The protests that broke out in 1958 during the shooting of the Hollywood production Ben Hur in the Cinecittà, the "Hollywood of Italy" founded by Benito Mussolini, near Rome, become the backdrop for Clemens von Wedemeyer's film Procession. The voices of yesterday's insurgent extras are taken over in the film by today's cultural activists: the members of the Teatro Valle Occupato who organized themselves in 2011 to counter the closure of the Teatro Valle, Rome's oldest theater, through self-administration.

With Procession, the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden takes part in the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2020 as a parcours partner and is partner of the exground filmfest 33.

The event takes place in accordance with the SARS-CoV-2 containment measures ordinance valid at that time.
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Clemens von Wedemeyer, The Cast: Procession, Video stilll (Detail), 2013, Courtesy: Galerie Wolff, Paris, KOW, Berlin, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

Clemens von Wedemeyer / Procession

02. October 2020 - 07. February 2021

 

Soft Opening / Thursday, October 1st, 2020, from 6 pm