Horst '17: Gabriel Lester

Amsterdam-based inventor, visual artist, filmmaker and tutor at Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten / Amsterdam University of the Arts Gabriel uses a diversity of media to construct environments which are characterised by a powerful narrative quality. In his earlier work it led Lester to the composition of prose and electronic music. After his studies in film and visual arts, Lester’s work acquired a

more cinematographic quality, even without the use of video or film.

Horst invited Gabriel Lester because of his strength in site-specific work. The narrative element offered an intriguing perspective on the picturesque castle site and the inspiration for his earlier work demonstrated a strong affinity with electronic music.