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Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case

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These Bogus Coronavirus Trackers Could Infect Your Computer

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Scenes From Last Week (2011)

https://vimeo.com/28664210!.?.!The work is a public art setup that utilizes video security electronic cameras and screens in 2 stores directly nearby from each other. In addition to showing the present road see the screens present the sight from seven previous days integrated to the existing minute, giving the passerby the opportunity to see the prompt history of where they are standing.

The work is presently on display at 218 and 225 14th St. between 8th as well as 7th roads in cooperation with Art in Odd Places, Rags-a-GoGo and 14th Street Framing Gallery. The job explores the tension between fear of security and also our love of being on camera.

IN THE LAND OF DROUGHT – A film by Julian Rosefeldt

https://vimeo.com/265368002!.?.!2015/2017. 1-channel film

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Colour, sound.
Shot on HD.
Facet proportion 2,35:1.
Loop, 43 minutes 15 sec.
Edition 6 + 2 ap.

A compressed version of Rosefeldt’s filmic analysis of Joseph Haydn’s The Creation and conceived for the Ruhrtriennale 2015, In the Land of Drought (2015/2017) challenges the partnership in between male and his effect on the world. Set to climatic sounds and also a pulsating hum, the 43-minute item looks back from a thought of future upon the post-Anthropocene: the after-effects of substantial human influence on Earth. A military of researchers appear to check out archeologically at the residues of civilisation after humanity has actually made itself extinct. Shot totally using a drone, Rosefeldt’s pictures float meditatively over the barren landscape and ruins. Indicating monitoring, the drone’s bird’s eye view eliminates human point of view with us onlookers fended off throughout.

Significantly, more figures dressed in white laboratory fits emerge to inspect the ruins of civilisation– which are in truth abandoned movie collections near the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The overall-clad bodies appear in raw contrast to the dull landscape, like alien site visitors who were maybe once acquainted with this ruined marsh.

Halfway through, the audience is transported to the comparably grim Ruhr area of Germany where the remains of industrialisation lie. The exact same ‘scientists’ prowl the deserted mining area, among the headframes and also coal-pits, wandering throughout lonely land prior to ultimately coming down upon an arena. As seen from the audience’s beautiful outlook, the amphitheatre appears like an eye, as well as its all-seeing capability is reflective of the panoptic airborne perspective. Hence, a discussion unravels between the two perspectives of control: the eye on the ground and also the drone’s eye overhead. As the steady hum livens to a weather rhythm, the figures draw close just to distribute once more. Reminiscent of cell department, the unifying aesthetics hint at a possible positive outlook in the middle of a dislocated world guy has actually created.

E. Lapper.

Exhibitions/ Catalogues.
— The Fall of the Stars: Julian Rosefeldt|Albrecht Dürer|Johannes Gerson, Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, March– August 2018.
— Julian Rosefeldt. Policy. Works 2005– 2017, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, September– December 2017.
— In the Land of Drought, König Galerie, Berlin, June– August 2017.
— The difference between sunup as well as sunset, Schloss Tüssling, Munich, June 2016.
— The Creation, Holland Festival, Amsterdam, June 2016.
— In the Land of Drought, Ruhrtriennale, Duisburg, August– September 2015.

Credit ratings.

Exec Producer: Wassili Zygouris.
Director of Photography: Christoph Krauss.
Postproduction Supervisor: Jan Schöningh.
Editor: Viktor Jakovleski.
Added Editor: Bobby Good.
Colorist: Jan Schöningh.
Sound Design: Fabian Schmidt, Julian Rosefeldt.