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blinkvideo - research of video art, performance and multimedia installations.

blinkvideo - research of video art, performance and multimedia installations.


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artists we provide a platform for extensive presentation of media works, gallerists get a direct contact to international professional audiences, collectors find a worldwide overview of contemporary trends in moving image, curators can do research via keywords and compilations, teachers use presentation opportunities for students and all professionals get password protected, extensive information about video works worldwide.

Turning Points / extensional works

Under the title Turning Points, the Kunsthalle Gießen presents selected works from the Collection von Kelterborn, whose focus lies in politically charged and socially critical works by internationally renowned artists. Against the background of digitalisation and globalisation, the works shown reflect our present day as it is marked by numerous upheavals. In this regard there is a strong focus is on video art.

On blinkvideo we show extensional works like the documentary films of Teboho Edkins and background videos as the City Film West Berlin of The Tödliche Doris.
image: © Teboho Edkins

UNSTILLED LIFE: Artist Animations 1980-2020
Curated by Emma Cousin and Paul Carey-Kent

Why this show, here and now? British artist-curator Emma Cousin and writer-curator Paul Carey-Kent recently pulled together a choice of artist animations, thinking that the increasingly vibrant medium is especially suited to the online emphasis of the locked down art world of 2020. Three of them turned out to be represented by Ron Mandos, making the Amsterdam gallery ideal hosts. The cast is international, and to reflect that Tintype gallery in London and Hamburg’s blinkvideo have joined in with variations on the programme. 
Markus Vater Worlds don’t come easy, 2020

Something Between Us
KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, Düsseldorf

The exhibition „Something Between Us“ focuses on both our contemporary lives and the anthropological constants of interpersonal dealings: love, empathy, security, care and safety on the one hand, and hate, role fixation, dependency, reprimand and exclusion on the other. Something Between Us asks how these structures of togetherness are changing in our digital era.
Thomas Taube OCCIDENT, 2020

REFRACTED REALITIES at VIDEONALE.17

In optics, “refraction” refers to the bending of a beam of light, a change in direction which occurs at the moment when it passes from one medium to another. Through refraction, the light wave alters course, changing the way we perceive the objects it illuminates in the process. This optical deviation requires us to repeatedly correct our gaze, comparing the beginning and end points of our perception with reality, and bringing the object we see clearly into focus. In its figurative sense, refraction refers to a critical reflection on the means and channels of visualization, and by extension the possibility of a rearticulation of our view of things – how they are, were, or apparently always have been.
Image: © Sohrab Hura

NEW: Favorites curated by blinkvideo users

What do you like? Over the next few months, we will be showing here selections of works, compiled by you, as a blinkvideo user.

Stefano Miraglia: Hey Blinkvideo members! Here are my eight "must watch" films and videos. Happy to find in this catalogue some of the works that got me interested in artists' moving image when I was a student! (Guillaume Leblon! Daniel Steegmann Mangrané! Marylène Negro!).

Do you have any favorites on blinkvideo ? Or would you like to focus attention on some video works? Or would you like to compile and show videos on a specific topic? You can do so with the new tool on blinkvideo.
Create a favorites list as follows: When you're logged in, a little sign "add to favorite list" will appear below each video. With the click on it, you add the film to your favorites list. When you have collected all the works, open your favorites list and you can share the list with blinkvideo. We will then receive a message and put the compilation online.
We are very curious about your selection!

Critics’ Pick: Vienna by Nicole Büsing + Heiko Klaas

The group show “Antarctica. An Exhibition on Alienation” was presented in Vienna during the past winter season. Departing from a note written by the Italian cult director Michelangelo Antonioni referring to a potential glacier melting in the Antarctica and a hint to a film, the two curators from the Kunsthalle Wien, Vanessa Joan Müller and Nicolaus Schafhausen, conceived an exhibition on the topic of alienation and contemporary art. The focus was on the latest contemporary photography and video art by the younger generation of artists.
Image: © Isabella Fürnkäs

Expanding Bauhaus.
New Reflections on the Bauhaus Movement in Time-Based Media Art / Goethe Institute Netherlands

A screening series selected by Elke Kania (Cologne), Julia Sökeland (Hamburg) and Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin)

With its combination of various arts such as painting, photography film, architecture, fashion, product and interior design and textile art, the Bauhaus is still considered the epitome of a technologically advanced modernity. Last but not least, the attempt to create the whole society aesthetically, inspired many artists worldwide.
Image: © Adnan Softic

Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of realities.
image: © Johan Griminprez

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

With "Revolution & Architecture" Christoph Faulhaber (* 1972 in Osnabrück, lives in Hamburg) conceives, builds, designs and opens a whole series of very different rooms in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. In order to discover the revolutionary aspect of these "architectures", one has to look at the social implications of interior design in general. In the forum the visitor then enters Faulhaber's cinematic autobiography "Every Picture is an Empty Picture" as in the eye of the cyclone: The work is split into 15 individual films and surrounds the visitor in a circle.
Image: © Christoph Faulhaber

Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

The Düsseldorf based foundation imai – inter media art institute was founded in 2006 in order to establish an institution in Germany dedicated to the distribution and preservation of media art and associated activities.
Image: © Marcel Odenbach

