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Anna Anders was born in Munich and has been making video films, projections, installations and objects since the late 1980s, with which she has been represented at numerous international festivals, exhibitions and art fairs. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Anna Anders first worked for three years in the cultural editorial department at Bayerischer Rundfunk-Fernsehen before completing postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne from 1992 to 1995. She was then employed there as an artistic assistant from 1997 to 2001. Freelancing again, she founded an agency for media art together with colleagues and realized video productions for cultural institutions, including the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn and the Cologne Opera. Since 2005 Anna Anders has been teaching the fundamentals of the design of the moving image at the Berlin University of the Arts in the courses "Visual Communication" and "Art and Media" and is a member of the Institute for Time-Based Media.


 


 

PROTECTION I

 

2018/19. photo series

55,0 x 32,2 cm, fine art print on Hahnemühle paper


This portrait series shows construction workers and street vendors in Bangkok. By wearing protective clothing and masking their faces, these people working under harsh conditions protect themselves from injury, strong sun, dust and air pollution. In doing so, they often create fascinating combinations of colors and patterns.

Production Assistant: Varinth Sukpong




 

 

 

 

Exhibition Goethe Institut Brasil - 2018

 

 

Protection II

 

2020, Photo series
55,0 x 32,2 cm, fine art print on Hahnemühle paper

The portrait series was taken from 04 to 08 March 2020 on the Pitztal Glacier in the Austrian Tyrol. The skiers and snowboarders in their mostly brightly colored clothing protect themselves with helmets, goggles, scarves and masks from injuries and sun, from cold, wind and snow. Their fashionable-futuristic look moves between individual design and conformity and features interesting variations.

The Covid 19 pandemic seemed far at the beginning of March 2020, although it was already raging very close in Italy. A few days later, the lockdown also took place in Austria and Germany. Now we wear masks to protect ourselves from viral infection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CLIENT

2018, 11:02 min, 360° video (work in progress).


Prostitutes flirt with you, the potential client. They gather around the 360° camera (or you) and offer their services and try to seduce you. They amuse themselves with you and their laughter becomes shriller and shriller.


360-degree videos make the viewer* physically immerse in another world. Normally the panorama promises a wide and free view, but in my work "The Client" (2018) I want to put the viewer in a claustrophobic situation. Observed and approached by intrusive women, we seem to be trapped in the center and at their mercy. We can only turn around our own axis.


The video was shot in Bangkok with prostitutes and their pimps.

 

 

 

 

 

MONDKALB

2012, 13:28 min, Full HD video for a flat screen monitor or projection.

 

The white bedspread becomes a restlessly moving creature. The artist is hidden and trapped inside it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM STRAND

2012, 12:15 min, HD Video

 

Like actors on a stage, people in their (bathing) costumes act here on the Baltic Sea beach accompanied by heavy thunder and a dramatic change of light. This scenery appears almost artificial, as if it were a studio backdrop, illuminated by large spotlights. A squawking radio barely audibly plays a live report on the racist attacks on the Central Reception Center for Asylum Seekers and a hostel for Vietnamese contract workers in Rostock-Lichtenhagen. At the end, Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser" is heard. A happy ending?

 

Sound mixing: Christian Obermaier

Postproduction: Franziska Röhlig

 

 





 

 

INTRUDERS

 

2016, 12:01 min, Full HD video for a flatscreen monitor or a room-based projection.
 
A group of young people tirelessly tries to get into the (video) frame from all sides. The "intruders" look expectantly towards us, but have to take cover again and again and are driven away. They don't manage to cross the borders....

 
Actors: Ana Jelusic, Anna Maysuk, Annika Haas, André Hörmeyer, Büke Schwarz, Catalina Gómez Alvarez, Claudia Damm, David Pollmann, Elena Gómez Alvarez, Elisa Gómez Alvarez, Enrico Ticconi, Fatemeh Irandoost, Fergus Johnson, Franziska Seehausen, Hans Kannewitz, Jonas Alsleben, Jonas Reigardt, Juan Harcha, Justus Heitzelmann, Liang Zhipeng, Malte Weber, Michael Bertuleit, Nico Henke, Paul Riemann, Silke Schwarz, Theresia Kimmel, Timo Kreitz.


