Chinati Foundation Artist in Residence, Marfa, Texas, USA

Frances Scholz Open Studio and Film Screening

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Locker Plant, 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Open Studios
Crowley Theatre, 8:00 PM: Screening of Amboy

Emily Harvey Foundation, 537 Broadway, New York, NY, USA

Friend’ talk and screening “Starlite” at Emily Harvey Foundation

Doors open at 2:30pm,

2:50pm, introduction from Alaina Claire Feldman, 3pm, Screening "Starlite", 4pm Talk; Frances Scholz, Mark von Schlegell and Dan Graham, Moderator; Alaina Claire Feldman

Before you become an interesting individual, you need many good friends in your life.

In my opinion the most impressive art scene was a group of artists and friends centered around the gallery, 47 Canal. They started at a building located at 179 Canal; they were all artist tenants and friends. Many wonderful shows were thrown at this building before the group moved. When they moved to the new location, it was the ideal space for an artists’ gallery. Again, the gallery owner and the artists were all friends. Now, 47 Canal is one of the most interesting figures of the New York art scene. They were able to make it due to their strong friendships.

I know another interesting group of artists who live in Köln, Frances Scholz and Mark von Schlegell. They occasionally come to New York to converse with Dan Graham. Also Dan occasionally visits Köln. Their conversations are fragmentary but continued.

France’s paintings are dynamic and organic and have a very human touch. At the same time, her intention is very deliberate, and her work often shows the amazing power of nature. Mark is a science fiction writer who includes sexuality in his novels. Young Dan wished to be a writer once but he is an artist now. His passion for reading keeps him connected with Mark. These three artists love and respect each other and are all interesting individuals. Frances made a film based on Mark’s story, “Starlite” (2010 - 2012), The writing and filming took place simultaneously, the processes mutually-influencing one another.

The screening of the film will be followed by a conversation with the couple, and Dan will offer his edgy opinion.

Science fiction enthusiast, Alaina Claire Feldman, will moderate the talk.

Scala Programmkino, Apothekenstraße 17, Lüneburg, Germany

Screening at Scala Programmkino

Screening at Scala Programmkino
Amboy (2015) & Episodes of Starlite (2010 – 2012) by Frances Scholz

Wednesday, June 01th 2016, 7pm
Venue: Scala Programmkino, Apothekenstraße 17, 21335 Lueneburg
Admission free

In conjunction with the "Fantasie" exhibition, the Halle für Kunst Lueneburg presents two films by the US-American artist and filmmaker Frances Scholz. Episodes of Starlite (2010 – 2012) relates the history, consisting of five episodes, of an imaginary continent on which male dominance has been demolished and an alternative society based on matriarchy has evolved. However, Episodes of Starlite is not only an attempt at a new gender historiography beyond the usual norms and attributions, it additionally breaks with the cinematic conventions of the classical fantasy genre. In Amboy (2015), on the other hand, a filmmaker searches for traces of the artist Amboy who died in Los Angeles and encounters mysterious figures and real persons from the world of art, music, and literature. Amboy is not only the filmic documentation of the search for a – as it turns out – fictitious artist figure, but also the name of a remote town in the Mojave Desert. With a vocabulary drawing from documentary, feature and amateur film, as well as from B-movies, the film condenses different narrative threads to a no longer distinct hybrid between fiction and reality. Episodes of Starlite is based on a text by Mark von Schlegell. The script of Amboy was written by Mark von Schlegell and Frances Scholz. Frances Scholz will be present at the film screening.

05/14/2016 – 06/18/2016
Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Reichenbachstraße 2, Lüneburg, Germany

Amboy & Starlite @ Halle für Kunst

Gruppenausstellung mit Arbeiten von u.a. Nicola Brunnhuber, Stephan Dillemuth, Isabelle Fein, Jutta Koether, Frances Scholz, Anne Speier und Raphaela Vogel

14. Mai – 18. Juni 2016

Eröffnung: Freitag, 13. Mai 2016, 19.00 Uhr

Kino im Museum Ludwig, Südeingang, Köln, Germany

Amboy – The European Premiere

Frances Scholz, Mark von Schlegell and Marcus Steinweg

Wednesday 13.04.2016, 18.00 Uhr

Film screening with guests in the serie "New Perspectives". Organised together with the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the support of Kunststiftung NRW.

