Original version: 5min, HDV, 2013 by Isabella Gresser
Friedrich Nietzsches „Noon and Eternity“ in times of mass tourism and digital viewing habits. A young tourist is mirroring himself on his tablet PC at the beach while in the air above Nice, up to 49,000 passengers a day, longing for happiness. Down at the beach they can watch themselves flying over. An animated screenplay frames the setting for Nietzsche’s thoughts out of his late work written in Nice. As if the sky embodies a dystopian image of “the eternal return of the same”.
The low-tech animation contrasts the high-tech digital media through which we are viewing our world. The perception of Nietzsche and the perceptions as an artist and tourist mix together. Nietzsche's mystical affirmation under the sun turns in an observation of a post-apocalyptic scenery.
Festival Premiere: Festival Miden, International Video Art Festival Kalamata Greece, July 2013
- 6th Cairo Video Festival 2014, Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo Egypt
- AVIFF Art Film Festival Cannes France May 2014
- Kino B: Contemporary Cinema by Berlin-Based Artists, Aurora Picture Show Houston USA, Oct. 2013
with Guillaume Cailleau & Ben Russell, Harun Farocki, Isabella Gresser, Bernd Lützeler, Anna Marziano, Deborah S. Phillips, Michael Poetschko, and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané.
and at Wexner Art Center, Columbus Ohio , USA 2014
and at Uferstudios Berlin 2014
- MAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santa Fe with FIVA III screening in June, Santa Fe Argentina
- Internationale Kurz und Langfilm Videotage G.A.S.- station Berlin Germany
- Oslo Screen Festival, int. Video Art Festival, Filmens Hus Oslo Norway, March 2014
- Fonlad Digital Art Festival Portugal 2014
- Kino B: Contemporary Cinema by Berlin-Based Artists, Uferstudios Berlin Germany, Aug 2014
- Festival: Athens International Digital Film Festival, competition, Sept. 2013
- FIVA III, Festival International de Videoarte, Buenos Aires Argentina, Nov 2013
- Festival VideoBabel, Cusco Peru, Nov 2013
- 8th Audiovisual Arts Festival, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece with Festival Miden May 2014
- Tasmanian International Video Art Festival, Sawtooth , ARI Gallery’s Portal Space Sept. 2016
- Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma Washington USA
Exhibitions: - "Wedding Session" Philosophie Kongress "Denken im Modus der Kunst" und
Ausstellung Stattbad Wedding Berlin 2013
- "NATURtRÄUME landscapes & loneliness" Galerie ZeitZone Berlin 2013
Anfrage/ contact: isa.gressatgmx.de
Isabella Gresser is a visual artist living in Berlin since 1998. In addition to studies at the University of Fine Arts in Braunschweig with Marina Abramović, she has studied at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) as part of the Free Class. Her multilayered videos—in which distinctions between analog and digital technologies are foregrounded—encompass found-footage, drawings and photographs combined with literature. Main subjects in recent years have been Western and Eastern cultures, as well as sociology and philosophy referring to global tiredness and "Fatigue societies". She has been to residencies in Asian countries and her videos have screened at many international art and film festivals.