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MAGMART IX EDITION!

The call for the IX edition of Magmart Festival is open!. Join us, now!
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(116 until now)


 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:
Loredana Raciti
read the Interview

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(posted on 2014-11-28)

Zachary Formwalt

Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam presents the solo exhibition Zachary Formwalt –Three Exchanges. In three recent video installations, Zachary Formwalt focuses on the architecture of the new OMA-designed Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and the Amsterdam stock and commodities exchange designed at the end of the nineteenth century by the socialist architect, H.P. Berlage. The three installations dig into a fundamental issue surrounding financial trade: whereas financial transactions seem to dictate our economy and thus their effects can be felt everywhere, the activity of trading itself has become increasingly remote, unavailable for any kind of actual human encounter. The architecture of the stock exchanges serves as a starting point to a profound investigation into the limitations of photography to represent capital and into the interrelationships between financial capitalism and image making.
In the oldest of his three installations, Unsupported Transit (2011), Formwalt concentrates on the construction site and the construction work on the outside of the new stock exchange in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, designed by Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Shenzen has a special status as an economic zone where the authorities allow the system of the free market to run its course. The video diptych In Light of the Arc (2013) registers the materialization of the same stock exchange, which is paradoxically marked by an increasing abstraction. Since the stock trade is now entirely controlled by information technology and advanced algorithms, the trading floor itself, with its iconic golden bell, now serves only a ceremonial purpose. In the third installation Grain, realized this year, Formwalt turns the camera to H.P. Berlage’s 1903 stock exchange in Amsterdam. How could Berlage, known for socialist driven housing solutions for Amsterdam’s working class, match his idealism with the commission of designing this palace of capitalism?
Formwalt’s work has become specifically topical due to the worldwide credit crisis of 2007 and the impact of finance and the mechanics of financial capitalism on our economies and our social life. An important and recurrent concern in Formwalt’s work is that material outcomes of economic and social processes, such as architectural constructions, can be captured and visualized, but the very financial processes underlying this outcome remain elusive. His photography and especially video work does not rely on images alone, but is usually accompanied with a voice-over, to deal in a substantial way with the complex entanglements of history, capitalism and image making. By juxtaposing images and sounds, Formwalt demonstrates that history, in some ways similar to financial transactions, appears to be insubstantial, almost transparent, despite the fact that various consequences can be observed through
Zachary Formwalt –Three Exchanges in SMBA is the third exhibition in the series of the Stedelijk Museum’s Global Collaborations programme. The exhibition will travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade in January 2015.
Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam


www.smba.nl

(posted on 2014-11-28)

