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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

Galerie Joceln Wolff
Jocelyn Wolff
78, rue Julien-Lacroix
75020 Paris
France

Phone: +33 1 42 03 05 65
E-Mail: j.wolff@galeriewolff.com




Statement

by Stéphanie Katz

Everything occurs as if Ulrich Polster had the means to transversally apprehend different image arrangements: something similar to an imperceptible step to the side that allows him to talk to us about images of here, from a standpoint somewhere else.

Born in 1963 in Frankenberg, in the G.D.R., he belongs to that generation of artists from Eastern Germany who had to deal with the economic, cultural and aesthetic downfall provoked by the fall of the Soviet Empire and the opening of this other Europe to the West. Following a preliminary assimilation period of western proposals and the wearing out of the novelty effect, this generation of creators came to redefine their own aesthetic heritage, a movement that can now offer an original look at contemporary visual material.


Biography

Born 1963 in Frankenberg, Germany (GDR)
Lives in Leipzig and Berlin, Germany
ulrichpolster.com

Education

2005 -2014 Kurator in Künstlerresidenz „Blumen“. Leipzig
2007
Scholarship, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
2002 DAAD Scholarship, Rostov & St Petersburg, Russia
2002 present Photography Teacher, Gutenbergschule, Leipzig
2000-2004 Meisterschüler in Visual Arts (Prof. Astrid Klein), Academy of Visual Arts (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst), Leipzig
2000 Academy of Visual Arts’ Diploma with a high grade, Leipzig
1997–1998 Combined media studies, Chelsea College for Art & Design, London
1996–1997 Residency in New York
1993–1995 Photography studies, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
1989–1992 Freelance photographer

Grants

2017 Arbeitsstipendium Deutsche Akademie Rom, Casa Baldi
2011
Arbeitsstipendium des Freistaates Sachsen
2007 Kultursiftung des Landes Sachsen, Germany
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff

Solo exhibitions

2017
MADE IN USA (II), Galerie Bossenanger, Chemnitz

2015
STALKER/MATERIAL, curator: Mathias Linder, Neue Sächsische Galerie, Chemnitz, Germany

2014
Made in USA, Wild West Active Space, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2013
Notturno, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Shaoxing lu, Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany

2010
Operare Realisierungswettbewerb der Zeitgenössischen Oper Berlin
Display, Fassade der DekaBank, Frankfurt/Main

2009
MODELL, Traders Pop Gallery Maastricht
UNSTERN, Westwerk Hamburg
Antirepresentationalism, KOW gallery, Berlin, Germany

2008
ZAUM, OSCAR e.V. - Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kultur, Chemnitz
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2007
Zaum – Material II, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris

2005
Gehen III, Plattform, Berlin

2004
(Nov.-Dec.) Fragment I, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Traders pop gallery, Maastricht, Netherlands
(Jan.) Fragment V and Der Frost, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris

2003
Sadowaya, Projektgalerie Kunstverein Elsterpark, Leipzig
Chambre bleue, Laden für Nichts Gallery, Leipzig
Atem, video installation / Mauricio Kargel, Music Academy, Weimar, Germany

2002
La Vie, video installation, Kunstraum B2 Gallery, Leipzig

2000
Projectroom Alte Leipziger Versicherungen, Leipzig

1999
See ohne Fische, photo/video installation, City gallery, Castres, France

1992
Photo installation, Galerie Apotheke, Chemnitz, Germany

1991
Photo installation, Galerie Brotfabrik, Berlin

Group exhibitions

2017
Notturno I&II, "Roter Oktober" Neue Sächsische Galerie Chemnitz Kuratoren: Mathias Lindner, Christoph Tannert, Dr. Paul Kaiser
Markale 2016, "Weiter So" Waschhaus Potsdam Kurator: Christoph Tannert

2016
Report II, "More to come" Städtisches Museum Hannover
Report II, "Tele-gen" Kunstmuseum Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2015
Report, "Tele-gen" Kunstmuseum Bonn Kuratoren: Dieter Daniels, Stephan Berg
Mish, "Die Zeit drängt" Neue Sächsische Galerie" Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Chemnitz, Kurator: Mathias Lindner
A model of the world, curator: Simone Menegoi, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris (Frost)

