10.11.2016 | The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has been offering a forum for national and international film and video artists with its monthly series of Double Feature events for more than four years. On the last Wednesday of every month, featured artists present a work from their oeuvre and a film of their choice to the audience. Following their presentations, they offer deeper insights into their art and their cinematic interests in an interview with series curators Katharina Dohm and Matthias Ulrich. The Schirn has now presented more than 50 artists in the Double Feature series. From now on, Double Feature will take place in the Schirn Café. Artist Judith Hopf (*1969), a professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, has designed a curtain for the film series that transforms the Schirn Café into a temporary movie theater once each month. Hopf is well known for her film and multimedia projects. Her works revolve around fundamental questions of relevance to existence and the relationships between human beings, animals and objects and the world. Judith Hopf presented a video piece of her own in Double Feature in 2013.
The Schirn Kunsthalle has been a forum for German and international filmmakers and video artists for more than four years. In keeping with the motto “Double Feature,” the artists present a work from their oeuvre and a film of their choice to the audience on the last Monday of each month.
Following their presentations, they offer deeper insights into their art and their cinematic interests in an interview with series curators Katharina Dohm and Matthias Ulrich. Since the advent of digitization and technical simplification, film has long since been considered an independent art form and a central component of contemporary art as an element of multimedia installations.
“Double Feature” serves as a platform for a wide range of different currents and modes of expression in artistic film and video production and for the comparative presentation of familiar and less well-known positions. The Schirn has already included more than 50 artists in the “Double Feature” series, for example, Ed Atkins, Nevin Aladağ, Luke Fowler, Melanie Gilligan, Heather Phillipson, Anri Sala, and Timur Si-Qin. Screenings by Eli Cortiñas, Beatrice Gibson, Mélanie Matranga, and other artists are planned for 2017. Extensive interviews with the artists have been posted online on the Schirn’s YouTube channel since October 2016.
DOUBLE FEATURE AT THE SCHIRN CAFÉ © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Photo: Diana Pfammatter
DOUBLE FEATURE AT THE SCHIRN CAFÉ, CURTAIN BY JUDITH HOPF © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Photo: Norbert Miguletz
Schirn Café by Badias © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2015, Foto: Norbert Miguletz
Katharina Dohm © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2015, Photo: Gaby Gerster
Matthias Ulrich © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2015, Photo: Gaby Gerster