United Kingdom 2014, 5:07 min
Buerkner was a painter before he applied his conceptual and compositional ideas to the moving image, focusing on perceptual process chains. Keeping a strict structure of isolated sequences each individual scene in Weresheglanspertheere contains an unique, abstracting optical apparatus. These systems deconstruct online news footage by isolating and stacking their luminous, volumetric as well as unsteady perspectives. Even though these scenes seem visually simplified their retinal impact is more direct, leaving an overwhelmingly emotional concentrate of the agitating tendencies in news media.
Sebastian Buerkner *1975, lives and works in London, UK | http://sebastianbuerkner.com
The on-going screening series Phantom Horizons
presents digital as well as analogue works that question the paradigm of linear perspective, seeking for a new kind of “status perspective” [Bedeutungsperspektive]. The latter was a development of medieval painting, in which the size of figures is determined by their hierarchical significance. Extending this approach with deconstructivistic ideas and contemporary possibilities of film creation, the presented works open up multifaceted, unseen horizons.
Curated by Robert Seidel | www.robertseidel.com
20.06. – 13.07.2016
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
Daily: 6 pm – 2 am