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films STREULI, BEAT

BEAT STREULI, “Portraits Tarragona” 96/1, 1996 [VHS film]

BEAT STREULI, “Portraits Tarragona” 96/1, 1996
VHS/PAL film, 60′
edition 10, here nr 5/10
signed, dated, numbered on sticker
Ref. https://www.beatstreuli.com/time-based-media/portraits-tarragona-96-1996-60-two-screen-installation/

 

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films VAN GELDER, IRIS S.

IRIS S. VAN GELDER, Beat the air, De grote Belofte, a.o. 2007-2008 [films]

IRIS S. VAN GELDER, Beat the air, De grote Belofte, a.o. 2007-2008
films on DVD, plastic jewel box
produced by Bifrons Foundation, Amsterdam

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films VAN GELDER, IRIS S.

IRIS S. VAN GELDER, Communication, Control freak, Reisplan, a.o., 2006-2007 [films]

IRIS S. VAN GELDER, Communication, Control freak, Reisplan, You’s so sweet, you’r so nice, 2006-2007
film on DVD, plastic jewel box
produced by Bifrons Foundation, Amsterdam

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films HORVITZ, DAVID

DAVID HORVITZ, Rarely Seen Bas Jan Ader Film, 2009 [DVD]


Photo: K. van Gelder

DAVID HORVITZ, Rarely Seen Bas Jan Ader Film, 2009
13 x 13 cm
DVD, plastic sleeve, photo copied cover
hand written title by the artist on disc, as issued
edition 30
published by Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
mint condition
inv.DHor 690

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ELZERMAN, MARIEKE films

MARIEKE ELZERMAN, Marieme / Marieke, 2018 [film]

MARIEKE ELZERMAN, Marieme / Marieke, 2018 [film]
11 x 11 x 2,3 cm
digital film, 21’31”
engraved USB stick, 4 film stills (selfies), English / Dutch text by Kees van Gelder
linen box
signed, numbered, dated
edition 13 + 2 AP
published by Galerie van Gelder Editions and Mo-Art Gallery, Amsterdam
€ 420,-

 

A new film titled “Marieme / Marieke” (2018) by Marieke Elzerman is of a natural beauty. The script is elementary: two girls of just no more teener decide to get to know each other better via WhatsApp. One studies and lives in Ghent (Belgium) and the other lives amidst her family in Dakar (Senegal). Both film their direct surrounding in a light-hearted and almost uneasy manner. Marieme is more defiant and expressive, while Marieke is more reflective and aloof. That brings on that one challenges the other to step more into the open and to make selfies.
No doubt there are contrasts in what is registered, but the differences are not that striking and that makes this film into a factual documenting of two equivalent environments of places of birth, without an underlying social-critical undertone. The latter makes this debut film friendly and human.
At the end of the film a warm gesture by Marieke is shown. Two individual youngsters come closer to each other, yet simultaneously one becomes aware of a calm and more timid attitude to life on one continent and a more carpe diem attitude on the other. More than anything else, these opposite attitudes seem to become crucial for the rest of their life.

In “Marieme / Marieke” (duration: 21′ 31″) the individual experience of one’s behaviour and own existence is the heart of the film and could therefore be called a film on existentialism made in 2018.
KvG

Marieke Elzerman (born in Amsterdam, 1996) studies at the film academy KASK in Ghent, Belgium

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BREITZ, CANDICE films

CANDICE BREITZ, Thriller, 2005

CANDICE BREITZ, Thriller, 2005
commissioned original film on DVD, 5’54”
limited edition
menu for both loop and single play, jewell box with booklet
with composition of Alex Fahl and contribution by advertising agency KesselsKramer, Amsterdam
€ 65,- plus registered mail

extra: free booklet

 
                                     
Remarkable art piece on DVD! ‘Thriller’ of Michael Jackson has been for this project especially re-mixed by the artist with the help of four Michael Jackson copy cats and fans. Fascinating film cuttings of look-a-likes in the rythm of ‘Thriller’ creating a fragmented collage.

“Thriller originated from a close collaboration between Candice Breitz and Alex Fahl. The work is based on Michael Jackson’s 1982 song of the same name and was made with footage from their 2005 video production King. Of the 16 characters in this work, they selected four hardcore Jackson fans for Thriller: a belly dancer, a Jackson lookalike, a tough guy in his twenties and a real man. We see and hear how they dance and sing along to their heart’s content to the biggest hit of all time, were it not for the fact that Fahl eliminated the text and limited himself to the protagonists’ breathing, humming, laughing and shouting between the words. He made a remix using this audio material and the original beat from Thriller, and later added the original, corresponding video footage. Subsequently, the four clips were edited next to each other. This makes it seem as if they are all performing together, whereas in reality that was not the case. Just as in many of her other films, here too Candice Breitz emphasizes the importance of music as comfort and a source of pleasure. Amateurism, admiration, submission, impudence… Her protagonists are as innocent as children.

