THE SHIP OF FOOLS I 2007 I 07’23”

‘The Ship of Fools’ (2007) is a four-channel film installation set in Schloss Sacrow, a World Heritage site near Potsdam, which was used by a Nazi officer during world war two. It is this history that Rosefeldt builds on thus summoning the ghosts of the past and sparking off a host of political associations and issues regarding nationalism and national sentiment, which continue to resonate today.



Rosefeldt produces visually arresting, cinematographically complex and technically immaculate video installations, which explore different narrative methodologies. His work is in major collections such as the MoMA, New York and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna. This year he will have a solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn.

The Ship of Fools, 2007
Courtesy Arndt & Partner, Berlin / Zurich