Alexander Hacke

Alexander Hacke

  Danielle de Picciotto by Johannes Reinhard

Danielle de Picciotto by Johannes Reinhard

 Helga Griffiths

Helga Griffiths

 Thomas Lüer "

Thomas Lüer "

  Robert Seidel, photo by Madeleine Fischer

Robert Seidel, photo by Madeleine Fischer

 Caspar Stracke 

Caspar Stracke 

 Grazia Toderi "Rosso Babele (Babel Red)"

Grazia Toderi "Rosso Babele (Babel Red)"

Transflexion  Net of Mirrors

Artist Information

 

Alexander Hacke
New York/Berlin
www.hacke.org

About the artist:

Alexander Hacke was born in the proletarian district of Berlin Neukölln and aside from playing in numerous influential underground-groups, writing, recording, releasing and performing music under the pseudonym Alexander von Borsig, he joined Einstürzende Neubauten in 1980 at the tender age of 14. 

All throughout the eighties and up to the present he does not only collaborate with countless artists of various genres but continues to produce records and scores music for theater, feature and documentary movies.

To learn more about Hacke's soundtrack for "Transflexion," INDRA, visit here.

Danielle De Picciotto
New York/Berlin
www.danielledepicciotto.com

About the artist:

Die amerikanische Künstlerin Danielle de Picciotto ist 1987 nach Berlin gezogen. Jahrzehntelang hat sie den Umbruch und die Evolution des Undergrounds in der Stadt von Post-Punk über Techno bis zu der gemischten Experimentierfreudigkeit von heute hautnah erlebt.  De Picciotto war dabei, als die Love Parade sowie berühmt-berüchtigte Clubs wie Tresor und E-Werk entstanden.  Aus ihren persönlichen Erfahrungen weiß sie, wie Berlin sich damals angefühlt hat und wie die gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen die Stadt und ihre Bewohner über die Jahre beeinflusst und verändert haben.

Born in Tacoma, Washington USA, has been living in Berlin Germany since 1987. Studied music & art in NYC/Germany. Works as Gesamtkünstlerin/interdisciplinary artist since 1990 in the fields of art/film/ music/literature/performance. Co-founder of Berlin “Loveparade” ; projects  with German Cultural Goethe Institute in Hong Kong, Milan, Rome, Tokyo, Prague, Sarajevo and Mexico City since 2000. In 2009 the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin commissions Danielle de Picciotto to direct/produce a 10-minute art movie. Has exhibited & performed at MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, IMOCA Indianapolis Museum of Modern Art, Museum Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Germany, London Museum of Art, Ontario. Website: danielledepicciotto.com

"Net of Mirrors"
The eye is the mirror of the soul. All of our souls are connected in an invisible net of interaction and we blink at each other from afar, much more connected than we imagine. This constant breeze of communication and flowing exchange is presented in the 10 minute short “Net of Mirrors” by Danielle de Picciotto.

 

Helga Griffiths
Darmstadt
www.helgagriffiths.de

about the artist:

Helga Griffiths is a German based Multi-Sense-Artist working at the intersection of science and art. From 1986 to 1992 she lived in the New York area. She has a BFA Degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts/Rutgers University (1991). From 1992 – 1994 she completed her Postgraduate Studies at Kunstakademie Stuttgart in Germany. In 1994 she continued with further studies in New Media at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsuhe. She received several awards such as the First Prize at “Kunst auf Zeit” in Graz, Honorable Mention“, Paper Biennial in Düren and “Lichtenberg”-Award in Darmstadt (all in 1998), Prize “Lightroutes”- festival in Lüdenscheid in 2003.  Her work is in permanent collections such at the TBA TV Station in Tokyo, Deutsches Hygienemuseum Dresden, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren, and Gilleleje, Denmark. She has exhibited in several biennials/triennials such as Cairo Biennial, Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan, Havanna Biennial, Seoul Media Art Biennial.  She will be showing at the next Curitiba Biennial, Brazil in 2015. Her work has been shown in international museum exhibitions e.g., Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo,  ZKM Karlsruhe, Nevada Museum of Art. Her work is in permanent collections at TBS TV Station, Tokyo, Deutsches Hygienemuseum Dresden, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren and Gilleleje, Denmark.

"Neural Reflections"
2015, Videoanimation. 16 Minutes

This videoanimation is a reflection on perception itself, on imagination and consciousness. Neural Reflection is inspired by cognitive processes (memory, perception, sensation) and the floating, pulsating images reveal the instability and fragility of our perception of time and space. The work, which is based on tomographic images of the artist’s own brain, shows a surrealistic flight over the semi-transparent, reflective surface of the brain. The motion over the landscape of the brain is juxtaposed with images of nerve cells. It reveals internal as well as external features to enable new perspectives on perception. It also relates to the observer’s own neural processes, since his or her own brain is reacting and changing at the very moment of watching the video animation. New synapses and connections are constantly being created from what is perceived on a conscious or unconscious level. The video „Neural Reflection“ is a research tool – it makes us aware of the centre of our own thinking and seeing processes. It allows us to reflect on our "perceiving and interpreting" machine – and also on our perception of fluctuating/pulsating  truth and reality.

