VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

STUDY OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INNER AND OUTER SPACE

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A STUDY OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INNER AND OUTER SPACE

David Lamelas
GB, 1969
Shortfilms, 20min,

A STUDY OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INNER AND OUTER SPACE

David Lamelas
GB, 1969
Shortfilms, 20min,

Format: 
16 mm
Black/White

This program deals with the relationship between the inside and the outside. David Lamelas’ A Study of Relationships Between Inner and Outer Space, which has given the film series its name, compares the gallery with urban space, including their structures, meanings and utilisation. The art space is pried open, the world explored. A salt lake is the subject of Mono Lake: Nancy Holt published the film thirty years after Robert Smithson’s (The Spiral Jetty) death. Next, Ulay stages art robbery as a creative act: The restitution of the Spitzweg painting “The Poor Poet”, which had been stolen from the National Gallery, takes place in Berlin’s Künstlerhaus Bethanien art centre. On the other hand, Francis Alÿs sends a picture across the city in Walking a Painting and merges its fight between black and white with scenes of the LA riots. Finally, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwas recounts the black kitchen staff’s gazing at a black artist during a workshop at Tate Modern.