311 (2018)

computer-generated photographic diptych
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311 is a study about focus distribution based on a 3D-scanned face, fed through a computer-simulated (optically impossible) camera.

FOCUS BIAS CHART


© 2018 AN LAPHAN


BOD_ALP_A0_BORDERDELETE (2018)

photocomposite diptych
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BOD_ALP_A0_BORDERDELETE are failed attempts of mapping my own body. They are composites of close-up body pictures, stitched together with sallelite imaging software in order to create incomplete, yet absurdly high resolution continents of the body.

© 2018 AN LAPHAN

A ROSEMARY PRAYER (2017-ongoing)

A ROSEMARY PRAYER is an ongoing speculative-memory narrative. It tells the oral history of the disappearance of a person and its repercussions.
It will be released through cinematic fragments, suspected to be part of a coherent narrative megastructure.

FRAGMENTS

NARRATIVE FRAGMENTS (A; B)

2-channel composite (1‘41‘‘, 2015/2017)
2 ⋅ 2.00:1 ashpherical widescreen, stereophonic sound

Featuring MAX VIKTOR, BIANCA KENNEDY and AN LAPHAN

Directed by AN LAPHAN
Cinematography by AN LAPHAN and VICTOR VAN WETTEN
Visual Effects by VICTOR VAN WETTEN
Sound Design by SEBASTIAN SCHÖNFELD (OWL YEAH)
Set Sound by CARINA OBRECHT

© 2017 AN LAPHAN


STATE (2016-ongoing)

1-channel video (1’00” each, 2016)
1,66:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic sound

COMPILATION OF THE FIRST AND SECOND CYCLE (c1, c2) (6’24”)

STATE (2016/2017) from An Laphan on Vimeo.

STATE is an ongoing interdisciplinary series of one-minute long audiovisual miniatures. It deals with descriptions of liminal conditions; absurd snapshots of an in-between condition, that can be deciphered as transgressions in the private, the interpersonal and the social.

The ongoing series will be annually released in cycles (of three miniatures each).

In collaboration with SEBASTIAN SCHÖNFELD.


FIRST CYCLE (c1)

1-channel video (1’00” each, 2016)
1,66:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic sound

COMPILATION OF THE FIRST CYCLE (c1) (3’18”)


SECOND CYCLE (C2)

1-channel video (1’00” each, 2017)
1,66:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic sound

COMPILATION OF THE SECOND CYCLE (c2) (3’18”)

IN EXHIBITION

The first cycle of STATE has been shown in the group exhibition PROVOKATEURE (Anne Pfeifer, Lucy König, Marie Lynn Speckert, Nicola Alessandrini, Nils Franke, Peter Untermaierhofer, Simone Häckel, Simone Zewnik, Valentina Murabito) at Galerie Størpunkt Jan 14 – Feb 19 2016.

The first and second cycle of STATE has been shown in the group exhibition KOPFKINO (Wolf-Roberto Schimpf, Nils Blau, Cigdem Aky, Julia Emslander, Eva-Marlene Etzel, Lea Grebe, Dana Greiner, Katharina Lehmann, Analía Martínez, Patrick Ostrowsky, Lena Policzka, Julian Rabus mit SUPER REALITY & Florian Tenk) at Dachauer Wasserturm, Apr 28 – May 7 2017.

© 2016/2017 AN LAPHAN/SEBASTIAN SCHÖNFELD


SEMBLANCE (2017)

2-channel video installation (1’00” loop, 2017)
2·1.78:1 aspeherical widescreen, quadrophonic sound

SEMBLANCE (2017) from An Laphan on Vimeo.

The 2-channel video installation SEMBLANCE deals with questions deriving from the beaudrillardian terms of HYPERREALISM and the SIMULACRUM. It centers around the question of how to dissimulate an image without an obvious original.
The objects seen in moving-image are 3D-scanned representations of sculptural works of the artist. The sculptures themselves are created with imagery associated with moving-image (film, animation, video art, etc.) in mind. Thus, the established medial feedback loop further blurs the line of what is and what is not the origin of the image.

Video by AN LAPHAN
Soundscape by OWL YEAH

IN EXHIBITION

SEMBLANCE was shown as part of the group exhibition ANCESTOR SIMULATION (with D.A.Y., Iason Konstantinou, Janina Totzauer, Jonas Mayer, Lia Melissa Wehrs, Patrick Tircher, Vanessa Ivan, Violetta Abate, curated by Mehmet Dayi) at Kunstarkaden, Munich, Jan 24 – Feb 18 2017.

 


ISHI (2016)

1-channel film installation (21‘20‘‘, 2016)
2.00:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic sound

SYNOPSIS

A wife waits for her dead husband.

An adaption of three japanese poems in three different translations.
An examination of waiting and the slowness of time.
An exercise in slow cinema.

