Festival Program


The VIDEONALE.17 opening is accompanied by an extensive four day festival program from Feb 21 to 24, 2019 open for professionals and the interested public. In a variety of event formats, including lectures, panels, and performances, as well as workshops and video screenings, the thematic focus on REFRACTED REALITIES is to be elucidated as comprehensively and diversely as possible.

The entrance to all events of the festival program is free of charge.
Unless otherwise stated, the events will be conducted in English.

Events

Date

Wed
20.02

Thu
21.02

Fri
22.02

Sat
23.02

Sun
24.02

20.02
Time
20:00
Date
Wed, 20.02
Section
Opening
Event
Opening VIDEONALE.17

During the opening ceremony an outstanding work will be awarded the Videonale Award of fluentum collection.

Auditorium, Kunstmuseum Bonn
20.02
Time
21:00
Date
Wed, 20.02
Section
Performance
Event
Performance: Maryna Makarenko, TUNING OF THE WORLD

Performance at the occasion of the VIDEONALE.17 Opening

Maryna Makarenko's sound performance ›Tuning of the world‹ is a continuation of her film ›Jellyfish‹, which will be shown in the V.17 Exhibition .

Kunstmuseum Bonn
21.02
Time
11:30
Date
Thu, 21.02
Section
Networking
Event
Networking Brunch

On invitation only

Videonale Café, Kunstmuseum Bonn
21.02
Time
12:30
Date
Thu, 21.02
Section
Networking
Event
Speed Dating

Our international guests from the arts and cultural sector will be available for personal conversations in short and concentrated rounds. The speed dating exclusively addresses artists.

Registration Deadline: 08.02.2019
For further information and to register, contact: Lisa Bosbach

Studio, Kunstmuseum Bonn
21.02
Time
14:00
Date
Thu, 21.02
Section
Panel Discussion
Event
Panel: Experiments in Art and Technology. Early Positions and Their Impact Until Today

Talk with
Dr. Wibke von Bonin (former cultural editor, WDR)
Jee-Hae Kim (art historian/doctoral candidate, Universität zu Köln)
Dr. Zabet Patterson (Associate Professor for contemporary art, Stony Brook University)
Moderation:
Dr. Dorothée Henschel (media scientist, Stadtmuseum Simonstift Trier)

The panel highlights various historical artistic positions that have produced innovative works in the field of the time-based arts using then-new technologies in collaboration with technicians and engineers. »Experiments in Arts and Technology« (founded in 1967), the TV show »Black Gate Cologne« (WDR, 1969), or the »Direct Media Association« (founded in 1978) are examples of the rapidly developing relations between art and technology. Their tangible influence on time-based art forms until today will also be discussed.

Note: A program with works by the projects presented in the panel will be shown in the small auditorium all day long.

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
21.02
Time
15:30
Date
Thu, 21.02
Section
Lecture
Event
Lecture: Dr. Erika Balsom, Amor Mundi: Documentary, Contemporary Art, and the Descriptive Power of Lens-Based Capture

Dr. Erika Balsom (senior lecturer in film studies, King’s College London)

At least since »Documenta 11« in 2002, documentary practices have been a prominent feature of contemporary art. This presentation will identify and diagnose a key tendency in recent theorizations of documentary to emerge from this arena: the denigration of surface appearance. I will explore how such positions emerged from the postmodern critique of representation in the 1990s, in order to question the continuing viability of these arguments today, in our era of ›alternative facts.‹
What if capturing the surfaces of physical reality were not conceived as a superficial act, devoid of creativity, but as an ethics of attunement, able to reconnect us to a sense of a shared world?

Moderation: Pia Goebel (research assistant/ doctoral candidate, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
21.02
Time
17:00
Date
Thu, 21.02
Section
Lecture
Event
Lecture: Julia Kloiber, The Golden Age of Pessimism aka The Future Starts Here

Julia Kloiber (Senior Fellow, Mozilla Foundation, Berlin)

New technologies offer tremendous opportunities to build better futures. Open source and grassroots projects around civic tech, data literacy and software infrastructure are sources of innovation and building communities. This talk will discuss how we can look past bleak sci-fi dystopias and focus on how technology can help improve society.

Moderation: (tbc)

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
21.02
Time
18:00
Date
Thu, 21.02
Section
Guided Tour
Event
Guided tour (DE/EN): Jury Slots

Members of the V.17 competition jury speak about the presented works.

