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.
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.
UPCOMING: ANI SCHULZE
Ani Schulze’s film works develop a visual language founded on her exploration of literary history, film and architecture. They focus on abandoned architecture and places, failed utopias and interrupted stories without conclusions. Schulze recontextualizes and collages images and visual information structures, thereby sounding out the potentialities of moving image and the filmic medium
John Skoog’s film works combine documentary research and observations of reality with subtle poetry. They make the backgrounds and perils of the everyday tangible and reference social as well as historical milieus. Born in Sweden in 1985, Skoog is currently a Visiting Professor at Kunsthochschule Mainz. He works in the filmic and literary tradition of Scandinavian Modernism.
The hidden signifiers of an image, brought out through the movement of a camera or the sound of a voice or instrument, define his final project at HFBK Hamburg titled “About Falling in Love and Even Little Rubber Ducks” created in 2016. Paul Spengemann, born 1987 in Hamburg, has infused the extremely recalcitrant interior life of his studio with a filmic breath that downright brings it alive. In order to do so, he employed spectacular camera movements and soundtracks reminiscent of classical film genres and professional advertising films, making the studio itself the subject matter of his artistic work
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