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Florian Luthi

MA work

Someone Dressed in My Skin

...the endless soliloquy lulled a pleasant warmth in the third line of my belly standing comfortably repeat repeat after me after the previous word the one you cannot forget because the red dusk is coming after the almost last hours of the day full of lines of eyes everywhere but the black cut to a strange feeling of loneliness to be alone closed behind the lips and unseen lizards a blur like a whistling snare not like the blue and the lullaby from the left and quick to the blinking right frightened by the walls the cleansed the terrible cleansed of the ocean the end of the blue of the beginning of the play dust in my mind stairs up and down back to the popcorn blackout in front of you but the hidden words stay cleansed in my mind cut to black again never stop talking in the front of the lonely crowd alone close-up to my mouth and darkness everywhere except the white teeth and black and white melody echoes in the velvet around the black and the word cleansed I knew that yellow in the middle of the stage cutting to black again butterflies in all bright hands and right sorrow to all left mannerisms and silent popcorn bombing and struggling with themselves in my mouth applauding at the very end of the crowd the one you can nally release the exhausting body and the last magnificent words the very last one expel from the right the left the right again the lips the mouth from the inside to the outside moth these last words expected by everyone by every enchanting eyes closed by the night clapping the nearby moon like a blur in a...

Someone Dressed in My Skin is an association of video and photographical works exploring the image as a skin's surface and its texture. After various interventions during the process of creation, poetical images appear on the paper or the screen relating to the issue of eczema.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2019

    Specialism

    contemporary-art-practice--moving-image-pathway

  • A few statements – in no particular order – about why images should still be chased: 


    Because video allows the total immersion of the body

    Because the digital era is exponentially split

    Because improvisation is better than eternal resumption

    Because the lookalikes look more real in the movies of Harmony Korine 

    Because of the baobab’s caress

    Because Absinthe could be a colour of the Apocalypse

    Because Artichokes look like sea anemones

    Because of the last explosion in Zabriskie Point

    Because the desert is a cold colour

  • Degrees

  • BA Photography, University of Art and Design Lausanne, Switzerland, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Across The Slippery Pitch As A Speckled Murmur Follows', Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2019; Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart, 2019; Super Shorts Film Festival, Whirled Cinema, London, 2018; Maruseppu Art Residency, Maruseppu, Hokkaido, 2018; 'Soapbox', Close-Up Film Centre, London, 2018; Prix Photoforum, Centre Pasquart, Bienne, 2017; Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, 2017; 20. VFG, Neue Galerie, Augsburg, 2017; Swiss Photo Award, Photobastei, Zürich, 2017; Festival Traverse Vidéo, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, 2017; 'reGeneration', Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, 2015; Premio Kiefer Hablitzel, Museo d'Arte, Lugano, 2014; Jeune Création 2014, Centquatre, Paris, 2014; Swiss Art Awards, Messehalle, Basel, 2014; NEU/NOW Online Festival, ELIA, Amsterdam, 2013; 'Savoir Faire', Spazio Orso 16, Milano, 2013; Lausanne Underground Film Festival (LUFF), Official Trailer, Lausanne, 2011
  • Awards

  • Best Experimental Film, London Super Shorts Film Festival, 2018; Shortlisted, Swiss Photo Award, 2017; Finalist, 20. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis, 2016; Kiefer Hablitzel Award, 2014; Promotion of Young Talent in Photography, Pro Helvetia, 2014
  • Publications

  • NOWHERE Postcards, selected by Lars Willumeit, Grussformat, 2017; Hallo Deutschland, Soirée Graphique n°10, Das Magazine, 2017; Der Greif, Jubilee, Issue #10, 2017; ECAL/François Rappo, Pierre Fantys, Mock Up x 36, 2013; On Tour – Tour de Romandie & Tour de Suisse, Infolio, 2010; Ted Kaczynski Issue, Fabrikzeitung (Rote Fabrik), 2010