Gábor Õsz (Dunaújváros, HU, 1962) lives and works in Haarlem.
Selected for On the Move: the video installation Das Fenster (2012 / 2014).
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About Das Fenster (2012 / 2014)
In the video installation Das Fenster Gábor Õsz shows a breathtaking view of a mountain landscape. The idyllic scene betrays nothing of the layered constellation of historic events, film history and photography that the artist presents with this work. The video is based on a postwar photo of the remains of Adolf Hitler’s villa in Berghof. Õsz became fascinated by the immense, four-by-eight-meter window through which the Führer enjoyed a panoramic view of the famous Unterberg. The proportions of Hitler’s window onto the world closely approximate those of a cinema screen. Later, Õsz discovered that the window had an aspect ratio that corresponds to the frame ratio of analogue film, a medium of which Hitler was an avid fan. In Das Fenster, Õsz projects colored-in sections of film the size of the window over a digital projection of the entire window with its view over the landscape. Õsz overlays and connects these enigmatic findings and associations with clarity and insight.
More ON THE MOVE
Club Donny │ Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos │ Verena Blok │ Sara Blokland │Olivier van Breugel and Simone Mudde │ Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács │ Sarah Carlier │ Elspeth Diederix │ Meike Eggers and Michael Anhalt │ Ringel Goslinga │ Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen │ Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong │ Thomas Kuijpers │ Kadir van Lohuizen │ Anaïs Lopez, Eva Smallegange and Linda Braber | Hans van der Meer │ Theo Niekus │ Gábor Õsz │ Rune Peitersen │ Ahmet Polat │ Johannes Schwartz │ Petra Stavast │ Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort │ Martine Stig │ Nadine Stijns │ Andrea Stultiens │Elisabeth Tonnard │ Witho Worms and Hans Gremmen