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Freitag, 3. Mai 2024

Lecture Performance and Film Screening at the pool Düsseldorf as part of the Nacht der Museen

Julia Zinnbauer, Nacht der Museen, the pool Düsseldorf
Julia Zinnbauer, Nacht der Museen, the pool Düsseldorf. Part of the lecture was also the very first flyover that was built in Ludwigshafen, the so-called "Pilzhochstraße" (Foto: Nina Fandler)

Last Saturday I gave my lecture perforformance about the architectural relation between Düsseldorf and the United States after the Second World War as part of the Nacht der Museen at the pool – five times all in all! In addition to that I presented short films that dealt with post-war modernist architecture and excerpts from my film FLYOVER.

It was a lovely and intense experience to be in the underground pool that Paul Schneider-Esleben designed for himself in the 1960s and to entertain and inform the guests - especially at midnight, when the pool was about to be closed and those people, who were watching my videos really asked me for one last show and we thereby we managed to extend the night.

As textiles and fashion are important elements of my projects, I was wearing the dress that I made years ago and that is part of the catalogue by Baukultur NRW that was published on the occasion of their exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of Paul Schneider-Esleben.

It was really cool that in the screening room there was a door that directly opened to the garage. The door became part of my performance and helped me demonstrate the idea of the car-friendly city. I explained how the actress Luise Rainer moved from Düsseldorf to Los Angeles and won two Oscars and how Richard Neutra took part in the competition for the design of the new theatre building, I talked about the Tausendflüßler, Düsseldorf's beautiful flyover that was demolished years ago and of course I mentioned the Horten Headquaters that were built as Gemany's first open-plan office.

Thank you for all your beautiful photos, dear Nina Fandler! In your photos you show me exactly like I would like to be seen.