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We Are Family! UDK, Berlin | Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013


We Are Family, performance at UdK– Universität der Künste Berlin (University of the Arts), Berlin, 2013

We Are Family (2013) is an installation and performance, in which Julius von Bismarck presents the typical Christmas scenario of his parents’ home on a large white platform: furniture and carpet from the living room, Christmas decorations, presents, and letters from family members. The annual ritual of the traditional Christmas Eve is put on display. The father reads the Christmas story aloud, the mother shares excerpts from letters, the sister plays Christmas songs on the French horn, and the family sings carols together.


Installation view We Are Family, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013 | mixed media, 2 x 3,8 m