Ben Pointeker is one of our local artists currently using a
studio space offered by studio das weisse haus.
“My work mostly starts out from between film and photography while
engaged with poetics, patterns and structure of narrative cinema, the
notion of time. In the past years my work explored time in the form of
an hybrid of photography and film that – by confronting their different
time concepts – brings forth a ‘depth of movement’. Essential to it is a
tension between the depth of time (as something stable) and the
glimpse of a moment, the impossible grasp-ability of time.
I often work with landscapes that do not refer to a concrete site but
to the idea of a space. I isolate a scene from its narrative surroundings
and try to create a distance to the associations it contains –
I am interested in the resulting gap, and turn it into an active element.
I am interested in the reality of an inner space that might open up –
in the form of an affective gap.”
Born in Höfen. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
2003 – 2005 Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam
1996 – 2001 University of Applied Arts Vienna
After studies at Piet Zwart I lived for several years in the Netherlands
where I was shortlisted for the Prix de Rome 2011; worked as artist in
residence in Shanghai 2013, at WIELS in Brussels 2012, and at the
Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo 2008. Many exhibitions and
festival participations around the world (e.g. Kunstpavillon Innsbruck,
Filmmuseum Amsterdam, Secession Vienna, Smart Project Space
Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam, Austrian Cultural Forum
New York, Biennial of Moving Images Geneva) and some awards
(e.g. Emerging Artist Award Tyrol, Kunststücke-Award at Diagonale).
Ben Pointeker, . ….. .:.:…:::ccccoCCoooo:: , title still, 2007