Weekend, 2010

80 site-specific fly-posters
New Commission


In his fly-posted photomontage, sampled from the notorious long take in Weekend (1967), Stefan Zeyen freezes Godard's infamous ciphers of car-crash capitalism on their murderous mission to Oinville. Tracking the outside wall of Cornerhouse, Weekend is a static spatial rendering of screen time at one of Manchester's most traffic-laden junctions.


Farewell, 2009

HD digital video, 1 min 41 sec
UK Premiere


Farewell features the image of a woman gazing back from the passenger seat of a convertible heading towards a vanishing point, however she never seems to get any further away, instead her image is scaled up in counter movement causing the picture quality to corrode.


Stefan Zeyen was born in 1968 in Essen, Germany, aborted his studies of philosophy to study painting at the art academies of Antwerp and Brussels. Following post-graduate studies at the Rijksacademy Amsterdam, he came to Berlin in 1995, where, with the exception of a year's fellowship at the media academy (KHM)


in Cologne in 1996, he still resides. Amongst other prizes he obtained an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, in 1997. He has been nominated for the Medienkunstpreis at the ZKM Karlsruhe in 2001.


His work has been shown extensively in mainland Europe, including Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2001), ZKM Karlsruhe in 2003, ARC and Louvre in Paris in 2003 and 2004 (as part of the film collective Histoires parallèles). His film Farewell premiered at Berlinale 2009 in the section Forum Expanded.