July 3, 2008
Currently, Kunstverein München and Haus der Kunst in Munich present the artist collaborative Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. While the Kunstverein presents Allora & Calzadilla’s the three installations “Wake up”, “Clamor” and “Sediments Sentiments (Figures of Speech), Haus der Kunst shows the artists’ new work “Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano”. At the center of this cycle of works, which were created over the last two years, is the critical examination of how power, militarism, and war are encoded through sound. Jennifer Allora (born 1974 Philadelphia) and Guillermo Calzadilla (born 1971 Havanna, Cuba) live and work in Puerto Rico. Over the last years, Allora & Calzadilla have been exhibiting internationally and are currently DAAD scholarship holders in Berlin. This video contains statements by Julienne Lorz (curator at Haus der Kunst), Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla, and Stefan Kalmar (director Kunsverein Munich). By VTV correspondent Gürsoy Dogtas. Munich, June 13, 2008.