CLIENT: SCHAUWERK SINDELFINGEN
24 SEPTEMBER 2023 TO 01 APRIL 2024
The SCHAUWERK in Sindelfingen is presenting the comprehensive exhibition “Return to the Real” by artist Doug Aitken from September 24, 2023 to April 1, 2024. His works, including video installations, sculptures and photographs, explore social themes such as alienation, isolation and the relationships between humans, nature and technology.
Highlights of the exhibition include the video installations “Migration” from 2008 and the new work “Wilderness” from 2022, which shows everyday life on the beach in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic. Another installation, “migration (empire)” from 2008, presents abandoned cities and animals in motel rooms across the USA. In addition, the installations “3 Modern Figures (don’t forget to brathe)” from 2018 and “All doors open” from 2019, which address the fusion of the digital and the real as well as the fragmentation of space and time, will also be presented.
235 Media realized the technical planning as well as the construction and projection mapping. In addition, both the media technology and the media planning were taken over.
Client: Museum Ludwig
10 AUGUST 2023 TO 31 AUGUST 2025
Every two years, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne presents contemporary art from its collection. This year’s theme focuses on different understandings of time.
Carolyn Lazard’s work “Extended Stay” consists of an articulated arm attachment used in medical facilities. A monitor is attached to the end of it, on which television programs are shown in an endless loop, alternating every 90 seconds. The visitors take on the perspective of patients who have a longer stay in hospital due to illness.
Haegue Yang’s installation “Mountains of Encounter” focuses on a meeting between the Korean independence fighter Kim San and the US journalist Nym Wales (aka Helen Foster Snow) in the Chinese mountain region of Yan’an. The red blinds are reminiscent of the mountain formations, which are given a menacing effect through the use of light. In this abstract new structure, cultural codes from East and West are placed next to and in dialog with each other.
235 Media supports the two artists Carolyn Lazard and Haegue Yang in the implementation of their art and realizes the media installations.
Client: Max Ernst Museum
27 AUGUST 2023
The exhibition “Surreal Futures” can be visited at the Max Ernst Museum in Brühl until January 28, 2024. Artists from a total of 19 countries will be showing their hybrid works of digital and media art in the form of performance art, installations and collages. All works are united under the overarching theme of surrealism, reflecting our world and spectacular future scenarios.
In addition to these many different works, visitors will also find testimonies of Max Ernst, which enter into an exciting dialog with the contemporary works.
235 Media supports the two artists Cao Fei and Doug Rosman in the realization of their art. In addition, the media technology in other exciting installations will be realized by 235 Media.
In her installation, Cao Fei creates a hybrid of human, octopus and machine, which floats above two portrait-format monitors.
Doug Rosman’s video work depicts a fluid body that deforms in a seemingly endless movement and writhes around in a dance. With the help of artificial intelligence, this self-portrait of the artist duplicates and dissolves again and again.
Client: Kulturbetriebe Burglandkreis
21 JUNE 2023
The visitor center “Arche Nebra” was reopened with new highlights and barrier-free access. It is located near the site where the Nebra Sky Disk was found, a 3600-year-old bronze disk that is considered the oldest known concrete representation of the sky. New attractions include a high-definition planetarium show designed and implemented in a fulldome theater by 235 Media.
The planetarium show offers visitors a fascinating experience by taking them on an immersive journey through the cosmos. Using state-of-the-art technology, the stars, planets and galaxies are displayed in breathtaking clarity and detail. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the fascinating secrets of the universe and learn more about the Nebra Sky Disk and its significance to the history of astronomy.
The scope of services included execution planning, preparation and support of the tendering process and construction supervision until final approval.
CLIENT: BILL VIOLA STUDIO
24 FEBRUARY TO 25 JUNE 2023
It is the first exhibition of works by Bill Viola in Milan: Palazzo Reale will host fifteen masterpieces by Bill Viola, representing a cross-section of his entire body of work spanning 30 years.
The exhibition is part of Milano Art Week (April 11-16, 2023). As always when Bill Viola exhibits in Europe, our team has been commissioned to install the artworks and set up the necessary technology.
Client: Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen
The topic of sustainability is also taking an increasingly prominent place in the visual arts. In his installation THE FINAL BID at the Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, British artist Michael Pinsky addressed the issue of reusing things instead of buying new ones. 144 used chairs were auctioned off in an elaborate auction installation. The auction status of the individual chairs was indicated by how high they floated in the air. The bids created a kinetic ensemble of objects that changed constantly.
To breathe life into the installation, we converted each of the 144 electric motorized winches and made them network-compatible. We also developed the control software that allowed each winch to be controlled individually. On an online auction platform, interested parties placed their bids on the individual chairs, which were then converted into control commands for the motorized winches via our network.
Finally, our technical team carried out the elaborate installation and setup of the 144 winches in the MAIN SPACE of the Draiflessen Collection.
Images: Michael Pinsky, THE FINAL BID, © Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen/Michael Pinsky, Photos: Henning Rogge
Client: Artmuseum Bonn
30 November 2022
The work “Remagine” by artist Olafur Eliasson, created in 2002, consists of 12 spotlights that project immaterial spaces onto walls with their beam of light. The spotlights are controlled by a computer program and switch on and off accordingly, creating a complex interplay of the illusion of central-perspective spatial alignments and spatial doublings.
Light plays a key role in many of Eliasson’s works, and he also makes use of the four elements. With this methodology, the viewer’s perception is deceived and experimentally distorted.
The Kunstmuseum Bonn is taking up Eliasson’s work again in 2022 and presenting it in a restored form. 235 Media has taken over the renewal of the computer programming and lighting control.
Client: Haus der Musik Innsbruck
On March 11, 2022, the piece “Ahnen” for chamber orchestra and multi-screen video projection by Maria and Ana de Alvear was premiered in the Great Hall of Haus der Musik Innsbruck. The title “Ahnen” (Ancestors) plays with the double meaning of the German word involving both ancestors and foreshadowing.
Madrid-born composer Maria de Alvear lives in Germany and Spain and seeks to reveal connections between different cultures and different art forms in her works. Video works by her sister, visual artist Ana de Alvear, often serve as inspiration and components of the compositions.
“Ahnen” was written in 2007 for two voices, hurdy-gurdy and video, but has now been performed as an orchestral work by the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra.
235 Media handled the elaborate projection mapping onto the two narrow acoustic side walls and the back wall behind the orchestra, making the performance an intense immersive experience.
CLIENT: FOUNDATION FOR ART AND CULTURE E. V., BONN
DIVERSITY UNITED. CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ART. BERLIN. MOSCOW. PARIS.
November 23, 2021 – March 13, 2022
The cross-border exhibition moved from Berlin to Moscow. It brings together painting, sculpture, video and new media, photography, installation, drawing and object art by around 90 artists* from 34 countries, representing different generations, genders and regions. Their works represent the diversity and vitality of Europe’s contemporary art scene, from Portugal to Russia, from Norway to Turkey.
As in Berlin, 235 Media has been responsible for setting up and furnishing the works with media technology elements.
The exhibition is a cooperation with Petersburger Dialog e. V., Tempelhof Projekt GmbH and Tretyakov Gallery. Diversity United is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.
The next and last stop of the traveling exhibition will be the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Client: Foundation House of History North Rhine-Westphalia
OUR STATE. 75 Years of North Rhine-Westphalia
27 August 2021 – 23 May 2022
To mark the 75th anniversary of North Rhine-Westphalia, a large exhibition was held in the Behrens building in Düsseldorf, which served as the seat of the first NRW minister-presidents from 1946 onwards. A variety of topics such as flight, expulsion, industry and economy, but also more mundane topics such as football, were presented on an exhibition area of approximately 1,200 square metres. At the same time, the show was the opening exhibition for the future “House of History North Rhine-Westphalia”, which will be realised in the Behrens building.
