In this interview, Ulrike Theusner is taking you with her to Mahagonny. Enjoy!
Mahagonny – that’s the city of unbridled hedonism invented by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, where having no money is a crime punished by death. Ulrike Theusner has turned her years of interest in Mahagonny into her current exhibition. She conceived an oversized fictional studio wall on which she has pinned pastels and drawing, prints, and photographs, all shreds of memories of her life between Europe and the United States.
"All images are of course always closely related to my current emotional state, to my experience, to life itself. You can't put it into words very well, but if something is transferred, then I've definitely achieved what I wanted, which is to transport something and to touch the emotional level of the viewer. That's what art is for."
Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: Elisa Demonki
German with English subtitles