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Annebarbe Kau

* 1958 in Ratingen GER, lives and works in Cologne GER
Studied at F+F Schule für experimentelle Gestaltung, Zürich SUI, at California Art Institute, Los Angeles USA, at Whitney Independent Study Program, New York USA and at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf GER


Exhibitions [selection]:


2013 Video Weekends im Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf GER
         Passionenstationen, Bonn-Vilich Klangprojekt GER
         sound+video, Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn GER
2012 Zum Greifen nah, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin GER [S]
         Hörblicke, Projektraum des Deutschen Künstlerbundes Berlin GER
2011 Gegen den Strich. Künstlerhaus Saarbrücken GER [S]
         Kunst, die weibl. HerderRaumFürKunst, Köln GER
         Rose. Fieldinstitut, Raketenstation, Kulturraum Hombroich GER [S]
2010 und so weiter. Kunstverein Mönchengladbach GER [S]
2009 360°, Clouthwerke, Köln GER




Annebarbe Kau x

Undine, 1986, 10:00 min, colour, sound [VIDEONALE.2]



Annebarbe Kau [no Videonale contribution I] x

Caina, 1988, 7:17 min., Colour [no Videonale contribution]

Caina refers to Pieve Caina, a small Italian village in the Umbrian region. In a very personal fashion, the video of the village’s landscape is accompanied by Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s sonata for solo cello of 1960. 



Annebarbe Kau x

m, 1990, 3:50 min. colour and b/w [VIDEONALE.4]

“m” examines the basic elements of video art: images and sound. They are handled here as two independent levels, each given equal treatment in the composition of the work, and each imbued with emotionally subjective moments, which reverberate in the viewer. 



Annebarbe Kau x

namen, 1992, 7:15 min., Colour [VIDEONALE.5]

In the video “namen” (names), a sequence of intimate and tranquil images, the leitmotif – a close-up of trickling sand – is contrasted with a series of live recordings. 



Annebarbe Kau [no Videonale contribution II] x

ohne Titel, 1996, 2:43 Min., b/w [no Videonale contribution]

In a New York backyard the camera follows a “cycle” of water. One take shows water spraying from a balcony in a high arc and splitting into innumerable drops, in the other, condensation keeps on dripping down. The circular movement of the camera combines both streams of water. 

http://www.stiftung-imai.de/b_katalog/archiv?a_id=1000  [Übers. d. Red.]

Annebarbe Kau