Program August 2018

Last and closing month of Capri by Night!

We are sad to announce that in August 2018 Capri by Night is coming to its end but very happy to be able to look back on two successful years of showing video art and experimental film from all over the world, accessible to everyone, on a display located in the heart of the city of Cologne! Thank you to the numerous guest curators and more than 150 participating artists for their enthusiasm and engagement! Thank you to Schauspiel Köln and Kulturamt Köln for having made this project possible! Thank you to the company walkby sys for the technical support over two years!


In August 2018, Capri by Night presents:

Jens Pecho – RGB, 0:07 min loop // 2018

The last edition of Capri by Night features a solo work by the Berlin-based artist Jens Pecho. The short video loop RGB combines the three primary colours of the digital colour space with three word pairs taken from a jargon of self-motivation, freelance work and emotional crisis. The restless, ongoing repetition of these terms runs empty and becomes its own sad neoliberal mantra.

RGB will be running in a loop every day after dark until August 31.




Program July 2018

From the Non-moving to Movement

Collaboration with The Cologne Art Book Fair 2018

The program features a selection of films that establish their narratives through photography, still images, fixed tableaux or objects. The spectrum ranges from films as pure documentation and presentation of art books, diary-like storytelling methods in the film, based on analog collages, to animations that consist of thousands of handmade drawings. Often the loose fragments are held together by language and text or condensed into a cinematic narrative by formal-aesthetic means, such as the setting of light or the direct processing of the physical material.

Capri by Night is part of The Cologne Art Book Fair 2018, taking place at Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, July 6-8. In addition to the monthly program, running every night after dark at Offenbachplatz, it shows an extended film selection at the cinema at Kölnischen Kunstverein during the opening hours of The Cologne Art Book Fair.


selected films for Capri by Night outdoor (regular screening at Offenbachplatz):

Vera Drebusch Bleached Blond, 2 min. // 2017

Alwin Lay Moleskine, 3 min. // 2018

Philip Emde You don’t know me, 7 min. // 2014

Antwan Horfee Tough Road, 1 min. // 2018

Philipp Hamann Hoffentlich.Ja.Mehr als.Sonst. Teil 1/2, 20 min. // 2009

Susann Maria Hempel Der große Gammel, 8:30 min. // 2012


selected films * for Capri by Night indoor (screenings at the cinema@Kölnischer Kunstverein) // screenings on Sat, July 7 / 8-10 pm. and Sun, July 8 / 2-4 pm:

Vera Drebusch Bleached Blond, 2 min. // 2017

Philip Emde Philip Emde hat mein Leben zerstört, 10:30 min. // 2013/18

Antwan Horfee Tough Road, 1 min. // 2018

Philipp Hamann Zwei Mal über mich, 9:44 min. // 2008

Maki Satake Remains, 6 min // 2010

Alwin Lay Moleskine, 3 min // 2018


Katja Pratschke & Gusztáv Hámos CITIES (excerpt), 11 min // 2012

Susann Maria Hempel Der große Gammel, 8:30 min. // 2012

Christoph GIRARDET & Matthias MÜLLER Mirror, 8 min // 2003

Robert Breer FIST FIGHT, 11 min // 1964

Robert Breer JAMESTOWN BALOOS, 6 min // 1957

Edson Barrus Pagina Virada, 0:06 min // 2006


* please note that some of the book publications associated with the films shown, as well as art books by artists participating in the film program, will be available at The Cologne Art Book Fair.




Program June 2018

Confronting Differences – a selection of video works by artists based in Korea.

curated by Sooyoung Lee, curator of Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Korea

The works in the program take the notion of contacting with unfamiliar situations as a starting point. They deal with conflicts between different situations or environments – between different materials, cultures and ideologies. The artists search for a way to deal with the conflicts. They observe, frame and explore the differences and finally, they accept the differences in their own way. However, the conflicts in their reality are repeated endlessly.


selected films:

