Affected Places / Orte Unter Einfluss
Hubertus Gassner & Petra Roettig (Eds.)
“What would it be like if the walls in a multiplex cinema were to vanish and you were free to shift your gaze so that your eyes could wander over to the next screen? Or the inside became the outside and the walls of the cinema disappeared?” writes internationally recognized video and filmmaker Clemens von Wedemeyer (b. 1974, Germany). In his numerous installations, Wedemeyer uses film as a tool of intervention, creating historical and political narratives using zones of conflict— ranging from prisons to borders to museums—and allowing viewers to move in and out of actual scenes. The solo show at Hamburger Kunsthalle Berlin (2016), presents four recent works: Screen; Data Bank; Church, Prison, Museum; and Backstage, each documented in this well-illustrated artist catalog. Wedemeyer’s films have been exhibited internationally from MCA, Chicago, PS1 MoMA, and dOCUMENTA (13) to Barbican Arts Center, London. Texts by Sabeth Buchmann, Zoltán Kékesi, Matteo Pasquinelli, Lilian Haberer plus artists’ conversation with Marie-Rafael France and Thomas D. Trummer.
8 ½ x 12 ¼ in. / 200 pp / 25 b&w and 250 color
Retail Price: Out of print
HAMBURGER KUNSTHALLE, GERMANY