30 June, 2018

4:00 pm


  • Jana Seehusen
  • Kathrin Becker
  • Anna Bitkina
  • Inga Lāce
  • Maria Veits
  • TOK (The Creative Association of Curators)


  • Sanja Iveković
  • Sasha Pirogova
  • Eglė Rakauskaitė
  • Józef Robakowski
  • Ulrike Rosenbach
  • Clarissa Thieme
  • Željka Blakšić aka Gita Blak
  • Cooperative Shvemy
  • CORO Collective
  • Ira Eduardovna
  • Gluklya (Natalya Pershina-Yakimanskaya)
  • Polina Kanis
  • Marge Monko
  • Katrīna Neiburga
  • Alla Mitrofanova


  • Eva Birkenstock
  • Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
  • Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf

Screening Chapter Launch #1 and #2


Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, Birkenstr. 47, 40233 Düsseldorf

Marge Monko. Punane Koit (Red Dawn), 2013. Video still, single-channel video, 4’11’’, color, sound, 16:9, Courtesy: the artist and Ani Molnar Gallery

On June 30th from 4 to 8 pm we will present the first two screening chapters of the online video art platform D’EST. A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former “East” and “West” at Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf in collaboration with the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen. Whilst chapter 1, The Suspension and Excess of Time (curated by Kathrin Becker and Jana Seehusen), a collaboration with the Video-Forum at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), explores the role of time within two political systems, chapter 2, Performing Words, Uttering Performance (curated by Creative Association of Curators TOK and Inga Lāce) investigates the changing role and function of language before and after the 1990s.

From July 1st onwards chapter 1 and 2 will be accessible online for all registered users. Free admission.



4 pm – 5.30 pm

Screening Chapter #1 The Suspension and Excess of Time
curated by Kathrin Becker (head of video forum n.b.k., Berlin) and Jana Seehusen (artist/theorist, Berlin/Hamburg)

With works by
Sanja Iveković, Sasha Pirogova, Eglė Rakauskaitė, Józef Robakowski, Ulrike Rosenbach, Clarissa Thieme
guest: Clarissa Thieme (artist/filmmaker, Berlin)

6 pm – 8 pm

Screening Chapter #2 Performing Words, Uttering Performance
curated by Creative Association of Curators TOK (Anna Bitkina (curator, St. Petersburg/Utrecht) & Maria Veits (curator, St. Petersburg)), Inga Lāce (curator, Riga)

With works by
Željka Blakšić aka Gita Blak, Cooperative Shvemy, Coro Collective (Eglė Budvytytė, Goda Budvytytė, Ieva Misevičiūtė), Ira Eduardovna, Gluklya (Natalya Pershina-Yakimanskaya), Polina Kanis, Marge Monko, Katrīna Neiburga
guest: Alla Mitrofanova (critic/curator, St. Petersburg)

The curators as well as two guests will be present and guide through the afternoon and evening.

The event is part of OFF THE RECORD, a series of events of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf to accompany this years exhibition program. The events open further perspectives on each year’s activities in general and aim to react spontaneously to current discussions during screenings, performances, and lectures.