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Judith Raum [Videonale.10]

*1977, in Werneck GER, lives and works in Berlin GER
Studied at Städelschule, Academy of Fine Arts, Frankfurt/Main GER, at Cooper Union School of Arts, New York USA, at Parsons School of Design, New York USA and at University of Frankfurt/M GER
since 2006 several lectures and workshops at University of Fine Arts Berlin GER

Exhibitions [selection]:

2014 eser, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg GER [S] 

2013 disestablish, Kunstraum Michael Barthel, Leipzig GER [S] 

         Why painting now? Galerie Charim, Wien AUT 

2012 Disponible Teile, Gallery Chert, Berlin GER [S] 

         L'Inspecteur des Cultures, Kunstverein Langenhagen GER [S] 

2011 even running, The Return, Goethe-Institut Dublin IRL [S] 

         harmless entrepreneurs, uqbar, Berlin GER [S] 

         alternative readings, Villa Romana, Florenz ITA 

2010 The Baghdad Railway and a weaver's give-away (performance-lecture), DEPO, Istanbul TUR [S] 

         abstract derive, Ludlow 38, New York USA 

2009 Internal Necessity, Paul Klee Zentrum Bern SUI 

2008 Judith Raum/Contemporary Arts Library Services, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/M GER [S]


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Unlike the worm in the apple (Stan Brackhage revisited), 2005, 10:40 Min, colour, sound [VIDEONALE.10]

The video projection recalls in its narrative structure a film by Stan Brackhage which traces with the camera the path of a worm inside an apple. The viewer experiences, from the perspective of the worm, the feeling of being not only safely sheltered but also excluded from the rest of the world. By means of the extensive projection, surrounded by images and sound, Judith Raum attempts to introduce the viewer into a comparable situation: impenetrable undergrowth, narrow paths, dense spruce forests, expeditions through blades of grass as well as underwater shots summon up associations with the forward striving of the worm upon an unfamiliar, unpredictable path. In other sequences the view, which looks into a room and is limited to a wall and bedposts, indicates the living space of an individual who is isolated from the external world. Judith Raum describes the great expanse of the world - in fine formal balance - through the drifting of clouds and ice floes, through the rising and setting of sun and moon. She compares traces in mud and in snow. The video's reduced succession of images allows the sounds of water, wind or the crackling of branches to emerge distinctly and to intensify the visual experience. 

Elisabeth Wynhoff

Judith Raum [ Videonale.10 ]