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David muth
Catalogue : 2018Process #01: Gold & Clouds | Animation | mov | couleur | 3:30 | Autriche | Finlande | 2018
David muth
Process #01: Gold & Clouds
Animation | mov | couleur | 3:30 | Autriche | Finlande | 2018

According to the French poststructuralist philosopher Jean Baudrillard, everyday life unfolds in a system of signs, a "car" for example implies "driving pleasure", "progress", or "independence". Baudrillard plays with the re-articulation of theories of structural linguistics and semiotics - terms such as signifier and signified, coined by the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure. Following this approach, one can examine how the aircraft as an object or signifier has undertaken various shifts in meaning since its invention. Once it stood for technical progress and the latest evolutionary step in military technology - and technology per se meant military superiority in a post-industrial era marked by enthusiastic nationalism - then, since about the 70s (a date chosen knowingly arbitrarily), the airplane has been increasingly considered as an object which can be instrumentalised for terroristic activities with relative ease. Cheap flight deals offered by discount air lines, a development that began approximately in the 90ies, have made distances appear smaller and smaller (already before the plane has been co-symbol for globalisation), and in addition stripped "traveling by air" of its hitherto semi-luxurious connotation (the once fashionable term "Jet Set" now appears rather outdated). Finally, the aircraft has become a symbol for the rapidly progressing depletion of fossil fuels - natural resources that were created over geological time frames, now to be extracted in a crescendo of global consumption: the object plane has turned into one of the motors of man-made climate change, and the frequent traveler is confronted with the term "carbon footprint". For the subject or individual an aircraft offers the possibility of rapidly overcoming distances, in return for subjecting oneself to being "locked up" for a certain period - subjugating any sense of individual autonomy to total confidence in technology and the crew operating the aircraft (this can be seen as one of the reasons why the suicide of the German-Wing pilot in 2015 became such a collective traumatic experience). The video piece "Footnote #03: Gold & Clouds" aims to be a meditative reflection on the object "aircraft". It has been conceived during a stay at the Saari Residence in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, and finalised during a residency at the Brno House of the Arts.

David Muth is an artist, musician and programmer. Having grown up in Salzburg, Austria, he relocated to the UK to study at Middlesex University, where he received an MA in Digital Arts. He currently lives and works in London, Vienna and Turku. His artistic practice combines conceptual and experimental approaches and is informed by his background in architecture. His projects range from installations and responsive environments, through video and photography, to composition and performance of music. Muth's work has been shown on numerous occasions internationally, with venues and events including the Musée d'Art Contemporain in Montreal, the Kiasma Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki, Ars Electronica in Linz, Le Cube in Paris, Laboral in Gijón, the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Museum of Modern Art Salzburg. Institutions he has taught at include Ravensbourne University of London and the Royal College of Art, and he currently lectures at Goldsmiths University of London.

Matthias mÜller, christoph girardet
Catalogue : 2006Kristall | Film expérimental | 35mm | couleur | 14:30 | Allemagne | 2006
Matthias mÜller , christoph girardet
Kristall
Film expérimental | 35mm | couleur | 14:30 | Allemagne | 2006

Kristall développe un mélodrame dans des cabinets aux miroirs qui éveillent un sentiment de claustrophobie. Tel un observateur anonyme, le miroir observe des scènes d?intimité. Il génère une image dans l?image qui donne un cadre aux personnages. En même temps il laisse apparaître celles-ci en désaccord avec elles-mêmes et brisées de diverses manières. L?instrument de l?auto-vérification et de la mise en scène narcissique devient un puissant antagoniste qui multiplie par deux le sentiment de fragilité, de doute et de perte.


Christophe Girardet was born in 1966 in Lagenhagen, Germany, and studied in Braunschweig. He has been working in the fields of video, cinema and installations since 1987. Matthias Müller was born in 1961 in Bielefeld, Germany, and studied in Bielefeld and Brunswick. He has been working as a movie theater director, video artist, photographer and independent art curator since 1981. He was also teaching at the Art and Audiovisual media Academy of Cologne.

Peter mÜller
Catalogue : 2012A Workable Portrait of an Event | Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 1:58 | Allemagne | 2010
Peter mÜller
A Workable Portrait of an Event
Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 1:58 | Allemagne | 2010

An unnamed event starts; continues; has vague highlights; and quickly ends. The video documents this self-referential and explicit happening as an array of random cuts between random space and time orders. Layers of affirmation follow layers of affirmation. It is almost what it is: a workable portrait of an event.

Peter Müller has studied Visual Communication/Fine Arts. Consecutively, he held positions as visiting scholar and artistic researcher. At the moment he is scholarly and artistically pursuing a doctorate. His works, collaborations and projects deal with questions of narration, representation, creation of presence, as well with questions on modes of mass media realism and circles of production.

