Wednesday, October 17th
Doors 8pm / Film 9pm
A video art night, part of the program of Arcane of Patterns, a collaborative exhibition project between S&yM and Mindpirates presented in the Mindpirates Projektraum.
REYNOLD REYNOLDS – Secret Machine
2012, 14 min.
In Secret Machine the woman is subjected to Muybridge’s motion studies. She is treated in the same fashion as in the original Muybridge photography: with Greek aesthetic in a Cartesian grid. A short time later, Duchamp painted Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (1912) attempting to show time on a flat surface. Time is about movement and change, like our experience of reality. Without change life does not exist. Photography does not capture this experience. In Secret Machine different filming techniques are compared to the motion of the body. The film camera becomes another measurement tool in a way a video camera cannot. The intention was to make an art piece from the point of view of a machine, specifically a camera.
KENTARO TAKI – Living in the Box
2007, 7 min
Body parts are displayed in the white box as specimen. Each part tries to seek something and these behaviors seem to remind ourselves of today’s blockaded situation. This is a collaborative work with Naoya Ooe (operation) + Maiko Date (dancer), directed by Kentaro Taki.
YIN-JU CHEN & JAMES T. HONG – End Transmission
2010, 15:40 min.
A decoded, alien environmental message, structured as a hypnotic experimental film, forcefully and poetically warns us of their return and the planet’s re-colonization. According to Stephen Hawking, ‘if aliens ever visit us, the outcome will be much as when Christopher Colum bus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. In this case, just who are the natives?
JAAKKO PALLASVUO – The Artist’ Statement
2012, 7:06 min.
Performed by Matthew Underwood and Mikko Gaestel. Pallasvuo’s work addresses the exquisite yet tortured relationship between art and emotion. Feelings of frustration, inadequacy and dissatisfaction breed useless emotion. Critical detachment arises from political depression that stems from operating within and outside of the art world.
ANNE DUK HEE JORDAN – I Try To Do Handstands For You
2011, 2:25 min.
In her work, Jordan is constructing situations which are stamped at the same time by romanticism and Sarkasmus, cautiousness and aggression. In I try to do handstands for you, we see the intangible, sub-real details of a scene which looks like a dance of floating potatoes.