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On next days, we'll launch the call for the IX edition of Magmart Festival. As usual, all details will be explained after the summer.
Meanwhile, I would like to explain the reasons, the sense, that has for me the festival. All along, since the first edition nearly a decade ago, there was the search for an opportunity of confrontation between video artists from around the world. Due an artist needs to know what is produced (artistically) in the world.
But during these years videoart has grown a lot - and obviously so are video artists, both in quality and in quantity. New festivals, also excellent, they were born, while festivals of art or photography have opened sections dedicated to videoart. It greatly increased general attention to videoart.
And of course, this growth also affects me, by asking new questions, which demanded new answers.
This is also why was born the project 100x100=900, which took the opportunity to celebrate 50 years of videoart to experiment with new forms - conceptually and organizationally.
From that experience, for me (and not just for me, I think), I have drawn important lessons, which led me to create then the project F.I.V.E., and most recently to kick off a new project, FOODS, destined to materialize in 2015.
All this has profoundly changed the perspective with which today I look at videoart, and then to my work in this field.
For this reason, the sense of Magmart Festival is not only to set up a showcase for international videoart. It is also a unique opportunity to discover new talent, a vantage point to understand the changes that pass through this artistic sector, a fundamental moment of reflection and processing for new challenges.
It is the moment in which are formed and matured ideas for new projects. And when it becomes possible to identify those who will be the protagonists of these projects, and take on these new adventures.
Appointment in September, then.

  Enrico Tomaselli
Festival Art Director
 The artist behind the video 

A new program of interviews to video artists

This week we launch a long series of interviews with international video artists, that will go under the title: "The artist behind the video".
All the questioned artists answer to the same eight question, so we can draw a wide overview over some defined themes. The interviews will be published weekly, and the order is simply that of reception.
We hope this will offer new sparks of reflections for all videoart lovers...
The interview of this week is with:
Emily alden Foster
read the Interview

International database of video artists

A new great new initiative by Magmart!
In view of a forthcoming international project focused on building a network of curators, we have launched an international campaign for the creation of a database on video artists.
This will be a useful tool for all curators that work with videoart. More, this database will be always open to your full worker management. At any time, you can access and modified the stored data, add new informations, or simply remove your presence. And, obviously, we'll never use your data for commercial purpose and don't transfer them to third part, neither for money nor for free.
Take part you too, linked to videoart database, check if your email address is already present, and enter your details. Otherwise, register and input your data!
Remember that you can follow the Magmart news flow even on social network: join Magmart Videoart Network on FaceBook or follow @MagmartFestival on Twitter.

Next F.I.V.E. screenings

Seed Space (in Nashville / United States / America)
(curator: Adrienne Outlaw)
Seed Space organize screening a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will will start on 2014-08-02 and go on until 2014-10-24 at: Seed Space gallery (Nashville, TN, USA) located at 1209 4th Ave. South


LXT Film Funds (in Beijing / China / Asia)
(curator: David Cheung)
LXT Film Funds organize a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will start on 2014-08-23 and go on until 2014-08-31 at: Li Xianting’s Film Fund screening room, Songzhuang Art Colony, Tongzhou District, Beijing, China


International Festival of Computer Arts (in Maribor / Slovenia / Europe)
(curator: Kristijan Robic)
International Festival of Computer Arts organize screening a full screening of F.I.V.E. project that will be in connection with the International festival of computer arts, 20th anniversary.
The screening will start on 2014-09-25 and go on until 2014-09-27 at: Maribor, Slovenia

100x100=900 catalogue

The 100x100=900 catalogue (214 pages, A4) finally available!
100 artists, 57 partners, 40 curators from around the world, for the project which celebrated 50 years of video art.
Order now your copy of printed catalogue!

(posted on 2014-09-16)

Dagestan. Not for sale.