Location: Filmforum at the Museum Ludwig, South entrance

Join us on this very special occasion as Frances Scholz premieres Amboy, a new horror/sci-fi/literary/musical hybrid feature film project. A collaborative medium in the way that art often isn’t, Amboy interlaces passages of genuine documentary with its fictional journey of an artist-filmmaker who is led astray from her documentary project by the mysterious intervention of deceased 90s male artist/celebrity, Karl Amboy.

On location in Los Angeles and the Mohave Desert, Frances Scholz, a painter and filmmaker, edited, shot and directed the film in a number of semi-improvised sequences cowritten with Mark von Schlegell, art theorist and science fiction author, encorporating an expansive cast of actors and collaborators from the worlds of art, film, music, and literature. Including the Hollywood actor Paul Giamatti, Andrea Fraser, Sergej Jensen, Stephen Malkmus, Holy Shit, Kath Bloom, Stefan Müller, Lydia van Vogt, Chris Kraus,Leslie Allison, Eleanor Antin, Penny Arcade, Lily Benson, Tif Sigfrids, Noura Wedell, Colm Tóibín and many more.


12/19/2015 – 12/19/2015
Etablissement d'en face, Brussels

PUBLIKATIONEN + EDITIONEN presents Frances Scholz and Mark von Schlegell

PUBLIKATIONEN + EDITIONEN, in collaboration with Wiels and Etablissement d'en face, host a screening of videos presented by Frances Scholz and Mark von Schlegell.

19.12.2015, 19:00

Etablissement d'en face
(not in WIELS)

32, Rue Ravenstein 
1000 Brussels

12/02/2015 – 12/03/2015
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Köln, Germany

Women under Surveillance

02. & 03. December 2015
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Filzengraben 2, 50676 Köln

screening of: Early Riser

11/11/2015 – 11/25/2015
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany

Artists against Aids

Ausstellung und Kunstauktion für die Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung

Ausstellung in der Ostgalerie:
11. bis 25. November 2015

Dienstag, 10. November 2015
19 Uhr 

Mittwoch, 25. November 2015
19 Uhr

on view in exhibition: 
China City

09/10/2015 – 11/21/2015
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco

Frances Scholz & Mark von Schlegell: Amboy

A video installation by Frances Scholz and Mark von Schlegell

› on Contemporary Art Daily
ImageMovement, Oranienburger Strasse 18, 10178 Berlin, Germany


Frances Scholz | Mark von Schlegell »Starlite I-V«
Screening, Talk
20.30 Uhr

Oranienburger Strasse 18
10178 Berlin
06/05/2015 – 07/17/2015
Halle für Kunst, Reichenbachstrasse 2, Lüneburg, Germany

Trailer Amboy

Trailer »Amboy« von Frances Scholz (2014) und »Live EXPLICIT« von BFFA3AE (2014) – Filmvorführung

Ausgewählt von Magnus Schaefer

Montag, 15. Juni 2015, 19 Uhr

06/01/2015 – 06/21/2015
Atomic Pictures, France

The Web Show

Atomic Pictures presents the web show.
05/19/2015 – 05/23/2015
Silencio, Paris, France

ATOMIC Pictures #05

presents »Starlite I-V« in conjunction with films by Shana Moulton and Arnaud Dezoteux
01/10/2015 – 01/10/2015
a.m., All Hallows Church, Copperfield Street Southwark, London, UK

Starlite I-V at a.m.

a.m. invites you to a screening of Starlite I-V, a five-film series directed by the artist Frances Scholz, adapted from a 2011 cycle of stories by Mark von Schlegell. These episodes invert archetypes of the fantasy genre and art history, showing it ‘as a fantasy of pure light, pure filmic art, and painting’ free of gender roles and idealised pictures.

The films feature an ensemble cast, with appearances by Leslie Allison, Paul Giamatti, Susan Howe, Sergej Jensen, Kaspar Koenig, and Julia Scher among others.

Sample Trailer

(Total Running time - 50mins)

11/15/2014 – 12/20/2014
Tif Sigrids, 1507 Wilcox Ave, LA CA 90028, USA

Amboy at Tif Sigfrids

Trailer 01 + 02, 2014 als Teil von Frances Scholz: Amboy at Tif Sigrids.