English or German Language.

Meeting point: Entrance Hall, Information Desk

Kunstmuseum Bonn
21.02
Time
19:00
Date
Thu, 21.02
Section
Bar
Event
Clown Café

from 19:00 h

The Clown Café is a performative location offering snacks and beverages. The clowns have their own logic to fulfill the customers’ wishes. Here, one gradually drifts into a different temporality, in which brief, intimate encounters take place that last considerably longer for all those involved than the head of the beer.

Künstlerforum Bonn
21.02
Time
21:00
Date
Thu, 21.02
Section
Performance
Event
Performance: Lázara Rosell Albear, UNSURROUNDED XIV

\
The future of communication – alienation – downstage.
*Parametrical sound and movement manipulation of the projected images using custom-developped interfaces.
*Inputs do not necessarily lead to expected outputs.
*Causes do not have predetermined consequences.
\
No limits No borders.
'Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. As Always, I am on the threshold'.
W.Eugene Smith

Based on this concepts the project UNSURROUNDED started as a solo performance project were sound, movement, visuals & words intercollide. Each presentation is different with new inputs on the material layers and with new interactions that can extent to collaborations with other performers, musicians, visual artists and all kind of art houses and individuals (animals included).

Afterwards:
Music & Drinks

Künstlerforum Bonn
22.02
Time
11:30
Date
Fri, 22.02
Section
Panel Discussion
Event
Panel: Narratives and Counter-Narratives – the Other View Through the Camera

Talk with
Felipe Castelblanco (artist/doctoral candidate, Hochschule für Gestaltung Basel)
Maryam Tafakory (artist V.17, London)
Dmitry Vilensky (artist V.17/founding member Chto Delat, Moscow)
Moderation:
Aurora Rodonò (research assistant, Universität zu Köln)

Counter-narratives are narratives that elude a dominant narrative in order to rewrite it. A number of art projects distinguished by a different interpretation of historical events that deviates from the predominant view or formulates a different claim to reality will be presented and discussed. They explicitly engage with social values, such as tolerance, openness, and freedom, and offer implicit or explicit resistance. In addition, the potential of (video) art as a tool of empowerment and participation will be discussed.

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
22.02
Time
12:00
Date
Fri, 22.02
Section
Workshop
Event
Workshop: Cartographies of Memory, Love, and Ritual

12:00 - 16:00 h
with METASITU (Liva Dudareva and Eduardo Cassina, Kiev/Athens)

Mapping is a political act, and so are our everyday movements and interactions with the city. Within this intersection of geometries that are drawn, and geometries that are performed, we will create a common cartographic representation of places of memory, love and ritual, to explore how sense of belonging and collectivity is created in the global city.

Please apply with the name of the city that you will work with.

Registration Deadline: 08.02.2019
For further information and to register, contact: Lisa Bosbach

Library, Kunstmuseum Bonn
22.02
Time
13:30
Date
Fri, 22.02
Section
Panel Discussion
Event
Panel: Journalistic Techniques as Artistic Means of Intervention

Talk with
Mareike Bernien (artist V.17, Berlin)
Alex Gerbaulet (artist V.17, Berlin)
Oliver Ressler (artist V.17, Wien Vienna)
Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt (curator, Düsseldorf)
Moderation:
Maria Engelskirchen (research assitant/doctoral candidate, WWU Münster)

The panel focusses on current artistic works based on the adaptation of documentary or journalistic techniques. Of interest are strategies to generate counter-narratives and thus a counter-public, as well as the reflection on one’s own artistic practice in the sense of a form of truth that is also constructed through media. How do narratives of the documentary and the media-based arts interact, and what signs of new image languages can be discerned?

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
22.02
Time
16:00
Date
Fri, 22.02
Section
Lecture Performance
Event
Lecture Performance: Zach Blas, Body Horror

Zach Blas (artist/lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University London)

In this lecture, the setting of airport security is reimagined through the genre of body horror cinema, with body scans and biometric meshes as key protagonists. These digital bodies—extracted from embodied selves—are inspected, prodded, and probed for the sake of risk preemption, but how do such acts come to provoke or terrify, when—no matter how violently handled— the digital renderings of securitized people appear to be free of the horrors of bodily violation?

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
22.02
Time
17:00
Date
Fri, 22.02
Section
Guided Tour
Event
Guided tour (DE/EN): Artist Slots

Artists of V.17 speak about their work.

