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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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B3 Biennale of the Moving Image 2015
EXPANDED SENSES

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In a special exhibition to the theme EXPANDED SENSES, The B3 Biennale of the moving image presents national and international artists whose work deals with the subjects ART BODY COMMUNICATION.

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Exhibitions will take place in the different museum and institutions of the Rhein-Main-Region simultaneously. The presentation in the Museum Angewandte Kunst, the center of the B3 festival, references these contributions conceptually. In a time span from 1973 to 2015, works are connected that adhere to the ‘conditio humana’ as well as the theme of the B3. The exhibition is conceptualized as a kind of ‘moving image library’. Due to its architecture and the artists’ various uses of the most modern technology, the exhibition promises to be an exciting tour, in which it will become clear that, for example, the dialog between east and west in form and content is becoming ever more alike and that many artist strongly mirror the socio-political reality in their works.

The exhibition in Museum Angewandte Kunst brings 15 international positions and a selection of 13 Chinese artists together.

Artist List:
Analivia Cordeiro / Brasil
Daniel Beerstecher / D / Brasil
Teresa Diehl / Lebanon / USA
Björn Drenkwitz / Germany
Gary Hill / USA
Clare Langan / Ireland
William Kentridge / South Africa
Marcia Migliora / Italy
Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer / France/Austria
Yves Netzhammer / Switzerland
Bjoern Schuelke / Germany
Liat Segal / Israel
Igor Simic / Serbia/USA
Federico Solmi / Italy / USA
Saya Woolfalk / USA


China:
Xu Bing
Tang Bohua
Wu Chao
Xie Chenglin
Jin Jun
Fei Jun
Li Pengfei
Ma Qiusha
Miao Xiaochun
Tian Xiaolei
Geng Xue
Geng Yi
Wang Weisi


Call Winners
Michael MacGarry / South Africa
Maria Papanikolaou / Greece
Maryam Tafakory / UK / Iran


Main Train Station Frankfurt:
Rotraut Pape
Federico Solmi
Fei Jun

B3 Biennale of the Moving Image 2015 EXPANDED SENSES

Clare Langan
Flight from the City

Artist Clare Langan
Year 2015
Duration 6:51 min
Edition 5 + 2 AE
Technical info HD Video
Contact
Anita Beckers Gallery
Anita Beckers
Braubachstraße 9
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Phone: +49 69 73900967
E-Mail: info@galerie-beckers.de

About the video

Flight from the City is a film about connection, love and separation.

Starkly shot in ‘black’ water, it focuses on the bond between a mother and daughter. This poetic, emotive film will strike a chord in all of us, reflecting our own relationships whether it is with a child, a parent or a partner.

The film was shot in March 2015 in the hot spring at Fludir in Iceland for a new composition, Flight from the City by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

The performers Tristan and her daughter Leela created a very natural narrative of connection and separation between parent and child, which has a universal resonance. Although it was not the intention in making this piece, this focus on the intimacy between a parent and child resonates with the plight of the many families in the current crisis in the Mediterranean.

This is the second collaboration between Jóhannsson and Langan, the first being The Floating World (2013).


Credits

Music - Jóhann Jóhannsson

Camera & Editing - Clare Langan

Performers:
Mother - Tristan Gribbin
Daughter - Leela Lynn Arni

Featured Music:

Flight from the City by - Jóhann Jóhannsson

Special Thanks to:
Stefan Arni and Tim Husom

Post Production:
Outer Limits Post Production

Copyright
Clare Langan 2015

Clare Langan - Flight from the City
Flight from the City is a film about connection, love and separation.Starkly shot in ‘black’ water, it focuses on the bond between a mother and daughter. This poetic, emotive film will strike a chord in all of us, reflecting our own relationships whether it is with a child, a parent or a partner.The film was shot in March 2015 in the hot spring at Fludir in Iceland for a new composition, Flight from the City by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.The performers Tristan and her daughter Leela created a very natural narrative of connection and separation between parent and child, which has a universal resonance. Although it was not the intention in making this piece, this focus on the intimacy between a parent and child resonates with the plight of the many families in the current crisis in the Mediterranean.This is the second collaboration between Jóhannsson and Langan, the first being The Floating World (2013).

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