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the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things – Verbier 27-28 July

In Art, Artprojx, David Gryn, Kiki Thompson, Kota Ezawa, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Paul Gladstone Reid, Paul Goodwin, Verbier, Video on 22/07/2013 at 10:36 am
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Kota Ezawa. Still from City of Nature

Artprojx presents

the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things

Selected by David Gryn

Screening in Verbier, Switzerland 27-28 July 2013. Verbier 3-D as part of its ‘Mutations’ programme.

Artists: Darren Almond, Sanford Biggers, Janet Biggs, Ulu Braun, Louise Camrass, Eli Cortinas, Shezad Dawood, Kota Ezawa, Clare Langan, Melanie Manchot, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant, Mariele Neudecker, Johanna Reich, Jaan Toomik, Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid.

The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things is a reflection on the place of this screening and how an audience engages with it’s own reflection. A programme of mountain, snow, ice, the outsider and mutation inspired and related films.

Artists and works:

Darren Almond – Arctic pull  (courtesy the artist and Jay Jopling, White Cube, London)

Sanford Biggers – Shuffle (courtesy the artist and Michael Klein Arts, New York)

Janet Biggs – In the Cold Edge (courtesy of the artist, CONNERSMITH, Washington D.C. and Winkleman Gallery, New York)

Ulu Braun – VERTIKALE (courtesy the artist and YoungProjects, Los Angeles)

Louise Camrass – On becoming a mother (courtesy the artist)

Eli Cortiñas – Fin (courtesy the artist and Rokeby Gallery, London)

Shezad Dawood – A Mystery Play (courtesy of the artist and Paradise Row, London)

Kota Ezawa – City of Nature  (courtesy the artist, Galerie Anita Beckers, Germany and blinkvideo)

Clare Langan – The Floating World (courtesy the artist, Galerie Anita Beckers, Germany and blinkvideo)

Melanie Manchot – Leap after The Great Ecstasy / Perfect Mountain (courtesy the artist and Galerie m Bochum)

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky  – Of water and ice (courtesy the artist)

Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant – Nightmoves (courtesy the artist and Salon 94)

Mariele Neudecker – Winterreise (A Winter’s Journey) – song 24 (courtesy the artist)

Johanna Reich – Black Hole (courtesy the artist, Galerie Anita Beckers and blinkvideo)

Jaan Toomik – Father and Son (courtesy the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Estonia)

Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid – Luminescence: Origins’ Part 1 (courtesy the artists)

27/28 July – screening on the big outdoor screen at Place Médran 5:30 to 6:15pm.

28 July – screening at the Médran conference room (follow Festival signs), free entry 2 to 3:30pm.

27 July. Panel Discussion, ‘Mutations’: Moderator: Paul Goodwin (UK), Verbier 3-D curator • Sanford Biggers (US) (installation, video, sculptor) • Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (US) (artist in residence at Metropolitan Museum of Art) • David Gryn (UK) (film curator, Art Basel in Miami Beach and other Artprojx projects worldwide) • Kiki Thompson (CH) (sculptor and co-founder Verbier 3-D) at 3:30pm at Caisses Médran by the lift station, free entry.

27 July. Mutations: Live music and multimedia collaboration. Paul D. Miler aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid with Crista Kende, violist with artists’ film selected by David Gryn at Pub Mont Fort 10pm to closing, free entry. Located behind Médran just off of the Rue de Ransou.

Many thanks to Andy Moss at Spike Island for compiling the films into one format.

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the poetics of mountains – artist information

In Clare Langan, Darren Almond, David Gryn, DJ Spooky, Eli Cortinas, Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid, Film, Jaan Toomik, Janet Biggs, Johanna Reich, Kiki Thompson, Kota Ezawa, Louise Camrass, Mariele Neudecker, Melanie Manchot, Paul Gladstone Reid, Paul Goodwin, Sanford Biggers, Shezad Dawood, Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant, Ulu Braun, Verbier on 16/07/2013 at 5:23 pm

Artprojx presents

the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things

Selected by David Gryn

A Screening in Verbier, Switzerland 27 July 2013

Verbier 3-D, as part of its ‘Mutations’ programme

Darren Almond, Sanford Biggers, Janet Biggs, Ulu Braun, Louise Camrass, Eli Cortinas, Shezad Dawood, Kota Ezawa, Clare Langan, Melanie Manchot, Paul D. Miler aka DJ Spooky, Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant, Mariele Neudecker, Johanna Reich, Jaan Toomik, Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid.

