NEÏL BELOUFA, Topics Values at Kunsthaus Glarus (Switzerland)
from 13 November 2011 – 22 January 2012
all images © WFW
In parallel with ANNETTE AMBERG’s exhibition at Kunsthaus Glarus, French-Algerian artist NEÏL BELOUFA has created a chaotic universe around his video works including People’s passion, lifestyle, beautiful wine, gigantic glass towers, all surrounded by water (2011), Tour (2010), and Kempinski (2007).
Entering the darkened space, one first encounters the first video installation where People’s passion, lifestyle, beautiful wine, gigantic glass towers, all surrounded by water (2011) is projected onto a layer of screens both interrupting a one-dimensional view on the video. Alongside that, his great video Kempinski (2007), a science fiction documentary shot in Mali featuring interviews with local inhabitants as they imagine their visions of the future, is projected onto raw wooden panels. In addition several assemblage-sculptures and wall-based works are installed on the floor of the room and form a chaotic universe through which the viewer passes and in which images, shapes, and materials appear at once as interconnected and as autonomous entities.
Working in the interstices of reality and fiction, artwork and display, object and subject, NEÏL BELOUFA has built an eerie universe where each detail seems like the pieces of a life-sized puzzle.
And good news: Topics Values is actually on view at Kunsthaus Glarus through January 22nd, 2012.