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The Beat (DVD)
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Carsten Höller The Beat (DVD)
Directed by Charles de Meaux (with Akim Benyouse and Ericka Etangsalé).
Cut by Ulrika Sparre.
Edited by Xavier Douroux for Anna Sanders Films.

Produced and published by IMPORT (mfc-michèle didier & Les presses du réel).
published in 2008
O-Zone DVD
45'31'' (colors, sound)
ISBN: 978-2-84066-305-8
EAN: 9782840663058
out of print
 
The Beat is a 45'31'' documentary conceived by the artist (realized by Charles de Meaux) from the starting point of a former exhibition whose lightning system is made to flicker at a frequency of 7.8 hz. A compilation of dark-pop music from the eighties and the nineties emphazises the artist's capture of the flashing apparatus.
Exhibition by Carsten Höller at Le Consortium: 11.9.2004 – 01.15.2005, daily 6.30 – 8 pm.
Carsten Höller (born 1961 in Brussels, lives and works in Stockholm) applies his training as a scientist in his work as an artist, concentrating particularly on the nature of human relationships. His major installations include Test Site (2006), Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall; Amusement Park (2006) at MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA; The Double Club (2008–09) in London, which took the form of a bar, restaurant and nightclub designed to create a dialogue between Congolese and Western culture. His works have been shown internationally over the last two decades, including solo exhibitions at Fondazione Prada, Milan (2000); the ICA Boston (2003); Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille (2004); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2008); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2010); Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2011), New Museum, New York (2011), TBA 21, Vienna (2014) and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2014-15).