Wien unter Drogen | Vienna Under the Influence of Drugs

Through lectures and film screenings, the thematic evening will focus on drug use during the First World War: artist-in-residence Beate Passow (GER) will screen two works in the exhibition which take a closer look at the use and abuse of drugs in WWI by means of literary examples.

From the sparkling wine tax to bloodlust to an escape with a heroine of reason: Cosima Reif (Zufallsproduktion, Vienna) delivers a lecture that paints a realistic picture the nebulization tactics of the governmental drug policy arising from the War to multimedia projection by Andre Werner (Directors Lounge, Berlin), emptying a quite legal magnum in the process.

Date  Wed., June 17,  2015, 7 pm
Location  freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL

image credit: courtesy Zufallsproduktion

Henrike Naumann “Thug Life”, 2015

André Werner “Portrait einer Dame aus gutem Haus”, 2014 Installation, overhead transparency, water, feather, vibrator, light, dimensions variable

Calla Mar, CRYSTALLIZATION No. 6 (2014)

Meet us at the Contemporary Art Ruhr at Zeche Zollverein,
May 29 – 31, 2015

You’ll find the Directors Lounge booth and the C.A.R. Video Lounge  (Auditorium) in the SANAA building right behind the entrance. See you there!

Directors Lounge at the C.A.R. Video Lounge with works by
Sandra Becker01, Maja Borg, Gerard Cairaschi, Heiko Daxl, Alexei Dmitriev, Andrew Eyman, Michael Fleming, Marina Foxley/Laurent Couedel, Steven Foxley, Ingeborg Fuelepp, Otto Jekel/Lucas Czjzek, Eibe Maleen Krebs (C.A.R. Selection), Sarah Mock, Henrike Naumann, Neil Needleman, Arthur Patching, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Ken Paul Rosenthal, Keith Sanborn, Roberto Santaguida, Mauro Santini, Caecilia Tripp, André Werner, Wangli Xonglian/Liuyan Tangron 


Artists presented at the DL Booth:
Videos /Installations by Henrike Naumann, Alan Smithee, André Werner
Collage/Photography by Calla Mar, Julia Murakami


Special I

‘One Minute Volume 7’ and ‘One Minute Volume 8’ curated by filmmaker Kerry Baldry is a touring programme of artists moving image which has been screened widely in galleries and film festivals. The One Minutes contain an eclectic mix of approaches, techniques, media and processes, all having one thing in common – that they have been edited within the time limit of 60 seconds. Both programmes which be shown as part of the C.A.R. Video Lounge. (still: Seebreeze by Steven Ball)


Special II

surveillance | Medienwerkstatt Berlin
The Medienwerkstatt Berlin compiled a selection of videos with the theme of “Supervision.” The Medienwerkstatt was installed in 2008 by the Kulturwerk of bbk berlin with public funds as a workshop of artists for artists to further their practice and gain valuable skills. Besides the many technical facilities available to users of the Medienwerkstatt, such as the Media Lab and Green Screen room, the media workshops themselves strengthen and interlink mutual support networks among artists.


Official Opening
Friday, May 29, 8 pm

Public fair hours
Saturday, May 30, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, May 31, 11 am – 7 pm

Entrance fee per day
8,- € / 6,- €

Guided Tours
Frank Schablewski, +49 (0) 211 795 21 12 & +49 (0) 178 292 33 98

World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein XII, SANAA building, Areal A, hall A35, Gelsenkirchener Strasse 209, 45309 Essen, Germany

Site map
Zollverein World Heritage Site


Sneak Preview II:

Directors Lounge at the Contemporary Art Ruhr, Media Art Fair, May 29 – 31, 2015

‘One Minute Volume 7 and ‘One Minute Volume 8’ curated by filmmaker Kerry Baldry is a touring programme of artists moving image which has been screened widely in galleries and film festivals. The One Minutes contain an eclectic mix of approaches, techniques, media and processes, all having one thing in common – that they have been edited within the time limit of 60 seconds. Both programmes which be shown as part of the C.A:R. Video Lounge.

