Prezentacije 2008

Bright Future Ahead

Jan Verbeek Bright Future Ahead audio-visual installation with four synchronised projections; documentation: 07:00 + 16:35 split screen, JP, DE. 2006 The installation Bright Future Ahead creates a dense and floating atmosphere. Aspects of life in a mega-city world like Tokyo can be seen, contrasts in Japanese civilization. People reveal themselves as parts within well-organized systems. […]

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Open Sky

Jan Verbeek Open Sky 01:19, Color, Stereo, DE, 2003 A meadow. Two children are building a house. Light and noise is coming from the open sky. The children act like dancers. On their terrace they reach, unprotectedly and happy, the end of the world.

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Local Ride

Jan Verbeek Local Ride 02:12, Color, Stereo, DE, 1994 An accelerating journey across country dissolves into a shimmering sea of yellow flowers in full bloom. A two-minute crash course in poetry, with a surprise ending.

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Skip and Return

Jan Verbeek Skip and Return 00:27, Color, Stereo, DE, 2001 Twenty-seven seconds, thirty-three takes: a story.

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Jan Verbeek Continuum 05:45, Color, Stereo, DE, 1991 ‘Go on!’ Buddha’s last words. Without commentary, the video presents an everyday means of transportation in movement. The particular images and sounds and the polarizing editing make this technical, ceaselessly running object an increasingly associative metaphor; it acquires the character of a living creature, trapped in its […]

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Jan Verbeek tonight 00:30, Color, Silent, PI, DE, 2001 A window at night, lighted from within. The silhouette of a woman can be seen. She cleans the window, obsessively, and engrossed in herself. The video ends with a quote from Albert Camus: ‘One must imagine Sisyphus happy.’

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