced a series of multiple channel installations and feature length tapes which have been recorded in Europe, Asia and the United States. Hackenberg was born in Barcelona, Spain and grew up in Germany, Canada and Japan. She received a B.A. from San Francisco State University and an M.A. from New York University. She teaches video art at New York University
Dolores Hackenberg is a Spanish-German artist who lives and works in Ingelheim, Germany.
Johannes Schneider is a Swiss artist who lives and works in Mainz, Germany.
Sigrid Hackenberg performs Rosa Luxemburg
WWI archival film footage courtesy Archive Films, Inc., New York
November Revolution 1918/Spartacus Uprising 1919, Berlin, archival film footage courtesy Bundesarchiv/ Transit Film GMBH, Berlin-Munich
Including digitally altered excerpts from Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony No.5 in C minor, op.67" Sound design by Sigrid Hackenberg
Including excerpts from "Unser Programm und die politische Situation" opening speech presented at the founding of the KPD, Berlin, December 31, 1918
Rosa Luxemburg's voice by Dolores Hackenberg
Sound design for "Unser Programm und die politische Situation" by Johannes Schneider
Exhibition will be held on the 5th floor of 535 West 22nd Street