x galerí

Videoinstallation, dimensions variable

Duration: 26:21 min. / Format: 16:9 Full HD

1 Projection, Sound, Videoloop

‚x galerí’ is based on an interview series, which I executed during an artist in residency in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) with people who work behind the scenes of exhibition spaces. Every position was captured: From the pest control to the volunteering guest bookkeeper and from the assistant to the exhibition manager up to the founder of a gallery. The questionnaire incorporates the description of each participant; dreams and explanatory notes to improve the status quo of ‚x galerí’. It also lists the beside-jobs of each person and quotes the persons’ dream job and their general thoughts on improving working conditions within artistic field. The audio layer conglomerate all positions to one voice, who speaks about needed improvements and the actual condition of ‚x galerí’ and vocational and future desires.

 

The visual layer of ‚x galerí’ documents Sewon Art Space in Yogyakarta as placeholder. As if by an invisible hand the mobile architectural elements are moved through the empty space. ‚x galerí’ draws the attention of the viewer on mostly unseen labour behind successful exhibitions.

 

Credits:

Cinematography by Veronika Burger
Composition by Septian Dwi Cahyo

Vocals & production assistantance by Mutiabunga

 

Displayed at:

17th Festival Film Dokumenter, Jogjakarta (ID), 2018

BehindThe Terrain - Sketches On Imaginative Landscapes, Konganei Art Spot, Tokyo (JP) 2018

Blickle Archive Series #24 - Veronika Burger, Blickle Kino, 21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna (AT) 2017

Behind The Terrain - Sketches On Imaginative Landscapes, Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi (VN) 2017

Behind The Terrain - Sketches On Imaginative Landscapes, Studio Kalahan, Yogyakarta (ID) 2016

ALL CONTINUES AND NOTHING COLLAPSES, Sewon Art Space, Yogyakarta (ID) 2016 (Duo-show with Steph MIsa)

 

Video:

x galerí (Trailer, 2017) from Veronika Burger on Vimeo.