Oliver Pietsch

Oliver Pietsch

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Please join us this Sunday, March 11th, to celebrate the end of NYC art fair madness and for the inaugural presentation of CoWorker Projects' Sunday night video art series at Entwine (765 Washington Street) in the heart of the West Village. We will kick things off with works by Berlin-based artist Oliver Pietsch beginning with his newest works "Blood" and "From Here to Eternity." Each following Sunday night in March we will show additional works by Pietsch including "The Conquest of Happiness," "The Shape of Things" and "Maybe Not." 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), Cine Y Casi Cine at the Museo National Reina Sofia (Madrid, 2007), 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 three years include Transmediale (Berlin), VideoEx (Zürich), INCAA (Buenos Aires), and the London Film Festival. His work has appeared in Sleek Magazine, Time Out New York, ART Magazine, Flash Art and Art Review.