Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2004
30 September 2004 - 2 January 2005


Today's trailer, adver­tising and music clip indus­tries condi­tion modern man to an unheard-of density and speed of infor­ma­tion. Though lasting for only a few minutes, short films with a narra­tive and emotional density equaling that of feature films boom espe­cially as down­loads in the Internet.

Against the back­drop of this devel­op­ment, the Schirn asked ten inter­na­tional artists, Doug Aitken, Jonas Åkerlund, Hubbard/Birchler, Isaac Julien, Sarah Morris, Philippe Parreno, Roth­Stauf­fen­berg, Anri Sala, Markus Schin­wald and Yang Fudong, to produce three-minute shorts that focus on condensed infor­ma­tion and condensed narra­tion as their issues. In terms of both their subject matter and their tech­nique, the films suggest completely new perspec­tives regarding the conden­sa­tion of contents and struc­tures of percep­tion through their cuts, frag­men­tizing strate­gies, poetic compres­sions, and the spec­ta­tors' emotion­al­iza­tion. An inno­v­a­tive form of presen­ta­tion was devel­oped in collab­o­ra­tion with the New York archi­tects Asymp­tote.


(Source: Schirn)

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