Clemens von Wedemeyer Publication
‘Clemens von Wedemeyer shows us our habits of vision. He studies how images emerge, and above all how we perceive these images. His films are not just exciting essays, but also great cinema.’ Excerpt from ‘Testimony and Appearance’ by Axel Lapp
This 20pp publication created on the occasion of CIRCA Projects’ presentation of the first solo exhibition in the UK, outside of London, by the German artist Clemens von Wedemeyer, includes stills from von Wedemeyer’s works ‘From the opposite side’ and ‘Against Death’. Alongside these stills is a new text by Axel Lapp (Greenbox Berlin, Director MEWO Kunstahalle, Memmingen) in English and German examing von Wedemeyer’s works exploration of the rituals of cinema and documentary, and its use of looping narratives and dizzying repetition.
In January 2012 CIRCA Projects presented the first solo exhibition in the UK, outside of London, by the German artist Clemens von Wedemeyer. The celebrated work of von Wedemeyer is characterised by its exploration of the rituals of cinema and documentary, and by its use of looping narratives and dizzying repetition.
Against Death (2009) and From the opposite side (2007), represent the artist’s use of cinematic strategies and motifs in his attempt to draw together the relationship between the two languages of cinema and art. Emerging out of the artworks themselves, the concept for this exhibition format draws on the constantly revolving scenarios we see in von Wedemeyer’s films as they loop temporally, physically and narratively within a space, pushing the boundaries of the screen.