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Benjamin Nuel: Hotel, 2012

Dortmunder U | 3rd Floor

The HMKV Video of the Month is a monthly series of screenings at Dortmunder U featuring recent video works by international artists. From 1 to 31 October 2014 HMKV is showing Benjamin Nuel’s film HOTEL (selected by Dr Inke Arns). It will run parallel to the exhibition Evil Clowns.

Benjamin Nuel

FR 2012, video, 80 min., produced by ARTE/lardlux

HOTEL describes the end of the world as an absurd comedy. Peace reigns between terrorists who have escaped from a computer game and the police. The policemen are spending their retirement in a strange hotel in the countryside supervised by a chicken. In want of a mission for the first time in their lives, they fight boredom playing, talking and philosophizing – while the world around them is falling to bits and pieces.

Benjamin Nuel (*1981), French film and video artist. He studied at the Art School of Strasbourg and at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains in Tourcoing. In his works, Nuel is adressing themes like utopia and survival as well as the wish to explore the space between codes and genres. His videos are characterized by a non-linear narrative, and integrate realtime 3D and video game code. His works have been presented at the Locarno Film Festival, the New Cinema Festival of Montreal and the Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin / Madrid. In 2013 he had a solo show at Kunstraum Baden (CH).

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HMKV Video of the Month
Benjamin Nuel
FR 2012, video, 80 min., produced by ARTE/lardlux

1 - 31 October 2014

Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV)
HMKV im Dortmunder U
44137 Dortmund

Selected by Dr Inke Arns

HMKV’s Video of the Month is presented on the 3rd floor of the Dortmunder U.

HMKV's Video of the Month is free of admission.

Currently on view at HMKV: Evil Clowns runs until 8 March 2015 (multiple-entry ticket).