Camera: Thomas Kutschker, assistance: Elisa Gómez Alvarez / Büke Schwarz,

Postproduction: Franziska Röhlig, Sound Design: Christian Obermaier

 

 

 

 

 

SOUS-MARINS / SUBMARINES

2015, 10:27 min, Full HD video for a large video projection or a flat screen monitor.

Out of the black of the video image appear the heads of divers, equipped with different snorkels, goggles and caps. They observe us and disappear again underground.

The behavior described in the off-camera commentary makes the divers seem like strange creatures, aggressive and voracious, camouflaging and defending themselves, mating and dying. The French term "sous-marin" means not only "underwater," but also submarine, mole, and colloquially agent and spy....

The off-text was inspired by underwater films, such as "Les amours de la pieuvre" , 1965 and "Histoires de crevettes", 1964 by Jean Painlevé (1902-1989). The behavior of octopuses, giant squids, jellyfish, seahorses, dolphins, manatees and other sea creatures is described. The soundtrack by Tobias Purfürst is based on electronic music of the 60s.

The video work can be shown on a flatscreen monitor or in a cinema-like context, or as a site-specific projection in which the oversized heads emerge not from the center of the image but from the bottom edge of a wall or window, giving the impression that the heads are emerging directly from a pool of water.

Performers: Sabine Dohnke, Antje Göthling, Justus Göthling, Frauke Hönsch-Kaczmarek, Ingo Kaczmarek, Thorsten Klettke, Angela Nenov, Louisa Rusch, Thomas Schaal, Günter Schlabitz

Location: Tauchzentrale Berlin-Kreuzberg

Director: Anna Anders

Camera: Thomas Kutschker

Assistance: Franziska Röhlig

Sound recording: Christoph Baumgarten

Editing: Anna Anders

Color correction: Till Beckmann

Narrator: Francois Rossier, Ben Posener

 

 

 

 

VENICE VANISHED

2011, 17:32 min, Full HD video for a flat screen.

The video can be viewed like a painting on the wall or a view out of the window. First you see only a gray wall of fog until gradually the first boats appear. The fog slowly lifts and lets us guess where we are. The sounds condense into a sound composition. More and more ships cross the canal like a busy highway until a large steamer takes away our view again and makes Venice disappear.

Sound Design: Christian Obermaier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

CV

 

born in Munich, Germany

since 1986 artistic work with video (single-channel tapes and installations)

lives in Berlin, Germany

 

since 2005 professor for moving images at the Universität der Künste Berlin (The Berlin University of the Arts), faculty of design

 

1997 – 2001

artistic assistant at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Department of Media Art

 

1995 – 1997

independent video productions for various cultural institutions

 

1992 – 1995

postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Department of Media Art

 

1989 – 1992

production assistant at Bayerischer Rundfunk-Fernsehen (Bavarian Television) in Munich for cultural programs as "Kulturreport", "KulturPlus" and "Capriccio"

 

1980 – 1986

studies at Akademie der Bildenden Künste München (Academy of Fine Arts Munich)

 

SOLO- AND DOUBLE EXHIBITION

2019

Goethe Institut Porto Alegre, Brasilien

 

2017

"Trugbilder (Mirages)", solo show a spart of the festival "Filmwinter Stuttgart" (catalog)

 

2014

"Lichte Momente“ (Light Moments), Osnabrück, Germany (together with Niklas Goldbach)

 

2013

"Entrance“, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

"On-Off", Galerie Dagmar Schmidla, Cologne

 

2012

"Covered", Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

"Changing Room", Galerie Petra Stilper, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

 

2011

"Time Shift", Galerie Projektraum Interaction, Berlin (together with Mercedes Barros)

 

2009

"Beauty", KIBLA - Multimedia Center, Maribor, Slovenia

 

2008

"Windows", Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin (together with Maria Vedder)

"Vamos a la Playa“, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld (together with Fran Dropkin)

 

2005

"Body-Bilder" (Body Images), Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

 

2004 /05

"Gastspiel" (Guest Performance), Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Germany (catalog)

"Art Cologne 04", video space, Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

 

2002

"Face to Face", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

 

2001

"Shower", 4 video projections, Galleri K1, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2000

"Life Size", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

 

1995

"Schaulust" (Curiosity), Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne, Germany

