Discursive film screening with Polina Kanis, moderated by Daniel Milnes

Artist Talk Thursday, 08.02, 7 pm

For the  Kapsel 08 exhibition at Haus der Kunst, the Russian filmmaker Polina Kanis has developed a new immersive video installation, The Procedure [2017]. Kanis adopted a fictitious museum building as the starting point for the piece, which examines the cohesion and division within a community. After the building was damaged by an incomprehensible catastrophe, all attempts to clarify what happened to the structure end with the same answer: “I saw nothing.”

In a discussion with Daniel Milnes, Kanis will place this new video installation in the larger context of her oeuvre, spanning from earlier works, which have a strongly performative character, to her more recent films, which make use of feature film aesthetics; using excerpts from her videos, Kanis’s artistic development is outlined.

Polina Kanis (*1985, Leningrad) completed her studies at Moscow’s multimedia art school, Schkola Rodchenko (Rodchenko Art School), in 2011. That same year, her video Eggs (2010) was awarded the Kandinsky Prize in the category “Best Young Artist.” In January 2017, Kanis began a residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.

Lecture in English

Stretch your view


Stretch your view