CONTEMPORARY ART RUHR, MEDIA ART FAIR, 1 – 3 JUNE 2018
IN AN ALIEN LAND by Angela Christlieb and Maria Niro
Montages reveal a journey over time and space, as the film builds to evoke a hovering state of hallucinogenic like pictures of the subconscious. The protagonist, moving simultaneously between space and time, is at once in an imaginary dream and at other times in a state of reality. The camera, both observational and voyeuristic, follows her on her journey as she crosses waters. We are lulled into a dream state by the film’s lush colors and its Super-8 film like quality. Then the story pivots as architecture and landscape become actors and interact with one another, the protagonist makes it to her final destination; New York City in the midst of a political crisis. Turmoil has overtaken the beautiful landscape and we are at once awakened into reality. The film is accompanied by a sound collage consisting of a minimalist musical element which build with electronic noise, fragments of shortwave radio, and then live sound of human protests. The film is a collaboration between filmmaker and artist Angela Christlieb based in Vienna and who also stars in the film, and the New York artist, filmmaker, cinematographer Maria Niro. The concept came about during Christlieb’s visit in New York in the fall of 2016, during the presidential elections in the USA.
IN AN ALIEN LAND will be screened as part of the DL program at the contemporary art ruhr video lounge presented by Directors Lounge.
Find the complete program soon here.
Credits: Angela Christlieb and Maria Niro, Directors, producers, editors and sound design | Soundtracks: Hallicrafters (Eric Hubel, Algis Kysz), Chris Janka. “Secretly sharing the landscape of the living” by Martin A. Smith.
CONTEMPORARY ART RUHR, MEDIA ART FAIR, 1 – 3 JUNE 2018
“Magnetic Mirror” by Storyboard Artist Isabelle Meyrignac
Isabelle is a qualified, multi-skilled camera operator, Storyboard Artist and video editor. She studied classical hand-drawn illustration, 2D animation and Comic Strip design at Ecole Emile Cohl in Lyon, France, before starting her career in 1999 working as a creative in the advertising industry in London. She taught herself camera operation and video editing since then as well. She then went to the MET film school Berlin in order to further her camera and editing skills. Isabelle is now working as a full-time freelancer in the film and TV industry, bringing all her accumulated skills and life experience together.
Furthermore, her fluency in English, French and German allows her to work efficiently across borders. Her problem-solving and astute communication skills compliment her technical and creative abilities.
Isabelle’s physical fitness and can-do-attitude make her an outstanding camera crew member who can also take a video project from concept to finish.
Her current exhibition at the Contemporary Art Ruhr is an extract of her storyboard for future TV mini-series ‘Magnetic Mirror’.
Isabelle Meyrignac’s storyboard series will be shown at the contemporary art ruhr, media art fair presented by Directors Lounge.
More info about Directors Lounge at the contemporary art ruhr soon here.
CONTEMPORARY ART RUHR, MEDIA ART FAIR, 1 – 3 JUNE 2018
“Transit “by Medienwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des bbk berlin
The program shows recent films from Medienwerkstatt dealing with the subject of identity. In times of transition the works reflect topics from changing housing environments to new governmental regulations of surveillance as the new Chinese point system on so called „good“ behaviour. Thoughts still seem to be free up in the sky where birds take on beautiful abstract formations.
Works by Gabrielle Mainguy, Lucy Powell, Silke Gänger, Bettina Rave, Elena Gavirisch, Sandra Becker, Stephanie Hanna, Thorbjørn Christiansen, Lioba von den Driesch and Nicola Rubinstein
cinematic art and cuts of media experimentation at the C.A.R. Video Lounge!
Dedicated presentations include select moving image work from Experiments in Cinema, a festival designed to bring the international community of cinematic experimentalists to Nuevo Mexico to inspire a new generation of media activists to participate in shaping future trends of cultural representation. On top, we will be screening various animations from the Medienwerkstatt Berlin, an artist-run project of the BBK Berlin offering production facilities for media artists.