Videominuto 2014

Venerdì 28 e Sabato 29 novembre, torna Videominuto, lo storico Festival internazionale di video da 1 minuto organizzato da Controradio e Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci in collaborazione con l’associazione Grav, Comune di Prato eRegione Toscana.
La 22.a edizione di Videominuto torna con La Notte del Minuto, serata nella quale saranno presentati i finalisti dei due Concorsi, il“1000 euro per 1 minuto” a tema libero e “le periferie da rammendare: denunce inascoltate e sogni realizzati, fra urbanistica e nuove socialità”, argomento di bruciante attualità, divenuto cronaca negli ultimi giorni con gli episodi di intolleranza nei quartieri periferici di Roma e di Milano.
Il tema delle “periferie da rammendare”, sul quale è stato chiesto agli autori di cimentarsi, nasce dall'analisi di Renzo Piano, architetto di fama internazionale, che ha evidenziato il fatto che “il 90% della popolazione mondiale delle città vive in periferia, quartieri molto popolati spesso lasciati al loro destino di degrado e di mancanza di identità. Occorre ripensare le città sempre più “non luoghi”, dove insistono grandi centri commerciali, aree abbandonate, palazzi fatiscenti, mentre chi vi abita è spesso portatore di grande energia umana”.
Negli ultimi anni si è assistito ad un grande fermento di fenomeni partecipativi: comitati cittadini per la cura di parchi, azioni di auto-aiuto (asili di condominio, assistenza agli anziani etc), orti sociali e attività artistiche in spazi recuperati. Azioni di contrasto di un grande deserto affettivo che la periferia sembra offrire. Questo il tema sul quale si sono cimentati gli autori dei 20 video finalisti che vedremo durante la Notte del Minuto, sabato 29 novembre al Politeama Pratese (via Garibaldi, 33 - Prato. ore 21.00 Ingresso 10 euro, gratuito soci Controradio Club).
Durante la serata ci sarà anche la proiezione del concorso a tema libero con 40 video finalisti.
Davide Barbafiera e Federico Borghesi, vincitori lo scorso anno del primo premio con “Onestà Intellettuale”, presentano “Amaretti, dialoghi sulla periferia”, una serie di dialoghi ironici e surreali fra i due autori, che la periferia la vivono e raccontano quotidianamente. Ospite speciale della serata, Simone Lecca, regista del video “SCIO’ ”, vincitore del Videominuto 2000, che ci accompagnerà in una carrellata dei suoi ultimi esilaranti lavori.
Chiuderà la serata la premiazione dei vincitori giudicati da esperti del settore e da alcuni spettatori scelti fra il pubblico presente.
Il tema delle periferie da rammendare sarà al centro di un interessante incontro pubblico/talk show (in diretta radiofonica su Controradio Fm 93.6 - 98.9 e in streaming su www.controradio.it) che si svolgerà venerdì 28 novembre alle 21.30 nei nuovi spazi del Centro Pecci (viale della Repubblica, 277 Prato - ingresso libero).
La serata sarà anche la prima uscita pubblica del progetto G124 di Renzo Piano appena concluso, dopo l’anteprima che si sarà svolta al Senato il giorno precedente, alla presenza dello stesso Piano e del Presidente Pietro Grasso. Nel gruppo G124 hanno lavorato sei giovani architetti coordinati da Renzo Piano e da alcuni tutor del progetto : architetti, ingegneri, sociologi e psicologi che, volontariamente, hanno seguito progetti di intervento sulle zone disagiate. Il gruppo G124 ha lavorato su diversi temi che riguardano le periferie: l’adeguamento energetico, il consolidamento e il restauro degli edifici pubblici, i luoghi d’aggregazione, la funzione del verde, il trasporto pubblico e i processi partecipativi per coinvolgere gli abitanti nella riqualificazione del quartiere dove vivono.
Uno dei tutor, l’architetto Massimo Alvisi ed uno degli archittti del progetto, Eloisa Susanna, saranno presenti al Centro Pecci per raccontare questa interessante esperienza, confrontandosi con con Simone Mangani, assessore alla Cultura e Valerio Barberis, assessore all’Urbanistica del Comune di Prato, Massimo Bressan, antropologo ed economista, Angelo Formichella e Stefano Pezzato del Centro Pecci.
L'incontro sarà coordinato da Marco Brizzi ed Andrea Mi. L’incontro sarà preceduto dalla proiezione della selezione video “Architettura sull’orlo della città”, curato da Image, e da un trailer sul progetto G124 dal titolo “Sotto il viadotto”.
Sempre venerdì 28, alle 18.00 ci sarà la proiezione completa delle selezioni del One World One Minute network,con video provenienti da Brasile, Croazia, Russia, Olanda e Armenia.
Alle 20.45 la visita guidata ai nuovi spazi espositivi del Centro Pecci.
Videominuto si conferma anche per il 2014 come un appuntamento annuale con centinaia di video-opere provenienti dall’Italia e da tutto il mondo. Una rassegna internazionale per spettatori curiosi che assistono ogni anno numerosi alle proiezioni dei minuti, partecipando in maniera attiva. Videominuto mantiene dunque la sua formula POP (popolare), cercando al tempo stesso di stimolare nello spettatore sempre nuovi elementi di riflessione e interazione che ne hanno decretato il successo nelle sue 22 edizioni.
Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci viale della Repubblica, 277 Prato


www.centroartepecci.prato.it

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!