Erik Kessels from the KesselsKramer advertising and communications agency also uses the music that Alex Fahl based on Jackson’s Thriller. His contribution can be seen as a tribute, almost bordering on nostalgia. Instead of people, Kessels lets every kind of conceivable cassette tape move across the screen. From Sony to Maxell, from Philips to TDK. They jump to the rhythm of the music, and the tape moves with it for the duration of the song. This conceptual rendition of music gives Fahr’s sounds something that is simultaneously soothing and unsettling. In 1982, there were barely any CDs around, and for a certain generation it’s almost youthful nostalgia to see all those familiar cassettes follow each other on screen at such a quick pace. Kessels shows, in a way bordering on desperation, how immensely popular Thriller was and still is (Michael – written in teenage handwriting on one of the tapes, complete with a heart above the ‘i’ – is an especially poignant detail). Michael Jackson never equalled the sale of 45 million copies worldwide again, and both Kessels and Breitz emphasize with their contribution how fused they have become to this song.”
Bifrons Foundation, Amsterdam

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BROPHY, PHILIP & KOZIC, MARIA CANTRILL, ARTHUR & CORINE CARRIÓN, ULISES DAVILA, JUAN & MUNZ, MARTIN films FRANK, DALE MÜLLER, PAUL PARR, MIKE printed matter RANDALL & BENDINELLI

MIKE PARR, Performance – action, 1983 [announcement Association of Video Artists]

MIKE PARR, Performance – action, 1983
42,2 x 30,2 cm
offset print, September bulletin: videos / films from Australia
published by Vereniging van Videokunstenaars / Association of Video Artists, Amsterdam
excellent condition

This poster announces video and film presentations of Paul Müller, Arthur and Corine Cantrill, Juan Davila & Martin Munz, Dale Frank, Mike Parr, Randall & Bendinelli and Philip & Maria Kozic

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BECKMANS, FREDIE BLUME, ANNA and BERNHARD JOHANNES films KAAGMAN, HUGO KNOWLES, ALISON multiples POPPE, INE printed matter prints SPOERRI, DANIEL WIERTZ, PAULINE WILMERING, LUUK ZWERVER, TON

Eat Your Art Out – Food in the Arts, 2010 [with Alison Knowles, Bernhard J. Blume, a.o.]

 

Eat Your Art Out – Food in the Arts, 2010
31,5 x 22,8 x 8,2 cm
cardboard box with stickers containing two black boxes with ceramic multiple, DVD, photos, prints:
Fredie Beckmans, Bernhard Johannes Blume (signed), Hugo Kaagman (signed), Alison Knowles (signed), Pauline Wiertz, Luuk Wilmering (signed), Ton Zwerver (signed)
hand numbered certificate with list of contributing artists
edition 50
published by Harry Ruhé / Jeannette Dekeukeleire, Amsterdam

 

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films multiples PATTERSON, BEN

BEN PATTERSON, Swan Lake, 2013 [video and multiples]

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BEN PATTERSON, Swan Lake, 2013


1 VHS tape ( A live-video performance, Wiesbaden, Germany), 30′, 2 VHS boxes ‘Do-it-yourself kit’ with various items in box 1 and 2
signed, numbered, dated on VHS sticker
Deluxe edition items: magic rainbow bubbles, 3 chocolate rabbits, tape cassette Swan Lake, silicon glove (box 1) / 4 colours, 4 sugar decoration cream, tooth brush, silicon glove (box 2)
edition 30 (here nr. 26/30)
published by Edition Hundertmark, Düsseldorf, Germany
p.o.r.

 

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This Deluxe edition of Swan Lake shows a choreography by Ben Patterson based on a composition of Peter Tchaikovsky. These 30 deluxe copies include “Do-It-Your-Self Kit, Box 1” and “Do-It-Your-Self Kit, Box 2”, both provided with chocolate Easter rabbits.

 

 

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Regular edition
BEN PATTERSON, Swan Lake, 2013
1 VHS tape in cassette ( A live-video performance, Wiesbaden, Germany), 30′
edition 100
published by Edition Hundertmark, Düsseldorf, Germany

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CYTTER, KEREN films

KEREN CYTTER, Terrorist of Love, 2016 [video]

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KEREN CYTTER, Terrorist of Love, 2016
HD video 3:16 mins, mp4
signed and dated on certificate
unlimited edition
complimentary publication issued by Daata – Artpace, London, UK

Terrorist of Love by Keren Cytter is a digital film published by Daata and Artspace, launched in October 2016 and to be down loaded for free. It is one of the best evocative contemporary short art films and ballads I came across in the past five years. Within hardly four minutes many basic human phenomena are passing by: the yell of Tarzan, the Islamic melodies coming into the pop culture, the collapse of the Twin Towers as symbols of power, the love of two people, the joy of life, happiness and irony, sounds and growth in nature, human and animal behaviourism. KvG

Terrorist of Love

 

 

 

Still from video
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Certificate
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