In English or German Language.

Meeting point: Entrance Hall, Information Desk

Kunstmuseum Bonn
22.02
Time
19:00
Date
Fri, 22.02
Section
Bar
Event
Clown Café

from 19:00 h

The Clown Café is a performative location offering snacks and beverages. The clowns have their own logic to fulfill the customers’ wishes. Here, one gradually drifts into a different temporality, in which brief, intimate encounters take place that last considerably longer for all those involved than the head of the beer.

Künstlerforum Bonn
22.02
Time
21:00
Date
Fri, 22.02
Section
Performance
Event
Performance: Echo Ho, XIAOQING

Echo Ho

›Xiaoqing‹ translates into ›small green,‹ a bizarre live music-video prose. Like the small green snake in the fantastical story, this performance is about two immortal snake ghosts. ›Xiaoqing‹ is also the nickname that the artist was given as a child. On stage, Xiaoqing is a shaman who transfers the “memories that have crept in” to an ›ephemeral tapestry‹ in sound and vision. The story she tells is at once autobiographical and collective: the perception of faith, identities, and technologies, as well as metamorphoses of bodies and living spaces amidst the global environment.

Afterwards: VIDEONALE.17 Party

Künstlerforum Bonn
22.02
Time
22:00
Date
Fri, 22.02
Section
Party
Event
VIDEONALE.17 Party

Music by Kame House (Infuso Giallo & uomo di carne)

Kame House Records is run by Infuso Giallo and uomo di carne. Although the label was founded in 2017, Kame House has been around much longer as DJs and as an idea. Besides their residency in the legendary Cologne pop-up club K5 (e.g. together with I-F, Traxx, Bufiman, Lena Willikens, Moscoman), the two DJs played at locations all over Germany. Musically, the output is not committed to one genre, but rather to exotic eclecticism.

Künstlerforum Bonn
23.02
Time
10:30
Date
Sat, 23.02
Section
Workshop
Event
Workshop: Working on the Portfolio

10:30 - 17:00 h
with Dr. Stephanie Sarah Lauke (art and media scientist, Cologne)

To present one’s own time-based art projects in a portfolio always implies translating them into a new medium. Based on the portfolios of the workshop participants, we will discuss the various approaches to visually and audio-visually presenting one’s time-based art, to then develop documentation and presentation strategies in a targeted way and discuss the portfolio as a format for self-presentation.

Registration Deadline: 04.02.2019
For further information and to register, contact: Lisa Bosbach

Künstlerforum Bonn
23.02
Time
11:30
Date
Sat, 23.02
Section
Panel Discussion
Event
Panel: Controlling Datapolis. Power Structures in Augmented Realities and Digital Urban Landscapes

Talk with
Yasemin Keskintepe (curator/researcher)
Stéphanie Lagarde (artist V.17, Paris)
Dr. Albert Meijer (Professor for Public Innovation, Utrecht University)
Sander Veenhof (independent curator)

Moderation:
Arjon Dunnewind (general director IMPAKT, Utrecht)
Kurator:
Arjon Dunnewind

How can new digital technologies contribute to our future cities as open, safe and free environments of inclusiveness and democratic decision-making processes? With video surveillance, cities turned into technologically enhanced structures where safety is sometimes at odds with privacy. The latest technologies make it easy to interact with our urban environments and navigate them, but when we access information there is also data extracted from us. What kinds of regulation should be developed to protect us from abuse? How can city governments and citizens benefit from creating digital doubles of cities and how can these virtual replicas enhance citizen participation? How does the use of 3D models and simulation determine the kinds of governance and control that authorities apply? What does protest and civic disobedience look like in the digital city? And how can we make sure that augmented realities are applied in ways that keep the digital public space free and open and not colonized by commerce?

The Panel takes place in cooperation with IMPAKT Festival and Centre for Media Culture Utrecht.

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
23.02
Time
13:30
Date
Sat, 23.02
Section
Lecture
Event
Lecture: Dr. Thomas Christian Bächle, Refracted Humans – The Rise of Artificial Man?

Dr. Thomas Christian Bächle (co-head of research program »The Evolving Digital Society«, HIIG Berlin)

Humanoid robots often feature many characteristics of a so-called artificial intelligence we find both fascinating and disquieting. They learn, make autonomous decisions or process information much faster than humans. Robots are, however, more than just a computer-based intelligence: With their own mechanical body they are capable of interacting with the world. Their human-like appearance even allows them to be social beings, our companions and partners. They mimic our feelings, they mirror the way we think of ourselves – as refracted humans.