Next F.I.V.E. screenings

Centro Cultural de España (in Montevideo / Uruguay / America)
(curator: Patricia Bentancur)
Centro Cultural de España host a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will start on 2014-10-15 and go on until 2014-12-15 at: Centro Cultural España, Rincón 629 Montevideo, Uruguay



www.cce.org.uy



Torrance Art Museum (in Torrance / United States / America)
(curator: Max Presneill)
Torrance Art Museum host a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will start on 2014-11-08 and go on until 2014-12-05 at: Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center, Torrance, Los Angeles, California, USA



www.torranceartmuseum.com



American University in Dubai (in Dubai / United Arab Emirates / Asia)
(curator: Ani Atanasova and Flounder Lee)
American University in Dubai host a full screening of F.I.V.E. project, with a talk of both curators, Dr. Ani Atanasova and Flounder Lee.
The screening will have place on 2014-11-18 at: American University in Dubai, near Dubai Internet City (E421), at 07.00 p.m.



www.aud.edu



VideoBabel International Festival (in Cusco / Peru / America)
(curator: Vera Tyuleneva)
VideoBabel International Festival host a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will have place on 2014-11-24 at: Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano del Cusco



www.aud.edu



Digital Marrakech Festival (in Marrakech / Morocco / Africa)
(curator: Abdelaziz Taleb)
Digital Marrakech Festival a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will have place from 2014-11-28 to 2014-11-30 at: Marrakech, Morocco



www.digitalmarrakech.org



ArtmusicEvent (in Padua / Italy / Europe)
(curator: Nicola Valentini, Lisa Parolo and Luca Benvenuti)
ArtmusicEvent host a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will start on 2014-11-28 and go on until 2014-11-30 at: Fornace Carotta, via Siracusa 61, Padova (Italy) 28 and 29 november: h 19.30-01.00 30 november: h 16.30-20.00



www.artmusicevent.eu



Pulimentos del Norte (in Bilbao / Spain / Europe)
(curator: Nicola Valentini, Lisa Parolo and Luca Benvenuti)
Pulimentos del Norte host a full screening of F.I.V.E. project.
The screening will have place on 2014-12-10 at: Pulimentos del Norte, Calle Cortes 29. 6E Bilbao, h 19.00



www.pulimentosdelnorte.com


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 2014-11-27)

Moving Image Art Fair with Midnight Moment

One video from fair will have nightly screening on electronic billboards in Times Square for month of April 2015
Midnight Moment, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, announced it will once again partner with Moving Image,a moving image-based art fair taking place March 5-8, 2015 at the Waterfront Tunnel event space on 11th Avenue in Chelsea. For the second year in a row, Moving Image will solicit proposals from artists of galleries participating in the fair to have their work shown on the most visible video platform in the world.
Sherry Dobbin, Times Square Arts Director, will work with Moving Image to select one video from the submissions. The winning video will be announced on the opening day of Moving Image, March 5, 2015, and will be screened April 1-30, 2015 as part of Midnight Moment.
Last year the partnership resulted in artist Zach Nader’s film “optional features shown” being screened on Times Square’s jumbo billboards just before midnight throughout the month of March. Moving Image co-founders Edward Winkleman and Murat Orozobekov noted “We were so delighted to collaborate with TSAC and Times Square Arts for the Midnight Moment project last year. Seeing Zach’s work on the huge screens in Times Square gave the film an extra resonance, and watching people’s reactions to it was fantastic. For art to reach so many people in such an unexpected context is pretty special.”
Times Square Arts Director Sherry Dobbin says, “We are looking at how we can discover and showcase the greatest video artists on the world’s largest video art platform. Working with Moving Image enables us to have a much more dynamic relationship with the galleries participating in the fair and to be in active dialogue with video artists engaging in public arenas.”
Moving Image art fair will take place March 5-8, 2015 in Chelsea’s Waterfront Tunnel event space between 27th and 28th Streets, with an entrance on 11th Avenue. Moving Image will be free to the public and open Thursday–Saturday 11 a.m.–8:00 p.m., and on Sunday, March 8, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. An opening reception will take place Thursday, March 5, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
About Midnight Moment
Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge, creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The program premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists.
Each night, Times Square becomes a digital art gallery through dazzling visuals on select billboards and newsstands. Every show begins at 11:57 p.m. with a "countdown" that signals the start of the three minute nightly presentation. Past artists featured in the program include Ryoji Ikeda; Chris Doyle; Isaac Julien; Robert Wilson; Tracey Emin; Seoungho Cho; Vicki DaSilva, Surabhi Saraf and Elly Cho; Erika Janunger; Takeshi Murata; Bel Borba with Burt Sun and André Costantini; Brian Gonzalez (aka Taxiplasm); Björk; JR; Ryan McGinley; Jack Goldstein; Nature Theater of Oklahoma; Ezra Wube; Laleh Khorramian; Brian Dailey; and Yoko Ono.
Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) is a trade association comprised of major advertisers, retailers, real estate firms, media companies and other businesses involved in the outdoor sign industry in Times Square, along with organizations representing Broadway and the community. Members of TSAC include: ABC Regional Sports & Entertainment Sales, Branded Cities, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Daktronics, Digital Domination, Hines Management, Jamestown One Times Square, Lamar Advertising Company, Landmark Sign & Electric, Metro Media Technologies, Newmark Knight Frank, North Shore Neon, P.R.omotion!, Sherwood Outdoor, SL Green, Times Square Alliance, Titan, Thomson Reuters and Walgreens Co.
Times Square Arts, the public arts program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places. Working with artists and cultural institutions, the Arts Program creates dialogues with Times Square and all of its physical and mythological manifestations. Through the Square's electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance's own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways. Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district's unique identity. Generous support of Times Square Arts is provided by ArtPlace America and ArtWorks.
Moving Image was 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. Participation is by invitation only. The newly formed Moving Image Curatorial Advisory Committee for New York 2015 is inviting a selection of international commercial galleries and non-profit institutions to present single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, and other larger video.