Taus Makhacheva
Curated by Alexey Maslyaev
Russian artist Taus Makhacheva's works (1983, Moscow) are grounded in her national identity (Taus belongs the Republic of Dagestan, and she is an ethnic Avar. She lives and works in Makhachkala). These art pieces take the form of research trips, voyages of exploration, and attempts to understand how the regional community is changing under the influence of the new political conditions affected by the post-Perestroika period and the collapse of the previously existing ideological world order. What is happening to the artist's native republic, to its history and national memory, to the culture, everyday life, and customs and traditions, the local identity of the people that live on this land?
The works inspired by these questions have brought Taus Makhacheva recognition from the international professional community – she has received several prizes. This, however, has not led to her to simply use some one-time successful thematic or methodological strategy. To the contrary, Makhacheva is always expanding her conceptual and interpretational fields. She sketches out new directions and routes of exploration on the boundaries between traditional, authentic culture and the contemporary global world.
Landscape, one of the works in the exhibition "Dagestan. Not for sale", takes the form of a collection of 1:1 scale wooden replicas of the noses of inhabitants of the North Caucasus. In focusing attention on such an expressive part of the face, Taus Makhacheva invests the wooden block with a symbolic dimension of ethnic culture and speaks of the epic poems in which men who have lost their noses struggle to prove their manhood, going off to quest and wander in search of them.
And Makhacheva’s practice as a whole takes the form of a collection in which the cultural values shared by a national or regional community intertwine with personal interests. By artistically comprehending very different things, she “preserves” them – adds beautiful landscapes imbued with the surprising beauty of views (Rekhen, Walk), found objects (the sign Dagestan) and historical artifacts (the postcards in the series Caucasian Types), domestic scenes, people's facial features (Landscape) and personal qualities (The Fast and the Furious), and national customs and symbolic manifestations of regional culture (The Space of Festivity) to her collection. In such a manner, Taus Makhacheva creates her own, very personal image of the Republic of Dagestan that contains values and meanings that cannot be simply sold off or forgotten. Values that are not for sale.
Taus Makhacheva (b. 1983, Moscow)
Winner of “Future of Europe” prize (Museum of Contemporary art, Leipzig, 2014); “Innovation” state prize in contemporary art (“New Generation” category, 2012) holds a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College (London, 2007) and an MA from Royal College of Art (London, 2013). Selected exhibitions: Rewriting Worlds (2011, Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Main Project, ArtPlay ?entre); 7th Liverpool Biennial: City States-Makhachkala, Topography of Masculinity (2012, LJMU Copperas Hill Building, Liverpool); Re: emerge - Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Yuko Hasegawa, curator (2013, 11 Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE); Love me, Love me not (2013, 55 Venice Biennial, collateral event, Venice); Story Demands to be Continued (2013, Republic of Dagestan Union of Artists Exhibition Hall, Makhachkala); What? Whose? Why? (2013, Raf projects, Tehran); A Walk, A Dance, A Ritual, (2014, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig).


(posted on 2014-09-16)

Festival Pop up Kino #3

1. adj. universal.
2. m. mundo (? conjunto de todas las cosas creadas).
El universo es la totalidad del espacio y del tiempo, de todas las formas de la materia, la energía
y el impulso, las leyes y constantes físicas que las gobiernan. Sin embargo, el término también se
utiliza en sentidos contextuales ligeramente diferentes y alude a conceptos como cosmos, mundo
o naturaleza.
Y ya vamos por la tercera edición del festival de videoarte Pop up Kino, que inauguramos en Berlín el pasado mes de Abril y que abre una nueva convocatoria hasta el próximo 7 de Septiembre bajo el sugerente tema “El Universo”.
Pop up kino surgió para dar visibilidad a esta disciplina artística y ofrecer la oportunidad a artistas y creadores de todo el mundo de mostrar sus obras en la capital alemana. En esta tercera edición además tenemos novedades, ya que se convierte en un festival simultáneo, que se celebrará el próximo 19 de Septiembre, en Berlín en la PPC Gallery y en Madrid en La Neomudéjar, convirtiéndose en una gran oportunidad para mostrar vuestras creaciones en estas dos capitales. La red se extiende.
En este edición contamos como Comisario de la muestra a Videoartistas Asociados. Para los que no los conozcáis es una asociación cultural creada en el año 2011, cuyo fin es promocionar el conocimiento de videocreaciones, fomentar el intercambio de experiencias y de colaboraciones entre diferentes artistas o colectivos con actividades como la Muestra Abierta mensual de Videoartistas, que recientemente ha cumplido un año. Trabaja en pos de la investigación de nuevos formatos narrativos audiovisuales, de la creación de foros teóricos entre profesionales sobre el proceso creativo en el sector y de visualizar los intereses de los videoartistas y creadores ante instituciones públicas, privadas o fundaciones.
En el evento además de visionar las obras seleccionadas, tendremos como artistas invitados a ClaRa ApaRicio Yoldi, Simone Stoll, PauPac Azul y a Enrique Piñuel ( éste último fue el vídeo más votado por el público en la anterior edición de Pop Up Kino #2) además se presentarán las creaciones del staff de la galería y la sección de Elmur,net. Un programa de lo más completo.
Así que todos los videoartistas que lo deseen y que tengan alguna reflexión, idea etc, en torno al universo os animamos a participar.
Más información:
Pop up kino lo organizamos la PPC Gallery (Berlín), Irene Cruz (artista) y una servidora.
Media partners: a Nuria García de la plataforma VeoArte en todas partes y Berlinarte.
Además colaboramos con la plataforma de videoarte internacional afincada en Berlín Elmur.net, que tiene una sección en el evento.


