New works by Julia Murakami will be shown for the first time at the c.a.r. media art fair

Erdal Inci “Hieropolis Amphitheatre” looped installation, 1,4s 2013

From Berlin straight out to the Ruhr, home to Germany’s concentrated multi-millions and “contemporary art ruhr,” a concentrated display of all that is here and now (and beyond) in the world of media art. C.A.R. spreads its considerable wings regularly, reaching a global tally of urban art-zones, but invites to its home turf in this bi-annual gathering of innovative thinkers. Directors Lounge has become a regular-as-clockwork contributor to the more daring summer fair, exporting its international imports and making the trip in person to see visitors through its specially curated mélange of onscreen marvels. The flicks selected join of a temporary world of razor-sharp installations, performance, photography and more, fodder for the wide-awake mind. With contributions from DL partner Cross Art (Zurich-Berlin) and more, a feast of film awaits at World Heritage Site Zollverein in Essen. Directors Lounge cordially invites you to electrify your senses.

Directors Lounge at the Car Video Lounge (Auditorium) with works by Engin Kilicatan, Tokomburu / Ion Papaspyrou and Zisis Kokkinidis, Zaoli Zhong, Hussen Ibraheem, Benedikt Kruger, Sebastian Lörscher, Xaver Xylophon, Aitor Marín Correcher, Jonathan Seyer, Jonathan Rescigno, AUJIK, Francesca Fini, Naren Wilks, Alberto Diaz Lopez, Hee-Seong Han, Hara Katsiki, APOTROPIA , Dimitris Argyriou, Studio Twins / Caroline Fayette & Chloé Guerbois, Elvira Bukowski, Gerard Freixes Ribera, Karl F. Stewart, Eleonora Manca, Michael Betancourt, Ingeborg Fülepp and Heiko Daxl, Mateo Grubisic, Haruka Mitani and Michael Lyons, Dunja Donassy and Bernd Wendt
Artists presented at the DL Booth:
Videos by  Peter Freund, Erdal Inci, Hye Young Kim, Mirco Magnani, Alan Smithee, Shinkan Tamaki
Photography / Paintings by Stefanie Anastase and Claudia Köhn, Jackie Baier, Julia Murakami, Karin Schranz, André Werner

Special lecture Sun 3pm: Digital storytelling , an introduction of RFID books that trigger interaction through the flipping of pages. Books by Sandra Becker and Bego Santiago presented by Dr. Regina Francken, FKI Berlin

Directors Lounge at the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) – the media art fair, May 30 – June 1, 2014
Zollverein World Heritage Site

SANAA-building, Areal A, Hall A35,
Gelsenkirchener Strasse 209,
45309 Essen, Germany

Official Opening
Friday, May 30, 8 pm

Public Fair Days
Saturday, May 31, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, June 1, 11 am – 7 pm

Entrance fee per day
8,- € / 6,- €

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Engin Kilicatan TR Chastity 03:55 2012
Tokomburu / Ion Papaspyrou and Zisis Kokkinidis GR I Am Not Here Now 09:30 2013
Zaoli Zhong CN A Dangerous Question 05:35 2012
Hussen Ibraheem LB Typo 07:00 2013
Benedikt Kruger, Sebastian Lörscher, Xaver Xylophon DE Zyklus I, 01:40 2011
Aitor Marín Correcher ES Lovearthcam 03:21 2013
Jonathan Seyer US Carbondale Mall 03:21 2013
Jonathan Rescigno FR Corengrato 10:00 2012
AUJIK JP/SE anxOxna 04:55 2014
Francesca Fini IT White Sugar 13:00 2013
Naren Wilks GB Fear & Delight 03:20 2013
Alberto Diaz Lopez ES Stringless 15:00 2013
Hee-Seong Han DE Triangle Circle Square 07:53 2011
Hara Katsiki DE OPIUM 01:55 2010
APOTROPIA IT Single # Double # Triple 10:00 2013
Dimitris Argyriou GR One Line 03:40 2013
Studio Twins (Caroline Fayette & Chloé Guerbois) FR The Island Where I Come From 03:10 2013
Elvira Bukowski EE Siberia 05:00 2013
Gerard Freixes Ribera ES The Parting Dance 03:00 2013
Karl F. Stewart DE Video of Shadows . Title A B or C 07:00 2013
Eleonora Manca IT Chrysalis Room 03:00 2013
Michael Betancourt US The Kodak Moment 02:00 2013
Kim Collmer DE/US The Conversation, 03:30 2013
Ingeborg Fülepp and Heiko Daxl Lost City, 03:13, 2011/2013
Mateo Grubisic Allusion 01:20 2014
Haruka Mitani and Michael Lyons JP 恋愛の大饗宴 (Banquet of Love) 06:30, 2014
Dunja Donassy and Bernd Wendt HR"Vivat – Sie möge leben" 4 min 2011

pictured: Julia Murakami, “Vim and Blinkie, 2014” Erdal Inci “Hieropolis Amphitheatre”, 2013, Alberto Diaz Lopez “Stringless”, 2013