Daniel von Sturmer | the artist




The artist Daniel von Sturmer
Born 1972, Auckland, New Zealand.
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Video,


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‘My work involves a range of media to experiment with the relationship between pictorial space and real space, expectation and perception. Recent video works have been initiated by questions concerning the apprehension of space and time, and the way in which video can render these malleable and elastic.

The illusory space of video is used in the work as a site in which to test propositions, and examine expectations of visual and physical experience. Focusing on the semblance of ordinary things, the videos assume a visual order where the process of seeing and believing can be played out, transforming the experience into a conscious interplay between viewer and viewed.’

Daniel von Sturmer is concerned with investigating the experience of public space, focussing specifically on the sequestered, privileged space of the art gallery. General Review of Gain and Loss, a collaborative exhibition with Leslie Eastman and Andy Thomson, transformed the gallery into a labyrinth of corridors, using screens and windows, camera obscura and video projections to turn the space outside-in, dismantling the various framing devices which separate a picture from its context, a gallery from its surroundings, art from ‘everyday life’…
Daniel von Sturmerís work involves a range of media, which explore the relationship between pictorial space and real space, expectation and perception…
Daniel’s current works are concerned with the apprehension of space and time, and the way in which video can render these malleable and elastic. Video is used to test propositions about what is real…



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