(posted on 2014-09-16)

Prosecco e pop corn

A cura di Fabrizio Bellomo
Prosecco e pop corn nasce dal desiderio di voler ampliare i confini di azione e discussione di una galleria d’arte (la Galleria Giovanni Bonelli di Milano) e dall’interesse di Fabrizio Bellomo (artista e video maker) di riunire all’interno di un format curatoriale una serie di opere video e film vicini alla sua ricerca. La rassegna dopo l’edizione di Milano e in seguito al bando della Fondazione Apulia Film Commission viene riproposta con alcune variazioni nel Cineporto di Bari.
Scegliendo l’immagine come linguaggio di studio, documentazione e comunicazione nel contesto che ci circonda, questa piccola ma emblematica selezione affronta il linguaggio del video attraverso le sue molteplici sfaccettature. A metà tra una mostra di video-arte e una rassegna cinematografica. Il programma si articola in tre momenti distinti, volti ad un’analisi della rappresentazione attraverso punti di vista differenti. Le parti sono articolate in modo da essere concatenate fra loro, così da seguire delle linee guida che solitamente si addicono più al format del saggio editoriale che a una rassegna video.
Il primo focus AGRODOLCE mette in relazione docu-film e video d’artista. Si vede un’immagine che sembra ribellarsi a se stessa, in modi più e meno violenti, spaziando da temi di attualità politica e sociale a fenomeni di costume.
SPECCHIO RIFLESSO, più discorsivo, mostra esempi diversi di “spettatore di fronte allo schermo”, impegnato a guardare una rappresentazione e di conseguenza a viverla. I vari modi dell’uomo di rapportarsi con la tecnologia e in particolare con quella porzione più legata alle immagini, sono indagati attraverso una serie di video d’artista.
Il terzo e ultimo focus PELLICOLE, suddiviso in due appuntamenti, raccoglie produzioni giocate su un’intelligente commistione di realtà e finzione, dove la quotidianità delle persone si mescola con l’auto-rappresentazione della loro stessa vita.
15 settembre 2014 ore 21.00
Photojournalism Behind the Scenes, Ruben Salvadori, 8’36”, 2011-12
Dall’alba al tramonto, Donatella Di Cicco, 8’47’’, 2006
32 dicembre, Fabrizio Bellomo, 3’03”, 2011
La posa infinita, Antonello Matarazzo, 2’10”, 2007
Webcam Venus, Addie Wagenknecht & Pablo Garcia, 2’41’’, 2013
The Photographer, Vanja Sandell, 14’, 2012
La petit mort, Beautiful Agony, 6’30’’, 2013
16 settembre 2014 ore 21
Oreste Pipolo fotografo di matrimoni, Matteo Garrone, 53’, 1998
17 settembre 2014 ore 21.00
Reverse Television, Bill Viola, 15’, 1984
Immersion, Robbie Cooper, 3’48’’, 2009 Immersion: Porn, Robbie Cooper, 18’24’’, 2009
Spectaculum, Giuseppe Fanizza, 12’24’’, 2014
Ten minutes older, Herz Frank, 9’37’’,1978
King Kong 3D spot pubblicitario, 33’’, 2011
The Media Infidels, Naomi Vona, 4’44’’, 2009
18 settembre 2014 ore 21.00
(Non è ancora domani) La pivellina, Tizza Covi e Rainer Frimmel, 100’, 2009
19 settembre ore 21.00
Il segreto, cyop&kaf, 89’, 2013
community partner
media partner
si ringraziano
LAB - Laboratorio di Fotografia di Architettura e Paesaggio
F.PROJECT - Scuola di Fotografia
Cineporto di Bari
Padiglione 180, Fiera del Levante Lungomare Starita
15-19 settembre 2014 ORE 21.00


(posted on 2014-09-15)

Southern Panoramas

19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil
Application period: September 15–November 16, 2014
The Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil has become established over the years as a diverse and multiple platform designed to disseminate, foster and reflect about art production from the Global South. This area comprises the countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia and Oceania. Significant political changes are underway and they radically resize the notions of North and South, yet the Festival still believes in the need to work on behalf of art and culture in regions that are yet to reinvent new forms of circulation and visibility. The participation of artists via an open call is, therefore, a democratic and vital strategy to the Festival. It serves the purpose of building a platform of visibility, debate and knowledge production turned to art of the countries at hand.
At this time, Associação Cultural Videobrasil and Sesc São Paulo are calling upon artists interested in taking part in the 19th edition of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, due from October 6 to December 6, 2015 at Sesc Pompeia, in São Paulo, Brazil. Entries will be accepted from September 15 to November 16, 2014, on the Videobrasil website.
For the first time ever, the call for submissions comprises two separate open calls: one for artworks and another for projects, to be developed under the oversight of curators and with backing from the Festival; both the artworks and the projects are to be featured in the upcoming edition of the Festival. Artworks and projects will be accepted in all supports, artistic expressions and techniques, by artists either born or resident in the Festival’s target areas for over five years. Each artist may submit up to three artworks and/or one project, in keeping with the terms set forth in the open calls available on the website as of the opening date for entry.
Another new feature of the Festival is its enhanced geopolitical proposal. Southern Panoramas will become the pivotal point for all of the program’s curated sections, instead of only being the name of the competitive show. The Festival’s core will now be the South and its myriad issues—which somehow inspire and guide the selection of artworks and projects—including hybrid identities, diasporas, migration flows and travels, personal narratives, memories, isolation, social fabric and insularity, among other subjects.
In addition to the artworks and projects to be selected via open call, the 19th Festival will also feature pieces by landmark guest artists from the South, whose careers are nonetheless little known on a global level. The triangulation between Africa, the Caribbean and South America is the focal point of their reflections.
Through its meetings, residencies, prizes and commissioned pieces, the Festival sets out to strengthen and broaden collaboration between artists, peoples and cultures; promote debate on shared experiences; and foster horizontal discussion so as to shed light on the transit of ideas and practices in the contemporary world, thus helping to build an active artistic exchange network.
More on the Festival
In addition to exhibiting artworks and projects by shortlisted and guest artists, the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil offers artist residencies, public programs, educational actions and publication launches.
In a bid to publicize the productions of shortlisted artists, the Festival also conducts actions to make their work available in its digital research platforms, books, websites, social media, as well as documentaries and TV programs produced by the organization. The artists also participate in meetings and debates that bring together curators, critics, researchers and delegates from art institutions and artist residencies to reflect on and discuss pressing issues in contemporary art and culture.
The Festival also awards a cash prize and nine artist residency prizes to be undertaken at Videobrasil Residency Network partner organizations around the world. All of the winners are given trophies designed for each edition by artists such as Tunga, Rosângela Rennó, Erika Verzutti, Carmela Gross, Luiz Zerbini, and Raquel Garbelotti, among others.


