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HITTING PUBERTY Anniversary Program

The IMAI—Inter Media Art Institute is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2021 and is thus metaphorically entering puberty. On this occasion, we are presenting fifteen positions from our program that were selected and compiled from recent acquisitions of the past years. Ale Bachlechner, Ji Su Kang-Gatto, Lukas Marxt, Maki Satake, Hedda Schattanik, and Roman Szczesny are showing their own work in relation to historical videos from the IMAI archive that have been inspiring, pioneering, or even trailblazing for their own personal development. Very much in the sense of finding oneself in puberty, this is a way to understand the history of the artists and the foundation growing up together. On top of that, fellow video art distributors Argos in Brussels and Vtape in Toronto +are giving us birthday presents in the form of screening programs inspired by the hot-off-the-press history, the pubescent present and the spectacular future of the Inter Media Art Institute.  


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03:00 p.m. 


Artist talk with Ji Su Kang-Gatto (Artist) and Róbert Olawuyi (Artist and lecturer at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf) 

03:30 p.m.

Dear Distribution,

Keynote by Niels Van Tomme (Director, Argos Brussels)
[in Englisch]

04:00 p.m.

Dear Puberty,

Screening Program Argos Brussels

05:00 p.m.

Birthday Wishes

from Hans-Georg Lohe (Head of Cultural Affairs Department of the Federal State Capital and Chairman of the IMAI Board),  Dr. Johanna Best (Advisor in the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine–Westphalia), Prof. Dr. Reiner Nachtwey (Professor of Design Theory, Hochschule Düsseldorf, institut bild.medien and IMAI Board Member), and Dr. Linnea Semmerling (IMAI Director)

06:00 p.m.

Men and Me

Performance by Ale Bachlechner
[in Englisch]

06:30 p.m.

Launch IMAI Zine

Roundtable with Darija Šimunović (IMAI Research Associate), Prof. Dr. Renate Buschmann (Professor of Digital Arts and Cultural Education at the Universität Witten/Herdecke), Dr. Kathrin Dreckmann (Assistant Professor at the Institut für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaft of Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf), and Prof. Marcel Odenbach (Artist and Professor of Film and Video at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf)

07:30 p.m.

The Age of Unreason

Screening Program Vtape Toronto

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