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Point of View

Group Exhibiton

24.06.04 - 16.07.04


Pipilotti Rist, I Want to See How You See, 2003, Still from video work, 4:48 min.

POINT OF VIEW: AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE MOVING IMAGE

 

Francis Alys, David Claerbout, Douglas Gordon, Gary Hill, Pierre Huyghe, Isaac Julien, William Kentridge, Paul McCarthy, Pipilotti Rist and Anri Sala.

 

Francis Alys, El Gringo (2003)
Born 1959, Antwerpen, Belgium. Lives and works in Mexico.
Running time: 4 minutes 12 seconds
In El Gringo, viewers experience the discomfort of being an outsider when the camera is confronted by a pack of snarling dogs.
Interview held by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

 

David Claerbout, Le Moment (2003)
Born 1969, Kortrijk, Belgium. Lives and works in Brussels and Berlin.
Running time: 2 minutes 44 seconds
Claerbout uses cinematic techniques to create a suspenseful journey through a dimly lit forest that reaches an unexpected conclusion.
Interview held by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

 

Douglas Gordon, Over My Shoulder (2003)
Born 1966, Glasgow, Scotland. Lives and works in London.
Running time: 13 minutes 48 seconds
In this simple head-on shot, Gordon uses hand gesticulations against a white sheet to communicate violent and sensual emotions.
Interview held by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

 

Gary Hill, Blind Spot (2003)
Born 1951, Santa Monica, California, USA. Lives and works in Seattle, Washington.
Running time: 12 minutes 27 seconds
A brief encounter in the street with a man in a southern French city that has a large North African population is slowed down, forcing the viewer into an intimate relationship with the subject and the shifting emotions in his face.
Interview held by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

 

Pierre Huyghe, .05 (2003)
Born 1962, Paris, France. Lives and works in Paris.
Running time: 5 minutes
Huyghe’s conceptual film references Andy Warhol’s Empire State and pays homage to Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters by incorporating the Devil’s Tower monument made famous in the film. Huyghe splits the screen in half, creating a mood of suspense, as we wait for a correction that never takes place.
Interview held by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

 

Isaac Julien, Encore (Paradise Omeros: Redux) (2003)
Born 1960, Bow, East London, UK. Lives and works in London.
Running time: 4 minutes 38 seconds
The stunning, color-saturated images that make up this work refer to the African Diaspora and the quest to find roots in a New World.
Interview held by Dan Cameron.

 

William Kentridge, Automatic Writing (2003)
Born 1955, Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Running time: 2 minutes 38 seconds
Kentridge’s hauntingly beautiful series of animated black and white drawings brings viewers into the artist’s unconscious, using surrealist techniques to explore the point where writing and drawing intersect.
Interview held by Dan Cameron.

 

Paul McCarthy, WGG (Wild Gone Girls) (2003)
Born 1945, Salt Lake City, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles.
Running time: 5 minutes 20 seconds
Depicting a sailing party gone wrong, McCarthy questions the effects that violence and mutilation, both real and simulated, have on the viewer in contemporary culture.
Interview held by Richard Meyer.

 

Pipilotti Rist, I Want to See How You See (2003)
Born 1962, Rheintal, Switzerland. Lives and Works in Switzerland.
Running time: 4 minutes 48 seconds
Rist explores the macrocosm of humanity in a video, art and music collaboration. A lyrical tale of a witch’s coven is played over images of a person where each body part symbolically represents an area of the world.
Interview held by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

 

Anri Sala, Time After Time (2003)
Born 1974, Tirana, Albania. Lives and works in Paris.
Running time: 5 minutes 22 seconds
The details in Sala’s oblique and barely moving frame stimulates the viewers’ s visual and auditory capacity by forcing them to concentrate on a single puzzling image until
its essence is revealed in an unexpected flash of light.
Interview held by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
 

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