Artists and Work Information

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DARREN ALMOND
ARCTIC PULL
‘Arctic Pull’ (2003), shows the artist pulling a sled on which the camera is bound, across the arctic during the dead of night.

Darren Almond was born in 1971 in Wigan, UK. He lives and works in London. His solo exhibitions include Frac Haute-Normandie, Rouen and FRAC Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand (2011), Parasol Unit (2008), SITE Santa Fe (2007), Museum Folkwang, Essen (2006), K21, Düsseldorf (2005), Kunsthalle Zürich (2001), Tate Britain (2001), De Appel (2001) and The Renaissance Society, Chicago (1999). He has also participated in numerous important group exhibitions including Helmhaus, Zurich, 6th Biennale da Curitiba and Miami Art Museum (2011), MAC/VAL, Vitry-sûr-Seine, (2010), the Tate Triennial, Tate Britain and Frac Lorraine, Metz (2009), Moscow Biennale (2007), The Turner Prize, Tate Britain (2005), The Busan Biennale (2004), Venice Biennale (2003), Berlin Biennale (2001), ‘Sensation’ (1997-1999). Almond is represented by White Cube Gallery.

SANFORD BIGGERS
SHUFFLE
2009 Video. Two channel HD color video installation with sound component, 4:47 min., Courtesy the Artist and Michael Klein Arts, New York, NY

A 2-channel video about the struggle between our own perception of self vs. others’ projections onto us. Shuffle also examines how we matriculate through society, often masking our insecurities, pain, longing and the internal schizophrenia of our id. Original soundtrack composed from the artist’s field recordings made in Indonesia.

Sanford Biggers (born 1970) is an interdisciplinary artist who works in film/video, installation, sculpture, music, and performance. An L.A. native, he has lived and worked in New York City since 1999. He received a BA from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1998.

JANET BIGGS 
IN THE COLD EDGE
In the Cold Edge examines an individual’s search for meaning at the end of the earth.  Opening with a lone figure descending into an ice cave, we follow his path as he explores the crevasses and below-ground chambers formed by an ever moving glacier.  Crawling through claustrophobic ice tunnels and lit solely by the headlamps of the climber and artist, the viewer discovers shimmering ice stalactites and immense, gravity-defying frozen formations.  Ascending above ground with the climber, the viewer is thrust into the vastness of Arctic space.  Isolated and vulnerable, the characters in Biggs’ video struggle to define and defend their sense of self in an extreme environment.  Challenged by the elements and the unknown, Biggs’ subjects (one of which is herself) find a kind of sublimity in which social time is destabilized by the power of nature, resulting in both awe and terror.  The piece ends with Biggs herself shooting off a flare into an archetypal image of the frozen north.  This act is both an aggressive assertion of power and a cry for help in a landscape where assumptions about self and reality are radically altered.

Janet Biggs is known primarily for her work in video, photography and performance.   Her work has been exhibited internationally at museums, film festivals, and art galleries including the Musee d’art contemporain de Montréal; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Tampa Museum of Art; Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; Mint Museum of Art; Everson Museum of Art;  Gibbes Museum of Art; Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Vantaa Art Museum, Finland; Linkopings Konsthall, Passagen, Sweden; the Oberosterreichisches Landesmuseum, Austria; and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia, among others.  Reviews of her work have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, ArtForum, ARTNews, Art in America, Flash Art, Artnet.com, and many others.  Janet Biggs is represented by CONNERSMITH., Washington, DC, and Winkleman Gallery, New York City.

ULU BRAUN
VERTIKALE
VERTIKALE is created out of hundreds of crane shots from films and documentaries that were mounted and animated like a filmstrip. The video mediates a journey from the deep sea until the peaks of human civilisation and by that plays with our linear viewing patterns and causes a physical cinema experience. Life and its ambition of survival is reflected along a geographical and media referential, rising line.