Starring FRANZISKA GUROWIETZ

Director, Producer, Cinematograher, Screenplay, Editor AN LAPHAN
Sound Design, Sound Mixer, Sound Editor OWL YEAH
Assistant Director and Sound Recordist RICHIE WILDE
Based upon poems by KAKINOMOTO NO HITOMARO and YOSAMI NO OTOME

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released DEC-01-2016

TEASERS


IN EXHIBITION

ISHI has been presented as part of the KINO DER KUNST programme (with Noa Gur and Dionis Escorsa) at Nir Altman Galerie, Apr 18 – Apr 23 2017.

© 2016 AN LAPHAN


FLAW (2013/2016)

1-channel video (2’15”, 2013/2016)
2.00:1 aspherical widescreen, stereophonic audio

FLAW explores the cartography of the body through extreme close-ups of one’s own physical ‘imperfections‘, accompanied by a soundtrack full of distortions and acoustic textures by SEBASTIAN SCHÖNFELD (OWL YEAH).
A clinical examination of body parts and an honest, intimate self-portrait whose images highlight specific details – hair follicles, freckles, blemishes, pores, orifices, cuts. It is nearly impossible to identify what is shown with images bordering the abstract. (Text: POST BROTHERS)

Video by AN LAPHAN
Soundscape by OWL YEAH


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In EXHIBITION

FLAW was shown as part of the cinema program of the annual JAHRESGABEN exhibition in KUNSTVEREIN MÜNCHEN (DEC 3-11 2016), together with moving-image artworks by Elke Dreier, Nichts Geschossen, M+M, Jovana Reisinger, Yves-Michele Saß, Susanne Steinmassl & Julia Stiebert and Angela Stiegler.

© 2016 AN LAPHAN 


LIGHT SLEEPER (What if my bed is just a shelf for my body?) (2015)

LIGHT SLEEPER (What if my bed is just a shelf for my body?) is an attempt of dealing with insomnia in threshold between dream and daydream and the limits of describing the compulsive world of thought of an insomniac by means of installation, sculpture, object and sound.

It presents the room as a stage, solely occupied by a free-floating sculptural structure hovering over the bed, accompanied by an ambient sound installation, in which the nocturnal noises of a bedroom – the circulation of the heater, the occasional night traffic on the street, random electrical discharge – are hyperreal, in the way only an insomniac can perceive sound in red-eyed phases of unrest. Headphones reveal an ongoing, unbroken stream of consciousness, nearly intelligible words, an almost formulated inner monologue, thought loops that keep the sleeper from sleeping.

Subversively, the installation plays with the irony inherent in the exhibition space: a hotel, an anonymous transfer zone, exclusively built for resting; albeit resting, sleeping is impossible in the traffic of the exhibition, in the unfamiliarity of a hotel bed.

IN EXHIBITION

The installation has been shown in the group exhibition ZIMMER FREI (with Simone Kessler, Johannes Evers, Bianca Patricia, Federico Delfrati, Timur Lukas, Lenka Richterová, Mari Iwamoto, Despo Sophocleous, Johannes Karl, Julia Pfaller, Moritz Kipphardt, Anton Bošnjak, Gülbin Ünlü), curated by Mehmet Dayi in the Hotel Mariandl Oct 13-18 2015.

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© 2016 AN LAPHAN


EVA PERSONA (2015)

EVA PERSONA is a series of artworks that challenges the concept of the portrait. The artworks investigate the limitations of depicting a human face, hence asking questions about the properties and conditions of being a person.

The face is presented through flatbed-image planes as well as time-based video representations in two-, three- and four-dimensional projections.

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EVA PERSONA

1-channel video (3’34”, 2015)
1,78:1 aspherical widescreen

EVA PERSONA from An Laphan on Vimeo.

EVA PERSONA (Exhibition View) from An Laphan on Vimeo.

EVA PERSONA I-III

EVA PERSONA I (2015); Light box with diapositive slides, 25cm x 25cm, 2015

EVA PERSONA II (2015); 16 arranged lenticular prints, 40cm x 60cm, 2015

EVA PERSONA III (2015); Photographic collage, 60cm x 80cm, 2015

© 2015 AN LAPHAN


VON DER BIENE ZUR WESPE (2013)

mixed-material assemblage

About life and death by reference to the honey bee and the scoliid wasp in two artefacts.

FROM THE BEE TO THE WASP simulates the object fetish of altars and reliquary shrines. The boxes show an ironic depiction of vanitas, in which the life-giving effects of bees are juxtaposed the parasitic and deathbringing qualities of the wasp.

Inside the bee box (left): bee larvae, honey, blossoms, fruit kernel, a belly button and a fruit.
Inside the wasp box (right): a rose chafer in epoxy resin (pierced), the idea of the wasp as parasite, the shells of her hosts, one orange peel.

In honor of the hermeticist poetry.

IN EXHIBITION

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© 2013 AN LAPHAN