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Statues Also Die


video transferred to 16 mm, loop, 8.36 min, b&w, silent




In five chapters the silent film Statues Also Die portraits the empty packages of electronic devices made of carton, molded pasteboard or polystyrene. 


The collected ‚shells' without their commercial content appear strangely alien yet familiar evoking associations with ethnographical or archeological finds such as animal totems, prehistoric and ancient statues, ritual masks, anthropomorphic vessels, models of Modernist architecture or spaceships gliding into vast darkness.


Statues Also Die is inspired from Les statues meurent aussi (1953) by Chris Marker and Alain Resnais who address a history of exploitation on the example of African sculpture, exposed in the collections of European museums. Sascha Pohle’s Statues Also Die reverses the shift in meaning by presenting the industrial garbage of today’s commodity fetishes as overlooked cultural artefacts and objects of desire. Statues Also Die unfolds the commodity's empty negative space, the mold, which in a turn becomes the main actor, freed of context, re-valuated and brought back to live into filmic space.

Sascha Pohle lives and works in Dusseldorf, Seoul and Amsterdam.

His recent exhibitions include 2017 „Friendly Patterns’ Galerie Bernard Knauss, Frankfurt, DE, 2017 'Well Made. In praise of the creative process', Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL, 2016  ‘Given Time’, Black Sesame, Beijing, CN, 2016/17 The 3rd Today’s Documents BRIC-á-brac The Jumble of Growth, Beijing, CN, 2015-16 ‘Plastic Myths‘, ACC  Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, KR ,2015 ‘Globale: Global Control and Censorship‘, ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE ,2015 National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow, RU. He won the principal prize at 58th Sort Film Festival in Oberhausen. Sascha Pohle is alumnus of the Rijksakademie van beeeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.











《雕像也会死亡》灵感来自于克里斯·马克(Chris Marker)和阿兰·雷乃(Alain Resnais)的《雕像也会死亡》(1953),他以欧洲博物馆藏品的非洲雕塑为例阐述了一段剥削史。 而Sascha Pohle的《雕像也会死亡》通过将当今商品的工业垃圾呈现为被忽视的文化艺术品和欲望对象,从而扭转了意义的转化。雕像同时也展现了商品的负空间,模具转而成为主要演员,摆脱了背景,重新评估并带回到电影空间中。



Sascha Pohle在杜塞尔多夫,首尔和阿姆斯特丹生活工作。 他最近的展览包括2017年“友好伙伴”Galerie Bernard Knauss,德国法兰克;2017年“做得好 – 对创作过程的赞美”,Kunsthal KAdE,荷兰阿姆斯福特;2016年“既定时间”,激发研究所,中国北京;2016/17 “第三届今日文献BRIC-á-brac”,中国北京;2015 -16“塑料神话”,ACC亚洲文化中心,光州;2015年“全球:全球控制与审查”,ZKM,德国卡尔斯鲁厄;2015年国家当代艺术中心(NCCA),莫斯科。他获得了奥伯豪森第58届电影节的主要奖项。 Sascha Pohle毕业于阿姆斯特丹皇家艺术学院。

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