– 26 June 2016

Meet us at our chilly lounge at Hi-ReS! for a banquette of fine media art, films and installations.

We are very happy to announce that Korhan Erel will be presenting an audio-visual performance to the visuals of Candaş Şişman on Saturday at 4pm!

Korhan Erel is a computer musician, improviser, sound designer based in Berlin. He plays instruments he designs on a computer by employing various controllers. He is a founding member of Islak Köpek, Turkey’s pioneer free improvisation group, which is regarded as the band that started the free improvisation scene in Turkey. | photo: Peter Tümmers

The performance will be followed by highlights from the Directors Lounge contemporary art ruhr selection at 6pm and new works from Urban Research at 8pm. Last but not least, DL à la carte in collaboration with shoutr labs is always at your service.     

Find the complete DL program here.                                      

Hi-ReS! Berlin                    
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Eingang Parkhaus /5. OG
12043 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


11.02.13 / Monday / Day 5


Labor Berlin starts off tonight’s offerings with 16mm works using up to three projectors simultaneously. An increasingly rare event worth catching, at 18:00 (6:00 pm). Then Klaus W. Eisenlohr follows with his second “Urban Research” excursion, “Personal Histories = Places,“ presenting a curated program of visually arresting short films (19:00/7:00 pm). Next up, the DL9 Selection II has no less than seven World Premieres, with three of the filmmakers on hand to share more about their visions. Iolanda La Carrubba of Italy serves up “La Sesta Vocale (the sixth vocal)” and Enrico Viets (Germany) his “Petrolfilm,”whileTorontonian-turned-Parisian Matthew Lancit gives us ironic self-loathing and a boy/young man/old man split of himself in two shorts, “16 Reasons Why I Hate Myself” and “Death Of A Gentleman”. Also in attendance is Cathy Lee Crane (US) with “Adrift.” Meet these cinematic story-crafters tonight at 20:30 (8:30 pm). Then at 22:30 (10:30 pm), KROATIEN KREATIV (Ivan Marusic KLIF and Hrvoje Niksic) gives an audio-visual art performance to mark Croatia’s accession to the EU. (Supporting curators: Dr. Alida Bremer and Ingeborg Fülepp.) The night remains young with a live performance byCourage + Craft at 23:30 (11:30 pm), a trio (including contrabass) led by the soaring and diving vocals of opera-singer Nikko Moss in a hybrid of grab-your-heart torchsong and slap-in-the-face irony. Nikko’s offbeat persona charms without fail. All tonight at [DL9]… see you there!

Please note that due to travelling troubles, we had to switch the 2ANNAS with Urban Research. 2ANNAS will be screened on Tues. 12th

Mon. 11 the program

the complete program

Film + Opera + Rave

present… ‘MEPHISTO’ (1981) + ‘FAUST’ Opera, Saturday 8th December 2012

The Berlin Film Society and Kiez Oper are excited to present a very unique Christmas event. Combining István Szabó’s 1981 Oscar-winning film, ‘MEPHISTO’, with live performances from Charles Gounod’s 1851 grand opera, ‘FAUST’, the Berlin Film Society and Kiez Oper will create a new cross-medium narrative inspired by Goethe’s original 1808 text, befittingly hosted in Kreuzberg’s very own Faust-inspired club, GRETCHEN.

Gounod’s opera will serve as a provocative prelude and postlude to Szabó’s critically-acclaimed film, offering an operatic extension to the central themes explored in the film  and boasting a cast from the International Studio at the Staatsoper!

To accompany the dark and sinister flavours of the evening, the new Berlin-based liquor, PIJÖKEL 55, will serve complimentary welcome drinks from 7pm. The after party (from 11:30pm) at Gretchen is equally as eclectic, featuring the finest drum’n’bass in the city!

Date: Saturday 8th December 2012
Time: 19:00 Drinks Reception|| 20:00 Opera Performance Part I || 20:30 Film || 22:45 Opera Performance Part II || 23:30 Gretchen After Party
Location: Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19-21, 10963
Tickets (€12)

Impressions from Directors Lounge @ Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.)The Media Art Fair

Eberhard Kranemann performing with VJ Chuuu at the opening night

VJ Chuuu doing the turntable animation

Happy people: Carola Goellner and Eberhard Kranemann

new works by André Werner, the glasses are filled with honey

Julia Murakami, Allegory of Obliviousness, 2012, oil on canvas, 11.81 x 11.81 in

photo: Maurizio Mueller | Mau Fashion

Michael Caine, eight times, paintings by Carola Goellner

The artist in the age of digital reproduction: Kim Dotty Hachmann in front of herself

Dream Team: VJ Chuuu, Carola Goellner, André Werner, Julia Murakami, Eberhard Kranemann

DL: Short Cuts to Japan – Directors Lounge presents experimental films centred on Japan

Again we will participating in this year´s Japan-Day in Duesseldorf, celebrating Japanese-German friendship. 

DL: Short Cuts to Japan, to be screened on June 2, 2012 at the Black Box Kino, Filmmuseum will be dedicated to Japan in experimental cinema and video art. Films included will cover a wide range of “Japans”, from fictional to animation, historical to personal. In a 90 min program, we will be screening a collection of remarkable, rare, experimental and promising short films.

The program will be complemented by a live performance. Experience VJ Chuuu’s “Turntable Animation” (Japan) and acoustic tidbits by Multimedia artist and founding “Kraftwerk” member Eberhard Kranemann (Germany), who will perform on one of the four last existing historical Welte-Cinema Organs used for accompanying silent films.

with short films by

Keith Sanborn (“Energy of Delusion: The Human Condition /Mingen No Joken”), André Werner (“Mannaka No Ie”), Maki Satake (“Omokage”), Marina Chernikova (“Love Puzzle 6”) , Roberto Santaguida (“Haikus for Karaoke”),Kei Oyama (“Hand Soap”), Akinori Okada and Daisuke Hagiwara/Kukikodan (“Paints”), Akiko Nakamura (“Sky Don’t Fall”), Momoko Seto (“Planet Z”), Mirai Mizue (“Modern No 2”)

curated by Julia Murakami and André Werner

Black Box Kino im Filmmuseum‎, Schulstr. 4, 40213 Duesseldorf (map)

June 2, 2012, 8 pm, admission: 2 EUR

program (June)

Special thanks to Florian Deterding, Kika Nicolela, Alexei Dmitriev, KOK Siew-Wai (KLEX), CALF, Sacrebleu Prod.!

pictured: Eberhard Kranemann  and VJ Chuuu

Impressions from DL: Short Cuts to Japan, (curated by André Werner and Julia Murakami), June 2, 2012 at the Black Box Kino, Filmmuseum in Düsseldorf:

VJ Chuuu and Eberhard Kranemann

André Werner presenting DL: Short Cuts to Japan

Multitasking: Eberhard Kranemann (multimedia artist and founding member of “Kraftwerk”) playing the piano and the historical Welte Cinema Pipe Organ built in 1924.

Inside the belly of the Welte Cinema Organ

VJ Chuuu and his astonishing “Turntable Animation”

the complete program

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