Moderation: Luba Elliott (curator/artist, London)

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
23.02
Time
13:30
Date
Sat, 23.02
Section
Guided Tour
Event
Guided tour (DE/EN): Architecture Slot

Exhibition architect Ruth M. Lorenz and artistic director of V.17 Tasja Langenbach speak about the exhibition display.

In English or German Language.

Meeting point: Entrance Hall, Information Desk

Kunstmuseum Bonn
23.02
Time
14:30
Date
Sat, 23.02
Section
Panel Discussion
Event
Panel: Internet Culture(s) – Resistance and Options

Talk with
Dr. Tatiana Bazzichelli (director Disruption Network Lab, Berlin)
Zach Blas (artist/lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University London)
Vera Tollmann (cultural scientist/writer, Berlin)
UBERMORGEN (artists/professors Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
Moderation:
Dr. Pau Waelder (independent art critic/curator)

The panel examines the influence of internet culture on visual art, placing a focus on artworks produced for the internet as well as alternative models to the status quo. What democratizing potentials does the internet possess, how does it alter our notions of reality, individuality, originality, identity, and truth? Light is also to be shed on questions related to surveillance and resistance, as well as the control of images and information.

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
23.02
Time
16:00
Date
Sat, 23.02
Section
Panel Discussion
Event
Panel (DE): Happy Without Ratings? On the Present Situation of Female Artists in Media Art

Talk with
Lisa Long (independent curator/founding member »And She Was Like: BAM!«, Cologne)
Johanna Reich (artist, Cologne)
Gabriele Schor (founding director Sammlung Verbund Vienna

Moderation:
Dr. Mithu Sanyal (cultural scientist/author, Düsseldorf)

In 2017, ArtReview voted Hito Steyerl the most influential person of the year in the world of contemporary art. In this field, women seem to be more present than ever, yet they must invest considerably more to be on a par with their male colleagues. How has the position of women—artists, curators, producers—developed in the past decades in art? What has changed after the second and third wave of feminism? In addition to the structural function of institutions (emotive keyword: ratings), a special focus is placed on the perspective of female producers.

In German.
The Panel takes place in cooperation with Landesbüro für Bildende Kunst.

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
23.02
Time
18:00
Date
Sat, 23.02
Section
Presentation & Screening
Event
Presentation & Screening: Peter Zorn/EMARE, Fence Sharpening in Dunkeldeutschland

A selection of film productions of the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) Program and Werkleitz – Center for Media Art Saxony-Anhalt presented by Peter Zorn, Manager of the European Media Art Platform werkleitz.de / emare.eu

This program compiles a selection of works which have been supported or co-produced by the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) and Werkleitz Professional Media Master Class (PMMC) dealing with this year’s videonale’s topic Refracted Realities in both meanings, the figurative sense, examining our perception of our surroundings and landscapes like in Dunkeldeutschland by Stefanie Schröder and Juliane Jaschnow (D 2013), our society like Leopold Kessler does in Zaun Schärfen (Fence Sharpening) (D 2010), our You Tube media channels and the way we reflect on ISIS propaganda like Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Kevin B. Lee elaborate in Bottled Songs 3 & 4, the vanishing of things or even nations like Doug Fishbone in Artificial Intelligence (D/UK 2018) or in the optical sense, how light waves alter course, changing the way we perceive the objects it illuminates in the process like in Florian Fischer’s and Johannes Krell’s newest work: Umbra (D 2019).

Auditorium, Kunstmuseum Bonn
23.02
Time
19:00
Date
Sat, 23.02
Section
Bar
Event
Clown Café

from 19:00 h

The Clown Café is a performative location offering snacks and beverages. The clowns have their own logic to fulfill the customers’ wishes. Here, one gradually drifts into a different temporality, in which brief, intimate encounters take place that last considerably longer for all those involved than the head of the beer.

