Gernot Wieland (AT)

Gernot Wieland works mainly with film, drawing and lecture perfor- mance in order to examine psychological conditions in society and in human beings. All works are based on memory and narration. In most of his works he includes many different layers of narration and layers of references like small sculptures, photos, drawings or drawings he made when he was a child. They can be seen as idea generat- ing sketches or as a further level of the entire narrative system and pursue a story on various levels. In doing so, Wieland brings together his own kind of “scientific” approach with memories and fictions. An important aspect of his working practice are lecture performances, which present historical reports, personal recollections and scientific data. Accompanied by projections the lecture performances follow associative narrative structures and develop stories between a gripping, poetic and humorous sobriety and tragic-comical incidents. Gernot Wieland has recently exhibited his works and presented his Lecture Performances at “Telling Stories”, Centre PasqArt, Biel/Bienne (2014); “The Bet”, Kunst-Werke-Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2013); “Videonale.14 - Festival for Contemporary Video Art”, Kunst- museum Bonn (2013); “HOTAVANTGARDEHOTHOT”, Oslo10, Basel (2012); “Nach Bonn – Eine Montage”, Kunstverein Bonn (2012); “An exhibition of a Study on Knowledge”, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (2012); “Notre vallée”, Musée du chateau des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard (2011); “Touched”, Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool (2010) and at “Eclats”, CEAAC - Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg (2010).

Gernot participated in PICTURE BERLIN in 2013 and 2014.