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

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


Moving Images / Moving Bodies
Online screening programme in cooperation
with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria

Curated by Ludwig Seyfarth

Research into the human body and interpersonal relationships remain central themes in video and moving image art. Artists from Bulgaria and Germany, whose work is related in content, will be shown in pairs over the next weeks. The exhibition planned for November 2020 in Sofia has been postponed until 2021. Instead, a consecutive presentation of selected films by artists from Moving Bodies/Moving Images is presented on blinkvideo.
image: © Elitsa Dimitrova

Shooting Ghosts
Online screening programme in cooperation
with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria

Curators: Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev

What we propose in this programme is a highly subjective and fragmented view on current practices in moving image in the Bulgarian art scene. We focused on practices that show affinity with speculative narratives - narratives that not just record what is in front of the cinematic eye, but also capture all the ghosts that are unreachable by the apparatus, thus projecting speculative views that intend not merely to describe, but to transform the world.
image: © Veneta Androva

Moving Images / Moving Bodies

 ‘Moving Images Bulgaria-Germany’ is a project by Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, that includes various online and offline initiatives, starting in November 2020. The online program, realised in partnership with blinkvideo, will consist of two curated programmes: “Moving Images / Moving Bodies”, curated by Ludwig Seyfarth, and “Shooting Ghosts”, curated by Krassimir Terziev and Kalin Serapionov.

First the programme “Shooting Ghosts” will give a selected overview of video art in Bulgaria in general. The programme will be accompanied by an in-depth essay by Krassimir Terziev as well as texts by different authors or the artists themselves on individual films.

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

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!).

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

Markus Vater
Im Wald (perfect day), 2011

This Animation has developed from a colloboration with the dutch poet Tjitske Jansen. Initially it reacted on a text of hers dealing with memories in her life. All memories were about events in which she didn’t understand the concepts and actions that had happened, but which she understands now.

Pratchaya Phinthong
A proposal to set (work in progress), 2016

A proposal to set CH4*5.75H20 on fire (work in progress) is an ongoing project that explores methane hydrate, an ice compound that has been identified by scientists as an alternative fuel of future energy. Found in large quantities beneath Arctic permafrost, Antarctic ice and sedimentary deposits, methane hydrate releases natural gas when exposed to increases in temperature or decreases in pressure.Gas released by methane hydrates can be lit, which produces a semi-transparent orange and blue flame.This 16 mm film shows samples of methane hydrates.Through the mobilisation and connection of individuals working across geology, science and art, the project generates awareness of methane hydrate, its chemically volatile nature and implications for energy industries.The film itself performs a kind of material transfer, capturing light emitted by the burning samples and projecting it into the gallery space. For Phinthong, each iteration of the project is a form of extraction that makes its subject more widely visible. Filmed by Phuttipong Aroonpheng. Made with the support of Oleg Blouson,Andrey Khabuev and Oleg Khlystov at the Limnological Institute, Irkutsk, Russia.

Ryan Gander
And You Will be Changed , 2014

'And You Will be Changed (Centre Pompidou, Paris)', 2014, follows curator Emma Lavigne around the empty Centre Pompidou in Paris as she presents the viewer with a tour of an empty space that had housed a now uninstalled Pierre Huyghe exhibition. The show is imagined and told by Lavigne as if the artworks were still there. Exhibited: - Pierre Huyghe +/–,The Artist’s Institute, New York, 2014
- Nouveau Festival (5th Edition), Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2014

Deimantas Narkevicius
Ausgeträumt, 2010

The German word ‘Ausgeträumt’ means a state between dream and reality at the point of waking up.The very first creative attempts by any artist are usually very positive, unaffected by criticism, even naive activities. Refering to myself, I had to be absolutely naive to choose to be a visual artist, in the late 80's when in the Soviet Union, everything was falling apart. There was no precedent of success, or an example to follow in the country which was still isolated. With this film I am re-approaching the state of naivety.

Katja Aufleger
LOVE AFFAIR, 2017

Several lights get shot successively. Some crush at once, quiet or with a blast, others seem like trying not to die.

Janet Biggs
Vanishing point, 2009

Luzia Hürzeler
Being in the Picture, 2007/08

Im Bilde sein [Being in the Picture] is a video installation. The monitor stands on a two-meter-high plinth. The video shows a white wall in front of which my head becomes visible, fully or partially, at short or long intervals. I keep jumping up into the picture, making myself visible through physical activity. These efforts become apparent through the sounds. The jumping height, and thus my visibility, decreases over time, until I finally give up through exhaustion.On the occasion of the exhibition “Spazi aperti” this work was displayed in the entrance hall of the Romanian Academy in Rome, where a number of monumental busts are mounted on plinths.

