Martin ARNOLD / installations / Brussels / 24 02 > 21 03 2006

From: Xavier Garcia Bardon (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 28 2006 - 03:41:13 PST

Feb 24 > March 21, 2006

Palais des Beaux-Arts / Centre for Fine Arts



*Silent Winds (2005) / Cloudy Insulin (2006)*


Over a number of films, Martin Arnold (Vienna, 1959) has established himself
as one of the most brilliant of today's experimental filmmakers. Arnold
first became known for his subversive manipulation of brief extracts from
Hollywood films from the 1930s to the 1950s, speeded up or slowed down in
order to reveal their ideological subtexts. Starting in 2002, Arnold made a
successful move to creating video installations in order to extend his
exploration of the hidden faces of cinema. The Kunsthalle in Vienna held the
first major exhibition of his installation work in 2003.

The two installations presented at the Centre for Fine Arts - *Silent
Winds*(2005) and
* Cloudy Insulin* (2006) - mark a turning point in Arnold's work: for the
first time, he uses images that he himself has filmed. These two works, the
first in his *Lessons and Lectures* cycle, present US students reciting
texts they have had to learn for their exams. Via simple interventions,
Arnold focuses his attention this time on language, articulation, and

Heir to the rich Austrian tradition of experimental cinema, and sharing the
preoccupations of contemporary artists, Arnold's work also bears witness to
the ever-expanding links between cinema and the visual arts. Martin Arnold
had taught at the University of Wisconsin, the San Francisco Art Institute,
the Frankfurt Academy of Fine Arts and Bard College. He currently lives and
works in Vienna and New York where he is a professor for cinema.

24 02 > 21 03 2006

10:00 > 18:00 / Thursday 10:00 > 21:00 / Closed on Monday

Free entry


Palais des Beaux-Arts / Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23

1000 Bruxelles

+ 32 (0)2 507 82 00


VALIE EXPORT / *Breaking the Frame. Extended Cinema* / lecture-screening /
29 03 2006 / 20:00

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