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 …

Julia Murakami | André Werner | Fata Morgana Gallery Berlin

 

14. – 20. September | Torstr. 170, Berlin-Mitte

Photography, mixed media and installations.

Opening Friday, September 14, 7 pm

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Ahead of the Berlin art week the Fata Morgana gallery opens an exhibition of works by Julia Murakami and André Werner that is as subliminal as it is immersive.

What both artists unites is an artistic approach that does not only reflects an existing reality but rather transcends into the imagery of new realities.

The multiverse of Julia Murakami is filled with layers of Greek mythology, Marvel heroes and Hollywood icons, a world unbound to gravity where dreams and Chimeras lure in the dark. Julia Murakami depicts this strange and surreal realm with a casual implicitness that, like old family photographs, triggers a moment of déjà vu. And, in fact, private photographs, self-portraits and memorabilia are often the starting point in the works of Julia Murakami. Images from unknown, yet familiar worlds.

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André Werner is rather an observer than a producer of pictures. Like an ornithologist with a camera, he is a hunter and collector in the realm of the images. What get caught in his machinery of TV sets, cameras, printers and copiers, is often already an image of an image of an image. The pictures that are freely floating in the net, constantly multiplying themselves, are frozen in a single moment of their metamorphoses, not to capture them, but to celebrate their autopoietic beauty.

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The alchemical process of creating such images is as important as the final output and the interactive video installation “circles” offers the spectator a chance to become part of such a play in a game with his own image. Louise Blissett Julia Murakami und André Werner 14.9. – 20.9. Fata Morgana Opening 14.9. 7 pm Finissage 20.9. 7 pm

Julia Murakami und André Werner

14.9. – 20.9. Fata Morgana

Opening 14.9. 7 pm

Finissage 20.9.  7 pm

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Featuring an illustrated lecture by

Cosima Reif

: The Vienna Collection

New stamps by the Austrian Pure Chance Postal Service.

Fata Morgana Galerie Torstraße 170 | Berlin Mitte

Mo – Tues 4 pm – 7 pm
Sa – Sun 4 pm – 8 pm

and by appointment

The exhibition is kindly supported by Z-Bar, Directors Lounge and Bürkle IT


Images from above :

Julia Murakami and André Werner by Joachim Seinfeld

Julia Murakami, from the series Exercises in Levitation I–III, 2015.

André Werner Was vom Kino übrig bleibt | What Remains Of
Cinema. #2 Autopoiesis 2018.

André Werner, Circles | Interactive video installation for 13 monitors and a curious person, 2017 

Cosima Reif, 50 Jahre Aktionismus, 50 years of (Viennese) Actionism, stamp from the Austrian Pure Chance Postal Service, 2018

Meet us at the Berliner Liste, the fair for contemporary art, during the Berlin Art Week, September 18 to 21, 2014. We´ll screen a selection of silent single-channel installations from DL X, the 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge.
Artists include Maria Björklund, Erdal Inci, Hara Katsiki, Hye Young Kim, Alan Smithee, Julia Murakami, Shinkan Tamaki and Andre Werner. Photography by Julia Murakami is on display at the booth of our good friend Calla Mar.

playlist:

Alan Smithee | Julia Murakami Lost Masterpieces #1 (red) 2010
Alan Smithee are you afraid of…, 2012
Erdal Inci TR Pictogram 1,4s  2013
Hye Young Kim KR Unfulfilled Desire II blindness 21:00 2013
Erdal Inci TR Camondo Stairs 0,4s 2013
Hara Katsiki  Starseed 2012
Erdal Inci TR Flood of Light 1,4s 2013
Andre Werner DE Yeosu Mandala  community 2014
Erdal Inci TR Hieropolis Amphitheatre 1,4s  2013
Andre Werner DE Yeosu Mandala  necessity 2014
Erdal Inci TR Taksim Spiral 0,8s  2013
Andre Werner DE Yeosu Mandala  territory 2014
Shinkan Tamaki JP Passages  2013
Maria Björklund FI TKihi-Kuhi2011

Directors Lounge booth G1.34 first floor
Calla Mar booth A 0.43 ground floor

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

Directors Lounge @ Network – C.A.R., Zaha, Seoul

We will participate at the “Network – C.A.R. exhibition” at the Zaha Museum, Seoul.

