FESTIVAL | MARCH 4 to 6, 2021

The opening of the VIDEONALE.18 exhibition was accompanied by an extensive three-day digital festival program. We would like to thank all guests and interested viewers for three exciting festival days of our 18th edition of the Videonale. For all those who missed something during the festival days, all lectures of the live stream are permanently available on this page.

Find more Information on all Speakers and Performers of the Festival here: Festival Guests

Festival Videos

Collecting and distributing video art
Representatives of their field explore questions around the topic of "collecting and distributing video art". What experience laid the foundation for your interest in video art? What was the first work you purchased? Does video art have an advantage in the current situation due to its medium (both in terms of the art market and exhibitions), when the artworks can only be viewed online? How do museums and galleries react to the situation? What can be new digital exhibition formats?

Ifu Elimnyama (The Dark Cloud)
In the performance lecture based on the eponymous video work which is also on view, Russel Hlongwane slips into the role of a doctoral candidate. In his dreams, he encounters the protagonist uMalanje, who has traveled through space and time. Their conversations create tension between indigenous forms of acquiring knowledge and old African technologies.

We are bodies of water
How would our perception of ourselves and others change if we no longer conceive of our bodies as autonomous and self-sufficient, but as fluid and mutable? How would this change our relationship to other living beings, to our own being-in-the-world? Drawing on the theory of "fluid bodies," Astrida Neimanis presents a new understanding of embodiment - and challenges the anthropocentric worldview of human beings.

We are bodies of water
Following the lecture, three artists will use their video works to re-explore traditional concepts of gender roles and body politics. The limits of these concepts are performatively transformed and taken ad absurdum by Quigley. Staff makes politically fertile the state of exhaustion as a result of the psychological and physical violence that queer bodies repeatedly face and from which they find it difficult to escape. Gibson interweaves an abstract crime story with intimate encounters around the themes of pregnancy and parenthood, precarity and resilience.

Videonale Award of the fluentum collection
On March 5, 2021, 8pm, an outstanding artwork of the works selected for the exhibition will be awarded the Videonale Award of the fluentum collection which is endowed with 5,000 euros.

Rethinking Agency in the Anthropocene
In her lecture, Dr. Joanna Page visualizes the limits of human agency with regard to the earth and presents alternatives to the narrative of the Anthropocene, in which humans are often conceded too much power in a ‘mute world.’ She argues that art, above all, can bring forth a genuine planetary perspective when it focuses on forces that elude human control, for example, natural disasters.

Rethinking Agency in the Anthropocene
After the lecture, three artists of the VIDEONALE.18 talk about the anthropocentric worldview and the exceptional status of humans based on their own works. Letelier shows the alienated relationship of humans to nature using the example of the genetic manipulation and industrial exploitation of salmon as livestock and seeks ways to enter into a new relationship with these beings. As a possibility of a new form of coexistence, Vey Duke & Battersby superimpose the dysfunctional relationship of humans to other species with thoughts on the concept of loving one’s neighbor. Brim deals with the industrial exploitation of the planet by documenting sites of raw material extraction and what it leaves behind.

FESTIVAL PROGRAM (MARCH 4 TO 6, 2021)

Date
Title
Genre
Wed, 03.03.2021
11:00h

VIDEONALE.18 Opening

Opening

This website provides videos on the artists, their positions and on the exhibition, providing the opportunity to individually delve into the works and the themes they deal with. During the festival days, the Videonale offers streams of the selected video works in addition to the exhibition.

Wed, 03.03.2021
11:00h

VIDEONALE.18 Exhibition: Streaming artworks

Opening

During the festival days, the VIDEONALE will offer the 31 selected video works as a stream in addition to the exhibition. Furthermore, video material on the artists, their positions and the exhibition will be available online, thus opening up the possibility of approaching the works and their contents independently.

Thu, 04.03.2021
15:00h

Speed Dating

Networking

Networking event for accredited participants only.
How to move and explore during your first visit to Gather.town. We recommend to use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate with arrow keys. Please login with your full name.

