Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

Julian Rosefeldt’s new 13-channel work Manifesto questions the role of the artist in society today. Australian actress, Cate Blanchett, performs the manifestos as a series of striking monologues. The installation at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, draws on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Situtationists and Dogma 95, and the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers. Passing the philosophies of Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, Elaine Sturtevant, Sol LeWitt, Jim Jarmusch, and other influencers through his lens, Rosefeldt has edited and reassembled a collage of artists’ manifestos.