future past perfect pt.,03 Carlsten Nicolai

Courtesy:the Artist, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin, The Pace Gallery and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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4/25 10:00 ~ 4/26 18:00
West Walk
[Participation fee]
Conceived as the third part of the series under the name future past perfect, the short film introduces a narrative story that was inspired by a fascination for automation processes as well as his work on codes and grids that materialized in his record alva noto . unitxt in 2008. The series itself started in 2006 and is designed as a row of conceptually independent movies that document nicolai’s focus of interest of the respective year of origin and also builds up on the results of the movie(s) before. A quiet autumn night in Tokyo. A man stops his car at a shop front with a number of vending machines to get a last drink of tea on his way home. He inserts a coin, but instead of the usual procedure, the machine starts performing its own peculiar performance...
actor: kyusaku shimada, sound: alva noto, voice: anne-james chaton, director: carsten Nicolai, 2nd director: simon mayer, music: alva noto . unitxt u_08-1, taken from alva noto - unitxt (raster-noton 2008), duration: 03:43 min


Carsten Nicolai

Carsten Nicolaii was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany in 1965. Along side his activities as a contemporary artist, he works internationally in the electronica music scene under the name Alva Noto. His activities in Japan is long and is known for his collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Ryoji Ikeda. He has participated in Documenta 10 (1997, the 49th and 50th Venice Biennale (1999, 2001), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2003, 2012), the 4th Yokohama Triennale (2011) and has exhibited in large scale exhibitions at numerous museums in Europe and America. He was awarded the Grand Prize in the Art Division of the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2014.