The center piece of the Kassel Dokfest is the film program, divided into three sections:


Up to 16 contemporary media installations and sculptures by up-and-coming as well as well-known artists will be presented at the exhibition Monitoring.

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The DokfestLounge is not only the location for audiovisual performances by international artists, VJs and DJs but also the nocturnal meeting point for our guests after 10.30 pm.

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The Workshop symposium interfiction offers lectures, presentations and workshop-sessions concerning a yearly changing topic, which takes a closer look at the political, social and artistic aspects of the medium internet.

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This educational side program is aimed at school students from the 7th till the 13th grade as well as teachers. The project consists of special film programs as well as workshops about film analysis and criticism under the guidance of media educators.

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The DokfestForum offers panels, lectures and screenings that raise questions about the interfaces between film and art. During the daytime the DokfestForum as a festival meeting point will provide a café with a video library for accredited guests.

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With the Hessian University Film Day, the presentation of a European Film College and hands-on workshops and lectures, the Kassel Dokfest offers possibilities for further education, information on education opportunities and access to professional networks for (Hessian) up-and-coming filmmakers.

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Monitoring provides a space for film and video-based installations and other time-based media works of recent years that require presentation formats beyond the classic cinema screen. Last year, the jury has selected sixteen works out of more than 300 international submissions. The submissions followed an open call, without pre-set topics or restrictions concerning content or technical media. The works were chosen upon their ability to enfold in a spatial setting and the contemporary relevance of their topics. All works in the exhibition are nominated for the Golden Cube award for the best media installation, which is endowed with 3,500 €. The award is donated by the software company Micromata GmbH.


Golden Cube

All works selected for the exhibition Monitoring compete for the Golden Cube, the prize for the best media installation, endowed with 3.500 € and sponsored by the software company Micromata GmbH, located in Kassel.

Next to the “White Cube” of the showroom of contemporary art and the “Black Cube”, the room of film presentation painted black, the “Golden Cube” takes in an in-between position and explicitly promotes the interaction of spatial and audio-visual aspects of media installations. In 2016 the Golden Cube went to Lotte Meret for her work "Surface Glaze".


Within the framework of the exhibition Monitoring, an educational program is offered. Beatrix Goffin (Head of Monitoring) offers guided exhibition tours alternating between the Kasseler Kunstverein and the Südflügel at the KulturBahnhof. In a casual atmosphere all visitors are invited to focus on selected art works and discuss their impact. 

Thur / Nov 12 / 6 p.m. / Südflügel (KulturBahnhof)
Fri / Nov 13 / 3 p.m. / Kasseler Kunstverein
Sat / Nov 14 / 3 p.m. / Kasseler Kunstverein
Sun / Nov 15 / 6 p.m. / Südflügel (KulturBahnhof)

An educational program for schools and groups can be supplied. For more information please contact goffin@kasselerdokfest.de.

Places and opening hours

The Monitoring-exhibition is shown in the following places: Kasseler Kunstverein, KulturBahnhof (Südflügel & Stellwerk) and Galerie Coucou.


Opening hours:

Kasseler Kunstverein (Fridericianum, Friedrichsplatz 18)

Wed / Nov 11 / 7 – 11 p.m.
Thur – Sat / Nov 12 - 14 / 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sun / Nov 15 / 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.


KulturBahnhof Kassel (RainerDierichsPlatz1)
und Galerie Coucou (Elfbuchenstraße 20)

Wed / Nov 11 / 7 – 11 p.m.
Thur – Sat / Nov 12 - 14 / 5 – 10 p.m.
Sun / Nov 15 / 5 – 8 p.m.


The exhibition is free of charge.

Overview artists and works

Jasmina Cibic "Building Desire"
Yves Netzhammer, Jolanda Gsponer, Annette Brütsch u.a. "Dedications: Die Installation – Peter Liechtis unvollendeter Film"
Johanna Reich "Resurface"
Arianna Waldner Bingemer "Kassel 9.12."
Maya Watanabe "Sceneries"




Lisa Dreykluft "ASMR"
Anette Rose "Captured Motion"
Paul Wiersbinski "Fly high or I fly above you"
Karin Fisslthaler "Once the Day will come"
Fabian Kühfuß "Playstation"
Ria Pacquée "Running Around"
Lotte Meret "Surface Glaze"
Verena Friedrich "THE LONG NOW"
Paula Godínez "Türsteher"





Angelika Levi "Miete Essen Seele auf"