www.moving-image.info

(posted on 2014-11-27)

Les Rencontres Internationales

DU 1er AU 7 DÉCEMBRE 2014 À LA GAÎTÉ LYRIQUE, PARIS EN ENTRÉE LIBRE
Grand rendez-vous dédié à la création audiovisuelle contemporaine, les prochaines Rencontres Internationales se dérouleront à Paris du 1er au 7 décembre à la Gaîté Lyrique, et créeront pendant 7 jours un espace de découverte et de réflexion dédié aux pratiques contemporaines de l'image en mouvement.
Notre culture visuelle contemporaine se situe au croisement de questionnements esthétiques, sociaux et politiques de notre époque, et d’enjeux liés à l’évolution des modes de production et de diffusion. Les Rencontres Internationales proposent d’explorer ces pratiques et leur évolution.
Entre nouveau cinéma et art contemporain, cette plateforme unique en Europe propose une ouverture rare sur la création audiovisuelle contemporaine. Approches documentaires, fictions expérimentales, vidéos, formes hybrides : la programmation des Rencontres Internationales est le fruit d’un travail de recherche approfondi et d’invitations à des artistes marquants du cinéma et de l’art contemporain.
En présence d’artistes et de réalisateurs du monde entier, cette édition exceptionnelle proposera une programmation internationale inédite réunissant 120 œuvres provenant de 40 pays, des artistes et réalisateurs reconnus sur la scène internationale aux côtés de jeunes artistes et de réalisateurs présentés pour la première fois : des projections en salle - avec de nombreux films en première, des séances spéciales, une programmation vidéo -, des performances et des concerts, un forum.
L'événement est entièrement en entrée libre.
QUELQUES TEMPS FORTS
• Le 1er décembre, à l’occasion de l’ouverture, une soirée événement avec une séance de projection suivie d’une performance exceptionnelle, “Tempestarii” de Nadine Hilbert et Gast Bouschet (Luxembourg, 53ème Biennale de Venise), en collaboration avec le musicien Stephen O’Malley (USA).
• Pour la séance de clôture, le 7 décembre, la projection du dernier film de Claire Denis (France), d’après un texte de Christine Angot, “Voilà l’enchaînement”, en présence de la réalisatrice et de l’auteure (sous réserve).
• Le 5 décembre, la projection en première à Paris du film “Ming of Harlem”, en présence du réalisateur Phillip Warnell (Royaume-Uni) et du philosophe Jean-Luc Nancy.
• Le 6 décembre, “Expanding illuminance”, un concert multimédia de Thomas Köner (Allemagne), en première internationale. Traversée hypnotique entre deux visions du futur et deux utopies, cette création est réalisée à partir de fragments du film monumental de Fritz Lang “Metropolis” (1927) et du film culte des années 80 de Steven Lisberger, “Tron” (1982). L’artiste a reçu le prix Nam June Paik en 2012.
• Des focus consacrés à certains artistes, avec notamment cette année Natacha Nisic (France), présente aux Rencontres depuis 2006, et à qui le Jeu de Paume a consacré une exposition personnelle en 2013.
• Des moyens et longs métrages qui interrogent la fiction et inventent de nouvelles formes, réalisés par de jeunes artistes contemporains, avec notamment “Tonight and the People” de Neil Beloufa (France).
• Une œuvre inédite de Ryan Trecartin (USA), après l’exposition que le Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris lui a consacré en 2011.
• Parmi les 120 films et vidéos programmés, le plus souvent en première internationale, citons également les dernières réalisations des artistes et réalisateurs suivants: Sandro Aguilar (Portugal), Thom Andersen (USA), Manon de Boer et George Van Dam (Belgique), Eléonore de Montesquiou (France), Christoph Girardet (Allemagne), La Ribot (Espagne), Carlos Motta (Colombie), Lina Selander (Suède).


