This first Virtual Reality production by artist Jonathan Meese and his mother Brigitte Meese is a journey into the heart of the “tyranny of art”. In Meese’s virtual studio we witness the creation of a 360° total artwork of the future: The sleeping artist is dreaming wonderful, inspiring dreams. Then his mother enters the room, brings coffee and urges him to start painting. Another mother Meese comes in, then another, then another… and the artist, in a creative frenzy, is painting, because “art is simply getting started, and at once you’re greater than Picasso” (Jonathan Meese). While Clouzot’s famous movie “Le mystère Picasso” (1956) is portraying the creative act on a two-dimensional screen, the spectators of “Mutter und Sohn” are in the midst of events and enter its enigma. The white studio turns into a multidimensional screen. Several mothers comment on, rate and provoke an oeuvre that is a reflection on Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Richard Wagner, and Joseph Beuys. It leads to the inevitable conclusion that everyone is an artist, at least behind these VR glasses.
Country: Germany, 2018
DAILY 07.-17. JUNE 2018, 2 PM – 9 PM
Drop by any time during our opening hours and decide spontaneously which experience to watch. Due to limited space capacities there might be waiting times. To avoid these you can reserve a SAFE SPACE, i.e. guaranteed slot, for a small protective fee (6.30 pm to 7.30 pm and 8 pm to 9 pm daily).