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  • Private Eye / I, 2007

Rick Niebe

Lives and works in Livorno, Italy

Private Eye / I, 2007
Private Eye / I, 2007

Having graduated from the University of Pisa with a degree in the Semiotics of Cinema, Rick Niebe has developed an artistic practice based around the critical re-use, or ‘detournment’, of audio-visual found objects.


Focusing his research on ordinary anonymous images as well as on fragments from cinematographic history, Niebe’s work explores the deconstruction of narrative devices, and the recontextualisation of visual elements; ultimately aiming to disorient and estrange the viewer by playing a game between memory and formation of new meanings.

Before taking part in g39’s Short Cuts exhibition in 2010, Niebe had participated extensively in international festivals of video art in the U.S., Australia and various locations throughout Eastern Europe.

The artist was in the following exhibition:
Short Cuts