JOHN DUNCAN & CARL MICHAEL VON HAUSSWOLFF

27.04.2012

 

curated by Manuela Benetton & Liebig12

 

A CONVERSTION WITH ARTISTS JOHN DUNCAN & CARL MICHAEL VON HAUSSWOLFF + screening

John Duncan and Carl Michael von Hausswolff present a selection of their video works followed by a discussion with the audience.

 

ELECTRA, TEXAS 2008
Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Thomas Nordanstad  24:44 min.

“We believe that there is a beauty in just watching life take place.
We try to let the time in the scenes we shoot act as a metaphor for time passing also in the viewers contemplation, and we hope to make these kind of documentary films as tributes to the people who were and still are creating these societies.”
CM von Hausswolff

 

THE GARDEN
John Duncan and Valerio Tricoli 2006  20 min.
Produced by John Duncan

The Garden is based on the audio installation with Valerio Tricoli which was included in the 2006 edition of Eco e Narciso held at the IPCA Ecomuseum in the province of Turin, a deserted factory complex once infamous for production methods that directly caused the deaths of several thousand workers as well as hundreds of residents of the surrounding area.

 

DREAM HOUSE – RAGE ROOM
John Duncan 2010 12:54 min.
Produced by Gallery Niklas Belenius

Making-of video for the installation shown at Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm.
RAGE ROOM, part of the DREAM HOUSE, is designed to embody or evoke a particular state of consciousness, set in an area of the building that corresponds to its known or suspected location in the brain.

 

about the artists:

 

CARL MICHAEL VON HAUSSWOLFF was born in 1956 in Link?ping, Sweden.Lives and works in Stockholm.

 

THOMAS NORDANSTADT Filmmaker has directed features, documentaries and short films since 1999. He lives in Stockholm and Bangkok, Thailand.

His films include “Painting Pol Pot” (2000), “Anastasia in Love” (2004), “Snow White and the Ambassador” and the feature “Going Astray” (2006-7).

His films have been selected for festivals such as IDFA, Amsterdam, Raindance, Docurama, Documenta, and have been aired on TV in several countries.

 

JOHN DUNCAN was born in the United States in 1953, has lived and worked in Tokyo and Amsterdam and currently resides in Bologna where he teaches audio art at the Accademia delle Belle Arti.

His events and installations are all considered by critics and composers alike to be benchmarks in the field of experimental music as well as in the art context.