18NOR_SCB_artists_Ursula_Biemann

Subatlantic (2015)
Video essay
11' 00''
Courtesy of the artist 

Subatlantic juxtaposes the science of geology and climatology with human history. The video unfolds across the Subatlantic as the latest climatic phase of the Holocene that began about 2,500 years ago and has registered major civilizational changes. A voiceover alludes to a she-scientist who is making instrumental observations about a changing environment around the last glacial melts. From an increasingly submerged place of oceanic observation, her objects of examination are as much the physical world as the thoughts that are formed, reconfigured or released under the changing conditions. Subatlantic also refers to the submerged space of the Atlantic Ocean. Set in the Shetland Islands, Greenland’s Disco Bay and a Caribbean Island, the video implicates far apart locations that are connected through ocean streams, addressing submerged dynamics that are invisible to the eye.


BIO

Ursula Biemann (b. 1955 in Zurich, Switzerland) is an artist, writer and video essayist. Her practice is strongly research oriented, frequently developing multi-layered videos that connect the micropolitics on the ground with a theoretical macro level, proposing a reflexive exploration of planetary and videographic organization. Her work has been shown at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, the Bildmuseet Umeå, the Matadero Madrid, Times Museum Guangzhou, Sursock Museum, Beirut and in the biennials of São Paulo, Sharjah, and Venice, among others. Biemann published several books and monographs. She has received the 2009 Prix Meret Oppenheim, the Swiss Grand Award for Art and the 2018 Prix Thun for Art and Ethics.

The work is part of guest curator Nathanja van Dijk’s screening program Unquiet.

Subatlantic (2015)
Video essay
11' 00''
Courtesy of the artist 

Subatlantic juxtaposes the science of geology and climatology with human history. The video unfolds across the Subatlantic as the latest climatic phase of the Holocene that began about 2,500 years ago and has registered major civilizational changes. A voiceover alludes to a she-scientist who is making instrumental observations about a changing environment around the last glacial melts. From an increasingly submerged place of oceanic observation, her objects of examination are as much the physical world as the thoughts that are formed, reconfigured or released under the changing conditions. Subatlantic also refers to the submerged space of the Atlantic Ocean. Set in the Shetland Islands, Greenland’s Disco Bay and a Caribbean Island, the video implicates far apart locations that are connected through ocean streams, addressing submerged dynamics that are invisible to the eye.


BIO

Ursula Biemann (b. 1955 in Zurich, Switzerland) is an artist, writer and video essayist. Her practice is strongly research oriented, frequently developing multi-layered videos that connect the micropolitics on the ground with a theoretical macro level, proposing a reflexive exploration of planetary and videographic organization. Her work has been shown at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, the Bildmuseet Umeå, the Matadero Madrid, Times Museum Guangzhou, Sursock Museum, Beirut and in the biennials of São Paulo, Sharjah, and Venice, among others. Biemann published several books and monographs. She has received the 2009 Prix Meret Oppenheim, the Swiss Grand Award for Art and the 2018 Prix Thun for Art and Ethics.

The work is part of guest curator Nathanja van Dijk’s screening program Unquiet.

Subatlantic (2015)
Video essay
11' 00''
Courtesy of the artist 

Subatlantic juxtaposes the science of geology and climatology with human history. The video unfolds across the Subatlantic as the latest climatic phase of the Holocene that began about 2,500 years ago and has registered major civilizational changes. A voiceover alludes to a she-scientist who is making instrumental observations about a changing environment around the last glacial melts. From an increasingly submerged place of oceanic observation, her objects of examination are as much the physical world as the thoughts that are formed, reconfigured or released under the changing conditions. Subatlantic also refers to the submerged space of the Atlantic Ocean. Set in the Shetland Islands, Greenland’s Disco Bay and a Caribbean Island, the video implicates far apart locations that are connected through ocean streams, addressing submerged dynamics that are invisible to the eye.


BIO

Ursula Biemann (b. 1955 in Zurich, Switzerland) is an artist, writer and video essayist. Her practice is strongly research oriented, frequently developing multi-layered videos that connect the micropolitics on the ground with a theoretical macro level, proposing a reflexive exploration of planetary and videographic organization. Her work has been shown at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, the Bildmuseet Umeå, the Matadero Madrid, Times Museum Guangzhou, Sursock Museum, Beirut and in the biennials of São Paulo, Sharjah, and Venice, among others. Biemann published several books and monographs. She has received the 2009 Prix Meret Oppenheim, the Swiss Grand Award for Art and the 2018 Prix Thun for Art and Ethics.

The work is part of guest curator Nathanja van Dijk’s screening program Unquiet.

Subatlantic (2015)
Video essay
11' 00''
Courtesy of the artist 

Subatlantic juxtaposes the science of geology and climatology with human history. The video unfolds across the Subatlantic as the latest climatic phase of the Holocene that began about 2,500 years ago and has registered major civilizational changes. A voiceover alludes to a she-scientist who is making instrumental observations about a changing environment around the last glacial melts. From an increasingly submerged place of oceanic observation, her objects of examination are as much the physical world as the thoughts that are formed, reconfigured or released under the changing conditions. Subatlantic also refers to the submerged space of the Atlantic Ocean. Set in the Shetland Islands, Greenland’s Disco Bay and a Caribbean Island, the video implicates far apart locations that are connected through ocean streams, addressing submerged dynamics that are invisible to the eye.


BIO

Ursula Biemann (b. 1955 in Zurich, Switzerland) is an artist, writer and video essayist. Her practice is strongly research oriented, frequently developing multi-layered videos that connect the micropolitics on the ground with a theoretical macro level, proposing a reflexive exploration of planetary and videographic organization. Her work has been shown at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, the Bildmuseet Umeå, the Matadero Madrid, Times Museum Guangzhou, Sursock Museum, Beirut and in the biennials of São Paulo, Sharjah, and Venice, among others. Biemann published several books and monographs. She has received the 2009 Prix Meret Oppenheim, the Swiss Grand Award for Art and the 2018 Prix Thun for Art and Ethics.

The work is part of guest curator Nathanja van Dijk’s screening program Unquiet.

Subatlantic (2015)
Video essay
11' 00''
Courtesy of the artist 

Subatlantic juxtaposes the science of geology and climatology with human history. The video unfolds across the Subatlantic as the latest climatic phase of the Holocene that began about 2,500 years ago and has registered major civilizational changes. A voiceover alludes to a she-scientist who is making instrumental observations about a changing environment around the last glacial melts. From an increasingly submerged place of oceanic observation, her objects of examination are as much the physical world as the thoughts that are formed, reconfigured or released under the changing conditions. Subatlantic also refers to the submerged space of the Atlantic Ocean. Set in the Shetland Islands, Greenland’s Disco Bay and a Caribbean Island, the video implicates far apart locations that are connected through ocean streams, addressing submerged dynamics that are invisible to the eye.


BIO

Ursula Biemann (b. 1955 in Zurich, Switzerland) is an artist, writer and video essayist. Her practice is strongly research oriented, frequently developing multi-layered videos that connect the micropolitics on the ground with a theoretical macro level, proposing a reflexive exploration of planetary and videographic organization. Her work has been shown at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, the Bildmuseet Umeå, the Matadero Madrid, Times Museum Guangzhou, Sursock Museum, Beirut and in the biennials of São Paulo, Sharjah, and Venice, among others. Biemann published several books and monographs. She has received the 2009 Prix Meret Oppenheim, the Swiss Grand Award for Art and the 2018 Prix Thun for Art and Ethics.

The work is part of guest curator Nathanja van Dijk’s screening program Unquiet.

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