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 Metropolitan Museum of Art (Sunday, September 22), the Tisch School of Art at NYU (Friday, September 27), and the Getty Museum (Tuesday, October 15). 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 Whitney Museum of American Art (November 2019), Princeton University (December 2019), the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Mass (February 16, 2020), Vanderbilt University (March 2020), and University of British Columbia (March 2020).