In close collaboration with the Berlin-based artist and his galleries, we are able to present a comprehensive survey of his oeuvre. In his films Clemens von Wedemeyer investigates notions like the viewer’s perceptions, focusing in particular on cinema as a space for thought, projection and production, and on the screen as an interface. His experimental works range between documentary and feature, between reality and fiction. Von Wedemeyer’s approach to dramatic composition and film theory in many cases includes references to the classics of film history, like Sergej Eisenstein, Andrej Tarkowskij, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Michelangelo Antonioni or Guy Debord.
Clemens von Wedemeyer (*1974 in Göttingen) lives and works in Berlin and Leipzig, where he began working as a professor for media art at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig) in 2013. Von Wedemeyer studied photography and media at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld and the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. He became known primarily through his contribution to documenta 13 (2012), a work documenting the turbulent history of the former Benedictine monastery of Breitenau, near Kassel. In the three-channel video installation Muster (Rushes 2011-2012), projected on three screens in a triangular formation, the different historical usages of the buildings as a monastery, prison, concentration camp and finally as a reformatory for girls were blended together as though in a journey through time.