between_"the other" and "the self"_a video_stream 3# act "the event"

Guy Ben-Ner
“I'd give it to you if I could but I borrowed it”, 2007, dvd / 17min.

between_"the other" and "the self"_a video_stream

3#act "the event"

videos works by

agassi f. bangura

guy ben-ner

shana moulton

guido van der werve

interview whit agassi f. bangura

Date_13.01.2010, Time_7.30 - 11.30 pm
voges gallery, Neue Mainzer Strasse 1 - 60311 Frankfurt am Main

The performative act as main practice in video works.

The practice of perfomance in video art are with us since the early days when Bruce Nauman and Paul MacCarthy decided to stop doing live performances and instead recorded and edited their performances to produced their video installations. Video became the trasporter of live performances. But for this to happen they need to continue to bring the live performance aspect into the video piece.

Artists like Agassi Bangura, Guy Ben-Ner, Shana Moulton and Guido van der Werve are execellent protagonists of this practice in recent times. They manage to create such an aura of presence in their video works. Agassi F. Bangura and Shana Moulton do performe live sometimes. This artists do work in public spaces or settings and within a very intimate environment and situation as well. In most of the cases they produce, with theirs performative acts, what we could call "the event" .

guido van der werve
"Nummer vier
I don't want to get involved in this
I don't want to be part of this

Talk me out of it”, 2005

shana moulton

"Whispering Pine" 8, 2006

agassi f. bangura

“Shaman in desert storm”, Dubai, 2009

guy ben-ner

“Stealing beauty", 2006


between_"the other" and "the self"_a video_stream

"apselut '08", 2009 by jorma foth

DV 13:35 min

2# act "the shape

The sculptural act present in video. Artists like; Matt Calderwood, Jorma Foth and Hanna Hildebrand, are able to include their sculptural practices in video works in a way that, really, make their ouvre complete. In the video works they do formulate and compose their "gesamtwerk". We can watch the video works of these artists and we can see, very clearly, the sculptural practice which they are engaged in. When we see one of their sculptures installations or performances we can observe how much it is embodied in the work of the motion that they need to complete the work. Their objects or sculpturual works appears to be in a static minimal motion picture. Be it performative or not; or if the video are included in the pieces or not. These artists are able to give a very intense visible form to their ideas.

The films from Gordon Matta-Clark are a very special case. His films, made mostly as documents of his action and performative sculptural practice, are a perfect example of combining disciplines with such a virtuosity. When you watch his films you almost have the sensation to be present in his sculptures and actions. His sculptural works and his films are a very good reference for the practice that artists like Jorma Foth and Hanna Hildebrand are engaged today. As one of the first to start practicing this kind of sculptural performative action, type of works, which were recorded in film, he did had the privilege to not need to bring his sculpture or rest of it to the white cube.

Even if the performative elements are very strong in the works of all this artists, through the videos or films that they produced, we can see that the core element of their practice is the sculptural act.

saul judd presents

between "the other" and "the self" a video_stream

2# act "the shape"

video works by

jorma foth

hanna hildebrand

video on

gordon matta-clark

interview with jorma foth

presentation of the work "A DISPLAY WITH A PURPOSE" by hanna hilderbrand
Date_9.12.2009, Time_7.00 - 10.00 pm
voges gallery, Neue Mainzer Strasse 1 - 60311 Frankfurt am Main

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