Rosalind Breen (Canada) // “Collective Myth” // February-April 2017

During her residency in Cologne, Rosalind Breen transformed into a projection screen herself – and became an allegory of the little but nagging everyday challenges. Taking example on her work as an artist, topics such as seemingly purportless routines, blockade and existencial crisis, but also driving forces deriving from research, awareness and inspiration were addressed. During the course of short episodes and chapters, a narration developed through the process and allowed for the audience not only to follow but to also take part in the project. Suggestions deriving from discussions and social encounters made their way into a collection of material and motives, as did Cologne as a setting and backdrop scenery. Breen describes the overall theme of the film which derived from the project as an “impossible journey” – the impossibilities one tries to overcome every day despite of all resistance. By using a “Greensuit” as screen and projecting previously filmed motives on her own body, the artist Rosalind Breen became invisible as a person and a pure metaphor. “Collective Myth” can be considered a mirror for personal challenges and associations of the viewer.


I am an archetype.

You are a mirror.

Together we are mythology.

Fotos © Carina Richter


Termine | Dates

Sonntag, 12. Februar, 12-16 Uhr -> Brunch / meet & greet

Mittwoch, 15. Februar, 19 Uhr -> Dinner Party / social night

Sonntag, 26. Februar, 12-16 Uhr -> Carnival Brunch / screening

Sonntag, 12. März, 12-16 Uhr -> Brunch / screening

Sonntag, 26. März, 12-16 Uhr -> Brunch / final screening and discussion

Mittwoch, 29. März, 19 Uhr -> Dinner Party / farewell


Rosalind Breen (*1991, Toronto) completed a BFA at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) and a MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI). She is interested in how identities are formed, starting from the self-conception to relations amongst people. In this context her work can be considered a research on processes of permanent transformation we undergo through personal encounters, the presence of new media or simply the confrontation with our own ambitions and desires.