Christoph Girardet

Christoph Girardet (born in Langenhagen, Germany, in 1966) works primarily with found footage, mostly from the 1950s and 60s. It serves as source material for his visual research, in the course of which he initially dissembles and deconstructs scenes, before reassembling them in a way such that the actual structures and internal mechanisms of their content are rendered visible. Analysis of found footage thus engenders its own visual world, one that is revealed also in series of small-format framed film stills.

He has been collaborating with Matthias Müller since Phoenix Tapes, a contribution to the group show Notorious – Alfred Hitchcock and Contemporary Art at the Oxford Museum of Modern Art in 1999.



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