Oliver Pietsch – The Shape of Things (Germany 2008, 17:30 mins)

Found footage film about the representation of sleep, fear and human desires in movies. The thematic sequences of THE SHAPE OF THINGS project a variety of motifs, interspersing humorous and erotic fantasies, as well as peaceful slumber with multiple phobias, private anxieties and psychological torments. This accumulation of images is open to interpretation as the viewers take their own journey, making their own connections between scenes to form their own individual narratives.

Oliver Pietsch (b.1972, Munich), lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Recent solo exhibitions include From Here to Eternity, MM Projects, Karlsruhe (2012), The Shape of Things, Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia (2011) From Here to Eternity, Myymälä2, Helsinki, Finland (2011); From Here to Eternity, Nettie Horn, London (2010); Pietsch Week, Goff+Rosenthal, New York (2009), The Shape of Things, D.O.B. Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia (2009). Group exhibitions include The Art of Pop Video, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany (2011); Featuring Cinema, Coreana Museum of Art, space*c, Seoul, Korea (2011), No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better. Scheitern, Kunst und Wissen, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany (2010).