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.
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.