Part of Fall 2003
A co-presentation with the Goethe-Institut
Pleasure Dome and the Goethe-Institut are pleased to co-present an extensive collection of films, videos and photographs by the celebrated German artist Corinna Schnitt. From her earliest 16mm film, Hello Ms. Schnitt (SchÃ¶nen, guten Tag, 5:00 min., 1995) to the Canadian premiere of her recently completed video Next time (Das nÃ¤chste Mal, 6:00 min., 2003), Schnitt’s topographical landscapes trace a uniquely social and psychological terrain. Corinna Schnitt will introduce and discuss her film and video shorts that complement her photos and installations: the immaculate choreography of kids and traffic seen from a bird’s-eye view; the flapping of clean laundry spied from a secret vantage point across the urban way; sublime crane shots and even a musical number… Schnitt’s oeuvre is a compendium of zooms and tracking shots, which, along with her wryly amusing soundtracks, offer a unique perspective on the spaces through which we move.
“Schnitt makes pictures about social relationships. Not only her video works, but also her photographs follow a principle one might describe as a pseudo-narrative interpenetration of inner and outer. An inner world is clearly visible in these, or, more subtly said, thinkable; or a world of experience, which can be aligned with one’s own, thrusts itself into the picture. Outer is invariably transposed into inner.” (Gregor Jansen)
Corinna Schnitt’s photographs and video installations are presented in dialogue with a DVD installation by Atom Egoyan from his film The Adjuster and with photographs by Canadian photographer Geoffrey James. An opening reception at 5 pm precedes the 7:30 pm screening.