VORSPIEL - ATEM by Antoine Wagner, part of REACH to FOREST Festival
VORSPIEL - an introduction to ATEM, a video installation with orchestral accompaniment created and presented by Antoine Wagner, inspired by the legend of Parsifal. Included in the Kennedy Center's REACH to FOREST Festival.
Mar 02, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA
VORSPIEL - An Introduction to ATEM (the German word for "breath") is a video installation with orchestral accompaniment created by Antoine Wagner.
The narrative of the video work is loosely inspired by the third act of the legend of Parsifal (the hero’s return) translated to an Opera by Richard Wagner in 1882. ATEM explores it’s main theme of identity, redemption and resurrection.
Antoine Wagner’s adaptation takes place in 2222. Weather-shifts have made growing crops arduous. The last plants of Nolos’s alpine settlement have been stollen by Vorta. Many have tried to retrieve the seeds from the other side of the valley. None have returned.
A young being guided by Turna is sent to retrieve the Impossible Forest.A two-week exploration of art, science, and nature where humans and forest converge.
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Part of the Kennedy Center's REACH to FOREST Festival!
February 20–March 3 at the REACH
Curated by Alicia Adams and Gilda Almeida
Exhibitions + installations Compelling works from international + local artists Films, poetry, culinary, and panels on forests And more!
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