Date:  28 June 2009 23:00
Location: London
Category:  Film

Married to the Berlin Wall

As part of the series 'Artist's Film Club' at the ICA in London, Lars Laumann will present his film 'Berlinmuren', which documents the real-life story of a woman who married the Berlin Wall in the late 1970s.

The film tells the story of Eija-Riita Berliner-Mauer, a woman who married the Berlin Wall in 1979. Laumann's approach is not primarily documentary but is guided instead by a respectful interest in the idiosyncrasies of marginalised social phenomena – not only that such relationships are possible in modern popular culture, but also how society reacts to them.

Lars Laumann (born in Norway in 1975, lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Oslo, Norway) completed his studies at the National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo in 2001 and has since exhibited widely in Europe and the United States. Recent exhibitions of his work include the 5th Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany, 'The Dulcet of Clime of the Bedchamber', Goff & Rosenthal, Berlin, 'Update', White Columns, New York, NY, 'The Hidden', Maureen Paley, London, UK, 'Medium Cool', Art in General, New York, NY, 'Soft Spot', 0047,Oslo, Norway, and 'Monumento Mori', Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, all of them 2008.

29 June, 7pm
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
The Mall, London
To reserve tickets, please call the ICA Box Office at 020 7930 3647

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