The Burning Child
Special Preview Screening
Joseph Leo Koerner is the Thomas Professor of History of Art and Architecture and a Senior Fellow at Harvard University. As UC Berkeley’s 2018 Avenali Chair in the Humanities, he will deliver the Avenali Lecture, “Art in a State of Siege: Bosch in Retrospect,” on March 15 at Morrison Library and lead a symposium on March 16 at the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Both events are free and open to the public. Information: http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu/
Winnie Wong is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley.
The Burning Child is a film journey into Vienna’s interior. The Viennese interior is a built architecture from the city’s past. It is the city’s secret hidden beneath its foundations. And it is the space of the psyche mapped in Vienna. From around 1900, when it became Central Europe’s capital, to the present day, Vienna has inspired fateful dreams of home. Its famous denizens—Freud, Wittgenstein, Klimt—designed interiors that shaped the modern home. Through interviews, testimony, and archival footage, the film presents the Viennese interior against the backdrop of Austria’s troubled past.