Sunmin Park Big Eats Small, 8 min. // 2018

Joo-mee Paik 320 Self Portraits, 10 min. // 2018

Joo-mee Paik Timescape, 8:23 min. // 2018

Kibian Chameleon, 8:43 min. // 2014

Sindae Kang Our attitude of confronting catastrophe, 9:55 min. // 2018




Program May 2018


curated by artists Lina Sieckmann and Miriam Gossing

The films in the program take the notion of space as a starting point for a diversity of cinematic experiments. Artistic interventions range between subversion, illusion and passivity. Spaces of uneasiness, boredom, flamboyancy and non-compliance. Spaces that do not exist, spaces that are created within editing, spaces reaching out from far beyond. Reshaping the present through a prism of images, the film itself turns into a mystifying architecture. Spouting, bursting, pretending, shrinking, loitering and absorbing.


selected films:

Johann Lurf 12 Explosionen, 6 min. // Austria, 2008

Karen Asmundson Tasman hates the beach, 3:20 min. // Canada, 2016

Sophie Michael The Watershow Extravaganza, 10 min. // UK, 2016

Arianne Olthaar Hotel Forum, 9:30 min. // Netherlands, 2016

Mona Kakanj Window Shopping, 5:30 min. // Iran, 2015

Paul Spengemann Untitled, 5 min. // Germany, 2015

Matthias Tharang Per Aspera ad Astra, 5 min. // Netherlands/UK, 2011

Henning Frederik Malz John’s Desire, 3:50 min. // Germany, 2011




Program April 2018

In April, a selection of submissions to the International Women’s Film Festival (PANORAMA section) are shown at Capri by Night every night from sunset to sunrise: current videos made by women, personal and quirky, radical and independent, complex and diverse in style.

We start with a straight line against a blank background – sometimes all it takes to understand life. Megatrick literally gets quickly and directly to the point, although a few kinks along the way might not be a bad thing. In A Love Letter To The One I Made Up, expressive prints combine fantasy and reality, while a dreamy, surrealist world morphs into a utopia in Solar Walk: worlds are destroyed to make way for new things, creations in outer space. Wasteland No 1 obsessively explores images and structures. Circuit boards and computer processors turn into cartographic information, towns from above glimmer against images of poppies in full bloom. Junkanoo Talk asks who has the authority to speak about a certain culture, examining the cultural codes of colour and gestures in the carnival of the Bahamas. Concepts of adaptation and suitability are unsolved social questions that are also asked in What Time is Love?. And in Katzenlotto a random idea is visualised with the charm of a Super 8 film.


selected films:

Anne Isensee Megatrick, D 2017, 2:00

Rachel Gutgarts A Love Letter To The One I Made Up, ISR 2017, 6:00

Reka Busci Solar Walk, DK 2018, 21:00

Jodie Mack Wasteland No. 1, USA 2017, 4:10

Rhea Starr Junkanoo Talk, UK 2017, 12:00

Anna Franceschini What Time is Love?, IT, NL, D 2017, 12:00

Dagie Brundert Katzenlotto, D 2017, 3:00


Videostills by Reka Busci, Anne Isensee, Jodie Mack, Anna Franceschini

Program March 2018

‘Crossing Seas and Mountains’

curated by Antonie Angerer & Anna-Viktoria Eschbach (Directors and founders of I: project space, Beijing)

Crossing Seas and Mountains examines the networks and new definitions that epitomize the shape of a distributed, pluralistic, non-linear world. Like Sadie Plants’ witch, who desires to fly throughout space “crossing seas and mountains”, this screening investigates transitions across multiple systems and body identities, in reference to Zeros+Ones.

Physically present in Beijing, I: project space offers a hybrid practice in creating a new network of art practice and discourse, challenging preexisting notions of social, cultural and political forces in art. As the body is simultaneously personal and political, this screening is collecting work that forges connections between queer, migrant, spiritual and intercultural identity in a digital world.


selected films:

Shuang Li Marry Me For Chinese Citizenship, 2016, 4:25 min

Juliet Carpenter Half Bianca, 2014, 5:20 min

Tu Lang Eye Massager, 2017, 16:56 min

Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra Deep Alamat, 2014, 4:09 min

Barbara Signer Golden Cage, 2018, 2 min

Daniel Stubenvoll Untitled, 2015, 10:07 min

Double Fly Art Center Atom Egg, 2015, 4:14 min


This video selection is part of ongoing investigation “Feminist South” by the Australian artist and performer Kelly Doley and I: project space.

