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.
The search for memories is a central theme in Maya Schweizer's work. How do we remember? What do we remember? In which places does history become visible? And where does it remain hidden? The artist explores these questions in her film "Voices and Shells" (2020), which was produced especially for her solo exhibition "Voices" (2020) at Villa Stuck. In Munich, the former "capital of the movement", visible traces of the Nazi regime can still be found today. Maya Schweizer begins her search for traces in the sewers and slowly feels her way to the surface, to places like the Feldherrenhalle, the Haus der Kunst and the Musikhochschule. In the combination of self-filmed material and found footage, a collage of overlapping stories of individual and collective memory emerges
Thomas Bayrle (born 1937), who has lived in Frankfurt since the 1950s, is not only one of Germany's best-known artists, but in some ways also a pioneer of computer-generated images. Thinking together machine and art is at the centre of his work, in which the boundaries between pop art and serial art, between applied and free art, between sound and image dissolve and combine anew. In his nine short films, made between 1970 and 2007, Bayrle performs a simultaneous process of his artistic work in which the whole and its parts perform a methodical and deconstructivist dance
Kristina Kilian is interested in lost objects and forgotten stories, which she brings back to our present in autofictional films. She supplements these narratives by conducting interviews with contemporary witnesses and researching in archives and at real locations. From her research, she writes scenarios that also include her own experiences and feelings. The hybrid films move between document and fiction and question our concept of reality.With her last film "Which Way to the West" she won the 3sat Förderpreis in the German Competition at the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2019