The Schirn Kunsthalle has been a forum for German and international filmmakers and video artists for more than four years. In keeping with the motto “Double Feature,” the artists present a work from their oeuvre and a film of their choice to the audience on the last Monday of each month.
Following their presentations, they offer deeper insights into their art and their cinematic interests in an interview with series curators Katharina Dohm and Matthias Ulrich. Since the advent of digitization and technical simplification, film has long since been considered an independent art form and a central component of contemporary art as an element of multimedia installations.
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.
“Double Feature” serves as a platform for a wide range of different currents and modes of expression in artistic film and video production and for the comparative presentation of familiar and less well-known positions. The Schirn has already included more than 50 artists in the “Double Feature” series, for example, Ed Atkins, Nevin Aladağ, Luke Fowler, Melanie Gilligan, Heather Phillipson, Anri Sala, and Timur Si-Qin. Screenings by Eli Cortiñas, Beatrice Gibson, Mélanie Matranga, and other artists are planned for 2017. Extensive interviews with the artists have been posted online on the Schirn’s YouTube channel since October 2016.