Performances at Berliner Liste.

One of the reasons to go to the fairs is the fact that you´ll always meet familiar faces. Like Ellen Kobe, performance artist who premiered her video Moma goes on at the very first Berlin International Directors Lounge back in 2005.

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.

For the full performance special at the Berliner Liste go here (german only)

Julia Murakami and Stephan Hilpert DE Mr. Blackburn 40s 2014 World Premiere

Andre Werner DE Opening Robert Rauschenberg 6 min 37s 1990

Erdal Inci TR Taksim Spiral 0,8s 2013

Sandra Becker01 DE Processing 2 min 2013

Hara Katsiki DE Starseed 2013

Hye Young Kim KR Unfulfilled Desire II Blindness 21 min 2013

Alan Smithee Are You Afraid Of … 2013

Directors Lounge at Gallery On, Seoul / South Korea,
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

List of video works:
Sandra Becker01 DE Processing 2 min 2013
Erdal Inci TR Taksim Spiral 0,8s  2013 / Pictogram 1,4s  2013 / Hieropolis Amphitheatre 1,4s  2013 / Flood of Light 1,4s 2013 / Camondo Stairs 0,4s 2013
Hara Katsiki DE Starseed 2013
Hye Young Kim KR Unfulfilled Desire II Blindness 21 min 2013
Julia Murakami and Stephan Hilpert DE Mr. Blackburn 40s 2014 score: Darius Greene, World Premiere
Alan Smithee Are You Afraid Of … 2013
Andre Werner DE Opening Robert Rauschenberg 6 min 37s 1990

SANAA building at the world heritage site Zollverein

works by Andre Werner

Cross Art (Zurich-Berlin) at the DL booth, photo: Betty Boehm

Directors Lounge booth at the contemporary art ruhr

the C.A.R. video lounge presented by Directors Lounge, photo: Georg Teiner

kissing the duck, photo: Georg Teiner

by Hara Katsiki

works by Julia Murakami and Andre Werner

photo: Carmen Aigner

Impressions from the Contemporary Art Ruhr, Directors Lounge booth in cooperation with Atelier Cross Art.

C.A.R. video lounge with Directors Lounge program

Dr. Regina Francken, FKI Berlin and Sandra Becker, medienwerkstatt Berlin.

Impressions from the Contemporary Art Ruhr, Directors Lounge

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.

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,- €

Map Zollverein

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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

Joachim Seinfeld: “Late Breakfast With Joseph Beuys” from the series Save The Day

ARHEO 29 by Vladizlav Knezec (Kroatien Kreativ)

Julia Murakami: “Helga and Hildegard” and “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was another person then”

Andre Werner “Untitled”

Joachim Seinfeld: Bowie in Berlin “Bahnhof Zoo” and “Schlosshotel Grunewald”

“Zappelphilip” by Sandra Becker01 (medienwerkstatt)

Nuno Escudeiro “A Dance Dictionary”

Impressions from the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) , Nov. 2013


Directors Lounge is, as most by now know, a motor that is always running, transporting off-centre art of various descriptions to various destinations. Continuing this aesthetic assault, DL is revving up to leave its parking space in Berlin this week to head out to the megalopolis Rhine-Ruhr. At C.A.R. (otherwise known as “contemporary art ruhr”), DL will be presenting a cache of buffed efforts, arresting works fuelled with visual and aural alchemy, some of which will be in the form of fitting film excursions highlighting the artistic process, taken from the 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge earlier this year. The brakes are off, and there is no rear-view mirror.

All of this will unfold on the 1st floor (above ground floor), stand A12, next to both Kroatien Kreativ, which already unleashed some of its light-and-sound wizardry at DL9 in February, and partner Medienwerkstatt Berlin, another luminary force at the same event, our annual core occurence. There will be much to steer the senses. Even if you aren’t one of the 11 million+ living in the area, it is, after all, maybe nothing more than a highway away. And the Autobahn has no speed limit.

See you at C.A.R.!

With films by (selection):

Nadav Assor Coms Device (Esotropia Conversations I), Cade Bursell Salt Lines, Wuttin Chansataboot Visual Element, James Cho Bubble,
Nuno Escudeiro A Dance Dictionary, Ian Haig Skin Freak, Nam Le Untitled (Rope) and Untitled (White Man & Paper) , Céline Masson “Que Je Sois Médusée”, Jeremy Moss The Sight, Monika Rechsteiner Hikikomori, Sylvia Schwenk A Shared Space, Karl F. Stewart K20, Yuichi Suita How Beautiful Japanese Morning Is, Takahiro Suzuki Horizon

Artists (selection):

Julia Murakami, Joachim Seinfeld, Alan Smithee, André Werner

Directors Lounge at the contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) – the innovative art fair, November 1- 3, 2013
Zollverein World Heritage Site
Gelsenkirchener Strasse 181
45309 Essen

Official Opening:
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8 pm, V.I.P.-Preview: 6 pm

Public Fair Days
Saturday, Nov. 2, 12 am – 8 pm
Sunday, Nov. 3, 11 am – 7 pm

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pictured: “Helga and Hildegard”, 2013 by Julia Murakami

“Basquiat”, 1980 by Robert Carrithers

Here are some impressions from the Contemporary Art Ruhr, May 31 – June 2, 2013 in the Sanaa building at Zeche Zollverein. Besides being at the C.A.R. video lounge, we were present at our booth directly at the entrance. Thanks to Silvia Sonnenschmidt and Thomas Volkmann, the organisers of the C.A.R. and all visitors and friends for making it a  great time!

