Alexander Heim, ‘Untitled’, 2014, Galerie Karin Guenther

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About Alexander Heim

Alexander Heim uses video and installation to deconstruct perceptions of mundane everyday occurrences, exploring the intersection of nature with the man-made world. In the video work Costa (2008), Heim’s camera follows the activities of pigeons loitering at an active London coffee shop. The presence of birds in a constructed environment is familiar, but defamiliarized by the accompanying soundtrack of daily routines: running water, brushing teeth, jingling keys. Another work, Untitled (Dog) (2006), follows a stray dog through the streets of China, its natural survival instincts unfolding in the planned urban environment overrun by cars and technology.

German, b. 1977

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Galerie Karin Guenther at Art Basel 2011