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.

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: PAUL KUIMET

Photographer and video artist Paul Kuimet dedicates his work to landscapes bearing traces of human life. It documents changing ideologies, ownership, architecture and identifiable ways of life. Many of his pieces reflect the political influence of the former Soviet Union on Estonia, independent again since 1991, where Kuimet was born in 1984 and has since lived.

FILM STILL OF "EXPOSURE" © PAUL KUIMET, 2016
FILM STILL OF "EXPOSURE" @ PAUL KUIMET, 2016

LILI REYNAUD-DEWAR

The cine­mato­graphic work of artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar contin­u­ally revolves around the concepts of cultural, social and emotional iden­tity. Stories, myths and symbols are as much the subject of her works as they are tools of her artistic explo­ration.

GERY GEORGIEVA

Gery Georgieva’s films rely on a perfor­ma­tive self-presen­ta­tion. Often she inter­weaves specific types of women in a hallu­ci­na­tory way – the Pop diva, the artist, the tradi­tion-conscious country girl – in order to ques­tion constructs of gender, taste and iden­tity.

FILM STILL FROM “ROSES”, © GERY GEORGIEVA, 2017

HOLLY ZAUSNER

Amer­ican artist Holly Zausner has created a figure as an alter ego who then accom­pa­nies her in her work. In her film “Unset­tled Matter” (2015), Zausner has created a dystopian cine­mato­graphic version of Manhattan and roams through the other­wise lively city.

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.

FILM STILL FROM "GENEALOGIES",© Amie Siegel, 2016
FILM STILL FROM "GENEALOGIES",©AMIE SIEGEL, 2016

HAMZA HALLOUBI

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.

FILM STILL OF "TEETOTUM" © PAULINE CURNIER JARDIN, 2017

CHRISTOPH KELLER

Christoph Keller’s works call to mind the magical realism of Jorge Luis Borges. In his installations, which look like experimental configurations, Keller makes use of art’s discursive possibilities to address scientific phenomena and their utopias. Keller positions his artistic products in the realms of objective science, to verify them and at the same time take them to absurd levels. Far more important in terms of the artist’s extensive research are the numerous spaces for thought that Keller creates with comparatively sparing artistic means.