Heiko Daxl has always been fascinated by motion. Images in motion, media in motion, and, like the center of his interest, he himself has always been in motion. Constantly creating new films, triggering projects, curating and cooperating throughout the world.
It would need a big book to cover all his activities, from the co-founding of the Experimental Film Workshop Osnabrueck back in 1980, an annual festival for experimental film art, which in 1988 became the European Media Art Festival, to this year´s exhibition at his latest art space, mim-and-more.
He, together with his wife and partner, Ingeborg Fuelepp, was always searching for new experiments, joyfully presenting their latest discoveries.
Friends of Directors Lounge will remember many films and curated programs by this Dream Team. Since our early years they have been regulars till today.
Heiko Daxl passed away last Monday.
He will remain among us, frolicking in an art world that wouldn’t be the same without him.
OUT OF THE BLUE – Plötzlich wird alles anders
DAY 5, Feb 13th
We are proud to announce Berlin artist, filmmaker and curator Deborah Phillips will treat us again with a program based on film, and mostly presented on 16mm film. The artist is one of the most active promoters in Berlin in sharing her love for film and analogue techniques. The program for sure will comprise rarely seen treasures. And, we are expecting the world premiere of her new film “PFFFHP TT!”
Here is link to the program on 13 Febr:
The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge
Introducing the curators: Kika Nicolela
Kika Nicolela was among the most acclaimed directors of The 5th Berlin International Directors Lounge. Two years later we are glad to welcome her as one of the core curators for 2011. Kika will present recent Brazilian videos (2009-10) , an international
selection of videos under the theme “Windows” and introduce the Exquisite Corpse Video Project. Exquisite Corpse is an international collaboration project with the participation of over 60 artists from morethan 20 countries.
Kika Nicolela is a Brazilian artist and experimental filmmaker. Her works include single-channel videos, installations, performances, experimental documentaries and photography. Graduated in Film and Video by the University of Sao Paulo, Kika Nicolela also completed film courses at UCLA University. She was the recipient of several grants and has participated of over 60 solo and collective exhibitions in Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, UK and US. Her videos have been screened and awarded in festivals of more than 30 countries, such as: Directors Lounge, Kunst Film Biennale, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, ACA Media Arts Festival, Videoformes New Media & Video Art Festival, International Electronic Art Festival Videobrasil and Sao Paulo International Film Festival. Since 2008, Kika Nicolela also curates and coordinates the Exquisite Corpse Video Project, an ongoing collaborative series of videos that involves more than 60 artists from 25 countries. In 2010, she was selected for the Rondo Studio (Austria), Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation (Germany), Gyeonggi Creation Center (South Korea) and the I-Park (US) residency programs; she will also have a retrospective of her videos at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in Salvador, Brazil.