The video falls into the catagory erotic art. In a very bizzar and metaphoric way it tells about making love and conception. However the work don´t show any romantic touch. It´s set inside a repellent secenry and the act of making love between the couple is carried out direct without any tenderness. Clear and sharp pictures change between vague, blurred love making scenery with the couple. The work allow various interpretations at the end.

  • Johannes Gérard
    Sunrise Memories, Here and Now
  • Johannes Gérard
    Sunrise Memories, Here and Now
  • Yu-I
    Key Cast
  • Gerard Christopher
    Key Cast
  • Aikiko Otomo
    Key Cast
  • Chen Ying-Yi
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Experimental, Erotic
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 27, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
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Director Biography - Johannes Gérard

When I went to art academy I study subjects which where worlds away from video,film making and performance. First I learned book printing and graphic design at the School of Print and Design in Cologne, Germany and afterwards I study sculpture an printmaking at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art &Design (today IDAT) in Dublin Ireland. I finish with a MFA in Visual Arts. First I worked mainly as sculptor and printmaker, later concentrated more on painting until 2008 when I literally drop all my previous disciplines over night, except that of printmaking and moved towards to photography. At the same time became well interested in installation and Land Art which lead me at the end to video installations with still images and further to filming. My life is some kind of restless as I lived and worked in different countries like Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Taiwan, Australia, The Netherlands, India, China. Currently I live and work in Berlin, Germany and in The Hague, The Netherlands
Real filming I only started in September 2014 for my Silent Crossing Boundaries Project in Tainan, Taiwan. First I only planed as a try out with most modest equipment and software. I made video installation with my photography images, but I liked to go a step further for to see if moving art suits me. However I began to work together with the Taiwanese Performance Artist Yu-I Kao and the solo dancer Hsin-Ying Tsai. Specially the collaboration with Hsin-Ying Tsai let me decide go further filming and deepend my interest for performance . Returing themes in my video works are Identity, Diversity, Crossing Borders, Transition, Transmission, Inner Strife, Erotic, Absent, Farewell, Death

Festival tous courts , Aix-en-Provence, France
6. FIVAC, Festival Internacional de Video Arte, Camagüey, Cuba
Int. Art Festival R – I am, Paper Factory Areal, Moskau, Russia.
ArtvideoKOELN 01, Cologne, Germany
All That Jazz, Villa Novella (in conjunction with Kunstfestivals Kunst am Spree Knie), Berlin, Germany
Video Festival Images contre Nature, Association P´Silo, Marseille, France
Silent Crossing Boundaries, Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan City, Taiwan, (Solo Show)
Filmfestival Berlin-Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany
Medienfestival plattform:[no budget] 2013, Tübingen, Germany /
Salon Video, Matters of Method, Iasi, Romania /
IMMAF, France Institute & New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar /
In Shadow Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

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Director Statement

I don´t see myself as a real film director or filmmaker. Because my work and style have until now the tendency to be experimental art videos with a very metaphoric expression of ideas, themes and concepts. Since several years, my work and artistic visions focused on the aspects of identity, inner conflict, border crossings, cultural differences, diversity, communication and transitions / changes. Often in the context of different cultures. Since the early nineties, I developed through personal circumstances a special affinity for Asia, and in particularly about Taiwan, China and Japan. The work and projects reflecting sporadically autobiographical aspects as well. The finish end result of a work or a project is more based on a metaphorical style and the reference of symbols, rather then to be a realistic reflection of a theme or situation.