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Georgia Museum of Art to show Hitchcock-inspired video art
Bernd Oppl, Hotel Room, 2012. Video, 6 minutes.
ATHENS, GA.- The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will feature the exhibition “Bernd Oppl: Inhabited Interiors,” organized by Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art, June 21 to Sept. 16, 2014, in the Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery, which focuses on new-media art.

The exhibition consists of three short films inspired by the work of Alfred Hitchcock and horror film aesthetics: “Hotel Room,” “Flock” and “Sick Building.” Oppl builds miniature architectural models, then introduces an unpredictable element into the scene and films the result, often rotating the model to produce visual effects. For example, “Flock” features a home inhabited by a strange, dark dust cloud, while in “Sick Building” a gelatinous substance drips from floor to ceiling. The spaces themselves, lacking human figures, act as protagonists in the digital story.

Valeri said, “Oppl’s painstaking process is especially interesting to me. He spends a lot of time watching films to ‘collect samples’ to synthesize into one model, which he sketches on a computer. Then, he searches for the perfect material to invade the space—in the case of ‘Flock,’ poppy seeds—and finally builds and mechanizes the model. In the final product, the model looks like a life-size interior, and the poppy seeds look like dust or a shadow.”

By having the moving images seem to defy the laws of physics, Oppl attempts to make the viewer question reality and captivate his or her attention.

Valeri added, “In the end, the video camera is the middle man, and it completely changes our perception. Oppl calls it ‘the displacement of the eye by camera.’”

The films themselves range from 4 to 7 minutes long. Oppl’s art has appeared in film festivals all over the world, including in Croatia and the Netherlands.





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