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Corpo Fechado, 2016

video installation

Mario Pfeifer, Corpo Fechado, 2016, 4K video installation, color, surround sound
Mario Pfeifer, Corpo Fechado, 2016, 4K video installation, color, surround sound
Mario Pfeifer, Corpo Fechado, 2016, 4K video installation, color, surround sound
Mario Pfeifer, Corpo Fechado, 2016, 4K video installation, color, surround sound
Mario Pfeifer, Corpo Fechado, 2016, 4K video installation, color, surround sound

Research and production assistance by Rodrigo Rodriguez
Animation design by Jonas Dahl
Architectural renderings by Sebastian Lippok
Music by Kamran Sadeghi
Sound design by Thomas Wallmann

Brazil, Germany, USA
© 2016 Mario Pfeifer, KOW

Supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department

Mario Pfeifer

Mario Pfeifer was born in 1981 in Dresden, Germany. His work explores representational structures and conventions in the medium of film, in locations ranging from Mumbai to California to the Western Sahara. Conceiving each project out of a specific cultural situation, he researches social-political backgrounds and weaves further cross-cultural art historical, filmic and political references into a richly layered practice, ranging from film and video installations to photographs and text installations. Often, Pfeifer collaborates on publications that reconsider these projects, offering research materials and critical investigations by writers and thinkers of related fields, concerning issues suggested in his projects for a wider social-political discussion. After his studies in Leipzig (HGB) and Berlin (UDK), Pfeifer graduates from Willem de Rooij's class at Städelschule Frankfurt in 2008. He is a Fulbright fellow in Los Angeles (California Institute of the Arts) in 2008/09. Further grants and projects lead him to Bangkok, Mumbai, Marrakesh, Beirut, Tierra del Fuego, Santiago de Chile, and New York. Mario participated in the 10th Berlin Biennale (2018), the 11th Bienal do Mercosul (2017), the 3° Montevideo Bienal (2016) as well as the 4th Marrakesh Biennal (2012). Survey exhibitions took place in 2016 at the GfZK Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig and in 2019 at The Power Plant Toronto. In 2019 IDFA commissioned the first performance work AGAIN – Live which premiered at Amsterdam's Pakhuis de Zwijger. Pfeifer lives in Berlin and Dresden.



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