Friday, 14 September 2012, 24:00 | midnight

#37: Clemens von Wedemeyer

Clemens von Wedemeyer’s films often encompass multiple storylines and viewpoints, adopting both cinematic and documentary conventions, screened in architectural installations. Sun Cinema is von Wedemeyer’s open air cinema and film project, acting both as a movie screen and sundial reflecting onto the Mesopotamian plain, Turkey.

Clemens von Wedemeyer gives an insight in the project and shows the film

Sun Cinema Location, TRK/D 2010, 51:00 min
In the context of Unveiling My City by the British Council five artists have been invited to develop unique projects, each for a different city in Turkey. Clemens von Wedemeyer has developed a sculptural openair cinema at the border of the old city of Mardin, overlooking the Mesopotamian plain. hereas the front of Wedemeyers‘ double sided screen construction serves for film projections at night, the back of the screen functions as a mirror, reflecting the afternoon sun down to valley. Wedemeyers‘ own film about the sun and the city of Mardin will be among the first films to be shown at this new venue.

more info “Unveiling My City” on e-flux:
about sun cinema on slash:
and the Mardin Sinema Association:


Clemens von Wedemeyer (b. in 1974 in Göttingen, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Between 1996 and 1998 he studies photography and media at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld. In 1998 he transfers to the HGB Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig and graduates from Astrid Kleins’ class in 2002, followed by a master in 2005. In the same year he receives the Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse in Bremen. In 2006 he wins the German competition at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen as well as the Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff-Stipendium. Wedemeyer exhibits at the Moscow Biennial in 2005 and at the Berlin Biennial in 2006. In 2008 he participates in Skulptur Projekte Münster. Solo exhibitions include Kölnischer Kunstverein and MoMA PS1, New York, in 2006, the Barbican Art Centre London in 2009 and the Frankfurter Kunstverein in 2011. He participates in documenta 13 in 2012.

Clemens von Wedemeyer’s web site: