Oliver Pietsch

Oliver Pietsch

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Please join us this Sunday, March 18th, for the second presentation of CoWorker Projects' Sunday night video art series at Entwine (765 Washington Street) in the heart of the West Village. We will continue this week with works by Berlin-based artist Oliver Pietsch featuring his work "The Conquest of Happiness" among others. We will wrap up our Sunday night series in March with additional works by Pietsch including "The Shape of Things" and "Maybe Not" before moving to Tuesday nights in April with work by Nick Steindorf, Ferran Martin and Vlad Voloshin. Each of Oliver Pietsch's video works is an intense montage of both new and historic films. Pietsch combines widely recognized and obscure source material into complicated explorations of human emotions. By meticulously extracting short sequences of film footage from historic sources, Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries and independent cinema, Pietsch then combines the recycled edits with an accompanying soundtrack to reinterpret the original context and create a new narrative.

Born in Munich in 1972, Pietsch graduated from the Academy of Arts in Munich in 2003. His work has been included in numerous international exhibitions and festivals such as Under Influence at the Kunsthaus Dresden (2012), Artist + Artist,Rhode Contemporary, Copenhagen (2011), Featuring Cinema, Coreana Museum of Art, space*c, Seoul, Korea (2011), The Collective, Nettie Horn, London (2011), as well as the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Her(his)tory at the Museum of Cycladic Art (Athens), and the International Short Film Festival (Oberhausen). Further film festivals over the past years include Transmediale (Berlin), VideoEx (Zürich), INCAA (Buenos Aires), and the London Film Festival. His work has appeared in Dazed & Confused, Art.es., Sleek Magazine, Time Out New York, ART Magazine, Flash Art and Art Review.