Jan Verbeek

Jan Verbeek open sky Jan Verbeek, German media artist, born in 1966 in Bonn. He studied video art and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf under Nan Hoover and Nam June Paik (Meisterschüler / master grade student) and audio-visual art at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. Verbeek's video and installation work is based on a sensitive observation of reality. It is characterised by a deli-cate interaction of image and sound and an original way how time and space work together. Jan Verbeek’s work is shown worldwide in numerous festivals and museums and he received international art prizes. Many of his works are in public collections, e.g. his film "On a Wednesday Night in Tokyo" at the MoMA, New York.

Showing On Air: Open Sky (2003)

A meadow. Two children build a cardboard house. Light and noise is coming from the open sky. The children move like dancers. On their terrace they reach, unprotectedly and happy, the end of the world.


- Homepage of Jan Verbeek: www.janverbeek.de - Jan Verbeek at the Inter Media Art Institute: www.imaionline.de