Unter freiem Himmel / In the Open Air

Unter freiem Himmel / In the Open Air.
Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, 2007
ISBN 978-3-86678-056-9

Editor: Kulturstiftung Stormarn der Sparkasse Holstein

Language: German/English
Format: 15,50 × 22,50 cm
Features: 96 pages, 61 colored and 95 b/w illustrations,
Softcover, bound, with dust jacket

Text: Prof. Dr. Wulf Herzogenrath
Text editor: Dr. Rita Wildegans

Translations: Gloria & Isaac Custance
Proof-reader: Dr. Rita Wildegans, Gloria Custance,
Katrin Günther (Kerber Verlag),

Design: Anna Sophie Bertermann

This publication documents the video work "Unter freiem Himmel / In the Open Air" (2007) by Aurelia Mihai. This complex project includes filmic image, a storyboard, an animated film scene and a text by Wulf Herzogenrath. In both the video and the publication, the artist unveils contrasting layers of content in a powerful and visual language, using both a light, playful touch, and stark, reduced means. She blends together the traditional values of Islamic-mystic culture and current Western obsessions with youth.

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition In the Open Air by Aurelia Mihai in Marstall am Schloss Ahrensburg, 14.1.–11.2.2007.

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© 2007 Aurelia Mihai, the authors & Kerber Verlag