Program February 2018

‘The One Who Teeters on The Brink Of Disaster’

curated by Eli Cortiñas, a Spanish video artist based in Berlin

In Homi K. Bhabha’s famous essay “The Commitment to Theory” culture emerges as a problem at the point at which there is a loss of meaning in the articulation of everyday’s life, between classes, genders, races, nations. The intervention of the Third Space of Enunciation as he describes it, destroys the mirror of representation in which cultural knowledge is customarily revealed as an integrated, open and expanding code. It is exactly in this space that video artist Eli Cortiñas situates the group of international artists presented in this program. An urgent search of extravagant and exuberant mysteries, an autonomous staging of possible violent scenarios, tropical economic values, stripteases of one’s own soul, lost of commodities and the fall of ideal projects of long gone futures go hand in hand to establish an unknown space, a new order between signifier and signified.   

selected films:

Stine Marie Jacobsen Do you have time to kill me today?, 2007-2009, 2:50 min

Ana Alenso Tropical Curse, 2015, 3:33 min

Elodie Pong Je suis un bombe, 2006, 6:28 min

Glenda León Inversión, 2011, 3 min

Chrischa Venus Oswald Mother Tongue, 2013, 4 min

Agnieszka Polska Ask the Siren, 2017, 10:25 min

Pauline Curnier Jardin Grotta Profunda (the moody chasm), 2011, 30 min


Program January 2018


selected films:

Steffi Lindner And then nothing turned itself inside-out (excerpt), 2012, 1:53 min
Julius Brauckmann Titles, 2017, 4 min
Alwin Lay Rolle, 2015, 3:28 min
Daniel Burkhardt In other words, 2014, 9:36 min
Elisa Balmaceda Mirage, 2016, 4:53 min
Susann Maria Hempel Der große Gammel, 2012, 8:30 min
Miranda Pennell  You made me love you, 2004, 3:26 min
John Smith Dad’s Stick, 2012, 5:08 min
Miller/Gösel Helios 2, 2013, 15 min

Program December 2017

In December 2017 Capri by Night presents Now Dance.

Now Dance borrows it’s name from a song by the same title, released in 1987 by Byron Davis & The Fresh Krew on the 4 Sight Records label. Like many early Miami Bass artists, Davis packed his work with samples from sources like Ohio Players’ Love Rollercoaster and Roger’s unforgettable 10+ minute rendition of I Heard it Through the Grapevine.

Now Dance is both an original composition and an index of sorts, enticing listeners to learn more about the genre’s roots and influences.  Ben Sisto’s December collection of videos for Capri by Night works in a similar way — a mixtape of ideas, samples, artists and presentation styles that offer a window into the wider world of dance as he has come to know and appreciate it.

curated by Ben Sisto, who oversees the cultural programming at Ace Hotel in New York, including annual exhibitions and artists in residence program

selected films:

AUNTS AUNTS realness, 2013, 06:17 min
Jérôme Bel Pichet Klunchun and Myself: Captation Intégrale (excerpt), 2005, 04:50 min
CHERYL HOW TO CHERYL, 2008, 02:53 min
Merce Cunningham Trust Variations V (excerpt), 1965, 05:16 min
Cynthia Davidson Urban Punk Ballet in Second Life, 2013, 01:11 min
Beth Gill Catacomb NDP 3, 2016, 04:04 min
Jerron Herman Phys Ed, 2017, 05:00 min
Makeya Kaiser Tribute to Whitney Houston, 2016, 05:01 min
Alice Sheppard DESCENT, 2017, 08:17 min
Ben Sisto & SR Palm What I’m Trying to Say, 2014, 05:07 min

Program November 2017

A selection of video works by artists based in Bulgaria. Each of the works responds differently to the concept of the “couple”. It is about diversity in different forms of communication – between two friends, lovers, family members, teacher and student, even between two digital devices or between the artist and his imaginary antipod.

curated by Daniela Radeva – a curator for contemporary art, based in Sofia, Bulgaria


selected videos:

Kalin Serapionov UCS, 2013, 2:45 min

Valentina Traianova la Quête, 2001, 3:22 min

Maximilian Pramatarov Tigers, 2012, 1:49 min

Samuil Stoyanov 61 26, 2011, 3:05 min

Vladimir Mitrev Étude Red Blue, 2008, 3:31 min

Vikenti Komitski Lucky Fetish, 2016, 2:05 min

Krassimir Terziev Between Flash Back and Deja-vu, 2016, 9:00 min

Rayna Teneva Last Rose, 2017, 2:01 min