(posted on 2014-09-15)

Vuelta a Colombia

VUELTA A COLOMBIA “la tribu unida” se plantea como una muestra de video itinerante que articula el sentir y palpitar audiovisual de 8 diferentes ciudades de Colombia (Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Pereira, Bucaramanga, Pamplona, Popayan, Puerto Colombia). Se busca crear un punto de contacto donde podamos conocer el quehacer audiovisual de cada región, zona y ciudad. Compartirlo y hacerlo visible en el resto de país. Se le da prioridad al contacto humano y entablar vínculos y puentes entre las ciudades. Apoyarnos y compartir el conocimiento y experiencias que surjan en cada lugar de origen y darle eco en el resto de país.
Queremos saber como esta la movida audiovisual en nuestras ciudades, compartirla y socializarla en el resto del país. Buscamos un punto de contacto donde podamos encontrarnos y compartir.
Invitamos a que todos los interesados en difundir su material audiovisual (video arte, experimental, video clip, animación, cortos experimentales, gifs etc) nos envíen su material (links de vimeo, youtube o archivos) Para que podamos incluirla en una selección por cada zona y ponerlas a rodar por las ciudades y espacios con los que estamos iniciando este proyecto piloto.
La convocatoria empieza el 1 de Septiembre y se cierra el 9 de octubre.
La primera socialización se realizará desde el 21 de octubre en el centro de documentación en la Galería Santa fe. En la ciudad de Bogotá.
Pueden enviar su material a los siguientes correos (dependiendo de la zona que les corresponda).
Artistas de Pereira, Manizales, Armenia y aledaños envía tus trabajos (links de vimeo, youtube o archivos por wetransfer) al correo: -La Tostadora (Pereira) latostadora@hotmail.com
Curador: Andres Cuartas


(posted on 2014-09-15)

Festival of Theatre Art and New Technologies

From November 27th to December 7th 2014, KyberTeatro organises at OSC – OPEN SCENA CONCEPT in Cagliari the fist edition of Theatre, Art and New Technologies Festival.
TANT Festival is the first of this kind in the whole of Italy. Its aim is to promote the interrelation between artistic and technological languages.
The Kyber Teatro – spin off of L’Aquilone di Viviana theatre company, creator and manager of the TANT Festival, addresses to Italian and International artists an Open Call to submit their projects on the theme “Interaction between arts and technology”. TANT Festival is included in the planning of Cagliari 2019 European Capital of Culture.
Who can attend: Individual artists, companies (maximum 3 members per project).
Eligible projects: Theatrical plays, performances, installations.
Application (deadline 30th September 2014)
The theme of the first edition of TANT Festival is the interrelation between arts and technology.
The application must contain:
• Artist / company's CV
• Detailed description of the project (in PDF)
• Technical rider
• Selection of max 5 photos
• Link to audio / video material (Vimeo or Youtube)
The result is going to be communicated only to selected projects by the 31st of October 2014.
Applying for the call, artists agree that the projects should be presented at the Festival. In case of selection, artists must provide a short biography and an abstract of the project. They also agree that the material related to the project could be published on the website of the Festival and/or given to the press for promotional purposes.
Archiving process
Should their work be presented at the Festival artists authorise the Kyber Teatro - L'aquilone di Viviana to store the material and make it accessible trhough the TANT Festival's website. All rights to the artwork and images will remain with the artist. The Organization is also entitled to document the event in all its phases through audio recordings, video or images.
Application materials must be sent to: info@kyberteatro.it
Kiber Teatro - L'Aquilone di Viviana Soc. Coop.
Via Newton 12, 09131 Cagliari


(posted on 2014-09-15)

