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.
DIRECTORS LOUNGE DRIVES C.A.R.
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
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
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
How to get there:
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!
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
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)
• 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
45129 Essen, Germany
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)
Impressions from Directors Lounge @ Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) – The Media Art Fair
Eberhard Kranemann performing with VJ Chuuu at the opening night
VJ Chuuu doing the turntable animation
Happy people: Carola Goellner and Eberhard Kranemann
new works by André Werner, the glasses are filled with honey
Julia Murakami, Allegory of Obliviousness, 2012, oil on canvas, 11.81 x 11.81 in
photo: Maurizio Mueller | Mau Fashion
Michael Caine, eight times, paintings by Carola Goellner
The artist in the age of digital reproduction: Kim Dotty Hachmann in front of herself
Dream Team: VJ Chuuu, Carola Goellner, André Werner, Julia Murakami, Eberhard Kranemann
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Directors Lounge @ Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.) – The Media Art Fair
Once again you will find us at the c.a.r., the contemporary art ruhr at the Zollverein World Cultural Heritage Site, formerly known as the “most beautiful coal mine in the world” – and now the best-known industrial monument and centre of the creative economy in the Ruhr Area.
Artists included: Carola Göllner, Rosetta Messori, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Julia Murakami, Kim Dotty Hachmann, Alan Smithee, Peter Snowdon, Kika Nicolela, Rachel Rosalen, André Werner and many others
Primordial Breath, the first video work by Italian Photographer Rosetta Messori, is a visual journey based on 18 photographs from her book Visioni Mediterranee (Skira 2010). In a continuous state of flux, Rosetta Messori captures the essence of a movement to tell an imaginary story. Primordial Breath was shown in world premiere during the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge.
Araki at Work", shot in 1996 by Andreas Müller-Pohle in Japan, was first published in 2011. Nobuyoshi Araki, well-known as a provocative and commercial photographer, seems to surpass limits of privacy when working, especially seen from a European perspective. However, the film also reflects and produces the strange relations between “observer and observed”, the settings in which the photographer worked with a model. The viewer becomes the observer of the observer, maybe even reflecting back on his or her own position as spectator, or voyeur.¹
My Name Is Michael Caine, a series of paintings based on film stills, by Carola Göllner, presents the main actor in a playful game between ironic exaggeration and atmospheric nuances. He becomes a Comic hero in the Pop art realm of C.G.´s Iconography, as exuberant as the movies that served as a model.
contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) 2012
Media Art Fair, June 1-3, 2012
World Heritage Site Zollverein, Coking plant
Arendahls Wiese, 45141 Essen
Opening: Friday, June 1, 8 pm
Public fair hours: Saturday, June 2, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, June 3, 11 am – 7 pm
Entrance fee: 8,- € / 6,-€
pictured: Peter Snowdon, Belgium “Dieu est dans les racines” (God is in the roots), 2012
still from Glorious, 2009 by Guy Maddin
THIRTY FRAMES A SECOND, TWO HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR
DIRECTORS LOUNGE’S GUY MADDIN SHORTS HEADING FOR ESSEN
No longer an upstart after seven consecutive years and scads of films of every conceivable genre, the Berlin International Directors Lounge (DL to the initiated) is still free of formula, corralling batches of like-minded works into presentable groupings but not bowing to predictability. No one knows quite what they are going to see here. That viewers can move freely about, mounting stairs and draping themselves over balcony railings to take in what’s splashed onto the screen may add to the slightly helter-skelter atmosphere. Question-and-answer sessions with selected directors and performers can prove as offbeat as some of the offerings, and left field live performances take it over the top. For free. There is nothing else like this in Berlin, one of the hardest claims you can make in this city. DL, while still arriving, has arrived. Renowned artists such as Michael Nyman have chosen to reveal their newest visions here, and films are being sent for consideration by the hundreds from all over the globe, with their creators and stars often enough making the trip to see how it looks up there, larger than life. Add to that fast-appearing online reviews of films and audience reaction, and you’ve got the makings of a cult carnival waiting to be reborn on a yearly basis, like a child who enjoyed the process enough to want to give it yet another go.
It had to happen that Berlin’s DL and Winnipeg’s enfant bizarre Guy Maddin would come together, and this year marked the time, when the Berlinale jury member brought a handful of his short features to form the backbone of an evening dedicated to his peculiar view of things, as seen through the (filmic) eyes of the influenced, heard via live readings from his enigmatic book From The Atelier Tovar and not least declared by way of the master’s aforementioned shorts themselves. A bit of everything was there. The giddy tomfoolery of Nude Caboose, the frenetic, fetishistic mock-punishment of Sissy Boy Slap Party, the industrial expressionism of The Heart Of The World. The house was full and imagination running at full tilt.
Directors Lounge is, with Mr. Maddin’s blessing, showing these tasty celluloid morsels at C.A.R. in Essen, offering up a peak into many little worlds portrayed in a myriad of ways: playful, distressing, subtle, haunting, head-on. Maddin comes to DL comes to you, and you only need eyes and ears to make it work.
– Kenton Turk
still from Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity, 1995 by Guy Maddin
Beyond The Atelier Tovard , the collection of shorts by Guy Maddin, will be accompanied by works that are influenced by him, dedicated to him, or otherwise Under The Influence Of The Atelier Maddin.