DOUBLE FEATURE

For more than five years, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has served as a forum for national and international filmmakers and video artists. Under the heading "Double Feature," they present a work from their own oeuvre, followed by their favorite film. On the last Monday of every month and in conversation with the curators Katharina Dohm, Matthias Ulrich and guest curators, the invited artists provide extensive insight into their creative work, especially into their interest in film. Film has been considered an independent art form at the latest since digitalization and the simplification of the technology. Today it frequently constitutes the central element of multimedia installations of contemporary art. Double Feature sees itself as a platform for different trends and forms of expression in film and video art production. Film and video works by over 50 artists have already been shown in the Schirn, including Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Gery Georgieva, Holly Zausner, and Amie Siegel. The videos and conversations with artists who have already participated can be accessed under the title "Double Feature Conversations" via the Schirn’s YouTube channel. Those featured include, for example, Monira Al Qadiri, Eli Cortiñas, Beatrice Gibson, Timur Si-Qin, Pilvi Takala, and Andrew Norman Wilson. The Schirn Magazin also regularly offers discursive contributions focusing on Video Art to accompany the series Double Feature.


THE SCHIRN NOW PRESENTS ITS FILM AND VIDEO ART SERIES DOUBLE FEATURE IN A NEW SETTING

10.11.2016 | The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has been offering a forum for national and international film and video artists with its monthly series of Double Feature events for more than four years. On the last Wednesday of every month, featured artists present a work from their oeuvre and a film of their choice to the audience. Following their presentations, they offer deeper insights into their art and their cinematic interests in an interview with series curators Katharina Dohm and Matthias Ulrich. The Schirn has now presented more than 50 artists in the Double Feature series. From now on, Double Feature will take place in the Schirn Café. Artist Judith Hopf (*1969), a professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, has designed a curtain for the film series that transforms the Schirn Café into a temporary movie theater once each month. Hopf is well known for her film and multimedia projects. Her works revolve around fundamental questions of relevance to existence and the relationships between human beings, animals and objects and the world. Judith Hopf presented a video piece of her own in Double Feature in 2013.

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DOUBLE FEATURE, OKTOBER 2018, Alexey Vanushkin, "Alphabet" (still), 2017, © Alexey Vanushkin

DOUBLE FEATURE, OKTOBER 2018, Alexey Vanushkin, "Alphabet" (still), 2017, © Alexey Vanushkin

DOUBLE FEATURE, OKTOBER 2018, Alexey Vanushkin, "The Wandering Kind" (still), 2016, © Alexey Vanushkin

DOUBLE FEATURE, OKTOBER 2018, Alexey Vanushkin, "The Wandering Kind" (still), 2016, © Alexey Vanushkin

DOUBLE FEATURE, NOVEMBER 2018, Su-Mei Tse, "Pays de neige (Snow Country)" (still), 2015, in collaboration with Jean-Lou Majerus, HD colour video, sound, 7:50 Min., Courtesy Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, and Peter Blum Gallery, New York

DOUBLE FEATURE, NOVEMBER 2018, Su-Mei Tse, "Pays de neige (Snow Country)" (still), 2015, in collaboration with Jean-Lou Majerus, HD colour video, sound, 7:50 Min., Courtesy Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, and Peter Blum Gallery, New York

DOUBLE FEATURE, NOVEMBER 2018, Su-Mei Tse, "Pays de neige (Snow Country)" (still), 2015, in collaboration with Jean-Lou Majerus, HD colour video, sound, 7:50 Min., Courtesy Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, and Peter Blum Gallery, New York

DOUBLE FEATURE, DEZEMBER 2018, Alexandra Bachzetsis, "Massacre: Variations on a theme" (still), 2016, © Alexandra Bachzetsis

DOUBLE FEATURE, DEZEMBER 2018, Alexandra Bachzetsis, "Massacre: Variations on a theme" (still), 2016, © Alexandra Bachzetsis

DOUBLE FEATURE AT THE SCHIRN CAFÉ © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Photo: Diana Pfammatter

Schirn Café by Badias © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2015, Foto: Norbert Miguletz

DOUBLE FEATURE AT THE SCHIRN CAFÉ, CURTAIN BY JUDITH HOPF © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Photo: Norbert Miguletz

Katharina Dohm © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2015, Photo: Gaby Gerster

Matthias Ulrich © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2015, Photo: Gaby Gerster