In the Land of Drought

The German video artist evokes industrial and cinematic history in his latest hypnotic artwork.
Some years ago, Julian Rosefeldt took his students from art college in Munich on an excursion to Morocco. That was the first time the German video artist saw the film sets looming out of the desert around Ouzazarte, a fairly ordinary town that has been transformed in the past couple of decades into a centre for filmmaking.
One huge set left over from Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven (2005) has since been repurposed by Game of Thrones and the forthcoming Australian film Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. From the front, it looks like a relic of Assyria. From any other angle, you can see the metallic struts holding the flaking walls in place.
by Stephanie Bunbury
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www.brisbanetimes.com.au
(2019-04-13)

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