Euphoria is the name of Julian Rosefeldt's long-awaited new multidisciplinary, expansive film installation, presented for the first time at the Ruhrtriennale 2022.
The Berlin-based artist is internationally renowned for his visually opulent and meticulously choreographed moving image artworks, mostly presented as complex multi-screen installations. Inspired equally by the histories of film, art and popular culture, Rosefeldt uses familiar cinematic tropes to carry viewers into surreal, theatrical realms, where the inhabitants are absorbed by the rituals of everyday life, employing humour and satire to seduce audiences into familiar worlds made strange. Rosefeldt holds a professorship in Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich since 2011.
It is not the first time that the video artist and filmmaker has shown his works at the Ruhrtriennale. He already thrilled (not only) the Ruhrtriennale audience in 2015 and 2016 with In the Land of Drought and Manifesto. A look back at the past and a preview of what we can expect this year.