Florian Pumhösl: Three Animated Films
Milan, 28 September – 2 November 2012
For his first solo exhibition in Italy, Florian Pumhösl brings together three abstract films, produced between 2005 and 2011. The 16mm silent films are representative of Pumhösl’s engagement with concepts of figuration in pre-modern as well as modern representation, and the way these reflect the definition of a modern public sphere.
Animated Map (2005), reconstructs each individual piece of a cutting pattern for a WW1 military uniform in chronological sequence. The title of the film bears direct reference to animated cartographic imagery, frequently used during WW1 to render battles cinematographically. The act of automatic tracing therefore connects the creation of abstract pictorial language at the beginning of the 20th Century with the systematisation of the industrial and military sector. The absent figure of the soldier itself becomes an autonomous cartography, locating the logic of industrial production close to that of the cinematographic apparatus.Read more
Works on view
Via Zenale 3