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Something Between Us
KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, Düsseldorf

The exhibition „Something Between Us“ focuses on both our contemporary lives and the anthropological constants of interpersonal dealings: love, empathy, security, care and safety on the one hand, and hate, role fixation, dependency, reprimand and exclusion on the other. Something Between Us asks how these structures of togetherness are changing in our digital era.
Thomas Taube OCCIDENT, 2020

REFRACTED REALITIES at VIDEONALE.17

In optics, “refraction” refers to the bending of a beam of light, a change in direction which occurs at the moment when it passes from one medium to another. Through refraction, the light wave alters course, changing the way we perceive the objects it illuminates in the process. This optical deviation requires us to repeatedly correct our gaze, comparing the beginning and end points of our perception with reality, and bringing the object we see clearly into focus. In its figurative sense, refraction refers to a critical reflection on the means and channels of visualization, and by extension the possibility of a rearticulation of our view of things – how they are, were, or apparently always have been.
Image: © Sohrab Hura

Fuzzy dark spot
Video art from Hamburg

The exhibition FUZZY DARK SPOT curated by the Hamburg-based video artist Wolfgang Oelze, at the Falckenberg Collection brings together 56 video works by over 30 mostly Hamburg-based artists ranging from the 1970s to the present day, featuring historical and contemporary productions in both thematic and monographic groups.
image: © Stefan Panhans

NEW: Favorites curated by blinkvideo users

What do you like? Over the next few months, we will be showing here selections of works, compiled by you, as a blinkvideo user.

Nasim Weiler: Hello, there are many absolutely wonderful video works on Blinkvideo - here are my three favourites of today, March 26 - a day spent in quarantane in Paris.

Jeroen Van Den Tempel: I'm fascinated by video's which invite me to watch out of my framework of daily existence, of my perception of time and space. Which remind me of the real nature of reality, which is streaming. All form is temporary. I’m really intrigued when a universal issue is combined with an issue from daily life. Jeroen van den Tempel

Do you have any favorites on blinkvideo ? Or would you like to focus attention on some video works? Or would you like to compile and show videos on a specific topic? You can do so with the new tool on blinkvideo.
Create a favorites list as follows: When you're logged in, a little sign "add to favorite list" will appear below each video. With the click on it, you add the film to your favorites list. When you have collected all the works, open your favorites list and you can share the list with blinkvideo. We will then receive a message and put the compilation online.
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Featured videos

Federico Adorno
La estancia, 2014

Federico Adorno’s film La estancia was awarded the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen at this year’s International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. In its statement the jury said: “Through a succession of subtly constructed tableaux, this powerful film is a profound critique of systematic oppression. Instigated by a massacre amidst a land-rights conflict in Paraguay, this haunting work transcends the local context to voice the struggle for essential freedoms.”Many years ago, while he was working at the Swiss NGO “Helvetas Paraguay”, Adorno travelled long distances into the countryside to film short documentaries with peasants, whom he taught how to use a camera and write short stories, which they then shot together. His last two short films are about land rights and property, and how the extensive ownership of land by just a few landowners gives rise to serious conflicts and problems in rural communities. Isla Alta is about the tensions that surround a community when a wealthy rancher goes missing; La estancia depicts the aftermath of a massacre and is based on true events that happened in Paraguay in 2012.

