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Daniel Theiler

Daniel Theiler

area: Visual Arts, Film

Key Facts

nationality

Germany, Turkey

area

Visual Arts, Film

residence

Berlin

recommending institution

paraflows

time period

August 2022 - September 2022

Daniel Theiler is a German-Turkish visual artist, filmmaker and architect. He was a master student with Nina Fischer in Art and Media at the UdK Berlin. He studied art at Bauhaus University Weimar with Danica Dakić and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Master of Fine Arts) and architecture at TU Berlin, ETH Zurich and University of Strathclyde Glasgow (Dipl.-Ing.). Theiler's conceptual and site-specific art explores spaces and their embeddedness in historical and cultural contexts using analog and digital media ranging from video, photography, and sculpture to public interventions and websites, often resulting in hybrid works that combine different media. He humorously plays with conventions by reorganizing spatial, architectural, and social formations.
Theiler is particularly concerned with the themes of reconstruction and vision, status and inclusion. The relationship between utopia and social reality is a recurring theme in his work. Theiler's award-winning works have been shown internationally and are part of the Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. He lives and works in Berlin and Leipzig.

Project info

During the scholarship, Daniel Theiler will develop a video work that combines the promise of nuclear fusion with the concept of deus-ex-machina. Original sequences of deus-ex-machina moments from film and theater interweave with animations, images of nuclear fusion and fossil energy production. The work thus addresses in an abstract-artistic way both the potential of nuclear fusion and the problematic nature of the solutionism inherent in it, namely the promise of a future technical solution to today's problems. In addition, the work stages the contradictions of the subject matter through the contrast between the technical status quo and familiar deus ex machina moments.

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