DER ZWEITE BLICK | SECOND VIEWING

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Architecture, Exhibition, Photography

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The European Architectural Photography Prize has been awarded by the Stuttgart based charity foundation “Architekturbild” in cooperation with the German Architecture Museum since 1995. Starting point of the competition was an observation that architectural photography in the journal landscape has taken a too commercial direction and therefore in contrast to that an artistic and cultural significance with a focus on an exploration of the built environment was given more importance.

The theme of the 10th competition in 2013 was titled “In the Spotlight | Focus of Attention”. Among contributions of 175 participants from all around the world, the jury awarded the Series “The development of new neighbourhoods in the heart of the City” by Frank Bayh & Steff Rosenberger-Ochs  with the first prize. The Second prizes went to Stanislaw Chomicki and Nadia Pugliese. The 28 best photo series’ of the increasingly internationally renowned architectural Photography Prize “Architekturbild” can be seen in this group exhibition.

On the occasion of the10th anniversary the exhibition “Der zweite Blick | Second Viewing” will also present selected works from the years 1995 to 2011 within the same exhibition. This also includes the series “Urban Nature” by Nils Clauss, which was awarded with the 1st price within this competition in 2011.

Both the exhibitions will be shown as a Bildsprachen photo project within the Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Monday to Friday (6am to 7pm) & Saturdays (7.30am to 5pm) between the 10th of April and 21st of June. For further information click here.

Kwangho Lee. TRANSLATING FURNITURE

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 in Architecture, Commercial, Film

This film features the work of Korean furniture artist Kwangho Lee, winner of the YÉOL Young Craftsman Award 2013. The film is a collaboration between Nils Clauss and Adam Hobbs. Commissioned as a reflection of Kwangho’s talented work, this film provides a unique experience of a young boy discovering art and design.

The music composition is “Snow Filled Summer” by offthesky. The track was altered from the original for the purposes of the project. To purchase the original track please visit bandcamp.com

MEMORIES OF AN ARTISAN

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in Commercial, Film

This film pays homage to the work of Korean craftsman Kim Soo-Young, winner of the YÉOL Award for Craftsman of the Year 2013. The intense heat required to forge his materials are juxtaposed with the harsh Korean winter landscape in which Kim Soo-Young lives and works.

Korean folk and rock singer, Hahn Dae-soo, recites an original poem written by Yoon Jiyeong that has been inspired by the footage from this film.

The music is a track called “her soft circumference” by offthesky.

CHOA . VIMEO STAFF PICK Award

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in Commercial, Film

Choa_poster_image_staff_pick_650pxGreat News! The short documentary CHOA has been selected for the VIMEO STAFF PICK CHANNEL. After the music video LONELY C and the documentary ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE NORTH, the nomination for CHOA has been Nils Clauss’ 3rd VIMEO STAFF PICK AWARD to date.

The VIMEO STAFF PICK CHANNEL is the most prestigious channel to find on VIMEO. The channel is run by the VIMEO employees. They select their favorite videos on a daily basis and promote them through their website. Their channel description reads the following: “We really love videos, and these are the videos we really, really love. All of these videos have been hand picked by the real humans who work at Vimeo. We hope you enjoy them!”

CHOA is a short documentary on Choa Choi, who is a female Korean ice hockey player playing in a men’s team. Nils Clauss made this video in collaboration with Adam Hobbs for Underwood International College of Yonsei University, Seoul.

Follow this link in order to check out this short documentary.

CHOA . Short Documentary

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 in Commercial, Film

CHOA is a short documentary on Choa Choi, who is a female Korean ice hockey player playing in a men’s team. Nils Clauss made this video in collaboration with Adam Hobbs for Underwood International College of Yonsei University, Seoul. The featured music is a track called “With Many Tears” by Candlegravity.

Hyundai wins three RED DOT DESIGN AWARDS

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in Architecture, Commercial, Film, Media, Photography

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The Vision Hall Media Wall at Hyundai Motor Group University, Mabuk Campus, in South Korea has been awarded with three RED DOT DESIGN AWARDS in the categories of BEST EVENT DESIGN, BEST INTERACTIVE FILM & BEST CORPORATE FILM. All the photographs and videos supporting the award application by Hyundai Motor Group, Do Ho Suh and Universal Everything have been shot by Nils Clauss. Further images are posted here.

Vision Hall, which belongs to a human resources development centre of Hyundai Motor Group, was designed for its employees to visually experience the company’s philosophy. The hall uses state-of-the-art technology like a 3D sound system of 36 channels and a media wall (24 x 3.5 metres) to present interactive content of up to 48K resolution spread across 730 micro-tiles. The current multi- media exhibition of international artists was organised to stimulate an ongoing dialogue between the company and employees. Vision Hall and the selected artworks are meaningful, as they open up a space of dialogue and reflect on the company’s willingness to communicate.

The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. Since 1955, designers and producers can apply for the prizes with the winners being presented in an annual ceremony. The Red Dot Design Award has more than 11,000 submissions from 61 countries.

Group exhibition. FOTOGALERIE f75

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 in Exhibition, Photography

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The group exhibition ARCHITEKTURBILD 1995-2011 | DER ZWEITE BLICK is shown at Fotogalerie f75 in Stuttgart, Germany, between the 5th of November and the 13th of December.

The international photography prize ARCHITEKTURBILD has been initiated in 1995 and has been awarded in 2013 for the tenth time. Therefore the anniversary exhibition THE SECOND LOOK features a selection of all the award winning series of the EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE between 1995-2011, including the URBAN NATURE series by Nils Clauss. Catalogs can be purchased in the gallery f75. For further information please check the gallery’s website.

Place: Fotogalerie f75, Filderstraße 75 (Marienplatz), 70180 Stuttgart
Opening times: Thursday and Friday, 15 – 19 pm & also by appointment

Urban Island . Shortlisted for 2013 Film Grant

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in Film

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Good News! URBAN ISLAND, a documentary music video by Nils Clauss and Namhui Park, has been shortlisted among 10 finalists for the 2013 Film Grant of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation. The video features the song VARÚÐ by Icelandic band SIGUR RÓS.

The story focuses on 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.

In case you are interested in watching the video, feel free to follow this link.

Published in NAH MAGAZINE

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in Architecture, Photography

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Nils Clauss was recently invited by Nah Magazine to a weekend trip to Songsogotaek, a hanok house in Deokcheon Village, which is said to date back to 1880. The magazine article is based on an interview with Clauss and also features some photographs, which he took of the traditional architecture by night.

Nah Magazine is distributed through iPublics and can be found in all major bookshops throughout Korea.

Do Ho Suh – Perfect Home . Idea Books

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 in Architecture, Photography, Print

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The catalogue for Korean sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh’s exhibition PERFECT HOME at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japan), is now available for purchase through Idea Books.

This large-format book, for the most part photographed by Nils Clauss on location in Japan, does ample justice to Suh’s work, which deals with the ways we occupy and inhabit public space. His site-specific installations reflect an interest in the malleability of space, both in physical and metaphorical manifestations, addressing links between the individual, collective and anonymous. In the case of the Kanazawa exhibition in Japan, he created huge houses using transparent fabric. Full perspectives of these and other works are shown in the catalogue including written contributions by curator Hiromi Kurosawa, Yoshikazu Nango and Felicity D. Scott.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, hb, Japanese/English, ISBN 9784903205403, €70.35.