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The Rape of the Sabine Women
Disintegration at Hydra
Video still from "The Rape of the Sabine Women", 2006
Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation
Photo by: Ricoh Gerbl

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The Rape of the Sabine Women

Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation

Exhibition: – 4 Mar 2007

Hamburger Bahnhof

Invalidenstr. 50-51
10557 Berlin

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart

Invalidenstr. 50-51
10557 Berlin

+49 (0)30-39783411


www.smb.museum/hbf

Tue-Fri 10-18, Sat 11-20, Sun 11-18

Berlin Premiere January 25, 7pm - March 5, 2007 Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart New York City Premiere February 21 – 28, 2007 IFC Theater, 323 6th Avenue @ West 3rd Street ABOUT THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Developed through improvisation, The Rape of the Sabine Women is a re-interpretation of the Roman myth of the Sabine women updated to the 1960s. The original story concerns Romulus' plot to ensure the future of Rome: he instructs the Roman men to abduct the neighboring Sabine Women. The battle over the women and the intervention they attempted is known as the Intervention of the Sabine Women and is illustrated in the painting of that name by Jacques-Louis David. The Rufus Corporation has re-envisioned the Romans as G-men and the Sabines as butchers' daughters. The Rape of the Sabine Women was shot on location in Athens and Hydra in Greece and in Berlin, Germany in 2005. THE FIVE ACTS The film – conceived in an operatic five act structure – opens in the Pergamon Museum where the men meet a speechless soothsayer in the form of a museum guard, who is followed by a wolf (the symbol of Rome). They are delivered their fate via tour headsets that relay hypnotic electronic sounds. In the S-Bahn the men hear women's voices but they appear as mirages – figments of a collective imagination. In Act II, the convention is completed in Tempelhof Airport, played out by the men moving in unison to the click of taps and strains of bouzouki. The third Act culminates with the men carrying out their charge, stealing women in the modern Agora – the meat market in Athens. The piece turns on Act IV where our protagonists appear living in a classic modern 60's dream house overlooking the Aegean. The house is 'picture perfect;' its perfection wrenching. The inhabitants of the house begin to mistrust one another. Infidelity is implied. The men, who initially came together to steal from strangers, take from each other. The epidemic they propagated – the love triangle – turns upon them. In the final Act at the Herodion Theatre – the site of a massive chorus – the tension borne in the house erupts. A fight becomes a riot. The intervention of the women is fraught. The chaos that ensues does not end, but transforms into nothingness. The wolf returns. 89 SECONDS AT ALCÁZAR This video was the first collaboration with the founding collaborators of The Rufus Corporation. The video was inspired by the Western masterpiece 'Las Meninas' (Maids of Honour) painted in 1656, by the Spanish painter Diego Velasquez. It received international acclaim after being presented at the Whitney Biennial. THE COMPANY The Rufus Corporation is a collaborative group of artists, dancers, actors and musicians who create videos, photographs and live events under the direction of Eve Sussman. Eve Sussman founded the company in 2003 during production of 89 seconds at Alcázar. For The Rape of the Sabine Women, founding collaborators Nesbitt Blaisdell, Helen Pickett, Annette Previtti, Walter Sipser, Claudia de Serpa Soares, Jeff Wood, Karen Young and Sofie Zamchick traveled to Greece to begin rehearsals and were joined by Popi Alkouli-Troianou, Kostas Beveratos, Marilisa Chronea, Stergios Ioanou, Grayson Millwood, Katerina Oikonomopoulou, Rosa Prodromou, Antonis Spinoulos, Christos Syrmakezis, and Sotiris Tsakomidis to create the work in improvisation along with the film and television star, Themis Bazaka, and acclaimed vocalist Savina Yannatou. Jonathan Bepler , who also scored 89 seconds at Alcázar, asked musicians Algis Kizys, Eric Hubel, Geoff Gersh, Craig Rodriguez, Scott Moore and Bradford Reed to accompany the group to Greece for production, where they recorded the music live on set. Photographers for the production were Benedikt Partenhiemer, Ricoh Gerbl and Bobby Neel Adams. For More Information, please contact: Wassili Zygouris (Producer Berlin) Mobil: +49 172 9092329 Email: tsilly@gmx.de Rufus Corporation Catherine Mahoney (Producer New York) Fon: +1 718 3023482 sabineproduction@yahoo.com Maureen Sullivan Creative Time 212 206 6674 x205 maureens@creativetime.org


THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Der Film basiert auf dem gleichnamigen römischen Mythos "Der Raub der Sabinerinnen" und ist inspiriert vom neo-klassizistischen Gemälde "Les Sabines" von Jacques-Louis David: Um das Fortbestehen Roms zu sichern, stehlen Romulus und seine Gefährten auf heimtückisch Weise die Sabinerinnen. The Rape of the Sabine Women von Eve Sussman und der Rufus Corporation greift die mythische Gründungsidee, den Raub und die spätere Intervention der Frauen beim finalen Kampf auf, die Handlung wird jedoch in die 1960er Jahre verlegt. Die Römer sind mittlerweile Agenten, die Sabinerinnen sind Metzgertöchter und das hochelegante moderne Sommerhaus am Strand symbolisiert Rom. The Rape of the Sabine Women entstand 2005 in einem mehrmonatigen Improvisationsprozess in Athen, auf der Insel Hydra und in Berlin. DIE FÜNF AKTE The Rape of the Sabine Women beginnt im weltberühmten Pergamon-Museum in Berlin, in dem die Männer einem sprachlosen Wahrsager in Form eines Museumsangestellten begegnen. Der Orakelspruch wird ihnen per Kopfhörern eines Audio-Tour-Guides übermittelt – hypnotisierende elektronische Klänge! In der S-Bahn hören die Männer dann Frauenstimmen – es sind Fata Morganas – Illusionen einer kollektiven Einbildung. Im 2. Akt wird die Zusammenkunft der Männer im Flughafen Tempelhof abgeschlossen, die sich unisono zu Schritten und Bouzouki-Klängen bewegen. Im Verlauf des 3. Aktes erfüllen die Männer ihre Aufgabe; sie stehlen die fremden Frauen aus dem Athener Fleischmarkt heraus. Der 4. Akt markiert den Wendepunkt des Films: Die Protagonisten leben gemeinsam in einem modernistischen Traumhaus der 1960er Jahre – die perfekten Kulisse beginnt jedoch zu bröckeln, da gegenseitiges Misstrauen, Missgunst und Untreue die Idylle zersetzen. Die Männer, die ursprünglich zusammenkamen, um von Fremden zu stehlen, betrügen sich nun gegenseitig. Die Epidemie, die sie verbreiteten – das Liebes-Dreieck – richtet sich nun gegen sie. Der Schlussakt im antiken Herodion Theater in Athen ist Schauplatz eines gigantischen Chors – die aufgebaute Spannung aus dem Haus kommt zur Explosion. Ein Kampf wird zu einer Schlacht, die die Intervention der Frauen heraufbeschwört. Das daraus resultierende Chaos findet kein Ende, aber verwandelt sich in ein Nichts. Der Wolf kehrt zurück.

The Rape of the Sabine Women
Girls at the Pool
Video still from "The Rape of the Sabine Women", 2005
Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation
Photo by: Benedikt Partenheimer
The Rape of the Sabine Women
Women in S-Bahn
Video still from "The Rape of the Sabine Women", 2005
Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation
Photo by: Benedikt Partenheimer
The Rape of the Sabine Women
Marilisa on the Floor
Video still from "The Rape of the Sabine Women", 2005
Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation
Photo by: Ricoh Gerbl