Daniel von Sturmer uses video to explore how perceptions of space and time are affected by expectation. Von Sturmer’s video installations have their basis in traditional media such as paint and sculpture, often referencing art historic tropes of abstraction, still life, modernism and minimalism.
Von Sturmer was born in Auckland, 1972, and currently lives and works in Melbourne. He completed an MA in Fine Arts at RMIT in 1999 and in 2001 was awarded a Samstag Scholarship. His work has been shown widely both in Australia and internationally. Most recently, von Sturmer represented Australia with The Object of Things (2007) in the Australian Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale. In 2006, von Sturmer presented The Field Equation at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Other significant installations include Limits of the Model (2006) at Anna Schwartz Gallery at The Depot in Sydney, Screen Test (2004) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Bendigo Art Gallery (2006), Into a Vacuum of Future Events (2005) at Anna Schwartz Gallery, A Molecular History of Everything (2004) at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, The Truth Effect, exhibited in New 03 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and 14th Sydney Biennale at The Art Gallery of New South Wales and Material From Another Medium (2001), Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
Daniel von Sturmer is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery (Melbourne).
Screen Test #4 (from the series Screen Test #1-4) 2004
Still from DVD
RHS Abbot Bequest Fund 2006
Bendigo Art Gallery Collection
Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery (Melbourne)