Tommy Hartung | the artist
The artist Tommy Hartung
Born 1980, Akron, Ohio, USA.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, .
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Tommy Hartung is a New York based artist who first came to our attention with his video The Story of Edward Holmes, a disorienting stop-motion tale of a colonial expedition, told in a deceptively comforting storybook-style. Hartung is working on an extrapolation of the story, and we see a foretaste of this in his Project Space work, edward holmes & the family tree…
The title of the exhibition and the principal video, The Ascent of Man, is adapted from the 1973 BBC documentary of the same name, which documents humanitys ascent from proto-ape to modern man. Mixing elements of original film footage with his own stop-motion animations, Hartung investigates common mythmaking and story-telling tropes employed to entertain public television audiences, particularly as told by Jacob Bronowski, the series writer and presenter…
Brooklyn-based artist Tommy Hartung presents the first of a series of animated shorts on February 14th, 2008 at Moti Hasson Gallery in Chelsea. Hartungs films document the…