Johanna Reich
Horizon, 2012

The artist is drawing a line onto a white surface. The line reveals the horizon: it separates the sea from the sky. "To draw a line": this phrase already linguistically contains many different meanings. Beginning with the famous line – the one that cannot be crossed politically – via the (guide)line that is also the conceptual standard, to the simple strike placed beneath an addition, these are key points on the spectrum.“When Johanna Reich draws a line with a broad brush onto a wall, additional content comes into play. There is the track which children draw onto the wall with chalk, the traditional artist myth of the line as a vivid track of creative process, and last but not least the powerfully picturesque action of splattering the wall.”(Johannes Stahl)Johanna Reich (*1977 Minden) studied at the Kunstakademie Münster, the HfbK Hamburg and the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln. She lives and works in Cologne.

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Clare Langan

Works


Galleries

Anita Beckers Gallery
Anita Beckers
Braubachstraße 9
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Phone: +49 69 73900967
E-Mail: info@galerie-beckers.de




Biography

1967 born in Dublin

Education

2017 Honorary Doctorate in Fine Art from The National University of Ireland

1992 Intensive Film Workshop, NYU, New York

1989 First Class Honours Degree, Fine Art, NCAD, Dublin

www.clarelangan.com


Solo exhibitions

2017
Lismore Castle, Waterford - Solo exhibition Tom Tompson Gallery, Owen Sound, Canada

2015
The Floating World - Three screen installation - VISUAL Carlow, Ireland

2012
State of Suspension, Galerie Anita Beckers, Germany

2010
The Wilderness Part 1, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2009
The ice above, the fire below, and other works 2007 - 2009,
Limerick City Gallery of Art; Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt

2008
New Work, Fenton Gallery, Cork.
Solo Exhibition at Miguel Marcos Gallery, Barcelona

2007
Metamorphosis, Houldsworth Gallery, London
Metamorphosis, Galerie Nichido Contemporary, Tokyo.
1999 –2003, Galeria Art Gaspar, & Galeria Cadaqués Dos, Barcelona

2004
MediaScope, MoMA, New York
A Film Trilogy, Domus Artium DA 2, Salamanca, Spain;
Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and Nichido Contemporary, Tokyo,

2003
A Film Trilogy, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin;
Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden; Fenton Gallery, Cork
Galleri Salvador Diaz, Madrid, Spain

2001
Too dark for night, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Fenton Gallery, Cork

1999
Forty Below, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin

1998
Track, Model Arts Centre, Sligo

1997
Track, Hafnarburg Cultural Centre, Iceland; University of Salamanca, Spain;
Gallery of Photography, Dublin

Selected group shows

2017
The Winter of 13 Storms, B3 Biennal of the Moving Image Frankfurt 2017 curated by Kelly Gordon & Anita Beckers A NAME UNMADE: FRANCIS LEDWIDGE (1887-1917), Solstice Arts Centre. River – 3 screen video installation curated by Sabina Mac Mahon

2016
Städtische Galerie, Delmenhorst, Germany

2015
B3 Biennial - Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany.
Expanded Senses – exhibiting Flight from the City
TULCA – Festival of Visual Arts, Galway. Curator Mary Cremin
Moving Pictures, curated by Anita Beckers, at the Marburger Kunstverein

2014
UNSEEN Photo Fair Amsterdam – 18th -21st September, with Galerie Anita Beckers Frankfurt

2012
None Went Mad, None Ran Away, - Group Show Rubicon Gallery

2011
In Search of the Miraculous; ten days of film video and photography, Crawford Off-site, curated by Rachael Thomas, IMMA
Destructiveness and Beauty, Norbert Frensch, Monica Ursina Jäger, Clare Langan. Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt
State of Suspension - Gravity – Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Ireland
Inner Piece: Works from the Collection of Heather and Tony Podesta Katzen Center Museum, American University Museum.

2010
The Wilderness, Part 1, Busan Biennale 2010, South Korea, curated by Takashi Azumaya.
For Real - 30 Utopian Projections in Public Space, curated by ViewMaster Foundation, The Netherlands.

