Born in 1957 in Isingerode, Germany, Volker Schreiner graduated from the Braunschweig School of Art. Initially a sculptor, then a performer, he has been working in video for the past several years. His work is purely formal and demonstrates obsessive series of a single action structured in space and time: hand drumming in Bright Box, the limitations of a white screen in White Screen. The play with frames, materials and rhythms is essential to his minimalist work. Although distant in its initial appearance, the work exudes a warmth due to its suggestion of human touch and humour.
Excerpt from the catalogue Vidéo cri - Vidéo signe, Paris, 1992