Tobias Yves Zintel
Breed and Educate, 2018

The Film Breed and Educate is based on a collaborative performance with a class from the Hector-Peterson-Schule Berlin Kreuzberg and the HAU. In numerous task based rehearsals eight pupils between 11 and 13 years explored the possibilties of self-education. Based on various materials from found footage to documentary and staged scenes the film circles around the relationship of controlling and self-empowerment in educational systems. Breed and Educate is circling around the question of how lessons should be organised in times of network and algorthim-based learning. Algorithms and neuronal networks have to master problems only once, after they achieved their goal, results can be duplicated and copied any number of times. Kids on the other hand side have to learn everything step by step, the accumulated knowlede can’t be transfered from on kid to the other by „copy and paste“. An allopoetic system is a trivial system, which can be potentially fully explored, controlled and operated by an observer. With a similar theory in mind, the Prussians started to organise schooling in 1717, to prepare pupils for the Prussian Military Academy. What happens almost 300 years later in a school in Berlin, when the relationship between control and self-empowerment is inverted by postmigrant pupils who breed robots, are educated by them and vice versa? “ In Breed and Educate an automated dionsaur is introduced by a twelfe year old boy: “It’s easily trainable”. While he explains the mode of operation, one sees the parallels: the school wouldn’t have any problems with pupils equipped with a suitable operating system downloaded from the internet. Sounds like an uncanny utopia.” (Katrin Bettina Müller)

Lene Markusen
Grad, 2004

Dieter Kiessling
60 Minutes 360 Degrees GK 2010, 2010

A boy is portrayed with a video camera for an hour on a tennis court.During this time the camera turns through 360 degrees. Meanwhile, the whole space is recorded piece by piece. The boy follows the camera movement slowly thus remaining constantly in the centre of the picture.

Clemens von Wedemeyer
Silberhöhe, 2003

In Halle-Silberhöhe in East Germany, the camera records peri-urban area architecture, prefabricated buildings that are deserted and destined to be demolished. The commentary evokes a film editing technique used by Michelangelo Antonioni in his film, L’Eclisse (1962).

Janet Biggs
Fade to White, 2010

In Fade to White, Biggs delves into the desire to explore remote lands. To create this work, the artist embarked on an expedition in the high Arctic, traveling aboard an ice-class, 2-masted schooner, built in 1910. During the voyage, Biggs filmed Fade to White, focusing on a crew member as he navigated the ship through iceberg filled seas, and paddled a kayak past glacier walls and polar bears. As she photographed the explorer, Biggs tested her own will and endurance. The visual tension of her uncompromising imagery bespeaks their mutual struggle to maintain balance and purpose. Yet, the video also reveals the myth of the solitary white male explorer. Biggs explains, "The desire to hold onto the notion of the 'great white north' as a blank space awaiting interpretation only reinforces the idea of the colonial polar hero. The 'virgin' north has now been mapped, surveyed, and mined, but increased knowledge has not replaced endless fantasies of discovery." Loss and change are implicit in the video's title, Fade to White, which refers to an editing technique used to evoke death or transcendence. Biggs integrated her Arctic imagery with sound and video footage of counter tenor John Kelly, whose age, androgyny, and mournful voice parallel the vanishing Arctic landscape and signal the waning of male dominance.

Rebecca Ann Tess
The Tallest, 2014

The »The Tallest« shows pictures shot on-site of the currently tallest buildings in the world. The high-rises are shown as set pieces of global capitalism, visually disappearing into abstraction. The reduced images are reminding of 3D rendering. The simulated image of these buildings circulates in the media for representational and advertising purposes, becomes a substantial object and the actual spatiality becomes a mockup. The narration is undertaken by a computer voice, it describes the competition for the tallest tower at such divers places as Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mecca, Nanjing, New York City, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Songdo and Taipei.

Johanna Reich
LIGHT ON BLACK ON WHITEHOMAGE TO MALEVICH, 2015

A moving digital light drawing illuminates a white wall. A hand painting a black square on the white surface becomes visible. At the same time the light drawing is painting a light square. In the end the light of the digital light square illuminates the finished black oil painting.

