Version Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life
Speaker: Paul Wiersbinski
I studied video art with Mark Leckey and Douglas Gordon at the Städelschule in Frankfurt (Main) and currently live and work in Berlin.
My projects are conducted in between the lines of art, science and technology, touching discourses such as architecture, entomology or cybernetics and referring to the history of performance and video art, as well as utilizing notions of jest and improvisation. Often I construct technical prototypes, which are tried out by the public and go through various phases of continous development.
The result of my artistic process is presented in multiple forms and mediums, often taking the shape of complex sets and installations. I think in an increasingly complex world, interactive research is crucial to observe relevant contexts and that virtual campfires offer short moments of contemplation and solitude in a world obsessed with the reproduction of the self.
My work has been presented in intl. Exhibitions: “RECORD > AGAIN!”, ZKM Karlsruhe (2009), “Encore”, Museum of Modern Art Zollamt, Frankfurt am Main (2011), “The indifference of Wisdom”, NURTUREart New York City (2013), “Risk Society”, MOCA Taipei (2013), “Monitoring”, Docfest Kassel (2016) / festivals &screenings: “EJECT”, Ex-Teresa Mexico City (2010), SALT Beyoğlu Istanbul (2012), “DysTorpia“, Queens Art Museum New York (2012), Luminato Festival Toronto (2014) and received various prices and grands, such as support from Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin (2013).
Many of my works have been produced in international residency programs in connection to scientific topics, e.g. at CENART La Esmeralda, Mexico City (2010), Hotel Pro Forma Copenhagen (2013) or Goethe Institute Nanjing (2013) and I found these opportunities usually productive in developing new projects, which have been touring extensively in international festivals, galleries and museums.
I hold lectures and presentations: “Electronic Visualization and the Arts”, British Computer Society in London (2011), “Tracing Mobility”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2011), “Push your art” Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013), Club Transmediale Berlin (2014), “Art in the Age of Earthquakes” Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2016).