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For artists we provide a platform for extensive presentation of media works, gallerists get a direct contact to international professional audiences, collectors find a worldwide overview of contemporary trends in moving image, curators can do research via keywords and compilations, teachers use presentation opportunities for students and all professionals get password protected, extensive information about video works worldwide.

Nadja Verena Marcin - OPHELIA
Stadtgalerie in Saarbrücken, Germany. 2019

OPHELIA is an interdisciplinary performance that is presented in the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken as a live action and subsequently as a video installation. It reflects the human-induced destruction of nature and creates references to art, literature and science. Dressed in "Ophelia's" dress and equipped with a diving device, Nadja Verena Marcin will climb into an aquarium and try under water to read the text "The Werld" by Daniil Kharms about human perception.
Image: © Nadja Verena Marcin

Igor Simić - WELTSCHMERZ 
at Galerie Beckers, Frankfurt

The exhibition WELTSCHMERZ shows new works by Serbian artist Igor Simic, which he created in connection with his iOS game Golf Club: Wasteland. For this game he and his award-winning gaming and film company Demagog Studio developed a whole world — a storyline with characters and various landscapes — in a post-apocalyptic scenario. The eerie atmosphere of the carefully crafted visual scenery is accompanied by slow paced, nostalgic, sometimes almost chilling music that evokes the feeling of longing for something lost.
Image: © Igor Simić

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

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

Featured videos

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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Biography

born 1973 in Thisted, Denmark
Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany

since 2011 professor of time based media at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg

Curatorial

Co-curator at BLAU – Zimmer für Kunst und Andere
www.blau-zimmerfuerkunst.de

Studies

1993-1994 Slavic Faculty at the University of St.Petersburg, Russia
1997-2004 Fine art studies at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany
Diploma at Franz Erhard Walther and Gerd Roscher

Grants & awards

2010 Hamburger Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst
2009 Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
2007 Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
2006 -2007 Jan van Eyck Academie, Post-academic Institute For Researc and Production of Fine Art,
Design and Theory, Maastircht, NL
2005 Awarded at the exhibition 17.Bundeswettbewerb. Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus,
Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
2004 Karl H. Ditze Prize for the best diploma at Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg
2003 DAAD stipend

Screenings & exhibitions


2014
Fimfest Schleswig-Holstein

2013
Protective Space. Politics/Aesthetics/Media. Thealit, Bremen
Welcome/Willkommen. 45 cubic meters for art, Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (solo)
Und Hamburg, woran glaubst Du?. German Protestant Kirchentag, Hamburg

2012
I could never do like you do. Online on Blink
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage (Danish competition)
Arrange: Aktuelle Orte und Formen des Präsentierens, Presentation at the 28.
Internationalen KurzFilmFestival Hamburg
Die Helden von GRAD – Double. Rolle oder Imitat, Hamburger
Kunsthalle (Symposium screening at a framework of the exhibition
Müde Helden)
Ideen von Landschaft, Jenisch Haus, Hamburg

2011
Album (von Norden nach Süden, von Osten nach Westen), Gängeviertel, Hamburg
Paris Photo; Club Silencio, Paris
Swedenborg Short Film Festival, London
Hamburger Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst 2011, Kunsthaus Hamburg

2010
Montage und Wirklichkeit, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
Heaven or Hell, Swedenborg Short Film Festival, London

2009
Kino 3001, Hamburg
Bewerberinnen und Bewerber 2010 für die Hamburger Arbeitsstipendien für bildende Kunst, Kunsthaus Hamburg
Kino Lumiére, Maastricht, NL
Companion Pieces, art historian faculty, University of Hamburg

2008
Screening and workshop at Akademie der bildende Künste Wien, class of Harun Farocki
The Walls in Three Places, White Nave, Dover, UK

2007
Galerie Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Cinema Luna film festival, Maastricht, NL
Lichtmess Kino, Hamburg

2006
KlubNacht, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Klub Katarakt Festival, Kultur-Formum Altona, Hamburg
Resonance or How One Reality Can Be Understood Through Another, Stuk, Leuven, BE
Urban Contact Zone – sharing areas, using places, Westwerk, Hamburg
Theater Fleet Street, Hamburg
Lecture. Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
Kino Lumiére, Maastricht, NL