Künstlerforum Bonn
23.02
Time
19:30
Date
Sat, 23.02
Section
Opening
Event
Exhibition Opening (DE/EN)

On the occasion of VIDEONALE.17 – Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, the gkg, as a long-standing cooperation partner, focuses on the topic of exhibiting moving images and dedicates a solo show to Ruth Lorenz, the exhibition architect of the VIDEONALES.15-17. Inspired by the theme of the prism as a refracted body of light, Lorenz conceived an experiential space for the gallery rooms of the gkg, in which visitors can retrace various modes of experiencing space based on sketches and spatial elements.

As part of the opening: Talk between Ruth Lorenz and Prof. Andreas Denk (Chairman gkg).

gkg - Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung
23.02
Time
21:00
Date
Sat, 23.02
Section
Performance
Event
Performance: YOU ARE!

›You Are‹ is a Cologne-based performance collective which discusses forms of collective thinking and narrating. Their language-centered performance YOU ARE bases on a simple algorithm and changes constantly between confession and interrogation. In a rhythmic succession political and private statements dissolve in their tonal qualities and new contextual connections are consecutively generated.

Afterwards:
Music & Drinks

Künstlerforum Bonn
24.02
Time
15:00
Date
Sun, 24.02
Section
Guided Tour
Event
Guided tour through the exhibition (DE)

with Anneliese Jankowicz (catalogue author VIDEONALE.17)

In german language.
Meeting point: entrance hall, information desk Videonale

Kunstmuseum Bonn
Date
Time
Event
Location
Section

Wed

20.02

20:00
Opening VIDEONALE.17

During the opening ceremony an outstanding work will be awarded the Videonale Award of fluentum collection.

Auditorium, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Opening
21:00
Performance: Maryna Makarenko, TUNING OF THE WORLD

Performance at the occasion of the VIDEONALE.17 Opening

Maryna Makarenko's sound performance ›Tuning of the world‹ is a continuation of her film ›Jellyfish‹, which will be shown in the V.17 Exhibition .

Kunstmuseum Bonn
Performance

Thu

21.02

11:30
Networking Brunch

On invitation only

Videonale Café, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Networking
12:30
Speed Dating

Our international guests from the arts and cultural sector will be available for personal conversations in short and concentrated rounds. The speed dating exclusively addresses artists.

Registration Deadline: 08.02.2019
For further information and to register, contact: Lisa Bosbach

Studio, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Networking
14:00
Panel: Experiments in Art and Technology. Early Positions and Their Impact Until Today

Talk with
Dr. Wibke von Bonin (former cultural editor, WDR)
Jee-Hae Kim (art historian/doctoral candidate, Universität zu Köln)
Dr. Zabet Patterson (Associate Professor for contemporary art, Stony Brook University)
Moderation:
Dr. Dorothée Henschel (media scientist, Stadtmuseum Simonstift Trier)

The panel highlights various historical artistic positions that have produced innovative works in the field of the time-based arts using then-new technologies in collaboration with technicians and engineers. »Experiments in Arts and Technology« (founded in 1967), the TV show »Black Gate Cologne« (WDR, 1969), or the »Direct Media Association« (founded in 1978) are examples of the rapidly developing relations between art and technology. Their tangible influence on time-based art forms until today will also be discussed.

Note: A program with works by the projects presented in the panel will be shown in the small auditorium all day long.

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Panel Discussion
15:30
Lecture: Dr. Erika Balsom, Amor Mundi: Documentary, Contemporary Art, and the Descriptive Power of Lens-Based Capture

Dr. Erika Balsom (senior lecturer in film studies, King’s College London)

At least since »Documenta 11« in 2002, documentary practices have been a prominent feature of contemporary art. This presentation will identify and diagnose a key tendency in recent theorizations of documentary to emerge from this arena: the denigration of surface appearance. I will explore how such positions emerged from the postmodern critique of representation in the 1990s, in order to question the continuing viability of these arguments today, in our era of ›alternative facts.‹
What if capturing the surfaces of physical reality were not conceived as a superficial act, devoid of creativity, but as an ethics of attunement, able to reconnect us to a sense of a shared world?

Moderation: Pia Goebel (research assistant/ doctoral candidate, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Lecture
17:00
Lecture: Julia Kloiber, The Golden Age of Pessimism aka The Future Starts Here

Julia Kloiber (Senior Fellow, Mozilla Foundation, Berlin)

New technologies offer tremendous opportunities to build better futures. Open source and grassroots projects around civic tech, data literacy and software infrastructure are sources of innovation and building communities. This talk will discuss how we can look past bleak sci-fi dystopias and focus on how technology can help improve society.

