Double Feature

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: BEN RIVERS

Inspired by formal ideas from experimental documentaries, the themes of the atmospherically charged films by British artist Ben Rivers range from research into unusual living spaces to puzzling and intimate portrait shots

BEN RIVERS, WHAT MEANS SOMETHING, 2015 © COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND KATE MACGARRY, LONDON
BEN RIVERS, WHAT MEANS SOMETHING, 2015 © COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND KATE MACGARRY, LONDON

TRIS VONNA-MICHELL

Tris Vonna-Michell tells stories in which real and fictional strands are interwoven. Fragments and irrelevancies simply dictate the mood and the image, and follow more of a rapid, musical rhythm than a comprehensible story. Vonna-Michell’s films represent an expansion of his original live performances

TRIS VONNA-MICHELL, FILM STILL FROM REGISTERS, 2017, © COURTESY THE ARTIST, GALERIA FRANCISCO FINO, LISBON, JAN MOT, BRUSSELS, METRO PICTURES, NEW YORK, OVERDUIN & CO, LOS ANGELES AND T293, ROME
TRIS VONNA-MICHELL, FILM STILL FROM REGISTER, 2016, © COURTESY THE ARTIST, GALERIA FRANCISCO FINO, LISBON, JAN MOT, BRUSSELS, METRO PICTURES, NEW YORK, OVERDUIN & CO, LOS ANGELES AND T293, ROME

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. 

LUKE FOWLER, ARTIST AND MUSICIAN

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, Anni Schulze and John Skoog