235 Media produced two interactive media installations for the exhibition: At “Where do you come from?” visitors could state their origins and those of their parents and grandparents and understand what role immigration plays in North Rhine-Westphalia. Another station allowed the audience to define topics that are considered future challenges for the federal state.
In the foyer we realised a 270° video panorama that was projected onto nine surfaces.
For the front of the building, we equipped 22 of the 48 windows on the third floor with LED meshes, for which we created an animation based on the state flag.
In collaboration with gewerkdesign, Berlin.
Client: Märkische Kulturstiftung Burg Altena
As part of the media enhancement of the cultural-historical exhibition at Altena Castle, 235 Media produced seven videos for Pepper’s Ghost installations as well as wall and floor projections. Seven characters from contemporary history present historically authenticated facts and anecdotes that are closely related to the town of Altena and the exhibition site.
The filming took place in a green-screen studio in Cologne. The entire production – from casting the actors to shooting and post-production – was carried out by the 235 Media team.
Client: LWL Archaeological Museum Herne
Special Exhibition: Stonehenge in Herne
23 September 2021 – 25 September 2022
The special exhibition Stonehenge in Herne in the LWL Archaeological Museum Herne presents the latest research results on what is probably Europe’s best-known archaeological monument. In the 16 thematic areas, there are detailed 1:1 replicas of the mighty megaliths, analogue and virtually reconstructed landscapes, 25 media stations and selected finds from English archaeology and the LWL Archaeology for Westphalia.
Visitors go on a journey through time, juxtaposing the history of Stonhenge with developments in Westphalia and the Ruhr region at the same time. For here too, over 4,500 years ago, and in part even earlier than in southern England, megalithic (mega = large, lithos = stone) structures were created that served as social meeting places in a landscape increasingly shaped by humans.
235 Media advised the exhibition organisers and supplied and installed the media technology. Various special constructions individually designed by us, such as extendable cantilever arms for projector assembly, were used.
Client: Amos Rex Museum, Helsinki
Bill Viola: Inner Journey
22 September 2021 – 27 Februar 2022
Bill Viola’s first solo exhibition in Finland takes place in the underground exhibition spaces of the Amos Rex Art Museum in Helsinki, which opened in 2018. The exhibition presents twelve works from the artist’s late career (1994–2015) and the video game The Night Journey, a collaboration between Bill Viola Studio and USC Game Innovation Lab. In addition to large immersive projections, the exhibition features quiet installations and smaller, more intimate works. Common to all of Bill Viola’s works is their reflection on central themes of human existence: birth, life, death and spirituality.
As always when the Bill Viola Studio exhibits in Europe, 235 Media has taken over the technical planning and realization and supplied the video and audio technology.
Video of the game The Night Journey
Client: Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“Boaz Kaizman. Green Area”
3 September 2021 – 9 January 2022
For the celebratory year “2021. 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany”, the Museum Ludwig has invited the artist Boaz Kaizman (born 1962 in Tel Aviv, lives and works in Cologne) to develop a new work that will enter the museum’s collection following the exhibition. The large-format video installation created by Boaz Kaizman consists of a total of 16 films projected in a complex choreography by seven video projectors onto two walls of the large exhibition hall. The spatial sound also follows compositional principles, but the sound tracks of all the films can also be listened to individually in their entirety via headphones.
235 Media designed, provided and installed all the technology for the elaborate video/audio installation.
CLIENT: Draiflessen Collection
Emil Nolde – a critical approach by Mischa Kuball
Oktober 11th 2020 – February 7th 2021
In the Draiflessen Collection in Mettingen, the conceptual artist Mischa Kuball (*1959) devotes himself to the work and perception of the expressionist painter Emil Nolde (1867-1956). In the context of the exhibition Emil Nolde – a critical approach by Mischa Kuball”, Kuball examines discourses on the historical person and deals, among other things, with mechanisms of artistic self-staging.