www.art-action.org

(posted on 2014-11-27)

NO by Nadia Kaabi-Linke

The Mosaic Rooms presents a special screening of Nadia Kaabi-Linke's NO, followed by discussion with the artist and special guest Nat Muller.
As part of its Autumn Programme, The Mosaic Rooms presents a special screening of Nadia Kaabi-Linke's two channel video installation NO at Iniva.
‘NO' focuses on the rigorous visa process that people must go through to enter the UK, presenting a dialogue in which a crowd, without power despite their numbers, opposes an individual voice of authority. On one screen an omnipotent faceless mouth voices the questions the UK border agency asks on the visa form. On the other, a choir of Tunisian citizens sings the responses to these demands for information. They are a group, yet they remain subject to the authoritarian voice and its investigation. The setting within an Anglican church draws parallels to the Holy Inquisition and the presumption of guilt without fair hearing.
The video piece was inspired by Kaabi Linke's own experience but also in response to the recent uprisings in Tunisia which saw "many people fleeing from North Africa. The uprisings were motivated by an unanimous consent for more freedom, social fairness and economical wealth, but then, when the protests showed first signs of success, refugees from Tunisia and other parts of Africa used the gaps of the North African borders to searched freedom and wealth where it always was supposed to be, in Europe."
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist and special guest curator Nat Muller about the process and experience of making this work. The event aims to shed light on issues raised in The Mosaic Rooms current exhibition The Future Rewound & The Cabinet of Souls.
The Mosaic Rooms. 27th November, 6.30pm


ww.iniva.org

(posted on 2014-11-26)

Tony Oursler

Oude Kerk presents the exhibition I/O underflow of Tony Oursler from November 26 – March 23, 2015. The iteration is newly developed for the Oude Kerk and includes numerous new video performances shot in the artists studio in New York especially for the exhibition. In the period rooms earlier work will be presented. It is the first time since 15 years Tony Oursler exhibits in the Netherlands.
How do we differentiate between our virtual world and reality? In the ancient space of the church Oursler emphasizes on the way we deal with digitality. On a daily basis the average person spends hours online, gazing at digital images, photos and visuals that are often far from reality. Both physically and mentally we shift continuously from the digital reality to real space. Oursler sees the digital process as paradoxical at its core, combining precision and chaos, which is reflected in its social impact. Technology’s fluctuating gauge of human desire becomes the theme of the exhibition by Tony Oursler for the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.
The artist has equated the face as the metaphor for the Internet as a vast collective unconscious where the individual creates a doppelgänger or a digital version of himself. The viewer will be asked to position him in relation to the history of the digital onslaught in full form, both positive and negative. As the viewer moves through the Oude Kerk, he will interact with humans and digital intelligence, and be invited to participate in a metaphorical Turing test.
Oursler populates the Oude Kerk with a layering of digitally produced performances, emphasizing the evolving nature of the architecture and cultural usage of the space. The transition from mysticism to materialism and back again, to the magical thinking of the digital age, is emphasized in the themes of the site-specific installation. Oursler fills the space with ghostly light projections, featuring performers Holly Stanton, Josie Keefe, Jim Fletcher, Kate Valk, Constance De Jong, and Joe Gibbons. The poetic cacophony of texts, including chanting, singing, whispering, as well as musical elements, are designed to be projected specifically within various surfaces of the church, which resonate thematically with the exhibition.
Over centuries old remnants of an earlier visual culture are overlaid by new imagery. In the past, iconography in the church served as a dictionary to illiterate Roman Catholic parishioners. In the time of the Iconoclasm in 1566 this imagery all but disappeared. It was during the restoration work on the church, that a great many were uncovered. Oursler deliberately sought these out and with his digital video performances infiltrated the historical representations of people, saints, and patron saints. In the Oude Kerk we view, in a manner of speaking, the interweaving of digital and historical imagery. They form an almost natural whole, stimulating the viewer to reflect on the assumed truths of what we see.
Oude Kerk Oudekerkplein 23 1012 GX Amsterdam


www.oudekerk.nl

(posted on 2014-11-26)

