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



Program October 2017

The compilation BROKEN ROMANTICISM is looking for lost idylls not only in opera and novels. the videos of the compilation are investigating reflexive romanticism in contemporary urbanity. it is about ideals, dark longings and cultural insight – about faded leitmotifs, illusions and disillusions. this is time-based romanticism.

curated by Elke Kania, a Cologne-based independent art & film curator, author and critic


selected videos:

Stephanie Gudra Wuslon, 2017, 0:49 min

Hugo Holger Schneider All of all of this, 2017, 10:66 min

Paul Barsch Stoic & Stout 0.2, 2017, 5:15 min

Frauke Boggasch neko no neo no ai, 2016, 4 min

Yves Netzhammer Tage ohne Stunden, 2016, 8 min, Musik von Bernd Schurer

TAKETHAT Polterghost, 2015, 0:18 min

Jen DeNike Dead Man’s Float, 2005, 2:22 min

Bruno & Robert Sukrow Das Detail, 2016, 4:54 min

The compilation will be screened in October 2017 from von 7.30 p.m. – 5.00 a.m. in the public space.

Fotos by Stephanie Gudra

Program September 2017

JAPAN – Past and future, history and reality.
Introducing the variety of the images that capture the appearance of Japan, created by artists with two completely different approaches.

curated by Kentaro Totsuka, director of hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK / TOKYO

selected films:

by WOW, an artist collective based in Tokyo, Sendai and London:

Tokyo Light Odyssey, 2016, 5.24 min

Fatality, 2017, 2.30min

TOKYO DENSE FOG, 2015, 3.26 min


by Tetsugo Hyakutake, based in Tokyo:

Hirohito and MacArthur, 2009-11, 3.05 min

Hiroshima #1, 2009, 4.15 min

Hiroshima #2, 2009, 2.37 min

Tokyo, 2011, 1.23 min


Program August 2017

The August selection is a compilation of short films, which represent a very own category of the dance film. Here, the choreography was specifically developed for the medium of the moving image and involves both the dancers and the camera. Dance performances, made for the camera, will never be the same on a real stage. They strongly depend on their spatial environment, whether an outside, inside or a completely fictive space.

curated by Ágota Harmati – a curator for contemporary dance who works in Germany, Spain and Hungary. In Spain she has been realizing projects for the Miró Foundation and in Cologne, she recently organized the Dance Film Festival “Moovy” at Filmforum NRW, Museum Ludwig.

selected films:

Sebastian Gimmel Approaching the puddle, 2015, 8.33 min

Özgür Can Alkan Circle, 2014, 4.23min

Alireza Keymanesh & Amir Pousti Flatland, 2017, 13.20 min

Roni Chadash Spineless, 2014, 2 min

Concha Vidal Stormy red, 2015, 5.10 min

Avatâra Ayuso Tokyo, Tokyo, 2014, 4.20 min



Program July 2017

From 30.06. – 02.07.2017 CAPRI BY NIGHT will be hosting Play III.
Play III is a video and performance festival presenting the works of 35 artists in ten locations across Cologne and Dusseldorf. The festival is organized by Galerie Ampersand, Cat Cologne and W57. It is staged for the third time since 2013.


1. Matthias Danberg: Sculptures – 17.48 min.
2. Banz und Bowinkel: Metafurnish – 24.01 min.
3. Kilian Kretschmer: Steinzeit – 28.07 min.
4. Roland Schappert: Bar/Vegetation 3.30 min.