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Philipp Artus, „Snail Trail“, 2012, HD, 3 Min.

Philipp Artus, Snail Trail

(DEU 2012, HD, 3 Min., no dialogue)

Snail Trail tells the story of a snail that invents the wheel and passes through a cultural evolution of acceleration, only to finally end up where it started.

Philipp Artus, born in 1982 in Bremen, studied art, animation, music theory and media arts in Nantes and Cologne. Visual Music Award 2012. Exhibition and festival participations included a. o. SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück; Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand; LUMINALE, Frankfurt.



Till Nowak, „The Centrifuge Brain Project“, 2011, HD, 6 Min. 35 Sek.

Till Nowak, The Centrifuge Brain Project

(DEU 2011, HD, 6 Min. 35 Sek., enOF)

The Centrifuge Brain Project is a mockumentary about scientific experiments involving amusement park rides. Since the 1970s, scientists have been conducting research to study their effects on the human brain. Adapting the aesthetics of a television documentary, this film takes a tongue-in-cheek look at humanity’s confusing search for bigger, better, faster and higher ways to happiness.

Till Nowak, born in 1980 in Bonn, studied media design in Mainz and lives in Hamburg. He participated in the Seoul Media Art Biennial, 2012. Exhibitions included Forum Caixa, Barcelona; SIGGRAPH Gallery, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. Light installations in Berlin, Naples, Hamburg. Solo exhibitions since 2011 included Galerie Rudolf Budja, Salzburg; Kunstforum Markert, Hamburg.



Tellervo Kalleinen / Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, „Archipelago Science Fiction“, 2013, HD, 24 Min. 55 Sek.

Tellervo Kalleinen / Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen,
Archipelago Science Fiction

(FIN 2013, Apple Pro 1080p, 24 Min. 55 Sek., zh/sv/en/fiOmeU)

World Premiere

In Archipelago Science Fiction, inhabitants of the Finnish Turku archipelago imagine the future of their home in four short episodes written and acted by themselves.Located in the Baltic Sea, the Turku islands provide the framework for four hilarious and sometimes chilling futuristic scenarios based on the fears and hopes of the locals. Their visions are surprisingly contemporary and universal.

Tellervo Kalleinen, born in 1975 in Finland, and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, born in 1971 in Germany, live in Helsinki and have collaborated since 2003. They participated in Ars Electronica, Linz, 2010. Exhibitions included the Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; The Kitchen, New York; P.S.1, New York; S.M.A.K., Ghent; NGBK, Berlin; Shedhalle, Zurich.



Margarida Paiva, „Every Story Is Imperfect“, 2012, HD, 9 Min.

Margarida Paiva, Every Story Is Imperfect

(NOR 2012, HD, 9 Min., enOF)

German Premiere

Every Story Is Imperfect deals with people’s inability to communicate when confronted with random acts of violence. The film starts like a common story, we listen to a report in the radio about a missing woman, but then the plot slowly begins falling apart. Fractures and interruptions occur until finally, all congruity between action and place unravels.

Margarida Paiva, born in 1975 in Portugal, studied art at the academies of Porto, Trondheim and Oslo. She lives in Oslo. She participated in noumerous Media Art Festivals. Solo exhibitions included ROM Kunst+Arkitektur, Oslo; Galeria Lab.65, Porto; Galleria Muratcentoventidue, Bari; Interkulturelt Museum, Oslo.



Matze Görig, „Plankton“, 2012, HD, 12 Min. 50 Sek.

Matze Görig, Plankton

(DEU 2012, HD, 12 Min. 50 Sek., deOmeU)

Plankton A film about a young woman, her escape from but also her longing for the sea, about stranded sailors and a noise on the radio.

Matze Görig, born in 1980 in Konstanz, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and lives in Berlin. He opened the artist-space Korsobad with the collective Crucible in Berlin in 2010. Exhibitions and performances since 2004 included Galerie Traversee, Munich; Spiegelhalle, Konstanz; Kunstbau im Lenbachhaus, Munich; Städtische Kunsthalle Lothringer 13, Munich.



Andro Wekua „Never Sleep With a Strawberry in Your Mouth II“, 2010/2012, Single channel projection, full HD, 6 Min. 20 Sek., Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York/Brüssel

Andro Wekua, Never Sleep with a Strawberry in Your Mouth II

(CHE 2012, HD, 6 Min. 20 Sek., enOF)

European Premiere

Never Sleep with a Strawberry in Your Mouth II is the result of months of labour-intensive set building, filming, directing, editing, and digital manoeuvering. Situated between the sincerity of self-reflection and the synthetic imagery of pop culture, Wekua’s animations create pictorial representations of the past that help us better comprehend and grapple with the present.

Andro Wekua, born in 1977 in Georgia, studied philosophy and art in Tiblissi and Basel. He lives in Berlin. He participated in the Venice Biennale, 2011. Solo exhibitions included Kunsthalle Wien; Museum Friedericianum, Kassel; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Kunstmuseum Winterthur; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York / Brussels.



Yael Bartana, "Zamach" / „Assassination“, 2011, Blueray, 35 Min., Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

Yael Bartana, Assassination / Zamach

(POL/ISR/NLD 2011, Blueray, 35 Min., plOmeU)

German Premiere

In the near future we attend the funeral of the leader of the Jewish Renaissance Movement, who has been killed by an anonymous assassin. This symbolic death creates the myth of a new political movement ready to be implemented. Zamach is the last part of a trilogy and brings the dream about a multinational community and the brand-new Polish society to an ultimate test.

Yael Bartana, born in 1970 in Israel, studied in New York and Amsterdam. She lives in Amsterdam, Berlin and Tel Aviv. Participation in the documenta, 2007; Sao Paolo Biennial, 2010; Venice Biennale, 2011. Solo exhibitions since 2001 a.o. at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; PS1, New York; Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam.

27.04.2013, 5.30 p.m.