21 February–24 February 2019

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany | Website


The VIDEONALE is a festival for video and time-based art forms that takes place every two years in Bonn. Each VIDEONALE realizes an exhibition of international artistic positions in the fields of single-channel and multi-channel video, video installation and sculpture, performance and virtual reality, which are selected from the submissions to the internationally advertised competition. The opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive festival program.

Lecture Performance: Zach Blas, Body Horror
Zach Blas (artist/lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University London)

In this lecture, the setting of airport security is reimagined through the genre of body horror cinema, with body scans and biometric meshes as key protagonists. These digital bodies—extracted from embodied selves—are inspected, prodded, and probed for the sake of risk preemption, but how do such acts come to provoke or terrify, when—no matter how violently handled— the digital renderings of securitized people appear to be free of the horrors of bodily violation?

Panel: Internet Culture(s) – Resistance and Options
Talk with
Dr. Tatiana Bazzichelli (director Disruption Network Lab, Berlin)
Zach Blas (artist/lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University London)
Vera Tollmann (cultural scientist/writer, Berlin)
UBERMORGEN (artists/professors Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
Dr. Pau Waelder (independent art critic/curator)

The panel examines the influence of internet culture on visual art, placing a focus on artworks produced for the internet as well as alternative models to the status quo. What democratizing potentials does the internet possess, how does it alter our notions of reality, individuality, originality, identity, and truth? Light is also to be shed on questions related to surveillance and resistance, as well as the control of images and information.