Double Feature

For more than seven 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 2020 the audi­ence can look forward to contri­bu­tions from Helen Knowles, Annika Kahrs and Johanna Bruckner, among others. 

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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. Angel Vergara

Angel Vergara makes video paintings. He uses mostly found footage that is projected onto a screen and places a pane of glass in front of it on which he paints. The photographs of the painted and overpainted glass panes in front of the film material erase the painterly act, they merely show the respective intermediate painting results and double the picture into an original and an associative one. Vergara combines art history with pop history, immerses the light show of a pop concert in a sunset or connects Marcel Broodthaers with Claude Monet's Impressionist garden.

In the SCHIRN, Angel Vergara presents three of his works: "Les belles idées reçues" (2020), "and yes I said yes I will Yes. (2012) and "Feuilleton, the seven deadly sins" (2011), as well as a film of his choice after a conversation with SCHIRN curator Matthias Ulrich.