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Even if you didn’t know the title of the presentation, it wouldn’t take long to recognize that the entries in tonight’s ”German Video Art” program hail from the country that brought us Einstürzende Neubauten. Most of these shorts from the 10th Marl Video Art Competition are set to droning, clattering industrial scores, and the longest one, Moving Day, is a 28-minute fixed-position shot of a bourgeois parlor being literally shaken to pieces. Many of the videos seem to be entirely computer-generated, dealing in degraded-image collage (Let’s Play Video Culture) or MTV-style surrealism (Annum Per Annum). A few of the pieces require knowledge of the German language or of German politics, but most are as direct as Eingriff, a nifty split-screen exercise in dissecting food and other items. It’s set, of course, to buzzing, minimalist music. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. $5. (202) 289-1200. (Mark Jenkins)