One Minute Volume 7

John Smith, Rose Butler, Tony Hill, Steven Ball, Alexander Costello, Leister/Harris, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Louisa Minkin, Claire Hope, Max Hattler, Guy Sherwin, Steven Woloshen, Lynn Loo, Lumiere and Son, Tansy Spinks, Gary Peploe and Peter Nutley, Eva Rudlinger, Michael Szpakowski, Zhel (Zeljko Vukicevic) , Matthias Kispert, Stuart Pound, Sellotape Cinema, Alex Pearl, My Name Is Scot, Kerry Baldry, Esther Johnson, Marty St. James, Nicki Rolls, Katherine Meynell, Chris Paul Daniels, Riccardo Iacono, Edwin Rostron, Martin Pickles, Grant Petrey, Annabel Dover, Kelvin Brown

One Minute Volume 8

Paul Rooney, Nicky Hamlyn, Claire Morales, Nick Jordan, Gordon Dawson, Sana Ghobbeh, Tony Hill, Alex Pearl, Sam Meech, Greg Pope, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Philip Sanderson, Martin Pickles, Guy Sherwin, Olga Jurgenson, Kerry Baldry, Tansy Spinks, Sam Renseiw, Katherine Meynell, Philippos Kappa, Kelvin Brown, Chris Paul Daniels, Stuart Pound and Rosemary Norman, Julia Dogra-Brazell, Marty St. James, Shaun Hay, Virginia Hilyard, Eva Rudlinger, Louisa Minkin, Steven Ball, Kate Jessop, Zhel (Zeljko Vukicevic), Riccardo Iacono, Karen Densham, Mary Stark, Nicolas Herbert, Michael Szpakowski, Max Hattler, Steven Woloshen, John Kippin, Daniela Butsch, Leister/Harris

Thug Life by Henrike Naumann

Triangular Stories, 2012 by Henrike Naumann

Triangular Stories, 2012 by Henrike Naumann

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, 2015 at 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.

Photography: Nadia Mounier
2pac: Nourdine Qachbane
King: Ayoub Chazi

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 group National 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!

Media Art from Croatia at at Collegium Hungaricum – CHB, 22.- 24. 11. 2013,  Berlin, Germany

“Kroatien Kreativ 2013” is the program with which contemporary Croatian culture will present the German public with its creative potential, in socio-critical, experimental and innovative terms as well as drawing from its cultural heritage, making visible the distinctive nature and importance of Croatia and its positioning in the common European House.

Ingeborg Fülepp curated an impressive collection of contemporary media art from Croatia. The compilation of about 40 short films and installation works covers a wide range from the early media pioneers to the fresh talents of today.

Artists: Ana Bilankov, Iva Matija Bitanga, Tomislav Brajnović, Jasenka Bulj, Andrea Crnković, Dunja Donassy, Sandro Đukić, Alen Floričić, Ivana Franke, Darko Fritz, Ingeborg Fülepp, Boris Greiner, Tea Hatadi, Ana Hušman, Igor Juran, Ivan Marušić-KLIF, Vladislav Knezević, Alem Korkut, Nina Kurtela, Dalibor Martinis, Toni Meštrović, Martina Mezak, Kata Mijatović, Nadija Mustapić, Zoran Pavelić, Nika Radić, Tanja Ravlić, Davor Sanvincenti, Goran Škofić, Slaven Tolj, Mirjana Vodopija, Vlasta Žanić


Ingeborg Fülepp

Partner: Directors Lounge, Berlin

pictured: still from Nightriders by Ana Bilankov, 2011


The Attic by Minos Nikolakakis at Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art Berlin , Fri 31. May 8:30pm

When Manos, a 50 year old man gets divorced from his wife, he moves in a new house in order to start all over again. Quite unexpectedly he discovers something spectacular. Ziggy, his childhood pop idol, is rehearsing in the most unusual of places. His attic.

Following the acclaimed German premiere at the 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge the wonderful film by Minos Nikolakakis will be screened again as part of Wild Horses #3, a dedicated night during the exhibition “Tribute to David Bowie"at Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art Berlin.

The Attic comes in combo with a (German) reading by Detlef Kuhlbrodt
Leben mit David Bowie: Wie sieht der denn aus?