2009
Sounds and Visions, Art Film and Video from Europe, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv – Representing Ireland. Curated by Angelo Gioè and Maria Rosa Sossai.
Dojima River Biennale 2009: Reflection: The World Through Art, From Singapore Biennale 2006, 2008 Curated by Fumio Nanjo & Kenji Kubota, Osaka, Japan
Goldstein Connections, Participating artists: Jack Goldstein, Gregor Hildebrandt, Clare Langan, Bjørn Melhus, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt
Highlights of KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne - Group Exhibition composed by Gabriele Horn & Heinz Peter Schwerfel. - KunstWerke, Berlin and Centre Pompidou, Paris
A Secret Understanding, touring exhibition programmed by Forma Arts.
The Best of LOOP 2008, Pacific Design Center, LA, curated by Paul Young
H20: Film on Water, Great River Arts, Vermont Connecticut, & Cynthia Reeves Gallery New York.
Then & Now: Evolving Art Practices, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
Terror and the Sublime: Art and Politics in an Age of Anxiety, from the IMMA Collection, The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.
Adventures in Sound & Image; Panorama 1: I thought I was Hallucinating, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
House Warming, RED South Dublin Art Centre.
The ice above, the fire below, Pulse New York 2009 – featured installation Galerie Anita Beckers.

2008
Singapore Biennale, Curated by Fumio Nanjo, Joselina Cruz & Matthew Ngui.
Video Zone Festival, Braveman Gallery, Tel Aviv,
El agua y sus sueños contemporaneous, Expo Zaragoza 2008, Spain. Curated by Miguel Marcos & Fernando Castro-Flórez
Loop 08’ – Barcelona, Fundacio Miro, A Film Trilogy – The Collection of The Irish Museum of Modern Art curated by Enrique Juancosa.
Rendez-vous – curated by Isabelle Bertolotti, Shanghai Art Museum, China
Atlas of the Future - Visions of Scenarios to Come, - Palazzo Strozzi, Florence Courtesy of Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt.

2007
Becks Fusions,Trafalgar Square, Curated by ICA London.
Metamorphosis, Lyon Biennale, curated by Isabelle Bertolotti
Metamorphosis, Pratt Art Gallery, New York, curated by Berta Sichel.
Apocalypse, Candace Dawn Gallery, New York.

2006
Group Exhibition, with Juame Plensa and Zhang Huan, Galerie Cadaques, Spain
Marking Time / Moving Images, Miami Art Museum, Florida, curated by Lorie Mertes
Vision Express, Shanghai Youth Biennale, Lui Hai Su Art Museum, by Fumio Nanjo
World Without End, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

2004
Tir na Nog: Younger Irish Artists from the IMMA Collection, IMMA, Dublin
Views from an Island; Contemporary Art from Ireland, Millennium Museum Beijing, China;
Shanghai Gallery of Modern Art, Shanghai, China.

2003
Panoramica, Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City;
After Nature, CCA, Glasgow
The New Kunsthalle, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany

2002
International 2002, Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool
25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil (representing Ireland)
View Finder, curated by Catsou Roberts/ Stephen Hepworth, Arnolfini, Bristol
Greyscale/CMYK, curated by Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, Tramway, Glasgow
The Mind is a Horse, Bloomberg Space, London

2001
At Sea, curated by Victoria Pomery, Tate Liverpool,

2000
Glen Dimplex Artists Award 2000, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Selected film festivals

2014
The Floating World – VIDEOFORMES 2014, Prix Videoformes 2014 | Conseil Général du Puy de Dôme

2013
The Floating World – Premiere Kinoderkunst, Munich
The Floating World – The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things, ARTPROJX - Verbier, Switzerland

2012
Vardeldur, by Sigur Ros - director Clare Langan – Short film made as part of The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, London Film Festival at BFI

2011
INVIDEO 2011, Milan, Italy – The Wilderness, Part 1

2007
Metamorphosis – Oberhausen International Short Film Festival – Principle Prize

Awards

2014
VIDEOFORMES 2014, Prix Videoformes 2014 | Conseil Général du Puy de Dôme
2007
Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany Premier Prize for Metamorphosis
1992 – 2014
Visual Arts Bursaries & Project Funding from The Arts Council of Ireland, & The Irish Film Board
1992
Fulbright Scholarship to attend Intensive Film Workshop at N.Y.U.

