In 1999 Oberhausen introduced the world’s first festival prize for music videos made in Germany. The impulse to create this award arose out of the observation that music videos had increasingly managed to emancipate themselves from their purely illustrative and advertising function, transforming themselves into a completely independent form of visualisation. Today, music videos have proven themselves to be an independent short film genre that even managed to survive the decline of its midwife, music television. This programme gathers together all the works nominated for the 2016 MuVi Award, supplemented by two artistically outstanding international videos.
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There is a good girl. And there is the Internet. This might seem weird but this might be real.
“Blacktivist” reflects on police brutality, selective enforcement, and the right of self-defence. Scenes reminiscent of the aesthetics of conventional music videos...
Tired of being despised by his colleagues – a bunch of lowbrow office machos – Mr. Lorenz opposes them and designs his own evening adventures. Free from all...
Ego Mein Alter
At the Alter Ego High School, snogging teachers address the pupils by the names of the alter egos of their exalted parents. The authoritarian mother blows the...
An abstract dream documentation that gives space to the intimate, hidden and suppressed ghosts of the psyche.<span></span>
If I were a Sneaker
The lyrics illuminate the juxtaposition between Europe’s closed-door immigration policies and the free global movement of consumer items. Visually, we are invited...
At indefinite places beaches evolve, and for unexplained reasons, the two protagonists are telling the Archimedean story with an ritualistic gesture. Waves of...
Waves tie relentlessly…tying / Big and blue, I wander / Timelines devolve / I am looking under / While the water breaks / A shuffled arc.<span></span>
An adaptation of the story of ‘Michael Kohlhaas’, set in the club context. A visual drug trip that eats its way through the Internet and seizes upon pop-cultural...
An ensemble of playground equipment, a 20-minute break and the joys of dizziness create an involuntary choreography.<span></span>
A chubby, red-headed, mini-anarchist is about to become your idol. A sweaty, round-faced, pre-teen boy is our protagonist. Walking amongst ruins in his trackies,...
14:48 (Elefant Remix)
For each day, Steffie Van Cauter drew an animation film. It is from this archive that several different projects have been derived: image compositions for...