Shortstories Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
April 3—25, 2008

Shortstories Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Gloria, 2008 (left) HD film, color, stereo sound Duration: 5:00 minutes The film is set in a park in Rio de Janeiro, designed in the style of French garden architecture with fountains, statues and benches. The subtitled narration imagines a possible film sequence that could be realised in the park depicting Oscar Niemeyer and Manuel de Oliveira sitting together on one of the benches. Taipei, 2000 / 2006 (right) HD video, 16 / 9 color, sound (multilingual subtitles) Duration: 9 minutes The film takes place in a public park in the Taiwanese metropolis Taipei. The open-air theatre of the park with its red benches was the location of the last scene of Tsai Ming-Liang’s 1995 film "Vive l'amour." This marks the starting point of the artist's observations of this urban location, as it begins to rain heavily. Photo © Carsten Eisfeld

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'having been a prisonner of literature for two years or more, captured in a triangle formed by enrique vila-matas, roberto bolaño and w.g. sebald, three children of robert walser and j.l borges, it is impossible for me to present anything else here than three short stories which can be seen or read in any order' Esther Schipper is pleased to present three films by the artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. For the exhibition, the entire architecture of...
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