FUZZY DARK SPOT
Videokunst aus Hamburg
13.4.19 – 3.11.19
From 13 April to 3 November 2019, the exhibition Fuzzy Dark Spot at the Falckenberg Collection will bring together video works by mostly Hamburg-based artists ranging from the 1970s to the present day, featuring historical and contemporary productions in both thematic and monographic groups. The exhibition examines how video in art interprets social and media irritations and manipulations. The title Fuzzy Dark Spot comes from a discussion in an internet forum about camera lenses contaminated with mold.
The fields of this investigation include references in video art to television, the educational movement of the counter-public of the 1970s, as well as the use of video as a surveillance medium, a means of artistic narrative, a psychosocial mirror, and an instrument of self-optimization in the digital present. The major impact of video images on the collective memory and consciousness in the 20th and 21st centuries makes doubts about images, the uneasiness with the familiar, as well as the distrust of truth claims important subjects of artistic reflection. The title summarizes the common theme of the works in the exhibition: a nebulous, fuzzy dark spot, place, or condition.
The exhibition, curated by the Hamburg-based video artist Wolfgang Oelze, is programmatically linked to the exhibitions Weisser Schimmel (2010) and Capitain Pamphile (2011), which offered a look at the diverse works of artists in Hamburg within the Falckenberg Collection with specific curatorial concepts.
Participating artists: John Bock, Harun Farocki, Jeanne Faust, Rosanna Graf, Britta Gröne and Peter Piller, Romeo Grünfelder, Christian Jankowski, Aurelia Mihai, Lene Markusen, Ernst Mitzka, Wolfgang Oelze, Stefan Panhans, Rotraut Pape, Gerd Roscher und Rainer Korsen and Corinna Schnitt. The exhibition will be accompanied by works from the Falckenberg Collection, including artists like Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Tony Oursler and Nam June Paik.
Stab und Fleisch, 2015
16:9 HD-Video, Stereo, 15:09 Minutes
© Rosanna Graf
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