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Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller

This retrospective will provide an overview of the work of this avant-garde artistic duo that use found-footage techniques. Girardet and Müller make their films out of hundreds of fragments of Hollywood features, as well as scenes from independent films, commercials and academic film archives. Girardet and Müller’s film collages and palimpsests revolve around the themes of perception, identity, and memory. They will both be guests at the festival and will take part in public events.

Christoph Girardet (Langenhagen, Germany, 1966) studied Fine Arts at the Braunschweig School of Art. Since 1989 he produced video installations, since 1999 in collaboration with Matthias Müller. Solo exhibitions of his work have taken place at institutions such as the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna and the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York. He now lives and works in Hannover.

Matthias Müller (Bielefeld, Germany, 1961) studied Arts and German Literature at the Bielefeld University. He has been guest professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt and since 2003 he is professor for Experimental Film at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. As a curator, he organized several avant-garde film events, such as the Found Footage Film Festival.

In program:

I

Beacon, 2002, 15'

Locomotive, 2008, 20'30"

Phoenix Tapes (fragments), 1999, 21'45"

#4 Why Don't You Love Me? 8'30"

#5 Bedroom 7'45"

Manual, 2002, 9'30"

Cut, 2013, 13'

II

Play, 2003, 6'

Kristall, 2006, 15'

Mirror, 2003, 8'

Maybe Siam, 2009, 12'20"

Contre-jour, 2009, 11'

Meteor, 2011, 15'