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2021

 “Now to Then”, ArtPort Kingston, New York, 7.-28.02.2021

https://www.artportkingston.com/

"Play“, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (start due to Corona pandemic uncertain)

https://www.staatsgalerie.de/en/exhibitions/play.html

"Reset“, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, from 02.10.2021

https://kunstmuseum-ahlen.de

"The Mediterranean Biennale“, curators Belu-Simion Fainaru, Avital Bar-Shay, Haifa, Israel, (start due to Corona pandemic uncertain)

 

2019

"Fata Morgana - in Between“, video screening, Galerie Nord / Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin

"Facing Realities“, organised by The Art Union in a garden colony in Berlin

 

2018

"Dokuments and Videos from the Wulf Herzogenrath-Archive“, Akademie der Künste Berlin

"Haushalt. Die Dinge und ich." (Household. The Things and Me), Städtische Galerie Sohle 1, Berkamen

 

2017

"Heimat?"(Homeland?), QR code exhibition at project space Deutscher Künstlerbund in Berlin, Germany

"in_visible limits", Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland (catalog)

"Desperate Housewives? Female Artists Clean Up", Staatliches Textil- and Industriemuseum, Augsburg, Germany (catalog)

"Capture the Future: Elusive Identity", German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) Berlin, Germany

"Fund Art“,  charity auction in cooperation with Sotheby's, Austria (catalog)

 

2016

"in_visible limits", Kunsthaus Interlaken, Switzerland

"in_visible limits", Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany

"in_visible limits", Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Germany

"Desperate Housewives? Female Artists Clean Up", Städtische Galerie, Villingen-Schwenningen

"Desperate Housewives? Female Artists Clean Up", Kunstmuseum Mühlheim an der Ruhr

"Desperate Housewives? Female Artists Clean Up", Kunstsammlungen Zwickau, Max-Pechstein-Museum, Germany

 

2015

"Desperate Housewives. Künstlerinnen räumen auf“ (Female Artist are Cleaning Up), Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, Germany

"AMOCA", Arab Museum of Contemporary Art, Sakhnin, Israel

"Avesta Art“, Avesta, Sweden

"Avesta Winter Art“, Avesta, Sweden

 

2014

"Underground“, Fort de Schoenenbourg, Alsace/France (catalog)

 

2013

"Aus Ernst wird Spaß … das Ironische in der Kunst", Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin

"Second Mediterranean Biennale“ Sakhnin, Israel

 

2012

"Schauplatz“, Galerie Stilper, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

"VK-Kunst“, Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

 

2011

"Museumsbauhütte II", Werkbundarchiv-Museum der Dinge, Berlin, Germany

"Aufstand der Dinge", MIM & MORE Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

"Wechselausstellung I“, Galerie Stilper, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

 

2010

"Intimacy. Das Bad in der Kunst" (The Bath in Art), Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Germany (catalog)

"The First Mediterranean Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel

 

2008

"Stars & Sternchen“, FEX. Plattform für Medienkunst, lange Nacht der Museen, Stuttgart, Germany

"CASZ-Moving Images in Public Space", Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2007

Ars Electronica, Science Centre, Singapore

"CASZ-Moving Images in Public Space", Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2006                    

"40jahrevideokunst.de - was fehlt", Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin, Germany

"Cologne Fine Arts“, Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

"Der gestohlene Blick", Art Loss Registers auf der "Exponatec", Cologne, Germany

"Mädels", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

"Strictly Berlin", Galerie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

 

2005                    

Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

"Art Cologne 05", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

 

2004

"Sauber oder Rein?", DASA (Deutsche Arbeitsschutzausstellung), Dortmund, Germany

"Der elektronische Raum", Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany

"Kunst Köln", Kunstmesse, at Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

"Art Brussels", Kunstmesse Brüssel, at Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Brussels, Belgium

"Be Clean...!.Sei sauber...!", Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

"Medium Medien", Kunstverein Lingen, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany

"Black & White", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Luxembourg

 

2003

"Second International Installation Triennale", Haifa Museum of Art, Israel

"Art Brussels", Kunstmesse Brüssel, bei Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Brussels, Belgium

"Schweigen", Oberlandesgericht Köln, Germany

"Strictly Public", Galerie Kultur Köln 30, Cologne, Germany

"Arche Noah", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

"streams of encounter", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (catalog)

