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Videoart at Midnight #111: Gernot Wieland

We are looking forward welcoming Gernot Wieland showing:

“Hello, my name is…”…and…”Yes, I ́m fine.”, 2016, 18:25 min
Portrait of Karl Marx as a Young God, 2010, 00:59 min
Ink in Milk, 2018, 12:30 min
Eine Reise nach Wales (A Trip to Wales), 2005, 04:12 min
Thievery and Songs, 2016, 22:40 min

Gernot Wieland works mainly with film, drawing and lecture performance in order to examine psychological conditions in society and in human beings. All works are based on memory and narration. In most of his works he includes many different layers of narration and layers of references like small sculptures, photos, drawings or drawings he made when he was a child. They can be seen as idea generat- ing sketches or as a further level of the entire narrative system and pursue a story on various levels. In doing so, Wieland brings together his own kind of “scientific” approach with memories and fictions. An important aspect of his working practice are lecture performances, which present historical reports, personal recollections and scientific data. Accompanied by projections the lecture performances follow associative narrative structures and develop stories between a gripping, poetic and humorous sobriety and tragic-comical incidents.

Gernot Wieland , born 1968 in Horn, Austria studied at Universität der Künste, Berlin and Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna.

He has recently participated in Ten Slotte 4, Het Bos, Antwerp (2019), “Pelle d’oca”, Villa VertuaMasolo, Nova Milanese (2019); “Grand Hotel Abyss”, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz (2019); “EMAF – European Media Art Festival”, Osnabrück (2019); Belmacz, London (solo, 2019); Vdrome, London (solo, 2019); “IFFR – International Film Festival Rotterdam” (2019); “Symposium on Humourand Absurdity”, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania (2019); “35. International Short Film Festival”, Hamburg (2018); “Monitoring – Exhibition for Media Installations, “Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel (2018); “Zeitspuren”, Centre d´art Pasquart, Biel/Bienne (2018), “Shame”, Künstlerhaus Bremen (2018); “Survival Kit 9”, LCCA – Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga (2017); “MOSTYN Open 20”, Llandudno, Wales (2017); “9th Norwegian Sculpture Biennial”, Vigeland Museum, Oslo (2017); “Body Luggage – Migration of Gestures”, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (2017) and “The reluctant narrator”, Museo Berardo, Lisbon (2015).

Gernot Wieland is currently developing new works for solo exhibitions at Salzburger Kunstverein(2020), Kunsthalle St. Gallen (2020) and Quartzstudio, Turin (2020).

He was recently awarded with the EMAF Media Art Award of the German Film Critics at EMAF, Osnabrück (2019) and with the Award of the 20th edition of MOSTYN Open, Llandudno (2017).

Gernot Wieland lives and works in Berlin.

Wir freuen uns Euch zu sehen | we are looking forward to seeing you
Herzliche Grüße | best regards
Ivo Wessel, Olaf Stüber

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