During the past few years Fahrenholz has gained recognition for a style of digital cinema that merges an old school documentary ethic with the manipulations of contemporary image technologies. Inserting her camera into live social situations and institutional contexts, the artist constructs narratives with the real, using digital post-production to produce reconstructed documents. Her juxtaposition of pop culture references with intense human interactions creates an uneasy presence on screen and nods towards our interpersonal connections of the near future.
The talk will focus on Fahrenholz's New York films Implosion, an adaptation of a Kathy Acker script in a high rise condo near Ground Zero in Manhattan, Grand Openings Return of the Blogs, documenting a performance series of the collective Grand Openings at MoMA in 2011 and Ditch Plains, a futuristic disaster movie shot in Brooklyn at the time of Hurricane Sandy.
Loretta Fahrenholz lives in Berlin and New York. Recent films include: My Throat, My Air (2014); Ditch Plains (2013); Grand Openings Return of the Blogs (2012); Implosion (2011) and Haust (2010). Fahrenholz work has been shown at Galerie Buchholz, Cologne (2015); Reena Spaulings Fine Arts, New York (2013), The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (2014); 10th Shanghai Biennale (2014); Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, (2014), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2014); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2014); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2014); Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2014); Artists Space, New York (2013); Arnolfini, Bristol, United Kingdom (2013); Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (2012); and Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna (2012).
Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.