Munich, Galerie der Künstler*innen | 10 – 22 oct
For the fifth time, VIDEODOX invites you to a large video art exhibition in the historic rooms of the GALERIE DER KÜNSTLER*INNEN. Artists from Bavaria were invited to submit their work for the VIDEODOX Award. The focus: the moving image as a means of expression in artistic production.
The diversity of cinematic video art is reflected in single- or multi-channel works, installations as well as a work based on a performance, which once again puts the entertaining genre of the making-of into a completely new perspective.
The exhibition was created in close cooperation with the BBK München und Oberbayern e.V. and with the kind support of the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Free State of Bavaria. The VIDEODOX Sponsorship Award, endowed with 1000 euros, is donated by Peider Defilla (B.O.A. Videofilmkunst).
Opening hours: Wed, Fri – Sun 11am – 6pm | Thu 1pm – 8pm
|Viewing Videotapes? |
The New York conference “Open Circuits: An International Conference on the Future of Television” opened in 1974 with the program item “Viewing of Videotapes”. First see what you’re talking about. And that was quite new. 8- or 16mm films had long been established in the art world, but they had
established in the arts, but to record, erase and re-record so easily, as had been known until then from audio tapes, meant a new creative freedom. And many lines of development for making ephemeral image material into an artistic medium continue to this day. Painting, performance, photography, conceptual art – video can be a goal, its technical basis or social significance can also be the subject of artistic reflection.
The shift from analogue to digital, once unimaginable miniaturisation and limitless distribution, have made video a defining and ubiquitous aspect of daily life, a network that influences and forms social attitudes. Reason enough to be excited and on guard. Video artists of the early days did not have to fear too much. The medium was hip and rare. Today, it’s about finding islands in a sea of moving images where video art becomes visible. This does not have to be a real place. Some works are suitable to be viewed and traded exclusively online with the right know-how. But the web undercuts the synaesthetic aspect, the social experience of visiting spaces. Gallery or online, cinema or online – both are possible. Movida, the other place, new encounters, Together only exist offline.
Animations, political and feminist self-empowerments, computer-generated reality, sensory surprises, artificial intelligence, reduced graphics, media-historical reflections, a movie-look-alike and a performance-based work. For thirteen days there will be a parcours of audiovisual works to experience together in the artists’ gallery and to compare different positions. Much of this is technically possible only today, but some approaches are familiar from the early days of media art, because there are questions that every generation confronts anew. For the fifth time, VIDEODOX gives visual artists* who see the moving image as an essential or their primary means of expression the opportunity to present works beyond the cinema hall in the attractive context of the UNDERDOX Film Festival. Felix Burger (visual artist, BBK e.V.), Dunja Bialas (curator and film critic, UNDERDOX festival management), Matthias von Tesmar (curator and author) and Kay Winkler (visual artist, curator) have selected the works from a good 80 submissions by artists working in Bavaria. BBK München und Oberbayern e.V. is the host and cooperation partner of this presentation, which is sponsored by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art. One of the works on display will be awarded a prize by a jury of three: Jörg Koopmann (photographer, curator), Daniela Stöppel (LMU) and Renate Wiehager (author, curator). The VIDEODOX sponsorship award is endowed with 1000 Euros. The prize sponsor is once again media artist and filmmaker Peider Defilla of B.O.A. Videofilmkunst. “B.O.A.”, long since a standing term and internationally known media company – founded in the decade of “Open Circuits” as a laboratory for experimental media art. – Matthias von Tesmar
Nominated for the VIDEODOX award:
|Maximiliane Leni Armann | binary tree : profiles : missing node | 2022 | 6:56 min|
|Ulu Braun | St. Mickeyland | 2023 | 12:45 min|
|Ayala Shoshana Guy | I will take your shadow | 2022 | 18:56 min|
|Eunju Hong | Joy of the Worm | 2023 | 12:00 / 1:00 min|
|Rupert Jörg | The New Flesh | 2023 | 3:32 min|
|Leila Fatima Keita | wenn du wir sagst – meinst du nicht mich | 2023 | 4:29 min|
|King Kong Kunstkabinett | Tuning Racing Cruising | 2023 | 3:00 min|
|Lilian Robl | Atem / Stimme / Blick / Gehen | 2022/23 | 3:43 / 3:10 / 7:14 / 7:00 min|
|Johanna Seggelke & Carlotta Wachotsch | Der Geschmack des Lebens (The Taste of Life) 79/19 | 1979/2023 | 30:00 min|
|Alexander Steig | Findling (Erratic Block) | 2020 ff. | Live-Video|
|Essi Utriainen & Ken Brown | Looking for a fig | 2023 | 37:44 min|
|Paul Valentin | A Piano Plays in Another Room and It’s Raining | 2022 | 16:14 min|
|Julia Walk | Sugar Muscles – Behind the Muscles | 2022 | 21:50 / 14:05 min|
Jury: Jörg Koopmann, Daniela Stöppel, Renate Wiehager
Curation: Dunja Bialas, Matthias von Tesmar (Leitung), Felix Burger, Kay Winkler
vernissage with evening opening | tuesday 10 oct 6 – 10 pm | free admission
7 pm | Welcome by Gabi Blum (Exhibition Commission BBK München und Oberbayern e. V. )
7:15 pm | Exhibition opening by Dunja Bialas and Matthias von Tesmar (curators)
in the presence of the artists
saturday 14 oct
11:30 am | Guided tour of the exhibition by Matthias von Tesmar (curator)
(some artists will be present)
sunday 15 oct
2 pm | Guided tour of the exhibition by Matthias von Tesmar (curator)
(some artists will be present)
4 pm | Award ceremony