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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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China '3 minutes': curated by Ursula Panhans-Bühler

Works

by CHEN Zhou

'3 minutes' is a private video/film making and screening network. In our regular gathering one individual will be chosen to contribute idea on the subject matter and specific requirement for the coming project, members who are interested would make their own 3 minutes shorts based on the theme, in one month time. Then there will be a house screening party, friends are invited to enjoy the works and themselves, followed by a drinking after party every time.

'3 minutes' were initialed in 2009, up to now 9 screenings have been organized. Participated viewers for each screening varies from 10 to 30. They are all friends around us aged 20 to 25 who are all from different disciplinary background including contemporary art, theatre, music, photography, animation/motion graphic and so on.

The initial purpose of '3 minutes' was to inspire some of our friends who just graduated, so that to set up a task to finish for its own sake. Hence '3 minutes' has kept its casualness as an attitude since the beginning. We are not Academic, the professionalism of the film is not required nor is any way of competition. In every screening folks bring in new friends to join this network, that is how it functions. It makes '3 minutes' a rather free and open private party, and this is exactly how we gain and perceive fresh experience and creativity in this free and chaotic atmosphere.
http://www.douban.com/group/topic/6640512/

LIST OF IDEAS AND MEMBERS
Sadness - ABU

1, fully length shot
2, all the sound and image must come from the sense of the film shooting, no after editing
: 2009/6/4-2009/6/18
http://www.douban.com/group/topic/6803237/

Frame - LIU Shiyuan
1, editing in a unit of one frame, it means you should editing every one frame of 25 ptf http://www.douban.com/group/topic/6990791/

Scene play - CHEN Zhou
1, there must be vulgar and affected dialogues in the film
2, there must be a red dressed girl
3, there must be a kiss shot
4, there must be a title at the beginning
5, shot by yourself
http://www.douban.com/group/topic/8197176/

Historical Event - WANGDiandian
1, the event should be told at the beginning of the film
2, in the editing, you can cut-in some historical materials but the main part should be shot by yourself
http://www.douban.com/group/topic/8546667/

Copy - Yu Yao
1, choose a section of a film which you like, and shoot as same as that
http://www.douban.com/group/topic/8930740/

Music - SHI Xiaowen
1, whatever about music but not sound
http://img45.pp.sohu
http://www.douban.com/group/topic/9530408/

North Korea - CHEN Zhou
1, don't shoot like a scenic film about North Korea
2, it's about mystery
http://www.douban.com/group/topic/10519193/

Subdistrict - LI Ming
1, you should shoot the film in Subdistrict
http://v.youku.com/v
http://www.douban.com/group/topic/11100692/

Kongfu(emprize) - XU Tianhua
1, genre film
http://www.douban.com/group/topic/11562553/

Coffee and Cigarette -YU Yao
1, anything about Coffee and Cigarette, like <Coffee and Cigarettes> filmed by Jim Jarmusch
China '3 minutes': curated by Ursula Panhans-Bühler

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