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Daniel von Sturmer, 30 sec, Australia, 2004. Digital Video

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Produced and Directed by: Daniel von Sturmer
Thanks: Meri Blazevski, Andy Thomson, Jana Blazevska
SBS Independent: Commissioning Editor: Glenys Rowe
ACMI: Executive Producer: Clare Stewart
ACMI: Production Manager: Philippa Campey
© Daniel von Sturmer

ARTV: produced with the assistance of ACMI and SBS Independent


Continuing from his 'Truth Effect' series, and the tradition of George Méliès, Daniel von Sturmer creates a miniature environment in which an everyday object behaves in unexpected ways.

Biography - Daniel von Sturmer

Born 1972 Auckland, lives and works in Melbourne.

Von Sturmer has an MFA from RMIT University, Melbourne. He received a Samstag Scholarship in 2002 and will show in the Biennale of Sydney in 2004. His work was included recently in NEW03, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2003; Reisefreiheit: Neue Kunst in Hamburg, Kunsthaus, Germany; and Face Up, Contemporary Art from Australia, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. His video works have screened widely in both international and local exhibitions including 25hrs, Barcelona; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; the Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Zealand; Project 304, Bangkok; Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne; and the Biennale of Sydney, 2002. Von Sturmer's video work has also screened on Salto television, Amsterdam, on De een minuten (The One Minutes).

Artist Statement - Daniel von Sturmer

'My work involves a range of media to experiment with the relationship between pictorial space and real space, expectation and perception. Recent video works have been initiated by questions concerning the apprehension of space and time, and the way in which video can render these malleable and elastic.

The illusory space of video is used in the work as a site in which to test propositions, and examine expectations of visual and physical experience. Focusing on the semblance of ordinary things, the videos assume a visual order where the process of seeing and believing can be played out, transforming the experience into a conscious interplay between viewer and viewed.'

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