For three years now, every last Monday in the month 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.
UPCOMING: AMIE SIEGEL
In her work, Amie Siegel draws on a wide variety of sources from film and cinema history, as well as architectural and art history, and by means of transmission, correlation and repetition she reflects time and again on the medium of film itself. It is seeing that is the central element here.
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.
Artist Hamza Halloubi, who was born in Morocco, tackles questions of identity and its interpretation. His often melancholic films, with their lonely protagonists, create space for supposedly unimportant gestures or incidents that conjure up a different perception of the world.
PAULINE CURNIER JARDIN
The films by Pauline Curnier Jardin break into the hallucinatory hidden world behind our society. Using a grotesque, dark aesthetic, they are inspired by B movies and religious rituals alike, ultimately bringing to light a dystopian social reality.
Participants to date have included Ed Atkins, Nevin Aladag, Keren Cytter, Luke Fowler, Melanie Gilligan, Heather Phillipson and Anri Sala, for example. In 2017 attendees can look forward to contributions from artists including: Eli Cortiñas, Beatrice Gibson, Pilvi Takala, Melanie Matranga, Monira Al-Qadiri, Bianca Baldi, Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr, Ben Rivers, Tris Vonna Michell, Ani Schulze and John Skoog