"Video-Skulpturen in Deutschland seit 1963", touring exhibition of the Instituts für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa): Museo de Arte de Lima, Museu Paco das Artes, São Paulo und Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires. Kurator: Prof. Dr. Wulf Herzogenrath (catalog)

 

2002

"Art Cologne 02", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

"Arsenal/Armoury", Wandelhalle e.V., Cologne, Germany

"untouchable", Foro Artistico, Hannover, Germany

"Art Brussels", art fair Brussels/Belgium, Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

"Zeitmaschine" (Time Machine), Museum of Fine Arts Berne, Switzerland (catalog)

"Formen der Gewalt" (Forms of Violence), Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

 

2001

"Spielart", theater festival, Munich, Germany

"Tempo", Schloß Untergröningen, a castle near Stuttgart, Germany (catalog)

"The very Last", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

 

2000

"Art Cologne 00", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

"...laufend Bilder", Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany

"Kunstbaden", Kulturamt Wiesbaden, Germany (catalog)

"Avesta Art 2000", Avesta, Sweden

"The very first", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

"reality checkpoint - Körperszenarien", Edith-Ruß-Haus, Oldenburg, Germany

 

1999

"Denkpause", Wandelhalle e.V., Cologne, Germany

"Art Cologne 99", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

"Aus nächster Ferne", Neue Galerie Landshut, Bavaria, Germany

"Ars Electronica 99", Ars Electronica Center Linz, Austria

"1. Marler Video-Installations-Preis", Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

"1. Marler Video-Installations-Preis", Bellevuesaal, Kulturamt Wiesbaden, Germany

 

1998

"COMTECart 98", computer art fair, Dresden, Germany

"Art Cologne 98", Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne, Germany

"Brückengang", video projection in the window of a temporary construction trailer in Cologne, Germany

"8. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis", Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten (museum for sculptures), Marl, Germany,

"Der Spiegel", Künstlerarchiv Lothringerstraße, Munich, Germany

"Arena - Kunst & Sport" (Arena – Art & Sport), city hall, Munich, Germany

 

1997

"Folie", Deutzer Brücke, Cologne (in the hollow inner space of the Deutz Bridge), organized by the Wandelhalle e.V., Germany

"top ’97", a women’s media art exhibition at Messe (fair grounds), Düsseldorf, Germany

"Video-Skulpturen in Deutschland seit 1963", touring exhibition since 1994 (Rostock, Hongkong, Tokyo, Singapor, Groningen, Den Haag u.a.), organized by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa, Institute for Foreign Cultural Affairs), curator: Prof. Dr. Wulf Herzogenrath, "Videowächter"

 

1996

"Auktion", Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany

"World Wide Video Festival", exhibition, The Hague, The Netherlands

"Ich & Du - Kommunikation und Neue Medien", Museum für Gestaltung (Museum for Design), Zurich, Switzerland

 

1994

"Art Cologne 94", Nordstern-Kunstversicherung (art insurance company), Cologne, Germany

"Platons Höhle" (Platon’s Cave), Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany

"Multiple Arts Maastricht 1994", Maastricht, Belgium

"day & night", Handwerkskammer Köln, an exhibition by the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany

 

1993

"Blickpunkt München", Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich, Germany

"Art Cologne 93", Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany

 

1992

"Videokunst in München 1992", Berufsverband Bildender Künstler (BBK), Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstraße, Munich, Germany

"Dialog/Fragmente", video installations in the Glyptothek, Munich, Germany

 

1991

"Förderpreise '91 - Vorschläge der Jury", Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstraße, Munich, Germany "Maiandacht", proT-Theater, Munich, Germany

"Video-Arbeiten von Barbara Hammann und Anna Anders", KunstBetrieb Dachau near Munich, Germany

 

 

 

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS   (selection)

2020

Galerie Art Claims Impuls Berlin

2017
Short is Beautiful!, Peninsula, Berlin, Germany

2016
Projektraum FAQ, Bremen, Germany

2015
Videobox, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Germany
Video Screening at Veronika Veit's show "The Very Moment", MaximiliansForum, Munich, Germany

2014

Videoformes, Clerrmont Ferrand, France

 

2013

European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

Rheinisches LandesMuseum Bonn, Germany

Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, China

 

