News ↓ 2019
February 24, 2019
Mario Pfeifer in conversation with Quiela Nuc at CA2M CENTRO DE ARTE DOS DE MAYO Madrid (SP). There are ten years between Mario Pfeifer’s first and last films. Both of them speak to us of power and representation in contemporary Europe, although the social and political turbulences that have taken place during the last decade are enough to make Pfeifer’s language necessarily more explicit, for his images to give names and surnames to the xenophobia and violence systematically exercised by the West on its frontiers, in the mass media and in refugee camps. More details here.
February 20, 2019
SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE presents DOUBLE FEATURE with Mario Pfeifer: Corpo Fechado will screen with a Q&A to follow. Selected by Mario Pfeifer and curator Johanna Laub Oscar-nominatedThe Embrace of a Serpant (D: Ciro Guerra, 2015) will be screened to complete the evening. More details here.
December 27, 2018
We are thrilled to share that the editors of artnews have selected our co-production AGAIN as one of “The Absolute Best Works of Art Around the World in 2018”. Read more here.
December 14-16, 2018
#blacktivist will be showcased the 100th anniversary edition of VideoArt at Midnight at Babylon Berlin.
November 22, 2018
Mario Pfeifer in conversation with filmmaker Thomas Heise as part of the public program of the exhibition
AGAIN – NOCH EINMAL at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz.
October 27 – November 3, 2018
#blacktivist will be showcased at the Mumbai International Filmfestival of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images MAMI 2018 in the program THE NEW MEDIUM III curated by Shaina Anand.
October 3 – Janurary 6, 2018
AGAIN – NOCH EINMAL is currently on view at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz. Curated by the General Director Frédéric Bußmann the exhibition features also Pfeifer’s 9 hour long documentary About Education and Fear.
September 6, 2018
Mario Pfeifer will speak at the international conference V Seminário Internacional ARTE!Brasileiros in São Paulo / Brazil on the recently produced film Again / Noch Einmal (2018) in the framework of this year's theme "Art beyond Art".
September 4, 2018
Mario Pfeifer will present recent films at Museo de Arte in Rio de Janeiro followed by a Q&A.
More infos here.
August 2, 2018
Artist and filmmaker Mario Pfeifer talks with a number of collaborators, who have informed the research and production process of his film Again / Noch einmal (2018) within the 10th Berlin Biennale.
June 13, 2018
"Mr. Pfeifer bracingly stages an all-strings-attached re-enactment — his fictional version fuses Brechtian alienation techniques with the showmanship of trashy German talk shows — to pick at both the alleged crime and the holes in its media representation." – Jason Farago on Again - Noch einmal, New York Times
June 8, 2018
AGAIN – NOCH EINMAL opens at the 10th Berlin Biennale at Akademie der Künste. The 2-channel-installation will be on view in looped screenings until September 9th and can be daily visited during the regular opening hours of the institution. During the opening weekend more than 10.000 visitors were counted.
Our current co-production AGAIN – NOCH EINMAL has been successfully shot in Berlin. Picture Lock is only a few days away while editing, compositing, scoring and color grading are under way. We look forward to a first presentation in June 2018 at the 10th Berlin Biennale. A European Broadcast Premiere is scheduled for 2019.
Mario Pfeifer serves for the Jury of the Experimental Film Competition at the film festival Kurzsuechtig 2018 in Leipzig, Germany (April 10 -15, 2018)
In November we set out to our first on-site research trip for our VR project: to the Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia. Stunning landscapes and a charismatic protagonist made this trip a wonderful experience in the remote territories with chilly -20°C during daytime. More news to follow soon ...
Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg supports co-production AGAIN – NOCH EINMAL with production funds. Directed by Mario Pfeifer and co-produced by papermoon films, KOW and blackboardfilms the film is set to premiere in June 2018.
November 30 – December 20, 2017
About Education and Fear, … (2016) features at the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image – "Desire and aspiration, are two concepts that have always played a major role in fueling the history of human development. They have consistently contributed to change, both for the good as well as evil. Neither drama nor comedy, art nor culture and especially not politics nor economy—in fact not even society in general—would be imaginable without protagonists who are motivated by their aspiration, driven and even seduced by their desire.
October 2 – 4, 2017
Successful meetings at Paris' Cross Video Days – 8th edition in the Content Market. We have spend great days to pitch our project-in-development Empathy Machine to numerous broadcasters, investors, distributors and financiers. Looking forward to collaborate in the near future. Thank you Cross Video Days for the organization and facilitiation of such a fruitful market.
August 1, 2017
MDM – Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung funds the content development of our feature length interactive VR documentary Empathy Machine [WT]. We are happy to collaborate with a strong and innovative funder in our home region.
July 15, 2017
RWE – Innogy Foundation for Energy and Society awards Mario Pfeifer's project Transforming Energy – Transforming the Global Society? with the VISIT award. Pre-Production is on it's way, and shooting starts in 2018 in China, Germany and the USA.
July 10, 2017
We will present our project-in-development Empathy Machine at the 2017 edition of Paris Cross Video Days in the Content Market section. We hope to meet you in Paris! More details can be found here.
Blacktivist is part of the 30th European Media Arts Festival Osnabrück. The exhibition "Push – Living in the hyper information age" is curated by Hermann Noering and Franz Reimer. April 26 - May 21, 2017. More information here.
Push messages, status and news updates, social bots and hate comments – smartphones and screens are permanently blinking and flashing. Public spaces have always been permeated by announcements, warnings and spectacles. Today, we are experiencing an increase in input pressure – after all, every one of us is a recipient, producer and sender, all rolled into one. Public opinion is characterised by constant information and disinformation. The result: differences between public and private spaces disappear, positions that were thought to be secure vanish, and populists find their way into government.
March 30, 2017
Blacktivist at GegenKINO - Festival Leipzig. The exhibition "True Politics" is curated by Sebastian Gegeler and runs April 07 – 09 , 2017. On 08 April at 7:30 pm Mario Pfeifer joins a panel discussion with Selma Doborac, Lars Koch and Angelika Bartl where they will debate about the possibilities of documentary film and art, and the responsibilities of artists with regards to information production. More information here.