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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.

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


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

Critics’ Pick: Loop Fair Barcelona 2018 by Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas

Barcelona. At the end of November 2018 the 16th edition of the video fair LOOP took place in Barcelona. Founded by the gallery owners Emilio Álvarez and Carlos Durán, the special fair is internationally regarded as the most important meeting of the video scene. During the three intensive days of the fair, embedded in the ten-day LOOP Festival, artistic director Carolina Ciuti succeeded in bringing important protagonists of the international video scene to the Catalan capital.
Image: © Hans Op de Beeck

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

Featured videos

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

64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2018

In the course of more than five decades, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has become one of the world's most respected film events and in its 64th issue over 500 films were shown selected out of more than 7.000 films submitted.
Image: © Dimitri Venkov

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

Kunsthalle Osnabrück / June 15 to October 2, 2018
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

Breaking News
Von Kelterborn Collection

Over the past 20 years, the Frankfurt couple Mario and Julia von Kelterborn have put together a collection mostly of politically explosive, socially themed video art and photography by internationally known artists. It is their conviction that art can help us to understand the present day with all its complexity, contradictions and disturbing cruelty, but also its positive potential.
image: © Richard Mosse

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


A screening series at Goethe Institute Netherlands 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. Even in the contemporary Moving Image, the Bauhaus heritage is referenced in many ways, directly or associatively. For example, the Bauhaus architecture or modernist buildings that are in their tradition are being re-interviewed as living models, the modernization of cities and the changing perception of new technologies with comparable intensity targeted as by the artists of the Bauhaus or the lens-less film experiments like those of László Moholy-Nagy were taken up with today's technical possibilities. An insight into international Film Art shows: even 100 years later - the Bauhaus lives, at least in the visions of the artists.

In collaboration with Goethe Institute Netherlands and blinkvideo five screenings will be realized parallel to the exhibition „The Netherlands ⇄ Bauhaus - Pioneers of a New World” (February 9th – May 26th 2019) in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
The screenings are powered by Niio.

Screening #01: Creating Worlds
Thursday, 14.02.2019, 19:00 h

The creation of living worlds can reflect political ideologies, reveal a desire to shape private living space or follow media models from feature films. The screening works reflect these concepts.

Dimitri Venkov, The Hymns of Muscovy, 2018
Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann
, Sonntag, Büscherhöfchen 2, 2014
One Hour Real, 2017
followed by an Artist Talk with Gossing/Sieckmann
Curated and moderated by Elke Kania and Julia Sökeland.

Screening #02: Bigger than Life / Built Histories
Thursday, 07.03.2019, 19:00 h

How is history reflected in (modern) architecture? And can history be architecturally "invented"? A project called “Skopje 2014.” so far errected some thirty government buildings and museums, as well as countless monuments in the classic style, in an attempt to put Skopje on a par with Rome and Athens. A city looks for a future in history.

Adnan Softic, Bigger Than Life, 2018
Tight tissue - or - The body is my temple, 1999
Niklas Goldbach, 1150 San Remo Drive, 2017
Habitat C3B, 2008
followed by an Artist Talk with Adnan Softic.
Curated and moderated by Julia Sökeland and Ludwig Seyfarth.

Screening #03: Transition of Technology: Moving the Image
Thursday, 21.03.2019, 19:00 h

The combination of photography and film and the use of "imaging" with light in photograms shaped the work of László Moholy-Nagy; his telephone pictures from the 1920s can be interpreted as early works of media art. The screening presents contemporary camera-less film art, new approaches between static photography and the movement of images.

Stephanie Gudra, Wuslon, 2017
Benjamin Verhoeven
, Somebody was trying to kill Somebody Else, 2014
Tim Gorinski, Generative Ideas (working title), 2019
Barbara Hammer, Sanctus, 1990, on loan from JULIA STOSCHEK FOUNDATION Düsseldorf/Berlin,, Courtesy of the artist and KOW, Berlin
Ugo Petronin, Abiding, 2019
followed by a Q&A with Ugo Petronin, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Curated and moderated by Elke Kania.

Screening #04: Facades and Interieur / How do we feel in modern environments?
Thursday, 25.04.2019, 19:00 h

How does the functionalist credo of the Bauhaus live on in architecture? And how does architecture relate to human scale? Today's artists pursue this question with various cinematic means.

Rebecca Ann Tess, The Tallest, 2014
Martina Wolf
, Regen I, Dresden. 2002
Moira Zoitl, Kitchen Torso: On Reducing the Number of Steps, 2013
Judi Werthein
, This Functional Family, 2007
Tobias Zielony, La Vele di Scampia, 2009
on loan from Mario von Kelterborn Collection, Frankfurt

followed by an Artist Talk with Rebecca Ann Tess.
Curated and moderated by Ludwig Seyfarth and Julia Sökeland
The screening will take place at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25 Rotterdam

Screening #05: Architectural Utopies – Here and Now Thursday,16.05.2019, 19:00 h
How do utopias of Bauhaus architecture function in the midst of a media present? Technology and aspects of social media find their way into the glass house of memory, into the models of public and private spaces.

Manuel Graf, Shulmantonioni, 2004,
courtesy the artist and VAN HORN, Duesseldorf
Frauke Boggasch & Martin Sulzer, ホームドリーム / Hōmudorīmu / Home Dream, 2019 – reflecting the development of the Bauhaus Architecture nowadays at Japan
Elizabeth Price, At the House of Mr. X, 2007
on loan from JULIA STOSCHEK FOUNDATION Düsseldorf/Berlin,, Courtesy of the artist and MOT International, London
Arianne Olthaar, Hotel Forum, 2016,
followed by an Artist Talk with Arianne Olthaar.
Curated and moderated by Elke Kania.

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

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