Cologne based video artists – including
Johanna Reich (Germany) – A State of Crystal, 2010, 3’19
Sunjha Kim (South Korea) – Black Milk, 2008, 2:52
Kai Welf Hoyme (Germany) – Nocturn, 2012, 3:58
Kristina Kanders (Germany) – Human Rights, 2011, 4:20
Lyoudmila Milanova (Bulgaria) – Bus Drive Simulator, 2014, 04:13
Robert Olawuyi (Hungary) – Freedom is.., 2014, 4:14
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Silent Cry, 2008, 3:06
A State of Crystal, 2010, 3’19
The camera lies in a puddle on the ground. It films the surroundings and the reflection of the surroundings on the water’s surface. The artist runs towards the camera and jumps into the puddle thus destroying the mirrored image. The camera lying in the water is rotated by 180 degrees. As a result, the image above and not, as would be expected, the image below is destroyed at the moment of the jump.
Black Milk, 2008, 2:52
This movie starts with the objection of Coat Black on his identity. According to Coat Black, he is not Black Coat but Coat Black. Through the objection of Coat Black, the author tried to grant identity to the adjective, black, by separating it from the noun. Thus, the movie begins with the independence of the adjective, black, and it gradually indulges into word games with the conversational partner, White. Coat Black ridicules Milk White as cow’s milk, while Milk White is mocking Coat Black as a cow’s coat or a white-black cow.
Nocturn, 2012, 3:58
The experimental shortfilm deals with metamorphosis and aphasia. The inner landscape of a woman is audio-visualized by body movement, fragments of sound and animated
Human Rights, 2011, 4:20
Human Rights is a composition by Kristina Kanders. It’s purpose is to increase awareness and respect for Human Rights all over the world. The music encourages people in an
entertaining way to stand up for their rights and take responsibility for a more peaceful and respectful world. The participants are a diverse mix of men and women, young and old
from various ethnic backgrounds, all uniting their voices for this great cause.
Bus Drive Simulator, 2014, 04:13
Physical experience of everyday life is taken out of its usual context and placed in a new one. A spring board and a hand strap offer the possibility to experience a bus ride outside of a bus. The artist first did some observations, what happens with her own body during a bus drive and transferred these analysis into recorded instructions which the persons in the video are following. It is an attempt to explore movements in a state of passivity but also to observe casual situation as a possible source for choreography .
Freedom is.., 2014, 4:14
The short narrative starts with a documentary imagery which is slowly dissolved by abstraction, but the very same abstraction leads the wiever back to the „day to day“ realism again. The piece represents the idea of freedom as self-determination.
Silent Cry, 2008, 3:06
Silent Cry is the visualization of an internal cry happening all the time, when society does not allow to show deep emotional affection. The silent cry is always present caused by never ending traumatizations during decades hidden behind the facade people wants to see.
And even if the cry would be be seen or heard, people would refuse to face it.