A monographic book presenting the cumulative result of a three-partite project by Daniel Gustav Cramer and Haris Epaminonda.
The two artists collaborated on a triptych of exhibitions that had as its starting point a series of observations and interpretations on the work of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. Late Autumn (Samsa, Berlin, 2010), The End of Summer (dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, 2012) and Early Summer (Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2012) were intended as a single, larger project in which Ozu's way of composing image and time was addressed and explored by the artists in an ongoing narrative that intersects all three exhibitions.
This monograph, co-published with Kunsthalle Lissabon, thus not only constitutes the afterlife of their project, but also and above all, its conclusion. The book has become the only place in which the visual narrative conceived by the artists is made visible; through the book, space and time are finally aligned, thereby allowing readers to gain a more comprehensive insight into the project's scope, which up until this point had only ever been partially understandable, as an inevitable result of the segmented nature of each individual exhibition.
Daniel Gustav Cramer (born in 1975 in Neuss, Germany, lives and works in Berlin) often begins with a story or an image which evolves imperceptibly. Using series, fragmentation and ellipsis, he creates temporal interstices from one sequence to the next, in-between places which stimulate the imagination. He invites spectators to enter into these narrow openings and to locate their own detours. Daniel Gustav Cramer's works are not directive; they bury themselves in foggy decor stitching a labyrinth of little moments freed from beginning and end.
His work was shown in various exhibition venues including Kunsthaus, Glarus, Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe and Kunsthalle Lisbon. In 2012 he also participated in DOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel.
Since 2007, Daniel Gustav Cramer works in partnership with Haris Epaminonda
on The Infinite Library
, a project which has taken the form of books and an archive.
Haris Epaminonda (born 1980 in Nicosia, Cyprus
and works in Berlin) uses video and film, collage, photography, books
and objects in an extensive process of assembling and disassembling
appropriated materials to reconstruct non-linear narratives.
The artist works with found images from the past—sometimes faded
travel photographs, or the pages of old nature magazines, ethnographic
artifacts or footage from forgotten television programmes.
Epaminonda then manipulates the images, cutting and layering, to
create new works that feel wholly part of the present.
Haris Epaminonda's work has been presented in
several solo exhibitions in some of the leading institutions for contemporary
art such as the Museum of Modern Art, NY (2011); the
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2011); Tate Modern, London
(2010); and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2009). She has also been
included in significant group exhibitions, like dOCUMENTA (13),
Kassel in 2012, the 2nd Athens Biennale (2009) and the 5th Berlin Biennale
(2008). Haris Epaminonda co-represented Cyprus at the Venice Biennale in 2007.
Texts by Ana Teixeira Pinto and Luca Cerizza.
published in July 2014
21,5 x 28 cm (hardcover, cloth binding)
140 pages (color ill.)
ISBN : 978-9-89982-133-0
EAN : 9789899821330