The exhibition centers around the major film and video installations of the 1990s, the ravishing projections by the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, Bruce Nauman's existentialist image of the body, the psychologically-charged film spaces of Eija-Liisa Ahtila from Finland and the highly conceptual installations of Canadian Rodney Graham. These contemporary works from the Friedrich-Christian-Flick-Collection in the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin elaborate artistic notions of the projected image that were developed in the 1960s. Groundbreaking works such as the films of Marcel Broodthaers, the American Dan Graham or the experimental filmmaker Valie Export can be viewed in dialogue with contemporary works. With six extensive thematic sections such as "Phantasmagoria", "Body Double" and "Repertory Cinema", the exhibition will outline the significance which the art of projection has achieved outside the cinema. At the same time, it shows what subject matter, techniques and conceptual notions have shaped this form of media art to the present day. Ultimately, the art of projection is a school of perception, offering an extraordinary experience of filmic effects such as light, shadow, motion, sound and reflection.
◇ Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection: Films, Videos And Installations From 1963 to 2005 (Hatje Cantz)