Critics’ Pick: Vienna by Nicole Büsing + Heiko Klaas

The group show “Antarctica. An Exhibition on Alienation” was presented in Vienna during the past winter season. Departing from a note written by the Italian cult director Michelangelo Antonioni referring to a potential glacier melting in the Antarctica and a hint to a film, the two curators from the Kunsthalle Wien, Vanessa Joan Müller and Nicolaus Schafhausen, conceived an exhibition on the topic of alienation and contemporary art. The focus was on the latest contemporary photography and video art by the younger generation of artists.
Image: © Isabella Fürnkäs

Expanding Bauhaus.
New Reflections on the Bauhaus Movement in Time-Based Media Art / Goethe Institute Netherlands

A screening series selected by Elke Kania (Cologne), Julia Sökeland (Hamburg) and Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin)

With its combination of various arts such as painting, photography film, architecture, fashion, product and interior design and textile art, the Bauhaus is still considered the epitome of a technologically advanced modernity. Last but not least, the attempt to create the whole society aesthetically, inspired many artists worldwide.
Image: © Adnan Softic

Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of realities.
image: © Johan Griminprez

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

With "Revolution & Architecture" Christoph Faulhaber (* 1972 in Osnabrück, lives in Hamburg) conceives, builds, designs and opens a whole series of very different rooms in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. In order to discover the revolutionary aspect of these "architectures", one has to look at the social implications of interior design in general. In the forum the visitor then enters Faulhaber's cinematic autobiography "Every Picture is an Empty Picture" as in the eye of the cyclone: The work is split into 15 individual films and surrounds the visitor in a circle.
Image: © Christoph Faulhaber

Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

The Düsseldorf based foundation imai – inter media art institute was founded in 2006 in order to establish an institution in Germany dedicated to the distribution and preservation of media art and associated activities.
Image: © Marcel Odenbach

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Statement

Johanna Domke´s artistic practice derives from close observation of urban structures and socio-political contexts that she processes into formally complex film works. Her work has consistently explored the relationship between reality and its representation, as well as the limits between fact and fiction, the authentic and the scripted, the staged and the improvised. With a structural approach, based on formal camera work or including the image production process in the work, she puts the socio-political content of her videos into perspective of movie making strategies. The artist’s early works were predominantly concerned with examining behavioural patterns and power relations in public space. In her more recent films she works with found stories to investigate how memory and its representation is shaped by mediated reality. The individual is often highlighted as a singular being in conflict with its environment, urban developments or exposed to power structures in society. In these works she examines the form as well as veracity of the moving image, pinpointing how history is reflected through contemporary frames of reference and subjective points of view.


Biography


Born 1978 / Kiel, Germany

Education

2011-2014 Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, DE
2002-2006 Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen, DK
2002-2004 Malmö Art Academy, SE
2000-2002 Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen, DK
1998-2000 Muthesius Academy of Art and Design, Kiel, DE
1997 Goethe Schule, Buenos Aires, AR

Solo exhibitions

2013
Cairo Times" Fundación Suñol, Barcelona, ES

2011
"Bremer Video Art Award" Galerie für Gegenwartskunst Bremen, DE
"Johanna Domke" Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE

2010
"Let the wind blow" DSV Kunstkontor, Stuttgart, DE

2009
"Cuers" Städtische Galerie im Bunten Tor, Bremen, DE

2008
"Marginal Moments" Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg, DE
"Unbreakable space" Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK

2007
"Sequent silence" Olivier Houg, Bureau pour l'art contemporain, Lyon, FR

2005
"You´ll miss what´s gonna stay" Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg, DE

2004
"You´ll miss what´s gonna stay" Graduationshow, Peep Gallery, Malmö, SE

2003
"Still in motion" Galleri Gustaf Gimm, Copenhagen, DK

2002
"Caspar David Friedrich Preis" Pommersches Landesmuseum,Greifswald, DE

Selected groupshows

2013
"Cairo Open city" Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE
"Goethe Filmweek" Goethe Institute Cairo, EG
"Focus Festival" Kunshallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, DK
"5. Monat der Photographie" Berlin, DE

