All the Time in the World
Format17 × 24.5 cm
Features192 pages, 323 color images, Hardcover
A Pioneer of Video Art
As a pioneer of video art, Maria Vedder (lives and works in Berlin) has been researching the moving image and its technologies since the 1970s. In her early, partly performative, video works, the artist created ironically staged situations with which she comments on social conventions surrounding gender issues. In later work groups, Vedder’s interest in seemingly “inconspicuous” motifs, in which the artist discovers narrative potential behind the visible, comes to the fore. In her most recent works, Vedder continues her search for traces by exploring places of political staging. In her works from 1978 to the present, Vedder skillfully reveals how cultural and social phenomena can be transformed into poetic films.
The catalogue raisonné All the Time in the World is a journey through the history of video art via form, content, and techniques of Vedder’s works. The texts were written by Henriette Huldisch, Nicola Kuhn and Franziska Stöhr.
Excerpts from the video works shown in the book can be set in motion on a smartphone or tablet with the DISTANZ app.