Ulu Braun, working in Berlin, produces an especially effulgent kind of hyper-video, designed for installational – indeed, room-size – projection and based on a voracious comprehension of filmic culture, classic and contemporary. Marco Brambilla exhibits a similar sensibility, but Brambilla is a clear and dogged formalist, avoiding narrative in favor of citation; by contrast, it is the very sense of pictorial drama unfolding over time with which Braun plays time and again, inserting his manifold quotations into far larger, unfolding, often picaresque schemata (albeit ones that can ultimately loop around on themselves). Braun’s projections are mesmerizing first because of their stunning vividness (as well, of course, as their walk-in scale); but they keep us riveted less through incantatory repetition than through the promise of surprise, of absurd spatial juxtapositions and lunatic sequencing. Braun thinks big, even panoramically, and exploits the expansive potential of the latest video technologies to their utmost; but his is not a stentorian voice, but an orchestral one, coordinating a vast array of detail into a coherent whole.

LOUISE CAMRASS
ON BECOMING A MOTHER
A film shot on a train from London to Switzerland. Lake Geneva, the mist, trees and snow pass by, while a woman travels with her one year old and reflects on her own wondrous journey from singledom into motherhood.

Louise is a London born artist and film maker. Her work is largely autobiographical. She uses video, drawing and painting and is concerned with light, life, love and atmosphere. Her perspective is of course a female one.

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ELI CORTINAS
FIN
The single channel video FIN is a short fragment from the end credits of François Truffaut’s La Sirène du Mississipi. The excerpt features a couple walking hand-in-hand in a bleak, snowy landscape away from the viewer, who can hear their footsteps and a wind that suggests suspense. At one point the female trips but beyond that little else happens, the end is delayed; FIN is slowed down so that the end is never suspended. The work plays with the expectations of cinematic and linear time and offers suspense and unfulfilled expectation as opposed to narrations usual completion.

Eli Cortiñas was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and currently lives and works in Berlin. Having studied at the European Film College in Denmark the artist attended the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Her work was most recently included in Videonale 14, the festival for contemporary video at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, The Latino Video Art Festival of New York, video_dumbo NY, From Madonna to Madonna at Domus Artium (DA2), Salamanca, Spain. Towards the end of 2013 Dial M for Mother will be presented at Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwighafen, Germany. The artist’s most recent exhibition was at ROKEBY, London, where she will have a further solo exhibition having been selected for the Spain Now! festival in OCtober 2013. Eli Cortiñas has just been awarded the 2014 Villa Massimo fellowship.

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SHEZAD DAWOOD
A MYSTERY PLAY
For “A Mystery Play”, Dawood reprises his interest in Buster Keaton as well as his connection to Harry Houdini, via the Vaudeville Circuit of the 1920s, which coincidentally included Winnipeg, with both performers having performed at the Pantages Playhouse, which is still in use as the Playhouse Theatre. The new work was staged and filmed between the Playhouse, the Manitoba Legislative Building, the Winnipeg Zoo’s lion cage, and various outdoor locations. Drawing on research into the Masonic symbolism inherent in the Legislative Building, parallel ideas of magic, or visual sleight-of-hand encompassed in the work of both Keaton and Houdini, the film also maps out various other histories and narratives contained within Winnipeg and Canada. Historic figures are introduced, for example, Mademoiselle Adgie, the burlesque dancer who performed with lions for the opening gala of the Pantages Playhouse and Canadian magician, Dai Vernon, known as “the man who fooled Houdini.”

The film itself is an atmospheric black and white short, of thirteen minutes in length, with the action (a lyrical interweaving of the plausible connections between the various characters and the city), intercut with the various stages of initiation incorporated into the architecture of the Legislative Building. The film builds to a final climactic scene, restaging one of the key stunts from Keaton’s classic 1928 Steamboat Bill Jr., where a house appears to spiral down to the ground in a storm, and Keaton steps through the door, thus bringing together the strands of architecture and screen magic.

Shezad Dawood was born in London in 1974 and trained at Central St Martin’s and the Royal College of Art before undertaking a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University. Dawood works across many different forms of media, and much of his practice involves curating and collaboration, frequently working with other artists to build on and create unique networks of critically engaged discursive circles. His collaborative Feature film (2008) relocated the action of a traditional western to the English country-side, slipping into other sub-genres such as the zombie-flick, and Wagnerian opera (and features cameos from artists Jimmie Durham and David Medalla). Insha’allah 2009 restaged Beckett within Islamic immigrant communities in Milan. Dawood’s work has been exhibited internationally. He currently lives and works in London, where he is Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in Experimental Media at the University of Westminster.