 

Thomas Lüer
Frankfurt
www.thomaslueer.de

About the artist:

Lüers Arbeit zeigt eine große Vielfalt an Medien und Themen - dies kann eine Galerie-Installation sein, ein Stadtraumprojekt oder auch eine künstlerische Reflexion auf Textbasis. Die Entscheidung über die Form und den Inhalt jeder einzelnen Arbeit ist abhängig von der Logik der Arbeit selbst und dem Kontext, in dem sie präsentiert wird. Damit kann Lüers Arbeit eher als situationsspezifisch, denn ortsspezifisch bezeichnet werden.

Lüers work offers a rich variety of mediums and topics - it can be a gallery installation,a project based in urban environment, or an artistic reflection on text basis. The choice of form and content in each artwork is dependent upon the logic of the work itself and the context in which it is presented. Therefore Lüers work can be referred to as situationally specific rather than location specific.

"Pendulum"
Die Realtime-Videoinstallation „Pendulum“ zeigt die Projektion eines im leeren Raum vor und zurück schwingenden Pendels. „Pendulum“ ist eine Installation für zwei Kameras, einen Beamer, einen Raum und bezieht sowohl die Anwesenheit als auch die Reaktionen der Besucher mit ein. Während das Pendel nach hinten schwingt, sieht sich der Betrachter von vorn – am entferntesten Punkt aber schaltet der „Spiegel“ um und in der Annäherung sieht er sich verblüffenderweise von hinten.

Auch wenn das projizierte Pendel sich “physisch” ebenso verhält wie sein Foucault’sches Gegenstück – es ist ein Vehikel, eine gefilmte Metapher, ein Bild, durch das andere Bilder “hindurch gehen”. Lüer greift dabei das Motiv des gemalten Spiegels auf, wie es etwa aus den Bildern van Eycks oder den Vanitas-Stillleben von Pieter Claesz bekannt ist: Ein Raum im Raum, der den Besucher dazu verleitet zu glauben, er könne den “Hintergrund” “hinter dem Spiegel” in der Tiefe des Raums wahrnehmen.

 

Robert Seidel
Berlin/Jena
www.robertseidel.com

About the artist:

Der in Berlin lebende Künstler Robert Seidel transformiert in seinen Filmen nicht nur Zeichnungen in bewegte Malerei und Skulpturen, sondern auch seine Projektionsflächen bergen intermediales Potential.  Seine Form- und Bewegungsästhetik orientiert sich am infiniten Detail der Natur, bildet dabei 

aber ein geschlossenes, nicht-naturalistisches Erinnerungsuniversum.  So schöpft seine Bilderwelt neben Zeichnungsfragmenten und 3D-Modellen auch aus der wissenschaftlichen Visualisierung. 

Seine Arbeiten werden weltweit sowohl im musealen Kontext als auch auf zahlreichen Festivals sowie in Galerien, Magazinen, Büchern und TV-Sendungen gezeigt.  Sie wurden mehrfach ausgezeichnet, etwa mit dem Ehrenpreis der KunstFilmBiennale. 

Robert Seidel began his studies in biology before transferring to the Bauhaus University Weimar to complete his degree in media design.  His projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in numerous international festivals, as well as at galleries and museums such as the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, ZKM Karlsruhe, LACMA Los Angeles, Art Center Nabi Seoul, Museum of Image and Sound São Paulo and MOCA Taipei. 

His works have been honoured with various prizes, including the KunstFilmBiennale Cologne Honorary Award and Prize for Best Experimental Film at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. 

In his work Seidel is interested in pushing the boundaries of abstracted beauty through cinematographic approaches, as well as ones drawn from science.  By the organic interplay of various structural, spatial and temporal concepts, he creates a continuously evolving complexity. Out of this multifaceted perspective emerges a narrative skeleton, through which viewers connects to the artwork on an evolutionary-derived and phylogenetic-fixated symbolic level.  Seidel lives and works in Berlin and Jena as artist, filmmaker and curator.

 

Caspar Stracke
Helsinki/Berlin 
www.videokasbah.net

About the artist:

Caspar Stracke’s work has its roots in experimental film and performance.  In his present videos and installations, he creates artificial temporal and spatial connection between sites and events.

"urban particle supercollider"
This video installation is based on three photo collections of street images from Seoul and Tehran and New York City, originally invited as a Flickr group. Urban particle supercollider links these cities (and their local participants) through street images: Seoul, Tehran, and New York City are composed out of various street objects from their neighborhoods -ranging from torn newspaper fragments to fast-food stands- resulting in a catalogue of images repleat with personal and cultural significance. In this installation, the selected items were virtually rebuilt as 3D objects, “colliding” in five theme clouds.


Grazia Toderi
Milan/Turin 
www.graziatoderi.com

About the artist:

Toderi tends to make detached recordings of actions that often unfold in an everyday environment, and her deliberately elementary use of video as an expressive means emphasizes her desire to concentrate on the subject and the action taking place, distancing herself from pure and simple creative will. 

...Always fascinated by the use of images taken from already existing shots and from the dynamics of spectacle, which she understands as an occasion for encounter and coming together, Toderi works on images of stadiums, arenas and large historical theaters. 

--Chiara Oliveri Bertola

 

 

 

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