Katja Stuke, Oliver Sieber, The Indian Defense, one-channel video, 5:23 min, music by Axel Ganz

extract from: Katja Stuke, Oliver Sieber The Indian Defense

“If you feel lost: you’re welcome – that’s exactly how we felt when trying to map a city from a distance without knowing too much about it.”

Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber The Indian Defense, virtual maze (Trailer)

If you wish to enter the virtual maze, please follow this link: https://hubs.mozilla.com/WdYtiuT/the-indian-defense

You can select an avatar and name for your appearance. You can experience the virtual maze on your own or with friends. You will enter the Hub through different “spawn points“.

On your way through the maze (which might be longer or shorter, depending on where you entered the maze) you cross different junctions that are located either in Chennai or in Duisburg (Germany) until you see the video “The Indian Defense”.

Please note that the virtual maze doesn’t work on mobile devices.

CPB-III Screening Room

The Indian Defense

Duration: 5:36 min
Location: Online & Goethe Institut, Chennai
Days Timing
Wednesdays & Saturday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
About the artists

Katja Stuke (*1968) and Oliver Sieber (*1966) live and work in Düsseldorf, Germany. They cover an extensive range of personas: photographers and artists, curators and exhibition organizers, designers and art book editors. Regardless, in their works and activities as artists and art facilitators they have long since become moderators of a very specific photographic culture. In 2017 they won the LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award at the Festival Rencontres d‘Arles for “You and Me” which later was published with Spector Books. In 2014 Oliver Sieber‘s “Imaginary Club” won the Book of the Year award at the Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Photo Book Awards. Since 2005 they have worked regularly abroad, including artist residencies in Osaka, Tokyo, Paris, Chicago, Chongqing, Rotterdam, Sarajevo and Toronto. Since 2 years they run the ANT!FOTO Bar (local, mobile and virtual), a space dedicated to photobooks and since 2010 they publish the ANT!FOTO Magazine.

Recent exhibitions: Open Eye Gallery Liverpool, Japan Foundation Cologne, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Kunsthalle Gießen, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Photo Month Krakow, CCCB Barcelona, Fundació Foto Colectania Barcelona, Fotografia Europea / Reggio Emilia, Temple Paris, MoCP Chicago, Fotomuseum Winterthur and many more. Recently they published the new book “la Ville Lumière” together with the French publisher GwinZegal.


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