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KOTA EZAWA
CITY OF NATURE
City of Nature, weaves together excerpts from popular films, ranging from Fitzcarraldo to Twin Peaks in which nature is the only character featured onscreen.  These short clips are edited together to form what the artist calls a “video collage” or seamless montage, before being translated through freehand, computer assisted digital animation.  The resulting animated video stands as a visually striking and original work containing subtle, but deliberate echoes of iconic cultural moments embedded in our collective unconscious.  In much the same way that Madison Square Park presents a cultivated and aestheticized side of nature, wildlife and green space amidst the urban landscape of central Manhattan, City of Nature examines the ways in which popular culture presents aestheticized images of the natural work, “unnatural” visions of nature that embed themselves in our cultural memory and media landscape more deeply than we may consciously know.

Kota Ezawa is a German-born, San Fransisco-based video artist and illustrator who creates simple, graphic illustrations over film footage to produce short, witty narrative videos. Kota Ezawa has had numerous solo shows in museums across America, including Medley, Wexner Center for the Arts, 2009; Lennon Sontag Beuys, St. Louis Art Museum, 2008, Artpace, San Antonio, 2006 and Matrix 154, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, 2005. Ezawa has been included in group exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art New York, Berkeley Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the 5th Seoul International Biennale of Media Art and the 2004 Shanghai Biennale. His recent publications include Odessa Staircase Redux, (ECU Press/JRP Ringier, 2010), and The History of Photography Remix, (Nazraeli Press, 2006). He received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 2003, a SECA Art Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2006 and a Eureka Fellowship in 2010. Ezawa lives and works in San Francisco.  He is represented by the Haines Gallery, San Franciso and Murray Guy Gallery, New York.

CLARE LANGAN
THE FLOATING WORLD
The Floating World | HDV | 15 minutes. Premiered on the 26 April 2013 at Kino der Kunst, Berlin. The film was shot in collaboration with award winning cinematographer Robbie Ryan BSC. Music for The Floating World is composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson and sounds works by Jana Winderen.

Clare Langan studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and with a Fulbright Scholarship, completed a film workshop at New York University in 1992. Her most recent film The Floating World premiered on 26th April 2013 at Kino Der Kunst Munich – the prestigious international jury included artists Cindy Sherman and Issac Julien, Amira Casar and Defne Ayas.

Vardeldur, 2012 was made as part of Icelandic band Sigur Ros’ – Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, and premiered at the BFI as part of the London Film Festival in October 2012

State of Suspension, 2012 was shown in Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, and The Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. Her film Metamorphosis, 2007 won the Principle Prize at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany. In 2007 it was exhibited at the Lyon Biennale; Houldsworth Gallery, London; Loop, Barcelona; NCA Gallery, Tokyo; Pratt Art Gallery New York and the Miguel Marcos Gallery, Barcelona. In 2008 her work was exhibited in the Singapore Biennial, curated by Fumio Nanjo, and toured to Dojima River Biennal 2009, Osaka Japan.

In 2003 Langan presented A Film Trilogy at MoMA in New York and at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. In 2002 she represented Ireland in the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil where Too dark for night was exhibited. The trilogy was exhibited together for the first time at The International 2002, Tate Liverpool for The Liverpool Biennial. She participated in the Glen Dimplex Artists’ Award 2000 at The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Langan represented Ireland at Sounds and Visions, Art Film and Video from Europe, Museum of Modern Art , Tel Aviv in February 2009. I Gaer (Yesterday) 2007, was created for Becks’ Fusions curated by the ICA London. It incorporated the music of Sigur Ros and is touring internationally through 2009 -2010. The Wilderness, Part 1, 2010 was in the Busan Biennale 2010, South Korea and in the RHA Gallery, Dublin, in September 2010.

Her films are in a number of international public and private collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Tony Podesta Private Collection, Washington, and the Hugo and Carla Brown Collection, UK.

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MELANIE MANCHOT
PERFECT MOUNTAIN
LEAP AFTER THE GREAT ECSTACY
Both Perfect Mountain and Leap after The Great Ecstasy are filmed in the same alpine village, Engelberg, where Manchot is working on an extended body of work. Both works look at the relation between the natural and artifice in our human search for a brief moment of perfection.

