Hámos Gusztáv

Person Type:
person
Life Span:
1955 –
Country of Birth:
Hungary
Biography:
Born in Budapest. He is a media artist, in 1979 he emigrated to West-Berlin, and has lived and worked in Berlin since then. In the few years leading up to that, starting from 1974, he was an active participant in the Hungarian underground art world, and was part of several conceptual exhibitions in Budapest, the Netherlands and East-Berlin. Aside from photographs, he also created Super 8 and 16 mm films. He received his diploma from the German Academy of Film, and during his studies already won a special prize "For a First Piece" at the Video Rome Video Festival for his work, "The Fiction of Existence" (1980). He received many awards and scholarships later on as well, including the 1. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis special prize (1984) and the main prize at the DokumenART festival in Neubranenburg (1992). The questions that interested him in his photography earlier on also appear later in various videos, films and installations, in a medium-appropriate form. These questions center around 4 themes: works that look at the origin of meaning; works in which he tried to depict space and movement; his performance documents, which are examples of the artistic use of photographs; and his sociographic works, in which he questions the traditions of the field. He has recently created several award-winning photofilms which are a synthesis of still and moving images, with director Katja Pratschke (Fremdkörper, 2000; Rien ne va plus, 2005). (2011)
Creator
 
STILL TITLE TYPE CREATION DATE
still 1989 - The Real Power of TV television art
1991
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula exhibition
2008
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 1. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 10. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 11. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 12. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 13. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 14. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 15. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 16. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 17. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 18. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 2. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 3. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 4. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 5. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 6. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 7. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 8. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Half Island is not a Peninsula 9. installation art,
video art
2008-03
still A Tale of Love video art
1988
still Berlin Retour video art
1996
still Commercial television art,
video art
1981
still Darling, I Feel Bad! video art
1983
still Drumming, Singing, Dancing. video art
1991
still Except Marci video art
2004
still Golda & Róza video art
1995
still Killer video art
1986
still Light Unit documentation,
installation art,
video art
1993
still Luck Smith video art
1987
still Mediamatic video art
1989
still Moebius Circus installation art,
interactive art,
video art
1995 - 1996
still Natural Born Digital television art,
video art
1998
still Rien ne va plus experimental film
2005
still Sex/Machine television art,
video art
1995
still Snow White video art
1984
still Superman video art
1982
still The Fiction of [His] Existence installation art,
video art
1980
still The Fiction of [His] Existence I. video art
1983
still The Fiction of [His] Existence II. video art
1983
still The Invincible video art
1985
still The Last Day: 1984 video art
1985
still Too Young to Die video art
1992
still Transposed Bodies experimental film
2002
still Vermouth / Wormwood video art
1988
Lecturer
 
STILL TITLE TYPE CREATION DATE
still Infermental Presentation discussion,
presentation
2002-10-21
Contributor
 
STILL TITLE TYPE CREATION DATE
still Silent Catastrophe video art
1986