Sebastian Stumpf

*1980 in Würzburg, Germany, lives in Leipzig and Berlin

Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. The young artist operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. Stumpf’s appearance before the camera strikes the viewer as both artistic and subversive. An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit that astonishes, appalls, inspires laughter or troubles us. The art gallery becomes a space for action. Or by an act of functional mobilization the city and its walls, columns, trees, garages, bridges and passage ways become a kind of practice field.

Sebastian Stumpf - Highwalk, 2011

Sebastian Stumpf - Unforeseen, 2013

CV (PDF)
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Sebastian Stumpf:
Sebastian Stumpf:
Drawing #1, 2007, site-specific drawing and video, Goethe-Institut, Lissabon | 2/5
Drawing #1, 2007, site-specific drawing and video, Goethe-Institut, Lissabon | 3/5
Drawing #1, 2007, site-specific drawing and video, Goethe-Institut, Lissabon | 4/5
Drawing #1, 2007, site-specific drawing and video, Goethe-Institut, Lissabon | 5/5
Sebastian Stumpf:
Sleep #03, 2012, site-specific video projection, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Halle (Saale) | 2/2
Sebastian Stumpf:
Performance #1, 2004, site-specific video projection, Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich | 2/5
Performance #1, 2004, site-specific video projection, Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich | 3/5
Performance #1, 2004, site-specific video projection, Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich | 4/5
Performance #1, 2004, site-specific video projection, Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich | 5/5
Sebastian Stumpf:
Water basins, 2014, Video projection, 10:49, loop  | 2/3
Water basins, 2014, Video projection, 10:49, loop  | 3/3
Sebastian Stumpf:
Sukima #9, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 2/7
Sukima #10, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 3/7
Sukima #11, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 4/7
Sukima #12, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 5/7
Sukima #13, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 6/7
Sukima #14, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 7/7
Sebastian Stumpf:
Islands, 2014, Video projection, 12:30, loop | 2/5
Islands, 2014, Video projection, 12:30, loop | 3/5
Islands, 2014, Video projection, 12:30, loop | 4/5
Islands, 2014, Video projection, 12:30, loop | 5/5
Sebastian Stumpf:
Sebastian Stumpf:
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 2/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 3/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 4/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 5/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 6/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 7/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 8/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 9/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 10/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 11/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 12/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 13/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 14/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 15/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 16/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 17/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 18/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 19/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 20/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 21/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 22/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 23/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 24/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 25/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 26/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 27/28
Trees, 2008, Video projection, 31:42, loop  | 28/28
Sebastian Stumpf:
Sukima #16, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 2/7
Sukima #17, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 3/7
Sukima #18, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 4/7
Sukima #19, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 5/7
Sukima #20, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 6/7
Sukima #21, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 7/7
Sebastian Stumpf:
Sebastian Stumpf:
Highwalk #2, 2010, C-Print, 69 x 69 cm | 2/10
Highwalk #3, 2010, C-Print, 69 x 69 cm | 3/10
Highwalk #4, 2010, C-Print, 69 x 69 cm | 4/10
Highwalk #5, 2010, C-Print, 69 x 69 cm | 5/10
Highwalk #6, 2010, C-Print, 69 x 69 cm | 6/10
Highwalk #7, 2010, C-Print, 69 x 69 cm | 7/10
Highwalk #8, 2010, C-Print, 69 x 69 cm | 8/10
Highwalk #9, 2010, C-Print, 69 x 69 cm | 9/10
Highwalk #10, 2010, C-Print, 69 x 69 cm | 10/10
Sebastian Stumpf:
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 2/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 3/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 4/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 5/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 6/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 7/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 8/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 9/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 10/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 11/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 12/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 13/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 14/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 15/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 16/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 17/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 18/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 19/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 20/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 21/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 22/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 23/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 24/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 25/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 26/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 27/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 28/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 29/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 30/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 31/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 32/33
Underground Garages, 2008, Video projection, 12:48, loop  | 33/33
Sebastian Stumpf:
Sukima #23, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 2/7
Sukima #24, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 3/7
Sukima #25, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 4/7
Sukima #26, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 5/7
Sukima #27, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 6/7
Sukima #28, 2009, C-Print, 48 x 36 cm | 7/7
Sebastian Stumpf:
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 2/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 3/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 4/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 5/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 6/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 7/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 8/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 9/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 10/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 11/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 12/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 13/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 14/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 15/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 16/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 17/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 18/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 19/20
Bridges, 2011, Video projection, 10:58, loop  | 20/20