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Una SZEEMANN & Bohdan STEHLIK

Una SZEEMANN & Bohdan STEHLIK

Bereich: Bildende Kunst

A la recherche du temps perdu © Una Szeemann, Bohdan Stehlik

Unter dem Eisen des Mondes © Una Szeemann, Bohdan Stehlik

traces of solid silence © Una Szeemann, Bohdan Stehlik

traces of solid silence2 © Una Szeemann, Bohdan Stehlik

Mars Attacks! © Una Szeemann, Bohdan Stehlik

Bronenosets Potyomkin © Una Szeemann, Bohdan Stehlik

Terra Nullius 1 © Una Szeemann, Bohdan Stehlik

Terra Nullius_Corner © Una Szeemann, Bohdan Stehlik

Terra Nullius_Corner2 © Una Szeemann, Bohdan Stehlik

Key Facts

Nationalität

Schweiz

Bereich

Bildende Kunst

Wohnort

Zürich

Empfehlende Institution

freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL

Zeitraum

Februar 2013 - Februar 2013

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Una Szeemann)

2012  Assumption Over Matter Townhouse Zurich, Switzerland

2008 
White Nights Dark Dreams CAC Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Gallery Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2006 
Montewood Hollyverità Alexandre Pollazzon Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2005 
Kodama Gallery Tokyo, Japan
Haswellediger & Co. Gallery, New York, USA

Selected group shows


2012  
Double Feature Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Utopie Gesamtkunstwerk 21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
F G . F T Envoy Enterprises & NP Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA 

2011  
No Ever ACE Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Viel Lärm um Alles: Barockes in der zeitgenössischen Kunst Haus für Kunst Uri, Switzerland
Swiss Art Award Art Basel, Switzerland 
Merz World Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland
Inszenierungen und Andere Spiele Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland

2009 
EXPosition of mythology - ELectronic technology Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2008 
Decoder: Third Biennial for Video Art CAC Vilnius, Lithuania
Biennale Cuvée OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria

2007 
Vilnius is Blurring Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
Hamsterwheel Venice Biennale, Italy
Contour: Biennial for Video Art, Decoder Mechelen, Belgium
00s-The history of a decade that has not yet been named Lyon Biennial, France
Hamsterwheel Printemps de Septembre a Toulouse, France
Hamsterwheel  SantaMoniCA, Barcelona, Spain

2006 
Beat it Haswellediger & Co. Gallery, New York, USA 
Die Vergaenglichkeit des Schoenen Goerlitz, Germany
A Tale of Two Cities Busan Biennale, Korea

2005 
Baroque and Neobaroque The Hell of Beautiful Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Superstars Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Scene de Vie Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Transcontinental Nomadenoase Projects Art Basel Miami Beach, USA

2004 
Atelier Europa Munich Kunstverein, Germany
Samedi video Air de Paris Gallery, Paris, France
The Beauty of Failure, The Failure of Beauty Fondacion Miro’, Barcelona, Spain
Swiss Institute, New York, USA

2003 
Dream big, get out, go play Schindler House, Los Angeles, USA

2002 
Geld und Wert / Das letzte Tabu Expo ‘02 Biel, Switzerland 
Home Scenes Schindler House, Los Angeles, USA

2000 
Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany

1998 

Art Pace Stockholm, Sweden

Projektinfo

Terra Nullius
-working title-
Video, photographs, collages

The installation is built around a video projection showing the shadow on a pavement and wall of a flag slowly waving in the wind.
By just showing the shadow, one cannot discern what the flag stands for. The subtraction of identity leaves only the symbolic meaning of a flag, giving us the ground to speculate on undefined territories.
In this work, we venture into a personal exploration about the idea of no man’s lands, covering the span between a fictive land to the extrapolation of every day objects that could belong from everywhere to nowhere.

Dokumentation

Terra Nullius I

2013 – ongoing project
Video installation
Two video projections in B/W, loop 10:00 and 20:00, wood, weights

The slowly waving shadow of a flag on pavement and wall was filmed, and is projected on a wooden, L-shaped stage, resulting in a double break of the image. This double projection extends on the surrounding architecture of the exhibitions space.

As the flag’s shape distorts and shatters it’s own image by moving, completely deprived of identity, only the symbolic meaning is left. The shadow’s anonymity fills with the imagination of a flag-less land: a no man’s land.

Facing the flag setting is a wooden corner with a second video projection. The corner represents the core for injecting and ejecting imaginary visions.
The video shows an upside down landscape, where amorphous shapes appear intermittently and move in a stuttering pace until suddenly disappearing again. The black forms could be holes in the landscape or other dimensions overlaying the existing one.

If the shadow still has the recognizable appearance of a flag, with the invitation to imagine an undefined territory, the abstract black forms are a further progression to fill the projections with different possibilities of a Terra Nullius.

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