Luke Fowler & Toshiya Tsunoda / Gareth Moore

Luke Fowler & Toshiya Tsunoda / Gareth Moore

Bielefelder Kunstverein

Gareth Moore, “Children’s Films (Title Sequence),” 2011.

November 18, 2011

Luke Fowler
Toshiya Tsunoda / Gareth Moore​

Children’s Films
By Ulla von Brandenburg, Keren Cytter, Geoffrey Farmer, Julia Feyrer and Harrell Fletcher
Presented by Gareth Moore
19 November 2011–29 January 2012

Friday, 18 November, 7 pm

Artist Talk:
Saturday, 19 November, 4 pm

Bielefelder Kunstverein
im Waldhof
Welle 61
D-33602 Bielefeld


The exhibition entitled “imprint/field/surface” shows film and sound installations, photographs and photo collages by the artists, Luke Fowler (*1978, lives and works in Glasgow) and Toshiya Tsunoda (*1964, lives and works in Yokohama). Their works function at the threshold between sound and image. An installation spread over four spaces at Bielefelder Kunstverein forms the exhibition’s centre, consisting of four works, both recent and newly produced. One of the central questions arises as to how a significant dialogue between seeing and hearing can come about today. Fowler’s and Tsunoda’s collaboration is not just characterised by the technical combination of 16mm film and acoustic systems of reproduction. Much rather, what unites them is a shared interest in displaying simple objects, states and phenomena, which can be observed under shifting conditions.

At Bielefelder Kunstverein their most recent collaboration “Ridges on the Horizontal Plane” (2011), forms the centre of their exhibition. The installation is conceived as a complex system of visual, sonic and spatial experiences. Alongside this collaborative work, Toshiya Tsunoda is showing “The Temple Recording” (2011), which consists of sound recordings, each made on two people’s temples via an air microphone, as they simultaneously observe the same landscape. “Composition for Maguchi Bay” (2011) invites viewers into a mysterious encounter with the low frequencies, which affected Tsunoda in Maguchi itself. The exhibition’s finale comes in the form of Luke Fowler’s collages and latest film, “All Divided Selves” (2011), only completed as recently as October 2011. This is the third of his films dealing with the legacy of the Glasgow-born psychiatrist and writer, R.D. Laing.

Presented by Gareth Moore
NOVEMBER 19, 2011–JANUARY 29, 2012

For his project “Children’s Films” Gareth Moore has asked five international artists to produce short films for children. The artists invited, Ulla von Brandenburg (*1974), Keren Cytter (*1977), Geoffrey Farmer (*1967), Julia Feyrer (*1982) and Harrell Fletcher (*1967) were free to focus on any particular topic, shaping the content and form of their respective film. Gareth Moore collated the five contributions into an episodic film and provided it with open and closing credits. In this way, an entertaining children’s film of more than 20 minutes came about. One point of reference for this project was, alongside his own fascination with the formats of popular children’s television, the “Children’s Tapes” (1974) of the American artist Terry Fox.

The particular quality of Moore’s concept does not, however, lie in the collaborations and in working with the film medium. The form of presentation and the fact that only children can come to the film are just as important. Grown-ups are only allowed to watch it, if an individual child needs accompaniment. The exhibition format Moore has developed for “Children’s Films” moves between children’s cinema, pedagogical film and travelling circus. That is because the film is not just being shown in the Kunstverein, but is going on tour throughout Bielefeld city. Weekly showings with a 16mm projector will take place in different locations in schools, centres for children and young people.

“Children’s Films” is commissioned by Bielefelder Kunstverein (D), International Project Space, Birmingham (GB) and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (CND). Subsequent to the exhibition in the Bielefelder Kunstverein, the project will be shown in England and Canada in 2012. Further information on the project’s website:

Curated by Thomas Thiel

To mark the exhibitions, a 32-page brochure will be published (German/English).

The exhibitions are kindly supported by:
Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Stadtwerke Bielefeld and Embassy of Canada to Germany

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