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Hoax. The Archive II – The Fredou Files (2015)

The installation presents 3 videos (click here. hereand here) which contain remixed found Youtube-footage. This footage is made by amateurs which question the mainstream media presentation of the Ch-rlie H+bdo shootings in Paris. The installation explores, subverts, mocks and celebrates the creativeness of amateur video-makers who dare to counter images of our daily ultra-mediatized environment.

The installation Hoax. The Archive II – The Fredou Files (2015) displays on the floor a body under a winding sheet surrounded by red-white cordon tape. One video is about an Ipad-commercial which is sliced with amateur footage that claims the Ipad-commercial is containing a hidden message. The second video is about a getaway car. A third videois projected on the winding sheet and is about a melon and AK47 shots.

People are invited to add flowers, hotplates, teddybears, candles, bundles of pencils, et cetera to this installation.

The subtitle refers to the police officer (Helric Fredou) who was commissioned to investigate the shootings in Paris, and who allegedly committed suicide.

Material description

1 Ipad/flat-screen/projection (video a)

1 flat-screen/projection (video b)

1 projection (video c)

1 winding sheet with ‘body’

red-white cordon tape

candles

hotplates

flowers

little bundles of pencils

Installation view

installation view - Hoax. The Archive II

Video stills

still image video a 2 still image video a 7 still image video b 1  still image video c 2still image video c 3
Exhibited: ‘Hybrids’, Galerie Helder, June 6 – July 5, 2015, The Hague, The Netherlands

Galerie Helder Recommendation letter ‘Hybrids’

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Hoax. The Archive I – The Silverstein Files (2014)

Hoax The Archive I – The Silverstein Files (2014)

The installation presents two videos (click Hoax: The Archive I and Hoax: The Archive I ) which contain remixed found Youtube-footage. This footage is made by amateurs which question the mainstream media presentation of the 9/11 event in New York, which they claim has been a pretext for an enduring war. The installation explores, subverts and mocks and celebrates the creativeness of amateur video-makers who dare to counter images of our daily ultra-mediatized environment.

The subtitle refers to the owner of the Twin Towers who received billions of insurance money after 9/11.

The installation exists of videos on flat-screens facing the ground, hanging with four cables wrapped with cloth from the ceiling. The visitor of the exhibition needs to lie underneath these ‘twin towers’. On one screen is remixed found footage from the internet, on the other an orange veil loosely flapping which blocks the view but gives a soothing experience.

 

 

Installation view

Hoax: The Archive - gallery installation -

Video stills

still image video1 a still image video1 a 4 still image video1 a 8 still image video2 a still image video2 a 3

Material description

2 flatscreen TVs, approx. 80cm from the ground in juxtaposed position.

2 yoga mats

2 pillows

8 foam plates, or 2 cloths, approx. 4m in height

8 cables

video (a) Hoax: The Archive I

video (b) Hoax: The Archive I

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For the Útil 2013 Competition: Use Less + (2013)

Use less + (2013) by LCVS

Útil 2013

The Use Less + installation simply challenges everything, and the use of aesthetics in communication in particular. Although the installation might seem a bit old-fashioned in the smartphone + google glass age, it is nonetheless less functional. People can instantly use the installation for whatever they like, except for disconnecting the power cable. A video example of a body workout is projected on the table on the wall. If people want to use the installation in a more ‘constructive’ mental and social manner, they can surf the internet to search for a job, sign a petition in support of Ai Weiwei or against animal cruelty, et cetera. But people are also free to not use the installation, or to only aesthetically use it without any actual outcome. The content of the installation is thus always open for alteration.

use less installation view

Work description:

The installation Use Less + ( (2013) contains a random table, chair + chair, and computer with internet connection which people can use for free. A video (CLICK HERE) is projected on the table on the wall next to attached A4-papers.

A photo of the installation will appear on https://tifx.wordpress.com When people google the work they can see the installation in which they take part. During the Útil 2013 exhibition I will also shoot a little video of the installation and upload it, which then can be seen in the work itself on https://tifx.wordpress.com and the lcvonsukmeister Youtube-channel.

