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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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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

1979 born in Schwäbisch Hall / DE
lives and works in Stuttgart / DE and Rio de Janeiro / BRA

Education

2003 Starts studying at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart with Prof. Werner Pokorny (elementary class sculpture) / DE
2004-2005 with Prof. Udo Koch (master class sculpture)
2005-2009 with Prof. Christian Jankowski (master class sculpture, installation, performance and video) 2005 to 2007 as a tutor
2007 Studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokio / JP
2009 Diplom Freie Kunst at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart / DE
2009 Working residence at Schloss Wiepersdorf / DE (Sept.- Dec.)
2009-2010 Academy scholarship 2009/2010 at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart / DE
2010 Working residence at Herrenhaus Edenkoben / DE
2012 Postgraduate Studies at the Universidade Sao Paulo / Escola de Comunicações e Artes Programa de Pós-graduação em Meios e Processos Audiovisuais / BRA

Solo exhibitions

2019
Libération 4.0, Institut français Stuttgart / DE

2017
Rio de Janeiro, Samstags Galerie, Stuttgart / DE

2016
Wie ich meinem Vogel die Welt erkläre, ZustandsZone, Hamburg / DE

2015
Land-Sailor, Kunsthalle Göppingen / DE (Kat.)
Land-Sailor, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen / DE (Kat.)
Deslocamentos, Prêmio Funarte de Arte Contemporânea 2014, Galeria Funarte, São Paulo (Brazil) Cat
Land-Sailor, Kunsthalle Göppingen Cat
Land-Sailor, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen Cat
Viagem através, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife (Brazil)

2014
Salão Buraco, Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

2011
Die kleine Werkschau, Karin Abt Straubinger-Stiftung, Stuttgart-Möhringen

2010
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Sand am Meer, Weingrüll, Karlsruhe
Daniel Beerstecher, Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Edenkoben

2008
Bitte nicht stören! EXP. 4, Interventionsraum, Stuttgart

2007
Beerstecher, eigen.art – Raum für Kunst, Stuttgart

Group exhibitions (selection)

2018
I’m a Believer, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt / DE

2017
Jubiläumsausstellung, 20 Jahre Kunst im Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Edenkoben / DE
The Fountain Mémoire, Atelierhaus e.V., Hannover / DE
The Fountain Mémoire, Projektraum Akku, Stuttgart / DE

2016
Depois do Futuro, EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro / BRA
Till it’s gone, ikonoTV “Art Speaks Out”, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul / TR
Stadt, Land, Fluss, GEDOK-Galerie, Stuttgart / DE
Ikono TV: Art is On, Adiacenze, Bologna / IT

2015
B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes, Frankfurt / DE (Cat.)
Verbo, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo (Brazil)
Abre Alas, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) ( Cat)

2014
500 Years of Future..., 2. Montevideo Biennale, Montevideo (Uruguay) (Cat)
Da_Wir, Exhibition in public space, Ellwangen

2013
Skulptur ist, wenn ..., Kunsthalle Göppingen (Cat)
Transeuntes, Casa da Ladeira, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Skulptur ist, wenn ..., Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen (Cat)

2012
Kollwitzstrasse 52, MIS (Museu da Imagem e do Som), São Paulo (Brazil)
60 Jahre Land Baden-Württemberg/ 60 Kunstwerke für Baden-Württemberg, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen (Cat)
Galeria Virgilio, São Paulo (Brazil)

2010
Public Sphere, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul (South Korea)
The Garden as a Mirror, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Fotosommer / Fokus 0711, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (Cat)
Ansehen!, Galerie im Volkspark, Halle (an der Saale) (Cat)
O jardim como espelho, Goethe-Institut, Lissabon (Portugal)
Fototage Trier, Viehmarktthermen, Trier

2009
Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (Cat)
Summer Reading, Invisibles-Exports, New York (USA)
Diplomausstellung, Galerie Kunstbezirk im Gustav-Siegle-Haus, Stuttgart
Stipendiaten stellen aus, Schloss Wiepersdorf
Übermorgenkünstler, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg

2007
Hard Beat Meeting, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo (Japan)
Fotosommer / Fokus 0711, Town Hall, Stuttgart (Cat)

2006
Neuropolis, Europäisches Theater- und Medienfestival, Berlin
Coming out of the Maultasche, Maccarone, New York (USA)
Frames per second, Central station, Stuttgart

2005
Between, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart (Cat)
Between, Hong-Ik University, Seoul (South Korea) (Cat)
Skulptur zur Beseitigung des Professors, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Scholarships

