In his film “Die Probe (The Test)” which is part of the ifa exbition „FUTURE PERFECT. Contemporary Art from Germany“ Clemens von Wedemeyer (born 1974 in Göttingen) quite explicitly addresses the question of an individual’s freedom of action, and his decisions and rhetoric in political and social systems. The film is a loop, as a latent rejection of a false political system. The recording medium of film relies on being able to overcome the irreversibility of time. Clemens von Wedemeyer uses this potential again and again in order to question our access to and the outcomes of (his)stories. Join him in his studio in Berlin where he talks to us further about his artistic approach.
Artwork: Die Probe (The Test), 2008, Video, HD, 16:9, Stereo, 12 min, Loop, © Clemens von Wedemeyer / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2016