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Daniel laufer
Colour Memory
Experimental video | hdv | color and b&w | 13'13'' | Germany | 2016
The protagonists in the film move through spaces like the desert, the city and the gallery space. All are production spaces of the film and combining different layers of time and contexts with each other. The Film follows the history of the gaze. The focus is on the phenomenon of the afterimage. This so-called phi-effect makes film sequences following a strong color stimulus appear in a complementary color. The effect is based on the fact that the retina continues to briefly perceive an image after the light stimulus and merges it with the following image. The sound sometimes refers to the previously perceived film still in some instances, letting the words speak at a different position. The brain requires a moment to connect what is heard with what is seen. Furthermore, the afterimage links different levels of time, the past with the present moment, which in the next instant is already the past again.
Daniel Laufer is an artist, filmmaker and curator, lives and works in Berlin. He has studied at the HBK-Braunschweig. Laufer is a recipient of the grant of the Arthur Boskamp Foundation for Space concepts, Stiftung Kunstfonds and the Berlin Senat among other awards.His exhibitions include: Artists Space, NYC; KM Gallery, Berlin; Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg; Schaufenster, Kunstverein f. d. Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Fridericianum, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Jewish Museum Berlin, Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.