Read  more and view the complete photo album

31. May – 2. June at the Zollverein world heritage site

It is a fine tradition that we present the C.A.R. Video-Lounge together with the C.A.R. media art fair. Next to works from participating galleries, our friends of Kroatien Kreativ and invited artists we will screen selected works from The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge.

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) is an innovative and dynamic fair format. Since 2006 C.A.R. comes two times a year, as a media art fair in summer, emphasizing video and media art, installations, performances, environmental sculptures, multimedia projects and contemporary photograpy. In autumn with a more classical art fair for contemporary art – C.A.R. . covers the entire spectrum of fine arts and their most important current influences.

C.A.R. Videolounge 2013

Katharina Merten DE Speaking In Tongues 2:34 2012

Beata Obst DE Stroboskop B 2:48

Wei-Ming Ho TW Self-Destruction For Eternity 6:26 2011

Cornelia Eichhorn FR Ved´Ma 14:00 2012

Julia Charlotte Richter DE You Hear Something 7:47 2011

Lucie Mercadal DE Hafenpfütze 4:21 2012

Kroatien Kreativ 2013 curated by Ingeborg Fülepp

Nadija Mustapic  HR An Afternoon Without Gravity 14:41

Marijan Crtalic HR

Directors Lounge Selection

Irina Birger NL Irina Birger Thinks Drawing Is Important 15:13 2010

Stefan Larsson JP  9 states of ambivalence 01:30 2012

Andre Chi Sing Yuen DE Sword-Sharpness of Expression 02:26 2012

Alessandro Amaducci  IT Black Data 04:05 2012

Michael Higgins IE The Poorhouse Revisited 15:00 2011

Valentina Besegher Scotti IT Try Hard Johnny! 04:11 2007

Roger Deutsch US Prelude 07:15 2011

Eleonora Manca IT I Sing the Body Electric Borderskin 03:49 2012

Fabio Scacchioli and Vincenzo Core IT Spectrography of a battle 03:42 2012

Stephen Dirkes US The Offering 05:23 2012

Shaun Roberts US Dear Texas Highways 11:13 2009

Bernd Luetzeler DE The Voice of God 09:35 2011

Ana Rodríguez León ES Memorais 07:00 2012

Reed O’Beirne US Last of Our Kind 13:19 2012

Alessio Rutigliano IT Six triptychs 06:55 2012

Maximilian Schmoetzer and Fabian Heitzhausen DE The Conversation 03:24 2012

Artists presented at the DL Booth


Mihai Grecu and Thibault Gleize RO Glucose 07:18 2012
Takahiro Suzuki US Horizon 06:38 2012
Keren Zaltz IL Cradle 01:49 2011
Céline Trouillet FR SONG N°15/20  05:21/4:12 2012
Alan Smithee Are You Afraid 2012 loop
Pedro Ferreira
PT Dance Dance Fire Dance 06:00 2012


Robert Carrithers US
Marijan Crtalic HR
Carola Goellner DE
Julia Murakami DE/JP
André Werner DE

Impressions from the C.A.R.

pictured: ““I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then” by Julia Murakami, 2013 from the series “Once Upon A Time”, C-Print, Edition of 10, 6.7 x 9.6 inch (print) | 11.8 x 15.8 inch (framed), signed and dated on the front
© Julia Murakami

Directors Lounge at the C.A.R. contemporary art Ruhr fair

Once again we are at the Zollverein World Heritage Site, November 2-4, 2012
You´ll find us in the center of the amazing Sanaa building.

On Saturday, 3 November, we participate in a charity auction, including works donated by Julia Murakami, and Joachim Seinfeld, to support the eco-programs of the United Nations. The auctioneer will be Til Macke, grandson of August Macke.

• artists (selection)

Julia Murakami, Joachim Seinfeld, Alan Smithee, André Werner

• with films by (selection)

Stefan Adamski RE:, Allan Brown Square Dance Hypnotist, Kote Camacho La Gran Carrera, Kim Collmer Head Room, Ron Diorio American Arabesque, Simon Ellis Telling Lies / What About The Bodies / Where Is My Mind, EZO Sinecdoquanon, Charles Fairbanks IRMA, Firas Khnaisser Night and Day, Neil Needleman Meeskeit, Roberto Santaguida Haikus for Karaoke / Miraslava, Fabio Scacchioli and Vincenzo Core Miss Candace Hilligoss’ Flickering Halo, Fritz Stolberg Of This, Men Shall Know Nothing!, Maurizio v. Trapp Matador

 November 2-4, 2012

Zollverein World Heritage Site
Gelsenkirchener Strasse
45129 Essen, Germany

Official Opening:
Friday, November 2, 2012, 8 pm, V.I.P.-Preview: 6 pm

Public Fair Days:
Saturday, November 3, 2012, noon – 8 pm
Sunday, November, 4, 2012, 11 am – 7 pm

day ticket: 12,- € / 10,-€

pictured above: Joachim Seinfeld, Berlin 1962, construction of the wall, 2009 from the series Wenn Deutsche lustig sind – docufiction (photo performance)