Alias Yederbeck

„I was a bourgeois painter, then a progressive painter and then no longer a painter, but just a worker in the pictures.” Paul Yederbeck

Paul Yederbeck worked until shortly before his death on his 24-hour „Expanded Animation Cinema“ ALIAS YEDERBECK in 252 sequences. The large-scale cinematographic installation intertwines elements of the visual arts with media art and film, video, animation, and sound in a metafictional performance. The “auto-(author-)constructs” of the painting circle TESTE SANS FIN > and the associated multimedia archive material form the basis of the artist video QU’EST-CE QUE MONSIEUR TESTE? > (1-channel video, 26:00 min) and first of all twelve nonlinear film sequences (12-channel video, 63:00 min) that unfold clockwise, one after the other, in a traversable, angular-round panorama (Potsdam Panorama Installation: circa D 19.50 m x H 6.00 m / projection screen: circa W 60.00 m x H 2.80 m):

ENTERTAINER > (Video, Painting Animation, 3D Computer Animation, Compositing)
FLANEUR > (Super-8, 16mm, Photography, iCam, Video, Compositing)
ZUSCHAUER > (Video, Animated Drawing, Compositing)
SCHAUSPIELER > (Photomontage, Projection, Video, Compositing)
AUFLÖSUNG > (Photography, Video, Compositing)
PROJEKTION > (Super-8, Photography, Projection, Video, Compositing)
ANIMA TECHNE > (Video, 3D Computer Animation, Compositing)
TRANSZENDENTALE ANIMATION > (3D Computer Animation, Compositing)
HAPPY END > (35mm, Direct Film animation, Compositing)
DOPPELGÄNGER > (Video, Compositing)
REMINDER> (Analog Video, Digital Video, Projection, Compositing)
THE END > (Video, Compositing)

Occasion of the tenth anniversary of Paul Yederbeck’s death, Frank Geßner, supported by a team, staged the hybrid project ALIAS YEDERBECK in the border area of exhibition, cinema and multimedia event.

This „fiction of art“ was realized in the framework with „Potsdam 2011 – City of Film“ in cooperation with *ATELIER BERLIN PRODUCTION and the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (formerly HFF „Konrad Wolf“ Potsdam-Babelsberg). Founded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.



Exhibition and cinematographic installation

The Berlin-Brandenburgische TESTE FOUNDATION presents the cinematographic installation ALIAS YEDERBECK for the first time on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the death of the artist Paul Yederbeck (1965 – 2001).

Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 3 p.m.
Schiffbauergasse 4a & 4d, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

Speak in person:

Sabine Kunst
Minister for Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg

Brigitte Faber-Schmidt
Chairman and Managing Director of Kulturland Brandenburg e.V.

Yvonne Spielmann
Professor of New Media at the University of the West of Scotland, UK

Frank Geßner
Professor of Theory and Practice of Visual Arts at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

The exhibition and cinematographic installation ALIAS YEDERBECK is curated by Frank Geßner, who together with a team is staging Yederbeck’s last, hitherto unknown creative phase in the media.

Duration of the exhibition:
4 December 2011 to 15 January 2012

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday, 12 to 18 o’clock

Schiffbauergasse 4a & 4d
14467 Potsdam

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