Melanie Manchot is a London-based artist who explores portraiture as a performative and participatory practice. Working with photography, film and video, her projects often propose constructed events or situations in public spaces and form engaging explorations into our individual and collective identities. Manchot’s work has been exhibited internationally, with solo presentations at Haus Am Waldsee, Berlin; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Focalpoint Gallery, Southend-on-Sea; Kunsthaus Mettmann, Duesseldorf; and Cornerhouse, Manchester. She has contributed to numerous group exhibitions, including the 52nd Venice Biennale and the first Moscow Biennale.

TAKESHI MURATA & BILLY GRANT
NIGHTMOVES
Night Moves, 2012 Pro REs digital video with sound 6:01 (looped) Edition of 5. In Murata’s new video, a collaboration with Billy Grant, computer generated scans are utilized to recreate his every day environment in high tech 3D. The video starts in his studio, where his computer, desk and chair are “haunted” – dissolving and reforming in a myriad of mirrored shapes, going from recognizable to abstract to obliterated. The scans blend with Murata’s own computer rendered fragments, further emphasizing the high and low, real and unreal. The result can be seen as an homage to both Walt Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Bruce Nauman’s Mapping the Studio.

Takeshi Murata produces extraordinary digital works—videos, loops, installations, and electronic music—that refigure the experience of animation. His innovative practice and constantly evolving processes range from intricate computer-aided, hand-drawn animations to exacting manipulations of the flaws, defects, and broken code in digital video technology. Whether altering appropriated footage from cinema (B movies, vintage horror films), or creating Rorschach-like fields of seething color, form, and motion, Murata produces visions that redefine the boundaries between abstraction and recognition. Sinuous, sensual, and sometimes violent, Murata’s synaesthetic experiments in hypnotic perception appear at once seductively organic and totally digital.

Murata was born in 1974 in Chicago. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 with a BFA in Film/Video/Animation. Murata has exhibited at the MoMA, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, among others. In 2007, he had a solo exhibition, Black Box: Takeshi Murata, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Other recent solo exhibitions were held at Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, and Ratio 3, San Francisco. Murata lives in Saugerties, New York.

MARIELE NEUDECKER
WINTERREISE (A WINTER’S JOURNEY) SONG 24
In Mariele Neudecker’s ‘Winterreise’ Schubert’s song cycle has been used as a basis for a film-project using locations along the 60th parallel north. It is a compilation of 24 short films that exists as a live performance version and a gallery version. We have selected one area.

Mariele Neudecker is known for creating atmospheric alternative realities in glass vitrines. She uses a broad range of media including sculpture, photography, installation and film. Neudecker addresses sublime, romantic views of landscape and the human interest in, and relationship to it. She presented her solo show Over and Over, Again and Again at Tate St Ives in 2004. Her international exhibitions include creating a permanent museum installation This Thing Called Darkness, in 2008, at Arts Towanda, Towanda, Japan. In 2009, she undertook her first visual artist residency at Alderburgh Music and participated in the GSK Contemporary 2009 – Earth: Art of a Changing World, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. She was shortlisted for the Fourth Plinth 2010 with ‘It’s Never Too Late And You Can’t Go Back’ a fictional mountain landscape which flipped and reversed the shape of Britain and in 2011 she was invited to spend three month at the Headlands Centre for the Arts, San Francisco (USA).

JOHANNA REICH
BLACK HOLE
An overhead shot of a snowy landscape. A figure in black removes the snow until it merges with the surface beneath the snow. The figure before the camera vanishes. Escaping in front of the cinemas audience into another space. DLP video projectors often used in recent cinemas reproduce black while sending no light. The black parts of the video turn off the light of the projector – a vanishing image.

Johanna Reich works in the field of video art. It focuses on the tension between the objectivity of the digitally processed image and the emergence of sensuality and poetry. Their compositions are independent sculptures and engage by editing the soundtrack in the room. Johanna Reich studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Münster with Guillaume Bijl, Andreas Köpnick and Peter Schumbrutzki, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg with Gerd Roscher and Wim Wenders, and at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Barcelona. She is a master student of Andreas Köpnick and a member of the artist group treibeis. Johanna Reich lives and works in Cologne.

