Episode 1 - selected by Maki Satake
As part of the anniversary program HITTING PUBERTY: 15 Years of the IMAI—Inter Media Art Institute Foundation, young artists from the foundation’s distribution program will present their own works in relation with historical videos from the IMAI archive that have been inspiring, pioneering, or even trailblazing for their own personal development. The Japanese artist Maki Satake this exhibition series with a very personal selection of intimate, poetic videos on the journey of growing up.
As an artist, college teacher, and author of standard works on the practice of video, Maria Vedder (b. 1948 in Nordhorn, lives and works in Berlin) has been influencing the art of the video in Germany for many years. The videos she has created since the 1970s are voyages of discovery that go beyond the visible. The enigmatic shadow play in Schwelle associates the movements of travelers in the transitory spaces of an airport or train station. The soundtrack that Brian Eno created especially for this video reinforces the impression of the unreal.
Maki Satake (b. 1980 in Toyokoro, JP, lives and works in Sapporo, JP) turns her own and archival photographs into animated films that negotiate the tension between recording and personal memories. WALK is the visual diary of a pregnancy in which the perspective of the unborn child occupies an important place. The work’s subtle visual language produces an intimate, poetic atmosphere.
Robert Cahen (b. 1945 in Valence, FR, lives and works in Mulhouse, FR) is a trained composer and has been active as a video artist for nearly fifty years. Karine is a loving cinematic portrait of a girl, from birth to school age. In the numerous photographs replayed one after the other, she gazes openly, lightheartedly, and directly into the camera. The accompanying music with the crackling of LPs and the noises of the film projector evoke nostalgia.
Episode 5 - selected by Hedda Schattanik and Roman Szczesny
Episode 4 - selected by Ji Su Kang-Gatto
Düsseldorf-based artist Ji Su Kang-Gatto has put together a screening program with works from the IMAI archive. In addition to her own videos, she is showing works by Róbert Olawuyi and Margot Zanni.
Episode 3 - selected by Lukas Marxt
As part of the anniversary program HITTING PUBERTY - 15 Jahre Stiftung IMAI, young artists from the Foundation's distribution program present their own work relating to historical videos from the IMAI archive, which have been groundbreaking for their personal development.
The exhibition in the NRW Forum is open to visitors again.
Do Videos Dream of Glitching?
The students of the Master of Arts in Art Education Curatorial Studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste discovered work on the subject of glitching as an aesthetic-conceptual tool and emancipatory strategy in the video art archive of the IMAI.
Episode 2 - selected by Ale Bachlechner
The Cologne-based performance artist Ale Bachlechner has selected for the fifteenth anniversary of the IMAI historical and current video works in which language and performance are impressively employed.
The Kebab Helix
And other fast food fantasies
This exhibition addresses the fast-food fantasies of contemporary artists such as Helen Anna Flanagan (b. 1989 in Birmingham), Dara Birnbaum (b. 1946 in New York), Gorilla Tapes (founded in 1985 in Luton), and Petr Vrána (b. 1956 in Prague).
Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann
The weird and the eerie
The exhibition presents current works by the artist duo Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann (*1988, works in Köln and Portland, OR)
Dreams & Memories
This exhibition presents videos from the IMAI’s distribution program that establish connections to photography.
In Focus: Luzia Hürzeler
Luzia Hürzeler’s works treat different aspects of temporality: the individual experience of the flow of time, human striving for eternity, and the desire to overcome time.