ACFNY RECOMMENDS | EXHIBITION
COUPÉ INTERNATIONAL VOL. TWO
FRIDAY MAR 27 - SATURDAY APR 25
The concept of this exhibition project by Michael Strasser zeros in on the capability of getting to know two artistic positions from different backgrounds in a new and enriching way: through a curated juxtaposition. With Johann Lurf (lives in Vienna, Austria) and Gina Telaroli (lives in New York City, USA) two oeuvres meet, which communicate little with each other at first glance because of their different aesthetics.
Lurf’s films are often of a formal austerity and reduction, comparable to trends of the so-called structural film; Telaroli’s works are characterized by their accumulative approach, both in terms of the (often appropriated) source material and the multiple editing processes. What certainly unifies Lurf and Telaroli in their artistic approach, though, is their knowledge of technical contingencies and the possibilities of cinematic expressions, which both virtuously implement in their work. The use of found footage in this context can be seen as an indication of their reference to film history / ies and also for their awareness regarding the historicity of audiovisual media. Most of all, however, Lurf and Telaroli are unified in their preoccupation with film and their knowledge of the specific potentials of this art form, which shows in their self-referential, media reflexive practice.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Johann Lurf (born 1982) is one of the youngest representatives of the Austrian experimental
Gina Telaroli is a Cleveland, Ohio-rasied and currently NYC based filmmaker, visual essayist, critic, teacher, and manages the video archive at Sikelia Productions.
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