On the computer screen a collection of photo’s from newspapers and other material will run as screen saver, which of course is changeable by any other user of the installation.

A4-papers consist of articles/quotes from:

Bourdieu, Pierre & Haacke, Hans. Free Exchange. Stanford University Press 1995.

Diederichsen, Diederich. On (Surplus) Value in Art. Sternberg Press 2008

Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs, Verzoek verlagen maandbedrag studieschuld 2012.

Financial Stability Board. Update of group of global systemically important banks (G-SIBs). Basel, November 1, 2012.

Gielen, Pascal.  The Art Scene. An Ideal Production Unit for Economic Exploitation? Open 2009.

Holmes, Brian. ‘Liar’s poker. Representation of Politics/Politics of Representation.’ In: Springerin,1, 2003.

Morozov, Evgene. The Net Delusion. The Dark Side of Internet Freedom.  New York 2011.

Riding, Alan. ‘Slides and sunbathing: Art or entertainment?’ In: The International Herald Tribune,  Thursday November 2, 2006.

Saltz, Jerry. ‘Money, Insularity, and a Huge Controversy for the New Museum.’ In: New York Magazine, November 11, 2009.

Saltz, Jerry. ‘Art Moralists. Give the New Museum a break.’ In: New York Magazine, November 15, 2009.

Saltz, Jerry. ‘Saltz on Defending the New Museum.’ In: New York Magazine, November 16, 2009.

Sontag, Deborah & Pogrebin, Robin. ‘Some Object as Museum Shows Its Trustee’s Art.’ In: The New York Times, November 10, 2009.

Spam e-mail by mr. Mong Hoi, Tuesday December 27, 2011.

Stallabrass, Julian. Art Incorporated. Oxford University Press 2004.

Thompson, Don. The $12  Million Stuffed Shark. The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art. New York 2008.

Žižek, Slavoj. First as Tragedy, Then as Farce. London 2009.

Et cetera

Material description:
2 tables

2 chairs

1 laptop or PC connected to the internet and free of use

1 video projected on the wall

several A4-papers which I tape on the wall

 

 

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For the Transmediale 2012 Competition: At the Speed of Life (2012)

At the Speed of Life (2012) by LCVS                                                               Transmediale 2012

At the Speed of Life (2012) is a visual language game. It is a video installation which questions the overload of visual data in our information society. Umberto Eco has stated that to silence critique one was formerly being excluded from information, but that nowadays one is overloaded with information. Amidst all this data one cannot adequately filter crucial information anymore. In this way the dominant producers of the info overload leave one helpless alone. At the Speed of Life (2012) tries to anticipate on this. It explores whether speedily blended visual data can create new powerful singular images, which go beyond all former meanings and bear their own truths.

 

Work description:
Four videos (V1,V2V3,V4)  on monitor/projection next to each other. Duration of each sequence is 8.03min (click for here to view DVD 1 sequence    DVD 2 sequence  DVD 3 sequence  DVD 4 sequence). The sequences need to be looped

Material description:
4 (Acer X110 – ColorBoost) Beamers
4 (AEG 4550) DVD players
1 (Onkyo SKS-22X) Speaker set
4 DVD At the Speed of Life (2012) by LCVS

 

Installation view:

DVD 1 sequence     DVD 2 sequence        DVD 3 sequence   DVD 4 sequence

V1, V3, V2, V4         V2V4,V1V3            V3V1V4 V2         V4 V2V3V1

Duration of each sequence is 8.03min

(I gave each visual data mix a name, there are 12 mixes in total, 3 per video projection)

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For the Transmediale 2012 Competition: Untitled (2011)

Untitled (2011) by LCVS

Untitled (2011) is a video/slide show installation with a slide projection next to a video loop. The slides have been found at a garbage dump on the street in Amsterdam. The slides contain intimate footage of everyday life during the late 70s begin 80s in the Netherlands mixed with images of anonymous Dutch on holiday in France. Simultaneously the video loop shows the street scene at which the slides as objet trouvés have been collected.  The video also features some slides which become visible held against the light of the blue sky.