Thu, 04.03.2021
18:00h

Collecting and Distributing Video Art

Panel

Talk with:
Elena Conradi, Director Gallery Conradi, Hamburg
Ivo Wessel, private collector and app developer, Berlin
Dr. Doris Krystof, Curator K21 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf
Moderation: Dr. Linnea Semmerling, Director imai, Düsseldorf

Representatives of their field explore questions around the topic of "collecting and distributing video art". What experience laid the foundation for your interest in video art? What was the first work you purchased? Does video art have an advantage in the current situation due to its medium (both in terms of the art market and exhibitions), when the artworks can only be viewed online? How do museums and galleries react to the situation? What can be new digital exhibition formats?

Thu, 04.03.2021
19:00h

Dr. Natasha A. Kelly | Afrofuturism 2.0 A glimpse of the future

Lecture

Dr. Natasha A. Kelly, Afrofuturism, author, lecturer, curator
Moderation: Paloma Nana

Thu, 04.03.2021
20:00h

Russel Hlongwane | Ifu Elimnyama

Performance

Russel Hlongwane, V18-artist, Durban
Ifu Elimnyama (The Dark Cloud), 2019
In the performance lecture based on the eponymous video work which is also on view, Hlongwane slips into the role of a doctoral candidate. In his dreams, he encounters the protagonist uMalanje, who has traveled through space and time. Their conversations create a tension between indigenous forms of acquiring knowledge and old African technologies.

Thu, 04.03.2021
21:00h

VIDEONALE.18 BAR

Networking

Let's meet at the VIDEONALE.18 Bar to chat and to grab a beer!
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Fri, 05.03.2021
14:00h

Lunch Talk „Meet the Artists”

Networking

Networking event for accredited participants only.
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Fri, 05.03.2021
18:00h

Dr. Astrida Neimanis | We are Bodies of Water

Lecture

Dr. Astrida Neimanis, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Moderation: Viktor Neumann, independent curator, author, Berlin

We are bodies of water – How would our perception of ourselves and others change if we no longer conceive of our bodies as autonomous and self-sufficient, but as fluid and mutable? How would this change our relationship to other living beings, to our own being-in-the-world? Drawing on the theory of "fluid bodies," Astrida Neimanis presents a new understanding of embodiment - and challenges the anthropocentric worldview of human beings.

Fri, 05.03.2021
19:00h

Panel | We are Bodies of Water

Panel

Talk with:
Úna Quigley, V18-artist, Dublin
P. Staff, V18-artist, London
Beatrice Gibson, V18-Artist, Palermo
Dr. Astrida Neimanis, Lecturer, University of British Columbia
Moderation: Viktor Neumann, independent curator, author, Berlin

Following the lecture, three artists will use their video works to re-explore traditional concepts of gender roles and body politics. The limits of these concepts are performatively transformed and taken ad absurdum by Quigley. Staff makes politically fertile the state of exhaustion as a result of the psychological and physical violence that queer bodies repeatedly face and from which they find it difficult to escape. Gibson interweaves an abstract crime story with intimate encounters around the themes of pregnancy and parenthood, precarity and resilience.

Fri, 05.03.2021
20:00h

Award ceremony VIDEONALE.18

Award Ceremony

Award ceremony VIDEONALE.18
An outstanding artwork of the VIDEONALE.18 exhibition will be awarded the Videonale Award of the Fluentum Collection

Fri, 05.03.2021
21:00h

VIDEONALE.18 | Party

Party

Videonale Party hosted by Radio Maria Wildeis. Maria Wildeis, Ulrich Steinbach and Paloma Groove will play. Visuals are provided by director and installation artist Alisa Berger (DE/JP) and by French net and digital artist Michaël Borras aka. Systaime (FR/SP).

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Sat, 06.03.2021
16:00h

Happy Holiday Guided Tour (DE)

Guided Tour

Digital guided tour through the VIDEONALE.18 exhibition (German language)

Sat, 06.03.2021
18:00h

Dr. Joanna Page | Rethinking Agency in the Anthropocene

Lecture

Dr. Joanna Page, Reader in Latin American Literature and Visual Culture, University of Cambridge
Moderation: Vanina Saracino, independent curator, author, Berlin

In her lecture, Joanna Page visualizes the limits of human agency with regard to the earth and presents alternatives to the narrative of the Anthropocene, in which humans are often conceded too much power in a ‘mute world.’ She argues that art, above all, can bring forth a genuine planetary perspective when it focuses on forces that elude human control, for example, natural disasters.