2013
Auslöschung, Galerie Yusto/Giner, Marbella, Spain
On the Baumwollspinnerei, Halle 14, Leipzig (Liebestod).

2012
What about the ghosts in town? Urban minds and legends, Haus der Kunst, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
Brno, Czech Republic
Denke-Zeichen, Festung Küstrin / im Bereich des Schloßinnenhofes, Poland

2011
Leipzig. Fotografie seit 1839, Museum für Bildende Künste, Leipzig, 2011
UNSTERN(2010), „Fotografie seit 1839“ Museum für Bildernde Künste, Leipzig, Germany curator: Christoph Tannert

2010
UNSTERN(2010), „Leben Elementar“ Fototage Trier, Trier, Germany, curator: Christoph Tannert
ZAUM MATERIAL II, „The Year we make Contact“, Zagreb, Croatia, curators: Ingeborg Fülepp, Heiko Daxl
MODELL, La Vie II, „Antirepresentationalism Teil 3“, Galerie KOW, Berlin, Germany
curatores: Alexander Koch, Nikolaus Oberhuber
Video dumbo, New York, Germany
The Year we make Contact, Media-Scape, Zagreb, Croatia
Leben elementar, Fototage, Trier, Trier, Germany

2009
Frost, BIH, „Antirepresentationalism Teil 1/2“ Galerie KOW, Berlin, Germany, curators: Alexander Koch, Nikolaus Oberhuber
remap 2 Gazonrouge Gallerie, Athens, Greece
Video Europa, Le Frenoy- Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France
Curator : Pascale Pronnier & Olivier Rignault

2008
Film Festival Dallas, Dallas, USA
Installation Frost III
MÜCSARNOK Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary
“The Leipzig Phenomenon”, Curator: Claus Löser
Screening Broken Images: „Crisis“ and „Zaum“
2006
40 Jahre videokunst, revision DDR, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
curators: Jeannette Stoscheck, Dieter Daniels
live performance with Thomas Ch. Heyde, Neues Museum für Kunst, Nüremberg, Germany

2004
Frost I (one-room video installation) and Frost II (live performance), Eastern european art Festival, GFZK
(Galerie für Zeitgenossische Kunst), Leipzig

2003
Fragment II, Jeune creation, Paris

2002
Fragment III, video installation “polished”, HO Gallery, Berlin
Esel, “Geschwindigkeit -Terrain der Zeit”, Wiesbaden, Germany
Fragment III, Jeune creation Paris

2001
Simulation, “Kunst aus Leipzig”, BBK Gallery, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Simulation, “Kunst aus Leipzig”, BBK Gallery, Würzburg, Germany
o. T., “Kunst aus Leipzig”, BBK Gallery, Ingolstadt, Germany

2000
Gleitflug, photo/sound installation, “Temporäre Gärten Expo 2000”, Markleeberg, Hannover, Germany
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff

1998
Skotom II / III, “slash temp”, Kontorhaus, Berlin
curators: Joachim Blank, Torsten Hattenkerl (catalogue)
Esel, video installation, Lichtschicht Film festival, Leipzig
Skotom I, “Schröder”, Dresdner Bank, Leipzig

1997
Skotom I, video installation for “Church day”, Frankfurt/Main
Metamorphosen, “Deutschlandbilder”, Gropius Bau, Berlin

1996
Corruptium/Präceptum/Perficium, installation, Willmersdorf, Germany

1995
Autopsie II, project “Kurt Cobain warum hast du dich erschossen?”, Academy of Visual arts, Leipzig
Autopsie I, installation project “HamstergleichQ”, Galerie Mobiles Büro Für Erdangelegenheiten, Leipzig

1994
Die Verachtung, space installation, Academy of Visual arts, Leipzig
Crisis II, project “Der Stier von Flandern”, Galerie Rosa Luxemburg, Leipzig
Die Verbrüderung der Frontsoldaten II, Academy of Visual arts, Leipzig
“Das Loch in der Wand”, Lindenbad, Leipzg
Die Verbrüderung der Frontsoldaten I, “Es wird gegessen was auf den Tisch kommt”,
Academy of Visual arts, Leipzig