Water-and-Ice

PAUL D. MILLER AKA DJ SPOOKY
OF WATER AND ICE
Of Water and Ice is a composition for string quartet and video that evolved out of Paul D. Miller’s large-scale multimedia work Sinfonia Antarctica. Of Water and Ice is a music/video exploration of the composition of ice and water and our relationship to the vanishing environment of the arctic poles.

Paul D. Miller (born 1970), known by his stage name DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, is a Washington DC-born electronic and experimental hip hop musician whose work is often called by critics or his fans as “illbient” or “trip hop”. He is a turntablist, a producer, a philosopher, and an author. He borrowed his stage name from the character The Subliminal Kid in the novel Nova Express by William S. Burroughs. He is a Professor of Music Mediated Art at the European Graduate School and is the Executive Editor of Origin Magazine.

JAAN TOOMIK
FATHER AND SON
Jaan Toomik (born 2 October 1961 in Tartu) is an Estonian video artist, painter and award-winning filmmaker. In the Estonian art world Toomik received recognition as a painter from the late 1980s and from the early 1990s as an installation and video artist. The critics often refer to him internationally as the most well-known contemporary artist from Estonia mainly due to his short video works that have received wide international acclaim (e.g. Father and Son, 1998). He has participated at the São Paulo Biennale (1994), ARS ‘95 (1995), Manifesta 1 (1996), Venice Biennale (1997; 2003), 4th berlin biennial of contemporary art (2006), Ostalgia (New Museum, NY, 2011) etc

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FABIAN WEBER | AUBERT VANDERLINDEN | PAUL GLADSTONE-REID 
LUMINESCENCE ORIGINS’ PART 1
“an emission of light that shines from the darkness, having special significants as metaphor and allegory in the philosophy of life…”

The art film “Luminescence origins” is the first draft shot of Luminescence. It is a different piece from “Luminescence”, it is to be considered like the piece at the origin of the full scale “Luminescence” which is under development.

The collaborative poise between the artists approximates a kind of collective synesthesia, where each artist is able to create, express and design with a sense of image, motion, colour and sound, in ways that enhance the creative partnership. Luminescence and the invocations of meaning and experience are felt implicitly through the frequency, energy and vibration that each actions emits and evokes. The correspondence of their trajectories are enabled and mobilized through the creation and performance of art; being at once conceptual and representational at the same time.

This work opens portals in the imagination through artistic expression which interprets the working of consciousness and sensual mindfulness through the language of art.

Aubert Vanderlinden: Choreography, Visual & Dance
Paul Gladstone-Reid: Music
Fabian Weber; Cinematography, Photography & Visual

Aubert Vanderlinden is an international award winning dancer/choreographer; he has performed among the greatest ballet companies such as Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet or even Het national Ballet. He has been choreographing for nearly 10 years. Fascinated by creativity and art, he naturally dives in all forms of art.

Paul Gladstone Reid, MBE, is a versatile composer of concert music, dance, theatre, and contemporary crossover work, performed by his own ensembles and orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, and London Musici. No stranger to the artworld, he enjoys a long-standing collaborative relationship with artist and filmmaker, Isaac Julien.

Fabian Weber is world renowned for his epic landscape features for sport and extreme physical performance. As a former top athlete, Weber knows and understands the fine art of motion. His cinematographer and fine art photography encompasses large-scale productions, adverts and award-winning motion pictures. With Luminescence, he is expanding his creative practice to art with multiscreen video installation, large-scale photography and live visual art performance.

Artprojx presents – the poetics of mountains – 27 July in Verbier

In Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, Darren Almond, David Gryn, DJ Spooky, Sanford Biggers, Screenings, Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant, Verbier, Video on 13/07/2013 at 2:28 pm

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Artprojx presents: the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things

Selected by David Gryn

A Screening in Verbier, Switzerland 27 July 2013
Verbier 3-D as part of its ‘Mutations’ programme

Artists:

Darren Almond, Sanford Biggers, Janet Biggs, Ulu Braun, Louise Camrass, Eli Cortinas, Shezad Dawood, Kota Ezawa, Clare Langan, Melanie Manchot, Paul D. Miler aka DJ Spooky, Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant, Mariele Neudecker, Johanna Reich, Jaan Toomik, Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid.

