Double Feature

For four years now the SCHIRN has acted as a forum for national and inter­na­tional film and video artists. In dialogue with the SCHIRN cura­tors, inter­na­tional artists offer in-depth insights into their work and, more espe­cially, into their filmic inter­ests. DOUBLE FEATURE was designed as a plat­form presenting the extremely varied trends and forms of creative expres­sion in the produc­tion of art films and for the juxta­po­si­tion of familiar and not so familiar posi­tions. In 2017 visitors can expect to see works by, among others, Eli Cortiñas, Beatrice Gibson and Mélanie Matranga. Moreover, interviews with the artists will be available on the SCHIRN YouTube channel.

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.

PAST ARTISTS 2017

PILVI TAKALA

In her films Pilvi Takala interweaves the various film genres and at the same time goes beyond their limits. The director, documentary filmmaker and performance artist also generally plays the lead, putting herself in very tricky and embarrassing situations, in the course of which social norms and expectations are revealed.

Players, 2010, video, 7:50 min, Courtesy of Courtesy Stigter van Doesburg and Carlos/Ishikawa
REAL SNOW WHITE, 2009, VIDEO, 9:15 MIN, COURTESY STIGTER VAN DOESBURG AND CARLOS/ISHIKAWA

BEATRICE GIBSON

Inspired by the Fluxus movement and the greats of the musical avant-garde such as John Cage, artist Beatrice Gibson explores voice, language, collective production and questions of representation. Together Gibson’s individual film narratives form a coherent, never-ending artistic process and work

VIDEOSTILL © BEATRICE GIBSON

ELI CORTIÑAS

The basis of Eli Cortiña’s video works often form scenes from well-known art-house classics. She reconfigures them in cinematic terms, creating in combination with her own film and sound recordings highly allusive pictorial collages which focus intensely and critically on family conflicts and attribution in line with gender politics.

Eli Cortiñas, Quella che cammina (The one who walks), 2014, single channel video, 8'30'' Courtesy Eli Cortiñas, Soy Capitán, Berlin, Waldburger Wouters, Brüssel