Candice Breitz,(b.1972 in Johannesburg), the South African photographer and video artist now living in Berlin, will bring four key video works to EMMA. Breitz is known for her technically demanding kaleidoscopic, multi-channel video installations which, on the basis of commercial pop culture, study the impact of film- and pop-stars on the life of their fans.
EMMA will show the 14-channel music video King (A Portrait of Michael Jackson) 2005 interpreted by Michael Jackson fans and the 30-channel music video Queen (A Portrait of Madonna) 2005 interpreted by Madonna fans.
Him, 1968 - 2008. Seven-Channel installation. Duration - 28 minutes, 49 seconds. Installation View: Kunsthalle Berlin. Photograph: Jens Ziehe, Berlin. Ed. 3 + A.P.
The 7-channel film world video works Him, 1968.2008 and Her, 1978-2008 will also be shown. Him is a video compilation of 23 Jack Nicholson films made over 40 years while Her presents Meryl Streep in film roles spanning 30 years. In the video works Nicholson and Streep are detached from the images and connections of the original material and appear to be holding a conversation with themselves.
Her, 1978 - 2008. Seven-Channel installation. Duration - 23 minutes, 56 seconds. Installation View: Kunsthalle Berlin. Photograph: Jens Ziehe, Berlin. Ed. 3 + A.P.
Candice Breitz is an important and internationally renowned video artist whose works have been widely shown in Europe and the United States.