SCREEN: Back Row by Tobias Kaspar


Video by: Tobias Kaspar

Title: Back Row

Curated by: Domenico de Chirico

Screening: May 31 – June 21, 2016

Year: 2016

Duration: 21’02”

Back Row (2016) is with Hydra Life (2013) and Black Noire (2014) part of the Surface Apparent trilogy which was produced and directed by Tobias Kaspar from 2013 to 2016. Facial cream, hotel bathroom, bathrobe, socks, red face, youth, concept store, fashion boutique, textile, architecture, skin, mannequins, chains, surface, dry cleaning steam, towels, hands, jewellery, Berlin Rom, Rio de Janeiro.

Back Row has been filmed in a professional dry cleaning space in Rio de Janeiro and Rome. The camera follows closely a model working with the staff of the dry cleaning, ironing, steaming, washing, hanging and folding sheets … the camera moves on a micro level between textile, architecture and skin surfaces hardly ever offering an overall glimps of the space, rather detecting it through scapel a like camera drives through the enire scenario, cutting and cropping space and material.

Courtesy: Back Row (2016) courtesy Tobias Kaspar, Galerie Peter Kilchmann and Silberkuppe Berlin

XII Baltic Triennial at Dailes Theater

11 Marcos Lutyens

Artists: Nick Bastis, Brud, Goda Budvytytė, Liudvikas Buklys, Gizela Mickiewicz, Antanas Gerlikas, Laura Kaminskaitė, Erki Kasemets, Mikko Kuorinki, Marcos Lutyens, Robertas Narkus, Valdas Ozarinskas, Bianka Rolando, Viktorija Rybakova, Vitalijus Strigunkovas, The Oceans Academy of Arts, The World In Which We Occur (Jennifer Teets and Margarida Mendes), Ola Vasiljeva

Exhibition title: XII Baltic Triennial

Curated by: Virginija Januškevičiūtė

Organized by: Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius and kim? Contemporary Art Center in collaboration with Dailes Theater

Venue: Dailes Theater, Riga, Latvia

Date:  May 7 – June 11, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius and kim? Contemporary Art Center

9 Ola Valsijeva, Valdas Ozarinskas

14 Valdas Ozarinskas