Thomas Taube

In his artistic works, Thomas Taube (*1984) detaches the medium of film from its linear and stringent narrative structure. By means of multi-channel installations, associative, reflective and surreal sequences, Taube works against conventional cinematographic codes. By abolishing the immediacy of the medium through epic elements and discontinuous montage, his works aim for a differentiation between seeing, observing, experiencing and reflecting.

Thomas Taube studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB) in Leipzig with Clemens von Wedemeyer and Candice Breitz.

His work was shown in institutions such as Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig or G2 Kunsthalle, in galleries and festivals for instance in the German Competition at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and at Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin.

He won the Prize of the Leipziger Jahresausstellung 2015, the Marion Ermer Prize 2016 and received different grants such as the ISCP New York residency by the Cultural Foundation of Saxony. His works are collected by different collections such as the Dresden State Art Collection. He published The Whirr of The Image Machine 2015 at Spector Books. For the Staatstheater Stuttgart, he conceived and directed the 16-part video walk Un/True. Currently, Taube is working on a 12-part film project, among other things, that deals with follower-ship, participation, and the concept of free will.

From April—June 2021, Thomas Taube was a resident at the KunstVereineRuhr.

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