The (re)production of space

“The (re)production of space” on VisualcontainerTV
12 - 28 february 2009

“Henri Lefebvre asserted that any society produces a space of its own. Space is a social product, or rather a complex social environment – based upon values and the production of meanings – which involves space relationships and perception.

To film the urban space means to compare the movement of metropolitan structures and people with static architecture, silence with noise, emptiness with fullness, private space with public sharing; but it also means to superimpose images from the emotional memory, sensations and interpretations which do convert the real into mind landscapes.

The selected artists show several interpretations on the social space, that is to say of the urban space: a fragment of the real is set against abstract resolving, levels overlapping, graphic processing and staging. The video-works thus become procedures of action within the spatial triad enunciated by Lefebvre (i.e. the lived, perceived and imagined space): a way of understanding, dreaming and transforming.”

Patrizia Monzani

Patrizia Monzani has followed a cinematographic education and worked as a film director and editor. An author of several videopoems in collaboration with contemporary poets, she is currently involved in the videoart world, also as a curator following cooperations with LOOP festival and She is the starter of the Young Art project Gedanken-strich, for which she and Chiara Trivelli have published a magazine with the same title and curated relevant exhibitions.

Curatore: Patrizia Monzani

Kim Collner
Ho-yeol Ryu
Arne Fehmel
Pascal Fendrich - Bernd Härpfer
Beate Kunath
Martina Wolf
Daniel Urria
Ellen Bornkessel

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