Filminstallation Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt at Holland Festival 2017.
There is a growing cry for change throughout society. At one time manifestos were considered the more popular way to present new ideas. Julian Rosefeldt shows that they are still essential in this day and age. In his film installation Manifesto, scintillating, angry and remarkably modern sounding texts from famous artist manifestos are the basis of thirteen short films screened in parallel – with texts by André Breton, Kazimir Malevich, Sol LeWitt and Jim Jarmusch, amongst others. They are each individually embodied by the Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who brings out the enormous vitality in these works. Rosefeldt and Blanchett create fascinating worlds, which put the texts in an unexpectedly contemporary context.


  • Title: Manifesto
  • Creator Lifespan: 1965
  • Creator Nationality: German
  • Date: 2015-12-09
  • text, direction, production: Julian Rosefeldt
  • Type: Installation
  • Rights: Photo: Ada Nieuwendijk

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