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Taming the Narrative
Keren Cytter , Jakob Egenrieder , Jeanne Faust , Simon Fujiwara, Sven Johne , John Skoog
01.11.2013 to 08.01.2014


Thursday, 31.10.2013 - 7:00 pm

opening hours

tuesday- friday
11:00 am - 19:00 pm

saturday, sunday
12:00 pm - 18:00 pm


Wednesday, 20.11.2013 - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, 11.12.2013 - 6:00 pm


basis e.V. Gutleutstraße 8-12 60329 Frankfurt am Main

We are delighted to be presenting the exhibition Taming the Narrative with Keren Cytter, Jakob Egenrieder, Jeanne Faust, Simon Fujiwara, Sven Johne, and John Skoog from November 1, 2013, to January 8, 2014.

The noticeable increase of narrative aspects in art films in recent years has led to broad debate as to the distinguishing features and differences between films presented in the movie theater context and narrative film works explicitly located in the art context.

While experimental exploration of film as of the 1960s generally focused on its formal and thematic potential, in the 1990s interest turned increasingly to narrative approaches. In the context of contemporary artistic activity based on narrative models a growing interest in the critical examination of narrative plot structures and their logic is apparent. To bring out these tendencies, the exhibition Taming the Narrative shows current works and how they deal with narrative elements in artistic film works that subject narrative models to critical reflection, focusing attention on the concepts of deconstruction and compression.

The strategies with which contemporary treatments of narrative reflect fundamental issues in how we see and communicate our world are illustrated in the context of works by Keren Cytter, Jakob Egenrieder, Jeanne Faust, Simon Fujiwara, Sven Johne, and John Skoog. Reality and the experience of time and self are seen to be underlying parameters of lived reality, without any relation to the familiar or stereotypical mediating instantiations of popular narrative cinema.

Programm at the Opening, October 31:
7:00 pm Introduction: Felix Ruhöfer, curator
9:00 pm Live Performance by Nepal Video Club, (Matthias Scholten, Paul Wiersbinski) and Sound by René Schohe
and afterwards drinks and music at the bar

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In the context of B3 Parcours:

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