These works have been acquired for distribution by Vtape within the last six months. Not all of the videos are necessarily new, as older works are sometimes brought into distribution.
Grounded in a research-based practice, Ursula Biemann creates video essays and texts that address the interconnection of politics and the environment across local, global, and planetary contexts. In her most recent work, Acoustic Ocean, Biemann combines scientific, personal, and phenomenological narrative in an… ⊕
Agora Phobia is a videotape assembled from downloaded images, accompanied by a musical drone and a series of voice-overs. The images are of public crime scenes, meteorological disasters, natural eruptions, and others. Many of the downloaded images have been further processed, suggesting paintings as much as manipulated… ⊕
2018, 26:36 minutes, colour
Performance with rubber boots, music stand, Darth Vader head pillow, small stool, photo of a plate of spaghetti clasped in a hair clip, photo of a pair of underwear filled with croissants, and clear plastic recycling bag. It features two recursive nods to gestures originally occurring in Baby Don't Understand (2012)
2018, 09:54 minutes, colour
Through a collage of found footage, reenactments, and digital manipulation, the intersection between queerness and age is explored through a reflection of youthful regrets.
2015, 11:00 minutes, colour
After a fight with her mother, a the young girl takes out her frustrations on her little brother by forcing him out sledding in the freezing dark past bedtime. She picks a fight with him, ties him to the sledge and pushes him off a steep hill. When the boy is is nowhere to be found the young girl feels deep sorrow and regret,… ⊕