STUDIO 54: Filmprogramm with works by DOMINIK GEIS
Dominik Geis’ video collages are based on found-footage videos and animations of his own. His rhythmic cut, self-composed music, and sound collages produce dramaturgical, choreographic videos and video installations. He dissects the footage, thereby redirecting our attention and, for example by means of loops, opening up untapped visual spaces and levels. His physical and poetic video compositions enable an aesthetic experience that opens up a narrative thread of its own, one that makes reference to a wider context and at the same time to the observer.
Dominik Geis was born in 1985 in Würzburg, Germany. Between 2007 and 2010 he studied Painting and Sculpture at Freie Akademie der bildenden Künste in Essen, and between 2010 and 2018 Fine Art at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Prof. Marcel Odenbach’s class. In 2018 he completed his studies as a master student. His works have been shown in solo exhibitions (das junge museum in Bottrop, Galerie Engelage & Lieder, David Behning Galerie) and various group exhibitions including in Paris and Los Angeles. In Düsseldorf his work was recently on display at KIT – Kunst im Tunnel and K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. In 2018 he was awarded the Baker Tilly artists’ scholarship for his graduation project “The Beauty of it”. In 2019 Geis was awarded the NRW.Bank Art Prize and selected for the LKART artist-in-residence program of the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION.
The artist will give an introduction into his new work STIGMA (video, 30′, color, sound), which will be presented for the first time to the public. Admission is free. Location: Cinema of the JSC Düsseldorf (basement).