Video Installation / Video Screening

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Multichannel Video Installation
HD video, 06:39, black and white & color, with sound
Written, Edited & Directed NINA E. SCHÖNEFELD


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W H Y  D O  W E  K I L L  is a video project that is a direct reaction to the situation we are facing in times of war. It is about the feeling of constant insecurity and a panicky, invisible threat. Images of a dancer and various quotes from different sources on the subject of violence are condensed into a kind of collage to create a feeling of our worst nightmares.
Violence is the use of force to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy. It is “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.” Alternatively, violence can primarily be classified as either instrumental or reactive and hostile. Unlike the other two broad categories, the subcategories of collective violence suggest possible motives for violence committed by larger groups of individuals or by states. Collective violence that is committed to advance a particular social agenda include crimes of hate committed by organized groups, terrorist acts and mob violence. Political violence includes war and related violent conflicts, state violence and similar acts carried out by armed groups. Slow violence is a long-duration form of violence which is often invisible such as environmental degradation, pollution and climate change.
The complex theme of violence is connected to a systemic problem of the world. The principle of constant economic growth, combined with globalization, is creating a scenario where we could see a systemic collapse of our planet’s natural resources. Capitalism is inherently exploitative, alienating, unstable, unsustainable, and inefficient and it creates massive economic inequality, commodifies people, degrades the environment, is anti-democratic, and leads to an erosion of human rights because of its incentivization of imperialist expansion and war. W H Y  D O  W E  K I L L ?

The video work W H Y  D O  W E  K I L L has been planned as a multichannel video installation. Depending on the exhibition framework, however, the video work may also be shown as a cinema screening or on a single screen (see examples).
If shown as a multichannel installation one screen shows the complete video with sound.The other screen(s) show(s) details in slow motion that match the content. The expansive multi-channel screening reinforces more feelings in the viewer. The screening could be shown on single monitors mounted on wheeled frames combined with sculptures or as large projections on walls (see examples).

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    Nina E. Schönefeld was born in Berlin. She is half Polish and half German. She studied at the University of Arts in Berlin (UDK) and at the Royal College of Art in London. Since several years she has given lectures in Fine Art at private Art Colleges. Together with Marina Wilde she founded "Last Night In Berlin" a cultural platform about art openings in Berlin. She holds a Master of Arts and a PhD in Art Theory (Dr. Phil.). Schönefeld lives and works in Berlin (& sometimes in Ibiza).
    Nina E. Schönefeld works as an interdisciplinary video artist. The future scenarios in her art works are closely linked to current political, ecological, and social issues in the world. She operates with a system of different light & sound systems, electronic machines, sculptures, costumes, interiors, and video screenings.