2012
"After the Krisis" General Public, Berlin, DE
"Darklight Festival" Dublin, IRE
"Cairo Open city" Fotomuseum Braunschweig
"human frames" various sites, travelling show and DVD launch
"the image as an invisible witness" UFO presents, Berlin
"the image as an invisible witness" Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

2011
"Bremer Videokunstpreis" Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, DE
"Terrain Video" Holsterbro Kunstmuseum, DK
"Pattern Recognition" Galleri Kant, DK
"Dump Time" Shedhalle Zürich, CH
"Domke Koslova Kromke" Pommersches Landesmuseum, Greifswald
"Arte Creativ" internet and TV feature on Arte Creative

2010
"Highlights of the Kunstfilm Biennial" KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
"Postludium" dreizehn/thirteen, Berlin, DE
"L’unico / the Only One" Trieste Contemporanea, Tries, IT
"My world images" Old Fellow Pallace, Copenhagen, DK
"Indian Summer" Espace Croisé, Espace dárt contemporaine, Roubaix, FR
"Kurye" Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, TR
"Off Dak´art / Dakar Biennial" Sicap Mermoz, Dakar, Senegal
"Rencontres Internationales" Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR

2009
"Future Shorts Copenhagen" Gloria Biograf, Copenhagen, DK
"Zeigen: Eine Audiotour durch Berlin" Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, DE
"BERLIN 89/09 Kunst zwischen Spurensuche und Utopie" Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, DE
"After the End / Faux Raccords" Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE
"After the End / Faux Raccords" Future Centre Nacional de Artes Visuales, Madrid, ES
"Rencontres Internationales National Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES
"human body" Soutterain Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
"KURS:Söen" Vestsjällands Kunstmuseum, Sorö, DK

2008
"ENTER" Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, DK
"Audio/Video" Gimsinghoved Kunst og Kulturcenter, Struer, DK
"Gränseland" Flensburg Kunstverein, Flensburg, DE
"Lofoten Film Festival" Svolvär, NO
"Rencontres Internationales" National Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES
"Two Faced" Galleri Rebecca Kormind, Köbenhavn, DK
"Young Identities - Global Youth / EMAF" Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, DE
"Nightclub Notes" DUNK Udstillingssted, Köbenhavn, DK

2007
"Ghosts in the Machine" 516 ARTS, Santa Fe, US
"Subtle whispering" Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
"I Need No Map" Anna Akhmatova Museum & D137 Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
"Nordskulptur:licht" Kunstverein Neumünster, Neumünster, DE
"Filmfestival Oberhausen" Oberhausen, DE
"Videolandschaft" Galerie Maerz, Linz, AU
"Bildschirmauge oder das neue Bild" Forum d'art contemporain, Casino Luxembourg, LUX

2006
"40 Jahre Videokunst – was fehlt?" Deutsche Künstlerbund, Berlin, DE
"Air Play" Open Air Videofestival, Copenhagen, DK
"Locarno Filmfestival", Locarno, CH
"DK – Berlin" Galleri MöllerWitt, DK
"Kvindens rum" Galleri Möller Witt, Arhus, DK
"Pulsar" encuentro internacional multimedia, Caracas, Venezuela
"Freeze" Kunstverein Rügen, Putbus, DE
"Momentum" Moss, NO
"Exit" Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand, Copenhagen, DK
"Internationales Videoforum Hamburg / Stile der Stadt" Hamburg, DE

2005
"Rencontres Internationales" Paris/Berlin, Paris, FR
"Art Cologne" New Talents, Cologne, D (catalogue)
"Time Bandits" Råhuset, Copenhagen, DK (catalogue)
"First we take museums - Urban Art Now " KIASMA Museum of Contemprorary Art, Helsinki, FI
"10 Years Anniversary" Rooseum, Malmö, SE
"Värk 05" Kulurfabrik Knabstrup, Knabstrup, DK (catalogue)
"New Swedish Photography" Hasselblad Center, Göteborg Konstmuseum, Göteborg, SE (catalogue)
"Purgatory" the living Art Museum, Reykjavik, IS (catalogue)
"K-raa-k" Film festival, Gent, B
"Videonale" Bonner Kunstmuseum, Bonn, D (catalogue)

