Simona Koch, Still from “Organismus 1,” 2008

Simona Koch, Still from “Organismus 1,” 2008


Narrative and Ambient Video Program

Saturday, January 23rd; 7 p.m.

Bar Z
Bergstrasse 2
Mitte, Berlin

GLOW is a collaboration of curators Gillian Morris, Adam Nankervis, and the initiator of the GLOW, Leo Kuelbs

In the windswept tundras of winter in the open fields of snow plains, surrounding this island, the city Berlin, a sanctum, a gathering to a luminous warmth in the intimacy of a 35-seat cinema, a unique programme, a selected an etheral assemblage will be staged.

It will be a screening of narrative, non-narrative and new digital medium in discourse of the framework of public cinema-going tradition. A seductive folly, an entertainment, a contemplation, an elevation, an aesthetic satiation, a grouping within the hearth of GLOW.

Drawing from both archival and recently-made work of artists based in Berlin and drawn by invitation from the international arena, GLOW will showcase films and videos of seven to ten minutes duration that explore work of the disruptive, the familiar, the alien, the seductive, on two screens at Z BAR Berlin January 23, 2010.


Leo Kuelbs
has presented a variety of works in private living spaces, emphasizing the connection and blurring the boundary between art (as objects, spectacle and business) and daily life. This “Living Gallery” concept began in New York in 2006 and is now expanding to Berlin, spring of 2010.

Public shows include “The End. And…” at Frederico Seve Gallery in New York (2009), a four-channel video installation titled “Luminous Flux” at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn (2009) and “Applied Kinetics” video projection on the Manhattan Bridge (2008).

Gillian Morris
has worked since 2000 as a translator and editor specializing in art. She has collaborated with curators on catalogues and publications for a large number of institutions and publishing houses including Daimler Kunstsammlung, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Du Mont Verlag, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Kunsthalle Bremen, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Museo Renia Sofia, Museum Ludwig, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin and The Essl Collection.

After being based in Hamburg for many years, she moved to Berlin in 2006 to set up a gallery to support young artists working in the media video and installation. Following two years in the temporary gallery space in the Brunnenstrasse and participation in a series of art fairs including Viennafair, Loop Video Fair Barcelona, Art Athina and Open Space/Art Cologne, the gallery format has now been abandoned in favour of a curatorial concept that maintains the strong emphasis on video and installation art.

Adam Nankervis
is an artist and independent curator. His practice has infused artistic, conceptual and curatorial practice in his lived in nomadic museum, Museum MAN, which renders the ready made, the habitated box, an apartment, to the navigation of the expanse of museum into an installation of threads of multifarious artists and artistic practice into a whole.

Adam Nankervis has participated in Johannesburg Biennale, curated by Gerardo Mesquera and Okwai Enwazor 1997 collaborating with artist David Medalla-The Mondrian Fan Club, Life-Live. Musee Art Moderne de La Ville Paris 1995, curator Hans Ulrich Orbrist, solo exhibitions include Los Angeles Biennale 2001, London Biennale 2009-2010 as International Coordinator.

Adam Nankervis, Museum MAN has also participated in The Liverpool Biennial, 2004 and 2006, The First Latin American Performance Biennale Santiago de Chile 2006 and most recently at the Bereznitska Gallery Berlin and Kiev Ukraine 2009.