Musicvideoart

Here we are !!!! We have received about 500 videos from all around the world. Thanks to all for your contribution. And Now the selected videos are....
02 dec - 20h - Sélection MusicVideoArt Part 1 + Joy Division de Grant Gee
Auditorium du Palais des Beaux de Lille - entrée : 5 euros
"Consolation for the Poor" Anatol Tadorski 2013 2'26 Biélorussie
"LazerWistle" Alain Miqueu - alias Miké Huéon 2011 2' France
"Frankie" Rick Niebe 2012 5'11 Italie
"FWSS2666" Ben Elliot 2014 1'24 France
"Qoso - ardmore" Kevin El Amrani/Charlie Janiaut aka qoso 2014 4'01 France
"Plastic Flowers" Po-Wei Su 2014 3' Taiwan
"The Austrasian Goat - Arrheton" Fabien Rennet 2012 4'23 France
"The Flight for freedom" Anatol Tadorski / Uladzislau Buben 2014 2'56 Biélorussie
"Instable Cris Ubermann 2011 3'40 France
"Adam" Loridan 2014 2' Belgique
"GENETICS" Julien Lefer 2014 5' France
"Memento Mori" Antony Jacob 2014 00'30" France
"Song 22" Céline Trouillet 2014 4'40 France
"Il ne s'agit pas" Samuel Bester 2014 4'10 France
"XIU-XIU : Cinthyas Unisex" Florent Texier 2014 4'22 France
"Speech 1" Francesc Marti 2014 5'53 Espagne
"Lets have no more nights" VITA 2014 2'43 France
"Negativ Nein" Philippe Prouff 2009 5'27 France
"Flowing to blue" . Worlds Within Karl F. Stewart 2013 5'53 Allemagne
"Kill the pig" Josué Bernabé 2014 4'37 Espagne
"My body is a sound" DENYS 2013 1'18 France
"In the Cave (of Technology)" Alessandro Amaducci 2014 5'38 Italie
"Deserved Allure" H. C. Turk 2014 1' USA
"Whitenoise" Francesca Fini 2013 6' Italie
"Or" Nicolas Lelièvre 2011 4'43 France
"Strong" Juliette Mauduit 2014 5'49 Belgique
03 dec - 20h - Sélection MusicVideoArt Part 2 + Archive + Wax Tailor
Auditorium du Palais des Beaux de Lille - entrée : 5 euros
- "Resist " Dragana Zarevac 2014 4'05 Serbie
- "Fuck me" Rona Greffen / Fabio Dentella 2014 2'20 Allemagne
- "Don't die wondering" Peter Brunner 2013 4'33 Autriche
- "Hangman" Eve-Mélissa Traoré 2014 3'25 France
- "Pandemonium Redux" Julien Lefer 2014 8'08 France
- "Alien Babe" Leonid Kalyadin 2014 3'49 Russie
- "Televisiontower" Nancy Brücke, Laszlo Csernatony Lukacs, Viktoria Traub 2014 00'58" Hongrie
- "Slush" Alain Lefebvre / Sonya Stefan 2013 8' Montréal
- "This film is about" Dominique Evanthia Afstralou 2014 2'56 Royaume Uni
- "XIU XIU: Botanica de Los Angeles" Florent Texier 2014 2'58 France
- "Alkemi" Lola et Yukao Meet 2014 3'05 France
- "34" Emilie Berteau / Julien Voinot 2014 9'30 France
- "The Goddess of love" Josselin Ligné pour Flesh World 2013 5'18 France
- "Dubus" Alexei Dmitriev 2005 4'09 Russie
- "Reflect " Salvatore Insana 2014 7'49 Italie
- "Allegedly" Nathalie Guimbretière 2014 5'02 France
- "Me" Romain Assénat 2012 2'26 Belgique
- "Opera buffet" Natalia de Mello 2005/2011 3' Belgique
- "She WhispersTreason" Diederick E.F . Nuyttens 2013 8'09 Belgique
- "Short Eye" Anthony Jacob 2014 2'40 France
- "83 Snakes" Laura Arend 2014 3' Israël
- "Black Data" Alessandro Amaducci 2013 4'05 Italie
- "The other side" Adeline Gaudefroy / Vermer Derande 2014 2'51 ?
- "Your Mirror" Salvatore Insana 2014 5'19 Italie
04 dec - 19h30 - Sélection MusicVideoArt Part 3 + Kurt Cobain, about a son
Maison Folie du Fort de Mons-en Baroeul - entrée : 3 euros
- "Black Milk" Max Philipp Schmid 2001 4' Suisse
- "Song 23" Céline Trouillet 2014 5'18 France
- "Megalo Meloman" Stephan Berla 2014 3'07 France
- "Black Data" Alessandro Ammaducci 2013 4'05 Italie
- "Les 7 i Quart" Queralt Antu Serrano 2013 4'22 Espagne
- "Says - Visual Creation" Romain Assénat / Ana Silva 2013 8'19 Belgique
- "Between the devil and the deep blue sea" Nicolas Cabos 2014 1'38 France
- "Areta" Patrick K.-H. (Anton Lakhontov) / Andreas Karaoulanis 2014 2'17 Autriche
- "Marriage" Anze Sekelj 2011 4'14 Slovenie
- "Our way to nowhere " Anatol Tadorski / Uladzislau Buben 2014 5'25 Biélorussie
- "La marche des fourmis" Laura Knoops 2013 1'50 France
- "Tri" Madeline Wood 2012 2'40 France
- "Entropia" Thetis / Tora Mudadu 2014 3'26 Pays-Bas
- "Serendipity" Lesley Keen 2014 4'15 Ecosse
- "Even if I try" Gerard Freixes-Ribera 2013 3'36 Espagne
- "Night drive / apocalypse" Bhopal 2013 5' France
- "MagicalGarden" Sandrine Deumier / Alx P. op 2012 2'25 France
- "Corps Hypnotiques" Pierre-Yves Cheval 2014 3'38 France
- "Piratebay" Pierre Ferrero / Margaux Duseigneur (Cheveu) 2014 3'49 France
- "Prise de tête" Florian Schonerstedt 2012 3'24 France
- "A la mode de chez nous" Eric Rativeau 2014 1'45 France
- "Adam" Loridan 2014 2' Belgique
- "Dear Idea" H. C. Turk 2014 4'22 USA
- "Go and come back" Nathalie Saccu de Franchi / Monade Li 2011 5'33 France
MusicVideoArt is a cultural event proposed and organized by Heure Exquise!. It provides the opportunity for filmmakers to present to the public their musical video works. This event wants to prime sharing, encounters and exchanges between creators and audiences with screenings and internet platform Arte Creative.