2004
"Video 2004" Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, N
"Kontrollierter Code konstruiert Kognition" Kornhausforum Bern, SZ
"Artronica" Goethe Institut Inter Nationes, IMKP, Bogotá, CO
"Purgatory" Signal in the Heavens, Gallery Boreas, New York, USA (catalogue)
"I need no map" Overgaden Institut for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (catalogue)
"Repetition" Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, SE
"Blitz Ballroom" Galeri Gimm Eis, Copenhagen, DK

2003
"Bandits-Mages" 8 ème festival des arts multi-média, Bourges, FR
"VIPER" Internationales Festival für Film Video und neue Medien, Basel, CH
"Constructed Life" Medialounge, ZKM, Karlsruhe, D (catalogue)
"Gottfried Brockmann Preis" Stadtgalerie Kiel, D (catalogue)
"Larger than Life" European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, D (catalogue)

2002
"still in motion" Galleri Gustaf Gimm, Copenhagen, DK (solo)
"Artgenda 2002", Bienale for ung kunst, Hamburg
"Bits & pieces" Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, DK
"CopKop", Galleri Asbäk, Copenhagen
"Prima Kunst", Prima Kunst, Kiel, D
"Touching from a distance" Germinations 13, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, IRE (catalogue)

Awards and scholarships

2012
Danish Art Council production grant for art film CROP
Danish Art Council residency at Townhouse, Cairo
2011
Danish Art Council working grant
Danish Art Council travel grant
Bremer Videokunstpreis, Filmbüro Bremen, DE
Residency at EMPAC, Troy, NY
2010
Danish Art Council working grant
Danish Art Council national Production Grant for video work “Man kenenki”
2009
Danish Art Council working grant
Danish Art Council national Production Grant for video work “100% Yün”
Danish Art Council national Production Grant for video work “Söen i spejlet”
Danish Art Council residency at Platform Garanti, Istanbul
2008
Danish Art Council national Production Grant for video work “Stultifera Garden”
Danish Art Council working grant
Danish Art Council national Production Grant for video work Cuers + catalogue production
2007
Residency Sölyst, Vestsjäland, DK
Danish Art Council international travel grant
Danish Art Council international production grant for video work Sleepers
Danish Art Council international production grant for video work Crossing Fields
Danish Art Council international production grant for video work Unbreakable Space
2006
Award of the International Video Art Forum, Hamburg, D
2005
nomination for the Hasselblad Postgraduate Grant, Göteborg, SE
2004
Edstranska Stiftelsen, Grant for graduating students, Malmö,
Assistant Grant, Swedish Art Council, Stockholm, SE
2003
ZKM International Media Art Award 2003, Audience Award, Karlsruhe,
Gottfried Brockmann Preis, Cultur Award of Landeshauptstadt Kiel , Stadtgalerie Kiel, D
2002
Caspar David Friedrich Preis, Caspar David Friedrich Gesellschaft, Greifswald, D
Frk. Inger Natja Borchsenius m. fl.s Legat
nomination for the ZKM International Media Art Award 2002, Karlsruhe,50 best, D
Germinations 13, European Programme for Young Artists, Germination Europe, NL
Residency at Sirius Art Center, Cobh, Irland