Sat, 06.03.2021
19:00h

Panel | Rethinking Agency in the Anthropocene

Panel

Talk with:
Viktor Brim, V18-artist, Cologne
Michelle-Marie Letelier, V18-artist, Berlin
Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, V18-artists, New York
Dr. Joanna Page, Reader in Latin American Literature and Visual Culture, University of Cambridge
Moderation: Vanina Saracino, independent curator, author, Berlin

After the lecture, three artists of the VIDEONALE.18 talk about the anthropocentric worldview and the exceptional status of humans based on their own works. Letelier shows the alienated relationship of humans to nature using the example of the genetic manipulation and industrial exploitation of salmon as livestock and seeks ways to enter into a new relationship with these beings. As a possibility of a new form of coexistence, Vey Duke & Battersby superimpose the dysfunctional relationship of humans to other species with thoughts on the concept of loving one’s neighbor. Brim deals with the industrial exploitation of the planet by documenting sites of raw material extraction and what it leaves behind.

Sat, 06.03.2021
20:00h

Pawāaraibu I Prequel + Episode 01

Screening

Pawāaraibu – filling the vacuum by Jana Kerima Stolzer + Lex Rütten

In several episodes, Pawāaraibu – filling the vacuum tells the story of an artificial intelligence that travels in the body of a small drone as one of the last living beings on the post-human earth. We constantly experience the environment through its eyes, within its own language it conveys thoughts and impressions. The earth is shown as a conglomerate of nature, remnants of human intervention and up to now modern technology that takes care of maintenance. Prequel and Episode 01 - pumps n' lungs tell of the moment of archiving on earth. The drone explores its surroundings with an innocent and impartial gaze, only becoming aware of its physicality when it picks up its shadow image or reflection in the water. As it explores, it encounters retarded seemingly human beings who are responsible for maintaining the pumps and other machines and other procedures. We find ourselves in the essence of the drone, whereas the seemingly human body has become distant in its abstraction.

Sat, 06.03.2021
20:30h

Pawāaraibu I Episode 02

Guided Tour

Pawāaraibu – filling the vacuum by Jana Kerima Stolzer + Lex Rütten

Episode 02 - wandering the archive, which is hosted on the social VR platform Mozilla Hubs, travels into an environment without time-space attribution. We find ourselves in the head of the drone, travelling through the archive of its processed data, which consists of fragments of the previous world. These remaining excerpts stand as a proxy for that forgotten history that has been lost in brutal landscape inscriptions caused by exploitation of earthly resources. Within 4 scenes reminiscent of a musical, we wander through 3D models and listen to the song of the drone, texts that also repeatedly appear in the virtual world itself and describe its surroundings and happenings.

We recommend to use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate with W (forwards), A (left), S (backwards), D (right). Getting Started with Hubs.

Sat, 06.03.2021
21:00h

VIDEONALE.18 Bar

Networking

Let's meet at the VIDEONALE.18 Bar to chat and to grab a beer! Enjoy Alice_and_Bob, a DJ duo mixing music for various reasons: enjoying, listening, dancing, collective emotions and forgotten moments.
How to move and explore during your first visit to Gather.town. We recommend to use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate with arrow keys. Please login with your full name.

Date
Time
Event
Location
Genre

Wed, 03.03.2021

11:00
VIDEONALE.18 Opening

This website provides videos on the artists, their positions and on the exhibition, providing the opportunity to individually delve into the works and the themes they deal with. During the festival days, the Videonale offers streams of the selected video works in addition to the exhibition.

Opening

Wed, 03.03.2021

11:00
VIDEONALE.18 Exhibition: Streaming artworks

During the festival days, the VIDEONALE will offer the 31 selected video works as a stream in addition to the exhibition. Furthermore, video material on the artists, their positions and the exhibition will be available online, thus opening up the possibility of approaching the works and their contents independently.

