#Video Art
THU-SUN / 13:50-15:00
2nd Floor

In 1858 the French photographer Nadar took the first photography from above, flying in a tethered balloon. For the first time the central perspective of the 15th century is questioned; the new perspective transforms the earth into an ornamental surface, all familiar reference points are barely identifiable. Johanna Reichs video „A Drone Painting | Black Square on White Ground” shows a green landscape from above. A drone camera records the black-clothed artist while painting a „black square on a white background”. The view from above creates a distance – the viewer can oversee everything. His eyes can scan the surfaces of the image taking a panoptic position. By the anachronistic act of painting, however, the artist disappears in front of the drone camera. In post digital times art can be the most powerful way of questioning our way of living and thinking.


Duration: 3’00”

Johanna Reich (DE)

Johanna Reich is a video artist working also in the fields of performance and photography. Johanna Reich received national and international awards and scholarships like the Nam June Paik Award, the Excellence Prize of the Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, the Media Art Award NRW and the Konrad-von-Soest Prize. She took part of several artist residencies Romania, the USA, Luxembourg and Spain.


Exhibitions (selection):Ornament and Obsession, Goethe Institut Paris, France  (2017) Till it’s gone, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey, (2016) Miami New Media Festival, Miami, USA (2015), Behind The Screen, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt am Main (2014), Per Speculum Me Video, Frankfurter Kunstverein (2013), Young Artists Project 2012, Daegu EXCO, Corea (2012), ARTE Video Night, FIAC Paris (2011), ¡Patria o Libertad!, Museum of Contemporary Canadia Art,Toronto (2011), Culture Shock: Video Interventions at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver, Canada, (2010), Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Russia (2010)