Episode 2 - selected by Ale Bachlechner
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 to historical videos from the IMAI archive that have been inspiring, pioneering, or even trailblazing for their own personal development. The positions selected by the Cologne-based artist Ale Bachlechner powerfully employ language and performance for the (self-)reflection of the figures.
Since the 1990s Jill Scott (b. 1952 in Melbourne, AU, lives and works in Zurich, CH) has been creating interactive installations that reflect artistically on the insights of the neurosciences into human sense perception. Her early performative video work Double Space reinterprets mythological female figures and historical attributions of symbols with a playful use of experimental video effects.
Raskin is a performance collective in which Andreas Coerper (b. 1955 in Düsseldorf, lives and works in Hamburg and Potsdam) and Rotraut Pape (b. 1956 in Berlin, d. 2019 Berlin) from 1987 to 1992 worked together. Their often-shown work Du hast kein Herz is part of the canon of video art and captivates with its timelessness. The communication in love affairs with recurring misunderstandings and emotional stumbling blocks that is its theme emphasizes the power of words.
Ale Bachlechner (b. 1984 in Brixlegg, AT, lives and works in Cologne) is a performance and video artist and treats issues of real and media presentation of the individual and society. Like You Really Mean It addresses dubious strategies of self-marketing in the competitive society of dependence and self-exploitation in the name of cultivating an image. A performative (self-)conversation in a virtual Death Valley.
Stefan Panhans (b. 1967 in Hattingen/Ruhr, lives and works in Hamburg und Berlin) is a video and photo artist. In the focus of his profound yet also humorous observations stands the individual overtaxed by a flood of information and a compulsion to self-optimization. In the four-part miniseries Hostel, the voices of artists of diverse origin working under precarious conditions are translated into an explosive spoken-word performance.
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 1 - selected by Maki Satake
On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Inter Media Art Institute, the Japanese artist Maki Satake has compiled a very personal program with videos on the journey of growing up.
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.