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Old 07.11.2006, 07:30 AM   #1
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July 1st we opened up our summer exhibition called Film, which is exactly what it is about! We are showing a film installation by Jim O'Rourke in the silo and there also will be an international screening program with 4 artists during the exhibitions 8 weeks including Kazumi Kanemaki, Tanja Schlander, Michael Johansson, Miguel Azcue, Marcus Hamrin & Larissa Tiusainen.

Jim O’Rourke
Not Yet 2003

01.07.2006-27.08.2006

The film Not Yet by Jim O’Rourke, is the first finished and screened film by this musician. It was first shown at the Whitney Biennial in New York in 2004, and later at the Rotterdam Film Festival. In the film he uses a scene from Brian DePalma’s film Blow Out. The camera revolves around a sound technician (played by John Travolta) who enters his studio and discovers that all his magnetic tapes have been erased. The physical effect of this disorienting scene is enhanced by double printing and an eerie, floating soundtrack. O’Rourke has written “In 2003 I discovered a box of tapes I had thought I had erased, and had long forgot about. The tapes were all from between 1986–1991... The box also contained what would become the music for the film Not Yet.”

Jim O'Rourke (born 1969) grew up in Chicago, USA and has worked in music since the mid 80's; playing, composing and producing. He has worked with a numerous people ranging from improvised music to rock including Wilco, Stereolab, John Fahey, Tony Conrad, Derek Bailey, Ikue Mori and Faust. He’s released solo records on Drag City and been part of the bands Sonic Youth, Loose Fur, The Red Crayola, Fennoberg and Gastr del Sol. In 2005 he won a Grammy for his production of Wilco's “A Ghost is Born”. In recent year he’s turned more towards film, which he’s always been a great fan of, scoring for Olivier Assayass, Shinji Aoyama, and Werner Herzog recent “Grizzly Man”. O’Rourke is now residing in Japan where he among other things is making his own art films and installations which has been included in both this years Whitney Biennial in New York as well as in 2004, when the film “Not Yet” was shown.


 


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