Jeff Weber









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KW Berlin

The Berlin Sessions: Jeff Weber in conversation with Robert Beavers
Book launch and film screening, 2018

“I saw one of Robert Beavers’ early films, From the Notebook of… (1971), and I thought, among other things, that the way the film unfolds through its own making is really quite close to my idea of the artist’s work as an Attempt at a Personal Epistemology. I liked that Beavers shows the room he is working in to make the film, which functions as a metaphor for an inner space, and how he then relates this room to the space inside the camera through the use of filters —referring to an idea of cognition being located somewhere between the eye and the brain. I saw parallels to the Kunsthalle Leipzig here.

It was only a bit later that I had the opportunity to see Early Monthly Segments (1967–1970) and discovered that a big part of what is at play in his later films has its beginning here, articulated in a very playful way, crystalizing right in front of the spectator’s eyes.”

Excerpt from: Jeff Weber, An Attempt at a Personal Epistemology, Roma Publications, Amsterdam 2018
-> The Berlin Sessions: Jeff Weber – KW Institute for Contemporary Art (kw-berlin.de)


Photograph:

Robert Beavers in his Studio
Berlin, 2016

Gelatin silver print, 5 x 7 in.