Helke Bayrle
Portikus Under Construction 2001-2008

Edited by Daniel Birnbaum

With texts by Helke Bayrle, Sunah Choi

German, English
Softcover (Booklet), 3 DVDs und 36 pages
Sternberg Press
ISBN 978-1-933128-76-4

Helke Bayrle has filmed the installations of exhibitions at Portikus since 1993. This DVD edition compiles 53 videos with more than 67 artists and 53 exhibitions of the years 2001 to 2008. The films exceed the documentary. They are subjective and intimate observations of artists’ personalities and of the single installation processes. It is the continuity of her practise and the openness of her approach that make Helke Bayrle’s films unique. The filming happens in correspondence with each situation, always following a different logic. In a personal and reflective manner, this material is later concentrated into short films.

3 DVDs

DVD I: 2001-2003, 19 Videos, 80 min.
DVD II: 2004-2006, 21 Videos, 94 min.
DVD III: 2007-2008, 13 Videos, 62 min.
Picture: PAL, 4:3, Color
Sound: Stereo
Language: In English and German with English subtitles

Exhibition from Helke Bayrle Portikus Under Construction