realitätsnah | close to reality, a group exhibition at Tor 218 Artlab, Berlin. Michael Vorfeld, GLÜHLAMPEN-CONNECTIONS

realitätsnah | close to reality

Approaches to reality at Tor218 Artlab gallery

8.12. 2022 – 14.1. 2023

It is not without a certain irony that it is becoming increasingly difficult to focus on the real. It is becoming increasingly difficult to direct one’s gaze to the real, the actual. The works united in the exhibition close to reality open in very different ways the view of what is really. … read more

Contemporary Art Ruhr: The Innovative Art Fair

Meet us at the Contemporary Art Ruhr at Zeche Zollverein, 28 – 30 October, 2022 Directors Lounge, founded and based in Berlin, presents selected positions of contemporary photo and media art. Contemporary Art Ruhr, the Innovative Art Fair World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein Gelsenkirchener Strasse 181, 45309 Essen Official Opening Friday, October 28, 8 pm …

MICHAEL VORFELD – VENI, VIDI, AUDIVI, 2021

Contemporary Art Ruhr: Photo / Media Art Fair

Meet us at the Contemporary Art Ruhr at Zeche Zollverein, 5 – 7 August, 2022 Directors Lounge, founded and based in Berlin, presents selected positions of contemporary photo and media art. Interdisciplinary works combine sound sculpture, performance and photography (Michael Vorfeld), action and documentation (Ania Rudolph/Rainer Görß) or take place at the intersection of image …

Contemporary Art Ruhr: The Innovative Art Fair

Meet us at the Contemporary Art Ruhr at Zeche Zollverein, 5 – 7 Nov., 2021. Directors Lounge, founded and based in Berlin, presents selected positions and genre-straddling slices of cinematic art and cuts of media experimentation at the c.a.r. video lounge. Dedicated presentations include cinematic tidbits from 16 years of Directors Lounge. The program will …

Directors Lounge at the C.A.R. Photo Media art fair, March 2020. Photo: Isabelle Meyrignac

Impressions from the C.A.R. Photo/Media art fair 2020

Once again, the Photo/Media edition of the C.A.R., the Contemporary Art Ruhr, lived up to its good reputation for being one of the best staged art fairs. The amply dimensioned halls of the former coal mine offered a perfect space for presenting our selection of experimental films and video art alongside selected media artists and photographers. … read more

André Werner, Was vom Kino übrig bleibt | What Remains Of Cinema #4 Girl with a Video Camera

Directors Lounge | contemporary art ruhr, october, 25 – 28, 2019

Meet us at the innovative art fair at Zeche Zollverein!

C.A.R. VIDEO LOUNGE (Hall 12 | 51B)

Directors Lounge presents selected positions of contemporary media art. Expect genre-straddling slices of cinematic art and cuts of media experimentation at the c.a.r. video lounge. Dedicated presentations include a new piece by filmmaker Roger Deutsch and video loops by media / performance artist Nina Hartmann. All this next to experimental video works from the Medienwerkstatt Berlin, an artist-run project of the BBK Berlin, and selected moving image work from the Directors Lounge archives. … read more

Jonas Mekas, London | courtesy: Peter Sempel

In Memory of Jonas Mekas

Directors Lounge at Mitte Media Festival 2019. “Jonas in the  Jungle” by Peter Sempel. An essayistic exploration of Jonas Mekas (Dec. 24, 1922 – Jan. 23, 2019), the doyen of American Avant-Garde cinema.  In attendance of filmmaker Peter Sempel. Making an appearance on Earth, shortly after having left it, will be legendary off-the-waller Jonas Mekas, …

main attraction by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

Directors Lounge Presents: Bizarre, Hypnotic, Wonderful

Directors Lounge at Mitte Media Festival 2019. – Bizarre, Hypnotic, Wonderful – Selected Gems from the DL Archives. Get lost on a visual trip to the surreal, mystical and mesmerizing realm of bizarre, hypnotic and wonderful movies. Including works by Anton Corbijn, John Christopher Gibson, Guy Maddin, Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Allan Brown, Roger Deutsch, Masha Godovannaya. …

Joachim Seinfeld, Nackt Demo, from the series Wenn Deutsche Lustig sind.

Directors Lounge | contemporary art ruhr, march, 8 – 10, 2019

Meet us at the photo and media art fair at Zeche Zollverein! c.a.r. Video Lounge (Hall 12, Stand 53): Dedicated presentations include “Mysteries of Love” compiled and curated by the Leo Kuelbs Collection, experimental video works from the Medienwerkstatt Berlin, an artist-run project of the BBK Berlin, and selected moving image work from the Directors …