Stadtaspekte is a German online magazine in search of “the reverse side of the city”. Through their publications they seek to find out “why and how we live in certain places”. In their recent issue the magazine features Nils Clauss and his URBAN LANDSCAPE and URBAN NATURE series. For more information feel free to check out the article online.
GOOD NEWS! Stuart Howe’s short film HOOKED, which Nils Clauss worked on as a cinematographer, won the BEST DRAMA AWARD at the 7th The Smalls International Film Festival in London 2012. In addition, The Smalls Film Festival 2012 GRAND PRIZE was also awarded to HOOKED. Sponsored by Emerse and Videoseeding, the Grand Prize offers its winner targeted online advertising and marketing grants valued at £10,000.
URBAN ISLAND is a music video by Nils Clauss and Namhui Park for the song VARÚÐ by Icelandic band SIGUR RÓS. It is a portrait of a homeless man in his forties, who has lived on the streets of Seoul for more than 8 years. He has been part of a small homeless community for the past four years, which camps out in a little park next to the train tracks of Yongsan Station. As the man strictly refuses to receive charity, he frequents the city streets each night to make a living by collecting recyclables.
Documenting the hardships of a homeless person working and living within the metropolitan city, challenges general prejudices against people living on the margins of society. The little park next to Yongsan Station, which this community frequents, can be considered as a significant space to find escape and shelter. It also though shows how people are excluded and fenced away from general society. Not only visually, but also in reality this little park is like a small island in the middle of the urban center of Seoul. It is for the audience to decide, if it is island of refugee or exile.
Everyone in Korea is kindly invited to join the opening reception of the group exhibition LIFE A USER’S MANUAL at the CULTURE STATION SEOUL 284 on the 12th of September at 5pm. This group exhibition will premiere URBAN ISLAND, a new video by Nils Clauss and Park Namhui along with music by SIGUR RÓS. For everyone who cannot make the opening reception, this exhibition at SEOUL STATION will be on until the 4th of November 2012.
For more information visit: www.seoul284.org
한국에 있는 친구분들을 전시회 오프닝에 초대 합니다. 문화역서울284 기획전 ‘인생사용법’이라는 전시회인데요, 9월12일 오후 5시에 오프닝을 합니다. URBAN ISLAND라는 주제로 열리는 이 전시회에 SIGUR ROS의 음악을 바탕으로 제작한 뮤직비디오는 박남희와 NILS CLAUSS가 공동 작업을 한 작품입니다. 오프닝 참석에 어려우신 분들은 서울역 전시관에서 2012년 11월 4일까지 관람이 가능하니 꼭 한번 방문해 주세요.
자세한 사항은 사이트를 참고하세요: www.seoul284.org