Torsten Lauschmann

5 June – 18 July 2010


Torsten Lauschmann's expansive work incorporates drawing, installation, video, sculpture, performance, events and software creation. His work questions the preconceived, pushes the possible and investigates hidden aspects of media. Alongside his exhibition, Collective initiated a new cross-art form residency for Lauschmann in collaboration with EIFF.

Patchwork Cinema was a body of new work which deconstructed the experience of time and cinema through the projected image using one of the earliest forms of a camera obscura, the now obsolete slide projection and digital video projections. Gallery 2 was an alternative cinema experience with an assemblage of found film footage sourced by the artist and includes early cinema and animation edited to a 42 minute screening.

Gallery 1 functioned as a waiting area for visitors preceding their cinema experience. As part of the waiting space Torsten showed Digital Clock (Growing Zeros) which consisted of a looped 24-hour projection of a
digital clock changed manually by visible hands. Stuntmen in Skirts was a new film work in which Torsten animated a portion of a found still image.


Torsten Lauschmann In Conversation, Thursday 10 June 2010, 5.30-6.30pm
In conversation with Steven Cairns, co-editor of MAP, Torsten discussed his practice and the Patchwork Cinema.

Romana Schmalisch: Mobile Cinema, Thursday 17 June 2010, 7-8pm
Mobile Cinema was a lecture/screening performance using a reconstruction of a film prop from Alexander Medvedkin's film The New Moscow,1938.

Sideshow, Thursday 24 June 2010 8-9pm, The Filmhouse, Lothian Road
Sideshow was a one-off performance/screening event by artist Torsten Lauschmann. Through intervention and technological trickery, Sideshow questioned the formalised cinema experience.

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This is an archived programme entry.

Thomas Abercromby, John, video still, 2023. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Daniel Hughes. Featured: Julia Lau and Nevil Jose.

Thomas Abercromby


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Liza Sylvestre, asweetsea, video still, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

Liza Sylvestre


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