235 Media installed six space-filling projections with a size of up to 49 square meters.
CLIENT: MAK – Museum of Applied Arts Cologne
Design Gruppe Pentagon
January 13th – June 14th 2020
The Museum für Angewandte Kunst is dedicating its first monographic exhibition to the collective with “Design Gruppe Pentagon”. Founded in 1985 by Gerd Arens, Wolfgang Laubersheimer, Reinhard Müller, Ralph Sommer, and Meyer Voggenreiter, the members quickly became protagonists of New German Design. They combined materials such as steel and plexiglass not only with stone, rubber and leather, but also with everyday objects. In 1987, the collective was part of documenta 8 and at the Biennale in São Paulo with the project “Café Casino”.
In the central exhibition hall of the MAK, the group’s furniture is presented in a space-consuming installation. The works are positioned in front of a huge projection surface. A film collage can be seen on it, which reflects on the 1980s and thus places the works in a historical context.
235 Media produced an almost borderless projection surface 17 m wide and 5.2 m high for this purpose, which was installed behind the podium with the staged design objects and pieces of furniture. The 90 square meters projection surface was fed by two 15,000 ANSI lumen projectors using the softedge method and a video server as feed. The projection was adapted using mapping technology in such a way that the pieces of furniture staged on the podium were cut out of the projection and could not cast any shadows.
KUNDE: Gudrun Barenbrock
11. Mai bis 26. Mai 2019
On the occasion of the KunstFestSpiele 2019 in Hanover, strange plants and all sorts of animals filled the Arne Jacobsen foyer. This was all part of the “Greenhouse” sound and video installation by Cologne media artist Gudrun Barenbrock, who turned the glass cube into a walk-in ‘greenhouse for pictures’. This created a complex composition of fleeting, flowing and proliferating rhythms of light and sound.
Barenbrock’s work “Greenhouse” is based on her observations of nature during numerous trips to remote areas of Central Africa, North and South America, and Asia. They are momentary snapshots documenting order and diversity in the apparent chaos of nature.
235 MEDIA planned and implemented the projection and playback technology. In cooperation with the artist, 235 MEDIA conducted extensive tests in order to select the optimum projection media, and developed the framework for the gauze surfaces. The semi-transparent projection surfaces inside the greenhouse created numerous optical effects, through which projections on the floor and ceiling were duplicated and reflected onto objects outside the building, on which they were still recognizable.
The artist published an extensive video documentation on Vimeo.
Photos: Gudrun Barenbrock, Helge Krückeberg
CLIENT: Bill Viola Studio
30.06. – 09.11.2017
Of the seven international Guggenheim museums, the Guggenheim Bilbao is the most spectacular. Frank O. Gehry’s famous deconstructivist building is housing the exhibition “Bill Viola: A Retrospective”, which provides a thematic and chronological cross-section of works by one of the most important artists of our time. The retrospective begins with his early single-channel videotapes, including iconic works such as “The Reflecting Pool” (1977–79) and “Four Songs” (1976), where the central themes of Viola’s work were already evident: time and its deconstruction, the exploration of human existence, and experimentation with the media manipulation of images and sounds. Significant works from the 80s, 90s and 2000s trace the development of the large-scale audiovisual masterpieces that brought Bill Viola worldwide renown, and which reveal their full magic in the Guggenheim Bilbao.
Since 2007, 235 MEDIA has been responsible for providing and installing the complex media technology for all of Bill Viola’s major exhibitions in Europe, including the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, and the Grand Palais in Paris.
CLIENT: Bill Viola Studio
As part of the 2017 Anniversary of the Reformation, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg is presenting a large exhibition of Bill Viola’s works. In his works, the American artist deals with personal as well as universal experiences, through which he presents his emotional and spiritual confrontation with important metaphysical themes such as life, death and transformation.
