KLAUS HU, artist, curator, Berlin
My work circles around constellations of contemporary allegories as painted canvases for balan-cingthe contradiction
between intimate personal and external public expectations. These frozen
cut outs of larger units are fragments of a syntax to be deciphered by unexpected interrelated
facts and similarities. My videoworks are deconstructions of (filmic) genres, exploring the territory
of language. The 2003 completed DVD "STILL RUN REMIX & NY PILOT" combines fotographic
research at the NY eastside with digital inserted, in Berlin recorded live animations,
to bridge the gap between the literal beat generation as sound and the digital now.
"STILL RUN REMIX & NEW YORK PILOT"- 1998/2003 , DVD, installation - 90 min - edition of 3 + 1 AP
DAVID KAREYAN, New York, NY
In his canvases, he is looking for "Nature´s Alternative" (title of the series).
He explores the interdependence and influence between the so called "new technologies"
and recycled natural elements like oil, tar and wax. Claiming the autonomy and spontaneity of
the images created as synthetical compositions, by using new technologies, he rates them as
nature itself. In his technical optimism he quotes Adorno, that life asserts itself through civilization.
JOSEFINA POSCH, Sausalito, CA
Working with various media, her work questions existential nature and present society.
It is about flesh, the primal urges and the contrasting intellect, about attraction and repulsion.
She sees our human inability to communicate today, when obsessions with fame, blind faith in
media are pretending real human interactions. At first sight, her installations seem to be taken out
of an advanced laboratory for organic experiments, but coming closer, the viewer understands
the deeper quest of these animated all white sculptures as hunger for life.
"THE FALSE PROMISE OF CONVENIENCE PARADISE" 2004
inflatable latex sculpture with movement, that imitates breathing 6´x 4´x 4´ inches
"THE OPERATING OF HIGH SELF ESTEEM II" 2004
soundsculpture with ambient sound from Miami Int. airport depart. lounge 4´x 8´x 4´ inches
EVE LUCKRING, Los Angeles, CA•
"My work is a contemplation of gesture. Inspired by haiku and renga,
I investigate the commonplace and non-heroic, the overlooked or unnoticed."
Eve Luckring is interested in a look, that does not take, but receives.
She has shown her work in traditional international
exhibition venues, as well as in public sites like porn video arcades and nightclubs.
Her installations interfere, interact or irritate the common expectation of place.
"OCEAN" 2004 - videoloop - 2.45 min
ANA BLACK, Canada & NY
In her foto- and videowork the signifier of everyday ritualized scenes and the shift and hidden
anxieties as the hidden significance are deconstructed to make their betrayal of the sublime visible.
Between memory and observation, she allows herself into the transitional world between child-hood
fantasy and rites of passage, to question, how we recall and record our own histories, a
place where the division between reality and illusion is interwined.
"PETTING" - 2003 - DV - 3 min - loop, "EXCHANGE" - 2002/5 - C-print - 27" x 40"•
ROBBYN LEONARD, San Francisco, CA
works mainly with 16 mm film material, which he treats with manual processes via emulsions,
digital pixels and painting. He produces singular artefacts, that can be projected in time.
Reminding to early avantgarde filmexperiments, the material itself is the leader to be
manipulated. He compares his technique to mental processes of forgetting (bleaching, scratching
out) or remembering (re-coating, painting).The object(s) of desire is (are) remodelled in a
continous mental loop. His explorations of intimacy and identity are shared within these
conscious and unconscious scores in a public, yet intimate space.
"PINK ORGASM"- 2004 - 16 mm film "JELLY FISH" - 2004 - 16 mm film
DUSTIN KLARE, Brooklyn, NY
sees himself as an "information architect", who takes information, data and symbols from the
external and congeals them into a personal language as blueprints, plans and models of space.
Although differing by size and material, his mental landscapes alter its presence either by
projecting light onto a plane of plexiglass and the wall behind it, or in its Duchampian quest
for the fluidity of bodily processes, the painted, almost psychedelic canvas of "The Hangers",
which melts organic forms in an endless mimikry and transformation.
"LUCID FLUID" -2005 - oil marker on plexiglass with videoprojection - 15" x 66"
"THE HANGERS" - 2005 - oil on canvas - 27" x 37"•
MARIA RAPONI, Brooklyn, NY
is inspired by filmmakers like Wim Wenders, Chris Marker and J.L. Godard.
In "La Jétée" by Chris Marker, a man, marked from the future, thrown into the past is searching
for answers for a way to live in a myth of society. Maria Raponi reflects about stereoscopes,
the cinérama and stereoscopic cinema to unfold the process of seeing two identical photographs
simultaneously. She replaced the photographs by two almost identical miniature sculptures,
to produce, what she calls a "ghost image" on one side of the miniature sculptures by removing
certain objects from one model. She remodeled the dioramas after original filmsets,
but the process of acting is excluded. The models remain silent, to start the viewers
imagination and sense of psychological presence of place.
"CINEMA PARADISO" - 2005 - balsawood, glue, latex paint, lights, styrofoam and wood - 50" x 12" x 6"
PAUL GABEL, New York, NY
A fragmented corpse is veiled and unveiled by a lightspot in a darkened space. The viewers
expectation of seeing the whole body is disappointed. The viewer gets only a glimpse of the subject,
some details of the corpse. This may be analogue to truth, essence, death and desaster,
and critical ideas stated in Maurice Blanchot, Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida.
Paul Gabel quotes: "you only get a glimpse of those eternal ideas".
"THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF REMAINING", 2003 ed. Paul Gabel Digital Video, 8 segments
Version 1: 18 minutes each, Version 2: 5 minutes each1:33:1 aspect ratio