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"Die DDR Hat Es Nie Gegeben / Appell" in Los Angeles

A woman in traditional costume in front of the Humboldtforum in Berlin.
source: Christine A. Maier

Our fellow Clarissa Thieme presents “Die DDR Hat Es Nie Gegeben I Appell (The GDR Never Existed I Salute)” as part of CO/LAB III at Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles.

Die DDR Hat Es Nie Gegeben I Appell (The GDR Never Existed I Salute)
Video Loop, 4 Min, with English subtitles

THE GDR NEVER EXISTED / SALUTE. On German Unity Day, a young woman dressed in a dirndl is endlessly reciting the first part of the German Democratic Republic's young pioneers’ salute: “Get ready for peace and socialism!”.

She stands at Schloßplatz (Palace’s Square, formerly: Marx-Engel Square) in Berlin. Behind her, the reconstruction of the Neo-Prussian Berlin Palace (formerly: Palace of the People) is taking place. Will the second part of the salute “I am ready!” be the answer?

Text / Gruß der Jungpioniere der FDJ; Performance / Tanja Krone; Camera / Christine A. Maier; Sound / Juliane Zelwies; 1st AC / Sabine Panossian; Sound Design / Manuela Schininá; Color Correction / Alex Beyer

Friday, 30 March 2018, 7pm

Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA, 90503
United States

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