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The Hug
Untitled #1

 
Christian Niccoli (Italy 1976) lives and works in Berlin.

"My work derives from the observation of certain social everyday phenomena that I feel are relevant. The central thread running thematically through my work is the human relationship between individuals in a familiar and amicable as well as a partnership - based context; and consequently the desires, dreams and expectations connected with our living together. Beyond this, I am concerned with relationship between the individual and his context: to what degree is he conditioned by it? How should he present himself to the outside to feel integrated? Such inclinations are evident in trend - gadgets established in youth fashion. I focus on social phenomena, putting down in writing or drawing situations that catch my eye, reconstructing and releasing them from their original context, and then emphasizing them through the medium of video and photography. Through the media of video and photography, I reconstruct everyday-life scenes, as a young couple hugging on bench in a park (The hug, 2003) changing the coordinates in the way to underline the social and existential intentions of the protagonists." --Christian Niccoli

The Hug (2003) A young couple is sitting on a bench in a park. The scene has been photographed from two perspectives, in order that the observer, entering the space, catches sight of two different but identical perspectives of the same subject. Despite the physical closeness and the almost idyllic setting; although everything is perfect or maybe exactly because of that, both youngsters reaches unexpectedly for a remote control and switches off the other. ASSISTANCE Pietro Mele CAST Cecile Engelen, Panagiotis Gliatas

Untitled#1 (2009) Using slow-motion, the video shows a young man's fall. The exact starting point and the exact end of the fall are not clear. The falling is bedded in a lack of context which on one hand suggests absolute freedom and boundlessness but on the other hand instability and forlornness. CAMERA Andreas Steffan TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Christoph Skofic CAST Christoph Steinicke MUSIC Aritape FUNDING Art fund of the Provincial Government of South Tyrol, Weisscam Hispeed Technologies (Munich), Municipality of Forst (Lausitz)

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