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Wiebke Grösch & Frank Metzger [Videonale.10]

Wiebke Grösch
*1970 in Darmstadt GER, lives and works in Frankfurt/Main GER
Studied at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach GER 

Frank Metzger
*1969 in Gross-Gerau GER, lives and works in Frankfurt/Main GER
Studied at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach GER


Exhibitions [selection]:


2012 Kunstgeschichten im Steinernen Haus - To the People of the City, Frankfurter Kunstverein,    
        Frankfurt/Main GER [S]
        VISIT TINGBJERG, Contemporary Art Festival, Kopenhagen DEN
2011 L’idée de nature, La Kunsthalle (Centre d'art contemporain), Mulhouse FRA
2010 Balmoral Blend, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen GER
2009 Playing the City, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main GER
2008 Dies alles, Herzchen, hat einmal uns gehört, Basis, Frankfurt/Main GER [S]
        Vertrautes Terrain, ZKM – Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe GER
2007 New Borders, Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, Berlin GER [S]
        Skate Culture, Bildmuseet Umeå, SWE




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Steadicam, 2001, 7:17 (2:40) Min, colour, sound [Videonale.10]

The video work Steadicam combines photographs of a traditional Japanese Nô stage with audio clips from the film Lost Highway by David Lynch. The animated photographs form the scenery for a dialogue between Renée and Fred Madison ‒ the film's main characters ‒ who are talking about two videotapes in which they can be seen in their own homes ‒ sleeping, among other things ‒ recorded by a stranger without their knowledge. The protagonists thus involuntarily present their private lives on the stage of the Nô theatre ‒ without, however, appearing physically in the film. In this video work by the artist duo Grösch & Metzger, theatre and film fuse to create a new audio-visual experience, in which the viewer as a voyeur takes on the same position as the author of the videotapes the characters are discussing. A complex fictional reality emerges: a reality that is imagined but not visible, and yet exists as a play both on the stage as well as in the viewer's own imagination.

Kathrin Ann Bender

Wiebke Grösch & Frank Metzger