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Walwin Dan

Second Unit

Vidéo expérimentale | hdcam | couleur | 9:0 | Pays-Bas, Royaume-Uni | 2010

The title refers both to a fictional unit of soldiers and their role in detaining the men standing on the stones in the field, and also to the role of a team in commercial film production to the role of shooting material without the requirement of the main cast and crew. The presence of the camera in observing events, and the characters awareness of it, in front of and behind the camera, lends the video a functional aesthetic that suggests it is made for tactical or intelligence purposes, but is made complicated by the soundtrack, where all the extraneous sounds of the surroundings are audible apart from the dialogue, which further obscures its reading.

Dan Walwin studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, and begins a residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam in 2012. Recent presentations include European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck in 2011, Rencontres Internationales in 2010/11 and Festarte Video Art Festival (Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome) in 2010. A solo exhibition of his, tele-, begins in November 2011 at ZAAL5, Filmhuis Den Haag, Netherlands. More information can be found at