3 June – 3 July 2005
IT IS HARD TO TOUCH THE REAL
100 works by 60 artists
Videoarchive initiated by Sören Grammel, Maria Lind, Katharina Schlieben and Ana Paula Cohen, produced by Kunstverein München.
Organized by Anders Smebye and Kjersti Solberg Monsen (UKS)
Video screening by Marianne Zamecznik
Est its schwer das Reale zu berühren (It is hard to touch the real) is an archive which includes more than 100 video works by 60 artists for whom the notion of the “documentary” provides an important subject of investigation. Documentarism is one of the most prevalent approaches to video making in contemporary art. It is based on the notion of directly confronting the viewer with a reality or an event which appears to exist independently of the documentary’s ability to mediate information. The artist involved in It is hard to touch the real both embrace documentarist and question it in various ways.