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Peter Weibel

Depiction is a crime. Video works 1969-1975


Format: DVD

Genre: Experimental

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Born on March 5, 1945 in Odessa, Ukraine. Having fled to Austria, he grew up in Ried im Innkreis, Upper Austria. When graduating from school in 1963 he studied French, film and comparative literature for a year in Paris before transferring to medicine in Vienna in 1964, later changing to mathematics specialising in logic. Peter Weibel´s artistic work may be chiefly subsumed under such categories as concept art, performance, experimental film, video art, computer art and generally, so-called “media art”. Starting from semiotic and linguistic reflections (Jakobson, Peirce, Wittgenstein et al), Peter Weibel evolved an artistic language which led him from experimental literature to performance. In his performative actions he not only investigated the “media” of language and body but also film, video, audiotape and interactive electronic environments. He critically analysed their function for the construction of reality. In addition to actions carried out in cooperation with representatives of the Wiener Aktionismus (Vienna Actionism), from 1967 he worked on an “expanded cinema” (together with VALIE EXPORT, Ernst Schmidt jr. and Hans Scheugl). This work was inspired by the Expanded Cinema America and reflects the ideological and technical conditions of filmic representation.
File under: performance
Cat. number: index 024
Year: 1975