Geneva International Film Festival
5 – 14 November 2021
Khora Contemporary is presenting a preview of Paul McCarthy’s latest VR artwork at the Geneva International Film Festival in 2021. Founded in 1995, the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) is Geneva’s oldest film festival and one of the first in the world to include television in its programs.
Paul McCarthy’s VR experiment (WIP) is a selection of his major project ‘A&E’ (2019), which spans a variety of media. The project takes the form of a series of films, several drawing sessions and a collection of virtual realities (VR). ‘A&E’ is both a reference to Adolf & Eva and Adam & Eva – two cultural cliché polarities. ‘A&E’ can also stand for ‘Arts & Entertainment’ (ed .: ‘arts and entertainment’). All three references serve as recognizable human cultural signs.
The work features visual artist Paul McCarthy as Adolf Hitler / Adam and actress Lilith Stangenberg as Eva Braun / Eva. In this virtual reality, Adolf and Eva exist in many versions in an alternately animated landscape, where they wander in circles and repeat absurd violent acts.