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Birgit Rathsmann grew up in Germany and Indonesia. She is a filmmaker, animator and artist. She has made a documentary film about women martial arts heroes and directors in films from Hong Kong and created an exhibition in 2012 from 22 artist responses to the 1977 jail death of the Baader Meinhof Group. She has created animations in collaboration with a number of comedians including Lorelei Ramirez, Mary Houlihan, Tim Platt and Ikechukwu Ufomado. “Malpaso”, an exhibition she created with Alenjandro Almaza Pereda and Rick Karr investigates a submerged church in Chiapas, Mexico and is at The Clemente on New York’s Lower East Side from March 8 to April 13, 2019.
On January 14 we are reading the eleventh chapter “Tobias Putrih: Šiška, International.” The conversation will be co-led by filmmaker, animator, and artist Birgit Rathsmann and gallerist, Mike Tan.read more »
On August 20 we are reading the sixth chapter “What Will the Next Revolution Be Like?,” translated by Rawley Grau and originally published in e-flux journal in 2009. The conversation will be co-led by filmmaker, animator, and artist Birgit Rathsmann, and writer, translator and interdisciplinary artist, Cory Tamler.read more »