For three years now, every last Monday in the month the SCHIRN has acted as a forum for national and international film and video artists. In dialogue with the SCHIRN curators, international artists offer in-depth insights into their work and, more especially, into their filmic interests. DOUBLE FEATURE was designed as a platform presenting the extremely varied trends and forms of creative expression in the production of art films and for the juxtaposition of familiar and not so familiar positions.
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.
UPCOMING: ALEXEY VANUSHKIN
Alexey Vanushkin’s works are inspired by the excess of mass-media images whereby war and violence, lifestyle and pornography are knitted seamlessly together. Photographs and video recordings from various different sources are woven together with text, music and comic-like elements to form commentaries on contemporary visual culture. At times frivolous, provocative, or melancholy, Vanushkin challenges the visual habits of observers.
Defined by her simultaneously European and Asian roots, as well as her interest in the tonal dimension of the world, the artistic practice of Su-Mei Tse is permeated by questions of time, memory, musicality and even language. Su-Mei Tse was born in Luxemburg in 1973 and won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale for her country pavilion in 2003.
In her performances, the artist and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis creates arrangements of bodies, costumes and movements that are as charming as they are brutal, and through which she questions the mainstream culture of the present day. Another definitive topic that plays a role in Bachzetsis’ cinematographic works is how femininity is constructed today.
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