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one artist / two films / one week

Film projections
gb agency
From February 2 to February 26, 2019


Time 1_Pia Rönicke
films presented:
Word for Forest (2018), Silva Depressa (2017)
Exhibition from February 2 to 8, 2019

Time 2_Mark Geffriaud
Films presented:
deux mille quinze (2016), FCTSSTRGRTHFCTN (2014)
Exhibition February 9 to 15, 2019

Time 3_Ryan Gander
Films presented:
Man on a bridge - A study of David Lange (2008), And you will be Changed - Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014)
Exhibition from February 16 to 26, 2019

Pia Rönicke
Partial view of show, 2019

Word For Forest, 2018, video, 22.30 min, sound

Word for Forest was filmed in The Botanical Garden Copenhagen, Santiago Comaltepec, Sierra Norte de Oaxaca In collaboration with Parallel /// Oaxaca Oliver Martínez Kandt
Filmed by Matilda Mester and Pia Rönicke
Colorgrading Matilda Mester
Re-recording mixer Jochen Jezussek
Assistance Felipe Hernández Bruno Varela Fernando Guadarrama

A film by Pia Rönicke
Supported by Danish Arts Foundation

Pia Rönicke
Partial view of show, 2019

Word For Forest, 2018, video, 22.30 min, sound

Word for Forest was filmed in The Botanical Garden Copenhagen, Santiago Comaltepec, Sierra Norte de Oaxaca In collaboration with Parallel /// Oaxaca Oliver Martínez Kandt
Filmed by Matilda Mester and Pia Rönicke
Colorgrading Matilda Mester
Re-recording mixer Jochen Jezussek
Assistance Felipe Hernández Bruno Varela Fernando Guadarrama

A film by Pia Rönicke
Supported by Danish Arts Foundation

Pia Rönicke\
Partial view of show, 2019

Silva Depressa, 2017, animation, 3.51 min, sound

The Cloud Document, a sculptural and filmic exhibition is the result of an artistic journey through botanical collections, investigating the colonial history of collecting and reflecting on archive material as the source of new narratives.The Cloud Document is based on an expedition to Mexico between 1841-1843, during which the Danish botanist Frederik Liebmann collected over 50.000 plant specimens.

In 2016 Pia Rönicke went to Mexico with two Mexican botanists, collecting and documenting some of the same plants. The specimen they collected are now housed in herbariums in both Copenhague and Mexico. The Cloud Document includes collected material on herbarium pages, animations of Liebmann’s lithographs from 1845, and visualizations of the DNA registration of more recent scientific researches.

Questions are posed regarding the practice of collecting itself and the consequences linked to botanical systemisation. Different formats of representation are utilized in this work and examine how image making is implemented in the conception and distribution of plant material. The Cloud Document also delves into the actuality of plant life and how biodiversity is intertwined with land rights and political struggle.

Pia Rönicke\
Untitled, 2019

Barcode, 2017, animation, 1.30 min, silent

The Cloud Document, a sculptural and filmic exhibition is the result of an artistic journey through botanical collections, investigating the colonial history of collecting and reflecting on archive material as the source of new narratives. The Cloud Document is based on an expedition to Mexico between 1841-1843, during which the Danish botanist Frederik Liebmann collected over 50.000 plant specimens.

In 2016 Pia Rönicke went to Mexico with two Mexican botanists, collecting and documenting some of the same plants. The specimen they collected are now housed in herbariums in both Copenhague and Mexico. The Cloud Document includes collected material on herbarium pages, animations of Liebmann’s lithographs from 1845, and visualizations of the DNA registration of more recent scientific researches.

Questions are posed regarding the practice of collecting itself and the consequences linked to botanical systemisation. Different formats of representation are utilized in this work and examine how image making is implemented in the conception and distribution of plant material. The Cloud Document also delves into the actuality of plant life and how biodiversity is intertwined with land rights and political struggle.

Pia Rönicke
partial view of show, 2019

Mark Geffriaud
two thousand fifteen, 2016

HD video, color, sound

Duration 29 minutes
Edition of 2 (+ 1 A.P.)

Film of a ‘portrait’ of Piedras Cansadas (tired stones) at scale 1:1 projected with a motorized shutter (a revolution every 30 minutes) fixed on the video projector.
Common and separate voice over (French or English) of 22 mins.

