Review 2019

2019

Focus on REALITIES

In 2019, the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image took place for the first time in strategic cooperation with the cultural festival THE ARTS+ which is organized annually as part of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Around 147,000 visitors came to see the successful blend of creative media projects, groundbreaking digital art, an inspiring conference program and an international networking event of the creative industries. Artists and cultural players from all over the world presented more than 100 projects and institutions as well as artworks from the fields of video art, film, immersion, games, XR and AI. Crowd pullers included the B3 VR_PARK, the 250 sqm immersive stage and the exhibition area with digital innovations from the cultural sector.

The heart of the B3 was the main exhibition focussing on REALITIES, where artists from Europe and overseas presented groundbreaking works from the fields of video art, virtual reality, feature film and short film. In the VR_PARK, 25 works, mostly world, European and German premieres, digitally challenged our understanding of reality. In the classic film program, 25 feature and short films, including numerous premieres, as well as selected TV series were evaluated by the audience and a jury. Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen from Britain was awarded the BEN main prize in the category Most Influential Moving Image Artist.