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.
Katharina Dohm © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2015, Photo: Gaby Gerster
Matthias Ulrich © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2015, Photo: Gaby Gerster
DOUBLE FEATURE APRIL, Aleksandar Radan, "This Water Gives Back no Images" (Still), 2017, 6:12 Min., © Aleksandar Radan