2018
Studio scholarship of the City of Stuttgart / DE
2017
Working scholarship for the Cité Interantionale des Arts Paris / FR
2014
Artistic Residence at Recife (Fundação Joaquim Nabuc) / BRA
2013
Filmförderung der Medien- und Filmgesellschaft (MFG) / DE
2011
Postgraduiertenstipendium der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes für Brasilien / DE, BRA
2010
Arbeitsstipendium im Herrenhaus Edenkoben / DE
2010
Filmförderung der Medien- und Filmgesellschaft / DE
2009–2010
Academy scholarship of the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart / DE
2009
Working scholarship at Schloß Wiepersdorf / DE
2007
Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium of the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg for a study residence in Tokyo / JP
2006–2010
Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Awards

2014
Prêmio Funarte de Arte Contemporânea / BRA
2009
Ring Frei | 19. Bundeswettbewerb "Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus" of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung / DE
2005
Skulpturen am Radweg, Zweckverband RIO (Regionaler Industriepark Osterburken) / DE

Daniel Beerstecher
1979 born in Schwäbisch Hall / DE lives and works in Stuttgart / DE and Rio de Janeiro / BRAEducation 2003 Starts studying at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart with Prof. Werner Pokorny (elementary class sculpture) / DE 2004-2005 with Prof. Udo Koch (master class sculpture) 2005-2009 with Prof. Christian Jankowski (master class sculpture, installation, performance and video) 2005 to 2007 as a tutor 2007 Studies at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokio / JP 2009 Diplom Freie Kunst at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart / DE2009 Working residence at Schloss Wiepersdorf / DE (Sept.- Dec.)2009-2010 Academy scholarship 2009/2010 at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart / DE 2010 Working residence at Herrenhaus Edenkoben / DE 2012 Postgraduate Studies at the Universidade Sao Paulo / Escola de Comunicações e Artes Programa de Pós-graduação em Meios e Processos Audiovisuais / BRA Solo exhibitions 2019 Libération 4.0, Institut français Stuttgart / DE 2017 Rio de Janeiro, Samstags Galerie, Stuttgart / DE 2016 Wie ich meinem Vogel die Welt erkläre, ZustandsZone, Hamburg / DE2015Land-Sailor, Kunsthalle Göppingen / DE (Kat.) Land-Sailor, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen / DE (Kat.)Deslocamentos, Prêmio Funarte de Arte Contemporânea 2014, Galeria Funarte, São Paulo (Brazil) Cat Land-Sailor, Kunsthalle Göppingen Cat Land-Sailor, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen Cat Viagem através, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife (Brazil) 2014 Salão Buraco, Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 2011 Die kleine Werkschau, Karin Abt Straubinger-Stiftung, Stuttgart-Möhringen 2010 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Sand am Meer, Weingrüll, Karlsruhe Daniel Beerstecher, Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Edenkoben 2008 Bitte nicht stören! EXP. 4, Interventionsraum, Stuttgart 2007 Beerstecher, eigen.art – Raum für Kunst, Stuttgart Group exhibitions (selection) 2018 I’m a Believer, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt / DE2017Jubiläumsausstellung, 20 Jahre Kunst im Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Edenkoben / DEThe Fountain Mémoire, Atelierhaus e.V., Hannover / DE The Fountain Mémoire, Projektraum Akku, Stuttgart / DE 2016 Depois do Futuro, EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro / BRA Till it’s gone, ikonoTV “Art Speaks Out”, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul / TR Stadt, Land, Fluss, GEDOK-Galerie, Stuttgart / DE Ikono TV: Art is On, Adiacenze, Bologna / IT2015 B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes, Frankfurt / DE (Cat.)Verbo, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo (Brazil) Abre Alas, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) ( Cat) 2014 500 Years of Future..., 2. Montevideo Biennale, Montevideo (Uruguay) (Cat) Da_Wir, Exhibition in public space, Ellwangen 2013 Skulptur ist, wenn ..., Kunsthalle Göppingen (Cat) Transeuntes, Casa da Ladeira, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Skulptur ist, wenn ..., Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen (Cat) 2012 Kollwitzstrasse 52, MIS (Museu da Imagem e do Som), São Paulo (Brazil) 60 Jahre Land Baden-Württemberg/ 60 Kunstwerke für Baden-Württemberg, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen (Cat) Galeria Virgilio, São Paulo (Brazil) 2010 Public Sphere, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul (South Korea) The Garden as a Mirror, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Fotosommer / Fokus 0711, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (Cat) Ansehen!, Galerie im Volkspark, Halle (an der Saale) (Cat) O jardim como espelho, Goethe-Institut, Lissabon (Portugal) Fototage Trier, Viehmarktthermen, Trier 2009 Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (Cat) Summer Reading, Invisibles-Exports, New York (USA) Diplomausstellung, Galerie Kunstbezirk im Gustav-Siegle-Haus, Stuttgart Stipendiaten stellen aus, Schloss Wiepersdorf Übermorgenkünstler, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg 2007 Hard Beat Meeting, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo (Japan) Fotosommer / Fokus 0711, Town Hall, Stuttgart (Cat) 2006 Neuropolis, Europäisches Theater- und Medienfestival, Berlin Coming out of the Maultasche, Maccarone, New York (USA) Frames per second, Central station, Stuttgart 2005 Between, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart (Cat) Between, Hong-Ik University, Seoul (South Korea) (Cat) Skulptur zur Beseitigung des Professors, Kunstmuseum StuttgartScholarships2018 Studio scholarship of the City of Stuttgart / DE2017 Working scholarship for the Cité Interantionale des Arts Paris / FR2014 Artistic Residence at Recife (Fundação Joaquim Nabuc) / BRA 2013 Filmförderung der Medien- und Filmgesellschaft (MFG) / DE2011 Postgraduiertenstipendium der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes für Brasilien / DE, BRA 2010Arbeitsstipendium im Herrenhaus Edenkoben / DE2010 Filmförderung der Medien- und Filmgesellschaft / DE2009–2010 Academy scholarship of the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart / DE2009 Working scholarship at Schloß Wiepersdorf / DE 2007 Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium of the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg for a study residence in Tokyo / JP 2006–2010 Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen VolkesAwards2014 Prêmio Funarte de Arte Contemporânea / BRA 2009 Ring Frei | 19. Bundeswettbewerb Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung / DE 2005 Skulpturen am Radweg, Zweckverband RIO (Regionaler Industriepark Osterburken) / DE

