KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Exhibition

Window Display

Michel Klöfkorn

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Michael Klöfkorn, All my phone numbers drowned in..., Videostill

Michael Klöfkorn, All my phone numbers drowned in..., Videostill

Michael Klöfkorn, All my phone numbers drowned in..., Videostill

Michael Klöfkorn, All my phone numbers drowned in..., Videostill

Michael Klöfkorn, All my phone numbers drowned in..., Videostill

All my phone numbers drowned in…
Germany / Nigeria 2017
11:16 min

The film artist Michel Klöfkorn has expanded his practice in recent years to live performative collages, here in collaboration with Jelili Atiku, Afiriperfoma and Marie Gavois. Staged mostly in Lagos, Edjigbo and New York, the film All my phone numbers drowned in… shows fashion models draped in advertising posters, resembling traditional Nigerian clothes. On their pathways, the performers transcend artistic categories and societal patterns, revealing that in the global rhizome any information, true or false, may have the same value. The captured life in the megacities becomes a real-time collage that oscillates between the urban extremes.

Michel Klöfkorn *1967, lives and works in Frankfurt and Dortmund, Germany | www.michelkorn.art

The on-going screening series Phantom Horizons
presents digital as well as analogue works that question the paradigm of linear perspective, seeking a new kind of “status perspective” [Bedeutungsperspektive]. The latter was a development of ancient and medieval painting, in which the size of figures is determined by their hierarchical significance. Extending this approach using the methodology of deconstruction and the possibilities of contemporary film creation, the presented works open up multifaceted, unseen horizons.

Curated by Robert Seidel | www.robertseidel.com

Exhibition
18.03. – 03.05.2020
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
daily: 4 pm – 2 am
Admission free