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Dietmar Brehm

Praxis Selektion

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Neben Videoarbeiten, Zeichnungen und seiner Malerei hat Dietmar Brehm seit 2007 im Rahmen seiner PRAXIS-Serie 141 Szenen entwickelt: ein Werkkomplex, den Brehm bis zu seinem Ende weiterzuführen gedenkt. Einerseits dient sie ihm zur Auseinandersetzung mit seinem früheren filmischen Schaffen, um "durch die elektronischen Bildumwandlungen neue Bild- und Tondramaturgien zu entwickeln" (Brehm). Andererseits überarbeitet Brehm die neuen Aufnahmen seiner digitalen Videokamera, indem er sie verzerrt und entnaturalisiert. Grelle Farben, flackernde Effekte und Unschärfen, phantomhafte Selbstporträts, Positiv/Negativ-Umkehrungen und absurd anmutende Stillleben ergeben ein dichtes Szenengefüge: rätselhafte Assoziationen der Verfremdung.
(Brigitta Burger-Utzer)

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Biographie

1967-72 Studium der Malerei an der Kunstschule der Linz. Bis 2012 O.Univ.Prof. an der Kunstuniversität Linz.
Zeichnen + Malen, Experimentalfilm/Video + Fotografie.
Zahlreich Filmvorführungen und Ausstellungen im In- und Ausland.

> Film: Retrospektiven (R), Einzelpräsentationen (E), Auswahl:
Galerie Nächst St.Stephan Wien (E), Forum Stadtpark Graz (E),Collective for Living Cinema New York (E), Museum des 20.Jahrhunderts Wien (E), Off Stream Amsterdam (R), OÖ Landesmuseum Linz (E), Hochschule für angew. Kunst Wien (E), Scratch-Projection Paris (R)  Centre Georges Pompidou Paris (E), Millennium New York (E ), Musee d’Art Contemporary Marseille (E), Molodoi Strassburg (E), The Royal Film Museum Brüssel (E), The Film Museum Antwerpen (E), Filmcasino Wien (E), Diagonale Graz (R), Australien Film Institute Melbourne (R), Musee National d’Art Moderne Paris (E), Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt (R), Werkstattkino München (R ), Xenix Kino Zürich (R), Stadtkino Basel (E), London Film School (E), Österreichisches Filmmuseum Wien (R), Festival des Cinema Differentes Paris (R), Moviemento Kino Linz (R), Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (E), Museum Moderner Kunst Wien (E)

Peter Kubelka-Zyklisches Programm-#44 Dietmar Brehm, Österreichisches Filmmuseum Wien

> TV, Auswahl:
„Das bewaffnete Auge (3)“, Fernsehdokumentation zur Geschichte des Avantgardefilms von VALIE EXPORT, ORF 1985
„Vom Blickpunkt der Beschattung“ Eine Beobachtung  zu den Zeichnungen, Malereien und Filme von D.B., Regie: Wolfgang Lehner/Bernhard Praschl, ORF, 1990
„Dietmar Brehm Blickzwang“, 7-stündige Filmnacht, Regie: Wolfgang Lehner, ORF 1996, 3SAT 1997
„Blick + Zwang“, TV-Portrait, ORF, 2000
„Dietmar Brehm. The Murder Mystery.“ Kunst Kanaal Amsterdam, 2000

> Ausstellungen zur Gesamtarbeit, Auswahl:
Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, 1986
Landesgalerie am OÖ Landesmuseum Linz, 1988, 1993
Künstlerhaus Wien, 2002
Museum Moderner Kunst-Stiftung Wörlen-Passau, 2005
Nordico-Museum der Stadt Linz, 2009
Kunstuniversität Linz, 2012

> Bücher / Kataloge, Auswahl:
„D.B. Blicklust“ Malerei/Zeichnung/Fotografie/Film, Hg. OÖ Landesmuseum Linz, 1993
„D.B. Perfekt. Filmarbeit 1974-2000“, Hg. Gottfried Schlemmer, Sonderzahl Verlag Wien 2000.
„D.B. Party. Filme 1974-2003“, Hg. Alexander Horwath, Österreichisches Filmmuseum Wien & Triton Verlag, Wien 2003
„D.B. Blickzwang. Malerei/Arbeiten auf Papier/Raffia-Fotos/EXP-Filme“, Hg. Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Museum Moderne Kunst-Stiftung Wörlen-Passau, 2005
„Dietmar Brehm. Film/Video, Arbeiten auf Papier, Fotografie, Malerei, 1974-2012“, Hg. Kunstuniversität Linz, 2012

 1974-1989: 74 Super8 Filme

1990-2007: 82 16mm Filme

seit 2006 Video

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Film Scratches: Remixing as Distillation – Praxis Selection from Index

Index, the DVD label that specializes in collections of experimental work by Austrian artists, has assembled this 97 minute selection from Praxis, the massive work which Dietmar Brehm has been making for 10 years. Brehm made his first film in 1974, and Praxis consists of an enormous collection of short pieces (none over 6 minutes) which use digital tools to remix and distill images and sounds from his own earlier work, mostly shot on film. The interval between the creation of the source films and the remixed Praxis version can vary from one year to over 30 years.