Opening Reception: Saturday November 15, 4-6PM

Lecture by Chris Kraus, Amboy: American Artist, November 25th, 7PM

1507 Wilcox Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
+1 (323) 907-9200


Article in Contemporary Art Daily
Article in Artforum

09/12/2014 – 10/25/2014
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, 323 West 39th Street 3rd Floor NY, USA

Our Future at EFA

The Filmballad of Mamadada will be on view at the Elizabeth Foundation of Art from September 12 - October 25 in an exhibition called As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of "Post". It will be the first time that the project is presented in New York for any lengthy period time.
SATELLITE SPACE, 1625 17th Street Unit 3, Santa Monica, USA

SCHIKIMICKI - Double Feature

Harun Farocki
(How to Live in the FRG, 01:18:00)

Frances Scholz

(China City, 01:00:56)

Saturday, May 17th / 8pm

A screening curated by Skye Chamberlain and Cooper Jacoby.

Satellite Space is located at:

1625 17th STREET UNIT 3

Screening has originally been rescheduled.

Artists Space Books & Talks, New York City, USA

Starlite V and Epilogue of Starlite as part of HOROLOGICS

Reading & Screening
Friday, February 28, 7pm

Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street

Starlite V and Epilogue of Starlite
A screening of a short fantasy film directed by Frances Scholz as part of HOROLOGICS - A countdown with Mark von Schlegell
11/14/2013 – 11/16/2013
Det Danske Filminstitut, Copenhagen, Denmark

Our Future

Screening of Our Future as part of The Filmballad of Mamadada during CPH:DOX (Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival).

Det Danske Filminstitut
Gothersgade 55
1123 Copenhagen K
Tel. 33 74 34 12

09/18/2013 – 09/22/2013
Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia

Starlite at Videonale.14 on Tour in Moscow

As part of the Videonale.14 on Tour in Moscow'13 Starlite will be shown at the Central House of Artist (CHA) in Moscow from the 18th September until 24th September 2013.
09/05/2013 – 09/08/2013
Kunsthaus Rhenania, Köln, Germany

Starlite Screening at Stromfestival

Screening of Episodes of Starlite during the 3. Festival at Kunsthaus Rhenania.

Opening September 5th 19:00

Kunsthaus Rhenania im Rheinauhafen
Bayenstraße 28
50678 Köln

Roulette, New York City, USA

Screening: The Filmballad of Mamadada

Screening of Our Future as part of The Filmballad of Mamadada on August 8th at 8pm at Roulette.

509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(917) 267-0363
06/07/2013 – 06/09/2013

Athens Video Art Festival

Episodes of Starlite "Everline" is going to be presented during the 9th edition of Athens Video Art Festival.
05/31/2013 – 06/16/2013
{TEMP}, New York City

Our Future at {TEMP}

Screening of Our Future as part of Preview Screening of The Filmballad of MAMADADA.

On Saturday June 15, 7pm, there will be a potluck and rough cut screening of the assembled film (working title is The Filmballad of MAMADADA). This is also part of the Whitney ISP exhibition.

Please join for a rather long night and participate in the discussion afterward. Please RSVP for the event so we that can figure out seating (see full announcement).

57 Walker St.
New York, NY 10013

MOCA, Los Angeles, USA

Episodes of Starlite at MOCA

MOCA invites you to a screening of Episodes of Starlite, a five-film series directed by artist Frances Scholz, adapted from a 2011 cycle of stories by Mark von Schlegell. Episodes of Starlite inverts archetypes of the fantasy genre and art history, from the points of view of gender, art, and pure film-making.

A conversation with Frances Scholz, Mark von Schlegell, and Julia Scher, moderated by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, will follow the screening.

Sunday May 19, 2013, 3PM

MOCA Grand Avenue
Ahmanson Auditorium
250 SOUTH Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

05/17/2013 – 07/03/2013
ltd los angeles

A Short History of Cologne

My Dinner with Merlin and Our Future on view as part of A Short History of Cologne. An exhibition by Julia Scher, Mark von Schlegell and Frances Scholz

ltd los angeles
7561 W. Sunset Blvd #103
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Download Press Release


Starlite at Video Forever Edition 11

Episodes of Starlite will screen during the Video Forever Edition 11 – Contemporary Baroque at Frank Perrin's Studio, Paris May 14th 7pm. Details below and in the full announcement.

