Munich; David Claerbout at galerie Rüdiger Schöttle

by Venetia Kapernekas

My highlight exhibition during the  recent gallery weekend openings, David Claerbout at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle.   12.09.2015 – 07.11.2015

The internationally renowned Belgian video artist David Clearbout has created and developed an environment specifically for this  exhibition, presenting  the audiovisual installation “Radio Piece (Hong Kong)” and the video installation “Highway Wreck,” examining  the concepts of time and space.

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Installation  view: David Claerbout at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, 2015. @Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle
Foto: Ulrike Boehm


The audiovisual installation “Radio Piece (Hong Kong)” from 2015 – a collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain – begins with the image of a Zen garden, which in the next progression turns out to be a picture in a small chaotic room. The camera gradually tracks away from this room until only the facades of Hong Kong’s notorious Kowloon Walled City are visible; a district on the Kowloon peninsula, which in 1987 had the world’s largest population density. For a long time, its legal status was unclear until it was eventually torn down in 1993/1994. (gallery press)IMG_7337

David Claerbout, Highway Wreck, 2013, 15 min 35 sec loop
single channel video, HD animation, black & white, silent@Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle

The video projection “Highway Wreck” from 2013 is based on a more than seventy-year-old black and white photograph showing some children and a soldier who are intrigued by the wreckage of a recent car crash. By adding images of laborers and onlookers, Claerbout condensed the photograph to a moment from which its original urgency has become detached and the spectacle thus has been disarmed. (gallery press)

David Claerbout (born 1969, Kortrijk, Belgium) is a Belgian artist working in the media of photography, video, sound, drawing and digital arts, though perhaps he is best known for his large scale video installations. His work exists at the meeting point between photography and film, and is at the forefront of this contemporary dialogue.

I Enjoyed very much the fall ambience of the terrace over a small sushi bar a lovely invitation by Rüdiger Schöttle

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Dr. Ralph Senft & Sabine Senft, photo@VK

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Brygida Ochaim, terrace photos@VK

and enjoy conversation with lovely Brygida Ochaim always,

Recently exhibition “David Claerbout, Performed Pictures” (10 June – Sept 13, 2015) at Mamco in Geneva

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Installation view :David Claerbout at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, 2015.
Foto: Ulrike Boehm @Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle