Christoph Girardet , Matthias Müller

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Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller, SCREEN (still), 2018.

An Other Cinema: Apparatus and Histories SCREEN
Christoph Girardet , Matthias Müller

17 Minutes
Courtesy of sixpackfilm, Vienna

September 6–20, 2021

While he mused on the effect of the flowing sands, he was seized from time to time by hallucinations in which he himself began to move with the flow.
—Kobo Abe

Liminal zones. Floating particles. Fire, water, earth, air. Voices of fictional characters: sometimes suggestive, sometimes strict, leading the viewer away from the here and now. Who´s talking? The relationship between the hypnotized subject and the hypnotist is mirrored in the spectator´s relationship to the screen.

SCREEN is presented as part of the program An Other Cinema: Apparatus and Histories, curated by Lukas Brasiskis and designed to precede the online symposium The State of the Moving Image (September 17–19).

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Film, Contemporary Art
Video Art, Experimental Film
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Christoph Girardet was born in 1966 in Langenhagen and lives in Hannover, Germany. Since 1987 he has been working with video, film, and installations. In 1994 he began a collaboration with the video artist Volker Schreiner, and since 1999 with Matthias Müller (Phoenix Tapes), with whom he has carried out numerous joint projects using digital techniques. Among other things, he explores the clichés of industrial cinema. Girardet has participated in group exhibitions in institutions such as the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) and the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Kunstverein in Hannover and the Sean Gallery in New York.

Matthias Müller is an artist working in film, video, and photography. Since 2003, he is Professor in Experimental Film at Academy of Media Arts, KHM, Cologne. Müller organized numerous avant-garde film events such as the Found Footage Film Festival (1996 & 1999) and the first German festival of autobiographical films Ich etc. (1998), as well as various touring programs. With his films and videos he has taken part in major film festivals worldwide, including the festivals at Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Rotterdam. His work has also been featured in several group and solo exhibitions in the contemporary art institutions across the world.

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