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Andreas Templin (DE) / “Sympathy for the devil”
2006 - 06:25 min

Andreas Templin (DE) / “Sympathy for the devil” - 2006 - 06:25 min

.: Statement

“Sympathy for the devil” is a videoclip for the song of the Rolling Stones reissuing the thematics raised by the song in the present. All footage for this videoworkis found and taken from the web. The web takes the parallel function of “Pandora's box” and a “catalogue of human obsession” for this videowork. This term first issued by Duchamp, ment in a sense of “designing a catalogue, which could display and fulfil any known human obsession”) is the leitmotif for this videowork, which can both be shown in screenings or as a single work (looped). A work about human desire and the contemporary image semantics, an international story told with images trying to grasp into the time “after the end of history” (Fukuyama)

My work is often built around mainstream idioms- formally, visually and contextually.
It is acting from a post-productive atmosphere of art-production and attempts on impulsive use of wide ranging styles and gestures.
Taking a creative-direction approach which implements all media and ways of expression (by principle) and is rather guided by a critical idea-based process with a rhetorical ending embedded in the finished artwork/ exhibition seems to me very interesting. It is, from a formal point of view in some tradition with conceptual art, but is also nurtured from “the idea of the perfect surface” as well as irony and humor becoming weapons in the artistic process.
I am trying in my work to grasp into the domains of schizoidity, doubleness and irrationality, the shuffles and interplays these domains are able to stage, accompanied by a doubtfulness about methods and approaches that attempt to be very canonical by means of formal or contextual issues.
In traditional means, the rhetorical issues have come to a dissociative end as we all know and experience. That, for instance there is always the possibility to swap sides by means of interpreting and re-interpreting facts in a discourse is a strange development.
This is of course influencing the discourse happening in the visual arts as well.
As I do not see the necessity for a work of art to take sides I “treat the content democratically: there is a matter of interpretation, but the implemented domains are not being directed to a certain outcome – to reformulate issues from and out of an artistic viewpoint in the sense of a democratic blueprint is my foremost intention.
-Andreas Templin

.: Biography

Born 1975 in Gunzenhausen (DE), lives and works in Berlin (DE).
Studies: 1997-99 Study of Visual Art, Department of Free Direction, Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (NL).

.: Selected Exhibitions

Gruesse aus dem Fernsehland, gallery berlintokyo Berlin, (single)
swimming tapes, videoart- broadcast PARK4DTV (www.park.nl) , Amsterdam, Berlin, Rotterdam
exhibition-project M.A.I.S. (www.mais-de.de) Cologne, (group/website)
Prix Nouvelles Images, Galerie Nouvelle Images, Den Haag, (group, on invitation of Jonas Ohlson)
Reich und berühmt -festival, Podewil Berlin, former Staatsbank of GDR, (group/catalogue)
visions on the day of German Reunion, participation in competition,
Landesverband Berliner Galerien e.V/ Partner für Berlin (group/ auction Ketterer)
rush, Wiensowski&Harbord, Berlin (single)
A Haunted House of Art, Outline-Institute Amsterdam, on invitation of Gabriel Lester (group/ website)
Junge Kunst 2002, Wilhelm-Hack Museum Ludwigshafen (group/catalogue)
Kunstraum Günter Braunsberg, Fürth, curated by Günter Braunsberg, Neues Museum Nürnberg, (single/ website))
Junge Kunst, Kunstverein Trier (group/website)
peace team, atelier asphyxia/ juliettes literatursalon Berlin (single/complementary publication in 2005 with Andreas L. Hofbauer )
March 26th - April 5th
Jianghu Mobile Video, Kumming, Yunnan Province, China.
April 24th - May 1st
"Monument for Donatella Versace" and "the 20th Century on visit in the 21st" on show at Version >05 "Invincible Desire" and in conjunction with "Art in the Park/ Art Chicago", Chicago, USA
May 6th
Screening of videoworks, Artists´ Television Access, San Fransisco, USA
May 7th
"stormscene", an installative work for the public space comissioned by the City Council of Nuremberg, Germany
1.07- 3.07.2005
"ASSO Summertime", Lyon/France
05.07- 18.09.
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles/France
22.07- 07.08.2005
Bayennale, Bay Area International Exhibition, San Fransisco/ USA
MAGISTRALE, Berlin/Germany
Safia Dickersbach (pr-director artfacts.net) presents Andreas Templins "Monument for Donatella Versace", Berlin/Germany
9th- 16th of October
Institute for New Media, Frankfurt/Main/Germany
October 18th- 27.October
"Artists at Viewing Club", an international groupshow with emerging and established artists, London/GB
11.11.- 27.11.
"RE-ESCAPE", an international groupshow with emerging and established artists, Hamburg/Germany

