DokfestForum was founded in 2010 in cooperation with Fridericianum. As a venue for lectures, artist talks and screenings located at the intersection of film and art, the DokfestForum extends the spectrum of the festival to include the fine arts.
The DokfestForum will take place in cooperation with the Fridericianum. With lectures, artist talks and screenings, which thematically range in the intersection of film, documentary and art, the DokfestForum broadens the spectre of the festival to include the fine arts. Over the course of two evenings the Fridericianum will present guests who, based on the cinematic work of artist Loretta Fahrenholz, will dedicate themselves to the theoretical discussion of the boundaries between documentary-film and fiction. In our, through media perceived and mediated, present, the camera is only one of many recording mediums, and is itself a part of the reality depicted. The transition between real life and activities in networks is hardly detectable, connection and mediation are omnipresent, everyone works on their self and the image of that self. The resulting change of cinematic picture, among other things, is currently discussed under the heading “post-cinema”. With the film scholar Selmin Kara and the philosopher and media scholar Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, and as part of the exhibition by Loretta Fahrenholz, focus is directed towards the theory of the documental. Loretta Fahrenholz can currently be seen in the solo exhibition “Two A.M.” in the Fridericianum. With her films, she examines our, by collective fictions, self-staging and media-mediation characterized, present times.