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.

Program June 2017

A jump from a spring-board, books falling from the bottom up, a sudden burst of a display glass – In the June edition of CAPRI BY NIGHT*, the camera seems to be taken in a hostage or at least to be trapped. The selected films focus on perception or reflect on their own parameters as material and framing. The tendency towards reducing the medium to a few elements becomes most obvious at the end of the looped one hour program, where it literally reaches the edge of the frame.

curated by Lyoudmila Milanova


selected films:

Miller/Gösel Helios 2, 2013, 15 min

Florian Gwinner The Things (Europe), 2016, 12.20 min

Julius Brauckmann Titles, 2017, 4 min

Lyoudmila Milanova Nord-Süd-Fahrt, 2014, 8 min

Željka Blakšić Clearing Agent, 2015, 5.30 min

Miri Chais The Bubble Master, 2016, 8.20 min

Pascual Sisto Aucuba Expanded, 2013/2017, 6 min

Brett Swenson Liquid Crystal Display, 2011, 3 min

exonemo 201705 EOF, 2017, 3 min

*Special thanks to Residency Unlimited and hpgrp gallery, both based in New York, for providing access to their artists.

Program May 2017

In May CAPRI BY NIGHT is curated by Daniel Burkhardt and Matthias Müller, both well known respectively for their video installations and experimental films and also for their teaching activities at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

From “shrinking cities” in Eastern Germany to the housing estates on the outskirts of Cologne: the video works selected by Daniel Burkhardt and Matthias Müller from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne for the May edition of “Capri by Night” all circle around the urban space. In seven selected works, it is being observed by anonymous camera eyes, inhabited by countless birds, architecturally analysed – and being demolished several times. Instead of only serving as a backdrop for filmic narration, it is gradually developing into an autonomous realm of perception and reflection.

selected films:

Oliver Husain FuZe, 2004, 4 min

Tama Tobias Macht Haltestelle Hansaring, 2008, 6 min, KHM-Projekt

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

Clemens von Wedemeyer Silberhöhe, 2003, 10 min

Denis Beaubois In the Event of Amnesia the City will Recall, 1997, 10 min

Ulu Braun Birds, 2014, 15 min

Timo Katz Whirr, 2006, 3min

Fotos: Daniel Burkhardt

Program April 2017

In April CAPRI BY NIGHT is curated by Philipp Fürnkäs, independent curator, author and lecturer. He recently curated the special show Rhinescope as part of the 50th Art Cologne and the exhibition Splitter and Amalgam as part of the 1st edition of Die Digitale Düsseldorf 2016.

The core subject of the works presented in April is corporal presence in different forms. The staging of the body makes use of various artistic means like costumes, props and performers but also found footage and editing techniques such as superimposition, color filters and loops. In the context of the digital era – which is determined by the affirmative credo of a globally effective and a media-conveyed self-optimization – the artists also in reaction to it create diverse surreal worlds. In tableau-like settings, sometimes dreamy then ironic, they investigate each in their own way the contemporary conditio humana.


selected films:

Christian Friedrich Untitled, 2011, 33:24 min

Tessa Knapp Kuyruklu Piyano, 2009/2017, 4:50 min

Stefan Panhans The Long Goodbye (Pre-Afterwork-Ok-Clubset) V, 2013, 26:26 min

Julika Rudelius Rituals, 2012, 11:53 min

Daniel Sabranski Kaleidoskop, 2004-2014, 6:31 min

Program March 2017

In March CAPRI BY NIGHT is curated by Nicole Rebmann, program commission member of the Short Film Festival Cologne and the Women’s Film Festival. She also curates programs for the Filmwinter Stuttgart and is part of the organization team of the Short Film Festival Oberhausen and Berlinale.

– Glimpses into a room: In the rhythm of a dance the different facets of life pass by. Caught in the own apartment looking out of the window: On building facades of a city, on the street and into the sky which is the same for everyone. Observing the world via surveillance cameras: Watching what would remain hidden. Fast motion, collage and loops dissolve the horizon up to an abstraction of the the outside world –


selected films:

Laure Prouvost Monolog, United Kingdom 2009, 9 Min

Zbigniew Rybczinski Tango, Poland 1981, 8 Min

Bert Gottschalk Framing (Bildfenster/Fensterbilder), Germany 2007, 6 Min

Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen, Issa Touma 9 Days  – From My Window in Aleppo, Syria/Netherlands 2015, 13 Min

Michel Klöfkorn Zeitraffer, Germany 2012, 4 Min

Aki Nakazawa Drawing Wishes, Japan 2006, 4:35 Min

Benny Nemerofsky-Ramsay Live To Tell, Canada 2002, 5 Min

Dariusz Kowalski Elements, Austria 2005, 8 Min