Verbier:

20th July to 4th August 2013

Collective Perspectives: A Museum without walls. Photo exhibition @ Caisses Médran by the lift station. 1:30 to 5:30 daily, free entry

Ship of Tolerance: Children’s paintings in Place Médran by the lift station. Outdoor exhibition. A 3-D collaboration with Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

27 July

Panel Discussion Mutations: 3:30  @ Caisses Médran by the lift station, free entry (It is a big room, so no need to reserve). ‘Mutations’: Moderator: Paul Goodwin (UK), Verbier 3-D curator • Sanford Biggers (US) (installation, video, sculptor) • Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (US) (artist in residence at Metropolitan Museum of Art) • David Gryn (UK) (film curator, Art Basel in Miami Beach and other Artprojx events worldwide) • Kiki Thompson (CH) (sculptor and co-founder Verbier 3-D)

Artprojx presents: The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things. On the big outdoor screen at Place Médran 27/28 July 5:30 to 6:15 parts I and II

Mutations: Live music and multimedia collaboration. Paul D. Miler aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid with Crista Kende with videos selected by David Gryn @ Pub Mont Fort 10pm to closing, free entry (capacity of 450). Located behind Médran just off of the Rue de Ransou.

28 July

Artprojx presents: The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things @ Médran conference room (follow Festival signs), free entry 2 to 3:30pm

PRESS RELEASE:

Verbier 3-D Presents ‘Mutations’: 27 July 2013

On the 27th of July 2013, Verbier 3-D presents ‘Mutations’ in Verbier. The event epitomises 3-D’s appetite for innovation, with artists at the forefront of influencing and changing the shape of contemporary art globally. As well as a photographic exhibition at Médran Ticket Office (from the 20th of July to the 4th of August), there will be an Artists Talk on the 27th of July inviting the public to listen to the guest artists discuss their interpretation of the theme of ‘Mutations’ and how they express it in their art.

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky: That Subliminal Kid and David Gryn, Founder of Artprojx will be joined by Sanford Biggers, eminent artist and Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Visual Arts program and Kiki Thompson, Chief Executive and co-founder of Verbier 3-D. The talk will be moderated by Verbier 3-D’s Curatorial Director, Paul Goodwin.

David Gryn will screen a selection of videos from acclaimed artists after the talk at Place Medran. Later in the evening at Pub Mont Fort, Verbier, Paul will collaborate with David to deliver a cutting edge music and art video performance with an appearance from Crista Kende, violist in the Verbier Festival Orchestra performing with DJ Spooky. Paul is currently the Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The event will also see the launch of the ‘Ship of Tolerance’ exhibition, http://www.shipoftolerance.org, a 3-D collaboration with Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, celebrated as Russia’s premier contemporary artists. Paintings from children from the Val de Bagnes on the theme of tolerance will become the sails of the Ship that will be displayed in New York at the Dumbo Arts Festival. Verbier 3-D is supporting Swiss junior pianist, Fanny Monnet, who will play at the exhibition opening in New York and in Moscow at the other ‘Ship of Tolerance’ exhibition this year. The children’s work will be exhibited in Verbier before being sent to New York and returning to Verbier for next year’s ‘Ship of Tolerance’.

This is the start of a new biennial creative cycle for Verbier 3-D. Building on its immense success to date, it enables more high profile collaborations with leading contemporary artists which culminate in the next artists’ residency in 2014. Kiki Thompson, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of 3-D said, ‘We’re very excited to invite these world-class artists and curators to Verbier. ‘Mutations’ continues in 3-D’s tradition of crossing boundaries and creating a space for art and ecology to meet in the museum without walls. We’ve created an experience that combines art, learning, space and landscape. It is not restricted by age, only by the viewer’s imagination.’ Find out more about the event at the 3-D Foundation website www.3-dfoundation.com or email kthompson@3-dfoundation.com.

