Directors Lounge presents “Flight | forward” by Medienwerkstatt Berlin | C.A.R. Video Loungeat the Contemporary Art Ruhr, October 28 – 30, 2016
Flight | forward
In a time where hate, violence and destruction shape our daily news we would mostly like just to run away. But the question is where to. Our flight forward leads us into the imaginary, into the utopia or into desperation. Against the everyday madness of diverse control authorities and interlinking providers we counterpose the radical transformation. (text: Sandra Becker)
Pictured: Ludo by Lioba von den Driesch
Flucht | nach vorne
In einer Zeit, wo Hass, Gewalt und Zerstörung unsere Nachrichten prägen, würden wir am liebsten weglaufen. Die Frage ist bloß wohin. Unsere Flucht nach vorne geht ins Imaginäre, ins Utopische oder auch in die Verzweiflung. Dem alltäglichen Wahnsinn unterschiedlichster Kontrollinstanzen und Schaltströmungen setzen wir einen radikalen Wandel entgegen. Hass wird zu Liebe und Zerstörung zu Schöpfung. (Text: Sandra Becker)
pictured: Nichts by Juliane Ebner
Jani Pietsch : Ausgesperrt (2014) Verena Kyselka : Shahbag (2013/16) Maria Köhne : Go (2016) Sandra Becker 01 : Füsse (2015) Poul Weile : BimJam (2016) Kim Dotty Hachmann & Ginny Sykes : healing grounds (2013/15) Maria Korporal : Third Eye Flying (2014) Sonia Armaniaco : Remain In Light | This Is Not a Pipe (2016) Lioba von den Driesch : Ludo (2015/16) Juliane Ebner : Nichts (2016) Gup-py : Hinter der Tür (2012) Petra Lottje : Variation (2016)
With works by Gabriele Stellbaum, Juliane Ebner, Fried Rosenstock, Youjia Lu (pictured above:„Vortex Eye“), Barbara Steppe, Judith Groth / Frederike Vidal, Stephanie Hanna, Bettina Rave, Ariane Loze, Beate Maria Wörz, Sandra Becker, Petra Lottje, Yagama Jogmaya, Catherine Biocca, Maria Koehne, Gisela Weimann.
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.
Sandra Becker 01 Bon Fim Thursday, 30 April 2015 21:00 Z-Bar Bergstraße 2 10115 Berlin-Mitte
The Berlin artist Sandra Becker 01 works mainly with video, in a diversity of ways. Even though she also created feature length films, her interest lies in the more open form of short and very short clips. Her videos, shot and edited by herself, therefore are rather material for installations, video programs or, more recently, digital applications. Movements and changes of place are the resources for her recordings, scenes from every day life, which also like to be seen as metaphorical, but which are rarely merged into solid narratives. The artist, who often collaborates with other artists and who is one of the supervisors of the video studio of the Berlin Artist Association, will present a number of shorts and very short works together with some extracts of long formats. One focus of the works presented will be new shorts from her recent stay at Porto Alegre, Brazil. And there will be space for discussion.