Contested Grounds – Contested Colors, Films, Installations and a Book

Films, Installations and a Book 

Contested Grounds ­– Contested Colors 
Films, Installations and a Book 

Contested Grounds – Contested Colors looks at the relations between the works of five artists: Filmmakers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill research the relationship between landscape, indigenous history, cinema, and politics. Their three-color technique draws on James Clerk Maxwell’s additive theory of color mixing (1861). The static elements are reproduced in perfect natural colors, while the moving elements (clouds, shadows) appear in ‘unnatural’ primary colors. Installation artists Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger have researched the ideological implications of colors in different contexts. What becomes visible in color pictures and what is it that we don’t see?
The Red Book(2017) by Inas Halabi attempts to capture the ungraspable threat of radiation using stories and visual material: “A rumour has no colour and can’t be seen, but it spreads faster than fire underneath your own two feet”. More about the program...

Opening: Thursday, May 30 7pm

Thursday, May 30–Monday, June 3
Opening hours: Fri + Mon 2pm–8pm, Sat + Sun 11am–8pm 
silent green Betonhalle
free entrance 

Films: Earth Message, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill / Australia 1970 / 16mm / OV / 23 min
Bouddi, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill / Australia 1970 / 16mm/ OV / 8min
Heat Shimmer, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill / Australia 1978 / 16mm / silent / 12min
Warrah, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill / Australia 1980 / 16mm/ OV / 15min

Installations: The Second Journes (to Uluru), Arthur and Corinne Cantrill / Australia 1981 / digital file / OV / 74min
Eikon, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill / Australia 1969 / digital file / OV / 4min
Red, She Said, Mareike Bernien, Kerstin Schroedinger / Germany / UK 2011 / 1-Channel-Videoinstallation / 13min
Rainbow's Gravity, Mareike Bernien, Kerstin Schroedinger / Germany / UK 2014 / 1-Channel-Videoinstallation / 33min
Bläue, Kerstin Schroedinger UK / Italy / Switzerland / Germany 2017 / 1-Channel-Videoinstallation / 48min

Publications: The Red Book, Inas Halabi, 2017 

TWO WOMEN (Arthur und Corinne Cantrill, Australien 1980)
RED, SHE SAID (Mareike Bernien und Kerstin Schroedinger, Germany/UK 2011)