Daniel Beerstecher
How to Explain the World to my Bird

Artist Daniel Beerstecher
Year 2013
Duration 13:57 min
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

With a bird in a cage on my back I walked 90 km from the center of São Paulo to the Atlantic coast. I started my journey in the historic, partly worn out center of the South American Metropolis and then passed through the town’s lively financial district, the “Gated Communities” of the upper class with its expanding shopping malls, well-kept parks. Then I moved on to the industrial area and the favelas of the poor, slowly leaving the densely populated parts of town behind. Walking on my journey led me to the wilderness of the “Mata Atlântica”-rainforest with its indigenous people, the Guarani, that still live a very traditional life. On the fourth day I reached my final destination, the Atlantic coast. In silence I had passed the diverse world of Brazil’s South with its plurality of social levels, its rich landscapes and diverging concepts of life – in a distance of only 90km and a time period as short as four days.

The title of my video Wie ich meinem Vogel die Welt erkläre [How to Explain the World to my Bird] pays homage to Joseph Beuys’ work Wie man dem toten Hasen die Bilder erklärt [How to explain the pictures to the dead hare] (1965). With my video I refer to his expanded concept of art (“Erweiterter Kunstbegriff”) and aim at recontextualizing my being on the road.


Credits

Camera:
Bruno Schultze

Sound Design:
Boris Laible

Editing:
Daniel Beerstecher

Daniel Beerstecher - How to Explain the World to my Bird
With a bird in a cage on my back I walked 90 km from the center of São Paulo to the Atlantic coast. I started my journey in the historic, partly worn out center of the South American Metropolis and then passed through the town’s lively financial district, the “Gated Communities” of the upper class with its expanding shopping malls, well-kept parks. Then I moved on to the industrial area and the favelas of the poor, slowly leaving the densely populated parts of town behind. Walking on my journey led me to the wilderness of the “Mata Atlântica”-rainforest with its indigenous people, the Guarani, that still live a very traditional life. On the fourth day I reached my final destination, the Atlantic coast. In silence I had passed the diverse world of Brazil’s South with its plurality of social levels, its rich landscapes and diverging concepts of life – in a distance of only 90km and a time period as short as four days.The title of my video Wie ich meinem Vogel die Welt erkläre [How to Explain the World to my Bird] pays homage to Joseph Beuys’ work Wie man dem toten Hasen die Bilder erklärt [How to explain the pictures to the dead hare] (1965). With my video I refer to his expanded concept of art (“Erweiterter Kunstbegriff”) and aim at recontextualizing my being on the road.

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