Double Feature

For more than six years, the SCHIRN has served as a forum for national and inter­na­tional film­makers and video artists. Under the heading Double Feature, the latter present a work from their own oeuvre, followed by their favorite film. Already, films and videos by more than 50 guests have been shown. Double Feature is designed as a plat­form for various trends and forms of expres­sion in film and video produc­tion which, with the dawn of digi­ti­za­tion if not before, is now consid­ered an art form in its own right. On the last Wednesday 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 their interest in film. In 2019 the audi­ence can look forward to contri­bu­tions from Barateiro, Liv Schulman and Mario Pfeifer, among others. 

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With Mario Pfeifer

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. 

MARIO PFEIFER

Adopting a cultural-anthropological perspective, Mario Pfeifer’s video works explore the correlations identity and culture have with the socio-economic and socio-political structures of a huge variety of societies, frequently starting with a collaboration with local protagonists. At the same time, Pfeifer’s works, which hover somewhere between documentary approach and aesthetic staging, question the conventions of visual, cinematographic representation that underpin them.

 

FILMSTILL AUS VIDEOARBEIT. "CORPO FECHADO", 2016 © MARIO PFEIFER

LIV SCHULMAN

Tirades about art, about the liberal market economy, about criticism of Marxism, or about psychotherapy gush from the monologizing protagonists in the films, performances and novels by Argentinian artist Liv Schulman (1985). The significance of what is said gets lost in phrases, becomes alienated, and ultimately culminates in the hopeless search for meaning.

FILMSTILL AUS VIDEOARBEIT. "L'OBSTRUCTION", 2017 © LIV SCHULMAN
LUKE FOWLER, ARTIST AND MUSICIAN

Participants to date have included Ed Atkins, Nevin Aladag, Keren Cytter, Luke Fowler, Melanie Gilligan, Heather Phillipson and Anri Sala, for example. In 2017 attendees can look forward to contributions from artists including: Eli Cortiñas, Beatrice Gibson, Pilvi Takala, Melanie Matranga, Monira Al-Qadiri, Bianca Baldi, Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr, Ben Rivers, Tris Vonna Michell, Ani Schulze and John Skoog

PEDRO BARATEIRO

Language, technology, information, distribution – with his films, sculptures, performances and installations, Pedro Barateiro examines the mechanisms of post-capitalist societies that are inscribed in preconceptions, ideas and everyday life. Starting with the motifs of pop culture, historical facts, literary and theoretical texts and other materials, the artist investigates how constructed narratives influence and manipulate our reality.

FILMSTILL AUS VIDEOARBEIT. "THE OPENING MONOLOGUE"©PEDRO BARATEIRO AND NETWERK AALST, 2018.