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Clément Cogitore, "Un Archipel" / „An Archipelago“, 2011, Digibeta, 11 Min., Courtesy Galerie White Project, Paris
Clément Cogitore, An Archipelago / Un archipel
(FRA 2011, Digibeta, 11 Min., enOF)
Un archipel tells the story of the HMS Astute, a British nuclear submarine that mysteriously ran aground on the Isle of Skye on October 22, 2010.
Clément Cogitore studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg and at the Fresnoy-National Studio of Contemporary Arts. Among others, he participated in exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Künstlerhaus Wien; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Solo exhibitions included Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Galerie White Project, Paris.
Clare Langan, „The Floating World“, 2013, HD, 15 Min., Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt
Clare Langan, The Floating World
(IRL 2013, HD, 15 Min., no dialogue)
The Floating World comprises of a film in three parts, shot in three distinctly different places, geographically, symbolically and historically. It is the interplay and progression between the three sections, that gives the project gravitas, adding up to a very powerful study of mankind\'s relationship with the earth, from high aspirations, to its fall from grace.
Clare Langan, born in Dublin, studied Art and Film in Dublin and New York. She won the First Prize at the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen, 2007. Participation in the Busan Biennial, 2010, and the Lyon Biennale, 2007. Solo exhibitions since 1993 included the Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; MoMA, New York; The Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt.
Anna Gaskell, „Swimming Lessons“, 2013, HD, 25 Min. 39 Sek., Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln
Anna Gaskell, Swimming Lessons
(USA 2013, HD, 25 Min. 39 Sek., enOF)
Swimming Lessons tells the stories of two teenage girls who are different but – at the same time – strangely similar. Water is a key element in both girls’ lives. One girl is slowly going blind and would like to learn swimming before she loses her eyesight completely while the other girl lost her mother, who drowned during a spring flood.
Anna Gaskell, born in 1969 in Iowa, studied photography at the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University. She lives in New York. Many solo exhibitions since 1997, including Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; White Cube, London; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
Mauricio Arango, „The Night of the Moon Has Many Hours“, 2011, HD, 12 Min.
Mauricio Arango, The Night of the Moon Has Many Hours
(COL/USA 2011, HD, 12 Min., no dialogue)
The Night of the Moon Has Many Hours recalls the plight of those who lost relatives between 1990 and 2000, during Colombia’s period of cruel violence. A young man wakes up in the middle of the night. He steps out into the darkness and reaches a river. When he wades into the dark water, he discovers dead bodies and, in a mysterious nightly ritual, recovers them from the river’s icy grasp.
Mauricio Arango, born in Colombia, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg and participated in the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum. He lives in New York. Exhibitions included The Sao Paolo Museum of Contemporary Art; Artists Space, New York; Stills Gallery, Edinburgh; Espacio Fundación Teléfonica de Buenos Aires; Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín.
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