Gabriel Shalom is a director, audiovisual artist and composer living and working in Berlin, Germany. His signature work takes the form of rhythmically edited audiovisual compositions (videomusic). Taking inspiration from musique concrète, he explores the hidden musicality of everyday objects, unusual handmade electro-acoustic instruments, and manipulation of traditional instruments. He understands video to be a fundamentally audiovisual medium and strives to create highly synaesthetic works. His five channel videomusical installation The Tosso Variations premiered in his solo exhibition at MU Eindhoven. He has written and spoken extensively on Hypercubism, his theory of object-oriented aesthetics. He has been commissioned by brands such as MINI, Sony and BMW Italy. He has been an artist in residence at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, ZKM Karlsruhe and the CAMP Festival in Stuttgart. He is a member of the 2012 class of the Art Directors Club Young Guns.
In addition to his audiovisual work, Gabriel is a director of experimental narratives. His video essays are meditative reflections on the zeitgeist, often influenced by his theory of aesthetics, Hypercubism. His company KS12, founded together with partner Patrizia Kommerell, is a creative studio for experimental storytelling. KS12 has been commissioned by various media arts festivals such as Transmediale (Berlin), STRP (Eindhoven), and NODE Forum for Digital Arts (Frankfurt), as well as companies and organizations such as Wieden + Kennedy, British Council, BOX 1824 and Meiré und Meiré.
HQ Videos to Gabriel's presented Works:
wash choose peel chop rinse: vimeo.com/19459499
Cosmopolitan Cyborg: vimeo.com/1460855
Object Oriented – Rafael: vimeo.com/26633020
The Tosso Variations 5: vimeo.com/56582903
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