Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 8pm
outsite with the others
Curated by eteam
The summer is all about the outdoors and outdoor activities. In the program out site with the others, artists who traveled there send out insights, views and instructions on how to face reality, when suddenly enveloped by the outside and forced to be guided by the others. The program explores how these artists navigate the distance and communicate in these surroundings. Naturally the transmissions are fragmented, distorted and removed and make us wonder: Why is the outside so isolating? And who are the others? Why can’t we see them? Is the out side just a stage on which we act when in need of some more mental space? Is it the rain that talks to us, or the bird that gives us directions?
Blue Moon, Bjørn Melhus, video, 1998
"Mickey went to Europe, the smurf went to America...this is called cultural exchange."
Lo-Fi Green Sigh, Kristin Lucas, video, 2004
Shot on location at Biosphere 2 and in the surrounding Arizona desert, Lo-Fi Green Sigh is a playful pastiche of science fiction movie conventions, scored to ominous electronic drones. Lucas' student collaborators and artist colleagues don makeshift space-suits and play badminton among the cacti, while Lucas herself scans the electromagnetic spectrum with an antenna fashioned from a vegetable steamer. With its retro-futuristic architecture, eerily artificial interiors, and otherworldly landscapes, Lo-Fi Green Sigh merges B-movie science and science fiction, with echoes of Roswell, alien life, and extra-terrestrial feedback. - EAI
Zwischenzeit – Suedrand (Interim Time – Southern Outskirts), Annette Goedde/Arnold von Wedemeyer, video, 2007
Based on paintings of children’s portraits in landscapes from the beginning of the 19th century, the two artists developed a film in which a camera revolving on its own axis films a 360-degree panorama of the outskirts of Berlin. By replacing the accessories of the painted children with contemporary ones and shifting the picture backgrounds, the atmosphere of the 100 year-old pictures was transposed into a modern setting. With the use of a camera capable of shooting at high frame rate, the loop appears as a picture-like panorama with extremely slow motion movements and minimum action.
OYMA (Outstanding Young Men of America), Michael Smith, video, 1996
Mike gets nominated as an Outstanding Young Man of America and decides to have a party to celebrate. He digs out his Disco suits and, "strutting his funky stuff" to the sound of Disco Inferno, sets up glitter balls and decorates the house. Night falls as Mike looks to the sky and contemplates his future as an OYMA. Smith's deadpan style, and the fact that he is celebrating on his own, undermines the expectations of celebrating society's recognition of the individual, as represented by the presumably fictional OYMA. - EAI
EXCHANGE PROGRAM:GALACTICA / LIFESPACE, Torsten Zenas Burns, video, 2002
A fusion between architectural bodies and space-time bodies. Reimagining one's life aboard an improvisational spacestation.
Testfahrt 2, Harry Sachs and Franz Hoeffner, video, 2002
Venice by car.
King, Olaf Breuning, video, 2000
A tattooed, dreadlocked man races through the desert, dons a knight’s armour - over which he wears shorts - flings a sword around and runs off. Later the film becomes a kind of pop video, with a parade of figures in blackface and others in ghost costume. - frieze
Final Tour, Jill Magid, video, 2004
In 2004, Jill spent 31 days in Liverpool, during which time she developed a close relationship with Citywatch (Merseyside Police and Liverpool City Council), whose function is citywide video surveillance--the largest system of its kind in England. The videos in her Evidence Locker were staged and edited by the artist and filmed by the police using the public surveillance cameras in the city centre. Wearing a bright red trench coat she would call the police on duty with details of where she was and ask them to film her in particular poses, places or even guide her through the city with her eyes closed. Final Tour is her last ride through the city, on the back of a policeman's motorcycle, filmed entirely by the city's surveillance system.
Since 1998 Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht work on collaborative projects (since 2000 as eteam). Their projects have been shown in exhibitions at the PS1, NY; EYEBEAM, NY; MUMOK, Vienna; Momenta Art, Sara Meltzer Gallery, Nicole Klagsbrun in New York City and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Spain, among other venues. Videos by the eteam have been screened at the Transmediale, Berlin; TIDF Taipeh, the New York Video Festival, the 11th Biennale of the moving image Geneva and other festivals in the US, Europe and Asia. They have been awarded a NYSCA Grant, a Harvestworks Artist Grant, an EYEBEAM Production Grant, and an Experimental Television Center Finishing Fund. In 2005 they have been selected for the "New Commissions Program" with Art in General, NY and were awarded a Digital Matrix Commission. They are fellows of Yaddo and Macdowell Colony and received a 2007/08 Rhizome commission for their project secondlife dumpster.
Tickets - $6, available at door.