This project can be compared to other massive works in which an artist uses raw material from his own earlier work as a source to create a new giant opus. The goal is to remove the original context of the works and atomize them, revealing the discrete aesthetic moments which were the building blocks of the films. Two examples are the 80 hour Eniaios by Gregory Markopoulos and the incredible 720 hour Ambiencé by Anders Weberg. Those two works are marked by the artists’ impulse to destroy his older work while making the new one, an impulse that Brehm thankfully doesn’t share.

Brehm is an archivist by nature, with an immense collection of images and sounds, and Praxis is clearly a continuation of his career-long practice of using clips from his collection as the raw material to make new stuff. Although the work is a digital examination of works made on film, Brehm doesn’t especially emphasize the material differences between video and celluloid. His concerns are largely textural. Each short video in Praxis is a steady-state, self-contained work, without much development. Each one evokes a particular energy or feeling state, a specific combination of sounds, colors, forms, and rhythm which produces a distinct mood. It might not be possible to label most of these textures with a word or a phrase, but Brehm has a highly refined skill at composing these works so that each one takes us to a specific and clear place.

1000 Blitz combines the sound of thunder with blood red flashes of lightning, a sort of melding of the sensation of bloodshot eyes with a sense of impending drama.

Paris starts with the sound of an orchestra tuning up, followed by a blue-tinted loop with grainy footage of a naked couple kissing, accompanied by the sound of strong wind. The woman leaves the room, and the footage turns red, leaving the man in a state of arousal, to the sound of flames and a ringing phone. You could think of it is a compressed, wordless poem about a love affair.

Personal, a longer work at almost 6 minutes, is accompanied by the sound of light summer rain and the buzz of mosquitos. The blue-tinted, grainy footage shows close-ups of people’s hands, faces, torsos, many of them erotic. These are mixed with shots of chairs, flowers, and other smaller scale artifacts from daily life. It is a meditation on the sensation of closeness.

Express has a sound which could be rain on a tin roof or rattling machines. The yellow-tinted footage shows a man’s face in the window of a train, obscured by rapidly flashing reflections on the glass. The rhythm of the rattling sound combines with the flashing light and yellow color to create a moment of heightened awareness.

Vollmond is a mini black and white drama, with Foley sounds of footsteps running up a staircase, and someone urgently knocking on a door. We see the exterior of a house, and then the inside, where there are a pair of phones which ring with a rather silly musical ringtone. We hear footsteps again and we cut back to the exterior shot. There is no shot of the moon, but in a very abstract way, the film distills the essence of a story.

The disc serves as a good introduction to Brehm’s later work, for those who are unfamiliar with him. As a very long series of discrete textural moments, it might not be satisfying to sit and watch the entire DVD in one sitting, nor did the artist necessarily intend these pieces to be viewed that way. But the disc could serve as a satisfying video art installation in your home, a refreshing bath of aesthetic illumination to which you could return at odd moments throughout the day, when a short immersion in a few states of heightened awareness would be just the thing to wake you up and bring you back into your senses and into your body.

David Finkelstein (February 20, 2019) on filmint.nu

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Inhalt
1
1997/2007
2:03 min
2
2006/2007
1:30 min
3
2004/2007
2:17 min
4
2006/2007
2:04 min
5
2004/2007
2:24 min
6
2005/2007
3:56 min
7
2008
2:47 min
8
1997/2008
6:09 min
9
1997/2008
2:34 min
10
1985/2009
2:25 min
11
2002/2009
3:29 min
12
2000/2009
0:49 min
13
1986/2009
1:12 min
14
1978/2009
1:19 min
15
1983/2009
1:35 min
16
1989/2009
1:42 min
17
2009
0:59 min
18
2009
1:47 min
19
1983/2009
1 min
20
1976/2009
5:40 min
21
2010
1:42 min
22
2010
0:55 min
23
2000/2010
1:17 min
24
2011
3:56 min
25
2010/2011
2:01 min
26
2011
1:25 min
27
2012
1:47 min
28
2012
3:39 min
29
2012
0:53 min
30
2013
1:12 min
31
2013
2:52 min
32
2013
2:19 min
33
2013
1:50 min
34
2013
1:56 min
35
2013
4:30 min
36
2011/2013
1:49 min
37
2013
2:16 min
38
2011/2014
3:53 min
39
2014
1:23 min
40
2014
2:48 min

Gesamtspieldauer: 92 min
Extra DVD: 28-seitige zweisprachige Broschüre Deutsch-Englisch