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.

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