Daniel von Sturmer: CATARACT

‘CATARACT’ comprises 81 screens featuring a combination of moments documenting everyday physical processes and occurrences: spinning, falling, breaking, burning, growing, slowing, starting, stopping.

Channelling Wittgenstein’s theory that the world is the totality of facts, and that every fact is contingent, artist Daniel von Sturmer questions the limitations of our cognitive perception in a world full of happenings, where only through selective attention meaning is found. ‘CATARACT’ presents unfolding contradictions and juxtapositions as a dynamic field of relations in time, space and awareness.

Daniel von Sturmer, CATARACT (detail), 2019, composite video stills. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Anna Schwartz Gallery
2 February to 23 March 2019