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.
Sneak Preview, Part I:
Directors Lounge at the Contemporary Art Ruhr, Media Art Fair, May 29 – 31, 2015
Among the artists and filmmakers that we will present at the C.A.R. is Henrike Naumann with Triangular Stories and her installation Thug Life.
Thug Life VHS Installation, Photography, 2015at the Directors Lounge Booth
In 1996, the american rapper Tupac ,2pac‘ Amaru Shakur was shot in Las Vegas. He died at the age of 25. There are many conspiracy theories around his killing, as people cannot believe the early death of such a great artist. The work Thug Life collects evidence of the fact that he was not killed, but left his gangsta lifestyle in America to start a new life in Marrakech.
Triangular Stories, 2012 by Henrike Naumann will be shown as part of the Directors Lounge program (C.A.R. Video Lounge/auditorium)
1992. Both home videos have the same date. Both videos reveal intimate things from the life of three teenagers. While few of them can‘t wait to take Ecstasy for the first time at the Amnesia, the world of the others ends behind Jena‘s tower blocks. The artist Henrike Naumann (born 1984) is from Zwickau, where the Nationalsocialist Underground (NSU) lived in bourgeoise underground and spanned their neonazi extremist murderers. This video work is a very personal approach to dealing with the fascist tendencies in her old home are as well as with the hedonistic self-optimizing drive of her generation. The obsolete medium VHS (Video Home System) in its loss becomes a mirror for that generation.
Henrike Naumann is a video and installation artist. Born 1984 in Zwickau, former GDR, she experienced the blossoming of the right-wing scene in the 90s. Her first video installation Triangular Stories (2012) focussed on the the origins of the terrorist groupNational Socialist Underground (NSU). Her work orbits around the aesthetics of political concepts and youth culture.
More information about DL at the media art fair will follow soon!
Directors Lounge at the
Once again, you can catch us at the Zeche Zollverein at Contemporary Art Ruhr, 24 – 26 October 2014. As usual, you’ll find the Directors Lounge booth and the Auditorium with the C.A.R. Video Lounge in the SANAA building right behind the entrance. Stop by, say hello and take in our delectable film selection … See you at C.A.R.!
Participating artists (booth): Sandra Becker 01, Roger Deutsch, Michael Fleming, Carola Göllner, Julia Murakami, Ken Paul Rosenthal, Alan Smithee, André Werner
Directors Lounge at the C.A.R Video Lounge (auditorium) with films by Philipp Artus*, Víctor Ballesteros, Sam Bell,Yanina Boldyreva and Alexander Isaenko, Chiara Caterina, Aude Danset and Carlos De Carvalho, Pedro Ferreira, Michael Fleming, Gerard Freixes Ribera, Mário Gajo de Carvalho, Max Hattler, Alexander Heringer*, Volker Heymann*, Masanobu Hiraoka, Roger Deutsch, Stephan Hilpert and Julia Murakami, Martha Jurksaitis, Daria Korol, Maria Magnusson, Olga Palomäki, Arthur Patching, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Javier Pernas, Stuart Pound, Diego Ramirez, Leyla Rodriguez and Cristian Straub, Jean-Michel Rolland, Ken Paul Rosenthal, Mauricio Sanhueza, Liga Steda, Walter Ungerer, Rhayne Vermette, Josh Weissbach, Aaron Zeghers / *aug&ohr medien
The complete program
Diego Ramirez AU Radish 02:27 2013 Mauricio Sanhueza PE Paroniria 06:37 2013 Sam Bell GB Promises 05:00 2013 Pedro Ferreira PT Home Sequences #1-4 13:00 2012/-13 Yanina Boldyreva and Alexander Isaenko UA/RU Duotone 07:00 2012 Volker Heymann* DE Drei Experten Drehen Auf 03:52 2013 Alexander Heringer* DE Fortune Faded 03:11 2012 Philipp Artus* DE Snail Trail 03:00 2012 Aaron Zeghers CA Living on the Edge 03:20 2013 Ken Paul Rosenthal US In Light, In! 12:00 2013 Roger Deutsch US Scherzo 05:00 2014 Josh Weissbach US Model Fifty-One Fifty-Six 11:02 2013 Mário Gajo de Carvalho PT The Place That Remains Deeply Unchanged Before My Random Passage Or One Way To See Ourselves Within The Out Of Field 03:13 2014 Rhayne Vermette CA Black Rectangle 01:30 2013 Walter Ungerer US ICI 07:32 2013 Leyla Rodriguez and Cristian Straub DE Isle Of Lox “Senses Suspended” 04:31 2013 Chiara Caterina IT Avant La Nuit 02:48 2013 Jean-Gabriel Périot FR The Day Has Conquered The Night 28:00 2013 Daria Korol BY touch. 02:40 2013 Max Hattler DE X 06:00 2012 Olga Palomäki FI Parallel Landscape 04:48 2013 Víctor Ballesteros CA VVOOLLVVOO 00:30 2013 Jean-Michel Rolland FR First Person Shooter 04:43 2012 Maria Magnusson SE Solarizaton 04:54 2013 Julia Murakami and Stephan Hilpert DE Mr. Blackburn 0:40 2014 music by Darius Greene US Gerard Freixes Ribera ES The Parting Dance 03:00 2013 Martha Jurksaitis GB Bad Blood 02:43 2013 Stuart Pound GB All That Passed 01:00 2013 Javier Pernas AR/ES Piel/Skin 06:53 2013 Liga Steda GB Block 02:23 2013 Michael Fleming NL Avalanche 11:00 2013 Masanobu Hiraoka JP Land 03:41 2013 Aude Danset and Carlos De Carvalho Fr Premier Automne 10:30 2013 Arthur Patching GB Il Ritorno 04:24 2012
contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) 2014 – the innovative art fair
Zollverein World Heritage Site Gelsenkirchener Strasse 181 45309 Essen
Official Opening: Friday, October 24, 8 pm
VIP-Preview: Friday, October 24, 6 pm
Public fair hours: Saturday, October 25, 12 – 8 pm Sunday, October 26, 11 – 7 pm
Entrance fee at the art fair per day: 12,- € / 10,-€
It might be only a tiny taste of what we get up to, the thinnest wedge of the whole juicy Directors Lounge melon, but if you’re swirling around the Berliner Liste contemporary art fair at Postbahnhof any time between now and Sunday (when the curtain drops), make a point of swinging by DL’s booth (G1.34 on the upper floor) for a handful of hypnotizing video moments culled from our store of films and film-ettes. Turkish media-art darling Erdal Inci’s mesmerizing GIFs, first screened publicly in Germany at [DLX]* this year and already drawing attention worldwide, will be there, as well as Korean, Greek, Japanese and Finnish picks (Hye Young Kim,Hara Katsiki, Shinkan Tamaki, Maria Björklund) plus visual conundrums and vortex configurations from DLers Julia Murakami and André Werner and more. Manned by Team DL members and waiting to see you.
*10th Berlin International Directors Lounge, February 6 – 16, 2014
Meet us at the Berliner Liste, the fair for contemporary art, during the Berlin Art Week, September 18 to 21, 2014. We´ll screen a selection of silent single-channel installations from DL X, the 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge. Artists include Maria Björklund, Erdal Inci, Hara Katsiki, Hye Young Kim, Alan Smithee, Julia Murakami, Shinkan Tamaki and Andre Werner. Photography by Julia Murakami is on display at the booth of our good friend Calla Mar.
Alan Smithee | Julia Murakami Lost Masterpieces #1 (red) 2010 Alan Smithee are you afraid of…, 2012 Erdal Inci TR Pictogram 1,4s 2013 Hye Young Kim KR Unfulfilled Desire II blindness 21:00 2013 Erdal Inci TR Camondo Stairs 0,4s 2013 Hara Katsiki Starseed 2012 Erdal Inci TR Flood of Light 1,4s 2013 Andre Werner DE Yeosu Mandala | community 2014 Erdal Inci TR Hieropolis Amphitheatre 1,4s 2013 Andre Werner DE Yeosu Mandala | necessity 2014 Erdal Inci TR Taksim Spiral 0,8s 2013 Andre Werner DE Yeosu Mandala | territory 2014 Shinkan Tamaki JP Passages 2013 Maria Björklund FI TKihi-Kuhi2011
Directors Lounge booth G1.34 first floor Calla Mar booth A 0.43 ground floor
At the opening night of the Berliner Liste, Sept. 17th, 7:20pm, she´ll give a guided tour entitled “Welcome”. A tour with a twist as Ellen will use the art fair space to introduce you to the Sanssouci Palace, interweaving time and space.
Or Fried Rosenstock, a regular at Directors Lounge during the last years, who performs the same day from 7pm on. His work “Ich kenne das Land wo die Zitronen blühen” is based on the famous line from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s novel Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre “Knowest thou where the lemon blossom grows”.
Contemporary interventions with a classical background.
C.A.R. Network III, the innovative art fair, 9 July – 1 August 2014
Opening Reception: 9 July, 5 pm
Gallery On, B1 Young-chung Bd. 69 Sagan-dong Jongno-gu Seoul 110-190 Korea
Directors Lounge, the Berlin-based platform for contemporary art and media, presents selected single channel works at Gallery On, Seoul during the C.A.R. Network III. The looped installations range from classic short animation to gif-based online works and interactive processing, giving a glimpse into new tendencies of motion-based media art.
With video works by Sandra Becker01, Erdal Inci, Hara Katsiki, Hye Young Kim, Julia Murakami and Stephan Hilpert, Alan Smithee, Andre Werner
A special lecture inside the C.A.R. Video Lounge: Digital storytelling, an introduction of RFID books that trigger interaction through the flipping of pages. Presented by Dr. Regina Francken, FKI Berlin and Sandra Becker, medienwerkstatt Berlin.
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
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