1993
o.T., “Hundred Years of Photography”, Academy of Visual arts, Leipzig

Film festivals and prpjects

2017
Villa Massimo, Rom NOTTURNO I&II, NOTTURNO MATERIAL
2015
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig FRACHT, Komposition: Thomas Ch. Heyde
2014
MISH, ARTE Video Night 2014, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
WIR SIND DAS VOLK, Lichtfest 2014, curator: Jürgen Meier, Leipzig, Germany
2013
LIEBESTOD Halle 5 Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
Auslöschung, Art Cologne, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Köln, Germany
2012
Screening Arte Video Night 2012, (curator: Jean-Eric Macherey), Kunstwerke Berlin (08/10/2012), Palais
de Tokyo (20/10/2012), Arte (21/10/2012)
" Frost
2011
Cinemattheque Leipzig, Nato, Leipzig
" FROST
" MISH
" NOTTURNO
SPOR Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
" VERSPRENGUNG
Radialsystem, Berlin
2010
video dunbo, DUMBO Brooklyn, New York
"MISH Sound: Christine Scherrer Kurator: Caspar Stracke, Gabriela Monroy
Display, Fassade der Deka Bank, Frankfurt/Main
"flusz Kurator: Reinhard Buskies
2009
Videoart at Midnight, BABYLON Cinema, Berlin
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
2008
Broken Images, MÜCSARNOK Kunsthalle Budapest
"Crisis and Fragment III Curator: Claus Löser
The screening is part of the exhibition “The Leipzig Phenomenon”
2007
GerMANY FACES, Goethe Institut, Sydney
"Fragment II, CRISIS, Curator: Jeanette Stoschek
Festival für zeitgenössische Musik, Leipzig
"FROST IV
Transmediale, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
"Metamorphosen
GerMANY FACES, Goethe Institut, Sydney
"Fragment II, CRISIS, Kurator: Jeanette Stoschek
Film Festival Dallas, USA
" Frost
Visura Aperta, festival of video and audio media, Momiano, Croatia
" Frost
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
" Metamorphosen
2006
Film Festival Dallas, USA
" Frost
Transmediale, Berlin
Neues Museum, Nürnberg
Screening with Thomas Ch. Heyde, GfZK Leipzig
"CH_GS 1978
live performance with Thomas Ch. Heyde, BKA Theater Berlin
"CH_GS 1978
2005
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/BERLIN, Paris
" FROST
2004
(oct.) Screening for Nuit Blanche, Paris’ late opening night (official program), Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
" Pferde
2001
Paris-Berlin Film festival, Paris
" subway
1992
Documentary films festival, Neubrandenburg, Germany
" Crisis
1989
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus, GDR
" Metamorphosen
1988
Umweltbibliothek, Berlin (East)
" Crisis
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
1987
Kunsthochschule, Dresden, GDR
" Metamorphosen