 

Work description:
A projection on the wall of the Untitled (2011) video which is next to the projection of 80 slides from a carousel slide projector. The duration of the DVD is 4.45min and needs to be looped. Click on the this Link to view the video.

 

Material description:
1 (Kodak Carousel S AV-2000) Slide projector
1 (Acer X110 – ColorBoost) Beamer
1 (AEG 4550) DVD player
1 (Onkyo SKS-22X) Speaker set
1 DVD Untitled (2011) by LCVS                                                4.45min
80 slides

 

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For the Transmediale 2012 Competition: Blue Dutch (2011)

Blue Dutch (2011) by LCVS

Blue Dutch (2011) is an art video. It is made while playing with simple editing techniques and subverting chronology.

The senseless text which accompanies the work is:

‘This work could also be titled ―a reconstruction of the objet trouvé in blue minor. Conversely, the video of the dead-end sea in perspective becomes, by means of optical effect, the extension of the sky and resembles a virtual passage to the beach. This sort of spatial installations engages nobody and generates additional symbolic but unnecessary and insuperable meaning.

 

Credits:
Art Director: ASW
Cinematographer: Lukisan Crazy
Associate Producer: Leopold Chrétien
Set Designer: L.C.V.S.
Sound Editor: La Claudication
Camera Operator: La Croupade
Music: Le Cyanate
Sea: Wadden
Island: T.
Prop: Blue
Location: T.
Location Details: Beach Pole 15
Date: August 11, 2011
Script Consultant: D. Dražić, 04 DEAD-End Blue, L00ks L1ke We’ve Been Here Befor3, Trieste Contemporanea 2010, p. 18.
FUCK SEX ! LOVE ART’

Work description:
A projection/monitor screening of the Blue Dutch (2011) video. The duration of the DVD is 1.17min and needs to be looped. Click on the this Link to view the video.

 

Material description:
1 (Acer X110 – ColorBoost) Beamer
1 (AEG 4550) DVD player
1 (Onkyo SKS-22X) Speaker set
1 DVD Blue Dutch (2011) by LCVS                                           1.17min

 

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For the Transmediale 2012 Competition: FVGP (2009-2011)

Friendly Video Graffiti Project  (2009 – 2011) by LCVS

For the FVGP I intervened into numerous exhibition spaces around the world (Basel, Jakarta, Istanbul, Vienna, London, Zurich, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Oslo, Berlin, San Francisco, Brussels, Yogyakarta, and New York) by illicitly taking a DVD of video art out of the DVD player and replacing it with my own DVD.  I did not steal nor break the original, but left it intact on top of the DVD player and only added mine to the exhibition. I briefly filmed my intervention in single shot take and then fled from the exhibition space. Thereupon I intervened into a next exhibition, again illicitly installed my DVD with the footage of the former intervention, taped it in single shot take and then fled. With each successful intervention that followed, all previous filmed interventions were projected in the exhibition space.

With my intervention I contemplate on video art as open platform, what are the ingredients which make video art actually video art? Can it contain more than one beforehand fixed image? Therefore I question the tactile space which is its social environment, the device which is its heart, and the disc which is its soul. For example, the soul: I question the concealed status of artistic images on a DVD disc. Is the DVD disc only recognized as a work of art if the images which it contains are visible and shown in the exhibition space? Or is it also a work of art if it is just a regular DVD disc that lays on the ground without its images being visible for the viewer? Who or what decides the ultimate status of a DVD as work of art; the curator, the artist, the visitor, or an anonymous DVD player?

At the OK.Video 5th Jakarta International Video Festival (October 6-17, 2011) I experimented for the first time with illicitly tagging three art videos using a USB-stick, yet the questions remain the same.

 

Work description:

‘Friendly Video Graffiti Project‘ (2009-2011), FVGP in short, can be shown as a 4-channel video installation. On each channel a different sequence of the FVGP video is running. In this way the viewer who is comparing the images on the 4 screens can grasp the concept behind FVGP immediately. The best effect is created with 4 beamers projecting 4 life-size images next to each other in a dark room with only 1 channel with sound through boxes. Otherwise 4 television screens next to each other will also do.

