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Felice Hapetzeder

Vanitas is a still life rather than a film. A group of men and women play together in the water at the beach of Positano, Italy. They dive into the middle of the image, a great, black void, just to reappear in a continous cycle. The music, the distorted sound of a sackpipe, bring to mind folkmusic, maybe from a wedding. Are we witnessing a ritual, an act of seduction? Vanitas is a tribute to existence as both creation and destruction. In the manifestation of life is also death.

Keywords Body, Installation, Landscape, Music, Nature
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:02:00
Color Color
Year 2003
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About the artist

Felice Hapetzeder

Felice Hapetzeder is a visual artist (b 1973) with MFA degree from the Fine Arts department at Konstfack College of Art, Crafts and Design. He is lecturer and head of curriculum of BA in Fine Arts at Novia University from 2021. He is interested in the energy, aesthetics and social context of creative practice as well as in how identity and memory are influenced by different factors. His methods span across video art, installation, sculpture, workshop-performance and photography. He works both independently and in collaboration with others. Collaborations include Tullkomplexet (The City Limit Complex) from 2021, Samtidskonst i Bro (Contemporary art in Bro community) 2017 to 2021, the video art exchange collaboration Carousell 2013-2018, artist duo Local A. 2008-2017 and ak28 independent art space in Stockholm 2003-2008.