Featured videos

Federico Adorno
La estancia, 2014

Federico Adorno’s film La estancia was awarded the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen at this year’s International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. In its statement the jury said: “Through a succession of subtly constructed tableaux, this powerful film is a profound critique of systematic oppression. Instigated by a massacre amidst a land-rights conflict in Paraguay, this haunting work transcends the local context to voice the struggle for essential freedoms.”Many years ago, while he was working at the Swiss NGO “Helvetas Paraguay”, Adorno travelled long distances into the countryside to film short documentaries with peasants, whom he taught how to use a camera and write short stories, which they then shot together. His last two short films are about land rights and property, and how the extensive ownership of land by just a few landowners gives rise to serious conflicts and problems in rural communities. Isla Alta is about the tensions that surround a community when a wealthy rancher goes missing; La estancia depicts the aftermath of a massacre and is based on true events that happened in Paraguay in 2012.

Tobias Yves Zintel
Breed and Educate, 2018

The Film Breed and Educate is based on a collaborative performance with a class from the Hector-Peterson-Schule Berlin Kreuzberg and the HAU. In numerous task based rehearsals eight pupils between 11 and 13 years explored the possibilties of self-education. Based on various materials from found footage to documentary and staged scenes the film circles around the relationship of controlling and self-empowerment in educational systems. Breed and Educate is circling around the question of how lessons should be organised in times of network and algorthim-based learning. Algorithms and neuronal networks have to master problems only once, after they achieved their goal, results can be duplicated and copied any number of times. Kids on the other hand side have to learn everything step by step, the accumulated knowlede can’t be transfered from on kid to the other by „copy and paste“. An allopoetic system is a trivial system, which can be potentially fully explored, controlled and operated by an observer. With a similar theory in mind, the Prussians started to organise schooling in 1717, to prepare pupils for the Prussian Military Academy. What happens almost 300 years later in a school in Berlin, when the relationship between control and self-empowerment is inverted by postmigrant pupils who breed robots, are educated by them and vice versa? “ In Breed and Educate an automated dionsaur is introduced by a twelfe year old boy: “It’s easily trainable”. While he explains the mode of operation, one sees the parallels: the school wouldn’t have any problems with pupils equipped with a suitable operating system downloaded from the internet. Sounds like an uncanny utopia.” (Katrin Bettina Müller)

Lene Markusen
Grad, 2004

Dieter Kiessling
60 Minutes 360 Degrees GK 2010, 2010

A boy is portrayed with a video camera for an hour on a tennis court.During this time the camera turns through 360 degrees. Meanwhile, the whole space is recorded piece by piece. The boy follows the camera movement slowly thus remaining constantly in the centre of the picture.

Clemens von Wedemeyer
Silberhöhe, 2003

In Halle-Silberhöhe in East Germany, the camera records peri-urban area architecture, prefabricated buildings that are deserted and destined to be demolished. The commentary evokes a film editing technique used by Michelangelo Antonioni in his film, L’Eclisse (1962).

Janet Biggs
Fade to White, 2010

In Fade to White, Biggs delves into the desire to explore remote lands. To create this work, the artist embarked on an expedition in the high Arctic, traveling aboard an ice-class, 2-masted schooner, built in 1910. During the voyage, Biggs filmed Fade to White, focusing on a crew member as he navigated the ship through iceberg filled seas, and paddled a kayak past glacier walls and polar bears. As she photographed the explorer, Biggs tested her own will and endurance. The visual tension of her uncompromising imagery bespeaks their mutual struggle to maintain balance and purpose. Yet, the video also reveals the myth of the solitary white male explorer. Biggs explains, "The desire to hold onto the notion of the 'great white north' as a blank space awaiting interpretation only reinforces the idea of the colonial polar hero. The 'virgin' north has now been mapped, surveyed, and mined, but increased knowledge has not replaced endless fantasies of discovery." Loss and change are implicit in the video's title, Fade to White, which refers to an editing technique used to evoke death or transcendence. Biggs integrated her Arctic imagery with sound and video footage of counter tenor John Kelly, whose age, androgyny, and mournful voice parallel the vanishing Arctic landscape and signal the waning of male dominance.

Rebecca Ann Tess
The Tallest, 2014

The »The Tallest« shows pictures shot on-site of the currently tallest buildings in the world. The high-rises are shown as set pieces of global capitalism, visually disappearing into abstraction. The reduced images are reminding of 3D rendering. The simulated image of these buildings circulates in the media for representational and advertising purposes, becomes a substantial object and the actual spatiality becomes a mockup. The narration is undertaken by a computer voice, it describes the competition for the tallest tower at such divers places as Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mecca, Nanjing, New York City, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Songdo and Taipei.

Johanna Reich
LIGHT ON BLACK ON WHITEHOMAGE TO MALEVICH, 2015

A moving digital light drawing illuminates a white wall. A hand painting a black square on the white surface becomes visible. At the same time the light drawing is painting a light square. In the end the light of the digital light square illuminates the finished black oil painting.