The Network – C.A.R. exchange project was initiated by the art fair Contemporary Art Ruhr and takes place from September 14 till October 14, 2012, parallel to the Korean International Art Fair (KIAF).

participating artists: Andreas Mueller-Pohle, Julia Murakami, Susanna Schoenberg, Alan Smithee, Andre Werner

Network – C.A.R., the innovative art fair

Opening: September 14, 2012

Exhibition: September 14 – October 14, 2012,Tuesday till Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm

Location: Zaha Museum, 362-21 Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Southkorea

www.zahamuseum.com

www.contemporaryartruhr.de

http://www.facebook.com/contemporaryartruhr

L’Altra Faccia Della Luna: Directors Lounge a L’Isola Del Cinema

part  I, July 22nd, 2012, 7 pm – 9 pm, Cinelab Groupama, Isola Tiberina, Roma

Join us for a special selection of fine films, curated and presented by Julia Murakami and André Werner. Screened in the very heart of Rome as part of Iolanda La Carrubba’s project L’Altra Faccia Della Luna.
The icing on the cake will be the attendance Nadya Cazan, female lead in “The Eyes Of Mankind” and long time member of Team DL.

Part II next Sunday, 29th July, same place, same time.

full program here

photo: © the art resort

DIRECTORS LOUNGE@ L’ISOLA DEL CINEMA | Cinelab Groupama

as part of Iolanda La Carrubba’s project L’Altra Faccia Della Luna

July 22nd and 29th, 2012 at 7 pm – 9 pm

Isola Tiberina, Roma (map)

7.10 pm
Sigla a cura del cantautore AMEDEO MORRONE

7.15 pm
Video di presentazione della rassegna “L’Altra Faccia Della Luna” di IOLANDA LA CARRUBBA

7.25 pm
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS LOUNGE
curated by Julia Murakami and André Werner

PROGRAM I (July 22nd)

Gerard Cairaschi  FR Magia 6 min 35s
John Woods 
CA Victor #5 3 min 38s 2011
Kote Camacho  ES  La Gran Carrera 6 min 55s  2011
John Christopher Gibson
  US Gillespie  8 min 08s  2010
Javier Chillon
ES Decapoda Shock 9 min 15s 2011
Mihai Grecu 
FR  We’ll Become Oil  8 min  2011
Jean-Gabriel Périot
FR Dies Irae 10 min 2005
ZhenChen Liu CN Under Construction 10 min  2007
Hendrick Dusollier
FR Babel 15 min 2010
Masha Godovannaya
RU Untitled #1 4 min 2005 musical score LU
André Werner
DE The Eyes Of Mankind 14 min 39 sec 2007

PROGRAM II (July 29th)

Marco Gianfreda IT Pizzangrillo 15 min 2011
Ali Asgari 
IR  Tonight Is Not A Good Night For Dying 4 min 20s 2011
Farnoosh Samadi Frooshani
IR  It’s Your Turn 7min 2s 2011
Rosetta Messori 
IT Primordial Breath 5 min 18s 2011
Andreas Rost
DE Solo für Ramallah 5 min 2005
Francesca Fini
  IT  Parnasus  10 min  2011
Fabio Scacchioli and Vincenzo Core 
IT Miss Candace Hilligoss’ Flickering Halo 13 min 40s 2011
Charles Fairbanks
  US/MX  Irma 12 min 15s 2010
Santiago Parres (EZO)
ES  Dove  2 min 40s  2011
Simon Ellis
GB What About GB The Bodies 7min 17s 2002
Eytan Heller
IL World Cup 2018 48s 2008
Lucas Figueroa
ES Because there are things you never forget 13 min 2008