2012

Share Festival, Turin, Italy

Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Westfalen, Germany

LineaRes – Von Punkt zu Punkt, Steinhöfel, Brandenburg, Germany

Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany

APEX, Göttingen, Germany

 

2011

MIM&MORE, Berlin, Germany

 

2008

Media Scape, Novigrad, Croatia

 

2007

Video program of the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln on the Art Cologne 07 fair, Germany

 

2005

"Silent Shorts", Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, Medienhafen, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2004

"Filmforum", Kino Blackbox, Düsseldorf, Germany

"Brooklyn Euphoria", Volume, Brooklyn, New York, USA

"Gewalt_Macht_Spaß", Evangelische Stadtakademie am Römerberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

 

2003

"RE/ACT-Festival", Heidelberg, Germany

"The International Festival of New Film", Split, Kroatia (catalog)

"Media Art Festival Friesland", Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (catalog)

"Filmfest München", Programm VideoArt & Experimental, Gasteig Munich, Germany (catalog)

"Media Forum Festival", MediaArtLab, Moskow, Russia

"Zeitgenössische Film- und Videokunst aus Deutschland", Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany

"European Media Art Festival", Osnabrück, Germany (catalog)

"EMAF Tour 2002/03", Goethe-Institute Bratislawa, Warschau and Danzig; CaixaForum, Barcelona; Goethe-Institut, Guadalajara

 

2002

"Video Folkwang VII", "EMAF Tour 2002/03", Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

"backup", festival, Weimar, Germany

"Viper", video festival/Video Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

"European Media Art Festival", Osnabrück, Germany

 

2001

"ArtKino", Kunstverein Coburg, Germany

"Audiovisions", music videos by the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany

"Städtebilder III", Kinemathek Brotfabrik, Bonn, Germany

 

2000

"Gegen den Strich", collection of Heinrich Miess, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

"petits fours - Videos auf Leinwand", Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstraße, Munich, Germany

"ArtKino", art fair "Art Frankfurt", Frankfurt/Main, Germany

 

1998

Festival für Experimentalfilm (Festival for Experimental Film), Goethe-Institut Tirana, Albania

"All or Nothing", CinéMAC, Marseille, France

 

1997

"not enough TV", moving art studio, Brüssel/Brussels, Belgium

"Le Mas", video festival, Nîmes, France

 

1996

"7. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis", video program on tour: Marl, Karlsruhe, Wiesbaden, Berlin, Hannover, Bremen, Munich, Germany

 

1995

"Video Vision", city hall, Munich, Germany

"VideoArt Festival", Locarno, Switzerland

"VideoFest Berlin", video program by the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany

 

1994

"Dokumentarfilm & Videofest", Dock 4, Kassel, Germany

"European Media Art Festival", Osnabrück, Germany

"Europa 94 – video program", city hall, Munich, Germany

"6. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis", video program on tour through Germany and abroad, organized by the Goethe-Institut

 

1993

"Kunstfilm 1 - Köln, München, Frankfurt", Berufsverband Bildender Künstler (BBK), Munich, Germany

 

1990

"Video Art 90", Cork, Ireland

"Videotage Salzgitter 90", Salzgitter, Germany

"Videofilme aus München", Städtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

 

1986

"12", city hall, Munich, Germany

 

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Foundation IMAI Düsseldorf, several video works

Rheinisches LandesMuseum Bonn, „Glasreiniger“, photography

Kunsthalle Bremen, "Videoaufsichten für Bremen", video installation

Museé d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, "Badewonne", video installation

Ars Electronica Center Linz/Österreich, "Touchscreen", interactive video installation

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, "Touchscreen", interactive video installation

 

 

AWARDS

2002

honorable mention by the Verband der deutschen Filmkritik (Association of The German Film Critics), awarded for the video "Schlag auf Schlag" on the European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, April 2002

 

1998

special recognition by the COMTECart Dresden, Germany for the installation "Touchscreen"

1st Marl Video Art Prize for the installation "Touchscreen"

 

1996

honorable mention of the 7th Marl Video Art Prize for "Shower", awarded a four week scholarship for the Academy of Media Arts Cologne

 

1992

project scholarship by the State Capitol of Munich for "Schützen schiessen"

 

1991

scholarship award for video art by the Bavarian Government

 

 

 

 

 

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