Soloshow at Krupic Kersting || KUK Galerie in Cologne, Germany, showing work created together with filmmaker Nat Tafelmacher-Magnat.
Pixilated is on until August 4th 2018, at Krupic Kersting Galerie, An der Schanz 1a, 50735 Köln, DE.
Pixilation is the technique of animating real live actors in stop-motion. As such it is a highly performative as well as strenuous method. Every minute of film can take up to a full day of excruciating micro-movements to compile, requiring of the actor not just endurance but also an analytical awareness of the motions. The show centres around two video pieces made as a collaborative project between myself and filmmaker Nat Tafelmacher-Magnat. The Magician, the most recent fo the two films, consists of three parts and was finished just weeks before the opening. It features an original score composed and performed by contemporary jazz muscician Hada Benedito Mateo.
Apart from the two videos, a series of enlarged frames from the films will be exhibited as digital prints. Furthermore, some of the fantastical costumes used in the videos will also be shown. The costumes were made by a former Romanian art-fashion label Rozalb de Mura, and just like pixilation, they also defy reason and rationality in their inventive and highly impractical use of materials and designs.