Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
I am a huge fan of video art, which I discovered in Tate Modern, where I saw Five Angels for the Millenium by Bill Viola. He is actually the pioneer of this art form and one of my favorite artists. And I have been lucky to see some of his work in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark.
Whenever I discover another video artist, I am always excited. This was also the case with Mika Rottenberg; seven of her videos can be seen in the M – Museum in Louvain. The title of my post is actually the title of her exhibition. The videos are spread all over the building, also in parts of the museum that are devoted to classical art. What an interesting contrast!
Rottenberg’s work tends to be surrealistic and humorous and often features female characters. It’s of course very difficult to make pictures of her videos, but I will link to a slideshow of stills of her videos in this exhibition: http://www.mleuven.be/en/contemporary-art/mika-rottenberg/slideshow/.
If you are interested in Bill Viola, check out this post: http://cosytravels.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/bill/.