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Biography

1973 Born in Witten, Germany
1994-1997 Sociology, University Bielefeld
1997-2000 Photography/Video University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
1998-2000 Freelancer for German music television "Viva2"
1999-2000 Freelancer in a Booking and Graphic Design Agency
2000-2003 Experimental Media Arts, University of the Arts, Berlin
2001-2004 Founder of the office for media and video art "LOL35", Berlin
2002-2004 Member of the admissions committee of Univ. of the Arts, Berlin
2003-2004 Member of the faculty selection committee of the Univ. of the Arts, Berlin
2004 Member of the organizational committee for the independent artist exchange program
"One to carry the Other's Burden" (Berlin-Puerto Rico)
2004 Teaching and workshops, Escuela De Artes Plásticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
2004 Graduation with award, Experimental Media Arts, University of the Arts, Berlin
2005 "Meisterschueler" Degree (postgraduate studies), University of the Arts, Berlin
2005-2006 Fulbright Grant (New York)
2006 Postgraduate / MFA studies "Integrated Media Arts", Hunter College, New York
2006 Assistance "Frank Shutters Photography", New York
2006 Assistance "Robert Miller Gallery", New York
2006 Teaching "Workshop: After Effects Basic", Hunter College, New York
2007-2008 Residency "Cité des Artes", Paris
2007-2008 Artist in Residency Program "Le Pavillon", Palais de Tokyo, Paris


Prices and nominations

Nomination for "Golden Cube Award","Monitoring", Kasseler Kunstverein Fridericianum, Kassel, 2008
Nomination for IBB Price for Photography, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin, 2007
Nomination for "Bild-Kunst-Foerderpreis" (Visual Arts Prize), KunstFilmBiennale 2004, Cologne
Nomination for the "Mandala Award" of the European Media Institute, Duesseldorf/Berlin 2003
RE/ACT Robot Award for best video installation, first Heidelberger RE/ACT Media Art Festival 2003


Solo exhibitions

2010
"HEAVEN", Gallery Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
"Islands" - Niklas Goldbach, Bendana/ Pinel – Art Contemporain, Paris/ FR
"4 Weeks, 4 Sights", Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin/ DE<


Group exhibitions and other presentations

2010
XVII Rohkunstbau, Schloss Marquardt, June 2010, Potsdam / GER
"Animated Images", Screening Program and Presentation, May 2010, Goethe-Institut
Taipei / Taiwan
"Animated Images", Digital Art Center Taipei / Taiwan
"Animated Images", Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts / Taiwan
"Animated Images", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung / Taiwan
"Berlin - Athina", CAID Societas Scientiis et Ars, May 2010, Athens / GRE
"Solo für Licht: Expander II", Luru Kino, April 2010, Leipzig / GER
"Mecal .. 12º Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Barcelona" / ESP
"Dreaming with Open Eyes", March 2010, Würtembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart /
GER
"Ins Blickfeld gerückt", March 2010, French Institute of Berlin/ GER
"Tape Modern No.14 Haiti Cherie: A Benefit For Haiti", Tape Modern, Berlin / GER
"Space, Time... Meh", Matthew Bown Gallery, Berlin/ GER
"Paradise is Somewhere Else" Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt / GER

2009
Kunst Film Biennale 2009, Köln / GER
5th Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam / NL
Backstage, Gallery Mikael Andersen, Berlin / GER
Rencontres Internationales 2009, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo/ Reina Sofia National
Museum, Madrid / ESP
"West Berlin Films", White Duke Filmbar, Berlin / GER
"All Man - Made", Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin / GER
My Space. Cosa vuol dire "pubblico"?, PAN, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Napoli/ IT
"Weltraum", Lothringer 13, Städtische Kunsthalle Munich / GER
"365 Days", Gallery Bendana-Pinel, Paris / FR
"Ich werfe einen Blick", Gallery Widmer+Theodoris, Zurich / CH
"Exploits in the wireles city", Radiator Festival, Nottigham / GB
"Hochhaus", Kaserne Basel / CH

2008
Les Rencontres Internationales 2008, Cinéma L"Entrepôt / Jeu de Paume, Paris / FR
"Hochhaus", UT Connewitz, Leipzig, GER
"My Space. What does 'public' mean?" PAN (Pallazzo delle Arti Napoli), Naples / ITA
Videoprojection for ANGEL, Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin / GER
25th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival / GER
"Intruders", Arsenal Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art e.V, Berlin / GER
Screening of Gan Eden within "Architecture on Film: Koolhaas House Life / Gan Eden",
The Architecture Foundation/ UK
"Intruders", Zeithaus LED, Wall, Wolfsburg/ GER
"Le Pavillon", Palais de Tokyo, Paris/ FR
Kunstraum D21, Leipzig, GER
58th Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival), Forum Expanded (Installation)
Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2008, GER
"Genius Loci", Distributors Screening, Cinema Lantaren2, Rotterdam, NL
HOCHHAUS, Nationaltheater Mannheim, GER

