Clemens von Wedemeyer
DE, 2003, 10’, HD video proj., loop, sound
In Halle-Silberhöhe, an area of pre-fab blocks of flats in East Germany, blocks of flats are being torn down. The film addresses the mission of an urban-planning concept in the late modern era. The montage assembles the separate camera shots together to create a bleak setting, at the same time a comment on a technique used by Michelangelo Antonioni in his 1962 film L’eclisse.
Clemens von Wedemeyer was born in 1974 in Göttingen, Germany. He lives and works in Berlin. Between 1996 and 1998 he studies photography and media at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld. In 1998 he transfers to the HGB Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig and graduates from Astrid Kleins' class in 2002, followed by a master in 2005. In the same year he receives the Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse in Bremen. In 2006 he wins the German competition at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen as well as the Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff-Stipendium. Wedemeyer exhibits at the Moscow Biennial in 2005 and at the Berlin Biennial in 2006. In 2008 he participates in Skulptur Projekte Münster. Solo exhibitions include Kölnischer Kunstverein and MoMA PS1, New York, in 2006, the Barbican Art Centre London in 2009 and the Frankfurter Kunstverein in 2011. He participates in documenta 13 in 2012.