Videologie

2014
“Paradise lost” feature film, (in pre-production)
2013
“So Nah so Weit” experimental feature film (in production)
2012
“JABNI” artistic documentary (in production)
“CROP” artistic documentary in collaboration with Marouan Omara
2010
”Man kenenki” HVD on DVD, single channel video installation
”100 % Yün” 16 mm on DVD, single channel video
2009/10
”Söen i spejlet” 16 mm on DVD, single channel video
2008/09
”Stultifera Garden” HD DVC PRO on DVD, single channel video
2008
”Cuers” HD DVC PRO on DVD, single channel video
2007
”Unbreakable Space” HD DVC PRO on DVD, 3 screen channel video
”Crossing fields” HD DVC PRO on DVD, single channel video
2006
”Sleepers” DVCAM on DVD, single channel video
2005
”A sunset takes 7 minutes” 16 mm on DVD, singel channel video
2004
“You´ll miss what´s gonna stay I“ 16 mm on DVD, multi-channel video installation
“You´ll miss what´s gonna stay II“ 16 mm on DVD, single-channel video installation
2003
“Let the wind blow“ digital single shots on DVD, single-channel video installation

Johanna Domke
Born 1978 / Kiel, Germany Education 2011-2014 Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, DE 2002-2006 Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen, DK 2002-2004 Malmö Art Academy, SE 2000-2002 Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen, DK 1998-2000 Muthesius Academy of Art and Design, Kiel, DE 1997 Goethe Schule, Buenos Aires, AR Solo exhibitions 2013 Cairo Times Fundación Suñol, Barcelona, ES 2011 Bremer Video Art Award Galerie für Gegenwartskunst Bremen, DE Johanna Domke Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE 2010 Let the wind blow DSV Kunstkontor, Stuttgart, DE 2009 Cuers Städtische Galerie im Bunten Tor, Bremen, DE 2008 Marginal Moments Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg, DE Unbreakable space Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK 2007 Sequent silence Olivier Houg, Bureau pour l'art contemporain, Lyon, FR 2005 You´ll miss what´s gonna stay Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg, DE 2004 You´ll miss what´s gonna stay Graduationshow, Peep Gallery, Malmö, SE 2003 Still in motion Galleri Gustaf Gimm, Copenhagen, DK 2002 Caspar David Friedrich Preis Pommersches Landesmuseum,Greifswald, DE Selected groupshows 2013 Cairo Open city Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE Goethe Filmweek Goethe Institute Cairo, EG Focus Festival Kunshallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, DK 5. Monat der Photographie Berlin, DE 2012 After the Krisis General Public, Berlin, DE Darklight Festival Dublin, IRE Cairo Open city Fotomuseum Braunschweig human frames various sites, travelling show and DVD launch the image as an invisible witness UFO presents, Berlin the image as an invisible witness Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt 2011 Bremer Videokunstpreis Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, DE Terrain Video Holsterbro Kunstmuseum, DK Pattern Recognition Galleri Kant, DK Dump Time Shedhalle Zürich, CH Domke Koslova Kromke Pommersches Landesmuseum, Greifswald Arte Creativ internet and TV feature on Arte Creative 2010 Highlights of the Kunstfilm Biennial KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE Postludium dreizehn/thirteen, Berlin, DE L’unico / the Only One Trieste Contemporanea, Tries, IT My world images Old Fellow Pallace, Copenhagen, DK Indian Summer Espace Croisé, Espace dárt contemporaine, Roubaix, FR Kurye Istanbul Modern Museum, Istanbul, TR Off Dak´art / Dakar Biennial Sicap Mermoz, Dakar, Senegal Rencontres Internationales Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR 2009 Future Shorts Copenhagen Gloria Biograf, Copenhagen, DK Zeigen: Eine Audiotour durch Berlin Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, DE BERLIN 89/09 Kunst zwischen Spurensuche und Utopie Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, DE After the End / Faux Raccords Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE After the End / Faux Raccords Future Centre Nacional de Artes Visuales, Madrid, ES Rencontres Internationales National Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES human body Soutterain Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL KURS:Söen Vestsjällands Kunstmuseum, Sorö, DK 2008 ENTER Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, DK Audio/Video Gimsinghoved Kunst og Kulturcenter, Struer, DK Gränseland Flensburg Kunstverein, Flensburg, DE Lofoten Film Festival Svolvär, NO Rencontres Internationales National Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES Two Faced Galleri Rebecca