DOUBLE FEATURE

For eight 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 70 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, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Gerard Byrne, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Eli Cortiñas, Beatrice Gibson, Andrew Norman Wilson, Damir Očko, Mario Pfeifer, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Ani Schulze, Paul Spengemann, Pilvi Takala und Holly Zausner. The Schirn Magazin also regularly offers discursive contributions focusing on Video Art to accompany the series Double Feature.

DOUBLE FEATURE MARCH 2020, Rory Pilgrim, The Undercurrent (video still), multimedia installation, 2019-ongoing. Courtesy: the artist and Andriesse Eyck Galery

DOUBLE FEATURE MARCH 2020, Rory Pilgrim, The Undercurrent (video still), multimedia installation, 2019-ongoing. Courtesy: the artist and Andriesse Eyck Galery

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

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