MY BBY 8L3W
19 May – 27 May 2015
Cutesy collage of YouTube films in which women over-enthusiastically introduce us to their pets, declare their love for them, become increasingly intimate with them,…
Buck Fever is a collage of amateur recordings drawn from YouTube of hunters stalking then killing then celebrating their prey. The film captures the tension as the hunters close in on their target then the relief and elation after shooting the animal. Finally, the hunters are seen posing in front of the camera with their trophy as they express their feelings towards the animal and the hunt.
NEOZOON is a female art collective founded 2009 in Berlin and Paris. Their work focuses on the relationship between animals and humans, and how modern societies deal with both dead and living animals. Neozoon actions take place in public spaces: city streets, public institutions and the web. Their artistic mediums range from collage to installations and film. Recycling found footage is also a recurring element in their work, where the group often employs amateur videos from YouTube. Amongst others their work has been shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Internationale Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen, the ZKM in Karlsruhe, videonale.15 in Bonn and at the IFFR in Rotterdam. In Summer 2015 BUCK FEVER will be shown at Kunstwerke Berlin and currently the art collective is preparing a public space installation in Munich.
2010 “Das Manteltier”, 03:30 min., DV, colour, sound, with french and english subtitles
2011 “good boy – bad boy”, 03:14 min., digital file, colour, sound
2012 “buck fever”, 05:50 min., digital file, colour, sound
2013 “unboxing eden”, 04:54 min., digital file, colour, sound
2013 “big game”, 07:15 min., digital file, colour, sound, five track installation
2014 “MY BBY 8L3W”, 03:03 min., digital file, colour, sound
2015 “call of the other kind”, 03:50 min., digital file, colour, sound
2012 First Prize in the German Competition, European Unlimited Short Film Festival, Cologne (D)
2013 First Prize in the International Competition, 15th Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas, Paris (F)
2014 Best Experimental Short, Cannes Short Film Festival (F)
neonzoon at videonale.15 here.