Kormind, Köbenhavn, DK Young Identities - Global Youth / EMAF Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, DE Nightclub Notes DUNK Udstillingssted, Köbenhavn, DK 2007 Ghosts in the Machine 516 ARTS, Santa Fe, US Subtle whispering Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea I Need No Map Anna Akhmatova Museum & D137 Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia Nordskulptur:licht Kunstverein Neumünster, Neumünster, DE Filmfestival Oberhausen Oberhausen, DE Videolandschaft Galerie Maerz, Linz, AU Bildschirmauge oder das neue Bild Forum d'art contemporain, Casino Luxembourg, LUX 2006 40 Jahre Videokunst – was fehlt? Deutsche Künstlerbund, Berlin, DE Air Play Open Air Videofestival, Copenhagen, DK Locarno Filmfestival, Locarno, CH DK – Berlin Galleri MöllerWitt, DK Kvindens rum Galleri Möller Witt, Arhus, DK Pulsar encuentro internacional multimedia, Caracas, Venezuela Freeze Kunstverein Rügen, Putbus, DE Momentum Moss, NO Exit Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand, Copenhagen, DK Internationales Videoforum Hamburg / Stile der Stadt Hamburg, DE 2005 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris, FR Art Cologne New Talents, Cologne, D (catalogue) Time Bandits Råhuset, Copenhagen, DK (catalogue) First we take museums - Urban Art Now KIASMA Museum of Contemprorary Art, Helsinki, FI 10 Years Anniversary Rooseum, Malmö, SE Värk 05 Kulurfabrik Knabstrup, Knabstrup, DK (catalogue) New Swedish Photography Hasselblad Center, Göteborg Konstmuseum, Göteborg, SE (catalogue) Purgatory the living Art Museum, Reykjavik, IS (catalogue) K-raa-k Film festival, Gent, B Videonale Bonner Kunstmuseum, Bonn, D (catalogue) 2004 Video 2004 Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, N Kontrollierter Code konstruiert Kognition Kornhausforum Bern, SZ Artronica Goethe Institut Inter Nationes, IMKP, Bogotá, CO Purgatory Signal in the Heavens, Gallery Boreas, New York, USA (catalogue) I need no map Overgaden Institut for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (catalogue) Repetition Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, SE Blitz Ballroom Galeri Gimm Eis, Copenhagen, DK 2003 Bandits-Mages 8 ème festival des arts multi-média, Bourges, FR VIPER Internationales Festival für Film Video und neue Medien, Basel, CH Constructed Life Medialounge, ZKM, Karlsruhe, D (catalogue) Gottfried Brockmann Preis Stadtgalerie Kiel, D (catalogue) Larger than Life European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, D (catalogue) 2002 still in motion Galleri Gustaf Gimm, Copenhagen, DK (solo) Artgenda 2002, Bienale for ung kunst, Hamburg Bits & pieces Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, DK CopKop, Galleri Asbäk, Copenhagen Prima Kunst, Prima Kunst, Kiel, D Touching from a distance Germinations 13, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, IRE (catalogue) Awards and scholarships 2012 Danish Art Council production grant for art film CROP Danish Art Council residency at Townhouse, Cairo 2011 Danish Art Council working grant Danish Art Council travel grant Bremer Videokunstpreis, Filmbüro Bremen, DE Residency at EMPAC, Troy, NY 2010 Danish Art Council working grant Danish Art Council national Production Grant for video work “Man kenenki” 2009 Danish Art Council working grant Danish Art Council national Production Grant for video work “100% Yün” Danish Art Council national Production Grant for video work “Söen i spejlet” Danish Art Council residency at Platform Garanti, Istanbul 2008 Danish Art Council national Production Grant for video work “Stultifera Garden” Danish Art Council working grant Danish Art Council national Production Grant for video work Cuers + catalogue production 2007 Residency Sölyst, Vestsjäland, DK Danish Art Council international travel grant Danish Art Council international production grant for video work Sleepers Danish Art Council international production grant for video work Crossing Fields Danish Art Council international production grant for video work Unbreakable Space 2006 Award of the International Video Art Forum, Hamburg, D 2005 nomination for the Hasselblad Postgraduate Grant, Göteborg, SE 2004 Edstranska Stiftelsen, Grant for graduating students, Malmö, Assistant Grant, Swedish Art Council, Stockholm, SE 2003 ZKM International Media Art Award 2003, Audience Award, Karlsruhe, Gottfried Brockmann Preis, Cultur Award of Landeshauptstadt Kiel , Stadtgalerie Kiel, D 2002 Caspar David Friedrich Preis, Caspar David Friedrich Gesellschaft, Greifswald, D Frk. 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Johanna Domke
Soen i spejlet