Mono No Aware VIII

You are welcome to submit. MONO NO AWARE is an international exhibition open to any person or group of persons making contemporary art that incorporates Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a sculpture, installation, dance, or expanded cinema performance. For example: blending film & theater performance, musicians creating a visual experience for their sound, & experimental filmmakers working with story tellers. Submissions including digital projections will not be considered. All moving images should be from an analog source.
Part of our purpose in having this gathering is to put an emphasis on the cinematic experience. Film & video have become easily accessible. One can watch content on a website, television, a home projector, or even a cell phone. For some artists and filmmakers those vehicles are copies of the original artwork, each one degraded by its format. We believe there is a magic in seeing the film projected as a print. There is a presence a poet has reading his/her own writing. There is a feeling that resonates in your chest when seeing a band live. For these reasons we are encouraging live music, performance and audio to expand the cinematic experience beyond the screen. We ask that in the spirit of the festival you not video or create copies of your performance. Some participants have gone as far as to destroy the work after its first run at the event.
Over the last 8 years, MONO NO AWARE has grown from 70 audience members on a single evening in 2007 to having 650 audience members over two nights in 2013. Submissions that came to us from the east and west coast of the United States, now arrive from all over the globe. Artists from a variety of backgrounds all looking for a platform to exhibit their work, a platform we have spent almost a decade cultivating. With our growth has also come a need for more space, more staff, more insurance, more equipment, and extensive planning. We are a small group of dedicated individuals who take the time to read each submission carefully, view all associated materials, visit studios, and we work very diligently to present a well curated program each December. In order to create the best possible experience for both the participating artists and attending audience members, this year we ask that you make a small donation to the event with your submission. If you believe in what we are doing and understand the value of an event that takes the better part of a year to coordinate, then we ask that you give generously. Thank you.


(posted on 2014-09-14)

Videotank #9

From September 10 to December 6, 2014, the Foreman Art Gallery presents its ninth video work in the Videotank exhibition series, Jollies by Sadie Benning, created in 1990. In the video Jollies, the artist produces an autobiographical narrative of her adolescent sexuality, first crushes and kisses, as she recalls coming out as a lesbian during her teen years. Taken with a Pixelvision toy camera, the video features a mix of music, scrawled diary entries and Barbie Dolls enacting several disjointed scenes that reference the artist’s anxiety about her sexuality and the challenges of growing into adulthood.
The video art series Videotank shows the work of high-calibre Canadian and international artists in a dedicated space inside the Foreman Art Gallery.
About the artist
Born in 1973, Sadie Benning is an American multimedia artist and musician best known for her innovative video work from the early 90s and for founding the feminist post-punk band Le Tigre. At 15, she began creating video works using a Fischer Price Pixelvision camera, which she used to record pixelated black-and-white images onto standard audio cassettes. Using a combination of handwriting, cut up music and experiential narrative, these early videos explore themes of gender, sexuality and the challenge of growing up. In 1997, Benning received her MFA from Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College in Hudson New York. She has held solo exhibitions worldwide at various institutions, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2009), Power Plant Gallery in Toronto (2008) and Gwangju Biennale in Korea (2008). Her recent group exhibitions include New York Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star at the New Museum in New York (2013), The 56th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh (2013), and Building Identities at the Tate Modern in London, UK (2004). Benning has received grants and fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, Andrea Frank Foundation, National Endowment of the Arts, and Rockefeller Foundation. Awards include Wexner Center Residency Award in Media Arts, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Merit Award and the Grande VideoKunst Prize. Her work can be found in many private and public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, Fogg Art Musuem and Walker Art Center.
Karine Di Genova, Director/Curator
Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University 2600, College St., Sherbrooke


(posted on 2014-09-14)


Il tempo stringe, specie in video. Bisogna essere rapidi, sintetici, efficaci.
Sessanta secondi possono bastare per elaborare videoclip, appunti di un lungometraggio, aforismi, note filosofiche, short cuts, video-cartoline, documenti in pillole, spot devianti, ipotesi narrative...
Tutto in 1 minuto.
Come e dove?
Videominuto ha la forma di un happening negli spazi del Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato, articolato come un programma tv "live" (con tanto di presentatore) in cui le video-opere, le installazioni e le performance ...
Videominuto è una rassegna internazionale di video della durata massima di 1 minuto che si svolge tutti gli anni al Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato. L'idea del Festival è di indagare quanto la brevità del formato, quale unico imposto, condizioni la video opera in termini di incisività , scelte stilistiche e contenuti ...
Videominuto PopTV - Festival Office | Via del Rosso Fiorentino 2b | 50142 Firenze - Italy


(posted on 2014-09-14)

