Michel Klöfkorn on Caszuidas Giant Screen, Amsterdam.

For the fourth consecutive year, Videospread is a contributor to Caszuidas Giant Outdoor screen – Moving Images in Public Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Our second solo show will showcase two animations by Michel Klöfkorn.

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-Text by Sarah Carrière-Chardon-

Michel Klöfkorn presents two of his most recent creations for us to discover on Amsterdam’s Caszuidas outdoor screen. Liquid Paper and n.n have in common the stop motion technique, a sequential time capture, which Klöfkorn engages in a process that seemingly nothing can stop.

Liquid Paper

It is an abundance of images, magazines, the omnipresence of medias. As the pages flip; motion, colour, flow of visual information, all at the heart of the pages, suddenly reveal carved shapes evolving from square to star, to walking crane, to flying plane. By the tip of a cutter knife, a whole new world is set to life, in this forever moving work.

n.n

At first glance, Michel Klöfkorn seems to set a contemplative lookout on nature, but as we are caught by the soft and poetic rhythm of the landscape at dusk, a frenetic little army of hybrid beings take over and devastate everything on their way. Half robots, half giant ants, Michel Klöfkorn has cleverly made use of pigeon spikes usually found on building ledges. From his documentary experience, Michel has captured both the realistic postures of animals and a taste for precise framing that fluctuates between micro and macrocosm, video clip and advertising. His capacity for editing is as detailed as efficient.

At the limit of short-film, n.n was awarded the “German Competition” prize in 2009. Alternating views showing the time passing by, the sunlight fading, the ice melting, the clouds shuffling along the hills and the invasion of a new species, an apocalyptic horde destroying an outrageously technicized nature, thus marking the accession of Technology feeding on Mother Nature. This eschatology, -as aesthetical as it might be- this creation of destruction stages a world, which, over the years, has learned to live without humanity.