Goethe at LUX Residency 2017 Liz Rosenfeld
Goethe at LUX Resident Artist 2017

Liz Rosenfeld Photo: Liz Rosenfeld © Alexa Vachon

Mon, 01.05.2017 -
Mon, 31.07.2017


Liz Rosenfeld was the first artist to spend three months in London as part of the Goethe at LUX Residency established in 2017.

Liz Rosenfeld is a Berlin based artist utilizing disciplines of film, video and live performance, to convey a sense of past and future histories. Rosenfeld is invested in concepts of how history can be queered and experienced through the moment and the ways in which it is lived and remembered. She explores how we identify ourselves with in/out community and social poly-relationship configurations.
Rosenfeld is part of the queer/feminist Berlin based moving image production collective NowMomentNow, and is also one of the founding members of the food-performance group foodGASM, a satellite project of nowMomentnow, which explores the intersection of creative labor, food and industry.
Since her move to Berlin in 2008, Rosenfeld continues to work as a performer, dramaturge and film/video director. She has received several grants from the city of Berlin in support of her performance and film work. She is currently working with the Berlin-based production company AMARID BIRD Films on her new film works. Her film work is represented and distributed by Video Data Bank.
Her work has been screened and performed internationally at venues including Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, the V&A,  Rivington Place  (all in London) // The C/O Gallery, The Hebbel am Ufer Theatre (both in Berlin),the Kunsthaus Dresden, the  Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The Kitchen (New York City). She has been profiled in publications including Art Review and Camera Obscura, as well as Missy Magazine. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, followed by a Master in Performance Studies from Tisch School of The Arts at New York University in 2007. Rosenfeld is currently working on her first solo performance work, If You Ask Me What I Want, I’ll Tell You. I Want Everything, premiering at Sophiensaele, Berlin in November 2017.

As the Goethe-Institut Artist in Residence at LUX, Liz Rosenfeld will continue her creative body of research that she has been working on for the last year and half regarding the themes and characters in her first feature film, a futuristic queer speculative fiction work called FOXES. During her time at LUX, Liz will conduct extensive research regarding the changing queer and ecological history of Hampstead Heath, with the intention of creating live queer-eco walking tours of this historic park. Together, with LGBTQI youth, Liz will present a live cinematic performance, where each teenager will be asked to inhabit the main character of her film, Ruby, a 16 year old girl coming out as part of the last generation of humans on earth. As part of these cinematic performances the various guises of Ruby will take the audience on a journey through Hampstead Heath, providing a glimpse into the future that Ruby is growing up in. Through this work, Liz hopes to investigate how the demise and destruction of the natural ecology of public space effects and has potentially erased queer history and queer public meeting spaces.
Newly established in 2017, the Goethe at LUX residency is for artists based in Germany and working with moving image to be undertaken in London. The residency is offered by the Goethe-Institut London and LUX, the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists’ working with the moving image in London, UK.

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