.: Recent and upcoming projects and exhibitions by Andreas Templin

04.02- 04.03.
VC “Viewing Club”, London/GB
“Schwarzwaldinstitut”, an interdisciplinary project night curated by
Martin G. Schmid, Ballhaus Ost theatre, Berlin/Germany
first pieces of "Andreas Templin plays Bach" presented by maksverlag/München, evenings held in Stuttgart (04.04.) and Tübingen (11.04.)
22. – 27. April 2006, Luminale 06, Frankfurt/Main Germany, in cooperation with LIC Hamburg and Heinrich Fiedeler Wiesbaden
exhibition of videoworks, 00130gallery, Helsinki Video Library, Helsinki/Finland
12th-15th of May PixelDance Festival Thessaloniki/Greece
19.06.-24.06. “crashed satellite”, installative work for the public space, winner of Concours Belluard Bollwerk
International, Fribourg/CH, with the kind support of the Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art and Canton Fribourg
25.06. Viewing Club Berlin, Lovelite, Berlin/Germany
30.06./ 01.07. Festival Summertime, Lyon/France
01.07. Parkgewusel, Machfeld, International Arts and Culture Society, Vienna/Austria
01.07.- 15.07. European Biennale of Contemporary Art Nimes/France
29.07.- 03.08. “crashed satellite” at Kunsthalle Interazioni, Locarno/CH
Andreas Templin in residence at Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin/Germany “crashed satellite” on show at Kunsthalle
Interazioni, Locarno/CH, on the occasion of the International Film Festival Locarno
Viewing Club sculpture show, co-organized by Andreas Templin, Vienna/Austria*
The Rider Project international survey show on nomadic art in public space curated by Michele Gambetta* (three shows in total), NY/USA
solo-presentation on the occasion of Artforum, Berlin/Germany*
Andreas Templin wins international competition for the realisation of a land-art piece combined with a residency at Paradise International Art Center Iran/ In cooperation with Museum of Contemporary Art Teheran*
last quarter 2006-2007
project with play gallery for still and motion pictures, Berlin/Germany*
groupshow, curated by curator Padraic Moore, Dublin/Republic of Ireland
* details to be announced

.: Activities/ publications/ recensions

development and realisation of nomadic dialogues (serie of interdisciplinary dialogues on contemporary culture) in
cooperation with HTV de Yjsberg, University of Amsterdam and S. Beijering/ Amsterdam
development and realisation of contemporary art- and exhibition project bUG
(www.dds.nl/bugsite) in cooperation with Sonja Beijering und Sebastiaan Duong
lectures on contemporary culture, free docent, Filosofisch Fakultaeit in collaboration with Robin Brouwer, University
of Amsterdam
“Tagestipp” , cultural pages, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin 09.02.2002
Rheinpfalz, 07.09.2002, Saarbrücker Zeitung, 09.09.2002, Leo, 05.09.2002
Brigitte Werneburg for die Tageszeitung, Berlin 27.02.2002
Günter Braunsberg, art-historian MA, Neues Museum Nürnberg
Catalogue Junge Kunst 2002, Wilhelm-Hack Museum Ludwigshafen
Andreas Templins digitales Werk, Dr. Paolo Sanvito, art-historian and curator Rome/Berlin, Virtual Library www.vlmuseen.
featured artworks, magazine ph, issue 2,
Russian National Center of Contemporary Art, Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
„endless downloads into the wooden lab“ Andrew Cannon, curator Mr Cannon Projekts Berlin
“second – hand experience”, Dr. Andreas L. Hofbauer, complementary publication to “stormscene”, Cultural Council
of the City of Nuremberg
“Monument for Donatella Versace”, Chicago Reader, Chicago USA, Lumpen/Chicago
Nürnberger Nachrichten 05.05.2005, Bild 07.05.2005, Woman, 07/2005, Sergej, 05/2005, Plärrer 05/2005


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