Late Night @ Goethe: The Virtual Anniversary Celebration

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© Courtesy of the Artists and Goethe-Institut Toronto
Late Night @ Goethe: The Virtual Anniversary Celebration

100 University Ave., North Tower
Suite 201, mailbox #136
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1V6
September 6th, 2012 - November 3rd, 2012

King West / Fashion District
+1 416 5935257
Tue 1-6; Wed-Thu 3-8; Sat 11-4
installation, video-art


Commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Toronto

To celebrate our 50th anniversary in Canada, the Goethe-Institut Toronto is hosting a special party. Pedestrians walking along King Street will be surprised to discover a virtual anniversary celebration in the windows of the Institut, located on the second floor of 100 University Avenue.

The German video art duo fettFilm has created a video installation comprising of rear window projections that replicate a party atmosphere. Look out for accompanying images of former famous guests of the Goethe-Institut Toronto like Wim Wenders or Günter Grass to join in (virtually).

By combining video with other media, fettFilm – video artists Momme Hinrichs and Torge Möller – create multifaceted works of art which do not merely decorate a space or coexist with it but blend various artistic levels.

In addition to the famous Salzburg, Bregenz and Bayreuth Festivals, fettFilm have worked with State Opera Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, L’Opera nationale de Paris, and many others. In 2006, fettFilm gained popularity with their installation »Signs Fiction«. It was displayed on the media facade »SPOTS« at Potsdamer Platz Berlin where, among others, artists like Jonathon Monk and Terry Giliam exhibited their work. Since 2005 they have been lecturing at the Department for Set Design at the Technische Universität Berlin. 2010 saw their participation in Toronto’s prestigious Luminato Festival with The Africa Trilogy, co-presented with the Goethe-Institut and other arts organisations.

A special thank you to Manulife Real Estate, Property Management.

September 6 – November 3, 2012; 8pm-2am

Part of the Goethe-Institut's celebration "50 Years Goethe-Institut Canada"