The exhibition will show 13 of Viola’s cinematic works, including huge video installations up to ten metres in height, which will transform the architecture of the Deichtorhallen’s darkened Hall for Contemporary Art into a cathedral of the 21st century.
The technical planning and implementation was undertaken by 235 MEDIA, who will also provide the video and audio technology. For this exhibition, 235 MEDIA designed and built a custom screen measuring 5.6 metres in width and 10 metres in height, in an extremely slimline design.
Photos: Felix Krebs / Deichtorhallen
© Bill Viola Studio
CLIENT: Bill Viola Studio
The Palazzo Strozzi built in the Early Renaissance in Florence is home to the exhibition of the American media artist, Bill Viola. The show titled “Electronic Renaissance” shows a cross section of his works from the 1970s to the present day. In the comparison of the predominantly large-size video installations and select masterpieces of Italian Renaissance paintings, the important role 15th and 16th century art is revealed as a fundamental source of inspiration for Viola’s works, which are considered icons of media art.
235 MEDIA took responsibility for the technical planning, realisation and supervision of the exhibition, provided video and audio technology for 17 installations and realised the technical structure.
08th July 2016
REMOTEWORDS.32 consists of the now 32nd stage of the long-term art project ‘REMOTEWORDS’ by Achim Mohné and Uta Kopp. REMOTEWORDS writes short messages in large letters on rooftops in order to distribute information via navigation and satellite systems such as Google Earth, which are “hacked” and used for artistic purposes. Unique messages are constantly developed for various REMOTEWORDS locations, such as the University of Art in Berlin, the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn and the H3K House of Electronic Arts in Basel.
The words on the rooftop of 235 MEDIA in Cologne were selected by the Cologne artist, Marcel Odenbach, and are borrowed from a poem by Ingeborg Bachmann written in 1952. For the artists, the wording represents a relativisation of the media images and calls for the constant questioning of supposed ‘photographic authenticity’.
On the occasion of the rooftop’s opening on 8th July 2016, a radio-controlled CCTV drone by the friendly film production company, TIMESCOPE films, was flying over the roof of 235 MEDIA showroom and production studio, transmitting the aerial images and revealing the message.
CLIENT: Stadtverwaltung Düsseldorf
On 22 February, the six new underground stations on the Wehrhahn line were opened in Düsseldorf. This extraordinary project was completed after a 15-year collaboration between architects, artists, engineers and the municipal authority.
The Benrather Straße station was designed by the installation artist Thomas Stricker under the project name “Heaven above, heaven below” (German: Himmel oben, Himmel unten). The entire intermediate level, which is around 70 x 15 m, replicates the inside of a spaceship. Six large video screens were built into the metal walls, showing planets of our solar system and stars in the Milky Way. Together, the six animations form a complete film which is displayed on the six screens in such a way as to give the impression of travelling through space; thus creating the illusion that the entire station is flying through space. The installation brings the heavens to the earth, swaps up for down and transforms heavy to light. The vastness of the universe is transferred to the confines of the underground. The architecture appears mobile, like a spaceship moving through the infinite expanse of space.
235 MEDIA designed the media technology and installed the feed technology, as well as devising the animations in cooperation with Thomas Stricker.
Full press reports from The New York Times and the Süddeutsche Zeitung can be found using the following links.
The New York Times
Artistic conception and realization: Thomas Stricker
Architecture: netzwerkarchitekten, Darmstadt
Media planning, film production: 235 MEDIA, Köln
Client: City Administration Düsseldorf
Photos: Thomas Stricker
August 2015 saw the start of the research project “The media art agency 235 MEDIA” at the imai – inter media art institute in Düsseldorf, realised by the art and media studies expert Dr Jessica Nitsche assisted by Angelika Gwozdz. The project was sponsored by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.
The objective of the research project was the first systematic exploration and media-theoretical consolidation of the media art agency 235 MEDIA, which has significantly influenced the development and international distribution of video and media art since the early 1980s. The imai is the perfect location for this art history research. When the foundation was formed in 2006, 235 MEDIA provided an entire archive of video and media art, exhibition documentation and other audiovisual formats as well as numerous unpublished material spanning 25 years of media art history.
