Florian Hofnar Krepčik
Is it real Love? Of course not!
April 30 - May 13 2021
Introduced by Matteo Bittanti
Is it real love? Of course not! is a unique film entirely shot with/in Driver: San Francisco, a 2011 video game by Ubisoft set in the Bay Area. Organized around seven musical themes imbued with philosophical references and poetic gravitas, this hybrid movie is a distillation of magical moments. By layering images, sounds, and spoken words, the artist creates an unforgettable audio-visual experience. The “story” takes place in the chasm between spaces and characters: massive buildings, multi-lane roads, spectacular bridges, and anonymous pedestrians. Presented at several international festivals and exhibitions — including MU Hybrid Art House (2013), TENT Rotterdam, the Hamburg International Short Film Festival (2014), and HMKV, Dortmund Germany (2014) — Is it real love? Of course not! was also selected for the Best of Graduates 2013 exhibition at Ron Mandos gallery in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
A self-described film composer, Vienna-born artist Florian Hofnar Krepčik draws inspiration from opera, music, film, and theatre. After graduating in 2013 from St. Joost, Den Bosch in the Netherlands, Krepčik created a series of films informed by the logic of music and poetry, including Two Monasteries (2015). His audiovisual productions often follow the structure of a music composition. His stated intention is to recontextualize the cinematic through different media.