Ulrich Polster
Born 1963 in Frankenberg, Germany (GDR) Lives in Leipzig and Berlin, Germanyulrichpolster.com Education 2005 -2014 Kurator in Künstlerresidenz „Blumen“. Leipzig2007 Scholarship, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen 2002 DAAD Scholarship, Rostov & St Petersburg, Russia 2002 present Photography Teacher, Gutenbergschule, Leipzig 2000-2004 Meisterschüler in Visual Arts (Prof. Astrid Klein), Academy of Visual Arts (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst), Leipzig 2000 Academy of Visual Arts’ Diploma with a high grade, Leipzig 1997–1998 Combined media studies, Chelsea College for Art & Design, London 1996–1997 Residency in New York 1993–1995 Photography studies, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig 1989–1992 Freelance photographer Grants 2017 Arbeitsstipendium Deutsche Akademie Rom, Casa Baldi2011 Arbeitsstipendium des Freistaates Sachsen 2007 Kultursiftung des Landes Sachsen, Germany Galerie Jocelyn Wolff Solo exhibitions 2017 MADE IN USA (II), Galerie Bossenanger, Chemnitz2015 STALKER/MATERIAL, curator: Mathias Linder, Neue Sächsische Galerie, Chemnitz, Germany 2014 Made in USA, Wild West Active Space, Maastricht, The Netherlands 2013 Notturno, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris Shaoxing lu, Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany 2010 Operare Realisierungswettbewerb der Zeitgenössischen Oper Berlin Display, Fassade der DekaBank, Frankfurt/Main 2009 MODELL, Traders Pop Gallery Maastricht UNSTERN, Westwerk Hamburg Antirepresentationalism, KOW gallery, Berlin, Germany 2008 ZAUM, OSCAR e.V. - Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kultur, Chemnitz Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2007 Zaum – Material II, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris 2005 Gehen III, Plattform, Berlin 2004 (Nov.-Dec.) Fragment I, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris Traders pop gallery, Maastricht, Netherlands (Jan.) Fragment V and Der Frost, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris 2003 Sadowaya, Projektgalerie Kunstverein Elsterpark, Leipzig Chambre bleue, Laden für Nichts Gallery, Leipzig Atem, video installation / Mauricio Kargel, Music Academy, Weimar, Germany 2002 La Vie, video installation, Kunstraum B2 Gallery, Leipzig 2000 Projectroom Alte Leipziger Versicherungen, Leipzig 1999 See ohne Fische, photo/video installation, City gallery, Castres, France 1992 Photo installation, Galerie Apotheke, Chemnitz, Germany 1991 Photo installation, Galerie Brotfabrik, Berlin Group exhibitions 2017 Notturno I&II, Roter Oktober Neue Sächsische Galerie Chemnitz Kuratoren: Mathias Lindner, Christoph Tannert, Dr. Paul KaiserMarkale 2016, Weiter So Waschhaus Potsdam Kurator: Christoph Tannert2016Report II, More to come Städtisches Museum HannoverReport II, Tele-gen Kunstmuseum Vaduz, Liechtenstein2015Report, Tele-gen Kunstmuseum Bonn Kuratoren: Dieter Daniels, Stephan BergMish, Die Zeit drängt Neue Sächsische Galerie Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Chemnitz, Kurator: Mathias LindnerA model of the world, curator: Simone Menegoi, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris (Frost) 2013 Auslöschung, Galerie Yusto/Giner, Marbella, Spain On the Baumwollspinnerei, Halle 14, Leipzig (Liebestod). 2012 What about the ghosts in town? Urban minds and legends, Haus der Kunst, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff Brno, Czech Republic Denke-Zeichen, Festung Küstrin / im Bereich des Schloßinnenhofes, Poland 2011 Leipzig. Fotografie seit 1839, Museum für Bildende Künste, Leipzig, 2011 UNSTERN(2010), „Fotografie seit 1839“ Museum für Bildernde Künste, Leipzig, Germany curator: Christoph Tannert 2010 UNSTERN(2010), „Leben Elementar“ Fototage Trier, Trier, Germany, curator: Christoph Tannert ZAUM MATERIAL II, „The Year we make Contact“, Zagreb, Croatia, curators: Ingeborg Fülepp, Heiko Daxl MODELL, La Vie II, „Antirepresentationalism Teil 3“, Galerie KOW, Berlin, Germany curatores: Alexander Koch, Nikolaus Oberhuber Video dumbo, New York, Germany The Year we make Contact, Media-Scape, Zagreb, Croatia Leben elementar, Fototage, Trier, Trier, Germany 2009 Frost, BIH, „Antirepresentationalism Teil 1/2“ Galerie KOW, Berlin, Germany, curators: Alexander Koch, Nikolaus Oberhuber remap 2 Gazonrouge Gallerie, Athens, Greece Video Europa, Le Frenoy- Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France Curator : Pascale Pronnier & Olivier Rignault 2008 Film Festival Dallas, Dallas, USA Installation Frost III MÜCSARNOK Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary “The Leipzig Phenomenon”, Curator: Claus Löser Screening Broken Images: „Crisis“ and „Zaum“ 2006 40 Jahre videokunst, revision DDR, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig curators: Jeannette Stoscheck, Dieter Daniels live performance with Thomas Ch. Heyde, Neues Museum für Kunst, Nüremberg, Germany 2004 Frost I (one-room video installation) and Frost II (live performance), Eastern european art Festival, GFZK (Galerie für Zeitgenossische Kunst), Leipzig 2003 Fragment II, Jeune creation, Paris 2002 Fragment III, video installation “polished”, HO Gallery, Berlin Esel, “Geschwindigkeit -Terrain der Zeit”, Wiesbaden, Germany Fragment III, Jeune creation Paris 2001 Simulation, “Kunst aus Leipzig”, BBK Gallery, Frankfurt/Main, Germany Simulation, “Kunst aus Leipzig”, BBK Gallery, Würzburg, Germany o. T., “Kunst aus Leipzig”, BBK Gallery, Ingolstadt, Germany 2000 Gleitflug, photo/sound installation, “Temporäre Gärten Expo 2000”, Markleeberg, Hannover, Germany Galerie Jocelyn Wolff 1998 Skotom II / III, “slash temp”, Kontorhaus, Berlin curators: Joachim Blank, Torsten Hattenkerl (catalogue) Esel, video installation, Lichtschicht Film festival, Leipzig Skotom I, “Schröder”, Dresdner Bank, Leipzig 1997 Skotom I, video installation for “Church day”, Frankfurt/Main Metamorphosen, “Deutschlandbilder”, Gropius Bau, Berlin 1996 Corruptium/Präceptum/Perficium, installation, Willmersdorf, Germany 1995 Autopsie II, project “Kurt Cobain warum hast du dich erschossen?”, Academy of Visual arts, Leipzig Autopsie I, installation project “HamstergleichQ”, Galerie Mobiles Büro Für Erdangelegenheiten, Leipzig 1994 Die Verachtung, space installation, Academy of Visual arts, Leipzig Crisis II, project “Der Stier von Flandern”, Galerie Rosa Luxemburg, Leipzig Die Verbrüderung der Frontsoldaten II, Academy of Visual arts, Leipzig “Das Loch in der Wand”, Lindenbad, Leipzg Die Verbrüderung der Frontsoldaten I, “Es wird gegessen was auf den Tisch kommt”, Academy of Visual arts, Leipzig 1993 o.T., “Hundred Years of Photography”, Academy of Visual arts, Leipzig Film festivals and prpjects 2017Villa Massimo, Rom NOTTURNO I&II, NOTTURNO MATERIAL2015Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig FRACHT, Komposition: Thomas Ch. 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Ulrich Polster
Notturno

