The Nature of Walls

Thomas Westphal

While the overlapping sequences of wall demolition advances, an abstract composition of color surfaces transforms to material substance. Ever changing landscape of compositions moves through different stages and spaces. The actual situation, where the film material was shot in, gives the work instantaneity. The layers are woven into poetry of bodies entangling with the matter.

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:06:23
Type
Genre
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Original Title
The Nature of Walls
English Title

The Nature of Walls

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Westphal Thomas (Author), Westphal Thomas (Cinematographer), Westphal Thomas (Composer), Westphal Thomas (Director), Sebastian Ziegler (Editor), Westphal Thomas (Editor), Westphal Thomas (Script), Westphal Thomas (Sound Design), Westphal Thomas (Actor), Marja Patrikainen (Actor), Westphal Thomas (Funder)
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Thomas Westphal (b.1972 in Germany) has lived and worked in Helsinki since 2001. Westphal studied at Academy for Art & Design in Enschede NL and holds MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2014). Working as a sculptor his work bios includes many attempts of including moving image as a building block in the creation of video objects. His video works often originate from samples filmed during physical activity and constructing processes that get re-rooted into kinetic contraptions. His works have been shown in European and international exhibitions and are part of the collections of Museum of contemporary art, Kiasma, Museum of modern art, EMMA and the Finnish National Gallery. Add to his solo activity he works in “Videokaffe” International artist collective.