Untitled Sequence of Gaps

Vika Kirchenbauer

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In this essay film composed of short vignettes of varying technique and materiality, the non-visible spectrum of light – what we feel but never see – becomes a means of dealing with trauma-induced memory loss. What are the effects of the invisible and what is the power inherent in shifting violence beyond visibility? How do digital archives and technologies define our relationship to the past, present and future?

Awards for ›Untitled Sequence of Gaps‹

Best Experimental Film – German Short Film Award 2020 | EMAF Award – European Media Art Festival 2020 | EMAF Media Art Prize of the Association of German Film Critics (VDFK) for the Best Experimental Film – European Media Art Festival 2020

Director / Script / Editing / Sound / Production

Vika Kirchenbauer


Vika Kirchenbauer, Rita Macedo


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Portrait of Vika Kirchenbauer

Vika Kirchenbauer

Vika Kirchenbauer is an artist, writer and music producer based in Berlin. With particular focus on affective subject formation, she examines violence as it attaches to different forms of visibility and invisibility, and considers the ways in which subjects are implicated in and situated within institutional power structures. Recently, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf presented a comprehensive solo exhibition of her work, titled FEELINGS THAT MOVE NOWHERE.

Films by Vika Kirchenbauer (Selection)

The Island of Perpetual Tickling 2018 | Welcome Address 2017 | She Whose Blood Is Clotting in My Underwear 2016 | You Are Boring! 2015 | Please Relax Now 2014 | Like Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship 2012