Video interview with Gerhard Wolf and various book
holders made of lacquered wood (number variable)
with workers’ writers literature of the Weimar Republic
until the end of the GDR, 2021

Greif zur Feder, exhibition view municipal gallery futura, Berlin 2021

Greif zur Feder

The video installation Greif zur Feder consists of a video interview with the writer Gerhard Wolf, as well as a selection of Workers’ Writers Literature, shown as part of the exhibition for the first time. Between 1959 and 1962, Gerhard Wolf and his wife, the writer Christa Wolf, who died in 2011, supervised a circle of writing workers at Waggonbau Ammendorf in Halle. Gerhard and Christa Wolf belonged to the subsequent generation of writers who enthusiastically embraced ideas of socialist realism in its early years and later developed a style that led to conflicts with the GDR regime.

Greif zur Feder, exhibition view municipal gallery futura, Berlin 2021