    EXHIBITIONS (selection):
    Upcoming/Current STRANGE THINGS @ Aleš South Bohemian Art Museum, Czech Republic / A MATTER OF TRUST @ Kultursymposion Weimar / Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar, Germany / Filmscreening @Artspring-Festival 2023 in Berlin / THE FOURTH ESTATE solo @Münchner Kammerspiele, München, Germany / Group Show Bergamo, Italy / Filmscreening P.A.R.A.D.I.S.E. @ Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany / THE FOURTH ESTATE solo @LAGOS Gallery, Mexico City / Am Limit @GAFU Gallery (supported by the Goethe-Institutes in Prague & Bratislava), Ostrava, Czech Republic
    2022/23 Art from Elsewhere @LAGOS Gallery, Mexico City / ÜberLeben – Fragen an die Zukunft @Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin / Enemy Within, solo @Berlin Weekly Gallery / Wall of Sound @Lage Egal, Berlin / Points of Resistance V @ Zionskirche, Momentum Worldwide & KleinerVonWiese Gallery, Berlin / Video Installation EcoFuture @Habibi Kiosk, Münchner Kammerspiele / Art Speaks out @COP27, EGYPT (Ikono TV) / Sirens are calling from the shadows @ A:D:CURATORIAL Gallery, Berlin / OH MY DATA @Diskurs Gallery Berlin / HAZE CITY @Artspring-Festival in Berlin / A portrait of Spirits @Berlin Bark Gallery
    2021 Facing New Challenges: Cities @Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany / States Of Emergency @MOMENTUM Worldwide, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin / DECEMBER’S CHILDREN @Lage Egal, Berlin / Corona Culture @Alte Münze, Berlin / The Circle @CICA MUSEUM, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea / Gods & Monsters @Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt a.M., Germany / SWAB Barcelona Art Fair 2021 (Lage Egal), Barcelona, Spain / Seoul International ALT Cinema & Media Arts Festival (NeMaf), Seoul, Korea / HER Power @Art Life Foundation, Hong Kong, China / Embark @129 GALLERY (Western Comfort Boat), Berlin / Points of Resistance @Zionskirche (Momentum Worldwide / KleinerVonWiese Gallery), Berlin / SIGNALE @ARTSPRING-Festival in Berlin / Roppongi Art Night @Roppongi Art Festival, Tokyo, Japan
    2020 Facing New Challenges: Water @Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany / D1G1TAL S3CR3TS @Die Digitale, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, Germany / At the Limit @Kunsthalle Bratislava Museum, Slovakia / Boxenstopp @KWADRAT Gallery, Berlin / Beyond Elysium @Kleiner Von Wiese Galerie, Berlin / Something True @Schau Fenster, Berlin / #Payetonconfinement @Galerie la Pierre Large, Strasbourg, France / COVIDecameron @Momentum Worldwide/ Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin / N.O R.O.C.2.3. @Contemplatio Art, Germany / L’Artiste Et Les Commissaires @Lage Egal, Berlin
    2019 L.E.O.P.A.R.T. @Philipp Haverkampf Galerie, Berlin / Trilogy of Tomorrow @Galerie la Pierre Large, Strasbourg, France / Show Me Your Selfie @Aram Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea / Salon Hansa: InterINTIMES AutoPORTRAIT @Lachenmann Art Konstanz, Germany / Salon Hansa: InterINTIMES_AutoPORTRAIT @Lachenmann Art Frankfurt/Main, Germany / SHOW ME YOUR SELFIE @DISKURS Gallery, Berlin / Topographies of The Stack @Alternative Culture Making Art Space, Shenzhen, China / Water(Proof) @Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC Australia / Zeit, sich zu berauschen @Salon Gallery, Berlin / +1 @Safe Gallery, Berlin / Water(proof) @Momentum Worldwide / Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin / Anima Mundi Festival 2019 – Consciousness @Palazzo Ca' Zanardi, Venice, Italy / Anima Mundi Arts Festival @THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Venice, Italy / Il est temps de s’enivrer @Bamhaus Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Kommunizierende Röhren 2 @Salon Rene Holm, Berlin / Mitte Media Festival 2019, Berlin / Light Year 48: Digital Fairy Tales: Vengeance is Mine @Manhattan Bridge / The Leo Kuelbs Collection, New York, U.S. / Digital Fairy Tales: Vengeance is Mine @Made In NY Media Center by IFP, New York City, U.S. / ? Art Is My Revenge @Lage Egal, Berlin / Villa Heike & Other Stories @Villa Heike, Berlin / #Notsoawhitecube @Lage Egal, Berlin
    2018 12×12 - Nina E. Schönefeld @Berlinische Galerie, Berlin / Galleryweekend @Fahrbereitschaft/coGalleries, Berlin / 30 Jahre. 30 Fragen. 30 Stunden. @Goethe Institut – Beijing, China / Sluice Exchange @Kühlhaus, Berlin / The Missing Room @Lage Egal, Berlin / BBA Artist Prize 2018 @BBA Gallery, Berlin / Join the Dots, Salone Degli Incanti @Ex Pescheria Centrale, Trieste, Italy / Too early @Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin / Mitte Media Festival 2018 @Mitte Media Festival, Berlin / Festival für zeitgenössische Skulptur @Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin / Liquid Rooms - The Labyrinth @Palazzo Ca' Zanardi, Venice, Italy / The Body Language @THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, Venice, Italy
    2017 A Hacker On The Run @Bilderrahmen Neumann, Fahrbereitschaft, Berlin / The Rise of Black Wolf @coGalleries, Berlin / AR_29 Open Studios 2017 @AR 29, Berlin / La Table Ronde @DISKURS Gallery, Berlin / Mitte Media Festival 2017 @Mitte Media Festival, Berlin / Light Year 25 @Manhattan Bridge / Leo Kuelbs Collection, New York City, U.S.
    2016 BLACK ISLAND WHITE STAR @Fata Morgana Gallery, Berlin / Black Island White Star II @Larry Art (LA), Berlin / Manifesta Goes Palermo @Galerie Palermo, Stuttgart, Germany / The Artist as Curator’s Art vol. VI @Schau Fenster, Berlin / 1 Jahr Larrys Show @Larry Art, Berlin / Some Demonstrations (by Charlie Stein) @Manifestina/Manifesta, Zurich, Switzerland / Christmas Salon Art Exhibition @coGalleries, Berlin / Car Park @Schau Fenster, Berlin

