The Deutscher Künstlerbund shows in its windows video projections of 31 students from the Kassel Art Academy and the University of the Arts in Berlin. The teachers of these arts colleges, the video artist Anna Anders, Bjørn Melhus and Maria Vedder proposed their students for the winter semester, the task of developing video projections specially made for the windows of the Deutscher Künstlerbund. The instructions to develop the works were that pieces must be related in form and content to the window as a screen and taking into account the special situation of the room on the ground floor (street level). Also the pieces mustn’t exceed 1’30 min length.
Some of the works presented here can turn through the context and dimension to surreal moments. The usually rather noble presenting merchandise such as shop windows are converted through the images in trash bin or stovepipes, in a dollhouse, a predator cage, a cowshed, an intensive care unit, a bathroom or eyeglasses,with enormous eyes squinting. Fights and love stories are shown between the two windows, a giant cordless drill pass from one window to the other, cars falling from the sky and other strange things.
Moving images can be seen through the development of digital video and display technology in the urban streets more and more often and therefore produces more public art opportunities. That is the 3rd year in a row that pedestrians in Berlin-Mitte vicinity (Rosenthaler Strasse, 11) will be challenged to pause and engage with art.
Videos on the windows will be running till March 16th (Tuesday to Friday from 18:00 to 24:00 Uhr)
Artist showing their video pieces: Dovile Aleksaite | Serhan Alsan | Philip Bauer | Sigurður Unnar Birgisson | Nora Bolz | BenBrix | Fabian Brunsing | Manja Ebert | Ana Esteve Reig | Frieda Femfert | Kerstin fresh |Jeanette Gosslau | Yuri André Halliday | Alessa Hansen | Tilman Hatje | Ingrid Ladurner |Meike Martin | Martin Steffen | Anna Maysuk | Kristin Meyer | Sabine Moore | Aiko Okamoto| Felix Ott | Franz Christoph Pfannkuch | Ann Schomburg | Beatrix Schubert | Lukas Thiele |Jana Tost | Johanna Wagner | Lu Wang | Bastian Wienecke
Text source: http://www.kuenstlerbund.de/deutsch/projekte/aktuell/index.html, free translation from German by me.