Peripheral Vision

Artist and curator Ben Russell misreads an architectural schematic as a diagram of the eye and constructs a peripheral cinema space within the permanent viewing structure that hosts the Berlin Documentary Forum. Occupying a field just outside the direct line of sight, this theater-within-a-theater will host a 7-part program of 20 contemporary video works presented in looping half-hour segments throughout the course of the Forum. United through a singlular vision that claims the expansion of the documentary form as a defining characteristic of artists' video works within the last decade, this meta-program functions as both highlight and counterpoint to the mainstage program.

With video works by Basma Alsharif, Neil Beloufa, Jacob Ciocci, Mary Helena Clark, Mati Diop, Kwon Hayoun, Oliver Laric, Laida Lertxundi, Dani Leventhal, Makino Takashi, Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, Charlemagne Palestine, Steve Reinke, Michael Robinson, Eva Marie Rødbro, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Phil Solomon and Michael Snow.