More information about the project and research team is available at: www.imaionline.de
Sponsored by: Gerda Henkel Foundation
14th April til 12th July 2015
The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum is the first European museum to showcase the spectacular video installation “Hearsay of the Soul” as part of the special exhibition entitled “Werner Herzog & Hercules Segers: Landscapes of the Soul”.
In this piece of work, the great German director Werner Herzog, who has lived in the USA since 1995, reflects his aesthetic relationship with the mysterious landscapes of the Dutch Baroque painter Hercules Segers (1590-1638), who, with his experimental etchings, still counts as one of the most original and influential artists of the Golden Age, although he failed to win the attention of a wider public, having being forced into the shadows by Rembrandt.
Herzog, who often creates ecstatic landscapes in his films, has taken off on an idiosyncratic journey into the visionary graphic work of Segers with his video installation, which had already caused a sensation earlier at the 2012 Whitney Biennial in New York.
235 MEDIA provided technical consultation, and was also responsible for planning and producing the installation at the exhibition in Cologne.
CLIENT: Bill Viola
Bill Viola is without doubt the most celebrated exponent of video art. For the first time, the Grand Palais presents a wide-ranging group of his works, including moving paintings and monumental installations from 1977 to today. Focusing on both intimate and universal experiences, the artist expresses his emotional and spiritual journey through great metaphysical themes – life, death and transfiguration.
235 MEDIA took over the engineering and the maintenance of the exhibition. In addition 235 MEDIA delivered essential components of the media technology and implemented the technical setup and the destruction.
An exhibition organized by the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais in collaboration with Bill Viola Studio.
CLIENT: BILL VIOLA STUDIO
20. OCTOBER 2008 bis 14. JUNE 2009
Bill Viola is one of the world’s leading media artists. His spectacular media art installations deal with some of the fundamental aspects of existence, like life and death, and life in relation to states of energy.
His solo exhibition “visioni interiori” was shown in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, between 20th October 2008 and 6th January 2009. Sixteen of his best known works were exhibited, including the installations „The Crossing“, „Departing Angel“, „The Greeting“, „The Veiling“ and „Emergence“. 235 MEDIA managed the entire exhibition and put into place the complex media technology. In January and February, the Haunch of Venison gallery in Berlin showed the installation “The Messenger”, which was also installed and managed by 235 MEDIA.
From 7th February to 14th June 2009, Bill Viola’s installation “Nante’s Triptych“ was shown as part of the exhibition “Drei. Das Triptychon in der Moderne” in the Stuttgart Art Museum. 235 MEDIA carried out the management of the exhibition in this case as well. Followed by the exhibitions “Water” im Nordic Watercolor Museum in Skärhamn, Sweden und “Reflections” at Villa Panza in Varese, Italy
Bill Viola Studio
CLIENT: NRW-FORUM DÜSSELDORF
The installation “The Swimmer, Il Nuotatore (va troppo spesso ad Heidelberg)” by Studio Azzuro is considered to be one of the classics of international media art.
For the “Long Night of the Museums” the installation was implemented by 235 MEDIA on the facade of the NRW Forum in Düsseldorf, as a 50meters long and 4meters high projection. The video projection consisted of twelve screens installed in front of the windows of the NRW Forum.
In 2006 the work was lavishly restored by imai, inter media art institute, in a collaboration with 235 MEDIA.
CLIENT: M:AI – MUSEUM FÜR ARCHITEKTUR UND INGENIEURSKUNST NRW
“Projection Ruhr” was opened on 18.11. in the “Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine” in Paris and could be seen until 8 February 09.
In a cooperation with the light artist Mischa Kuball and on behalf of the M:AI – Museum of Architecture and Engineering Art NRW, 235 MEDIA produced this exhibition dealing with the structure changes in the Ruhr conurbation since the IBA Emscher Park.
