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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.

B3 – ON DESIRE

With the key topic ON DESIRE, B3 will in fall 2017 reflect on the latest trends relating to the moving image in art and media from a political, technological and aesthetic perspective.  Desire as yearning, wish, lust or hope and its translation into moving images will be explored in an artistic, social, political, sociopolitical and historical perspective and critically examined. . . .

VIDEONALE.16 Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts 2017

The 16th Videonale - Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, this year took place under the title PERFORM! The exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bonn featured recent works by a total of 43 international artists

KINO DER KUNST 2017

a worldwide unique combination of film festival and art exhibition, held its third edition in April 2017. Movie theatres and museums all over Munich presented an International Competition as well as special focuses, artists talks, smposions and multi-channel installations.

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Anita Beckers selection of videos for Independent Collector

In an exclusive interview with IC she talks about the technological progress that keeps reinventing the genre and her different roles she faces as a collector, gallerist and curator.

Artemovendo – in collaboration with Goethe Institut Porto Alegre

The video works shown in Artemovendo present a morphology of ambiguous entities, creatures or technical devices. Natural environments are contrasted with artificial, fully computer-designed worlds. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish whether we have been invited to take a look at the outside world or into a laboratory; even dimensions appear to be chosen arbitrarily. Or do we happen to be entering a microscopically small universe that has been magnified many times over?

"Ajonjolí y otros moles"
Chance, Observation and a Poetics of the Personal

A series of pieces which deal with chance and observation of the every day; that which in our perception is hidden unless we slow down and take a closer look.

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.

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Retrospectives: Birgit Hein and James Benning

With Videonale Scope, Videonale Bonn opens a new series of events dealing with the crossover and the interfaces between film and video art. The programme, curated by Daniel Kothenschulte, will start with retrospectives of two world-famous film artists who have influenced the film avant-garde for some forty years: Berlin-born Birgit Hein and American James Benning. Both of them will be there to discuss their works with the spectators. However much their positions may differ – Hein, with her collages and their frequent explosive cuts, was a pioneer of found-footage film, while Benning is known for his long, austere landscape shots – they have much in common: They were both born in 1942 and were successful in the experimental field of structural film; both drew upon the rich aesthetic pool afforded by the early cinema, and, as university teachers, inspired numerous, now well-known film makers.

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In 1968, Birgit Hein was one of the organisers of the legendary X-Screen-Festivals in Cologne. Together with her husband Wilhelm, she created film collages which radically deconstructed found material in order to reveal how the films operated. At the same time, she called into existence the politically-based scepticism about the institutions which produce moving pictures. In 1977 in Cologne, together with Wulf Herzogenrath, she curated the legendary exhibition “Film as Film”, a milestone in the opening of the art world to avant-garde filmmakers – Videonale is bringing them together once again for a discussion on this theme. After the separation from Wilhelm Hein, she created pathbreaking essay films which, in their highly individual approach, were viewed as contributions to the influential discussions about gender, violence and feminism.

In James Benning’s first full length film 11x14 (1977), shots of the middle west of the USA taken with a static camera are merged into a paradox narrative. The painterly camera work is underlined by a contrapuntal interplay of image and sound. Although no direct reference was made to the contemporary photographic art of a Stephen Shore, Lewis Baltz or Bernd and Hilda Becher, Benning’s films are similarly positioned at the interface between documentary and artistic portrayal of reality. He is no less interested in natural beauty than in urban sprawl and industrialisation. In Ruhr (2009) he was able to depict the “Kohlenpott” (the Ruhr industrial area in Germany) in six long, fixed-camera shots of laconic beauty: A tunnel, a wood, a factory, a mosque, graffiti and a chimney stack. The film Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater, first presented at the Venice Film Festival, can be seen in Germany for the first time.

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