In Die Siedlung the backdrop of an East German housing project as the ruins of a utopia serves as a starting point to probe the system’s socio-political transformations. The film The Making of Otjesd, which confronts fictions with real shots, is linked to the "staged" Otjesd, whose main characters are Russian emigrants waiting in line in front of the German consulate in Moscow. Rien du Tout is the story of a director who shoots a film on the inhabitants of Paris suburbs. Maya Schweizer collaborated with von Wedemeyer on this film.
Von Wedemeyer himself will introduce the film and will take part in a debate with Tomáš Pospiszyl afterward.
Clemens von Wedermeyer, born in Göttingen (1974). Lives and works in Berlin and Leipzig. Studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, germany (1998-2002).
Solo exhibitions (selection): Koelnischer Kunstverein, 2006, CAC Bretigny Sur Orge, 2006, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, 2003.
Group exhibitions (selection): 4th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2006, The pantagruel Syndrom, T-Triennale Torino, Projekt Migration, Koelnischer Kunstverein, Die fotografierte Stadt, Galerie fuer zeitgenissische Kunst Lepizig, 2005, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2005, Pilot 1, International Art Forum London, 2004, Utopia Station, Haus der Kunst Muenchen, 2004, Shrinking Cities, Kunst-Werke Berlin, 2004, Grenzbespielungen: Performativitat und Ubergangszonen, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, 2002, ad.