2007
CAS Zuidas, Moving Images in Public Space, Amsterdam, NL (October 2007 -
September 2008)
"Imperial", Souterrain Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin / GER
DVD Release UdK-Edition, Cinema Arsenal, Berlin / GER
URBAN SCREENS, Manchester, GB
HOCHHAUS,Theater Freiburg / GER
HOCHHAUS, Halle / GER
HOCHHAUS, Kammerspiele, Munich /GER
HOCHHAUS, FFT Kammerspiele, Duesseldorf / GER
HOCHHAUS, Pumpenhaus, Munster / GER
HOCHHAUS, Theater im Ballsaal, Bonn / GER
MY BARRIO, Video Foyer, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus Saarbrücken / GER
"Wunder der Prärie", Künstlerhaus Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, GER
WALK, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin / GER
Look@Me, Kulturquartier 2007, Installation DomAquaree Berlin / GER
HOCHHAUS, Museum Ludwig Cologne / GER
HOCHHAUS, Haus der Berliner Festspiele / GER
Urban Interface Berlin, "Installative Intervention", Berlin / GER
Labaratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City (film programm 7th Werkleitz Biennale) / MEX
Universidad de Monterrey (film programm 7th Werkleitz Biennale) / MEX
Museo Regional de Guadalajara, (film programm 7th Werkleitz Biennale), MEX
Videolandschaften, Gallery Maerz, Linz / AUT (catalogue)
"Fragmented Reassembled", Saturn Hansa, Linz / AUT (catalogue)
"Indefinable Citiy", Stoke-on-Trent, UK (catalogue)
"Transcities Berlin-Bukaresti", Sala Dalles, Bukarest / ROU

2006
HOCHHAUS, Hebbel Theater (HAU2), Berlin / GER
Arsenal Experimental Series, Bukarest / ROU
"Neue Filmschau", Cinema Metropolis, Hamburg / GER
"Neue Filmschau", Cinema Arsenal, Berlin / GER
SCAPE 2006 Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, NZL (catalogue)
"Night of the Ufos", Short Film Cologne / GER
Exis Filmfestival, Seoul, Korea (catalogue)
"Berliner Liste - Fare for Contemporary Art", Berlin / GER
"Happy Believers", 7th Werkleitz Biennial, Halle / GER (catalogue)
Impakt Festival 2006, Utrecht / NL (catalogue)
14th Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival / POR (catalogue)
River"s Edge Film Festival, Paducah, Kentucky / USA
"Loop Pool", Lange Nacht der Kulturen, Kaiserslautern / GER
Museumsquartier Wien, Quartier 21 "Loop Pool"DVD 05, Vienna / AUT
14th Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival / POR (catalogue)
EMAF, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck / GER (catalogue)
"Sex and Sadness", Gallery Platform Garanti, Istanbul / TUR
"Raum für Projektionen: Loop Pool", 52. International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen / GER
52. International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen, Program "Arsenal Experimental", GER
(catalogue)
Internationales Film Festival Rotterdam, NL (catalogue)
"Festival International du Court Métrage Clermont-Ferrand", Clermont-Ferrand / FRA
"Signal and Noise", Vancouver / CAN (Installation)
"Experimental Film and Video Art Berlin" Arsenal Experimental, Berlin /GER
"La Isle", Museo Paço das Artes, Sao Paulo / BRA (Installation, catalogue)
Tampere Filmfestival, Tampere, Finnland (catalogue)
"Exploding Television – Satelite of Love", Witte de With Contemporary Art Center,
Rotterdam, NL

2005
"Prog:ME" 1st Festival of Electronic Media of Rio de Janeiro (Video Installation,
catalogue)
Fano Film Festival / ITA
Saarlaendisches Kuenstlerhaus Saarbruecken e.V., Video Foyer, GER (Video Installation)
2. Kunstkaufhaus Regensburg / GER (Video Installation)
St. Petersburg Festival of Arts / Russia
A-TV, Gallery Rush Arts, Chelsea, New York City / USA
Zweiter BERLINER KUNSTSALON, Magazin + Glashaus, Arena, Berlin / GER
1. Bayennale, San Francisco / USA
Nuit Blanche (White Night), Paris / FRA
ATA - Artists" Television Access, San Francisco / USA
PAX05, Augsburg / GER
Tampere Filmfestival, Tampere, Finnland (catalogue)
TDK Time Warp: "Green" Mediaart, University Mannheim / GER (Video Installation,
catalogue)
BAFICI - Buenos Aires Festival de cine Independiente, Buenos Aires / ARG
Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris / FRA
NEUSIS 2005, Urbino / ITA
Le Cube, Paris / FR
VISIONI Film Festival, Mondavio / IT (catalogue)
Forum de límage, Goethe Institute, Toulouse / FR

