„broken time", 2011
by Johannes Gierlinger
Duration: April 1, 2017-April 26, 2017
das weisse haus presents the series VIDEO OF THE MONTH. Since November 2015 das weisse haus shows videos in parallel with the exhibitions in the exterior.
Like Jeanne d'Arc in front of the scaffold, clueless. Finally, a fight, they come to get her, the redeeming handshake. Out of the hands, on the hands, that’s how you can read broken time: because something is eliminated, combed, scratched and lovely caressed. Perhaps the velvet glove is the connecting through time. For an alliance it´s taken off. Something is sealed: memory and dream play off against each other, the best fighter will be adopted. And ultimately it burns to ashes, the famous story, it was all a dream. Maybe she was the boy that she kissed, at least she resembles him. The image section and traces on the material are covering the secret. Serious men come up to exterminate her. "Deform Your Dreams" as the only liberation.
Curated by Sylvia Stegbauer.
Johannes Gierlinger, broken time, 2011
Video, 16 mm transfer to HD, 1,37:1, Farbe, stereo, 1:00 min.
Johannes Gierlinger, born 1985 in Salzburg, Austria. He lives ans works in Vienna.
He studied Digital Media & Art in Salzburg, Istanbul and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He received several scholarship grants and awards, amongst others the Annual Grant for Film from the Federal State Government Salzburg, Birgit Jürgenssen Prize, Ö1 Talentscholarschip for Arts, Emanuel & Sofie Fohn-Grant, Docutiff Tirana Best Feature Award, Best Experimentalfilm at Backup Filmfestival Weimar. His films have been screened and exhibited at various filmfestivals and institutions like the CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Edinburgh Int. Filmfestival, Kassel Dokfest, L'Alternativa Barcelona, Diagonale Graz, Museum of Modern Art Vienna, Lebanese Biennale for Cinema and Arts, Doku.Arts Berlin Zeughauskino, Kino Palacio Nacional de las Artes Buenos Aires, Kunstforum Vienna and many more.