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Unknown Soldier, 2007

Unknown Soldier (Nr. 1–3), 2007

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Unknown Soldier
(Nr. 1–3)
Lambda print, 140 x 122 cm
Edition 6 + 2 ap

The photo works were created in the context of the one-channel video Unknown Soldier (2007), which reflects upon the absurdity of war, often associated with an heroic and mystified image of male strength and power. A soldier in full uniform is trapped in an endless choreography of absurd movements. The performer, a professional trampolinist, is exposed to the frantic rhythm of a strobe light and embodies an individual far removed from traditional male virtues: helpless, vulnerable, lost. Taking the title of the single-channel video, Rosefeldt refers to the widespread stone monuments dedicated to unknown soldiers.

L. Korndörfer

Exhibitions / Catalogues

Julian Rosefeldt – Making Of. Film Installations and Photo Works 2004–2010, DA2 – Domus Artium, Salamanca,
   October 2010–March 2011 (curated by Javier Panera)
– Schwarze Galle, roter Saft: Aspekte des Melancholischen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, b05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum
   Montabaur, June–October 2008 (curated by Oliver Zybok; catalogue)
Julian Rosefeldt. The Ship of Fools, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, January 2008

Photo Works / Unknown Soldier, 2007