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

Info. www.contemporaryartruhr.de

“This alternate fair is by now the oldest event of the Berlin Art Week, still smoking the competition.” pK.

The BERLINER LISTE will be held September 18 to 21, 2014.

Opening: Wednesday, September 17 from 6 pm, Postbahnhof and Fritz Club
Fair location: Postbahnhof, Straße der Pariser Kommune 8, 10243 Berlin

Entry: Day ticket 13 €, Concessions 9 €, both including brochure

pictured: Hye Young Kim KR Unfulfilled Desire II blindness 21:00 2013

A new necessity – Community & Territory

The Yeosu International Art Festival is a biennial event that will be held from September 4th to September 21st 2014 at various locations of the town Yeosu in Southkorea.

Art director Sun-jung Kim invited 30 artists from 15 different countries, among them Andre Werner who presents the 3-channel work Yeosu Mandalas and Erdal Inci, featured artist at DL X, for the 5th edition of the Yeosu art biennial.

Three silent video loops. necessity | community | territory.
Based on a closed-circuit installation of a camera interacting with a black and white tv-set. A small piece of overhead sheet with the word necessity, community or territory printed triggers the coressponding mandala.


Marking 2014, as the 5th successful consecutive year to hold Yeosu International Art Festival, Yeosu city hopes the hosting of this festival will show the ability to dissolve rapidly developing urbanism of Yeosu and changes of our world communities at large by empathizing with the more intimate and mature Art themes. Diverse Artists will introduce to the public their new creations and masterpiece, and the crowd will respond with various proposed methodologies to the various artists work and their creations.

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

ongoing | in exchange

pictured: Trust in Me Trust in You by Habby Osk

pictured: Drama by Timo Kahlen

Giuseppe Boccassini IT  B#O 000001 13 min  2011 | European Premiere

Nicolas Carrier  FR  Grand Tour  7 min 35s  2011 | European Premiere

James Cho  US  Bamboo Road: Meditation Through the Shakuhachi Flute  35
min 15s  2011 | World Premiere

Kim Collmer  DE  Juicy  2 min  2011 | World Premiere

Lisa De Boeck and Marilène Coolens (Memymom) BE The Escape 3 min 30s
2011 | German Premiere

Simon Ellis  UK Binaural Swimming (beach) 2011 17 min | World Premiere

Jonas Englert DE  Stigma  30 min  2011

Andrew Filippone Jr. US The Auroras of Autumn  7 min 45s  2011 | World Premiere

Max Hattler GB/DE  Sync  9 min  2010

Eric Hynynen  FI  Film Noir  5 min 26s  2011

Timo Kahlen  DE  Drama 2 min 20s  2011

Mirco Magnani  IT  Mio Son Tuo  4 min 40s  2010

Laura Gianetti and Miro Mastropasqua  IT  Everything Makes Sense In The Reverse  1 min  40s  2011 | World Premiere

Habby Osk  IS Trust in Me Trust in You 7 min 25s  2010

Pink Twins  FI  Miracle  8 min 18s  2012

Jean-Michel Rolland FR Acommunication    5 min 29s 2011 | German Premiere

David Finkelstein US  Epistolary Fusillades  18 min 2010

Urssa Severa  RU This Art Piece Was Seeking My Reflection 3 min 20s

Urban Research Loops | ongoing – on exchange:

video still Sebastian Melo

pictured: Superliminal by Sebastian Melo

video still Juha van Ingen

pictured: Top-down by Juha van Ingen

Andrea Acosta Fonrodona  CO  The Crossing  5 min 30 sec 2010  

Mary Billyou  US  Available Properties  3 min  2011

Stefano Boring, Barbara Sad  IT  Waves  7 min 27 sec 2011

Aaron Bowles  US  Day In Day Out  1 min 03 sec 2009

Nicolas Brynolfson  US  LA River Ride  18 min  2011 

Eva Kolcze  CA  775 King St. West  4 min 47 sec 2010

Thomas Lüer  DE  Revier  8 min 

Erika Matsunami  JP/DE  still/silent  10 min 27 sec 2008

Sebastian Melo CL/DE Superliminal 10min 45 sec 2011

Julie Meyer FR Ecrans 5 min 52sec 2010

Vladimir Turner  CZ  UFF  14 min 05 sec

Juha Van Ingen  FI  Top-down  4 min 30 sec 2011

Keren Zaltz  IL  Air pocket  2 min 25  2010 sec

Anna Anders  DE  Im Nebel / In the Fog  17 min 28  2011

Jonas Englert DE Stigma 30 min 2011

More infos about the Urban Research Loops on richfilm
LINK: http://www.richfilm.de/DL2012/framesURprogram4.html

Une Nuit Blanche dans le 11e

video works by Fabiana Roscioli, André Werner, Julia Murakami and Alan Smithee will be shown at the Mairie du 11.e as part of  Contemporary Art Ruhr in Paris during the Nuit Blanche in Paris.

