Felix S. Huber Florian Wüst re:site montréal
Opening Saturday May 28 at 5 pm
In residence from April 25 to June 9, 2005
This exhibition is supported by Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland.
re:site montréal appropriates the idea of everyday life as a film narrative. To a large extent determined by cinema, media and political spectacle, we perceive and understand the world through the eyes of cultural memory and collective imaginaries.
Produced during the residency, re:site montréal broadcasts live video streams from a public site in the neighbourhood of OBORO through the Internet. These images and sounds are automatically mixed with prefabricated recordings and enacted scenes, both stored in a database, that match with and expand upon the situation at the site. The constantly changing audio-visual collage is played back in real time on a website and on monitors and speakers which are part of the temporary installation in public space.
The project also includes an exhibition in the main gallery of OBORO with artworks by Ulrike Feser, Andrea Geyer, Corinna Schnitt, Wolfgang Staehle and Unmovie (Axel Heide, onesandzeros, Philip Pocock, Gregor Stehle).
Born in Zurich, Felix S. Huber is an artist working with photography, video and 3D animation. His work has been shown internationally, including at the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg (Mönchengladbach, 1989), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (New York, 1994), documenta X (Kassel, 1997), ZKM–Zentrum für Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe, 2002), and Centre pour l’image contemporaine Saint-Gervais (Genève, 2003). He lives in Berlin.
Born in Munich, Florian Wüst is an artist, filmmaker and independent curator of experimental film and video art, living in Berlin and Rotterdam. He has exhibited in art institutions and curated for festivals such as Catalyst Arts (Belfast, 1997), Tent (Rotterdam, 2000), the 48th International Short Film Festival (Oberhausen, 2002), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt, 2004), and the 6th Werkleitz Biennale (Halle [Saale], 2004).