The VIDEODOX Award 2023 goes to the Munich artist Lilian Robl.
The jury, consisting of Jörg Koopmann, photographer and curator, Daniela Stöppel, art historian and curator, and Renate Wiehager, curator, selected Lilian Robl’s four-part video work Atem / Stimme / Blick / Gehen (Breath / Voice / Look / Walk) from thirteen for the video art prize nominated positions, endowed with 1000 euros. The prize donor is Peider A. Defilla from B.O.A. Videofilmkunst.
The jury’s statement:
Lilian Robl’s four-part video work Atem / Stimme / Blick / Gehen (Breath / Voice / Look / Walk) convinced the jury because of its minimalist use of writing and diagrammatic forms in the moving image medium. Using four tableaux presented on flat monitors, she explores the relationship between sign and signified, subject and object, by allowing concepts and conceptual fields to enter into a dynamic diagrammatically organised relationship with each other and with the viewer. These figures of thought unfold in precise rhythmic cycles that physically involve the recipients. Through a conceptual use of the design element of writing, which otherwise only occurs marginally in the medium of film (for example, in the opening and closing credits), and through the combination of an apparently objective visual language with poetic, open content, a haunting work has been created that unfolds its intellectual and aesthetic effect in a formally reduced pictoriality.
As Lilian Robl is currently in residency abroad, the artist’s parents accepted the award.
The exhibition VIDEODOX with all nominated works can be seen until 22 October at the Galerie der Künstler*innen (Maximilianstr. 42).
We thank all participating artists for the successful exhibition!