Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Judith Albert_moving pictures_oxford_january

Judith Albert’s video series ‘moving pictures’ has an interdisciplinary character. The five works transcend the moving and the still picture and themes of classical painting, with subtle references to old masters absorbed by a contemporary medium. The scenes touch on various narratives, and themes of beauty, temporality, movement and standstill are communicated to the viewer in Albert’s strong visual language. Albert’s moving tableaux were screened for the first time at the auditorium at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford and captivated the audience. The short films were accompanied by Michael Donhauser’s poetry, recited in both German and English by the poet himself. The bond between the visual artist and the poet goes back many years and although the work of each has influenced the other, this project in Oxford was their first conscious collaboration. Over a period of two weeks after the opening performance and screening, Judith Albert’s ‘moving pictures’ were installed and screened in the university’s gallery alongside publications of Donhauser’s poetry which were on display.