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5.4.2008 | Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum

Crazy Horse

Live performance and screening by Cyprien Gaillard and Koudlam

Cyprien Gaillard’s film Crazy Horse is a tribute to the sculpture-in-the-making of Crazy Horse in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In 1948 the sculptor Korczak Ziólkowski (1908–82), invited by the leader of the Sioux, began a sculpture to honor the Lakota leader Crazy Horse and Mother Nature. This monument, which will take approximately another eighty years to complete, will then be the biggest sculpture in the world. The dynamite used by builders when carving the figure into the mountains of the Black Hills, located beside Mount Rushmore, has wreaked destruction and chaos in the national park. The French composer and former opera singer Koudlam, who has collaborated on several projects with Gaillard, composed the music to the artist’s most recent film. Koudlam will accompany the outdoor film premiere with a new live performance.