Event | GOETHE-INSTITUT: Creators@Kamogawa

It is half-time for me at the marvelous Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa Residency Programme where I was privileged to have the trust and support of the Goethe-Institut staff and Japanese culture and art world professionals. Where I was able to work on an otherwise impossible project; where I stood in awe of the daunting landscapes, sceneries and sprawls of Japan.

Marking the midpoint of this endevour is Creators@Kamogawa on June 29 2019, an interdisciplinary event organized by the Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa, in which the resident artists engage in a conversational format on stage about themes and topics influencing their work with Japanese experts from other disciplines. 


Creators@Kamogawa

Event: 29 June 2019, 3pm
Part 1: KOSMOS PARK with Saskia Groneberg (Fine Art) and Tomoki Yamauchi (Aesthetics, Garden Art)
Part 2: DER FLÜCHTIGE KÖRPER (The Elusive Body) with An Laphan (Fine Art) and Hideto Fuse (Art Critic, Anatomy)
Moderation: Tetsuya Ozaki

GOETHE-INSTITUT VILLA KAMOGAWA 
ゲーテ・インスティトゥート・ヴィラ鴨川

19−3 Yoshidakawaracho, Sakyo Ward 
606-8305 Kyoto 
〒606-8305 京都府京都市左京区吉田河原町19−3

311 (2018)

photographic diptych
2⋅4096×4096 px

311 is a study about focus distribution based on a 3D-scanned face, fed through a computer-simulated (optically impossible) camera.

FOCUS BIAS CHART


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Residency | The Villa Kamogawa Residency (May 9 – Aug 6 2019)

I am humbled and delighted to announce that I have been selected for Group 2 of the prestigious GOETHE-INSTITUT VILLA KAMOGAWA Residency Programme in Kyoto, Japan from May 9 – August 6 2019.

I am very grateful for the Goethe-Institut to select my project and guide my research for a multi-part video installation about radical tendencies in buddhist doctrine and its influence on Japanese society.

Further reading:

(In German)
http://www.goethe.de/ges/prj/res/rpr/jp/kyo/deindex.htm
https://www.goethe.de/ins/jp/de/kul/res/sti/s19/ala.html

Scholarship | The American Scholarship (Jul-Dec 2018)

For all of you I unfortunately haven’t been able to get in touch with personally:

After a thorough application process I have been granted the USA-SCHOLARSHIP by the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences and the Arts. I am scheduled to board my plane this Sunday, July 1st 2018, and to spend the next six months in the United States of America, most of this time in the glistening sprawl of Los Angeles.

I am very grateful for this wonderful opportunity to pursue a project I dreamed about realizing ever since I became an artist and wish you well for the remainder of the year before we meet again.

BAD STREAM – SEX CRIES (2018)

music video (6’11”, 2018)
1.85:1 aspherical widescreen

The video for BAD STREAM’S new single SEX CRIES is a portrayal of insomnia in the age of social disconnect. It pits the drug and technology-infused upper-and-downer lifestyle against the critical mythology of the BAD STREAM concept album in kinetic freeze frames of excess and loneliness.

Introducing EVA

Song Written and Performed by BAD STREAM

Music Video Concept by AN LAPHAN, EVA and BAD STREAM

Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Visual Effects, Color Grading AN LAPHAN

PRE-ORDER NOW: http://hyperurl.co/y68dga

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©2018 An Laphan
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Exhibition | Cartographist (Feb 6-11, 2018)

I warmly invite you to the opening of the DIPLOMA EXHIBITION 2018 at THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH on February 6, 2018 at 7pm. I will be showing my graduation artworks in room A 01.18. They deal with the cartography of the body in video, photography and sculpture.

I am looking forward to meeting you again there!


DIPLOMA EXHIBITION 2018

Opening: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7pm

Duration: February 6-11 2018

Opening Hours:
Mo-Fr: 2pm-8pm
Sa-So: 10am-8pm

ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH
ROOM A 01.18
Akademiestr 2-4
80799 München

VICIOUS – WHO R U? (2017)

music video (3’35”, 2017)
2.40:1 aspherical widescreen

A guy lives through a bad day in reverse.