2004
Mori-Art Museum, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan (Video Installation)
[plug.in], Basel / CH
"Send and receive", Winnipeg / CAN
"Muestra de Artes Mediáticas 2004", Cartagena, Colombia
Gallery Format, Berlin / GER (catalogue)
Transmediale, Berlin / GER (catalogue)
"Transmediale Video Selection", Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia / SCG
"Artrtonica 2004", Bogota, Colombia
"Festival Signes de Nuit", Muestra National de Nuevos Realizatores, Havanna / CUB
"One carry the other's burden", Galeria Bautista, Museo de San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pesaro Film Festival, Rome / ITA (catalogue)
Sorts at Moonlight, Burg Alzenau / GER
NBI, Berlin / GER (DVD Release)
"Split_Connect", Split / CRO
Nemo Filmfestival, Paris / FR (catalogue)
"Image Forum", Goethe-Institute, Kyoto / JPN
"Image Forum", Nagoya / JPN
"Image Forum", Fukuoka / JPN
"Image Forum", Tokyo / JPN
"Videotage", Hong Kong / CHN
VHDG, Message to the habitat, Leeuwarden / NL
EMAF (European Media Art Festival), Osnabrueck / GER (catalogue)
"Dis Appearances", Exhibition of the Class Media art, University of the Arts, Berlin / GER
Communication-Center Adam Opel Ag, Berlin / GER (catalogue)
Kunstverein Hildesheim / GER
Kino Bali, Berlin / GER
"Televisuelles Leben", Salzburger Kunstverein / AUT
12th Vila do Conde ISDD / POR (catalogue)
Transat Video, "Ondulations", St-Laurent de Terregatte / FRA
"SeNef" , Seoul Net & Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
European Film Festival Turkey: Ankara, Bursa und Izmir / TUR (ctalogue
"signes de nuit", Media Art Festival, Paris / FRA
"Media Art Nacht", Hafenlichtspiele Düsseldorf / GER
Aarhus Film Festival, Denmark (catalogue)
KunstFilmBiennale Cologne / GER (ctalogue)
P.I.T. (Projects in transit) "Sunset Beach", New York / USA
"Seller", Koenigsstadt Brauerei, Berlin / GER
European Film Festival, Beirut, Libanon
40a Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro / ITA

2003
Gallery Taubenstrasse 13, Hamburg / GER (Solo Show)
"Stadtgalerie Kiel: Prima Kunst Container", Kiel / GER (Solo Show)
Cinema Arsenal Berlin, Werkschau EM, UdK Berlin / GER (Video Iinstallation)
"Musik Didactique", Shedhalle (Rote Fabrik), Zurich / CH
Volksbühne, Berlin / GER
Release of Ragazzi "Multiply" on Audio-CD (Buback Rec.) + Concert projection
Internet presentation Paincake "Machoman"
DVD Release Thomas Wilbrandt "The Electric V" (Universal Rec.)
Gallery Lichtschliff, Berlin / GER, (Video installation, catalogue)
Schwuz, Berlin / GER (Video installation(
Re/act Festival, Heidelberg / GER (Video installation, catalogue)
Changing Channels: "London Biennale Polinations", Berlin / GER
Utopia Filmfest, Gallery Zero, Berlin / GER
"Cam-Taten", KunstRaum Goethestrasse, Linz / AUT
291 Gallery, London / UK
Backup Award, Weimar / GER (catalogue)
Interfilmfest, Berlin
Trampoline Paris Dakar, Berlin
Focus Award, Dortmund / GER (catalogue)
L'Alternativa Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona / ESP (catalogue)
George Tavern, Shadwell / UK
Spark Video, Beacon, New York / USA

2002
"Slows", Gallery R12, Berlin / UK (Solo Show)
"Architektur-Identität-Fiktion", Deutsche Bank Berlin (catalogue)
"Kunst-video-Kunst", Raumtrieb, Berlin
Filmfest Munich (catalogue)
Kasseler Documentary film- und Video festival (catalogue)
Schrägspur Festival, Oberstdorf / GER (catalogue)

2001
Kulturbrauerei, Berlin / GER (Video installation)
Short film festival, Hamburg / GER

2000
"Übersetzen Umsetzen", Literarisches Colloquium Berlin / GER (Video catalogue)
"Zeitreise", Academy of the Arts Berlin /GER (catalogue)
"Zeitreise", Neues Museumsquartier, Vienna / AUT

1999
Gallery Fehler Pan Tappert, Kopenhagen, Denmark (Installation)


Publications

Ragazzi: Multiply, Video on Audio-CD (Buback Rec.) 2003
Thomas Wilbrandt: The Electric V - Winter, DVD Release, (Universal Rec.) 2003
Loewenhardt: Looping, DVD Release, NBI Records Berlin 2004
Monikas Himmelfahrt, Konzert DVD, Volksbühne Berlin, Monika Rec.2004
Release, Audio/Video CD, Lieblingslied Rec. 2005
"Loop Pool" DVD 05, Raum für Projektionen 2006
"Niklas Goldbach - Selected Video Works", DVD Edition, Institute for time-based media, Udk-Berlin, 2007
UNTITLED (Red Portraits), BASSO MAGAZIN NO.4, 2007
2raumwohnung, Music Video, DVD, 2007
"Loop Pool on Ice" DVD, Raum für Projektionen 2006