Artist Johanna Domke
Year 2009
Duration 17:35 min
Edition 5
Technical info 16mm transfered to HD
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About the video

Søen i spejlet (lake in the mirror) deals with nature as a refuge where the rules and hierarchies of society are put out of play – at least until new hierarchies and rituals start regulating the refuge.

The film is the re-enactment of a former boarding school tradition in Denmark. Once a year the students of Sorø Academy held a ritual out in the woods, burning effigies of their teachers on a bonfire.

The narrative of the film evolves around the character of a former student that revisits the place of his school days meeting with a group of young students. What first seems to be the fictionalization of the former student´s memory, becomes more and more the documentation of the staging of the ritual – the alumni himself being the director. But as soon as the ritual sets off, all turns to a different state of realness, as the anger and emotion of the young students boil up to an uncanny level of authenticity.


Credits

production and idea: Johanna Domke
co-producer: Frank Poulsen
1st AD: Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen
director of photography: Anne Misselwitz
editing: Johanna Domke, Angelika von Charmier
sound: Bilgehan Öziş
camera assistant: Søren Pedersen, Linda Laage
boom operator: Nils Plenge
scenography / costume: Katrin Gerheuser, Bo Frøsig
production assistant: Louise Reimer Jakobsen
still photographer: Thomas Cato
set-hands: Sofie Pil, Kathrine Storm, Kristian Meyer, Thomas Mortensen

starring: former student : Bo Stendell Larsen, students from Sorø Akademiskolen : students from Sorø Akademiskolen
thanks to : Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum, Husholdningsskolen, Elever fra Sorø Akademiskolen, Færøernes forening, Alderdomshjem Rosenhuset, Amatørteater Sorø Special thanks to : Axel Karlshøj, Sten Jensen, Lars Kellstrup, Rolf Christensen, Jeanette Rask Bertelsen, Morten Dysgaard, Bo Frøsig, Mathilde Telgård Nielsen, Peter Olesen, Andreas Brøgger, Sofie Pil, Kathrine Storm, Kristian Meyer, Thomas Mortensen, Bo Stendell Larsen, Lea Kærsgård, Jens Løkke Rasmussen

Realised with the support of : Kunstrådet, Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum

Johanna Domke - Soen i spejlet
Søen i spejlet (lake in the mirror) deals with nature as a refuge where the rules and hierarchies of society are put out of play – at least until new hierarchies and rituals start regulating the refuge. The film is the re-enactment of a former boarding school tradition in Denmark. Once a year the students of Sorø Academy held a ritual out in the woods, burning effigies of their teachers on a bonfire. The narrative of the film evolves around the character of a former student that revisits the place of his school days meeting with a group of young students. What first seems to be the fictionalization of the former student´s memory, becomes more and more the documentation of the staging of the ritual – the alumni himself being the director. But as soon as the ritual sets off, all turns to a different state of realness, as the anger and emotion of the young students boil up to an uncanny level of authenticity.

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