12 mobile video projectors (VMS and Beamover) project and move photos, texts and video clips exclusively onto the bottom of a 50meters x 7meters dimensioned slightly curved space. Three projectors then form a choreographic unit for each of one of the four major issues: industrial culture, industrial nature, art and architecture. This creates a steady flow of images to a sound collage by Thomas Small (Kreidler), which through higher-level themes such as “Aerial photographs”, “People” etc. receives a dramatical retainer. For the visitor the installation opens up the view onto the process of transformation in the Ruhr conurbation, offering ambient and emotional access to the topic.
CLIENT: Fondation Cartier
Exploding the walls that divide the media, Gary Hill digs into questions of perception and meaning in complex and challenging ways that always place the viewer inside an undeniable situation of presence and physicality. Making use of an array of elements and layered meaning, he has created two new large-scale works for his solo exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Gary Hill puts the notion of value into perspective—its significance, its ambiguity, the value of art as well as of money—through works that question our systems of thought and our symbolic construction of the world.
On the real gold bar in the center of the oil lake it is written: “For everything which is visible is a copy of that which is hidden”
imai – inter media art institute
Fondation Cartier, Paris
CLIENT: NRW-FORUM, DÜSSELDORF
In Düsseldorf the latest works by the American media artist Gary Hill were presented over approximately 1,200 sqm. 235 MEDIA took on the overall technical design and implementation. The exhibition displayed five large-format installations and an extensive video programme. At the core of the exhibition were Gary Hills new productions, “Frustrum” and “Guilt”. Both installations are co-productions of the Stiftung imai – inter media art institute, Düsseldorf, and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, and they were seen for the first time in Germany. In addition, the installations “In Situ” (1986/2007) and “Glass Onion” (1983/2007) were restored for the exhibition.
imai – inter media art institute
Fondation Cartier, Paris
On the initiative of the media art agency 235 MEDIA and the City of Düsseldorf the first non-profit foundation imai is dedicated not only to the distribution of media art, but also to conservation and research issues is created.
Starting in the 1980s, the founders of 235 MEDIA, Ulrich Leistner and Axel Wirths have built up an extensive archive of video art as well as an international distribution network. Thanks to the active commitment of “Kunststiftung NRW” and the support of “Kulturstiftung der Länder” and in cooperation with “NRW Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft” and “stiftung museum kunst palast” both the collection and the distribution structure of 235 MEDIA have now been transfered to imai – inter media art institute.
For further informations and concerning all requests for video art works, please contact imai:
imai – inter media art institute
All installations and the special art edition are still available at 235 MEDIA.
Stadt Düsseldorf, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Kunststiftung NRW
CLIENT: STATE OPERA STUTTGART
The Italian art group Studio Azzurro and the Staatsoper Stuttgart produced, in a close collaboration with 235 MEDIA, the opera “Neither” by Morton Feldman, from a text by Samuel Beckett. Thereby, 235 MEDIA took over responsibility for the overall technical coordination and realization.
The entire stage set was accomplished with video projections. Films and animations produced by Studio Azzurro carry the viewer off into the alternate reality of Samuel Beckett, whose poem “Neither” is the libretto. The detailed planning and precise employment of projection, control and playback technology were of crucial importance.
CLIENT: ART COLLECTION NRW
For the Art Collection NRW, K20, 235 MEDIA developed and implemented the interactive version of the artistic book “der Strom dein Zügel” by Gerhard Altenbourg.
Up to now, exhibited books and documents offered visitors only one opened double-page for viewing. With the interactive book the entire exhibit is now accessible. The visitor can now browse, select any pages and enlarge them, all virtually. The interactive book thus offers the possibility to explore valuable books and documents in detail and to provide additional information.
The exhibition “Gerhard Altenbourg. Im Fluss der Zeit. Retrospektive” was opened on 13.12.2003.