Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection: curated by Stan Douglas, Christopher Eamon, Joachim Jager, and Gabriele Knapstein, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin | C: International Contemporary Art | Find Articles at BNET

Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection: curated by Stan Douglas, Christopher Eamon, Joachim Jager, and Gabriele Knapstein, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection is a solid blockbuster of an exhibition: prominent artists are represented by some of their best works. A well-crafted blockbuster is a rare thing in the Berlin art institutional landscape, which unfortunately is still years behind London or Vienna. Attempting to distinguish their survey from the somewhat exhausted subject of “art and cinema,” the curators choose the idea of projection as their focal point. Continue Reading “Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection: curated by Stan Douglas, Christopher Eamon, Joachim Jager, and Gabriele Knapstein, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin | C: International Contemporary Art | Find Articles at BNET”

Deep Play 2008 – Harun Farocki

A formal expansion of the artist’s essay films, Deep Play brings together 12 different vantages on one of the biggest television events to emerge in the new millennium–the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The event, held in Germany, was reportedly seen by an estimated 1.5 billion viewers worldwide. Unfolding in simultaneous, real-time montage, Deep Play depicts the artist’s own footage of the game, official FIFA footage, charts of player stats, real-time 2D and 3D animation sequences, and stadium surveillance, exposing the visual, informational, and technological design of these grand cultural spectacles. Though visually bombarding at points, the network of images and data stages a reprocessed disarticulation of spectacle, aptly pointing out the present conditions of visuality and its overwhelming influence on representation and subjectivity.

via Rhizome | Deep Play 2008 – Harun Farocki.

Luc Coeckelberghs

Luc CoeckelberghsHet werk van Luc Coeckelberghs gaat over de relatie tussen de mentale en virtuele ruimte van het object schilderij, installatie, sculptuur, etc. en de reële ruimte waarin het zich bevindt. Op deze wijze ontstaat een confrontatie reële ruimte – virtuele ruimte. Hierbij schenkt Coeckelberghs aandacht aan een relatie tussen het subject en het plastische object, aan een relatie tussen dat object en de concrete ruimte waarin het is geplaatst en aan een relatie tussen hetzelfde subject en de ruimte waarin het aanwezig is.

via Luc Coeckelberghs.