THE SCHIRN PRESENTS MUSIC VIDEOS BY INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS IN CLUBS IN FRANKFURT AND OFFENBACH
DISTANT BODIES DANCING EYES
9 – 11 JULY
The SCHIRN is bringing art to the club scene, dedicating itself to the music video as an artistic genre. The short films, which became known especially in the 1980s through stations like MTV, set a multitude of creative impulses and brought together artists from different fields. In recent years, visual artists have increasingly contributed moving images to music. This interdisciplinary interface reflects the growing interest in video art and sound in contemporary art and the mutual attention that music and art creators pay to each other.
The exhibition DISTANT BODIES DANCING EYES presents works by 24 artists in eight clubs in Frankfurt and Offenbach: Gibson, Hafen 2, Lola Montez, Nachtleben, Robert Johnson, Silbergold, Tanzhaus West and Yachtclub. On display are artists who predominantly work with the media of photography and video art. Not infrequently, the videos developed to accompany the music contain elements from their artistic creations and allow the respective artistic signature to be recognized.
The works place social conflicts and upheavals at the center of the action, design mysterious places and utopian scenarios, question temporal, spatial and physical constants or penetrate deep into human emotional worlds. Divided into the sections Technology, Utopia, Gender, Social Exclusion, Humanity, Love and Social Conflict, three to four works can be seen at each of the exhibition venues distributed throughout the cities.