Rather than presenting the works as objects in an exhibition room, “Double Feature” creates a cinema-like viewing situation that focuses solely on the screen.
Participants to date have included Ed Atkins, Nevin Aladag, Keren Cytter, Luke Fowler, Melanie Gilligan, Heather Phillipson and Anri Sala, for example.
Since the late 1990s British-born artist Phil Collins has addressed the question how a society’s culture is manifest in films. For example, anti-fascist skinheads from Malaysia encounter teachers from former East Germany who taught the subject of Marxist Leninism.
LIZ MAGIC LASER
With her films US artist Liz Laser explores and criticizes the body language of US presidents and likewise of the super speech-act performers on the popular TED presentation platform.
Swedish artist Annika Larsson makes films based on topics in modern Western contemporary and social history that are the subject of controversy.
Raphaela Vogel plays the leading role in her films, which look at the relationship between the body, space and technology. Here she employs drones equipped with mini cameras, which turn into independent and almost menacing protagonists.
Corin Sworn’s works are generated through a process of appropriation. Her films, as well as her installations, sculptures and photographs, draw on the most diverse of texts, images and objects, which she extricates from their former contexts.
Liesel Burisch’s elaborate video installations are based both on staged performances and patient observations of reality. The band width of her work spans everything from mundane rituals to dealing with catastrophic trauma.
Holger Wüst (born 1970) presents his video work from 2012, “The social-democratic mindset. An image as a film”. Following a discussion with Katharina Dohm, Curator of the SCHIRN, there will be a screening of Wüst’s favorite film “La Jetée” (“The Jetty”, 1962) by French director Chris Marker.
The works by Timur Si-Qin rely on commercial photography, using the ready-made images as their material and reinterpreting the predefined meaning. The sometimes peaceful scenarios Timur Si-Qin depicts convey the notion of a new image of humanity and a new humanism within it
Ed Fornieles’ stories overwhelmingly deal with a digitally-driven consciousness and the forces for optimizing our physical and mental faculties, and the way these alter the old humanist world view. It is always film that forms the nucleus of his comprehensive object-image-film installations.
JULIE BORN SCHWARTZ
Julie Born Schwartz’s installations take their cue from the Expanded Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s. Here, the focus is on the expansion and reception of film. Her projects usually begin with photographs that prompt a story.
ANDREW NORMAN WILSON
With his artistic oeuvre as well as his art-theory texts, Andrew Norman Wilson subscribes to the so-called “post-human” approach. In his latest film “The Unthinkable Bygone” (2015), which creates just such an eerie, post-human scene, the action centers around a digitally designed baby.
The video works by Anna Jermolaewa often have the appearance of a documentary in which the artist subverts the constants of our reality. As part of the Moscow Biennale 2015 she engaged demonstrators both for and against the art exhibition, who thus became mere symbols of a manipulated propaganda campaign in the guise of a democratic protest.