Media Lounge

White hearing seats with a monitor

The Video Collection – a section of the Collection – comprises over 1,500 videos. The Audio Collection holds more than 13,000 audio titles, including the IDEAMA titles.


Visitors to ZKM can view or listen to a selection of works from the Audio- and Video Collection at special viewing and listening stations in the Media Lounge located on the first floor in front of the library.

The white audio chairs in the Media Lounge were originally designed by Dieter Mankau, originally for documenta VIII. The video viewing stations were created by Luc Courchesne for the opening of the ZKM in the Hallenbau in 1997.

In addition to the video and audio works that can be called up directly in the Media Lounge, further video and audio works from the Collection and from the archives are accessible on request.

The Video Collection can be researched online here. Information on the works of the Audio Collection will also be accessible shortly.

Opening Hours of the Media Lounge

Mo–Tue closed
Wed–Fr 10am–6pm
Sat–Sun 1pm–6pm


You can access the Media Lounge through the Foyer.


Discover the Video Collection of the ZKM with over 1,500 videos!

Have a look into the International Digital ElectroAcoustic Music Archive!

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