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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.

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

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

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.

Screening #01: Creating Worlds
Thursday, 14.02.2019, 19:00 h
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Thursday Night! Guest Program, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam.
Image: © Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann

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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

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

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. . . .
Image: © Jesper Just, Servitudes (2015)

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

Works

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. 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 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.
Venue of the screening:
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Thursday Night! Guest Program, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam.

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.

Expanding Bauhaus. New Reflections on the Bauhaus Movement in Time-Based Media Art

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