Elizabeth Price

MOTINTERNATIONAL Brussels is delighted to announce Elizabeth Price’s first solo exhibition in Belgium. She will present a new video work, SLEEP, the first part of a developing trilogy.
The title of the work refers to digital ‘sleep’ – a term used to describe a computer on stand-by mode – which is a state of readiness, rather than one of repose. The restless existential disposition invoked and arguably generated by digital technologies is reflected in a psychological mood evoking the drifting, jolting dream-state of the insomniac, as well as in the narrative action, which unfolds the apocalyptic hallucination of a synthetic sun that never sets.
Revisiting the solar imagery from Price’s 2013 video SUNLIGHT, SLEEP speeds chronologically through thousands of images of the sun. From glass-plate slides produced in the early twentieth century to digital moving image generated at its close, Price presents this archive as a staccato animation, a rapidly ticking meter for a narrative related by a self-proclaimed ‘dramatic chorus’. The chorus ‘speaks’ via motion graphics that flow across the screen, as a choir of synchronized synthetic voices, and using the ‘RSVP’ format of digital speed-reading systems, designed to enhance productivity and focus concentration.
SLEEP is peopled only by women. With a group of dancing and singing women appearing as its visual proxy, the chorus claims to have gathered all the sunlight of the twentieth century and concentrated it into a relentless stream, in order to illuminate the ritualized action: hosiery models, striking stylized, melodramatically photophobic poses, accompanied by Crystal Gayle, singing in reverse.
The second part of the trilogy ‘A HISTORY OF HOSIERY’ will be completed in 2015.
Elizabeth Price (b. 1966, Bradford) lives and works in London. In 2012 Price was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize for her solo exhibition HERE at the Baltic Centre in Gateshead. A major solo exhibition of her work is on show at the Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, until 1 February 2015.
Recent solo exhibitions and screenings include presentations at Hå gamle prestegard, Norway (2014) Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal; Contemporary Art Society, London; Focal Point Gallery, Southend-On-Sea (all 2013), Tate Britain, London; Bloomberg SPACE, London; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany (all 2012); Chisenhale Gallery, London; New Museum, New York (both 2011).
MOTINTERNATIONAL Brussels will be part of Brussels Art Days Saturday 13 September and Sunday 14 September.
MOTINTERNATIONAL Place du Petit Sablon, 10, B-1000 Brussels


(posted on 2014-09-14)

Digital Art Collections

Video Art Exhibition curated by Eleftheria Markozani and organised by the Municipality of Nea Smirni Cultural Organization: Alsos Neas Smirnis (Nea Smirni Grove), Attica, Greece, 1 September - 6 October 2014, Monday-Sunday 20:00-22:00.
Participating artists:
Argiriou Dimitris, Lianou Maria, Loukakos Giorgos, Mouzaki Aimilia, Pappa Efi, Paschalidou Maria, Petrou Lia, Psaras Vasilis, Tomaras Panagiotis, Tzimou Olga, Vavilousakis Giorgos, Vrellis Petros, Zakkos Alexandros, Zioga Polina.

(posted on 2014-09-13)

Shifting Sands

Featuring international artists who use film and video to explore the Middle Eastern desert as a site charged with meaning, this exhibition explores zones of conflict, including the Israel-Palestine border and Afghanistan, and the shifting personal, political and geographical landscapes of the Middle East. Artists include: Lida Abdul (Afghanistan), Yael Bartana (Germany/Israel), Emily Jacir (Palestine/New York) and Isabel Rocamora (Spain/U.K.).
This exhibition was co-curated by Kate Bonansinga and Kerry Doyle, and originally presented at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso, in conjunction with Desert One, a regional, collaborative project involving a network of institutions initiated by the Desert Initiative at the ASU Art Museum. The ASU Art Museum presentation is supported by the Helme Prinzen Endowment.
Opening reception: Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 - Members and Alumni Preview 5:30–6:30 p.m. | Public Reception 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
ASU Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center 10th Street and Mill Avenue - Tempe


(posted on 2014-09-13)

Rose Video 04

Alex Hubbard’s (b. 1975) work reflects the diversity of his practice: his paintings are sculptural, his videos painterly, and in all media his artwork is evidence of the performance of its creation. Hubbard elects to work with difficult, unpredictable materials that take directions and shapes of their own, and his paintings and videos capture his gestural process in a collage of messy marks and vibrant, visceral forms. Rose Video 04 presents Hubbard’s Annotated Plans for an Evacuation (2009) alongside a recently-completed painting.
Opening: September 10, 2014, 5–9pm
The Rose Art Museum Brandeis University 415 South Street - Waltham, MA 02453


(posted on 2014-09-13)

Videoformes 2015

Prize winning competition open to all video and media makers. Works should be original and/or display a personal approach.


