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Stephane Leonard (Germany, 1979) lives and works in Berlin. After studying philosophy and art-history he studied drawing and video art at the University of the Arts in Bremen (Germany) His work is highly influenced by his direct surrounding and environment. He is a close observer and a detailed listener and his main focus is the moment of progress or evolution, the in-between state of an object, an idea, an internal process, a thought or an emotion just before becoming defined. Sounds and pictures build up to a yet unfulfilled emotion, lines about to become a form carefully dapped onto a piece of paper leaning forward into recognition only to become even more obscured. Video, drawing and sound are equally important and always fuse and infiltrate one another in Leonard´s work. Within the drawing of a word, a fictional graphic score an almost object evolves not knowing where to go to yet. Lines become lines again, withdrawing from themselves from fixed categories, returning to an unsafe and unfinished state, soon to become. The same goes for pictures and sounds that can only safely be referred to being a picture and a sound while opening up for unique ways of interpretation.

Bodi Bill - Brand New Carpet (2011) The video is the result of an intensive collaboration between the artist Stephane Leonard and the Band BODi BiLL www.bodibill.de . Content wise the video has some loose references to the song’s lyrics as well as cross-references to video art culture. The single scenes which are staged like an array of moving photographs reflect on the relation between the inside and the outside of the human body and soul. By transforming and disguising people, by displacing and misplacing them, internal processes of thinking and feeling, projection and interpretation, self-reflection and connections between plastic solidification and organic vitality become visible. The aesthetic language is build upon both elements of the band’s new live show and the new album art work (developed by the band´s singer Fabian Fenk) as well as Leonard’s world of drawings and previous installations. CAMERA Claudio Pfeifer SOUNDTRACK Bodi Bill www.bodibill.de PRODUCER Stephane Leonard, Bodi Bill, sinnbus, naivsuper OTHER Martin Eichhorn (FX department) RECORD LABEL www.sinnbus.de

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