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Thomas Scheibitz, Still 5, Courtesy the artist
The Overview of Episodes
D 1999 – 2006
*1968, lives and works in Berlin
The painter and sculptor Thomas Scheibitz is known for his extensive research work, which has been published in numerous artist’s books. In the video work “The Overview of Episodes”, his interest in typography in connection with the moving image becomes clear. Over a period of seven years, Scheibitz recorded fragments of the live TV programme performatively on a single video cassette. This three-hour convolute includes found footage material from trailers, title sequences and film credits as well as music videos and preserves countless moments from popcorn and arthouse cinema in noisy textures and unstable VHS frames. Among other things, it illustrates the development of typography in film, which crystallizes from a static information element via its function as a system of order and reference to an autonomous pictorial element.
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 http://www.robertseidel.com
25.10. – 11.11.2021
Gallery window at Kottbusser Str. 10 daily: 4 pm - 2 am