In My View: Jos | BERLIN GLOBAL
Located between the “Entertainment” and “War” rooms of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition, the “Exile Wall” features the signatures of numerous artists and cultural figures of the 20th century. They include Marlene Dietrich (1901 – 1992), Kurt Weill (1900 – 1950), Tilla Durieux (1880 – 1971) and Bertolt Brecht (1898 – 1956), among others, all of whom were forced to flee Nazi Germany.
Inspired by the dance performance Die Frau im Taumel des Lasters (The Woman in the Frenzy of Vice) by Valeska Gert (1892 – 1972), American performer, choreographer and writer Joshua (Jos) McKain responds to the “Exile Wall” in this video. An audio portrait featuring Jos can be heard in the “Interconnection” room of BERLIN GLOBAL in which he discusses his connections to Berlin and the world. A wooden box belonging to him is also on display. More information about Jos can be found on his website.
In our series “BERLIN GLOBAL: In my View” we present personal perspectives on the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum.