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Julia Weißenberg: Intangible Standard

Dortmunder U | 3rd Floor

Julia Weißenberg
Intangible Standard
HD-Video, 2016, 4:15 Min.

The video Intangible Standard consists of a mix of the artist’s own video footage recorded in front of a blue-screen and found video material, 3D clips and images, which the artist has woven into a dense collage. The visual material is presented on white background. In addition, pictures of a bodiless mouth reappear, reciting an extract from William Carlos Williams' Spring and All (1923). In her video Julia Weißenberg asks about the origin of the pictures, as one finds them a.o. in the advertising industry. The multiple duplications and deletions of the motifs point to the object-ness of these images as well as to their radical decontextualization. Their original meanings are partly completely erased - which is the prerequisite to become the perfect advertising surface. The video is part of the Installation Soft Company (2015) developed together with Mia Boysen.


Julia Weißenberg
*1982 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, lives and works in Cologne.

Education: 2012 Diploma with Honours, Academy of Media Arts Cologne; 2007-2012 Academy of Media Arts Cologne; 2005-2007 University of Applied Science Düsseldorf (communications design).

Awards/Scholarships (selection): 2016 Artist in Residence, Flaggfabrikken Center for Contemporary Art, Bergen, Norway; 2015 Artist in Residence, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, South Korea; 2014 Chargesheimer Scholarship (for Media Arts) of the City of Cologne.

Solo shows (selection): 2016 Matjö - Raum für junge Kunst, Cologne.

Group shows/screenings (selection): 2016 PAVILLON, Garden of Villa Romana, Florence, Italy; 62th Int'l Short Film Festival Oberhausen; Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Expanded Media Exhibition, Stuttgart; 2015 SOFT COMPANY, with Mia Boysen, Ackerstr. 24, Düsseldorf; Geumcheon Art Space, Seoul, South Korea. 2014 Monitoring, Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- & Videofest, Kassel; Marl Video Art Award, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl; New talents – Biennale, Cologne.