Moderation: (tbc)

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Lecture
18:00
Guided tour (DE/EN): Jury Slots

Members of the V.17 competition jury speak about the presented works.

English or German Language.

Meeting point: Entrance Hall, Information Desk

Kunstmuseum Bonn
Guided Tour
19:00
Clown Café

from 19:00 h

The Clown Café is a performative location offering snacks and beverages. The clowns have their own logic to fulfill the customers’ wishes. Here, one gradually drifts into a different temporality, in which brief, intimate encounters take place that last considerably longer for all those involved than the head of the beer.

Künstlerforum Bonn
Bar
21:00
Performance: Lázara Rosell Albear, UNSURROUNDED XIV

\
The future of communication – alienation – downstage.
*Parametrical sound and movement manipulation of the projected images using custom-developped interfaces.
*Inputs do not necessarily lead to expected outputs.
*Causes do not have predetermined consequences.
\
No limits No borders.
'Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. As Always, I am on the threshold'.
W.Eugene Smith

Based on this concepts the project UNSURROUNDED started as a solo performance project were sound, movement, visuals & words intercollide. Each presentation is different with new inputs on the material layers and with new interactions that can extent to collaborations with other performers, musicians, visual artists and all kind of art houses and individuals (animals included).

Afterwards:
Music & Drinks

Künstlerforum Bonn
Performance

Fri

22.02

11:30
Panel: Narratives and Counter-Narratives – the Other View Through the Camera

Talk with
Felipe Castelblanco (artist/doctoral candidate, Hochschule für Gestaltung Basel)
Maryam Tafakory (artist V.17, London)
Dmitry Vilensky (artist V.17/founding member Chto Delat, Moscow)
Moderation:
Aurora Rodonò (research assistant, Universität zu Köln)

Counter-narratives are narratives that elude a dominant narrative in order to rewrite it. A number of art projects distinguished by a different interpretation of historical events that deviates from the predominant view or formulates a different claim to reality will be presented and discussed. They explicitly engage with social values, such as tolerance, openness, and freedom, and offer implicit or explicit resistance. In addition, the potential of (video) art as a tool of empowerment and participation will be discussed.

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Panel Discussion
12:00
Workshop: Cartographies of Memory, Love, and Ritual

12:00 - 16:00 h
with METASITU (Liva Dudareva and Eduardo Cassina, Kiev/Athens)

Mapping is a political act, and so are our everyday movements and interactions with the city. Within this intersection of geometries that are drawn, and geometries that are performed, we will create a common cartographic representation of places of memory, love and ritual, to explore how sense of belonging and collectivity is created in the global city.

Please apply with the name of the city that you will work with.

Registration Deadline: 08.02.2019
For further information and to register, contact: Lisa Bosbach

Library, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Workshop
13:30
Panel: Journalistic Techniques as Artistic Means of Intervention

Talk with
Mareike Bernien (artist V.17, Berlin)
Alex Gerbaulet (artist V.17, Berlin)
Oliver Ressler (artist V.17, Wien Vienna)
Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt (curator, Düsseldorf)
Moderation:
Maria Engelskirchen (research assitant/doctoral candidate, WWU Münster)

The panel focusses on current artistic works based on the adaptation of documentary or journalistic techniques. Of interest are strategies to generate counter-narratives and thus a counter-public, as well as the reflection on one’s own artistic practice in the sense of a form of truth that is also constructed through media. How do narratives of the documentary and the media-based arts interact, and what signs of new image languages can be discerned?

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Panel Discussion
16:00
Lecture Performance: Zach Blas, Body Horror

Zach Blas (artist/lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University London)

In this lecture, the setting of airport security is reimagined through the genre of body horror cinema, with body scans and biometric meshes as key protagonists. These digital bodies—extracted from embodied selves—are inspected, prodded, and probed for the sake of risk preemption, but how do such acts come to provoke or terrify, when—no matter how violently handled— the digital renderings of securitized people appear to be free of the horrors of bodily violation?

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Lecture Performance
17:00
Guided tour (DE/EN): Artist Slots

Artists of V.17 speak about their work.

In English or German Language.

Meeting point: Entrance Hall, Information Desk

Kunstmuseum Bonn
Guided Tour
19:00
Clown Café

from 19:00 h

The Clown Café is a performative location offering snacks and beverages. The clowns have their own logic to fulfill the customers’ wishes. Here, one gradually drifts into a different temporality, in which brief, intimate encounters take place that last considerably longer for all those involved than the head of the beer.