Material description:

4-channel video installation: 4 DVD players and 4 beamers (or 4 television screens), only 1 channel with sound through boxes.

 

Previous exhibited at:

The Saints of The New Age, art event in Istanbul, Turkey, June 20, 2012 @ The Saints of The New Age

OK.Video 5th Jakarta International Video Festival organized by ruangrupa, Jakarta, Indonesia,  October 6-17, 2011 @ OK.Video 5th Jakarta International Video Festival

SMart Multimedia Arts Festival, Grand Rapids (MI) United States of America, April 4-8, 2011
@ SMart Multimedia Arts Festival

 

List of intervened venues:

2009

Outlet // Independent Art Space (Outlet//İhraç Fazlasi Sanat)                  Istanbul, Turkey

Galeri Apel                                                                                          Istanbul, Turkey

BM Suma Contemporary Art Center                                                      Istanbul, Turkey

Whitechapel Gallery                                                                             London, England

Saatchi Gallery                                                                                               London, England

Saatchi Gallery                                                                                               London, England

Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art                                      London, England

Chelsea College of Art and Design University of the Arts London          London, England

MUMOK (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig)                             Vienna, Austria

MOYA (Museum of Young Art)                                                            Vienna, Austria

Künstlerhaus Wien                                                                               Vienna, Austria

Galerie ArtPoint / KulturKontakt                                                            Vienna, Austria

Kerstin Engholm Gallery                                                                      Vienna, Austria

Architekturzentrum Wien                                                                       Vienna, Austria

Architekturzentrum Wien                                                                       Vienna, Austria

Georg Kolbe Museum                                                                         Berlin, Germany

Daimler Contemporary                                                                         Berlin, Germany

Daimler Contemporary                                                                         Berlin, Germany

Daimler Contemporary                                                                         Berlin, Germany

Neues Problem                                                                                   Berlin, Germany

Galerie Schuster                                                                                  Berlin, Germany

Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart                                         Berlin, Germany

Tanas Berlin                                                                                        Berlin, Germany

Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien                                                         Berlin, Germany

[plug.in]                                                                                                          Basel, Switzerland

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel                                                     Basel, Switzerland

Kunsthalle Basel                                                                                 Basel, Switzerland

Shedhalle                                                                                           Zurich, Switzerland

Daros Exhibitions                                                                               Zurich, Switzerland

Les Complices                                                                                    Zurich, Switzerland

Outlet // Independent Art Space (Outlet//İhraç Fazlasi Sanat)                  Istanbul, Turkey

11th International İstanbul Biennial, Antrepo No. 3                                         Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

2010

àngels barcelona                                                                                 Barcelona, Spain

Galeria d’Art Estrany de la Mota                                                           Barcelona, Spain

Cemeti Art House (Rumah Seni Cemeti)                                    Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Museet for Samtidskunst Oslo (Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo)      Oslo, Norway

Kunstnernes Hus                                                                                 Oslo, Norway

Künstlerhaus Wien                                                                               Vienna, Austria

Gabriele Senn Galerie                                                                          Vienna, Austria

Freiraum Quartier21 International                                                          Vienna, Austria

Argos Centre for Art & Media                                                               Brussels, Belgium

2011

Brooklyn Museum                                                                               New York City, USA

SF MOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason                                                           San Francisco, USA

SF MOMA                                                                                          San Francisco, USA

The LAB                                                                                             San Francisco, USA

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts                                          San Francisco, USA

SMART Project Space                                                                         Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galeri Nasional                                                                                    Jakarta, Indonesia

CG Art Space                                                                                     Jakarta, Indonesia
Mon Décor                                                                                         Jakarta, Indonesia

Artsphere                                                                                            Jakarta, Indonesia
Japan Foundation                                                                               Jakarta, Indonesia

ruru Gallery                                                                                         Jakarta, Indonesia
d Gallerie                                                                                            Jakarta, Indonesia
Kineforum                                                                                           Jakarta, Indonesia
LINGGARseni                                                                                      Jakarta, Indonesia
diao.lo.gue Artspace                                                                           Jakarta, Indonesia

FVGP (2009-2011) duration:                                                                                        2.37hours

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