» Launched in 2012, the Videoart at Midnight Editions series is a unique anthology of contemporary time-based media art (artists’ films and installations) with an ever-growing number of new significant works by established and emerging artists available for purchase to private and institutional collections. «
N° 25: Gernot Wieland — Ink in Milk
We are pleased to present Gernot Wieland’s Ink in Milk, the latest work by a very subtle and humorous artist.
Ink in Milk recently was shown at the Videonale.18 at Kunstmuseum Bonn and is currently presented at Quartz Studio in Torino, curated by Zasha Colah.
In twelve minutes, Austrian artist Gernot Wieland tells a deep and absurd story about the yearning for individual freedom and about collective compulsion to conform. With tragicomic childhood memories and reflections on life as a Kafkaesque short story, as well as childish pencil drawings, plasticine figures, metaphorical Super 8 film footage of staircase climbs, and mysterious crystal objects formed from wooden sticks, Wieland captivates our attention. Fact meets fiction; dynamic narrative meets poetic visual sequences and a hypnotic soundscape. In the conflation, a magical realism unfolds. [further information]