Song Written and Performed by VICIOUS

Directed, Shot and Edited by AN LAPHAN
Featuring JANINA TOTZAUER and MAXIM ECZYK
Visual Effects by VICTOR VAN WETTEN

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© 2017 AN LAPHAN
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⠠⠁ ⠠⠗⠕⠎⠑⠍⠁⠗⠽ ⠠⠏⠗⠁⠽⠑⠗ (2017-ongoing)

⠠⠁ ⠠⠗⠕⠎⠑⠍⠁⠗⠽ ⠠⠏⠗⠁⠽⠑⠗ is an ongoing speculative-memory narrative. It tells the oral history of the disappearance of a person and its repercussions.
It will be released through cinematic fragments, suspected to be part of a coherent narrative megastructure.

FRAGMENTS

NARRATIVE FRAGMENTS {A; B}

2-channel composite (1‘41‘‘, 2015/2017)
2 ⋅ 2.00:1 ashpherical widescreen, stereophonic sound

Featuring MAX VIKTOR, BIANCA KENNEDY and AN LAPHAN

Directed by AN LAPHAN
Cinematography by AN LAPHAN and VICTOR VAN WETTEN
Visual Effects by VICTOR VAN WETTEN
Sound Design by SEBASTIAN SCHÖNFELD (OWL YEAH)
Set Sound by CARINA OBRECHT

© 2017 AN LAPHAN


STATE (2016-ongoing)

1-channel video (1’00” each, 2016)
1,66:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic sound

COMPILATION OF THE FIRST AND SECOND CYCLE (c1, c2) (6’24”)

STATE (2016/2017) from An Laphan on Vimeo.

STATE is an ongoing interdisciplinary series of one-minute long audiovisual miniatures. It deals with descriptions of liminal conditions; absurd snapshots of an in-between condition, that can be deciphered as transgressions in the private, the interpersonal and the social.

The ongoing series will be annually released in cycles (of three miniatures each).

In collaboration with SEBASTIAN SCHÖNFELD.


FIRST CYCLE (c1)

1-channel video (1’00” each, 2016)
1,66:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic sound

COMPILATION OF THE FIRST CYCLE (c1) (3’18”)


SECOND CYCLE (C2)

1-channel video (1’00” each, 2017)
1,66:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic sound

COMPILATION OF THE SECOND CYCLE (c2) (3’18”)

IN EXHIBITION

The first cycle of STATE has been shown in the group exhibition PROVOKATEURE (Anne Pfeifer, Lucy König, Marie Lynn Speckert, Nicola Alessandrini, Nils Franke, Peter Untermaierhofer, Simone Häckel, Simone Zewnik, Valentina Murabito) at Galerie Størpunkt Jan 14 – Feb 19 2016.

The first and second cycle of STATE has been shown in the group exhibition KOPFKINO (Wolf-Roberto Schimpf, Nils Blau, Cigdem Aky, Julia Emslander, Eva-Marlene Etzel, Lea Grebe, Dana Greiner, Katharina Lehmann, Analía Martínez, Patrick Ostrowsky, Lena Policzka, Julian Rabus mit SUPER REALITY & Florian Tenk) at Dachauer Wasserturm, Apr 28 – May 7 2017.

© 2016/2017 AN LAPHAN/SEBASTIAN SCHÖNFELD


Exhibition | Kopfkino (Apr 28 – May 7 2017)

The audiovisual miniature series STATE (in collaboration with SEBASTIAN SCHÖNFELD/OWL YEAH) has been selected for the group exhibition KOPFKINO at Dachauer Wasserturm.

It is curated by KURATOREN KOLLEKTIV KOORDINATEN (SOPHIE-CHARLOTTE BOMBECK, AVA LAHMANN, BERNHARD WOLF, IRINA ANTONIU), featuring artworks by WOLF-ROBERTO SCHIMPF, NILS SCHNEITZ, CIGDEM AKY, JULIA EMSLANDER, EVA-MARLENE ETZEL, LEA GREBE, DANA GREINER, KATHARINA LEHMANN, ANALÍA MARTÍNEZ, PATRICK OSTROWSKY, LENA POLICZKA, JULIAN RABUS with SUPER REALITY and FLORIAN TENK.