Jorunn myklebust syversen
Catalogue : 2007Violent Sorrow Seems a Modern Ecstasy | Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 9:0 | Norv�ge | Norvège | 2006
Jorunn myklebust syversen
Violent Sorrow Seems a Modern Ecstasy
Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 9:0 | Norv�ge | Norvège | 2006

La vidéo "Violent Sorrow Seems a Modern Ecstasy" est faite de différentes pièces de Shakespeare transformées en un nouveau manuscrit. Syversen prit des phrases de Macbeth, Othello, Roméo et Juliette et Hamlet, les entrecoupa et les reforma en un nouveau drame. Toutes les référence à des noms ou au temps ont été enlevées. Pas de mots ont été changés ni rajoutés au script à part la grammaire pour obtenir une structure logique et de la cohérence. La nouvelle histoire est un dialogue entre deux jeunes hommes sans noms. X est suicidaire, Y essaye de démontrer à X que la vie vaut la peine d'être vécue. X ne peut le surmonter et décide de soulager son ami de la vie et donc le tue. Après il se plante un couteau dans son propre c?ur et meurt. Le compositeur Jan Erik Mikalsen écrit la musique pour la vidéo.


Jorunn Myklebust Syversen est née à Gol, Norvège en 1978. Elle a étudie à la Bergen National Academy of Arts et finit en 2005. Elle vie à Oslo et travail dans le milieu de l'expérimentation vidéo, photographie, et installations. Elle a participé à de nombreux festivals de films et expositions de groupe et a reçu plusieurs bourses nationales. L'année dernière ses travaux furent montrés a Paris Photo, au Louvre, Paris. Ensemble avec des artistes comme Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Johanna Billing et Miriam Bäckström, elle fût présentée à Malmo, Berlin, New York avec le projet UNCLASSIFIABLE. Elle a participé, produit et monté la vidéo projection de "Behind the Scene" au Frogner Kino à Oslo tout en présentant d'autres artistes tels que Miriam Bäckström, Per Teljer, Tova Mozard et Ane Lan.

Catalogue : 2014Cyrk | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 20:19 | Norv�ge | Norvège | 2014
Jorunn myklebust syversen
Cyrk
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 20:19 | Norv�ge | Norvège | 2014

In Cyrk we meet the Circus Arnardo and the people who work there. The film stylises the life of the circus and its main character. Through the interplay of fact and fiction, the film investigates the tricks and devices used in our various forms of media and our different ways of perceiving the world. Cyrk wishes to challenge our need to understand and find meaning in the things we are asked to take on trust. Exploring the relationship between subjectivity and objectivity, between body and mind, the film conveys both the physical and the emotive aspects of the main character’s story of grief and loss. Thematically, it revolves around the fear of meaninglessness as a human disposition, which we confront by seeking structure in the ideas of religion, ideology and culture. It also raises questions about the way this search for meaning, order and system – on both the private and the social level – can lead to the categorisation and stigmatisation of certain groups and individuals.

Jorunn Myklebust Syversen (b. 1978) graduated from Bergen National Academy of Art and Design in 2005. She lives in Oslo and is working in the field of film and videoart. She has participated in numerous international festivals, screenings and exhibitions and has received several national grants.

Galina myznikova, sergey provorov
Catalogue : 2009Otchajanie | Vidéo | dv | noir et blanc | 29:50 | Russie | 2008
Galina myznikova , sergey provorov
Otchajanie
Vidéo | dv | noir et blanc | 29:50 | Russie | 2008

Insignificant within the immensity of a snowy landscape, a handful of men oppose their physical resistance to the force of nature. United, close together, they tackle the hostility surrounding them by way of a strangely choreographed, hesitant ballet. A visual poem of furious beauty, Despair depicts the mechanisms of a world governed by crows.

Since 1993 Galina Myznikova and Sergey Provorov have created a large number of projects, which demonstrate a wide range of the artists` interests and their inclination to creative experiments in sphere cinema and of contemporary art. Among them there are experimental films which took part in numerous international festivals around the world (such as Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Clermont-Ferrand, Milan, Hamburg, Montreal, Moscow, Pesaro. Sao Paulo and others). Many of films have won several awards (including Tiger Award for Short Film of 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam and Gran Premio of Asolo International Art Film Festival ); and belong to the museum collections; a number of installations created as joint international projects and presented at some Biennale (such as Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art /Moscow/, The young artist`s Biennial/Bucharest/, KunstFilmBiennale/Cologne/, Biennial of Moving Images/Geneva/. In 2005, Myznikova and Provorov /PROVMYZA/ represented Russia with innovative project ?Idiot Wind? at 51st Venice Biennial. In 2007 they became nominees of Main National Premiums of Contemporary Art ?Innovation? and ?Kandinsky Award?.