Find the Directors Lounge booth and the C.A.R. Video Lounge (Auditorium) in the SANAA building at World Heritage Zeche Zollverein. Stop by, say hello and take in our delectable film selection … See you at C.A.R.!
Participating Artists & Filmmakers (DL Booth and C.A.R. Video Lounge):
Deborah Kelly, Kyra Clegg, Ruth Hayes, Dianna Barrie, Guli Silberstein, Richard Ashrowan, Caryn Cline, Linda Fenstermaker, Reed O’Beirne, Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, Ian Haig, Natasha Cantwell, Patricia McInroy, Salise Hughes, Ra di Martino, Julia Murakami, André Werner, Carola Göllner, Maria Felix Korporal, Laurent Bebín (Carbon Cream), Petra Lottje, Herbert Liffers, Lina Walde, Heike Hamann, Darko Aleksovski, Sandra Becker, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Weronika Skonieczna, Karen Thastum (Tura Ya Moya), Anett Vietzke & Veronika Bökelmann, Rosanna Chizhova, Lioba von den Driesch, Betty Böhm, Helen Anna Flanagan, Juliane Ebner .
contemporary art ruhr, the innovative art fair
World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein XII, Gelsenkirchener Str. 181/ 209 45309 Essen, Germany
Opening hours: Friday, October 27, 8 pm, V.I.P.-Preview, 6 pm
Public fair hours: Saturday, October 28, 12 am – 8 pm Sunday, October, 29, 11 am – 7 pm
We are proud to present a special program curated by our comrade Bryan Konefsky, founder and mastermind behind Experiments In Cinema, at the contemporary art ruhr, 27-29 Oct. 2017.
Select moving image work fromExperiments in Cinema, a festival designed to bring the international community of cinematic experimentalists to Nuevo Mexico to inspire a new generation of media activists to participate in shaping future trends of cultural representation.
Artist list: Deborah Kelly, Kyra Clegg, Paul Tarragó, APOTROPIA (Antonella Mignone + Cristiano Panepuccia), Ruth Hayes, Dianna Barrie, Allan Brown, Guli Silberstein, Richard Ashrowan, Caryn Cline, Linda Fenstermaker and Reed O’Beirne, Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, Ian Haig, Natasha Cantwell, Patricia McInroy, Salise Hughes, Ra di Martino. Detailed info: Directors Lounge at the Contemporary Art Ruhr 2017 www.experimentsincinema.org
C.A.R. Video Lounge | the complete EIC program:
Deborah Kelly, LYING WOMEN, 4 min, 2016, Australia Kyra Clegg, Shadow Show, 4.25 min, 2015, Scotland Ruth Hayes, Copper Perforation Loop Triptych, 3.5 min, 2016, USA Dianna Barrie, Last Train, 12.5 min, 2016, Australia Guli Silberstein, Cut Out, 4.5 min, 2014, UK Richard Ashrowan, Five Angels, 5 min, 2016, Scotland Caryn Cline, Linda Fenstermaker and Reed O’Beirne TRI-Alogue, no. 2, 3 min, 2016, USA Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, 349, 3.25 min, 2015, USA Ian Haig, Analogue, 2 min, 2016, Australia Natasha Cantwell, The Solar System (In Luncheon Meat), 1 min, 2013, New Zealand Patricia McInroy, Stopped in Time, 2.5 min, 2016, Cuba Salise Hughes, The Swimmer, 4 min, 2012, USA Ra di Martino, A Short History of Abandoned Places, 10 min, 2012, Morocco
pictured: “Copper Perforation Loop Triptych” by Ruth Hayes and “A Short History of Abandoned Places” by Ra di Martino
Kulturwerk des bbk berlin at C.A.R. Video Lounge
Directors Lounge is pleased to present a selection of animations created by our partner Medienwerkstatt Berlin at the contemporary art ruhr, 27-29 Oct. 2017.
Since 2009, the artist run media workspace of the bbks´s Kulturwerk supplies infrastructure and media knowledge for visual artists to realise media art works.
In order to initiate cooperation and to share knowledge the media workspace is creating an expert-pool. Regulary meetings on media and art support media artists in Berlin and help networking between them. Themes are media borderlands and a critical understanding of new media. Also there is a wide offer of workshops at the Bildungswerk open for all visual artists in Berlin that are looking for support in their media work.
C.A.R Video Lounge | the complete Medienwerkstatt Berlin program:
Maria Felix Korporal Eine Katze hat sieben Leben | A Cat Has Seven Lives 07:32 min Laurent Bebín (Carbon Cream) weit weg | far away 00:50 min Petra Lottje Fragen an den Mond | Questions to the Moon 04:46 min Herbert Liffers Pendel | „Pendulum“ 03:12 min Lina Walde In circles 02:35 min Heike Hamann WG | WG (flatsharing) 03:00 min Darko Aleksovski Texturen | Textures 01:17 min Sandra Becker Mont Royal 02:20 min Marissa Rae Niederhauser Heiligtum|Zuflucht | Sanctuary 02:42 min Weronika Skonieczna Nein I No 00:21 min Karen Thastum (Tura Ya Moya) Eis 02:00 min Anett Vietzke & Veronika Bökelmann Rückzug | Retreat 05:00 min Rosanna Chizhova Selbstportrait | SelfPortrait 05:00 min Lioba von den Driesch heute wird morgen gestern sein | tomorrow today will be yersterday 02:00 min Betty Böhm Nocturne 03:00 min Helen Anna Flanagan Trance 02:13 min Juliane Ebner Landstrich | Stretch of Land 09:00 min
pictured: “Eine Katze hat sieben Leben” by Maria Felix Korporal / “Mont Royal” by Sandra Becker
Directors Lounge heading for contemporary art ruhr, media art fair: Besides presenting installations, paintings and photography, we will be screening genre-straddling slices of cinematic art and cuts of media experimentation as part of the c.a.r. Video Lounge.
Dedicated presentations include the screening “REtreat” (RÜCKzug), new experimental shorts created and produced in the context of the medienwerkstatt Berlin, an artist-run project of the BBK Berlin offering production facilities for media artists, and a fresh selection of video art curated by Michael Murnau and Annalisa Cosentino from Delete TV. Delete TV is an independent platform for video art and experimental films. It investigates the captivating nature of images with the specific aim of looking up to new approaches by taking distance from the conventional film making method. The platform opens a window to the world of art and offers strong, wild and uncensored works from upcoming artists and filmmakers.
And as a final bit of dazzle, Directors Lounge presents, in collaboration with the Leo Kuelbs Collection, tidbits from the Mitte Media Festival in Berlin.
Meet us at World Heritage Site Zollverein, (a former Coal Mine Industrial Complex) centre of the creative industry in the Ruhr area.
with works by Giorgos Efthimiou (Greece), Emmanuelle Negre, Jil Guyon (United States), Joe Pisciotta, Luka Fisher (United States), Mabby Alam (United Kingdom), Maxime Contour (France), Natalia Alfutova (Russian Federation), Neil Needleman (United States), Paulina Rutman (Chile), Sian Fann (United Kingdom) Tara Nelson (United States), Tina Willgren (Sweden), Dan Inglis (New Zealand), Ying-Fang Shen (Taiwan), John T. Williams (USA), Michael Woods (USA) see full program here
with works by Alisa Javits, Anne-May Fossnes, Barbara Deblitz, Betty Böhm, Christa Biedermann, Daniela Butsch, Darko Aleksovski, Elisabeth Molin, Fellipe Sperk (FELL), Florian Bielefeldt (The Fortunists), Francesco Pace (Tellurico), Gabriele Stellbaum, Gaby Schulze, Hara Shin, Heike Hamann, Helen Anna Flanagan, Herbert Liffers, Insa Langhorst, Jakobine Engel, Karen Thastum (TURA YA MOYA), Laurent Bébin (CARBON CREAM), Lina Walde, Lotte van der Woude, Maria Felix Korporal, Mariel Gottwick, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Ottjörg A.C., Petra Lottje, Regina Liedtke, Rosanna Chizhova, Sandra Becker 01 Sandra Riche, Simone Häckel, Una Quigley, Verena Kyselka.more info here
Mitte Media Festival
Directors Lounge presents together with the Leo Kuelbs Collection, selected works from the Mitte Media Festivalin Berlin.Videos by Matl Findel, Tomas Draschan, Franz Reimer, Kristina Paustian and Christopher Winter.read more
Artists attending Visuman (read more), Julia Murakami, André Werner. Next to installations, photography and paintings, we will show Visuman’s video works in collaboration with André Chi Sing Yuen, respectively Marcel Munte, and silent single channel loops (more) including a restored version of the legendary “Kleine Lobhudelei auf den Monitor” (Little Flattering of the Monitor), 1990 by Cosima Reif, and moving images by Matl Findel and André Werner.
World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein
Areal C [Kokerei], Kokereiallee 71, 45141 Essen
Official Opening Friday, May 12, 8 pm
Public fair hours Saturday, May 13, 11 am – 7 pm Sunday, May 14, 11 am – 7 pm
The Leo Kuelbs Collection’s mission is to bring artists together and present them on independent platforms fostering interconnectivity and understanding across all types of boundaries. Towards this end, Leo Kuelbs has worked with well over 1000 artists from most countries in the world. And counting.
Matl Findel Heimweh (Always) 10 min 2015 Matl Findel Wann fahren wir zur See? 01:28 2008 silent Thomas Draschan Seegasse Franz Reimer The Possibility of an Island pt. V 5:32 min 2016 Christopher Winter Alien Sex Invaders 06:59 min 1999 Christopher Winter The Next Generation 06:49 min 2000 Kristina Paustian Wälder & Steppen / Forests & Steppe 2:44 min 2012-2013
stills: Matl Findel “Wann fahren wir zur See?”, Thomas Draschan “Seegasse”, Franz Reimer’s “Die Möglichkeit einer Insel V”, Kristina Paustian “Wälder & Steppen”, Christopher Winter “Alien Sex Invaders”
Directors Lounge is pleased to present a selection of silent single channel loops. Works include a restored version of the legendary “Kleine Lobhudelei auf den Monitor” (Little Flattering of the Monitor) 1990, by Cosima Reif (pictured above), next to moving images by Matl Findel and André Werner.
Directors Lounge is pleased to present works created and produced in the context of the medienwerkstatt Berlin (an artist-run project of the BBK Berlin offering production facilities for media artists).
Rythm. Rythm. Rythm. We change the direction to explore. We alienate to interact. The never ending ‘why‘ gives the answers in REtreat.(german version below)
Artists / Künstler:
Alisa Javits, Anne-May Fossnes, Barbara Deblitz, Betty Böhm, Christa Biedermann, Daniela Butsch, Darko Aleksovski, Elisabeth Molin, Fellipe Sperk (FELL), Florian Bielefeldt (The Fortunists), Francesco Pace (Tellurico), Gabriele Stellbaum, Gaby Schulze, Hara Shin, Heike Hamann, Helen Anna Flanagan, Herbert Liffers, Insa Langhorst, Jakobine Engel, Karen Thastum (TURA YA MOYA), Laurent Bébin (CARBON CREAM), Lina Walde, Lotte van der Woude, Maria Felix Korporal, Mariel Gottwick, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Ottjörg A.C., Petra Lottje, Regina Liedtke, Rosanna Chizhova, Sandra Becker 01, Sandra Riche, Simone Häckel, Una Quigley, Verena Kyselka.
Das Screening zeigt Arbeiten, die im Kontext der Medienwerkstatt entstanden sind. Rhythmus, Rhythmus, Rhythmus. Wir ändern die Richtung, um Neues zu erkunden. Wir entfremden uns, um zueinander zu finden. Die endlose Frage des „Warum“ beantwortet sich im RÜCKzug.