A special all-media, cross-cultural exhibition featuring the highlights from our partners, the C.A.R. art fair in Essen, Germany, alongside original contemporary artworks by French artists debuting at the Mairie du 11.e 2011 on October 1, 2011 from 7pm till 1am. 

Mairie du 11.e, 12, Place Léon Blum, 75536 Paris, métro : Voltaire / Léon Blum

participating artists: Michael Camellini, Claude Chuzel, Christophe Dentin, Cyril Hatt, Peter Buchwald, Marta Colombo, SebastianFritzsch, Petra Göbel, Wanja Richter-Koppitz, Hans Joachim Kasselmann, Wolfgang Kleber, Kristin Loehr, Ralf Raßloff, André Chi Sing Yuen, Valentina Boneva, Steffen Müller, Thomas Koczok, Swoboda, milz: Simon Deeg and Andreas Picker, Laudius Lazzeroni, Manuel Schroeder, Tour de Vinyl, Philipp Schumacher, Fabiana Roscioli, André Werner, Julia Murakami and Alan Smithee…

ongoing  |  in exchange

Alan Smithee  |  Julia Murakami  Lost Masterpieces #1  (red) 2010

Michaela Nettell Beehive

Keith Sanborn US Energy of Delusion 2010

Patricia Shrigley UK  Grese, West, Atkins, Hindley, Ruda & England 2009

Tilman Kuentzel DE  Sonic Eye 2010

among others

Compressive Percussive by Scott Stark

Compressive/Percussive by Scott Stark

Urban Research Loop Program:

James George US what i remember 4min 36s 2010

Ken Paul Rosenthal US Arcs of Texture 6min

Scott Stark US Compressive/Percussive 18min. 2010

Yaron Lapid IL / UK Except in struggle, there is no more beauty  1min 18s 2009

Fri 18th 6pm

still from Hibernation, Hibertalk 

| Walden Kunstausstellungen shows Videos of Josephin Böttger (DE)

in attendance of Josephin Böttger 

Josephin Boettger, video artist, lives and works in Hamburg/Germany. Between 1995 and 2002 she produced various short films such as experimental and drawn animation films, shown on international shortfilmfestivals. Since her diploma at the HfbK (visual communication) in Hamburg 2002, she works on 3-6 channel videoinstallations and single-channel videos, shown at numerous international solo and collective exhibitions.
Screenings with the project “video graffitti/mobile projection in public space” 2007 in Manhattan (NY) and Basel (CH), 2008 and 2009 in Hamburg (DE).

In the program:

Introloop: “Trust and Try” 7min 50s 2005

“Hibernation, Hibertalk” 10min 50s 2006

Hibernation Hibertalk draws the viewer into the inner ear of our most intimate narratives, the sequences of fragmented imagery strung together and emitted while we sleep.Busy mental processes extracted as inconclusive writing on the wall, a palimpsestic hubbub of swirling graffiti and scribbles.
The protagonists are depicted as sleepwalkers meandering through collapsing gameboy architecture, cohabiting modernistic primeval forests with a brown bear which might or might not be a nocturnal alter ego, or are seen as urban campers waking up to oddly unperturbing helter-skelter nightmares of subconscious demolition. Scientists in white coats wander in and out of dreamt laboratories, dissecting brains to unleash cranioscopic graphic energy.
Overall, the varying rhythms and the bubbling, composite soundtrack of noises and voices creates a mesmeric kaleidoscope of sensory activity, a literally endless narrative of the same bits and pieces of subterranean junk we concoct every time we tumble into sleep, collectively or individually.

Matthew Partridge, September 2006 (extract of the text)

“Ninety Degrees” 7min 50s 2007

“Trapez II"  6min 22s 2009

still from Hibernation, Hibertalk

Trapez is the cinematic observation of a growing building site. The reality of construction and deconstruction is distorted by drawn elements and accelerated by a rhythmic luminosity.
Using time-laps photography, the documentary of work, demolition and construction becomes an homage to the urban absurdity.

(accompanied by corresponding short videos)

The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty | André Werner

A fairy at the fair  The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty  shown as part of the opening of the c.a.r., the contemporary art Ruhr on Fri. Oct 30th The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty, André Werner, 2009Installation, overhead transparency, water, feather, vibrator, light, dimensions variable .

The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty  shown as part of the opening of the c.a.r., the contemporary art Ruhr

The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty, André Werner, 2009
Installation, overhead transparency, water, feather, vibrator, light, dimensions variable


The Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi World Tour | Julia Murakami

TV slide viewer, 2009