Videokunst aus Russland noch bis 03.12. im Martin-Gropius-Bau
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Exhibition September 5th – October 17th 2009
Opening Friday September 4th 19h
Curated by Paz A. Guevara
For the first time the video artist Reynold Reynolds has moved his entire studio into the art space, producing his new film-works live to the audience. During the exhibition the activity of setting up and shooting become six film-performances within an evolving set installation. The live construction of the image destroys the illusion of film, revealing the whole studio process as art.
Bruce Nauman had the simple but profound realization: “If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product.” In this project, film is not only perceived as a projection of what was recorded, but as an on going action. Set up, shooting, editing and projection are taken out of the studio to occur in the art space. The spectator will no longer observe a projected surface, but will be immersed in cinema pieces that combine actions, objects and film.
Using a motion control system, a photo camera, and frame-by-frame technique, the images shine instantaneously to the public. Reworked through the technique of montage, the stills become a flow of 25 frames per second. Between photography and assembled oscillation of lights, Reynolds’ film is constructed and destroyed by its minimal parts.
Immersed in the installation, the viewer gives attention to the set and reality beyond the frame. Tracks, spotlights, fake walls, scientific artifacts, mathematical tools, rare music instruments and everyday objects depict a contemporary Wunderkammer. The ‘cineficated’ gallery makes public the difference between performance and documentation; self and representation; camera and eye; objective and subjective view.
1 = this evening there will be an “OPEN SCREENING” at Sputnikkino
2 = there Marco Brosolo will perform 3 songs with Deko
3 = the tracks will be played as live soundtracks for the short films that videoartist Mathias Fritsch created for his art project “MUSIC FROM THE MASSES”
4 = we’ll all feel like in the early days of silent movies, where the pianist played live to the films…
5 = Marco will not play the piano!
Sputnik Kino, Hasenheide 54 Berlin
U7 U-Bahn-Station Südstern
Zu den geduldigsten Perfektionisten gehört wohl der Filmkünstler Reza Dolatabadi. Er benötigte zwei ganze Jahre um die 6000 hangezeichneten Frames für sein fünfminütiges Meisterwerk Khoda fertig zu malen. Er wurde dafür bereits mit unzähligen Preisen überhäuft. Der surreale Psychothriller ist beeindruckend, beängstigend und gleichzeitig wunderschön.
Reza beschäftigt sich auch mit Videokunst. Mit seiner Sony Kamera und digitalen Schnitttechniken schuf er den kurzen Clip Octo Dance:
video editor, composer and artist Michael Marantz composed this beautiful video of self-filmed time lapse imagery, added self-composed piano music and Carl Sagan‘s transhumanist vision from the book “Pale Blue Dot“. an artistic masterpiece of hope and beauty.