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Christoph Faulhaber [Videonale 15]

* 1972 in Osnabrück GER, lives and works in Hamburg GER
Studied at Bauhaus Universität Weimar GER, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa POR, Leibniz University Hannover GER and Universität der Bildenden Künste Hamburg GER

 

Exhibitions [selection]:

 

2014 Arte Laguna Art Prize 2014, Arsenale, Venedig ITA
         Smart New World, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf GER
2014/13 Macht der Machtlosen, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden GER
2012 Kunst und Verbrechen im 21. Jahrhundert, Acc Galerie, Weimar GER
         Anatomy of Integration Sculpture Quadriennale, Riga LAT
2011 Fidelity Real Estate Cor Galerie, Zurich SUI
         Rencontres Internationales, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid ESP
         Changes, Kunst nach 9/11 Spinnerei, Halle 14, Leipzig GER
2010 Herbstausstellung, Kunstverein Hannover GER
         Rencontres Internationales, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris FRA

 

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Jedes Bild ist ein leeres Bild, 2014, 68 min., sound, colour [Videonale.15]

»Over fifty percent of our present is yet today medially generated. We are living in a world of images, paralysed by our own self-reflection, we are drowning in the enormousness of the surface«. What happens if you sit in front of a Burberry store, dressed in the internationally known Burberry Check, and beg? What happens if you apply for a grant whose subject is art and landscape, and you come up with a project where you drive your car round someone else’s field in the Schaumburger Land in order to create a motorway junction and, so to speak, make a drawing in the landscape? And what happens to this individual who founds a fictitious private security company called Mister Security and watches over an open street in front of the US Embassy in Berlin on behalf of the public? When does the camera become a weapon and the image become terror? The collage of virtual reality, video clips and documentation positively drags the viewer into a torrent of pictures. A ball gets rolling. One question leads to another. Questions about the authenticity of these pictures and whether what they show is real. Boundaries become blurred. Scenes overemphasised by music. Scarcely anything tangible. An autobiography of the artist Christoph Faulhaber?

Valerie Schmidt

Christoph Faulhaber