Videoscreening: The Future of Art - A Video Diary

Erik Niedling Burial of the white man Courtesy of the artist

A public diary not only captures experiences, it often encourages its author to make his or her life more successful. Just as millions of people today document their lives more or less realistically in social networks to create an optimized version of themselves, Erik Niedling shows his attempts to advance Pyramid Mountain’s realization in a regular video diary as a way of spurring himself on and exploring the framework conditions through conversations and actions with sympathizers, critics and experts from the areas of art, politics, architecture and science. In the first episode, Niedling talks to writer and Pyramid Mountain conceiver Ingo Niermann about the events of their seven-year work on this project. Later on, Niedling and a group of sympathizers climb Kleiner Gleichberg, a mountain in Thuringia he has selected as Pyramid Mountain’s future location, to symbolically reinforce his claim to ownership. Niedling’s video project ties in with the web TV series The Future of Art (2010), in which Ingo Niermann and Niedling consult with key art world figures on how an artwork today can attain epochal importance. Niedling is presenting the first episodes of a new season of The Future of Art at HaL.

Fri, 24 Aug, 19.00h
24 Aug 2018

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