All what is somehow useful | Alles Was Irgendwie Nützt

Video Artist: Pim Zwier
Country: Year: Duration: 7 min 42 sec
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A multitude of animals brought together in a rhythmical sequence of photographs. The images blend together similar to the cross breeding of animals. An accumulation of bygone days, captured in photos, in which the animals are replaceable, but the same employees frequently reappear.

Years of studies and experiments on animals are reduced to a few images per second. The outcome of the research derived from the image or remains a mystery. Seeing is comparing; discovering similarities or differences, seeking for an ideal, gratification of curiosity, optimising utilisation.

‘Alles was Irgendwie Nützt’ is based on the historical glass plate photograph collection ‘Julius Kühn’ of the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

Pim Zwier

Pim Zwier is an independent media-artist / film maker. He obtained his MFA at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam in 2003. The artist make documentaries, short films and video-installations. his films balance between documentary, experimental film and media-art. Zwier’s films and video installations were shown at different international festivals, exhibitions, and on television.