Media Library


»A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection — not an invitation for hypnosis.«

Umberto Eco in the Screen Education Reader: Cinema, Television, Culture

Umberto Eco, 1977



Two videos from the MNEMOSYNE cycle

Mnemosyne. In Search of the European Identity is a long term, pan-European and civic project. It offers a new way to consider exhibitions, memory policy and culture at a time of the greatest threats since the Second World War. Mnemosyne derives its name from the Greek goddess of memory, mother of the nine muses. The word memory also stems from her name.

Music and video productions from the Thesaurós artist program

Elshan Ghasimi

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Elshan Ghasimi is a Persian musician and performance artist. She is one of the most well-known soloists of her generation; her instrument is the tar, a long-necked lute.

In her compositions and performances, Ghasimi repeatedly draws on literary themes (e.g. Brecht, Gilgamesch, Nizām al-Mulk) and seeks to merge classical Persian music with Western paradigms through collaborations transcending genres (early music, jazz, electronic music).



The Gate of Forgiveness

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Gabriel is a libertine, dancer and jester. He was born in Holland in the late 1960s. After an injury ruined his career as a dancer, Edwin dedicated himself to following the traces of his own person. He abandoned his alter ego and became an artist to whom, it must be said, the prophetic proclamation is not alien...


Hilarion Manero

Hilarion Manero engaged himself in a multitude of styles and techniques. He eclectically united wide-ranging mythologies and iconologies – Greek, Nordic and Christian – which he consistently re-combined in his memory. In this way Manero developed new, subjective myths and exceptional imagery that distinguishes itself particularly through his use of color.


Michal Martychowiec

Michal Martychowiec's oeuvre is structured through a mix media practice with an existential basis. The conceptual framework of his installations explores history, historic narratives, and consequently foundation of cultural symbols and archetypes. 
Through these Martychowiec constructs an individual artistic language and narratives. His practice sources ideas from both, oriental and occidental philosophy, history, history of art, history of religion, literature, contemporary culture and communication. 



Sappho and Alcaeus, 1881 - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema