Media art videos, especially non-narrative works, faces a big challenge. Often neglected by the film festival circuit, they remain invisible in the art world, ignored as non-marketable works of no commercial value for the art dealers.
Thus, we’ve established cooperation projects, namely with the C.A.R. (contemporary art ruhr), that present such media art alongside the art fairs in dedicated supporting shows. Presentations that make many unseen and unheard works of art visible while encouraging the often limited dialogue between the art world and the cinematic realm.
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.
Delete TV gather together video art and experimental films from all over the world and broadcast on partner channels in Europe, Australia and U.S.A. The most eye and mind-bending films selected every year get also screened all over Europe during art related events. Every year there is an over all winner which is awarded with an Art Prize created by a commisioned artist.
The authors and curators of Delete TV are Michael Murnau and Annalisa Cosentino.
Delete TV at the contemporary art ruhr, media art fair 2017 (Program)
Giorgos Efthimiou Don‘t Wake, Eurydice, 00:16:00, Greece Emmanuelle Negre Slit Cam 00:06:00 Jil Guyon WIDOW_Remix, 00:06:58, United States Joe Pisciotta Nefarious (pictured) Luka Fisher 12, 00:02:47, United States Mabby Alam Veiled, 00:02:00, United Kingdom Maxime Contour Illusion, 00:04:30, France Natalia Alfutova PLEASE LISTEN!, 00:03:34, Russian Federation Neil Needleman Passenger Fantasy, 00:06:30, United States (pictured) Paulina Rutman FALL, 00:06:17, Chile Sian Fann Gravitations, 00:05:41, United Kingdom Tara Nelson Babystorm, 00:02:47, United States Tina Willgren Arrived at Scene, 00:03:23, Sweden Dan Inglis L.O.Q.Shun, 00:04:00, New Zealand Ying-Fang Shen In The Waves, Taiwan John T. Williams Four stages of collapes,USA Michael Woods Post Panoptic Gazing, USA
Directors Lounge presents Visuman’s paintings, and videos in collaboration with André Chi Sing Yuen (”GROW”), respectively Marcel Munte (”Wolkenteppich”)
VISUMAN Geometria est archetypus pulchritudinis mundi.
“Visuman shall be the visual man, whose communication skills are principally visual. Visuman is an abstraction; television-head, on- and-off-button-body, cable-legs. Visuman inhabits a world shown in graphs of mathematical functions. Therefore truth is represented at its best. Visuman pictures are recognised as something similar to all attempts to gain knowledge of truth. The self-similarity of non- inear functions in visuman pictures explains the similarity of patterns shown in the artwork of the world’s cultures.”
JT lives since 1983 in Berlin, from 1993 until 1997 in Hong Kong.The project Visuman is launched during JT’s travels and stays in Asia, America and Europe. Exhibitors and collectors around the planet love the truth in the forms painted by visuman. The technique of Visuman drawings is Japanese ink on paper or cardboard from 1992 until 2000. The transapparatus picture is a visuman-technique, using a copier to implement a drawing into a new picture. Colour fills form. Since 2000 visuman is painted in acrylics on canvas. Colour folds form. In 2001 the virtual visuman, digitized and generated by the machine, becomes a fellow being in a fractalized world. Form fills form. In 2002 the fractal geometry, evaluated by the virtual visuman on the screen the year before, becomes painted reality on canvas. Form folds form.
1962 Jörg Tenbrock born in Rheine/Westphalia, Germany 1981-95 university studies in mathematics, economy, geography, cartography, philosophy 1992 unfolding of the project Visuman 2002 unfolding of the project Edamon Namusiv 2009 curator DASLABOR der Experimentalraum Berlin 2012-13 curator gallery Klose Essen 2014-17 assistence project management artfairs BERLINER LISTE, KÖLNER LISTE 2015 unfolding of the project Giorgio Visumani artnetwork 2016 start of the project SMART STAR 2017 artist of Gallery Himmerlich Issinger, Berlin