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Solo show: Lars Laumann (over)

10 October 2010 until 21 November 2010
  Lars Laumann
  Kunsthalle Winterthur

Kunsthalle Winterthur
Marktgasse 25
8400 Winterthur
Switzerland (city map)

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The source of many works by Lars Laumann (*1975 in Bronnoysund, lives and works in Berlin) are conspiratorial stories found on television, cinema or the internet. A variety of people, networks, situations and places serve as a kind of raw material that is re-constructed and re-contextualised into surprising new stories. The use of quotations and the sampling of various real and fictional facts result in artworks that offer more than just contemplation to the spectator; they also incite individual research. Laumann loves to generate an ambivalent empathy in the spectator; the stories in the videos clearly ask for individual judgment, but at the same time the feelings evoked towards the characters often oscillate between affirmation and repulsion. The artistís own point of view remains equivocal. Besides this very content-based approach, Laumann is also highly interested in the reflection about the media of film. This crucial interest is mirrored in the display of the exhibition, where different forms of medial representation are quoted: there is a VHS player with a television, a combination of a projection and a monitor, a mobile projection screen, an oversized plasmascreen and a cinematic setting. In reference to Laumannís show a vinyl edition has been produced together with the Nowegian art publisher Torpedo Press; it contains music from Laumannís video works, written by Swedish composer Dan Ola Persson.

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