Collections:

• Tony & Heather Podesta Private Collection, Washington DC
• Hugo & Carla Brown, Private Collection
• Ernest Ventos I Omedes, Private Collection
• Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
• Clarks Private Collection, UK
• Dublin Institute of Technology
• University College Dublin
• University College Cork

Selected bibliography

• Declan Long The Floating World, catalogue published for the exhibition at VISUAL
• Rachael Thomas, The ice above, the fire below, Expo Zaragoza 2008 Catalogue - El agua y sus sueños contemporaneous.
• Rachael Thomas, Through a Glass Darkly, 2007
• Aidan Dunne – Nowhere left for humanity to go, The Irish Times, 17/02/09
• Aidan Dunne, No Place to Stay, Clare Langan – A Film Trilogy, RHA, Dublin, 2003
• Christoph Grunenberg, International 2002, Liverpool Biennial 2002
• Christoph Grunenberg, Apocalypse Now, Clare Langan
- Too dark for night, Published on the occasion of Ireland’s participation in the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002
• Fiona Kearney, Representing Art in Ireland, The Fenton Gallery, 2008
• Aidan Dunne, Nowhere left to go for humanity, The Irish Times February 17th 2009
• Patrick T. Murphy, Too dark for night, - Paises, 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Iconografias Metropolitanas, 2002
• Patrick T. Murphy, Greyscale/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow, 2002
• Stephen Hepworth and Catsou Roberts, View Finder, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2002
• Medb Ruane, Silent Witness to the Devouring Forces of Nature, Sunday Times, 2001
• Sarah Glennie, Glen Dimplex Artists’Award 2000, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2000
• Patrick T. Murphy, Regarding Location, Clare Langan - Forty Below, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, 1999

Recent reviews

• Irish Times - Gemma Tipton. The Human Flock - Lismore Castle Arts August 2017
The Irish Times – Aidan Dunne 21/04/14
Island Odyssey - Art and Context by Joan Fowler April 2015
Cristin Leach – Various