Opening

Thu, 04.03.2021

15:00
Speed Dating

Networking event for accredited participants only.
How to move and explore during your first visit to Gather.town. We recommend to use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate with arrow keys. Please login with your full name.

Networking

Thu, 04.03.2021

18:00
Collecting and Distributing Video Art

Talk with:
Elena Conradi, Director Gallery Conradi, Hamburg
Ivo Wessel, private collector and app developer, Berlin
Dr. Doris Krystof, Curator K21 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf
Moderation: Dr. Linnea Semmerling, Director imai, Düsseldorf

Representatives of their field explore questions around the topic of "collecting and distributing video art". What experience laid the foundation for your interest in video art? What was the first work you purchased? Does video art have an advantage in the current situation due to its medium (both in terms of the art market and exhibitions), when the artworks can only be viewed online? How do museums and galleries react to the situation? What can be new digital exhibition formats?

Panel

Thu, 04.03.2021

19:00
Dr. Natasha A. Kelly | Afrofuturism 2.0 A glimpse of the future

Dr. Natasha A. Kelly, Afrofuturism, author, lecturer, curator
Moderation: Paloma Nana

Lecture

Thu, 04.03.2021

20:00
Russel Hlongwane | Ifu Elimnyama

Russel Hlongwane, V18-artist, Durban
Ifu Elimnyama (The Dark Cloud), 2019
In the performance lecture based on the eponymous video work which is also on view, Hlongwane slips into the role of a doctoral candidate. In his dreams, he encounters the protagonist uMalanje, who has traveled through space and time. Their conversations create a tension between indigenous forms of acquiring knowledge and old African technologies.

Performance

Thu, 04.03.2021

21:00
VIDEONALE.18 BAR

Let's meet at the VIDEONALE.18 Bar to chat and to grab a beer!
How to move and explore during your first visit to Gather.town. We recommend to use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate with arrow keys. Please login with your full name.

Networking

Fri, 05.03.2021

14:00
Lunch Talk „Meet the Artists”

Networking event for accredited participants only.
How to move and explore during your first visit to Gather.town. We recommend to use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate with arrow keys. Please login with your full name.

Networking

Fri, 05.03.2021

18:00
Dr. Astrida Neimanis | We are Bodies of Water

Dr. Astrida Neimanis, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Moderation: Viktor Neumann, independent curator, author, Berlin

We are bodies of water – How would our perception of ourselves and others change if we no longer conceive of our bodies as autonomous and self-sufficient, but as fluid and mutable? How would this change our relationship to other living beings, to our own being-in-the-world? Drawing on the theory of "fluid bodies," Astrida Neimanis presents a new understanding of embodiment - and challenges the anthropocentric worldview of human beings.

Lecture

Fri, 05.03.2021

19:00
Panel | We are Bodies of Water

Talk with:
Úna Quigley, V18-artist, Dublin
P. Staff, V18-artist, London
Beatrice Gibson, V18-Artist, Palermo
Dr. Astrida Neimanis, Lecturer, University of British Columbia
Moderation: Viktor Neumann, independent curator, author, Berlin

Following the lecture, three artists will use their video works to re-explore traditional concepts of gender roles and body politics. The limits of these concepts are performatively transformed and taken ad absurdum by Quigley. Staff makes politically fertile the state of exhaustion as a result of the psychological and physical violence that queer bodies repeatedly face and from which they find it difficult to escape. Gibson interweaves an abstract crime story with intimate encounters around the themes of pregnancy and parenthood, precarity and resilience.

Panel

Fri, 05.03.2021

20:00
Award ceremony VIDEONALE.18

Award ceremony VIDEONALE.18
An outstanding artwork of the VIDEONALE.18 exhibition will be awarded the Videonale Award of the Fluentum Collection

Award Ceremony

Fri, 05.03.2021

21:00
VIDEONALE.18 | Party

Videonale Party hosted by Radio Maria Wildeis. Maria Wildeis, Ulrich Steinbach and Paloma Groove will play. Visuals are provided by director and installation artist Alisa Berger (DE/JP) and by French net and digital artist Michaël Borras aka. Systaime (FR/SP).

