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Mathias Antlfinger / Ute Hörner


Antlfinger Mathias

born: 16. 12. 1960, Limburg an der Lahn (DE)

graduate: Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (DE)

Hörner Ute

born: 1964, Limburg an der Lahn (DE)

graduate: Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne (D)

address: Neusser Str. 35, D- 50670 Köln am Rhein, Německo (DE)

tel.: Mathias +49 (0) 171 695 1638

tel.: Ute +49 (0) 151 212 129 40

e-mail: info@hoernerantlfinger.de

www.h--a.org


Le Chat Noir
Media installation consisting of a wooden shack, a bar, chandeliers, a monitor and a camera monitoring system.

Superstitions nowadays reach remarkable proportions and make people look for causal relations of cause and consequence between independent events, for they want to make the complicated world around them more orderly, or to render a deeper meaning to personal destinies and events, or even to bring about catastrophes and distastes according to the principle of self-fulfilling prophecy. Theoretically, this is the phenomenon of synchronicity – “ghosts appear where there is an observer“.

The cat, particularly the black cat, was considered a mystical animal before the Enlightenment, which drew attention to a coming disaster and which was linked to the invisible worlds. Now we live in the 21sty century and the cat has been reduced to a metaphor. Given today’s rational world, the mystical function has partially past onto art.

During the Mikulov art symposium, we positioned four monitoring cameras in the dark surrounding the chateau. We then partied in the Le Chat Noir Bar – a wooden shack made of waste we got from a local sawmill – and waited for the event we were invoking. We solved the issue whether a black cat’s appearance in front of any of the cameras it will be an ill or a good omen by giving out a round of champagne on the house. Despite all predictions, such a case did happen twice. According to the footage, the cats were really black.

In agreement with the symposium’s underlying idea, the installation Le Chat Noir granted space for the ritual of common and social drinking; at the same time, we raised questions about the mutual causality of expectation and real events. Weren’t we, as artists taking part in the symposium, just like black cats whose short appearance might have a meaning?

Die Höhlen von Lacan – No. 1 (1/5)
Die Höhlen von Lacan – No. 1 (1/5)
pigmentový tisk, papír 105 x 66,5 cm

Die Höhlen von Lacan – No. 5 (1/5)
Die Höhlen von Lacan – No. 5 (1/5)
pigmentový tisk, papír 105 x 66,5 cm

List of artists participating in MAS "dílna" in 1994–2010

Peter Angermann , Mathias Antlfinger / Ute Hörner Nikos Armutidis (1994 , 1999 , 2003) , Mikoláš Axmann , Jan Bačkovský , Anna Balážová , Alena Beldová , Karl – Heinz Bethmann , Václav Bláha , Erika Bornová , Machiel Botman , Veronika Bromová , Milan Cais Tomáš Císařovský (2000 , 2001 , 2003) , Martin Čada , Ondřej Čech , Rostislav Čuřík Jiří David (2007 , 2008 , 2013) Stanislav Diviš (1998 , 2014) Milena Dopitová (2010 , 2013 , 2009) , Martin Dostál , Jana Doubková Eva Eisler (2005 , 2006 , 2013) , Luděk Filipský , Vladimír Franz , Monika Fryčová , Michal Gabriel , Zdeněk Halla , David Hanvald , Zbyněk Havlín , František Hodonský , Vladimír Houdek , Milan Houser , Dalibor Chatrný , Jeff Chiplis , Matyáš Chochola Petr Jareš (1996 , 1997 , 1998 , 2003) , Eva Jirička , Irena Jůzová , Michal Kalhous , Kristýna Kašparová , Vladimíra Klumparová , Richard Kočí , Ondřej Kohout , Inge Kosková , Eva Koťátková , Nina Kotel , Jiří Kovanda , Vojtěch Kovářík , František Kowolowski , Radovan Král , Vendula Pucharová Kramářová , Antonín Kratochvíl Antonín Kratochvíl (2006 , 2013) Milan Kunc (2000 , 2012) , Tomáš Lahoda , Otis Laubert Zdeněk Lhotský (1994 , 1995) Libor Lípa (1994 , 2000 , 2003 , 2013 , 2011) Ivana Lomová (2001 , 2002 , 2003) , Barbora Lungová , Petr Lysáček , Christian Macketanz , Martin Mainer , Břetislav Malý , Tomáš Medek , Johana Merta , Vladimír Merta Stefan Milkov (1994 , 1995 , 1996 , 1997 , 2003) , David Možný , Aleš Najbrt , Klára Nejezchlebová , Jaromíra Němcová , Jakub Nepraš Petr Nikl (2001 , 2003) , Libor Novotný Vít Novotný (1997 , 2003) , Pavel Opočenský , Petra Pavlicová , Jiří Pikous , Tereza Brichtová Pirščová , Petr Písařík , Jan Pištěk , Viktor Pivovarov , Otto Placht , Aldin Popaja , Tomáš Prokop , Viktorie Prokopová Martina Riedlbauchová (1996 , 1997 , 1999 , 2003) , Veronika Richterová , Ulric Roldanus Jaroslav Róna (1995 , 1996 , 1997 , 2003) , Tomáš Ruller , Kamila Rýparová , Vladimir Salnikov , František Skála , Vladimír Skrepl , Roman Sliwka , Daniela Sneppová Jiří Sobotka (1999 , 2005 , 2013) , Společné dílo kurátorů 2004 – 2013 , Tono Stano , Jan Stolín Václav Stratil (2004 , 2011) , Antonín Střížek , Corine Stübi Čestmír Suška (1996 , 1997 , 2003) , Evžen Šimera , Jaromír Šimkůj , Michal Šmeral , Vladimír Špaček , Karel Štědrý , Jindřich Štreit , Laco Teren Oldřich Tichý (2014 , 2015) , Margita Titlová Ylovsky , Michaela Klimanová Trizuljaková , Účastníci 10. ročníku MVS , Katarína Hládeková , Woody Vasulka , Tereza Velíková , Aleš Veselý Petr Veselý (2014 , 2016) , Kateřina Vincourová , Eva Vones , Jiří Votruba Michaela Vrbková (2010 , 2012) Margita Titlová Ylovsky (1999 , 2004) , František Zelinka Petr Zubek (2007 , 2013 , 2009) , Peter Župník


Realized as Part of the Project
Mikulov – a Town of Art.
This Project is Co-funded by the European Union and the South-Moravian Region.