“Image Movement is delighted to present an evening of movies by British artist Nick Laessing.
In his work British artist Nick Laessing (*1973 in London) probes the border areas of science. He is interested in specialists and amateurs who labour on margins of the scientific canon. Amongst his subjects are Victor Grebennikov who claimed he had invented a levitation-platform or current members of the free energy movement.
Film (Super 8, 16mm film or video) is a component of his installations which e.g. also comprise drawing, printing and sculptural elements – e.g. his re-constructions of the harmonograph an invention of the 19th century (Spatial harmonics, 2007ff). His films use documentary techniques but the content often investigates the tangled and blurry line that divides fact and fiction. These film works trace –with an affectionate eye– the romantic myth and the social reality of the maverick.
At Image Movement Nick Laessing will present his films out of the installation context for the first time.”