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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

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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Artemovendo – The Hidden Soul of the Inanimate
Goethe Institut Porto Alegre

Works

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?

What provides an associative point of departure of the show is a fascinating, paradoxical process of formation in nature, which has especially inspired artists like Daniel Steegmann Mangrané or Anke Röhrscheid. “Phasmes” is the French name of a species of insects, to which the French art historian Georges Didi-Huberman has devoted a brilliant short essay. The “Phasmids” or “ghost insects” are able to replicate other shapes, such as leaves or branches, with their anatomy and different forms of behaviour. While visitors to a vivarium may already have difficulty detecting well-camouflaged snakes and the like among the grass, branches or stones, and thus visually separating them from their surroundings, Phasmids make this altogether impossible, as they take on the properties of the environment in which we are trying to find them. As visitors of Artemovendo, we enter into a world of continual metamorphoses, in which precise observations of nature merge with spatial utopias derived from science fiction. It remains ambiguous whether we are being shown an interior or an exterior world, or whether the two are morphing into each other in a “phasmidial” process of formation.

The basic character of many works in the show is one of a poetic quality which is linked to the tradition of romanticism: Both are marked by a longing for nature and meticulous scientific observation, by mystical immersion and a narrative delight in detail. Abstract systems of virtually crystalline severity are just as conceivable as the dissolution of all defined contours in atmospheric descriptions of state. The representation of emotional states is explored through a broad range of material qualities. One could speak of a heightened sensitivity towards “states of matter”. The term “states of matter” refers to various temperature- and pressure-dependent physical states of materials. We differentiate between the basic properties of solid, liquid and gaseous, with solid and liquid also being subdivided into “crystalline” and “amorphous”. Changes of state occur for instance through melting, solidification, freezing, evaporation and condensation.

In Artemovendo, analogue and digital video art will present not only a broad range of issues and queries, but also touch upon various suggested states of matter, thus addressing the ambiguity between organic and artificial substance, and space.
text: Ludwig Seyfarth

Works on blinkvideo:

  • Neil Beloufa, "Kempinski" 2007
  • Sandra Boeschenstein, "Besuchte Linie auf Granit" 2014
  • Nezaket Ekici, "Blind" 2007
  • Yuri Firmeza, "NOTHING IS" 2014
  • Alex Hanimann, "Shifting" 2003
  • Luzia Hürzeler, "L’occhio del Pantheon" 2008
  • Daniel Jacoby, "Cuculí" 2008
  • Maik and Dirk Löbbert, "MDL Video Merano" 2008
  • Stefan Panhans, "Noch ein Sportstück" 2015
  • Anke Röhrscheid, "Apperception" 2013


Goethe Institut Porto Alegre


Artemovendo – The Hidden Soul of the Inanimate Goethe Institut Porto Alegre

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