Series of Performative Multi-Channel Video Installations
'The dramatic production is understood to be a performance of 'Twelve O’Clock in London: Austria/Autriche' as a manifestation of reality, which indicates factual events, namely that meteorologists across the world release weather balloons into the air every day on the dot of twelve noon and every night at midnight (London time). With her performance the artist managed to translate the conceptual into another reality and did so in an artistic act. The title of the performance, and the performance itself, plays with the genre of the Eurovision Song Contest and turns it into a contest of nations. One could speak of a twist or a change to the unavoidable fact that it could come to this conceptualization of reality. In the performance, she uses the scientific material as a backdrop, i.e., a foundation for the performance and, in the end, for the exhibition. Brudermann reduces ad absurdum the performance that draws on a thematic substructure, the meteorological act, and shifts it to a conceptual domain. In the end, the meteorological act serves as an earnest accompaniment to a long-term project, whose significance goes much further than an aesthetic event. Its fascination lies much more in a political, people-uniting aspect that takes place every day and even twice daily without most people ever being aware of it. So Brudermann carries on a flip-flop game with art, politics, science and nature and not only opens our eyes to the absurdity of many a specialized scientific activity, but also to its significance. What Nin Brudermann calls into question is reality as we see it.' Anna Karina Hofbauer, curator
TWELVE O'CLOCK IN LONDON: AUSTRIA/AUTRICHE, excerpts exhibition catalog © Nurnberg 2012, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Nin Brudermann, Verlag fur moderne Kunst Nuernberg and the authors / All Rights reserved. Printed in Austria ISBN 978-3-86984-363-6. Distributed outside Europe D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, NY. Distributed in the United Kingdom Cornerhouse Publications
TWELVE O'CLOCK IN LONDON: AUSTRIA/AUTRICHE: Mixed Media performative Multi-Channel Video Installation, Kunstraum Dornbirn (A) June 22, 2012 - August 19, 2012, camera: Hansjoerg Kapeller, performer: Christine Bock, theremin: Dorit Chrysler. This exhibition was made possible through the collaboration of the member countries of the WMO, with warm thanks to the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics Austria and the generous support of Infocus Technologies. ‘Twelve O’Clock in London’ is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts with funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Greenwall Foundation New York. Additional funding has been provided by The Australian Antarctic Division Fellowship for the Arts; Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Österreich; Météo France, TAAF; Direction Régionale Administrative des Affaires Culturelles, Paris; LE FANAL, Réunion; Ministero della Difesa, Repubblica Italiana – Servicio Meteorologica; La Biennale di Venezia; Italian Air Force – ReSMA; Makrolab; Commune di Venezia; 4th Floor, New York; The Norwegian Meteorological Institute; The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces; NoMad, Geneva; Victoria Hall, Geneva; World Meteorological Organization, Geneva.
TWELVE O'CLOCK IN LONDON: AUSTRIA/AUTRICHE: REGIONALE XII 2012
TWELVE O'CLOCK IN LONDON: AUSTRIA/AUTRICHE: Mixed Media performative Installation, REGIONALE XII (A) June 24, 2012 - July 21, 2012. photo: Nikola Milatovic