Künstlerforum Bonn
Bar
21:00
Performance: Echo Ho, XIAOQING

Echo Ho

›Xiaoqing‹ translates into ›small green,‹ a bizarre live music-video prose. Like the small green snake in the fantastical story, this performance is about two immortal snake ghosts. ›Xiaoqing‹ is also the nickname that the artist was given as a child. On stage, Xiaoqing is a shaman who transfers the “memories that have crept in” to an ›ephemeral tapestry‹ in sound and vision. The story she tells is at once autobiographical and collective: the perception of faith, identities, and technologies, as well as metamorphoses of bodies and living spaces amidst the global environment.

Afterwards: VIDEONALE.17 Party

Künstlerforum Bonn
Performance
22:00
VIDEONALE.17 Party

Music by Kame House (Infuso Giallo & uomo di carne)

Kame House Records is run by Infuso Giallo and uomo di carne. Although the label was founded in 2017, Kame House has been around much longer as DJs and as an idea. Besides their residency in the legendary Cologne pop-up club K5 (e.g. together with I-F, Traxx, Bufiman, Lena Willikens, Moscoman), the two DJs played at locations all over Germany. Musically, the output is not committed to one genre, but rather to exotic eclecticism.

Künstlerforum Bonn
Party

Sat

23.02

10:30
Workshop: Working on the Portfolio

10:30 - 17:00 h
with Dr. Stephanie Sarah Lauke (art and media scientist, Cologne)

To present one’s own time-based art projects in a portfolio always implies translating them into a new medium. Based on the portfolios of the workshop participants, we will discuss the various approaches to visually and audio-visually presenting one’s time-based art, to then develop documentation and presentation strategies in a targeted way and discuss the portfolio as a format for self-presentation.

Registration Deadline: 04.02.2019
For further information and to register, contact: Lisa Bosbach

Künstlerforum Bonn
Workshop
11:30
Panel: Controlling Datapolis. Power Structures in Augmented Realities and Digital Urban Landscapes

Talk with
Yasemin Keskintepe (curator/researcher)
Stéphanie Lagarde (artist V.17, Paris)
Dr. Albert Meijer (Professor for Public Innovation, Utrecht University)
Sander Veenhof (independent curator)

Moderation:
Arjon Dunnewind (general director IMPAKT, Utrecht)
Kurator:
Arjon Dunnewind

How can new digital technologies contribute to our future cities as open, safe and free environments of inclusiveness and democratic decision-making processes? With video surveillance, cities turned into technologically enhanced structures where safety is sometimes at odds with privacy. The latest technologies make it easy to interact with our urban environments and navigate them, but when we access information there is also data extracted from us. What kinds of regulation should be developed to protect us from abuse? How can city governments and citizens benefit from creating digital doubles of cities and how can these virtual replicas enhance citizen participation? How does the use of 3D models and simulation determine the kinds of governance and control that authorities apply? What does protest and civic disobedience look like in the digital city? And how can we make sure that augmented realities are applied in ways that keep the digital public space free and open and not colonized by commerce?

The Panel takes place in cooperation with IMPAKT Festival and Centre for Media Culture Utrecht.

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Panel Discussion
13:30
Lecture: Dr. Thomas Christian Bächle, Refracted Humans – The Rise of Artificial Man?

Dr. Thomas Christian Bächle (co-head of research program »The Evolving Digital Society«, HIIG Berlin)

Humanoid robots often feature many characteristics of a so-called artificial intelligence we find both fascinating and disquieting. They learn, make autonomous decisions or process information much faster than humans. Robots are, however, more than just a computer-based intelligence: With their own mechanical body they are capable of interacting with the world. Their human-like appearance even allows them to be social beings, our companions and partners. They mimic our feelings, they mirror the way we think of ourselves – as refracted humans.

Moderation: Luba Elliott (curator/artist, London)

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Lecture
13:30
Guided tour (DE/EN): Architecture Slot

Exhibition architect Ruth M. Lorenz and artistic director of V.17 Tasja Langenbach speak about the exhibition display.

In English or German Language.

