May 22, 2005 - KW Institute for Contemporary Art - e-flux video rental summer screening program
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May 22, 2005

e-flux video rental summer screening program

e-flux video rental at KW is pleased to present a summer screening program put together by Hila Peleg and Anselm Franke
starting May 26th

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69
D-10117 Berlin
T 030. 24 34 59 10 

www.kw-berlin.de

John Bock Thursday, May 26th at 9:00 p.m.
The remarkable Berlin-based artist John Bock will present a selection of early and more recent video works. In addition, German premier to his new video, shot in Iceland earlier this year. Bocks curious investigations into the ways of experiencing and making sense of the world revel in endless perceptual possibilities; he opens a whole new universe formed by a unique rationale.
Ariane Beyn Thursday, June 16th at 9:00 p.m.
Beyn will present new works by a selection of Berlin-based EVR artists. The artists will be present to answer questions on their works. With: Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Judith Hopf, Florian Zeyfang, Shimabuku, Karl Holmqvist and Clemens v. Wedemeyer.
Ariane Beyn is an independent curator and art historian based in Berlin. She currently teaches at the University of Arts in Berlin. Exhibitions curated by Beyn include Hearing Aid. The sound works of Michael Snow, shown at Galerie Klosterfelde, Barbara Wien, Kino Arsenal and KW Berlin (2002), and Transatlantische Impulse 10 years Villa Aurora Los Angeles, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2005).
Natasa Petresin Thursday, July 7th at 9:00 p.m.
For EVR, Natasa Petresin selected a group of video art works and a documentary film that deal with the potential of either small-scale interventions in the public sphere or ongoing socio-cultural phenomena that reconstitute existing social and political relationships. In her presentation, Natasa will speak about works by Jakup Ferri (Kosova), Sislej Xhafa (Kosova/USA), Akram Zaatari (Lebanon), Polonca Lovsin (Slovenia), Bjargey Olafsdottir (Iceland), the collective The Otolith Group (UK), Naeem Mohaiemen (Bangladesh/USA), Caecilia Tripp (France) and the film director Igor Zupe (Slovenia). Natasa Petresin is a curator and critic based in Ljubljana. She has curated exhibitions such as “Participation: Nuisance or Necessity?” (2005, Iaspis Galleriet, Stockholm) and Sound in Art (2001, Gallery Priestor, Bratislava). In 2002 she co-founded the label for experimental electronic music rx:tx.
Anri Sala Thursday, July 28th at 9:00 p.m.
Recently a guest of the DAAD in Berlin, Anri Sala has gained worldwide recognition with a number of film and video works. His earlier narrative films are poetic portrayals of multi-layered personal stories, reflecting larger social and political contexts. In his more recent video work, Sala concentrates on situations and fragments of everyday life; these have a unique and ambiguous metaphorical quality. Born in Tirana, Albania in 1974, Anri Sala now lives in Berlin and Paris.
Jörg Heiser / Christoph Dettmeyer Thursday, August 11th at 9:00 p.m.
Jörg Heiser will introduce the work of the artist Christoph Dettmeyer, followed by a conversation and a live “Country Karaoke” performance by Dettmeyer. Jörg Heiser is an art critic who lives and works in Berlin. He is the editor of frieze magazine and a frequent contributor to several German language newspapers. Heiser also curated Funky Lessons, an exhibition, publication and series of events originally presented at Büro Friedrich and Münzclub, Berlin in 2004. Christoph Dettmeyer is a Berlin-based artist, working mainly with video installation and performance.

A project by Anton Vidokle and Julieta Aranda, e-flux video rental (EVR) comprises a free video rental store, a public screening room, and a growing archive. Its collection, selected in collaboration with a large group of international curators, consists of more than 550 art films and video works, and is available to the public for home viewing free of charge. For each of its new locations, EVR will expand its inventory to include new selections by local curators invited jointly with the hosting institutions. A program of talks and special screenings will continue at all the branches.

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