The VIENNA PROJECT at Harvard University is a scholarly and artistic collaboration that explores Vienna at the turn of the last century through the lens of home and homemaking.
At its center stands the production of an historical documentary film titled The Burning Child. Investigating the Viennese interior - as both architecture and subjectivity - the film captures utopias of home amidst the creative dynamism of an ancient imperial city in the process of rapid modernization.
Experience / Erleben
DREAM / Träumen
View the animated short created by Oscar-nominated animator Tim Reckart of the Dream of The Burning Child as retold by Sigmund Freud in his seminal Interpretation of Dreams (1900). Made before The Burning Child, Reckart's animation visualizes the nightmare that underlies the feature film of the same title.
THE BURNING CHILD
Watch a clip from the end of the personal story in The Burning Child. The film will be screened this autumn with Joseph Koerner fielding questions at: the Getty Museum (Tuesday, October 15, at 6:30pm), the Whitney Museum of American Art (Sunday, November 17 at 3pm), and the Film Forum at Princeton University (Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30pm). The film is an official selection of the 2019 Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival to held at the Cinematique December 21-25. Watch for screenings at the Vanderbilt University (March 2020), and University of British Columbia (March 2020).