22 rue Visconti
Paris 7ème
door code : "P"

Kino Studio 17, Fallenbrunnen 17, Friedrichshafen

China City Screening Friedrichshafen

Screening of China City at the Kino Studio 17 in Friedrichshafen starts at 20:00.
02/23/2013 – 04/14/2013
Kunstverein Friedrichshafen


In the context of the exhibition

Frances Scholz ›‹ Simon Wachsmuth
23. Februar bis 14. April
Eröffnung: Fr, 22. Februar, 19 h
KvFn und Zeppelin Museum
Di – So 10 bis 17 h

the film PANORAMA will be on view.

02/15/2013 – 04/07/2013
Kunstmuseum Bonn

Videonale.14 - Episodes of Starlite

Episodes of Starlite has been selected to be presented at the 14th Videonale at Kunstmuseum Bonn.
12/02/2012 – 12/23/2012
Jack Chiles, 208 Bowery NY

Episodes of Starlite and Crisis in the Credit System

A prevaricating installation of two video works using the television mini-series format to disturb factual and fictional visual representations of contemporary professionalism. A professional code of conduct dependent on a range of social, cultural, economic and creative factors.

Opening Screening:
December 2, 2012, 3 - 6 pm

On view Mondays, Thursdays, Sundays 12 - 5pm or by appointment.

Announcement on
ENERGIEkombinat, Leipzig

China City at ENERGIEkombinat

China City to be screened at ENERGIEkombinat.

Leipzig Screening
17 November 2012, 20:00

Paul-Langheinrich-Str. 13
04177 Leipzig
10/19/2012 – 11/20/2012
State Academy of Arts Tblisi, Georgia

1st Triennial Tbilisi - Episodes of Starlite

State Academy of Arts Tblisi, Georgia

1st Tblisi Triennial - "The Crypt" BUENO VISTA PLUMBING with rare film screening "Episodes of Starlite"

Mark von Schlegell will screen the film Episodes of Starlite by Frances Scholz, a cinematic exploration of his fantasy novel Starlite (2011), co-produced by Cosima von Bonin.
Museum Ludwig

Complete Starlite To Be Screened

19 April 19:00 PM Museum Ludwig

Complete Starlite to be screened, with premiere of Episode The Fifth and Epilogue of Starlite.

Screening followed by podium-discussion with Frances Scholz, Mark von Schlegell, Kasper König, and then a SONGS OF STARLITE CD release Concert and Party at King Georg at 21:00 (see next event).

Eine Veranstaltung des Museum Ludwig, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Internationalen Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund | Köln 2012, anlässlich der Art Cologne.
King Georg, Sudermanstr. 2, Cologne

Songs Of Starlite LIVE at King Georg

19. April 2012
Einlass 20h
Beginn 21h pünktlich.

Release Soundtrack, Konzert, Party
04/16/2012 – 04/22/2012
Museum Ludwig

Souvenirs from Earth TV

The Frances Scholz week: a film series accompanying the Lazy Susan Series.
Chisenhale Gallery, London

Starlite at Chisenhale Gallery, London

The Starlite episodes will be screened in a row for the first time and followed by a discussion with Scholz and von Schlegell.
02/11/2012 – 03/03/2012
ltd los angeles

Chinatown: the sequel


Fiona Connor, Hany Armanious, Joshua Petherick, Simon Denny, Helen Johnson, Matt Hinkley, James Deutsher, Marco Fusinato, Raimundas Malašauskas, Tahi Moore, Leah Jackson, Damiano Bertoli, A Constructed World, Frances Scholz and Mark von Schlegell, curator Liv Barrett installing from Saturday 4 February opening Saturday 11 February 2012


ltd los angeles
7561 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles 90046
+1 3233786842

11/24/2011 – 11/26/2011

China City

China City is screening at JungArt, Berlin.
11/05/2011 – 05/13/2012
Museum Ludwig

Starlite I–IV on view!

Opening on Friday Nov 4, 2011 as part of Cosima von Bonin's Cut! Cut! Cut! at Museum Ludwig Cologne.