Meeting point: Entrance Hall, Information Desk

Kunstmuseum Bonn
Guided Tour
14:30
Panel: Internet Culture(s) – Resistance and Options

Talk with
Dr. Tatiana Bazzichelli (director Disruption Network Lab, Berlin)
Zach Blas (artist/lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University London)
Vera Tollmann (cultural scientist/writer, Berlin)
UBERMORGEN (artists/professors Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
Moderation:
Dr. Pau Waelder (independent art critic/curator)

The panel examines the influence of internet culture on visual art, placing a focus on artworks produced for the internet as well as alternative models to the status quo. What democratizing potentials does the internet possess, how does it alter our notions of reality, individuality, originality, identity, and truth? Light is also to be shed on questions related to surveillance and resistance, as well as the control of images and information.

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Panel Discussion
16:00
Panel (DE): Happy Without Ratings? On the Present Situation of Female Artists in Media Art

Talk with
Lisa Long (independent curator/founding member »And She Was Like: BAM!«, Cologne)
Johanna Reich (artist, Cologne)
Gabriele Schor (founding director Sammlung Verbund Vienna

Moderation:
Dr. Mithu Sanyal (cultural scientist/author, Düsseldorf)

In 2017, ArtReview voted Hito Steyerl the most influential person of the year in the world of contemporary art. In this field, women seem to be more present than ever, yet they must invest considerably more to be on a par with their male colleagues. How has the position of women—artists, curators, producers—developed in the past decades in art? What has changed after the second and third wave of feminism? In addition to the structural function of institutions (emotive keyword: ratings), a special focus is placed on the perspective of female producers.

In German.
The Panel takes place in cooperation with Landesbüro für Bildende Kunst.

Lecture Room, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Panel Discussion
18:00
Presentation & Screening: Peter Zorn/EMARE, Fence Sharpening in Dunkeldeutschland

A selection of film productions of the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) Program and Werkleitz – Center for Media Art Saxony-Anhalt presented by Peter Zorn, Manager of the European Media Art Platform werkleitz.de / emare.eu

This program compiles a selection of works which have been supported or co-produced by the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) and Werkleitz Professional Media Master Class (PMMC) dealing with this year’s videonale’s topic Refracted Realities in both meanings, the figurative sense, examining our perception of our surroundings and landscapes like in Dunkeldeutschland by Stefanie Schröder and Juliane Jaschnow (D 2013), our society like Leopold Kessler does in Zaun Schärfen (Fence Sharpening) (D 2010), our You Tube media channels and the way we reflect on ISIS propaganda like Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Kevin B. Lee elaborate in Bottled Songs 3 & 4, the vanishing of things or even nations like Doug Fishbone in Artificial Intelligence (D/UK 2018) or in the optical sense, how light waves alter course, changing the way we perceive the objects it illuminates in the process like in Florian Fischer’s and Johannes Krell’s newest work: Umbra (D 2019).

Auditorium, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Presentation & Screening
19:00
Clown Café

from 19:00 h

The Clown Café is a performative location offering snacks and beverages. The clowns have their own logic to fulfill the customers’ wishes. Here, one gradually drifts into a different temporality, in which brief, intimate encounters take place that last considerably longer for all those involved than the head of the beer.

Künstlerforum Bonn
Bar
19:30
Exhibition Opening (DE/EN)

On the occasion of VIDEONALE.17 – Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, the gkg, as a long-standing cooperation partner, focuses on the topic of exhibiting moving images and dedicates a solo show to Ruth Lorenz, the exhibition architect of the VIDEONALES.15-17. Inspired by the theme of the prism as a refracted body of light, Lorenz conceived an experiential space for the gallery rooms of the gkg, in which visitors can retrace various modes of experiencing space based on sketches and spatial elements.

As part of the opening: Talk between Ruth Lorenz and Prof. Andreas Denk (Chairman gkg).

gkg - Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung
Opening
21:00
Performance: YOU ARE!

›You Are‹ is a Cologne-based performance collective which discusses forms of collective thinking and narrating. Their language-centered performance YOU ARE bases on a simple algorithm and changes constantly between confession and interrogation. In a rhythmic succession political and private statements dissolve in their tonal qualities and new contextual connections are consecutively generated.

Afterwards:
Music & Drinks

Künstlerforum Bonn
Performance

Sun

24.02

15:00
Guided tour through the exhibition (DE)

with Anneliese Jankowicz (catalogue author VIDEONALE.17)

In german language.
Meeting point: entrance hall, information desk Videonale

Kunstmuseum Bonn
Guided Tour