What makes this exhibition so extraordinary is that it’s not striving on the bandwagon of the first Bowie record in ten years. It’s curated fondly and with passion (something that’s rare these days) and stands on its own right. – Iriedaily
The exhibition is small but vital, seemingly capturing the soul of the popstar at that moment in his career. – Berlinified

Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art Berlin

Fasanenstraße 37  10719 Berlin


A live luminoacoustic performance as part of Directors Lounge at the Filmmuseum Duesseldorf, April 20th, 9:30pm

LIGHTUNE.G (light+melody+tone G/50Hz) is the name of the collaborative duo consisting of Bojan Gagic and Miodrag Gladovic, which they are using to put on their first collaborative project, Lighterature Reading. The project is based on the conversion of light from luminous objects into tone images via the photovoltaic effect generated through solar panels (under the influence of light, solar panels – silicon cells – produce electricity the strength of which depends upon the intensity of the light). Hence the name that defines the performance and the composition technique – luminoacoustics. Different sources of light (neon, halogen, LED, cigarette lighters, video projectors, etc.) generate different sound frequencies which, through further processing, can be transformed into a modular musical sketch. The base frequency is 50Hz (the tone G) and is a product of theatre lighting conversion.

Bojan Gagic and Miodrag Gladovic started working on the project a year ago in collaboration with Ivan Bauk, defining a technical solution for the conversion of the photovoltaic effect and the possibilities for its use in music research.

Lighterature Reading will be shown in cooperation with Kroatien Kreativ 2013 Curator: Ingeborg Fuelepp

location: Black Box, Filmmuseum Duesseldorf, Schulstraße 4, 40213 Duesseldorf

15.02.13 / Friday / Day 9


If you think you know this world, think again… Klaus W. Eisenlohr’s Urban Research programs (tonight, Mark III) always get you thinking again. “Interventions, Transforming Space” goes that mile and more: ignore those film titles like “Pass by” and “sawaruna [don’t touch!],” the door is wide open and the screen is waiting for you, starting at 18:00 (6:00 pm). From 21:00 (9:00 pm), it’s the SHORT FILM PARTY, which is anything but (short, that is)! Running till dawn, it’s hardly short on moving picture gems either, throwing up the choicest cuts from 28th (!) outing of the ever-popular Interfilm Short Film Festival, which teases the genre out of the museum and back to the big screen with in turns thought-provoking, off-the-wall and hilarious shorts that have crowds yelling for more. Into the mix come live sets from the Israeli psychedelic trance act Analog Pussy (22:00/10:00 pm) and the dirty-country-jazz diva Susanna Berivan (23:30/11:30 pm), plus the inimitable “Pale Music Int.” and “Berlin Insane” underground festival founder Steve Morell at the turntables starting around midnight. This is a party that won’t take no for an answer. Miss it at your own peril!

Fri. 15 the program

the complete program

pictured: Vägra Dö Slöe by Anna Azcárate



13.02.13 / Wednesday / Day 7


What pleasure can’t you service tonight? First with a four-pack of filmmakers in person with their fine flicks in tow. From Iran, Ali Asgari; from the USA, Roger Deutsch, from the Netherlands, Irina Birger… and native daughter Dagie Brundert rounds up the announced arrivals for the film block DL Selection III, which promises the open your eyes wide and keep them that way. Plenty of premieres here too, three German and two European. The indulgence gets underway at 19:00 (7:00 pm)… and opens up wide at 21:00 (9:00 pm), when the Big Bang goes from theory to fact and the nothing short of fab FESTIWELT PARTY gets swinging. A staggering list of filmfests come together and get loose and funky, with live kicks coming at you from the soul songstress Lili Sommerfeld and heavy chanson dynamo Shirley Holmes, plus spinning disc sets from DJs ALTERnEGrO (House), Foxy Boxer (Indie, Electro), Youngbois (Italo Disco) and DJ Just Aprés (Deep House, Deep Feeling), and more you can’t do without. Scintillatingly, sinfully cinelicious… you’ll want to be there to lap it up, every last drop. Open end, but of course! Make sure you make your way over!

imageIrina Birger “Irina Birger thinks drawing is important”

Tues. 13 the program

the complete program

Thursday, 12. April, Naherholung Sternchen

After the huge success of the first party of all Berlin Filmfestivals during The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge it was only a question of time to set up a new edition.

Thursday, 12th of April, will be the your second chance to party with all the movers and shakers of the Berlin Film Universe. We start with a wild mix of shorts selected by the hosting festivals around 8pm, followed by

Doro & Tobi Filmmusic

Youngbois Italo Disco

Ångstrøm Electro

The incredible Yip Yips Electro

Enough Festivals To Kill A Rhino.

admission 5 Euro

(more at Festiwelt-Berlin | Partys 2012)