Niklas Goldbach
1973 Born in Witten, Germany 1994-1997 Sociology, University Bielefeld 1997-2000 Photography/Video University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld 1998-2000 Freelancer for German music television Viva2 1999-2000 Freelancer in a Booking and Graphic Design Agency 2000-2003 Experimental Media Arts, University of the Arts, Berlin 2001-2004 Founder of the office for media and video art LOL35, Berlin 2002-2004 Member of the admissions committee of Univ. of the Arts, Berlin 2003-2004 Member of the faculty selection committee of the Univ. of the Arts, Berlin 2004 Member of the organizational committee for the independent artist exchange program One to carry the Other's Burden (Berlin-Puerto Rico) 2004 Teaching and workshops, Escuela De Artes Plásticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA 2004 Graduation with award, Experimental Media Arts, University of the Arts, Berlin 2005 Meisterschueler Degree (postgraduate studies), University of the Arts, Berlin 2005-2006 Fulbright Grant (New York) 2006 Postgraduate / MFA studies Integrated Media Arts, Hunter College, New York 2006 Assistance Frank Shutters Photography, New York 2006 Assistance Robert Miller Gallery, New York 2006 Teaching Workshop: After Effects Basic, Hunter College, New York 2007-2008 Residency Cité des Artes, Paris 2007-2008 Artist in Residency Program Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris Prices and nominations Nomination for Golden Cube Award,Monitoring, Kasseler Kunstverein Fridericianum, Kassel, 2008 Nomination for IBB Price for Photography, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin, 2007 Nomination for Bild-Kunst-Foerderpreis (Visual Arts Prize), KunstFilmBiennale 2004, Cologne Nomination for the Mandala Award of the European Media Institute, Duesseldorf/Berlin 2003 RE/ACT Robot Award for best video installation, first Heidelberger RE/ACT Media Art Festival 2003 Solo exhibitions 2010 HEAVEN, Gallery Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark 2009 Islands - Niklas Goldbach, Bendana/ Pinel – Art Contemporain, Paris/ FR 4 Weeks, 4 Sights, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin/ DE< Group exhibitions and other presentations 2010 XVII Rohkunstbau, Schloss Marquardt, June 2010, Potsdam / GER Animated Images, Screening Program and Presentation, May 2010, Goethe-Institut Taipei / Taiwan Animated Images, Digital Art Center Taipei / Taiwan Animated Images, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts / Taiwan Animated Images, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung / Taiwan Berlin - Athina, CAID Societas Scientiis et Ars, May 2010, Athens / GRE Solo für Licht: Expander II, Luru Kino, April 2010, Leipzig / GER Mecal .. 12º Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Barcelona / ESP Dreaming with Open Eyes, March 2010, Würtembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart / GER Ins Blickfeld gerückt, March 2010, French Institute of Berlin/ GER Tape Modern No.14 Haiti Cherie: A Benefit For Haiti, Tape Modern, Berlin / GER Space, Time... Meh, Matthew Bown Gallery, Berlin/ GER Paradise is Somewhere Else Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt / GER 2009 Kunst Film Biennale 2009, Köln / GER 5th Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam / NL Backstage, Gallery Mikael Andersen, Berlin / GER Rencontres Internationales 2009, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo/ Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid / ESP West Berlin Films, White Duke Filmbar, Berlin / GER All Man - Made, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin / GER My Space. Cosa vuol dire pubblico?, PAN, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Napoli/ IT Weltraum, Lothringer 13, Städtische Kunsthalle Munich / GER 365 Days, Gallery Bendana-Pinel, Paris / FR Ich werfe einen Blick, Gallery Widmer+Theodoris, Zurich / CH Exploits in the wireles city, Radiator Festival, Nottigham / GB Hochhaus, Kaserne Basel / CH 2008 Les Rencontres Internationales 2008, Cinéma LEntrepôt / Jeu de Paume, Paris / FR Hochhaus, UT Connewitz, Leipzig, GER My Space. What does 'public' mean? PAN (Pallazzo delle Arti Napoli), Naples / ITA Videoprojection for ANGEL, Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin / GER 25th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival / GER Intruders, Arsenal Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art e.V, Berlin / GER Screening of Gan Eden within Architecture on Film: Koolhaas House Life / Gan Eden, The Architecture Foundation/ UK Intruders, Zeithaus LED, Wall, Wolfsburg/ GER Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris/ FR Kunstraum D21, Leipzig, GER 58th Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival), Forum Expanded (Installation) Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2008, GER Genius Loci, Distributors Screening, Cinema Lantaren2, Rotterdam, NL HOCHHAUS, Nationaltheater Mannheim, GER 2007 CAS Zuidas, Moving Images in Public Space, Amsterdam, NL (October 2007 - September 2008) Imperial, Souterrain Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin / GER DVD Release UdK-Edition, Cinema Arsenal, Berlin / GER URBAN SCREENS, Manchester, GB HOCHHAUS,Theater Freiburg / GER HOCHHAUS, Halle / GER HOCHHAUS, Kammerspiele, Munich /GER HOCHHAUS, FFT Kammerspiele, Duesseldorf / GER HOCHHAUS, Pumpenhaus, Munster / GER HOCHHAUS, Theater im Ballsaal, Bonn / GER MY BARRIO, Video Foyer, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus Saarbrücken / GER Wunder der Prärie, Künstlerhaus Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, GER WALK, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin / GER Look@Me, Kulturquartier 2007, Installation DomAquaree Berlin / GER HOCHHAUS, Museum Ludwig Cologne / GER HOCHHAUS, Haus der Berliner Festspiele / GER Urban Interface Berlin, Installative Intervention, Berlin / GER Labaratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City (film programm 7th Werkleitz Biennale) / MEX Universidad de Monterrey (film programm 7th Werkleitz Biennale) / MEX Museo Regional de Guadalajara, (film programm 7th Werkleitz Biennale), MEX Videolandschaften, Gallery Maerz, Linz / AUT (catalogue) Fragmented Reassembled, Saturn Hansa, Linz / AUT (catalogue) Indefinable Citiy, Stoke-on-Trent, UK (catalogue) Transcities Berlin-Bukaresti, Sala Dalles, Bukarest / ROU 2006 HOCHHAUS, Hebbel Theater (HAU2), Berlin / GER Arsenal Experimental Series, Bukarest / ROU Neue Filmschau, Cinema Metropolis, Hamburg / GER Neue Filmschau, Cinema Arsenal, Berlin / GER SCAPE 2006 Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, NZL (catalogue) Night of the Ufos, Short Film Cologne / GER Exis Filmfestival, Seoul, Korea (catalogue) Berliner Liste - Fare for Contemporary Art, Berlin / GER Happy Believers, 7th Werkleitz Biennial, Halle / GER (catalogue) Impakt Festival 2006, Utrecht / NL (catalogue) 14th Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival / POR (catalogue) Rivers Edge Film Festival, Paducah, Kentucky / USA Loop Pool, Lange Nacht der Kulturen, Kaiserslautern / GER Museumsquartier Wien, Quartier 21 Loop PoolDVD 05, Vienna / AUT 14th Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival / POR (catalogue) EMAF, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck / GER (catalogue) Sex and Sadness, Gallery Platform Garanti, Istanbul / TUR Raum für Projektionen: Loop Pool, 52. International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen / GER 52. International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen, Program Arsenal Experimental, GER (catalogue) Internationales Film Festival Rotterdam, NL (catalogue) Festival International du Court Métrage Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand / FRA Signal and Noise, Vancouver / CAN (Installation) Experimental Film and Video Art Berlin Arsenal Experimental, Berlin /GER La Isle, Museo Paço das Artes, Sao Paulo / BRA (Installation, catalogue) Tampere Filmfestival, Tampere, Finnland (catalogue) Exploding Television – Satelite of Love, Witte de With Contemporary Art Center, Rotterdam, NL 2005 Prog:ME 1st Festival of Electronic Media of Rio de Janeiro (Video Installation, catalogue) Fano Film Festival / ITA Saarlaendisches Kuenstlerhaus Saarbruecken e.V., Video Foyer, GER (Video Installation) 2. Kunstkaufhaus Regensburg / GER (Video Installation) St. Petersburg Festival of Arts / Russia A-TV, Gallery Rush Arts, Chelsea, New York City / USA Zweiter BERLINER KUNSTSALON, Magazin + Glashaus, Arena, Berlin / GER 1. Bayennale, San Francisco / USA Nuit Blanche (White Night), Paris / FRA ATA - Artists Television Access, San Francisco / USA PAX05, Augsburg / GER Tampere Filmfestival, Tampere, Finnland (catalogue) TDK Time Warp: Green Mediaart, University Mannheim / GER (Video Installation, catalogue) BAFICI - Buenos Aires Festival de cine Independiente, Buenos Aires / ARG Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris / FRA NEUSIS 2005, Urbino / ITA Le Cube, Paris / FR VISIONI Film Festival, Mondavio / IT (catalogue) Forum de límage, Goethe Institute, Toulouse / FR 2004 Mori-Art Museum, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan (Video Installation) [plug.in], Basel / CH Send and receive, Winnipeg / CAN Muestra de Artes Mediáticas 2004, Cartagena, Colombia Gallery Format, Berlin / GER (catalogue) Transmediale, Berlin / GER (catalogue) Transmediale Video Selection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia / SCG Artrtonica 2004, Bogota, Colombia Festival Signes de Nuit, Muestra National de Nuevos Realizatores, Havanna / CUB One carry the other's burden, Galeria Bautista, Museo de San Juan, Puerto Rico Pesaro Film Festival, Rome / ITA (catalogue) Sorts at Moonlight, Burg Alzenau / GER NBI, Berlin / GER (DVD Release) Split_Connect, Split / CRO Nemo Filmfestival, Paris / FR (catalogue) Image Forum, Goethe-Institute, Kyoto / JPN Image Forum, Nagoya / JPN Image Forum, Fukuoka / JPN Image Forum, Tokyo / JPN Videotage, Hong Kong / CHN VHDG, Message to the habitat, Leeuwarden / NL EMAF (European Media Art Festival), Osnabrueck / GER (catalogue) Dis Appearances, Exhibition of the Class Media art, University of the Arts, Berlin / GER Communication-Center Adam Opel Ag, Berlin / GER (catalogue) Kunstverein Hildesheim / GER Kino Bali, Berlin / GER Televisuelles Leben, Salzburger Kunstverein / AUT 12th Vila do Conde ISDD / POR (catalogue) Transat Video, Ondulations, St-Laurent de Terregatte / FRA SeNef , Seoul Net & Film Festival, Seoul, Korea European Film Festival Turkey: Ankara, Bursa und Izmir / TUR (ctalogue signes de nuit, Media Art Festival, Paris / FRA Media Art Nacht, Hafenlichtspiele Düsseldorf / GER Aarhus Film Festival, Denmark (catalogue) KunstFilmBiennale Cologne / GER (ctalogue) P.I.T. (Projects in transit) Sunset Beach, New York / USA Seller, Koenigsstadt Brauerei, Berlin / GER European Film Festival, Beirut, Libanon 40a Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro / ITA 2003 Gallery Taubenstrasse 13, Hamburg / GER (Solo Show) Stadtgalerie Kiel: Prima Kunst Container, Kiel / GER (Solo Show) Cinema Arsenal Berlin, Werkschau EM, UdK Berlin / GER (Video Iinstallation) Musik Didactique, Shedhalle (Rote Fabrik), Zurich / CH Volksbühne, Berlin / GER Release of Ragazzi Multiply on Audio-CD (Buback Rec.) + Concert projection Internet presentation Paincake Machoman DVD Release Thomas Wilbrandt The Electric V (Universal Rec.) Gallery Lichtschliff, Berlin / GER, (Video installation, catalogue) Schwuz, Berlin / GER (Video installation( Re/act Festival, Heidelberg / GER (Video installation, catalogue) Changing Channels: London Biennale Polinations, Berlin / GER Utopia Filmfest, Gallery Zero, Berlin / GER Cam-Taten, KunstRaum Goethestrasse, Linz / AUT 291 Gallery, London / UK Backup Award, Weimar / GER (catalogue) Interfilmfest, Berlin Trampoline Paris Dakar, Berlin Focus Award, Dortmund / GER (catalogue) L'Alternativa Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona / ESP (catalogue) George Tavern, Shadwell / UK Spark Video, Beacon, New York / USA 2002 Slows, Gallery R12, Berlin / UK (Solo Show) Architektur-Identität-Fiktion, Deutsche Bank Berlin (catalogue) Kunst-video-Kunst, Raumtrieb, Berlin Filmfest Munich (catalogue) Kasseler Documentary film- und Video festival (catalogue) Schrägspur Festival, Oberstdorf / GER (catalogue) 2001 Kulturbrauerei, Berlin / GER (Video installation) Short film festival, Hamburg / GER 2000 Übersetzen Umsetzen, Literarisches Colloquium Berlin / GER (Video catalogue) Zeitreise, Academy of the Arts Berlin /GER (catalogue) Zeitreise, Neues Museumsquartier, Vienna / AUT 1999 Gallery Fehler Pan Tappert, Kopenhagen, Denmark (Installation) Publications Ragazzi: Multiply, Video on Audio-CD (Buback Rec.) 2003 Thomas Wilbrandt: The Electric V - Winter, DVD Release, (Universal Rec.) 2003 Loewenhardt: Looping, DVD Release, NBI Records Berlin 2004 Monikas Himmelfahrt, Konzert DVD, Volksbühne Berlin, Monika Rec.2004 Release, Audio/Video CD, Lieblingslied Rec. 2005 Loop Pool DVD 05, Raum für Projektionen 2006 Niklas Goldbach - Selected Video Works, DVD Edition, Institute for time-based media, Udk-Berlin, 2007 UNTITLED (Red Portraits), BASSO MAGAZIN NO.4, 2007 2raumwohnung, Music Video, DVD, 2007 Loop Pool on Ice DVD, Raum für Projektionen 2006

