Aernout Mik••••

16. Feb - 15. Apr 07 / ended Camden Arts Centre

free

Exhibition | Film / Video | London


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Aernout Mik, Vacuum Room, 2005, Video installation, Co-produced with Argos, Brussels and Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine,Geneva. © the artist. Courtesy of carlier | gebauer, Berlin.

Aernout Mik, Vacuum Room, 2005, Video installation, Co-produced with Argos, Brussels and Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine,Geneva. © the artist. Courtesy of carlier | gebauer, Berlin.



Presenting four new films by renowned Dutch artist Aernout Mik focusing on the distribution of power. 'Raw Footage' (2006)uses previously unseen material from ITN's archives, 'Scapegoats' (2006) recalls the aftermath of responses to such recent disasters as the New Orleans floods, 'Training Ground' (2006) is a simulation of a police training arena and 'Vacuum Room' (2005) shows scenes from a political assembly disrupted by a group of young protestors. Intrigued by social dynamics and how people behave in groups, Mik manipulates the audience’s experience of the films by changing their physical relationships to the screens.


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Lago 

pretty shocking

by Lago 22.02.07 1:01
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... thought the projections (especially 'Scapegoats') quite haunting and somewhat brutal and oppressive - not necessary a feelgod show, though...

Oh, and check out
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-754746420952679093&q=Aernout+Mik&hl=en
to watch some bit of it and to learn iItalian ;)

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steelpen 

raw footage

by steelpen 07.03.07 11:19
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... the raw footage part was the best part of this show. Unaired original news footage, mainly from the Yugoslavian War. It's hard to distinguish it from the fictive work he usually does which makes it really creepy.

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