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Agnes Meyer-Brandis [Videonale.14]

*1973 in Aachen GER, lebt und arbeitet Köln GER
Studium an der Art Academy in Maastricht NED, Art Academy Düsseldorf GER und Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln GER


Ausstellungen [Auswahl]:


2012 Possible Waters, Goethe Instiute Tokyo JPN
         Lexus Hybrid Art 2012, Design Center Artplay, Moscow RUS
         As Slow as Possible, AV Festival, Great North Museum, Newcastle GBR
2011 Beyond, Kunstraum München, Munich GER [S]
         Of Rocks and Rockets, Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum, Cologne GER 

         Transitio_MX4, CENART, National Center for the Arts, Mexico City MEX

         Cloudbusters, TAG, The Hague NED
2010 Wolkenkern-Scanner - Im Troposphärenlabor,Schering Stiftung, Berlin GER / glasmoog, Cologne GER 

         video_dumbo, DUMBO ARTS CENTER, Brooklyn, New York USA
2009 Impact - Studies in Cause and Effects, National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA), Ekaterinburg
         Branch RUS [S]




Agnes Meyer-Brandis [Videonale.14] x

The Moon Goose Colony, 2011, 20:56 min, [exract] colour, sound [Videonale.14]

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Does the Moon-Goose exist? A special species of duck, the only one which has the ability to fly to the moon?
Agnes Meyer-Brandis records how a generation of moon-geese are raised, from when they hatch till they are fully fledged. In doing so, she takes quite literally a novel written by Francis Gordon in 1603 in which he writes about geese which can fly to the moon. The twenty eight chapters of the “Moon Goose Colony” are a methodical document of how the young geese progress. In the role of goose mother, the artist teaches the goslings not only the basics of life but also, dressed in a space suit, trains them as astronauts. The film’s commentary, based on the modern text and in scientific jargon, is spoken by a male voice. The seriousness of the speaker, and of the young artist who rears her goslings lovingly, is contradicted by scurrility of the pictures which show the interaction of person and animal, quasi-academic recordings and the use of instruments from space flight. The images consistently undermine the attempt to set up a situation which would do justice to a scientific experiment.

Nahin Aydin

Image Credit: The Astronauts, Videostill, Moon Goose Colony @ Agnes Meyer-Brandis, VG-Bildkunst 2012

Agnes Meyer-Brandis