KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Martin Skauen

Norway

Martin Skauen produces ephemeral sketches of scenes that bring together his world of imagination. His large-scale drawings are highly detailed and underlined by the films he makes out of the drawings. The films not only investigate the possibility of transforming two-dimensional space into three dimensions, but also the means to attain movement in two dimensions.

The camera moves through the details of the drawing and creates a narrative for the audience. Skauen touches upon various phenomena of civil society, such as religion, honour, crime, violence. All these aspects of civilization are put into a festival-like atmosphere. Yet the joy is embedded in crime; the loss is embedded in transformation, the end in a beginning.

(Fatos Üstek)

STAY
01.12.2007 – 30.11.2008

Exhibition: 19.09. – 5.10.2008