20 Nov – 16 Jan 2011

“I’m cold... did I actually do the bank transfers or not? ... Pass me the coffee... what kind is it? Or is it tea?”

Stefan Panhans

The videoworks by Stefan Panhans train for the worst case.

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They show artificial characters in situations we all seem to know. Shot using just one camera position, actors are staged in minimal scenes, often almost spinning out of control, their hysteria in sharp contrast with the formal setting. The recited texts – spoken by motionless actors, and in staccato – create confusion, seeming to blur visible and imaginary things in a dimension where time seems to have an entirely different presence.

Sieben bis Zehn Millionen (2005)
Glow (2006)
Who’s afraid of 40 Zimmermädchen (2007)
If a Store Clerk Gave Me To Much Change (2009)
Sorry (2010)

Stefan Panhans (1967) lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin/Germany. He studied Fine Arts at HFBK Hamburg and is presented by Gallery Olaf Stüber, Berlin