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FIN by Eli Cortinas

the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things – Verbier 27 July

In Artprojx, Billy Grant, Clare Langan, Darren Almond, DJ Spooky, Eli Cortinas, Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid, Jaan Toomik, Janet Biggs, Johanna Reich, Kota Ezawa, Louise Camrass, Mariele Neudecker, Melanie Manchot, Paul Gladstone Reid, Paul Goodwin, Sanford Biggers, Shezad Dawood, Takeshi Murata, Ulu Braun, Verbier on 15/06/2013 at 7:04 am
Perfect Mountain by Melanie Manchot

Perfect Mountain by Melanie Manchot (still)

Artprojx presents

the poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things

Selected by David Gryn

A Screening in Verbier, Switzerland 27 July 2013
Verbier 3-D as part of its ‘Mutations’ programme

Artists include: Darren Almond, Sanford Biggers, Janet Biggs, Ulu Braun, Louise Camrass, Eli Cortinas, Shezad Dawood, Kota Ezawa, Clare Langan, Melanie Manchot, Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant, Mariele Neudecker, Johanna Reich, DJ Spooky, Jaan Toomik, Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid.

The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things is a reflection on the place of this screening and how an audience engages with it’s own reflection.

A programme of mountain, snow and mutation inspired and related films. The selection includes artists’ films and videos that explore how we see and react to the world via the imagery, aesthetics, icons of mountains, snow, ice and indeed their ever-ending mutations. This reflects back on the location and creates a landscape of works that feel as though they belong and are at home in Verbier.

Artists and works:

Darren Almond – Arctic pull (courtesy the artist and Jay Jopling, White Cube, London)
Sanford Biggers – Shuffle (courtesy the artist)
Janet Biggs – In the Cold Edge (courtesy of the artist, CONNERSMITH, Washington D.C. and Winkleman Gallery, New York)
Ulu Braun – VERTIKALE (courtesy the artist and YoungProjects, Los Angeles)
Louise Camrass – On becoming a mother (courtesy the artist)
Eli Cortinas – Fin (courtesy the artist and Rokeby Gallery, London)
Shezad Dawood – A Mystery Play (courtesy of the artist and Paradise Row, London)
Kota Ezawa – City of Nature (courtesy the artist, Galerie Anita Beckers, Germany and blinkvideo
Clare Langan – The Floating World (courtesy the artist, Galerie Anita Beckers, Germany and blinkvideo)
Melanie Manchot – Leap after The Great Ecstasy / Perfect Mountain (courtesy the artist and Galerie m Bochum)
Takeshi Murata and Billy Grant – Nightmoves (courtesy the artist and Salon 94)
Mariele Neudecker – Winterreise (A Winter’s Journey) – song 24 (courtesy the artist)
Johanna Reich – Black Hole (courtesy the artist, Galerie Anita Beckers and blinkvideo)
DJ Spooky – Of water and ice (courtesy the artist)
Jaan Toomik – Father and Son (courtesy the artist and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery)
Fabian Weber | Aubert Vanderlinden | Paul Gladstone-Reid – Luminescence: Origins’ Part 1 (courtesy the artists)

Panel Discussion, ‘Mutations’: Moderator: Paul Goodwin (UK), Verbier 3-D curator • Sanford Biggers (US) (installation, video, sculptor) • Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (US) (artist in residence at Metropolitan Museum of Art) • David Gryn (UK) (film curator, Art Basel in Miami Beach and other Artprojx events worldwide) • Kiki Thompson (CH) (sculptor and co-founder Verbier 3-D)

After the Artprojx ‘poetics’ screening: A performance by DJ Spooky and Crista Kende, violist of the Verbier Festival Orchestra and a collaboration with David Gryn, Artprojx

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Details:

20th July to 4th August

Collective Perspectives: A Museum without walls. Photo exhibition @ Caisses Médran by the lift station. 1:30 to 5:30 daily, free entry

Ship of Tolerance: Children’s paintings in Place Médran by the lift station. Outdoor exhibition

27 July

Panel Discussion Mutations: 3:30  @ Caisses Médran by the lift station, free entry (It is a big room, so no need to reserve)

Artprojx presents: The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things. On the big outdoor screen at Place Médran 27/28 July 5:30 to 6:15 parts I and II

Mutations: Live music and multimedia collaboration. Paul D. Miler aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid with Crista Kende with videos selected by David Gryn @ Pub Mont Fort 10pm to closing, free entry (capacity of 450). Located behind Médran just off of the Rue de Ransou.

28 July

Artprojx presents: The poetics of mountains, their mutations and multifarious things @ Médran conference room (follow Festival signs), free entry 2 to 3:30pm