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Kaspar Müller

Kunsthalle Zürich Production Award (Switzerland)

27.09 - 10.11.2013



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With forever alone and around the world (2013) Kunsthalle Zürich presents the video work produced within the first Kadist – Kunsthalle Zürich Production Award by Swiss artist Kaspar Müller (born in 1983 in Schaffhausen, lives and works in Zurich and Berlin).



















The first Kadist – Kunsthalle Zürich Production Award enabled the production of Kaspar Müller's video forever alone and around the world (2013). The video is part of his ongoing project devoted to historical urban centers, in particular the old town of the cities of Colmar and Strasbourg. Müller is working on a series of visual studio recordings based on his previous exhibitions as a partly real, partly fictional summary of the project.

The first chapter, Colmar & Strasbourg (Blue-Ray, 42 minutes), was presented during the Manor Kunstpreis solo exhibition at the Museum zu Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen in 2010. In the video a young man with a big hat visits the two cities in the French Alsace, which are hard to distinguish in the film. In a passive-aggressive state of mind, he strolls around the historic sites and follows the flow of visitors. He gets on a tourist boat, which travels the canals with its staged Middle Age townships contrasted by the curved glass facades of the newly built European Parliament. In his 2011 exhibition I was in Trinidad and learned a lot at Galerie Francesca Pia, Kaspar Müller conceived a complex installation including a series of film stills from the video. He coloured the stills in blue and presented them along sculptural works, which literally quoted artefacts from aquariums or ruins from deep under the sea. The remembrance of the earlier presented video seemed to be restaged in an uncanny travel to Atlantis.

Similarly, the video forever alone and around the world will be presented in several chapters: earlier in 2013, it has been screened as a "dummy version" part of the artist's exhibition at the Green Gallery in Milwaukee; from September 27 on, the work is exhibited within the Kadist – Kunsthalle Zürich Production Award and it will be further presented during the artist's comprehensive solo show at the Kunsthalle Bern (19 October–1 December).


Exhibition  27 September - 10 November 2013. Kadist - Kunsthalle Zürich Production Award, Limmatstrasse 270 -8005 Zürich (Switzerland). Tel. +41 (0)44 272 15 15.


Kaspar Müller, forever alone and around the world (still), 2013. Film. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich. © Kaspar Müller.



Kaspar Müller, forever alone and around the world (still), 2013. Film. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich. © Kaspar Müller.