December 21, 2010 - Kunsthalle Krems - Nin Brudermann
December 21, 2010

Nin Brudermann

Nin Brudermann, “Twelve O’Clock in London,” 2010.
150 videos on 7 HD channels, Still from Valentia Observatory Ireland, installation detail.

Nin Brudermann
Twelve O’Clock in London

Zentrale Halle,
Until 13 February 2011

Curator: Dieter Buchhart

Museumsgalerien: Daniel Spoerri / Nouveau Réalisme. Werke aus der Ahlers Collection
Curators: Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Peter Lipke, Karin Pernegger

“It is astounding how Nin Brudermann, like the ‘Nouveaux Réalistes’, does not simply reinvent reality, but ensnares reality from an unknown perception. Be it her video works, or her presentation of an accumulation of seemingly dismissible artifacts, this artist conjoins our spatial empire and assumed reality into pure, unadulterated, fascination.”—Peter Lipke

Nin Brudermann’s ‘Twelve O’Clock in London’ illuminates an inter-governmental action occurring daily at the strike of UTC 00.00h and 12.00h, as all nations synchronously launch meteorological balloons in order to realize a global observation of the atmosphere. This unprecedented collaboration of all world governments is manifest in a seven-channel video presentation, which projects over 150 video submissions from around the globe.

In keeping with the Spoerri / Nouveau Réalisme precept, and the multivalent character of Brudermann’s inimitable works that confute the real and the super-real, she has documented, or relayed, performative interventions, almost documentary but toward the scientific, and yet indescribably lyrical, where master strokes of delivering an insider view of high-profile receptions for UN world leaders are given the same incidental import as the rubber of the balloon, as the tool of its cultural production.

As an artist’s interlocution of real events, an intensive network of communication and relations was developed and documented, involving key political players, offices of diplomacy and departments of science, concluding with a personal address to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The shear soaring scale of the video production and its inherent optimism is underscored by the notion of its almost insurmountable complexity, illustrated by the intricate mapping of communication in the mixed-media works which accompany the 20 minute presentation. These remnants, or artifacts, are an essential language in her body of work, where, as Simone Subal states, a delineation of the familiar and the alien are always at play, structured often into a performative situation, a show, a game—a Fluxus event. And as Brudermann suggests, “The ultimate remnant, the capture of the capture, is to realize that despite ourselves, despite our personal life machination, at the strike of 12.00h and 00.00h, we participate in a perverse routine of world unity, represented all with these mad balloons.”

Nin Brudermann has exhibited her work at P.S.1 Museum, Brooklyn Museum, ICA London, Venice Biennale, Arhus Kunstbygning (DK), Futura (CZ), Kunstraum Dornbirn and Kunsthalle Wien (A). Her artist monograph will be available in 2011, published by Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg and will include “N.A.S.D. Projekt Fledermaus” Priska C. Juschka Fine Art NY and Kunstraum Bernsteiner (A), “The Swan” Pianissimo (I), “Aurelio Z: The Game” ISE Cultural Foundation NY, “Das Patent” Peter Blum NY and “Late Night Show” ME Contemporary (DK).

‘Twelve O’Clock in London’ is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts with funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Greenwall Foundation New York and a generous donation by InFocus technologies.

Additional funding has been provided by
The Australian Antarctic Division Fellowship for the Arts; Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Österreich; Météo France, TAAF; DRAC, Paris; La Biennale di Venezia; Italian Air Force – ReSMA; Makrolab; 4th Floor, New York; The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces; NoMad, Geneva; Victoria Hall, Geneva; World Meteorological Organization, Geneva.

Kunsthalle Krems
Franz-Zeller-Platz 3
3500 Krems, Austria
T. +43 (0) 2732/90 80 10

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