ArtBox in der Stadtbibliothek, Markt 1, 49074 Osnabrück
SOMEBE + DJIQ
DVD, 1:28 Min.
The title of the film refers to double self-reflection in modern art. Subject and medium or perception and reflection of machine/man or man/machine constellations culminate in an extremely amusing dialogue through the means of music and dance.
Bruno Nagel: * 1960 in Geislingen (D), lives and works in Berlin. Autodidakt, several artistic disciplines like project installations, art in public spaces, art products.
Ola Simonsson, Johannes S. Nilsson
music for one apartment and six drummers
Beta SP (Original 35mm), 9:30
Six burglars create percussion music with furniture and household appliances.
Camera: Johannes S. Nilsson, Robert Blorn, Charlotta Tengroth;
Edit, Music: Ola Simonsson
Sound: Hâkon Garpestad
H like the Hour: a quarter past eight a.m, Enola Gay the american bombe drop his bomb.
H like H bomb: Little boy, first atomic bomb.
H like Hospital: Hospital Shima, precise impact point of the explosion.
H like Hiroshima: town which had been completly eradicated, August 6th, 1945.
Needles fixed show the terrible hour while the clock turn endlessly reversed sense. Perception is disturbing and scary is born from this humanist decline.
RAUSCHEN & BRAUSEN I
Germany 2007, DVD, Loop, 5:00 Min.
At 2008's EMAF the Digital Sparks Award was given to Rauschen & Brausen I, the videopart of a multilayered installation by Daniel Burkhardt. The award giving jury stated: »The image of a skyscraper facade, tristesse and urbanity. A zoom releases us from the representation and sets us in motion. The composition of image and sound evolves a maelstrom into the unforeseen and into a bottomless abyss«
Burkhardt manages to create a challenging artwork from the daily traffic in front of an apartment building. As starting point serves a 16 minute static recording of the building. At times the view is interrupted by a car passing quickly. Through the movement the image is changing. The effect is as simple as subtle.
Daniel Burkhardt, * 1977 in Bochum, Germany, studied audio-visual media at the media art department at Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne (KHM). Since 1998 he developes and produces experimental videos, video concerts and installations.
Prizes: 2008: digital sparks award 08 of Fraunhofer-Institut IAIS and Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Germany, at EMAF in Osnabrück. 13. Marl Video-Art Award of Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten in Marl. 2007: Jury's award of 15. Festival für Video und Film, Bochum, KunstFilmBiennale Cologne. 2006: Special Prize of 12. Marl Video Art Award.
Aline Bouvy, John Gillis
Belgium 2007, DVD, Loop, 8:00 min.
Aline Bouvy and John Gillis use video, collage, animation, painting, sculpture and installation. Their works are highly visual and stylistically varied. Venusia is a dark and opulent vision of a post-technological future, influenced by 60s French photographer Serge Lutens. It is an animated collage of scraps from fashion magazines. Parts of the bodies of models are used to represent corpses and other more ambiguous lumps Dealing with concepts of beauty, pagan ritual, sex and death, the work is a mystical vision of life and desiccation.
The work of Aline Bouvy and John Gillis is multi-faceted in its approach, addressing such issues as the future and the human condition, through lo-fi means. Working with sculpture, video, painting and installation, their exhibitions are highly visual, and stylistically varied. Their work is simultaneously colourful yet dark, seductive yet feral, testing the spectrum of responses.
Often there is a retro sci-fi feel to the work, reflecting on visions of the future that are influenced by a distant, pagan past. (Nav Haq)
Aline Bouvy, *1974 in Brussels (B). Studied at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL and Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Brussels. Lives and works in Brussels.
John Gillis, *1972 in Halle (B). Studied at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht and Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Brussels. Lives and works in Brussels.
Aline Bouvy and John Gillis had solo exhibitions (Selection) at Zoo Galerie, Nantes, F (2007), Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, L (2007), IPS - International Project Space, Birmingham, UK (2007), 404 arte contemporanea gallery, Napoli, I (2006), Wendy Cooper gallery, Chicago, IL (2006), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, B (2006), Galerie Kuttner Siebert, Berlin, D (2005), GAK - Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, D (2001)
Germany 2004/2007, DV on DVD, Loop, Color, mute
The video installation Pit Bull Germany shows a series of video portraits of adolescents belonging to different groups such as skinheads, gabbers, punks and gothics. Prior to filming, the adolescents were instructed to look into the camera in a concentrated manner for the duration of two minutes while allowing as little distraction as possible to take place. Almost every teen who steps in front of the camera is identifiable as being part of a certain youth-culture by his/her outfit. Through intense examination of the portraits, cracks and deviances in the presented identity-constructions become visible at a surprisingly fast rate. It is often particularly the adolescents gaze through which the insecuritites become noticeable.
DVCPRO HD, PAL, 2`20, 2009
A high-resolution digital camera reaches its limits: A person dressed in black paints a black line on a wall. As a result of lighting conditions the camera cannot differentiate between the black of the person and the black background. Artist and art fuse, the person seems to disappear in front of the camera. In times when we are observed by cameras every minute, line seems to be a humorous way to escape surveillance. DLP video projectors often used in recent cinemas reproduce black while sending no light. The black parts of the video turn off the light of the projector a vanishing image.
TWO DOGS WATCHING
Courtesy: Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
William Wegman is renowned and acclaimed for videos and photographic works with his dogs and their animal friends. With humour and reserved irony, he uses this method to look at friction in everyday human life.
In "Two Dogs Watching", Wegman's Weimaraner "Man Ray" and its friend follow the movements of an object behind the camera in perfect synchrony.