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Maya schweizer
A Tall Tale
Experimental fiction | hdv, AppleProRes422HQ | color and b&w | 16'16'' | France / Germany | 2017
“A thin crack extending from the roof, down the front of the building, and into the adjacent lake,” notes the narrator as he arrives at the House of Usher, thus opening up a parallel between the Irish setting of Maya Schweizer’s cinematic association and Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of horror. Orson Welles and other cinematic ghosts seem to lead the spectator of A Tall Tale onwards, passing through a landscape of ruins and films and ruins of films that evoke phantoms and fairies.
Maya Schweizer (b.in Paris, France) lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the university, Aix-Marseille I, at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig and Berlin University of the Arts, where she graduated. Maya Schweizer exhibited at Kunstverein Leipzig (2017-2018), Drawing Room Hamburg (2017-2018), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2016); Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl (2016); Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen (2016); Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2015);GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig (2015); MWW Wrocław Contemporary Museum (2015). She recently screened at Videoart at Midnight, Berlin (2018), Traverses Vidéo, Toulouse (2018), Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada (2017), Cinema in viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria (2017), in Oberhausen 63. International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2017) and at the 67. Berlinale, Forum Expanded, Berlin (2017). She received the Research stipends from the Berlin Senat (2017), Research grant from Goethe Institute Neapels and the Fundazione Morra-Museo Nitsch, Naples (2017), and the residency at the Watchtower, Flutgraben, Berlin (2016-2017).