10 YEARS OF DOUBLE FEATURE
Wednesday 31 May, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
6 PM JUMANA MANNA
7.45 PM RENZO MARTENS
„WHITE CUBE“ 2020
9.45 PM LYDIA OURAHMANE
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the video art platform DOUBLE FEAUTRE, the SCHIRN invites artists to present their feature-length film format in Frankfurt's Eldorado Kino. Afterwards, there will be an artist talk with the respective artist. With drinks, music and raffle in the foyer
The Double Feature sees itself as a platform for different currents and forms of expression in film and video art production. For ten years, the SCHIRN has invited national and international film and video artists to present a work from their own oeuvre, followed by a film of their choice. The SCHIRN has already shown films and video works by over 120 artists.
The videos and conversations with the artists involved so far are available on the SCHIRN's YouTube channel. The SCHIRN MAGAZINE also regularly provides discursive contributions with an editorial focus on video art to the Double Feature series.
RENZO MARTENS, „WHITE CUBE”, 2020 (77 MIN)
Renzo Martens' film White Cube from 2020 documents the success of a cooperative of plantation workers in Lusanga, Democratic Republic of Congo, who, through an art project, successfully reclaim their land confiscated by the Unilever corporation and put an end to the destructive system of monoculture. Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) was founded in 2014 with well-known environmental activist René Ngongo, founder of Greenpeace Congo. Members of the cooperative make sculptures from river mud that are 3D scanned on site. They eventually recreate them in cocoa and palm oil in Amsterdam (the world's largest cocoa port) and then exhibit them in prestigious galleries and museums around the world. With the proceeds from the sale of their artwork, the workers* have already been able to buy back 85 hectares of their land and transform it into rich and diverse, ecological and egalitarian gardens: the Post Plantation.
Renzo Martens (*1973) lives and works in Amsterdam and Lusanga. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent; the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam; and the Free University of Brussels. He was subsequently an ISCP resident in New York and in the Yale World Fellow Program. From 2010 to 2020 he is doing his PhD at the School of Arts, Ghent University. He has taught at Bard College, New York; Städelschule, Frankfurt; Oxford University; Goldsmiths College, London; and ZHDK Zurich, among others. Most recently he has had solo exhibitions at Lusanga, DRC (2017); the The BOX Gallery, Los Angeles (2014), Sculpture Center, New York (2017), the EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam (2020), the international online series Global Launch White Cube (2021); at KOW Berlin (2022); in 2024 he will represent the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale.
JUMANA MANNA, „FORAGERS”, 2022 (65MIN)
In "Foragers", Jumana Manna investigates the effects of Israeli nature conservation on the population. She accompanies Palestinian protagonists in their search for the native spices Akkoub (gundelia) and Za'atar (wild thyme). Her video work, shot in the occupied Golan Heights, the Galilee and Jerusalem, examines the restrictive policies of the Israeli government through the picking of these traditional herbs. The wild plants are nutritious and healthy, and are considered staples or Palestinian cuisine. Ostensibly to protact the preservation of these plants, the Israeli government banned the gathering of za'atar in 1977 and the picking of accoub in 2005. Violation of these laws is subject to police and legal action. Individuals caught collecting these wild herbs face fines and court cases. In "Foragers", documentary, archival footage, and fictional elements are interwoven, highlighting the absurdity of state control.
Jumana Manna (*1987) grew up in Jerusalem. Today she lives and works in Berlin. Her works have been shown in numerous institutional solo exhibitions. These recently include MoMA PS1 (2022), New York; Berkeley Art Museum, San Francisco; Balade Berlin-Charlottenburg, Villa Oppenheim, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (all 2021); Tensta Kunsthall, Sweden (2020); and Tabakalera, San Sebastian, Spain (2019).
LYDIA OURAHMANE, “TASSILI”, 2022 (47 MIN)
Lydia Ourahmane's latest film Tassili describes an unusual cinematic quest full of mystical undertones that leads on a visual and aural journey beyond time. The focus is on Tassili n'Ajjer, an extraordinary mountainous region in the central Sahara that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers an area of 72,000 km². Thousands of prehistoric rock engravings and cave paintings bear witness to the people, animals and plants that evolved and disappeared in this area before climate change turned it into a desert. Digital animations with 3D scans created on site also interrogate the limits of visual, cinematic reproduction of a place in the film.
Lydia Ourahmane (b. 1992) studied at Goldsmiths University and Camberwell College of Arts in London. Her residencies have included Dar Jacir, Bethlehem (2022), Triangle, Marseille (2020), Residency80121, Naples (2019), and AiR Dubai (2016). Her work has been presented internationally in group and solo exhibitions, including Tate Britain, London; Mercer Union, Toronto (both 2023); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin; Sculpture Centre, New York; S.M.A. K, Ghent (all 2022); Portikus, Frankfurt; 34th Bienal de São Paulo; De Appel, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Basel (all 2021); Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2020); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2019); Kunstverein München (2018); Manifesta 12, Palermo, Sicily (2018); 15th Istanbul Biennial (2017).
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