Tobias Dostal works to rid the film medium of the classic canvas by restaging the movie in a space with sculptural elements – rebuilt 16 mm projectors and projection screens made of wood or paper constructions, for example. Addressing the roots of the film and similar artistic approaches in the past is crucial to his work. After extensive experiments in a variety of media, formats and techniques and dealing with artistic approaches such as the “Expanded Cinema” and structural film and the history of film, he found his visual language through the use of celluloid film.
Tobias Dostal (born 1982 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany) studied drawing, film and skuplture at the Braunschweig Universitity of Arts. His Film installations have been shown in group exhibitions at the gallery of La Esmeralda, New Mexico; Kunstschaufenster am Hallenbad, Wolfsburg; End in Nation, Kapitelsaal, Bad Hersfeld; Films about being God, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin; Metamorphosen, Allgemeiner Konsumverein, Braunschweig and the Up and Coming Film Festival, Hannover.
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Residents from Germany
Güneş Terkol takes inspiration from her immediate surroundings, collecting materials and stories, which she weaves into her sewing pieces, videos, sketches and musical compositions. The protagonists of her narratives, humorously represented by Terkol in her work, are usually women adapting or refusing to adapt to the social and cultural transformations that affect contemporary Turkey. The act of sewing and using recycled fabrics becomes, in itself, an act of resistance which claims back a form of independent production and widens access to contemporary art.
Güneş Terkol’s recent and upcoming group exhibitions include Better Homes, Sculpture Center, New York, 2013; Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2013; Signs Taken in Wonder, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, 2013; Turkish Art Nice and Superb, TANAS, Berlin, 2012; Dreams On The River, OrganHaus, Chongqinq, 2011; Dream and Reality, Istanbul Modern, 2011; Destroy Istanbul, Galerie Neurotitan, Berlin, 2011; If the nature is heaven; the city is hell, Cer Modern, Ankara, 2011; White Out, Kunsthaus Erfurt, 2010; 2nd International Antakya Biennial, 2010; états d’âmes, ENSBA, Paris, 2010; Turkish Delight, Galerie Mycroft, Paris, 2009; Unfair Provacation, Hafriyat, İstanbul, 2009; Truths and Mirages, NLA, Sofia, 2008; Connect the Dots, Fargfabriken, Stockholm, 2008; and Sobe, Bilsar Building, Istanbul, 2007. As part of the artist collective Ha Za Vu Zu, she has participated in X Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, 2009; 10th Lyon Biennial, 2009; Kaserne, Basel, 2008; Mercy, Liverpool, 2008; Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, 2008; Triennale Bovisa, Milan, 2008; Lokaal01, Antwerp, 2008; 10th Istanbul Biennial, 2007. Recent solo shows include The Main Forces That Stir Up Action, NON, 2012; They were trying to climb against the current, NON, Istanbul, 2010; and No Ceremony for Transition, Apartment Project, Istanbul, 2008.
Residents from Turkey
Bernard Williams embraces a range of formats for the expression of his interests and concerns. The artist investigates the complexities of American history and culture through painting, sculpture, and installation. Within these broad arenas, the work seeks a kind of open-ended dialogue, addressing identity, flattening hierarchies, and questioning who we are collectively. Risk, adventure, conquest, personal status, privilege, and mechanical development are some of the thematic concepts which are pushed into form.
Bernard Williams (born 1964) is a native of Chicago. He holds a BFA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MFA from Northwestern University. He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Williams has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed numerous residencies around the United States. In 2009, a large temporary outdoor sculpture was mounted at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. In 2013, Williams designed and installed two large temporary outdoor sculptures at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis. A permanent steel sculpture is currently under installation in Chicago.