KOPFKINO


Opening: Friday, April 28 2017 at 7pm
Duration: April 29 – May 7 2017

DACHAUER WASSERTURM
Hofgartenweg
85221 Dachau

Event | Stop Making Sense, It’s As Good As It Gets. (Apr 19/26 2017)

LUCID INVESTIGATIONS IN(TO) TIME

I have been invited to participate in the long-term conceptual programme STOP MAKING SENSE, IT’S AS GOOD AS IT GETS (Apr 2017 – Jul 2018) at B’NK’R, curated by LUDWIG ENGEL and JOANNA KAMM.

Starting April 19 2017, I will be part of a long-durational interdisciplinary film/exhibition project in collaboration with MARIE-FRANCE RAFAEL.

STOP MAKING SENSE, IT’S AS GOOD AS IT GETS.
concept and programme: LUDWIG ENGEL and JOANNA KAMM
architecture: JOHANNA MEYER-GROHBRÜGGE
visual: KARL ANDERS, Hamburg
media relations: BUREAU N, Berlin
production: pr.ojekte / KÖTTL + WIEMER Gbr, München
BNKR: NINA PETTINATO, München

PRESS RELEASE


STOP MAKING SENSE, IT’S AS GOOD AS IT GETS.


Wednesday, Apr 19 2017 at 7pm
PRESS RELEASE

ZUKUNFT VS. GEGENWART


Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 at 7pm
PRESS RELEASE

B’NK’R
Ungererstraße 158
80805 München

SEMBLANCE (2017)

2-channel video installation (1’00” loop, 2017)
2·1.78:1 aspeherical widescreen, quadrophonic sound

SEMBLANCE (2017) from An Laphan on Vimeo.

The 2-channel video installation SEMBLANCE deals with questions deriving from the beaudrillardian terms of HYPERREALISM and the SIMULACRUM. It centers around the question of how to dissimulate an image without an obvious original.
The objects seen in moving-image are 3D-scanned representations of sculptural works of the artist. The sculptures themselves are created with imagery associated with moving-image (film, animation, video art, etc.) in mind. Thus, the established medial feedback loop further blurs the line of what is and what is not the origin of the image.

Video by AN LAPHAN
Soundscape by OWL YEAH

IN EXHIBITION

SEMBLANCE was shown as part of the group exhibition ANCESTOR SIMULATION (with D.A.Y., Iason Konstantinou, Janina Totzauer, Jonas Mayer, Lia Melissa Wehrs, Patrick Tircher, Vanessa Ivan, Violetta Abate, curated by Mehmet Dayi) at Kunstarkaden, Munich, Jan 24 – Feb 18 2017.

 


ISHI (2016)

1-channel film installation (21‘20‘‘, 2016)
2.00:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic sound

SYNOPSIS

A wife waits for her dead husband.

An adaption of three japanese poems in three different translations.
An examination of waiting and the slowness of time.
An exercise in slow cinema.

Starring FRANZISKA GUROWIETZ

Director, Producer, Cinematograher, Screenplay, Editor AN LAPHAN
Sound Design, Sound Mixer, Sound Editor OWL YEAH
Assistant Director and Sound Recordist RICHIE WILDE
Based upon poems by KAKINOMOTO NO HITOMARO and YOSAMI NO OTOME

soundcloud.com/owlyeahofficial

released DEC-01-2016

TEASERS


IN EXHIBITION

ISHI has been presented as part of the KINO DER KUNST programme (with Noa Gur and Dionis Escorsa) at Nir Altman Galerie, Apr 18 – Apr 23 2017.

© 2016 AN LAPHAN


GOUDI – HIGH ON YOU (2016)

1-channel music video (3’5”, 2016)
1,33:1 aspherical

song written by PIERRE GOUDESONE
performed by GOUDI from the album “MIDNIGHT FEVER

introducing ALISON BELLE

directed and edited by AN LAPHAN
director of photography MAX VIKTOR
assistent director and makeup SASCIA REIBEL
assistent camera FIONA MARTEN
set photographer IGOR GOUDESONE

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℗ 2016 Citysound

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© 2016 AN LAPHAN


FLAW (2013/2016)

1-channel video (2’15”, 2013/2016)
2.00:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic audio

FLAW explores the cartography of the body through extreme close-ups of one’s own physical ‘imperfections‘, accompanied by a soundtrack full of distortions and acoustic textures by SEBASTIAN SCHÖNFELD (OWL YEAH).
A clinical examination of body parts and an honest, intimate self-portrait whose images highlight specific details – hair follicles, freckles, blemishes, pores, orifices, cuts. It is nearly impossible to identify what is shown with images bordering the abstract. (Text: POST BROTHERS)

Video by AN LAPHAN
Soundscape by OWL YEAH


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In EXHIBITION

FLAW was shown as part of the cinema program of the annual JAHRESGABEN exhibition in KUNSTVEREIN MÜNCHEN (DEC 3-11 2016), together with moving-image artworks by Elke Dreier, Nichts Geschossen, M+M, Jovana Reisinger, Yves-Michele Saß, Susanne Steinmassl & Julia Stiebert and Angela Stiegler.

