Mathias Poledna, Untitled (animation drawing) (2013)
Mathias Poledna, Untitled (animation drawing) (2013)
Mathias Poledna, Untitled (animation drawing) (2013)
Mathias Poledna
Untitled (animation drawing), 2013

Mathias Poledna: Untitled (Animation drawing)

April 30 – July 18, 2015
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin

Opening: April 29, 2015, 7 – 9 pm
Gallery Weekend: May 1 – 3, 2015, 12 – 6 pm

the drawings for mathias poledna’s animated film imitation of life, created as the austrian contribution to the biennale di venezia in 2013, were shown on the ground floor of the former einsatzleitung (operations management building). the film, for which new characters were specially created, was made using the historical and labor-intensive technique of hand-produced animated films. the thirty drawings show a small bird that closes one eye and opens it again. mathias poledna surely chose this sequence for our collection due to its connection to a collaborative work by him and karthik pandian that can also be found in our collection (1991, 2010). in the latter work, one eye also closes, but that of a photo model.

axel haubrok

List of works

Mathias Poledna
untitled (Animation drawing), 2013