Beat Generation – An exhibition in cooperation with the Centre Pompidou Paris

Documentary of the exhibition

Documentary of the exhibition
26.11.2016 to 30.04.2017

The Beat Generation, which developed in the years after the Second World War, at the start of the Cold War, shocked the Puritan America of McCarthy. It anticipated youth culture, sexual liberation (Queer, Gay Pride, etc.) and the psychedelic drug movement of the 1960s as well as creating new cultural forms in literature, music, painting, photography and film. The exhibition shown in the ZKM displays the geographic benchmarks of the movement, which range from New York to San Francisco, Tangier to Paris and London. It traces both the various geographical focuses of the movement and their ever-changing artistic forms.

Video Documentary:

ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

Camera: Frenz Jordt, Martina Rotzal, Christina Zartmann
Edititing: Frenz Jordt
Voice Recording: Anton Kossjanenko
Voice: Frenz Jordt
Film excerpt: "The Flower Thief", "Senseless","Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man" of Ron Rice, "Castro Street" of Bruce Baillie