July 26, 2017 - Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt - Double Feature
July 26, 2017

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Beatrice Gibson, Crippled Symmetries, 2015. © Beatrice Gibson. Courtesy Laura Bartlett Gallery, London.

Double Feature

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
60311 Frankfurt am Main

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Once a month, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt invites international video artists to present one of their own works and their favorite film. Following the screenings, they offer deeper insight into their art and their filmic interests in a talk with Double Feature curators Katharina Dohm and Matthias Ulrich, and guests. The series serves as a platform for an extensive range of different movements and modes of expression in artistic film and video production. In order to make it accessible to a wider audience, this presentation of familiar as well as lesser-known positions is accompanied by a new online interview format.

The online interviews present the Schirn curators and artists discussing the respective video work. Beatrice Gibson, for example talks about how William Gaddis’s novel JR relates to her video work Crippled Symmetries (2015). The featured artists also explain their filmic interests, such as Mélanie Matranga, who mentions her prioritization of the notion of a film over its storyline or her interest for Japanese 16mm motion pictures from the 1960s and 1970s. Talks with the artists Monira Al Qadiri, Pilvi Takala, Eli Cortiñas, Andrew Norman Wilson, Timur Si-Qin, and Julie Born Schwartz have been documented so far, and can be viewed online on Schirn Magazine.

Offering a comprehensive overview of the contemporary film and video art scene, the Schirn Magazine spotlights the Double Feature artists in in-depth articles. They not only provide a summary of the films and video works shown in each edition, but also reveal the thematic connection between them and how they relate to the artists’ oeuvre.

For the July edition of Double Feature, the Schirn has invited Bianca Baldi, who is showing two of her works: Eyes in The Back of Your Head (2017) and Fun Capital (2012). As the movie of her choice she is presenting the French mystery film The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978). Ben Rivers follows in August with his own What Means Something (2015) and his favorite film, Fake Fruit Factory (1986). In September, Tris Vonna-Michell will show his recent video work Registers (2017).

To date, the Schirn has presented the following artists in the Double Feature series: Anja Czioska, Hans Schabus, Günter Zehetner, Una Szeemann und Bohdan Stehlik, Annika Ström, Hanna Schwarz, Kerstin Cmelka, Sascha Pohle, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Bernhard Schreiner, Aïda Ruilova, Yael Bartana, Jesper Just, Anri Sala, Judith Hopf, Salla Tykkä, Tamara Grcic, Keren Cytter, Mathilde ter Heijne, Neil Beloufa, Ed Atkins, James Richards, Ulla von Brandenburg, Bertille Bak, Dani Gal, Nevin Aladağ, Mohamed Bourouissa, Bjørn Melhus, Jeremy Shaw, Luke Fowler, Marine Hugonnier, Heather Phillipson, Agnieszka Polska, Hanna Hildebrand, Gabriel Lester, Riley Harmon, Tai Shani, Samson Kambalu, Émilie Pitoiset, Melanie Gilligan, Phil Collins, Liz Magic Laser, Annika Larsson, Raphaela Vogel, Corin Sworn, Liesel Burisch, Holger Wüst, Timur Si-Qin, Ed Fornieles, Julie Born Schwartz, Andrew Norman Wilson, Anna Jermolaewa, Eli Cortiñas, Beatrice Gibson, Pilvi Takala, Mélanie Matranga, Monira Al Qadiri, and Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr. 

Director: Dr. Philipp Demandt
Press contact: Pamela Rohde (Head of Press/Public Relations):
presse [​at​] schirn.de / T (+49 69) 29 98 82 148
Press material: www.schirn.de/en/ (texts, images, and films for download under PRESS) 

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