Stile der Stadt, Ein Projekt von Filomeno Fusco und Dirck Möllmann


Videopanel 2011

February 19 – 27, 2011

Altonaer Museum, Hamburg


Hans Schabus

Hans Schabus *1970 Watschig, Austria
lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Exhibitions (selected) (S – Solo; G – Group)
2010 6. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin (G)
2008 I repeat myself when under stress, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, USA (G)
2005 Das Letzte Land (The Last Land), Österreichischer Pavillon, 51. Biennale Di Venezia, Italien (S)
2002 Manifesta 4 – Europäische Biennale zeitgenössischer Kunst, Frankfurt

Awards and Fellowships (selected)
2006 Arnold Bode Preis, Kassel
2005 MAK Schindler Scholarship, Los Angeles
2002 Staatsstipendium für bildende Kunst, Wien
2001 Hilde-Goldschmidt Preis, Kitzbühel


2010, HD video on BlueRay-disc (CinemaScope 1:2.35 on 16:9),
colour, sound, 9:28 min.
Director of photography, editing: Robert Schabus,
sound from: Sam Peckinpah The Wild Bunch, 1969

Supported by Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes

A backyard. The streets of a city. Noises from people, pieces of Spanish conversation, English voices. A guitar starts playing a Mexican song. The sound seems to come from another world. Images show a gradual approach from the street to a studio. The acoustics slowly soar into a 5-minute all-out shooting. “Fight!”, the last dying man moans. Hans Schabus had the surroundings and the deserted interior of his Vienna studio filmed – following the exact settings, focal lengths, and camera movements from the showdown of Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969). Today’s images are linked with the soundtrack of the CinemaScope original. Using the audio track exactly as in the original, but in a different context, creates a new space for the eyes and ears. Images and sound reach into space and unfold a narrative life between contrasts. Atelier celebrates the destruction in creativity, the formation of myths in the media, and material memory in virtual projections. In the Altonaer Museum, this takes place between head-high glass cases with models of sailing ships, made in 1900.