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Photo: Sebastian Stumpf video still form the work "Islands" (2014)

For his residency at BAC, the German artist Sebastian Stumpf will travel by simple means, cycling from his hometown Leipzig to Visby, where he will arrive with his bike six days later on August 20th. The experimental voyage will take more time than his actual stay on Gotland.

A continuous, linear movement by bike and boat will pause on the island – the point of return. The “residence” is shifted into motion and the production of a material art work is dissolved into a performative, low impact voyage.

Sebastian Stumpf (born 1980) is a visual artist. His photographs, video projections, and site-specific installations consist of the combination of incidental interventions and their recording and reproduction. The movements test the gaps, vacancies, or transitional possibilities of architecture, as well as the boundaries of photographic and cinematic images. They relate to performative practices from the history of art and film, and react in diverging ways to functionality, rationalization, and conventions. His works question a human perception that is increasingly shaped by virtual realities with precise arrangements of immediate physical experience and the photographic image.

Since 2008 Sebastian Stumpf has shown his works internationally in group and solo exhibitions. In 2016 he received the Scholarship for Contemporary German Photography of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, and a Fellowship at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. Currently he participates in the group exhibition “Stance and Fall – A Wavering World” at Marta Herford and “Gropius House contemporary” at Bauhaus Dessau. Solo exhibitions of Sebastian Stumpfs work have been held among others at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, the Landesgalerie Linz and the Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin. In 2016 he received the Scholarship for Contemporary German Photography of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, and a Fellowship at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. Currently works of his can be seen in the group exhibitions “Stance and Fall – A Wavering World” at Marta Herford and “Bauhaus contemporary” at the Bauhaus Dessau.

Photo: Sebastian Stumpf video still form the work "Islands" (2014)

Support

Sebastian Stumpf’s residency is produced in collaboration with Goethe-Institut.

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