Niklas Goldbach
Gan Eden

Artist Niklas Goldbach
Year 2006
Duration 10:00 min
Edition 5 + 2 AE
Technical info Single Channel Video
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About the video

The second in a series of videos about utopia in urban culture, GAN EDEN was filmed in 2005 in the pavilion of the Netherlands, built by MVRDV for the World EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany.

Meant as both a critique of consumer society and as an example of environmentally-sustainable architecture, the Dutch entry for the World’s Fair was an exploration of the idea of limited space, engaged with the question of whether increasing population density can co-exist with an increase in the quality of life, and what role nature will play in that dynamic. Abandoned at the end of the World EXPO, the pavilion has already fallen into disrepair.

The video shows two men engaged in an ambiguous movement, both walking and cruising, through the space of this contemporary ruin.

The Biblical word gan (as in GAN EDEN) means walled garden.


Credits

With: Niklas Goldbach, Viktor Neumann
Camera, Editing, Postproduction: Niklas Goldbach
Assistance: Viktor Neumann
Foley Artist: Martin Langenbach
Sound Design by Christian Obermaier
Sound Mix by Poleposition D.C.

Niklas Goldbach - Gan Eden
The second in a series of videos about utopia in urban culture, GAN EDEN was filmed in 2005 in the pavilion of the Netherlands, built by MVRDV for the World EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany.Meant as both a critique of consumer society and as an example of environmentally-sustainable architecture, the Dutch entry for the World’s Fair was an exploration of the idea of limited space, engaged with the question of whether increasing population density can co-exist with an increase in the quality of life, and what role nature will play in that dynamic. Abandoned at the end of the World EXPO, the pavilion has already fallen into disrepair.The video shows two men engaged in an ambiguous movement, both walking and cruising, through the space of this contemporary ruin.The Biblical word gan (as in GAN EDEN) means walled garden.

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