Artist Ulrich Polster
Year 2013-2015
Duration 31:44 min
Edition 3 + 1 AE
Technical info Super 8, 16 mm, Hi 8, VHS, SD and HD Video transferred to HD video, color, sound
Contact
Galerie Joceln Wolff
Jocelyn Wolff
78, rue Julien-Lacroix
75020 Paris
France

Phone: +33 1 42 03 05 65
E-Mail: j.wolff@galeriewolff.com

About the video

The complex structure of Notturno runs riot amid the open simultaneity he builds up from a great diversity of visual and acoustic sources and modes of expression. Polster filters out images from moment-to-moment experience and links them together so as to connect them back to historical locations and events that are of over-riding importance – not only to the Communist utopia, but also to the Stalinist web of lies and its “pathos formulae”.

Ulrich Polster’s store of images ranges from the greyness of the East German post-war cities to the coarse-grained flickering super-8 film experiments of art sub-culture in the GDR, from references to Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin to Godard’s Film Socialism, and is simultaneously enriched by the innerscapes he has garnered on his lengthy travels between Saxony, Vienna, Chernovitz and the Crimea.

With a sensuously charged sensitivity, Ulrich Polster has set out to roam the questions about his own artistic development. The accompanying soundtrack extends from a live performance by Vic Chesnutt to the Polish avant-garde composer Henryk Górecki and the German melancholiac Max Richter.

Ulrich Polster - Notturno
The complex structure of Notturno runs riot amid the open simultaneity he builds up from a great diversity of visual and acoustic sources and modes of expression. Polster filters out images from moment-to-moment experience and links them together so as to connect them back to historical locations and events that are of over-riding importance – not only to the Communist utopia, but also to the Stalinist web of lies and its “pathos formulae”.Ulrich Polster’s store of images ranges from the greyness of the East German post-war cities to the coarse-grained flickering super-8 film experiments of art sub-culture in the GDR, from references to Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin to Godard’s Film Socialism, and is simultaneously enriched by the innerscapes he has garnered on his lengthy travels between Saxony, Vienna, Chernovitz and the Crimea.With a sensuously charged sensitivity, Ulrich Polster has set out to roam the questions about his own artistic development. The accompanying soundtrack extends from a live performance by Vic Chesnutt to the Polish avant-garde composer Henryk Górecki and the German melancholiac Max Richter.

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