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.
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: ANNIKA KAHRS
Sound as a communications tool forms a central theme in the work of Annika Kahrs. Her performances, films, photo series and installations are often based on musical productions conceived as playful experimental setups. Music as a verbal form of expression functions at the same time as an outlet and a metaphor in all of this. At the Schirn, the artist will be showing her film the lord loves changes, it’s one of his greatest delusions (2018, 16 Min.), in which she adapts two pieces by American composer Julius Eastman.
In her multimedia pieces, British artist Helen Knowles addresses the interface of virtual and physical narratives. The themes she chooses range from birth to the economy to artificial intelligence. The artist often works collaboratively and actively involves numerous players in her productions.
Rory Pilgrim’s artistic practice challenges the specifics of how we come together, speak with each other, listen to each other and with which we strive for social change by exchanging personal experiences. The artist links music, activism, spirituality, technology and community in collaborations that involve various methods of dialogue. They open up a space in which the meaning of comprehension and reciprocal care are renegotiated.
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