The ikono On Air Festival is showing A Time to Love and a Time to Die by Richard Whitby, a London based artist and writer born 1984 in Liverpool: a series of computer generated 3D models based on the soundtrack album cover for Douglas Sirk’s film A Time to Love and a Time to Die. The video is sound-tracked with a damaged vinyl copy of the same soundtrack album. -> From Curator Omar Kholeif - Syndrome of a Decade Background info -> IMDB: A Time to Love and a Time to Die (West Germany, 1958, Director: Douglas Sirk, Screenplay by Orin Jannings, Erich Maria Remarque, Kinski cameo) - In 1944, a company of German soldiers on the Russian front are numbed by the horrors and hardships of war when Private Ernst Graeber's long awaited furlough comes through. Trailer!
Bio: Richard Whitby2011 MRes, Humanities and Cultural Studies, The London Consortium 2009 MA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art 2007 BA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art Selected exhibitions and screenings: 2013 'Auditorium' with Pavilion, Limbo Margate 2013 'Ensemble' Backlit, Nottingham 2012 'The Voice and the Lens' screening programme IKON Birmingham 2012 'Auditorium' with Pavilion at Dilston Grove, London 2012 'When We Build Again, Assembly One: Destruction' Screening and discussion, London 2012 'Plans Within Plans' solo exhibition at The Royal Standard, Liverpool 2011 'Mister Mercer' with Sarah Macdonald and Eleanor Wright, Oriel Sycharth Gallery Wrexham 2011 'American Mountains - Greenway' at Grand Union, Birmingham 2011 Residency exhibition at Meantime Gallery, Cheltenham 2010 'American Mountains - The Last Thing', The Nunnery, London 2010 'Gotta Get Away' Quare, London 2010 'Çiçak', Richard and Michael Whitby, Paradise Lost, London 2010 'Helen', with Jamie George, Lima Zulu, London 2010 'Kam Lee and the Second Look' at Dalston Library (with Siôn Parkinson and Ed Atkins, curated by Rose Lejeune) 2010 'American Mountains', group show at Auto Italia South East, London 2010 'The Bear Pit', solo show with Paradise Lost, London 2009 'Cornerhouse Projects' Cornerhouse, Manchester Richard Whitby is the co-editor of dreck.co.uk
Links- Homepage of Richard Whitby: www.richardwhitby.net - Richard Whitby’s Videos on Vimeo - Interview at whenwebuildagain.org: Assembly 1 // Destruction // Richard Whitby - Article at Double Negative about Richard Whitby
Other Videos by Richard WhitbyThe Beating of Vast Wings! The Beating of Vast Wings: Epilogue Palatul (2011) cicak
Curators' SpecialPart of the curatorial selection of Omar Kholeif.