Born in New York (United States), Lives & works in Madrid (Spain) Very active in: 2000s, Current decade
Anna Gimein came to work in video from a background in dance, and one of her main interests is using the human figure and its movement as expressive elements for what takes place inside.
Several of her works are video-performances focusing on a single gesture, significant in multiple ways, complex in the content for the mind and the heart, and in execution for the body. Beyond the inescapable concern with what the movement could express to the observer, the focus of this work is more inward, exploring how feeling and sufferance translates into movement; on what moves us to make certain movements. Language and the spoken word are another important element in her work, with an emphasis on the use of a personal rather than the public voice.
Exhibitions and screenings
Videotopías. 4rto Ciclo de Vídeo en la ONG (Carácas)
Artifariti. II International Art Meeting in the Liberated Territories of Western Sahara (with LHFA)
Camps de Joc. Consejo Superior de Deportes (Lérida)
Explorando Usera. Madrid Abierto (with LHFA)
XI Certamen Bienal Unicaja de Artes Plásticas. (artwork acquisition) (Malaga)
Contenedores (with LHFA). (Seville)
Vacio9 (Madrid) - projection
Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre (Cuba)
Las ciudades invisibles. V Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Almería en corto
La Más Bella Grandes Éxitos (experimental arte magazine) De Fijo a Móvil (Madrid)
Passport. (LHFA). COSLART. (Coslada, Madrid)
A Photograph. Single-channel video installation. 2009
An Exercise. Single-channel video installation. 2007
Rehearsal. Single-channel video installation. 2007
Rehearsal. Three-channel video installation. 2007
María. Video. 2007
Work in collaboration
Saint Petersburg Perspectives (2005-2006). Fernando Baena and Anna Gimein. Video. 40 minutes. The project received the grant Premio de la Creación Artística de la Comunidad de Madrid of 2005.
- In the mood for today
What day is today? How to define Monday? What is a Thursday? What are Saturdays like? What meanings does each day evoke in the collective imagination? How is today defined?