Mark Geffriaud
Untitled, 2016

HD video, color, sound

Duration 29 minutes
Edition of 2 (+ 1 E.A.)

Mark Geffriaud
FCTSSTRNGRTHNFCTN, 2014

HD Video, silent

Duration 10 minutes
Edition of 3 (+ 1 A.P.)

FCTSSTRNGRTHNFCTN (2014) is a single-channel video installation that features an animated spinning dollar coin. Flashing like a lighthouse beacon as its lens rotates, this image is projected within an enclosed space onto a small tinted glass “window.” As light appears only intermittently, viewers may also momentarily see their own reflection or through the window to an inaccessible subterranean area, inciting a phenomenological shift in their perception in relation to the wider space beyond.

The title of the work is derived from the encrypted phrase “fact is stranger than fiction,” demonstrating that although vowels are removed, the phrase remains intelligible. Departing from this idea, scientist Claude Shannon, a mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer who worked at Bell Labs, developed a method whereby transmitted information could be even further compressed into code without losing content, i.e. into “bits” (binary digits) much like a coin toss of heads or tails determines a choice between two possibilities. Shannon is commonly known as the “father of information theory’’.

Mark Geffriaud
FCTSSTRNGRTHNFCTN, 2014

HD video, silent

Duration 10 minutes
Edition of 3 (+ 1 E.A.)

FCTSSTRNGRTHNFCTN (2014) is a single-channel video installation that features an animated spinning dollar coin. Flashing like a lighthouse beacon as its lens rotates, this image is projected within an enclosed space onto a small tinted glass “window.” As light appears only intermittently, viewers may also momentarily see their own reflection or through the window to an inaccessible subterranean area, inciting a phenomenological shift in their perception in relation to the wider space beyond.

The title of the work is derived from the encrypted phrase “fact is stranger than fiction,” demonstrating that although vowels are removed, the phrase remains intelligible. Departing from this idea, scientist Claude Shannon, a mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer who worked at Bell Labs, developed a method whereby transmitted information could be even further compressed into code without losing content, i.e. into “bits” (binary digits) much like a coin toss of heads or tails determines a choice between two possibilities. Shannon is commonly known as the “father of information theory’’.

Ryan Gander
Man on a bridge - (A study of David Lange)

Digital video transferred from 16 mm film

Duration 16.27 mn
Edition of 3 (+ 1 E.P.)

Man on a bridge - (A study of David Lange) (2008) is a digital video transferred from 16 mm film shows a number of slightly differing takes of the same short sequence: A man walks over a bridge and seems to notice something over the railing to his left hand side. As he moves in for a closer inspection, the film cuts, which is then followed by another take of the same shot.

Ryan Gander
Man on a bridge - (A study of David Lange), 2008

Digital video transferred from 16 mm film

Duration 16’27’’
Edition 3 (+ 1 A.P.)

Man on a bridge - (A study of David Lange) (2008) is a digital video transferred from 16 mm film shows a number of slightly differing takes of the same short sequence: A man walks over a bridge and seems to notice something over the railing to his left hand side. As he moves in for a closer inspection, the film cuts, which is then followed by another take of the same shot.

Ryan Gander
And You Will be Changed (Centre Pompidou, Paris), 2014

Video, color, sound (French spoken, English subtitles)

Duration ca. 10 minutes
Edition of 3 (+ 2 A.P.)

And You Will be Changed (Centre Pompidou, Paris) (2014) follows curator Emma Lavigne around the empty Centre Pompidou as she presents the viewer with a tour of an empty space that had housed a now uninstalled Pierre Huyghe exhibition. The show is now imagined and told by Lavigne as if the artworks were still there.

Ryan Gander
And You Will be Changed (Centre Pompidou, Paris), 2014

Video, color, sound (French spoken, English subtitles)

Duration ca. 10 minutes
Edition of 3 (+ 2 A.P.)

And You Will be Changed (Centre Pompidou, Paris) (2014) follows curator Emma Lavigne around the empty Centre Pompidou as she presents the viewer with a tour of an empty space that had housed a now uninstalled Pierre Huyghe exhibition. The show is now imagined and told by Lavigne as if the artworks were still there.