Clemens von Wedemeyer

Born in Göttingen, Germany, lives in Berlin. His films and video installations have been shown in numerous international exhibitions and film festivals, including: Kunsthalle Hamburg (2016); Forum Expanded, Berlin (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2015); Braunschweiger Kunstverein (2014); Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rom (2013); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012).

Artist of the B3 Exhibition ON DESIRE

Against Death, 2009
Single-channel video, 35mm, film transferred to HD video, 9 min
Courtesy: Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris

An explorer is seen telling his anthropologist friend about a ritual he undertook with a previously uncontacted group in the jungle, granting him immortality. The friend does not believe him. The scene concludes with the explorer demonstrating his inability to die, and then seamlessly loops back to the beginning. Like the endlessly repeating film, the explorer is frozen in a loop outside real time due to his immortal status.

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