Clare Langan
1967 born in Dublin Education2017 Honorary Doctorate in Fine Art from The National University of Ireland 1992 Intensive Film Workshop, NYU, New York 1989 First Class Honours Degree, Fine Art, NCAD, Dublinwww.clarelangan.com Solo exhibitions2017 Lismore Castle, Waterford - Solo exhibition Tom Tompson Gallery, Owen Sound, Canada 2015 The Floating World - Three screen installation - VISUAL Carlow, Ireland 2012 State of Suspension, Galerie Anita Beckers, Germany 2010 The Wilderness Part 1, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 2009 The ice above, the fire below, and other works 2007 - 2009, Limerick City Gallery of Art; Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt 2008 New Work, Fenton Gallery, Cork. Solo Exhibition at Miguel Marcos Gallery, Barcelona 2007 Metamorphosis, Houldsworth Gallery, London Metamorphosis, Galerie Nichido Contemporary, Tokyo. 1999 –2003, Galeria Art Gaspar, & Galeria Cadaqués Dos, Barcelona 2004 MediaScope, MoMA, New York A Film Trilogy, Domus Artium DA 2, Salamanca, Spain; Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and Nichido Contemporary, Tokyo, 2003 A Film Trilogy, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden; Fenton Gallery, Cork Galleri Salvador Diaz, Madrid, Spain 2001 Too dark for night, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Fenton Gallery, Cork 1999 Forty Below, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin 1998 Track, Model Arts Centre, Sligo 1997 Track, Hafnarburg Cultural Centre, Iceland; University of Salamanca, Spain; Gallery of Photography, Dublin Selected group shows 2017 The Winter of 13 Storms, B3 Biennal of the Moving Image Frankfurt 2017 curated by Kelly Gordon & Anita Beckers A NAME UNMADE: FRANCIS LEDWIDGE (1887-1917), Solstice Arts Centre. River – 3 screen video installation curated by Sabina Mac Mahon 2016Städtische Galerie, Delmenhorst, Germany2015B3 Biennial - Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany. Expanded Senses – exhibiting Flight from the City TULCA – Festival of Visual Arts, Galway. Curator Mary Cremin Moving Pictures, curated by Anita Beckers, at the Marburger Kunstverein 2014 UNSEEN Photo Fair Amsterdam – 18th -21st September, with Galerie Anita Beckers Frankfurt 2012 None Went Mad, None Ran Away, - Group Show Rubicon Gallery 2011 In Search of the Miraculous; ten days of film video and photography, Crawford Off-site, curated by Rachael Thomas, IMMA Destructiveness and Beauty, Norbert Frensch, Monica Ursina Jäger, Clare Langan. Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt State of Suspension - Gravity – Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Ireland Inner Piece: Works from the Collection of Heather and Tony Podesta Katzen Center Museum, American University Museum. 2010 The Wilderness, Part 1, Busan Biennale 2010, South Korea, curated by Takashi Azumaya. For Real - 30 Utopian Projections in Public Space, curated by ViewMaster Foundation, The Netherlands. 2009 Sounds and Visions, Art Film and Video from Europe, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv – Representing Ireland. Curated by Angelo Gioè and Maria Rosa Sossai. Dojima River Biennale 2009: Reflection: The World Through Art, From Singapore Biennale 2006, 2008 Curated by Fumio Nanjo & Kenji Kubota, Osaka, Japan Goldstein Connections, Participating artists: Jack Goldstein, Gregor Hildebrandt, Clare Langan, Bjørn Melhus, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt Highlights of KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne - Group Exhibition composed by Gabriele Horn & Heinz Peter Schwerfel. - KunstWerke, Berlin and Centre Pompidou, Paris A Secret Understanding, touring exhibition programmed by Forma Arts. The Best of LOOP 2008, Pacific Design Center, LA, curated by Paul Young H20: Film on Water, Great River Arts, Vermont Connecticut, & Cynthia Reeves Gallery New York. Then & Now: Evolving Art Practices, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork Terror and the Sublime: Art and Politics in an Age of Anxiety, from the IMMA Collection, The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. Adventures in Sound & Image; Panorama 1: I thought I was Hallucinating, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands House Warming, RED South Dublin Art Centre. The ice above, the fire below, Pulse New York 2009 – featured installation Galerie Anita Beckers. 2008 Singapore Biennale, Curated by Fumio Nanjo, Joselina Cruz & Matthew Ngui. Video Zone Festival, Braveman Gallery, Tel Aviv, El agua y sus sueños contemporaneous, Expo Zaragoza 2008, Spain. Curated by Miguel Marcos & Fernando Castro-Flórez Loop 08’ – Barcelona, Fundacio Miro, A Film Trilogy – The Collection of The Irish Museum of Modern Art curated by Enrique Juancosa. Rendez-vous – curated by Isabelle Bertolotti, Shanghai Art Museum, China Atlas of the Future - Visions of Scenarios to Come, - Palazzo Strozzi, Florence Courtesy of Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt. 2007 Becks Fusions,Trafalgar Square, Curated by ICA London. Metamorphosis, Lyon Biennale, curated by Isabelle Bertolotti Metamorphosis, Pratt Art Gallery, New York, curated by Berta Sichel. Apocalypse, Candace Dawn Gallery, New York. 2006 Group Exhibition, with Juame Plensa and Zhang Huan, Galerie Cadaques, Spain Marking Time / Moving Images, Miami Art Museum, Florida, curated by Lorie Mertes Vision Express, Shanghai Youth Biennale, Lui Hai Su Art Museum, by Fumio Nanjo World Without End, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne 2004 Tir na Nog: Younger Irish Artists from the IMMA Collection, IMMA, Dublin Views from an Island; Contemporary Art from Ireland, Millennium Museum Beijing, China; Shanghai Gallery of Modern Art, Shanghai, China. 2003 Panoramica, Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; After Nature, CCA, Glasgow The New Kunsthalle, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany 2002 International 2002, Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil (representing Ireland) View Finder, curated by Catsou Roberts/ Stephen Hepworth, Arnolfini, Bristol Greyscale/CMYK, curated by Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, Tramway, Glasgow The Mind is a Horse, Bloomberg Space, London 2001 At Sea, curated by Victoria Pomery, Tate Liverpool, 2000 Glen Dimplex Artists Award 2000, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Selected film festivals 2014 The Floating World – VIDEOFORMES 2014, Prix Videoformes 2014 | Conseil Général du Puy de Dôme 2013 The Floating World – Premiere Kinoderkunst, Munich The Floating World – The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things, ARTPROJX - Verbier, Switzerland 2012 Vardeldur, by Sigur Ros - director Clare Langan – Short film made as part of The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, London Film Festival at BFI 2011 INVIDEO 2011, Milan, Italy – The Wilderness, Part 1 2007 Metamorphosis – Oberhausen International Short Film Festival – Principle Prize Awards 2014 VIDEOFORMES 2014, Prix Videoformes 2014 | Conseil Général du Puy de Dôme 2007 Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany Premier Prize for Metamorphosis 1992 – 2014 Visual Arts Bursaries & Project Funding from The Arts Council of Ireland, & The Irish Film Board 1992 Fulbright Scholarship to attend Intensive Film Workshop at N.Y.U. Collections: • Tony & Heather Podesta Private Collection, Washington DC • Hugo & Carla Brown, Private Collection • Ernest Ventos I Omedes, Private Collection • Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin • Clarks Private Collection, UK • Dublin Institute of Technology • University College Dublin • University College Cork Selected bibliography • Declan Long The Floating World, catalogue published for the exhibition at VISUAL • Rachael Thomas, The ice above, the fire below, Expo Zaragoza 2008 Catalogue - El agua y sus sueños contemporaneous. • Rachael Thomas, Through a Glass Darkly, 2007 • Aidan Dunne – Nowhere left for humanity to go, The Irish Times, 17/02/09 • Aidan Dunne, No Place to Stay, Clare Langan – A Film Trilogy, RHA, Dublin, 2003 • Christoph Grunenberg, International 2002, Liverpool Biennial 2002 • Christoph Grunenberg, Apocalypse Now, Clare Langan - Too dark for night, Published on the occasion of Ireland’s participation in the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002 • Fiona Kearney, Representing Art in Ireland, The Fenton Gallery, 2008 • Aidan Dunne, Nowhere left to go for humanity, The Irish Times February 17th 2009 • Patrick T. Murphy, Too dark for night, - Paises, 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Iconografias Metropolitanas, 2002 • Patrick T. Murphy, Greyscale/CMYK, Tramway, Glasgow, 2002 • Stephen Hepworth and Catsou Roberts, View Finder, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2002 • Medb Ruane, Silent Witness to the Devouring Forces of Nature, Sunday Times, 2001 • Sarah Glennie, Glen Dimplex Artists’Award 2000, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2000 • Patrick T. Murphy, Regarding Location, Clare Langan - Forty Below, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, 1999 Recent reviews • Irish Times - Gemma Tipton. The Human Flock - Lismore Castle Arts August 2017 • The Irish Times – Aidan Dunne 21/04/14 • Island Odyssey - Art and Context by Joan Fowler April 2015 • Cristin Leach – Various

