VIEW VIDEO ART IN YOUR LIVING ROOM — JSC MEDIA LIBRARY

VIEW VIDEO ART IN YOUR LIVING ROOM — JSC MEDIA LIBRARY

How can we experience art at home now that our beloved cultural institutions are closed? Well thanks to the online library from the Julia Stoschek Collection – Berlin’s first port of call for video art – you don’t have to go without. On show are tours, documentaries and discussions of past exhibitions, such as the short film about cinematographer Arthur Jafa’s exhibition “A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions“, vividly summarizing his themes of identity and racism. The companion artist talk with UdK art historian Jörg Heiser is worth watching too. Also showing is the 2012 performance from Johannes Paul Raether and Ute Waldhausen exploring the connections between capitalism and the future of humanity through different fictional characters. Lined up too is Berlin-based artist A.K. Burns, who talks about her four-part series Negative Space, which was created over seven years and investigates the empty visual space beyond the subject of a picture. This media library now offers the opportunity to view the works in an isolated, cinematic way – with an almost meditative result. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: ‘Living Room’ (2017) by A.K. Burns, ‘A Smeary Spot’ (2015) by A.K. Burns & JSC On view: Lutz Bacher, Barbara Hammer, Carolee Schneemann)

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