(posted on 2014-09-13)

Videoart at Midnight #57

Sven Johne
Friday, September 19th, 2014, 24:00 | midnight
BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
(Eintritt frei | admission free)
We are very delighted to welcome Sven Johne to celebrate with him, you and all participants in the films the cast & crew premieres of Jutta, 2014, 17:36 min (Actor: Tatja Seibt)
A paradise island – beaches, palm trees, the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. The island is owned by the German-Brazilian tycoon Erik Tabarao, who intends to develop an exclusive resort for the extremely wealthy here. That's in any case what Jutta, his German mother, says. An island reserved for the "leaders of the world" – and for her.
Jutta draws the heavy curtains closed. She says she doesn't go outside anymore. She moves uneasily through the rooms looking for Gabriela, the maid. But no one's there. Jutta is alone. In the house and on the island. Maybe this island doesn't even exist. Maybe everything outside – the beach, the flowers, the sunset – is all just a figment of her imagination.
Then Jutta tells her son's story. Starting with nothing, Erik made 26 billion dollars practically over night...
Some Engels, 2013, 27:13 min (Actors: Herbert Olschok, Norbert Stöß, Daniel Krauss, Marc Zwinz, Gottfried Richter, Torsten Buchsteiner, Chris Woltmann)
An anonymous day-rate office in Berlin – a handful of amateur and professional actors have been invited to an audition. A young American casting director is apparently looking for an actor to play Friedrich Engels holding the funeral oration for his friend and comrade in arms Karl Marx.
The six actors invited to the audition provide a short overview of their biographies, enumerating their professional success or lack of it and trying to present themselves as appropriate candidates for the role while under fire by the increasingly captious questions emitted by the casting director. They turn to the camera, modulate their voices, strive heroically to merge with the aged Engels, revealing in the process the deeper recesses of their own souls...


(posted on 2014-09-12)

Moving Image Istanbul 2014

Moving Image art fair is very pleased to announce the artists and participating galleries and non-profit institutions in our inaugural edition in Istanbul. Being held in the Kuleli Building at the Halic Congress Center, September 25-28, 2014, Moving Image Istanbul runs in parallel with ArtInternational art fair, and will present a selection of single-channel videos and installations from across the globe. Moving Image has been conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving-image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms.
Highlights of the 2014 Istanbul fair include several world premeires, including videos by Şener Özmen (PİLOT Gallery, Istanbul); Jonathan Monaghan (Curator's Office, Washington DC); Shaun Gladwell (Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City); and Nancy Atakan & Volkan Aslan (5533, Istanbul). Single-channel videos at the fair include works by Nino Cais (Central Galeria de Arte, Sao Paulo); Chen Tianzhuo (Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai), and Mounir Fatmi (Galerie Analix Forever, Paris). Among the historical films in the fair are works by David Wojnarowicz (P•P•O•W, New York) and Leslie Thornton (Winkleman Gallery, New York). Several large installations include works by Wolfgang Staehle (Postmasters, New York); Hans Op de Beeck (Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York); Basim Magdy (artSümer, Istanbul); and Sue de Beer (Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York).
Among the special events sponsored by Moving Image Istanbul are "Bring Your own Beamer" (BYOB) at Pera Museum, a one-night exhibition/performance by unrepresented, emerging Turkish film and video artists who will take over the fifth floor gallery hall of Pera Musuem in an improvised installation. Curated by Fatma Çolakoğlu and Ulya Soley, BYOB at Pera Museum runs 19:00-22:00, Saturday, September 27, 2014. Also Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, will host a screening and conversation with emerging artist Atalay Yavuz, who works with readily available materials. This events will take place at Moving Image on Saturday, September 27, 16:00–17:30.
Participating artists / Galleries & Non-Profit Institutions
[as of September 1, 2014]
Nancy Atakan / Pi Artworks (Istanbul, Turkey)*
Nancy Atakan & Volkan Aslan / 5533 (Istanbul, Turkey)*
Nino Cais / Central Galeria de Arte (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Rob Carter / Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York, NY)
Chen Tianzhuo / Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai, China)
Sue de Beer / Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York, NY)
Sirma Doruk / Mixer (Istanbul, Turkey)
Chris Doyle / Catharine Clark Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
Mounir Fatmi / Galerie Analix Forever (Paris, France)
Shaun Gladwell / Mark Moore Gallery (Culver City, CA)*
Florian Japps / Rockelmann & (Berlin, Germany)
Gizem Karakaş / Moving Image Presents (New York, NY)
Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev / Winkleman Gallery (New York)
Elena Kovylina / Galerie Analix Forever (Paris, France)
Dinh Q. Le / Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)
HeeWon Lee / Galerie Dix9 (Paris, France)
Rollin Leonard / TRANSFER (Brooklyn, NY)*
Basim Magdy / artSümer (Istanbul, Turkey)
Jonathan Monaghan / Curator's Office (Washington DC)*
Hans Op de Beeck / Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York, NY)
Serkan Özkaya / Postmasters (New York, NY)
Şener Özmen / PİLOT (Istanbul, Turkey)*
Bongsu Park / Rosenfeld Porcini (London, UK)
Zeyno Pekünlü / Sanatorium (Istanbul, Turkey)
Wolfgang Staehle / Postmasters (New York, NY)
Kurt Stallaert / Pavleye Art & Culture (Prague, Czech Republic)
Leslie Thornton / Winkleman Gallery (New York, NY)
Allard van Hoorn / Galerie Esther Donatz (Munich, Germany)
Susanne Wagner / Galerie Jo van de Loo (Munich, Germany)
David Wojnarowicz / P·P·O·W (New York, NY)
*Designates that Moving Image Istanbul will be the artwork's World Premiere.
Curatorial Advisory Committee
Paula Alzugaray, Independent curator, São Paulo, Brazil
Sabine Brunckhorst, Collector, Hamburg, Germany
Dan Cameron, Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Kathleen Forde, Artistic Director, Borusan Contemporary Istanbul, New York, NY, and Istanbul, Turkey
Kenichi Kondo, Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Azra Tüzünoglu, Founder and Director, PILOT Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Moving Image Istanbul September 25-28, 2014


