Liz Rosenfeld, photograph by Alexa Vachon.
We’re excited to announce that Liz Rosenfeld is new artist in residence for the Goethe at LUX Residency 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 C/O Gallery, The Kunst Haus Dresden, The Hammer Museum, The Hebbel am Ufer Theater, The Kitchen, The Victoria & Albert Museum and Rivington Place. She has been profiled in publications including Art Review and Camera Obscura, as well as Missy Magazine. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, followed by a Masters 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. These cinematic performances will take the format of a tour guide, where the various guises of Ruby takes 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 draw connections between how the demise and destruction of the natural ecology of public space effects and potentially erases queer history and queer public meeting spaces.
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, the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, promoting the study of German abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange worldwide, and LUX, the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists’ working with the moving image in London, UK.