Darri Lorenzen ikono On Air Festival 2013
September 6 – 29, 2013
Commented screening Wednesday, 25 September, by films curated by Nadim Samman, produced for the ikono On Air Festival features a 30 min video by Darri Lorenzen especially made for this program.
During Berlin art fair
Studio/audience is a series of video portraits of artists at work, and in their workplaces. A creative blurring of the boundaries between documentation and performance, probing the construction and clichés of artistic identity, Studio/audience is television for the 21st century. Hans Namuth photographed Jackson Pollock at work. His images would do much to establish the painter’s public persona – smoking, pacing, without pretension. Despite their documentary form, the shots were as much a creation of Pollock’s myth as unmediated records of his process and subjectivity. In 1950, Namuth began to film Pollock in action. However, one winter’s day the project came to an abrupt conclusion, with each man accusing the other of being ‘phoney’. The staging and performance of the so-called creative act was at issue. As this episode demonstrates, the documentary genre of the artist at work in their studio has its conventions and fictionalizing strategies – which that can run counter to some conceptions of authenticity and identity.
This series of newly created videos for Ikono TV, curated by Nadim Samman, explores such tension between documentation and performance. Studio/audience is a series of video portraits of artists at work, and their workplaces. Seeking an equitable exchange between the camera, the artist and the audience, Samman has invited participants to direct the representation of their studio world. Only the following ques- tions serve as prompts: What is the most relevant way of looking at you workplace? Which details are important? What key perceptual/creative processes might a video capture and how? Studio/audience stretches the television format, questioning the representation of creative work and probing the construction and clichés of artistic identity today.
About the ikono On Air Festival 2013
For the first time in TV history an art festival takes place exclusively on TV, broadcast in over 30 countries.
This year fantastic improvements were made to bring ikonoTV to living rooms (or desks!) worldwide: LIVESTREAM made its debut on the 6th of September at 7 pm (German time), giving access to everyone to the ikono vast programming!
For three weeks, from the 6th to the 29th of September, the ikono On Air Festival presents contemporary perspectives on film, video art, and other time-based art forms: wherever you are, you can now connect to the festival official stream and become part of a global community of art lovers!
The daily program features artworks from established and emerging artists from all over the world and follows ikono’s vision of building a visual bridge between periods of time, various movements and disciplines throughout art history. Contemporary perspectives on filmmaking and other time-based art forms from the last decades are linked with ikono video clip highlights featuring art from antiquity to modern classics.
The ikono On Air Festival invites the audience to trace the perception of time within the arts, while the featured artworks challenge ideas of social space, everyday life and the possibilities of cultural communication.