2005
Journal for Northeast Issues at Ydre Nørrebro Kultur Bureau, Copenhagen, DK
Concepting a one-week programme for the braodcasting station TV-TV,
collaborating with >Projektgruppe< and FreeUtv/ Copenhagen Free University, DK
expanding video, Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin and Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg
Pick up and mix, Kaiser-Willhelm-Strasse, Hamburg
17. Bundeswettbewerb. Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus,
Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
4 seconds of a film, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
Stepping out. An invitation to do something new, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

2004
Articles for Journal for Northeast Issues
Journal for Northeast Issues, Nifca, Helsinki, FIN
Klub Katarakt, KX Kampnagel, Hamburg
Film festival Ambulart, Guadalajara, MX
Journal for Northeast Issues, Galerie Neue Dokumente, Berlin

Lene Markusen
born 1973 in Thisted, Denmark Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany since 2011 professor of time based media at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg Curatorial Co-curator at BLAU – Zimmer für Kunst und Andere www.blau-zimmerfuerkunst.de Studies 1993-1994 Slavic Faculty at the University of St.Petersburg, Russia 1997-2004 Fine art studies at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany Diploma at Franz Erhard Walther and Gerd Roscher Grants & awards 2010 Hamburger Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst 2009 Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein 2007 Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein 2006 -2007 Jan van Eyck Academie, Post-academic Institute For Researc and Production of Fine Art, Design and Theory, Maastircht, NL 2005 Awarded at the exhibition 17.Bundeswettbewerb. Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus, Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn 2004 Karl H. Ditze Prize for the best diploma at Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg 2003 DAAD stipend Screenings & exhibitions 2014 Fimfest Schleswig-Holstein 2013 Protective Space. Politics/Aesthetics/Media. Thealit, Bremen Welcome/Willkommen. 45 cubic meters for art, Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (solo) Und Hamburg, woran glaubst Du?. German Protestant Kirchentag, Hamburg 2012 I could never do like you do. Online on Blink Flensburger Kurzfilmtage (Danish competition) Arrange: Aktuelle Orte und Formen des Präsentierens, Presentation at the 28. Internationalen KurzFilmFestival Hamburg Die Helden von GRAD – Double. Rolle oder Imitat, Hamburger Kunsthalle (Symposium screening at a framework of the exhibition Müde Helden) Ideen von Landschaft, Jenisch Haus, Hamburg 2011 Album (von Norden nach Süden, von Osten nach Westen), Gängeviertel, Hamburg Paris Photo; Club Silencio, Paris Swedenborg Short Film Festival, London Hamburger Arbeitsstipendium für bildende Kunst 2011, Kunsthaus Hamburg 2010 Montage und Wirklichkeit, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg Heaven or Hell, Swedenborg Short Film Festival, London 2009 Kino 3001, Hamburg Bewerberinnen und Bewerber 2010 für die Hamburger Arbeitsstipendien für bildende Kunst, Kunsthaus Hamburg Kino Lumiére, Maastricht, NL Companion Pieces, art historian faculty, University of Hamburg 2008 Screening and workshop at Akademie der bildende Künste Wien, class of Harun Farocki The Walls in Three Places, White Nave, Dover, UK 2007 Galerie Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf Cinema Luna film festival, Maastricht, NL Lichtmess Kino, Hamburg 2006 KlubNacht, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf Klub Katarakt Festival, Kultur-Formum Altona, Hamburg Resonance or How One Reality Can Be Understood Through Another, Stuk, Leuven, BE Urban Contact Zone – sharing areas, using places, Westwerk, Hamburg Theater Fleet Street, Hamburg Lecture. Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL Kino Lumiére, Maastricht, NL 2005 Journal for Northeast Issues at Ydre Nørrebro Kultur Bureau, Copenhagen, DK Concepting a one-week programme for the braodcasting station TV-TV, collaborating with >Projektgruppe< and FreeUtv/ Copenhagen Free University, DK expanding video, Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin and Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg Pick up and mix, Kaiser-Willhelm-Strasse, Hamburg 17. Bundeswettbewerb. Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus, Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn 4 seconds of a film, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL Stepping out. An invitation to do something new, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL 2004 Articles for Journal for Northeast Issues Journal for Northeast Issues, Nifca, Helsinki, FIN Klub Katarakt, KX Kampnagel, Hamburg Film festival Ambulart, Guadalajara, MX Journal for Northeast Issues, Galerie Neue Dokumente, Berlin

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