    PUBLICATIONS (selection):
    Exh. cat.: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle Bonn: “Kunststudenten stellen aus” / Exh. cat.: “Germany Mon Amour” by Fondazione Luciano Benetton / “The Rise of Black Wolf”, Interview by CoGalleries /”6 Emerging Artists from Berlin You Should Know”, The Culture Trip / “Nina E. Schönefeld’s Hacker On The Run”, podcast by ARTIPOEUS / Exh. cat.: “La Table Ronde”, Koreanisches Kulturzentrum & Diskurs Gallery / Libertine Magazine: “Female Hacker On The Run” by Rebecca Heinzelmann / Exh. cat.: Winners BBA Gallery Award 2018 / Berlin Art Link: “Apocalyptic Female Futures” by Isabelle Hore-Thoreburn / “Nina E. Schönefeld @Berlinische Galerie” Radio ARTY, Flux FM / Exh. cat.: “Il est temps de s’enivrer” Bamhaus Luxembourg / The Monthly Art Magazine Wolgan Misul Korea: “12x12 @Berlinische Galerie” / Exh. cat.: “+1” @SP2 Gallery / Exh. cat.: “Water(Proof)”, Momentum World Wide / Exh. cat.: “Show Me Your Selfie”, Aram Art Museum Korea / Exh. cat.: “Trilogy Of Tomorrow”, Galerie la pierre large, Strasbourg (text: Benjamin Kiffel) / NOVO Magazine NO.57 “Nina E. Schönefeld, Fun Cataclysmique” by Aude Ziegelmann / Exh. cat. “Salon Hansa”, Lachenmann Art Gallery Frankfurt / Tagesspiegel: “Sell Your Art, Prepper Coat” / CONTEMPLATIO.ART: “Artist Talk with Nina E. Schönefeld” (video documentary) / POLYCA Magazine London (Issue No. I): “Nina E. Schönefeld” by Valeria Wiwinius / Exh. cat. “At The Limit” Kunsthalle Bratislava / COEUR ET ART: “Nina E. Schönefeld: A question of truth“ by Esther Harrison / Kunsthalle Bratislava: (UN)LIMITED Art Talk (Museum video documentary) / CRÈME GUIDES: “Künstlerin Nina E. Schönefeld” / Berliner Zeitung: “Artspring Festival”, by Claus Löser / GIB MIR KUNST: “Dystopie und Gesellschaft” Alexander Theiler von Jung & Naiv | Artist: Nina E. Schönefeld, Podcast Spotify / Monopol Magazin: Die Filmausstellung CITIES im Heidelberger Kunstverein, by Jens Hinrichsen / ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Momentum Worldwide | Video interview with Nina E. Schönefeld, by Brooke Hyrons / DEEDS Magazine: Diskurs zeigt “oh my data” / Art aber fair - die Kunstkritik auf radioeins "ÜberLeben - Fragen an die Zukunft" / Tagesspiegel:“Ausstellung in der Zionskirche: Der Strand in Odessa, jetzt ganz leer“ von Birgit Rieger / Der Freitag: „ÜberLeben: Es geht um Hoffnung“ von Philipp Hindahl / Radio Arty: ÜberLeben - Fragen an die Zukunft mit Marc Wellmann und Nina E. Schönefeld / Berlin Art Link: This week’s art openings and events / ikonoTV @СOP27 (UN Climate Conference 2022): Art Speaks Out: A conversation with Nina E. Schönefeld and Priyanka D. Rajkakati

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