Scene from ARTS + CRAFTS SPECTACULAR #1 (photo © Wolf & Ritterskamp)

The animation features the artists Gilbert & George on their day out in the countryside. It deals with the age-old antagonisms between the countryside and the city, between telling a story and being a story.

Ian Ritterskamp was born in Düsseldorf in 1974. He studied at the Edinburgh Napier University and at the Academy of Arts Düsseldorf. His film & video work, including SEEDBED 2007 (a video performance with Anthony d'Offay) as well as the animation OUR HOUSE (a brief overview of 40 years performance history) are included in the Sammlung Goetz. He has been collaborating with Sébastien Wolf on numerous occasions, as with ARTS + CRAFTS SPECTACULAR #1.

Sébastien Wolf was born in Essen in 1976. He studied at the Academy of Arts Düsseldorf from 1997-2004. His films include: BOB LOG III’S ELECTRIC FENCE STORY (2004, with Tinka Stock), OUR HOUSE (2006, with Ian Ritterskamp and Tinka Stock), KHAN: B-MOVIE (2007, with Tinka Stock), MEDIENGRUPPE TELEKOMMANDER: ES GIBT IMMER WAS ZU TUN (2010, with Ian Ritterskamp), ARTS + CRAFTS SPECTACULAR #1 (2010, with Ian Ritterskamp), and HANGING AROUND (2010, with Tinka Stock). He lives and works in Berlin.
Genre Animation, Art
Category Short
Year of Production 2010
Directors Ian Ritterskamp, Sébastien Wolf
Screenplay Ian Ritterskamp, Sébastien Wolf
Cinematography Ian Ritterskamp, Sébastien Wolf
Producers Ian Ritterskamp, Sébastien Wolf
Voice Gilbert & George
Length 1 min
Format DCP, DigiBeta, DVD, color, 4:3
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, French
Festivals Achtung Berlin 2010, Flensburg 2010, Hamburg 2010, London Animation Festival 2010, Melbourne Animation Festival 2011, Impakt Utrecht 2010, Exground Wiesbaden 2010, SICAF Seoul 2010, Bamberg 2011, Stuttgart Filmwinter 2011, Triennale Fellbach 2010, Australian International Animation Festival 2011, Outfest Los Angeles 2011, CFC Toronto 2011
Awards Short Tiger 2011

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