Clare Langan
Flight from the City

Artist Clare Langan
Year 2015
Duration 6:51 min
Edition 5 + 2 AE
Technical info HD Video
Contact
Anita Beckers Gallery
Anita Beckers
Braubachstraße 9
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Phone: +49 69 73900967
E-Mail: info@galerie-beckers.de

About the video

Flight from the City is a film about connection, love and separation.

Starkly shot in ‘black’ water, it focuses on the bond between a mother and daughter. This poetic, emotive film will strike a chord in all of us, reflecting our own relationships whether it is with a child, a parent or a partner.

The film was shot in March 2015 in the hot spring at Fludir in Iceland for a new composition, Flight from the City by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

The performers Tristan and her daughter Leela created a very natural narrative of connection and separation between parent and child, which has a universal resonance. Although it was not the intention in making this piece, this focus on the intimacy between a parent and child resonates with the plight of the many families in the current crisis in the Mediterranean.

This is the second collaboration between Jóhannsson and Langan, the first being The Floating World (2013).


Credits

Music - Jóhann Jóhannsson

Camera & Editing - Clare Langan

Performers:
Mother - Tristan Gribbin
Daughter - Leela Lynn Arni

Featured Music:

Flight from the City by - Jóhann Jóhannsson

Special Thanks to:
Stefan Arni and Tim Husom

Post Production:
Outer Limits Post Production

Copyright
Clare Langan 2015

Clare Langan - Flight from the City
Flight from the City is a film about connection, love and separation.Starkly shot in ‘black’ water, it focuses on the bond between a mother and daughter. This poetic, emotive film will strike a chord in all of us, reflecting our own relationships whether it is with a child, a parent or a partner.The film was shot in March 2015 in the hot spring at Fludir in Iceland for a new composition, Flight from the City by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.The performers Tristan and her daughter Leela created a very natural narrative of connection and separation between parent and child, which has a universal resonance. Although it was not the intention in making this piece, this focus on the intimacy between a parent and child resonates with the plight of the many families in the current crisis in the Mediterranean.This is the second collaboration between Jóhannsson and Langan, the first being The Floating World (2013).

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