How to move and explore during your first visit to Gather.town. We recommend to use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate with arrow keys. Please login with your full name.

Party

Sat, 06.03.2021

16:00
Happy Holiday Guided Tour (DE)

Digital guided tour through the VIDEONALE.18 exhibition (German language)

Guided Tour

Sat, 06.03.2021

18:00
Dr. Joanna Page | Rethinking Agency in the Anthropocene

Dr. Joanna Page, Reader in Latin American Literature and Visual Culture, University of Cambridge
Moderation: Vanina Saracino, independent curator, author, Berlin

In her lecture, Joanna Page visualizes the limits of human agency with regard to the earth and presents alternatives to the narrative of the Anthropocene, in which humans are often conceded too much power in a ‘mute world.’ She argues that art, above all, can bring forth a genuine planetary perspective when it focuses on forces that elude human control, for example, natural disasters.

Lecture

Sat, 06.03.2021

19:00
Panel | Rethinking Agency in the Anthropocene

Talk with:
Viktor Brim, V18-artist, Cologne
Michelle-Marie Letelier, V18-artist, Berlin
Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, V18-artists, New York
Dr. Joanna Page, Reader in Latin American Literature and Visual Culture, University of Cambridge
Moderation: Vanina Saracino, independent curator, author, Berlin

After the lecture, three artists of the VIDEONALE.18 talk about the anthropocentric worldview and the exceptional status of humans based on their own works. Letelier shows the alienated relationship of humans to nature using the example of the genetic manipulation and industrial exploitation of salmon as livestock and seeks ways to enter into a new relationship with these beings. As a possibility of a new form of coexistence, Vey Duke & Battersby superimpose the dysfunctional relationship of humans to other species with thoughts on the concept of loving one’s neighbor. Brim deals with the industrial exploitation of the planet by documenting sites of raw material extraction and what it leaves behind.

Panel

Sat, 06.03.2021

20:00
Pawāaraibu I Prequel + Episode 01

Pawāaraibu – filling the vacuum by Jana Kerima Stolzer + Lex Rütten

In several episodes, Pawāaraibu – filling the vacuum tells the story of an artificial intelligence that travels in the body of a small drone as one of the last living beings on the post-human earth. We constantly experience the environment through its eyes, within its own language it conveys thoughts and impressions. The earth is shown as a conglomerate of nature, remnants of human intervention and up to now modern technology that takes care of maintenance. Prequel and Episode 01 - pumps n' lungs tell of the moment of archiving on earth. The drone explores its surroundings with an innocent and impartial gaze, only becoming aware of its physicality when it picks up its shadow image or reflection in the water. As it explores, it encounters retarded seemingly human beings who are responsible for maintaining the pumps and other machines and other procedures. We find ourselves in the essence of the drone, whereas the seemingly human body has become distant in its abstraction.

Screening

Sat, 06.03.2021

20:30
Pawāaraibu I Episode 02

Pawāaraibu – filling the vacuum by Jana Kerima Stolzer + Lex Rütten

Episode 02 - wandering the archive, which is hosted on the social VR platform Mozilla Hubs, travels into an environment without time-space attribution. We find ourselves in the head of the drone, travelling through the archive of its processed data, which consists of fragments of the previous world. These remaining excerpts stand as a proxy for that forgotten history that has been lost in brutal landscape inscriptions caused by exploitation of earthly resources. Within 4 scenes reminiscent of a musical, we wander through 3D models and listen to the song of the drone, texts that also repeatedly appear in the virtual world itself and describe its surroundings and happenings.

We recommend to use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate with W (forwards), A (left), S (backwards), D (right). Getting Started with Hubs.

Guided Tour

Sat, 06.03.2021

21:00
VIDEONALE.18 Bar

Let's meet at the VIDEONALE.18 Bar to chat and to grab a beer! Enjoy Alice_and_Bob, a DJ duo mixing music for various reasons: enjoying, listening, dancing, collective emotions and forgotten moments.
How to move and explore during your first visit to Gather.town. We recommend to use Chrome or Firefox. Navigate with arrow keys. Please login with your full name.

Networking