Clemens Behr, Barreiro, Portugal 2019, video (video still), 7:34 min.
*1985, lives and works in Berlin
Barreiro, Portugal 2019, 7:34 min
One of the characteristics of the Anthropocene is the increasing functionality of urban spaces, even unused niches are continually sealed with tar and concrete. Berlin-based artist Clemens Behr creates ephemeral artworks from found as well as everyday materials and inserts them as an irritation in uniform civic scenarios. These collisions in color and form are never finished, always ready to be reconfigured or even abandoned. Usually captured in still images, the film “Barreiro” shows two site-specific installations in the making, which are inserted as barbs into the desolate environment of a Lisbon neighborhood.
curated by Robert Seidel within the programme Phantom Horizons
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.
Robert Seidel *1977, lives and works in Berlin. | www.robertseidel.com
12.07. – 02.08.2021
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