© 2016 AN LAPHAN 


VICIOUS – IS SHE WORTH IT? (2016)

2-channel music video (4’12”, 2016)
2x 1.66:1 aspherical widescreen

The music video for the song “IS SHE WORTH IT?” by Viennese band VICIOUS is an experiment to combine lessons I learned from filmmaking and installative video art. It features the two most common archetypes of music video style: the narrative music video and the performance music video, both of which I see usually heavily intercut.

What would happen if I treated it as 2-channel video installation to separate the band from the story and hence seperate the narrative spaces to bypass the rapid-fire editing most common in commercial music videos?

Further, I tried to explore, how the girl they sing about would react to the song. What if “Is she worth it?” becomes “Am I worth it?”

featuring SVENJA STOETTNER and VICIOUS
directed, shot and edited by AN LAPHAN
produced by VICIOUS

IS SHE WORTH IT? is part of the ODYSSEY EP by VICIOUS, available on CRONY RECORDS
10′ vinyl: www.crony-records.com/vicious-products/vicious-odyssey-ep-1
mp3 format: itun.es/at/2UYEab

VICIOUS on Facebook
AN LAPHAN on Facebook

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© 2016 AN LAPHAN


LIGHT SLEEPER (What if my bed is just a shelf for my body?) (2015)

LIGHT SLEEPER (What if my bed is just a shelf for my body?) is an attempt of dealing with insomnia in threshold between dream and daydream and the limits of describing the compulsive world of thought of an insomniac by means of installation, sculpture, object and sound.

It presents the room as a stage, solely occupied by a free-floating sculptural structure hovering over the bed, accompanied by an ambient sound installation, in which the nocturnal noises of a bedroom – the circulation of the heater, the occasional night traffic on the street, random electrical discharge – are hyperreal, in the way only an insomniac can perceive sound in red-eyed phases of unrest. Headphones reveal an ongoing, unbroken stream of consciousness, nearly intelligible words, an almost formulated inner monologue, thought loops that keep the sleeper from sleeping.

Subversively, the installation plays with the irony inherent in the exhibition space: a hotel, an anonymous transfer zone, exclusively built for resting; albeit resting, sleeping is impossible in the traffic of the exhibition, in the unfamiliarity of a hotel bed.

IN EXHIBITION

The installation has been shown in the group exhibition ZIMMER FREI (with Simone Kessler, Johannes Evers, Bianca Patricia, Federico Delfrati, Timur Lukas, Lenka Richterová, Mari Iwamoto, Despo Sophocleous, Johannes Karl, Julia Pfaller, Moritz Kipphardt, Anton Bošnjak, Gülbin Ünlü), curated by Mehmet Dayi in the Hotel Mariandl Oct 13-18 2015.

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© 2016 AN LAPHAN


EVA PERSONA (2015)

EVA PERSONA is a series of artworks that challenges the concept of the portrait. The artworks investigate the limitations of depicting a human face, hence asking questions about the properties and conditions of being a person.

The face is presented through flatbed-image planes as well as time-based video representations in two-, three- and four-dimensional projections.

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EVA PERSONA

1-channel video (3’34”, 2015)
1,78:1 aspherical widescreen

EVA PERSONA from An Laphan on Vimeo.

EVA PERSONA (Exhibition View) from An Laphan on Vimeo.

EVA PERSONA I-III

EVA PERSONA I (2015); Light box with diapositive slides, 25cm x 25cm, 2015

EVA PERSONA II (2015); 16 arranged lenticular prints, 40cm x 60cm, 2015

EVA PERSONA III (2015); Photographic collage, 60cm x 80cm, 2015

© 2015 AN LAPHAN