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An installation by Swiss artist Yves Netzhammer, running throughout the Animated Encounters festival week.

Formal Conscience (2013) ends the Trilogy started 2011 with Dialogical Abrasion and followed in 2012 by Peripheries of Bodies, within which Swiss artist Yves Netzhammer tries to analyse possible interactions between man and his surroundings. Puppet-like figures represent us as individual human being moving through rooms, or ‘labos’, where different levels of reality are all mixed up and reorganised. Poetic moments of contemplation are combined with nightmares scenarios of loneliness and being alone. Attempts to communicate and to meet/connect with others are rendered impossible. 

Over the years, Yves Netzhammer (born 1970, Schaffhausen) in has developed a multifaceted interdisciplinary body of work unifying graphic, sculptural and computer-animated elements. His surreal objects endlessly extend out into the material universe what his films have conceived in the virtual realm, this way pushing the limits of our own imagination.

Yves Netzhammer will be in conversation with Arnolfini Curator of Exhibitions Axel Wieder on Thursday 19 September 2013 at 5.15pm.

This event is part of the Animated Encounters festival’s celebration of all things Swiss. Also in this programme are the Franz Treichler Plays Dada live score event (Friday 20 September 2013, 8.30pm and The Chalet Show: Swiss Animation Greats, a screening of outstanding animated shorts (Friday 20 September 2013, 5pm). There are also special Swiss screenings and events happening over at Watershed during the week.

Presented by Swiss Films.

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