Valérie Wolf Gang
Experimental Video, 9'
The work "New land new beginning" is a study created through research for the Master's thesis "Artist Abroad – The Effect of Expatriation on Artistic Production". Multimedia artist Valérie Wolf Gang explores different aspects of the artist's life abroad and in involvement in various residencies, which have an enriching effect on the inspiration and artistic production. The question is how a foreign environment can affect our perception of the world around us, as well as our inner world. For that purpose, she moved to Portugal for a few months, isolating herself from her familiar surroundings and completely surrendering herself to a new environment. She regularly documents and publishes her feelings (including the online platform artist-abroad.com), and at the same time she is creating a collection of video poetry, which will serve as evidence of intimate reflection on herself and her new environment. "New land new beginning" is a study which symbolically shows the artist's rebirth in new surroundings, with a new identity and perspective on her own body of work.
The work of multimedia artist Valérie Wolf Gang (1990), focuses on video and contemporary artistic practices. She graduated from the Ljubljana High School of Design and Photography, then obtained a bachelor's degree from the School of Arts at the University of Nova Gorica in digital art and practice. She improved her theoretical and practical knowledge at the FAMU film academy in Prague. She regularly works with different media and creates multimedia installations to be presented in various galeries. Her videos have been featured at various festivals and cinema theaters. She works as a freelancer in culture, a status granted by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. She is actively involved in different forms of artistic production and artistic residencies. She is currently enrolled in the postgraduate course of Media Art and Practice at the School of Arts at the University of Nova Gorica, with a focus on contemporary artistic practices.