Christoph Girardet | the artist
The artist Christoph Girardet
Born 1966, Langenhagen, Germany.
Lives and works in Hannover, .
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Since 1989, he has produced video tapes and video installations, since 1994 some of them in collaboration with video artist Volker Schreiner and since 1999 with filmmaker Matthias Müller…
It is the question as to what lies behind the surface of pictures which preoccupies Christoph Girardet. Found footage material, primarily from films of the nineteen-fifties and -sixties, serves as his point of departure for a filmic investigation in which scenes and images are first broken apart and deconstructed…
From the window of a Roman villa, a boy watches expressionless as the city burns in the far distance. Like a photograph, the picture remains static…
Mirror creates an atmospheric image of the 'in between', the nameless sphere between belonging and isolation…