Saturnalia or The Midwinter Orgies

Video  /  Artists
Published: 11.12.2020
ZLR Betriebsimperium
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ZLR Betriebsimperium
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Hamburg / Athens
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ZLR Betriebsimperium presents jewelry, textile art, sculpture, and performance in a video inspired by Roman Saturnalia. Saturnalia was a major winter festivity in ancient Rome. It was celebrated with partying, dancing, drinking, lovemaking, etc. Saturnalia has influenced many European traditions, including Christmas. It was widely believed that the era of Saturn, the father of all gods, was the merriest time for humanity.

The doric landscape of Arcadia, where ZLR Betriebsimperium is currently located due to lockdown restrictions, is reflected in the visual language of the film scenes. Movies by Sergei Parajanov and Federico Fellini have been a source of inspiration for this video. Movement, dance, and costumes are based on Roman murals and Byzantine manuscripts.

For more information on the video, see our Flying Circus e-Show documentation.

Artist list

Loukia Richards, Christoph Ziegler