On C. D. Friedrich #02: Dancing

Muth David

In a series of videos entitled On C. D. Friedrich, David Muth engages with the famous German painter and his particular approach to the depiction of landscape. In one video we are presented with a drummer sitting behind his kit who is working the drums, in another, a dancer performs moves, both of these scenes taking place in the Finnish woods. The framing of the shots has been chosen carefully according to the principles of pictorial compositions that where the landmark of German Romantic painting. Most importantly, the subjects are entirely subsumed by the landscape, as they become compositional elements that are part of the wider ensemble generated by Muth’s visual selection.

Production Year
2014
Duration
00:03:07
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
On C. D. Friedrich #02: Dancing
English Title

On C. D. Friedrich #02: Dancing

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
David Muth (Author), David Muth (Director), Mira Kautto (Dance)
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David Muth is an artist, musician and programmer. Having grown up in Salzburg, Austria, he relocated to the UK to study at Middlesex University, where he received an MA in Digital Arts. He currently lives and works in Turku and Vienna. His artistic practice combines conceptual and experimental approaches and is informed by his background in architecture. His projects range from installations and responsive environments, through video and experimental documentary, to composition and performance of music. Muth’s work has been shown on numerous occasions internationally, with venues and events including the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montreal, the Kiasma Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki, Ars Electronica in Linz, ISEA2006 in San Jose, Le Cube in Paris, Montevideo in Amsterdam, Laboral in Gijón, SIGGRAPH2009 in New Orleans and the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. He also teaches at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art.