(posted on 2014-09-12)

Surviving Confinement

HEIDI KUMAO Surviving Confinement: Video Sculpture
Sept. 2-27, 2014
Opening reception Thursday, Sept. 4, 6-8 pm
Ceres Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, #201, New York, NY
“Surviving Confinement: Video Sculpture," a solo show, will be on view from September 2-27, 2014 at Ceres Gallery. Three works about surviving physical confinement are each inspired by the experiences of individual women including: a college student living under an authoritarian government, a Japanese-American girl relocated to a WWII internment camp, and the artist herself-constrained for months in a clam shell back brace. In each piece, Kumao interweaves video, photos, animation, and sound into a surreal journey that is anchored within a compelling narrative. She transforms everyday objects through mapped video in which real objects and shadows interact with shadows from non-existent objects, creating an uncanny dichotomy for the viewer to resolve.
In "Transplant," the projection transforms an interned prisoner's ID tag into a gardener's seedling, a guard tower, and an American flag. Similarly, in "Egress," a stack of books becomes a portal to another room, then a police inspection area, and then an entire apartment tower. Kumao's single channel video, "Swallowed Whole," uses repeated vertical frame-rolls from analog TV to metaphorically replay the impact that literally broke her back. Bone-crushing sounds and jarring movement echo throughout the film as a window of empathy into PTSD repetition compulsion.
Heidi Kumao has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Canada. She has received support from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation and many others. She is an Associate Professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Her work will be featured in "Dlectricity 2014," Detroit's Nighttime Exhibition of Art & Light, September 26-27.


(posted on 2014-09-12)

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists' moving image. Submissions of artists' and experimental film from any part of the world are welcome - we celebrate a diverse range of works: the visually experimental, quietly poetic, formally radical, psycho-geographical, politically activist, culturally subversive, psycho-spiritual, the alchemically volatile, the underground and bizarre.
The next festival will take place over four days, April 16th-19th 2015, in Hawick, in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland.
Our 2015 theme is the 'Spiritus Mundi'. We accept submissions of works related to any subject area, though this year we are especially interested in works that may relate to the 'Spiritus Mundi', a historical term for the 'World Soul' or 'Spirit of the World'. This is perhaps something we all unwittingly search for, denoting a spirit of inquiry into the deep nature of substance, of film, of luminosity and shadow, of meaning and life. It relates to a spirit of universality and internationalism - that which underlies both our common humanity and the structures of all natural phenomena. It means our cultural-political Zietgeist too, the 'spirit of the age', and every bit as ghostly, mutable and ephemeral.
Deadline for submissions: midnight 30th November 2014. You will be notified by 30th January 2015. We accept submissions direct through our Website or through FilmFreeway.


(posted on 2014-09-12)

Contemporary Visions

Florence Arts Festival - January | November 2014
The next edition of the “Contemporary Visions” Arts Festival will take place from January to November 2014. It will be divided in 3 artistic seasons organized in 5 collective exhibitions, which we like to call “ArtCloud”. Every exhibition will last for a month and they will be scheduled as follow:
- Winter Session 1. ArtCloud#1 from the 10th to the 31th of January 2014 @MULTIVERSO, Florence (Tuscany) 2. ArtCloud#2 from the 7th to the 30th of March 2014 @MULTIVERSO, Florence (Tuscany) 3. ArtCloud#3 from the 4th to the 27th of April 2014 @MULTIVERSO, Florence (Tuscany) - Autumn Session 4. ArtCloud#4 from the 28th September to 10th October 2014 @Mantero Gallery, Portovenere / 5 Terre (Five Lands) 5. ArtCloud#5 from the 8th to the 30th November 2014 @MULTIVERSO, Florence (Tuscany) Disciplines: painting, drawing, engraving, sculpture & installation, photography, video art, virtual & digital art, illustration & graphic design. If you want to participate, send us the applications form, filled with every required information, to festival@dayone-art.com attaching:
High quality picture(s) of your artwork(s)
High quality head shot
Curriculum Vitae
A brief description of your artwork(s) (max 10 rows)


(posted on 2014-09-01)

Electric walls

A celebration of contemporary video art featuring a global assortment of digital sculptures, performance projections, single and multi-channel displays, and new works that push the boundaries of the moving image. This exhibit will run from September 27th thru November 8th. Events include our Art Happy Hour, Curatorial Tour, and Closing Party.
Tamara Cedré
Vanessa Godden
Redell & Jimenez
Black Leader
Isabelle Lutz
Jessica Pizana Roberts
Mauricio Sanhueza
John Smither
Krefer & Turca
Roland Wegerer
Adam Yasmin



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