www.exquise.org

(posted on 2014-11-25)

La Bande Vidéo

Exhibition, Production Residency, Exhibition Residency
La Bande Vidéo is inviting artists working in media arts (or artists seeking to experiment with the video medium) to submit proposals for exhibitions, production residencies or exhibitions residencies. These programs are available to artists working in Canada and abroad. The selected projects will be included in La Bande Vidéo's 2015-2016 programming.
Located in coopérative Méduse, La Bande Vidéo is a media arts center devoted to creation and research. It takes part in the development of a contemporary video culture, offers artists production and dissemination tools, and encourages them to build a reflection on their work. The center produces and exhibits mostly experimental single-channel, installations, and animated videos.
La Bande Vidéo 541 St-Vallier est Quebec ((QC) G1K3P9 Canada
Deadline: January 19, 2015


ts.x24cdn.com

(posted on 2014-11-25)

F.I.V.E. @ Padova

Esposizione internazionale sulla videoarte, dedicata ai cinque sensi, con le proiezioni di venticinque artisti internazionali. Ogni serata è dedicata ad un tema scelto dai curatori Lisa Parolo, Nicola Valentini e Luca Benvenuti, volto ad indagare vari aspetti della videoarte.
L'evento è organizzato da ArtMusicEvent - Ame, in collaborazione con Magmart international videoart festival 2014 ed ha il patrocinio del Comune di Padova.
Venerdì 28 e sabato 29 novembre 2014, dalle 19:30 all'1:00.
Domenica 30 novembre 2014, dalle 16:30 alle 20:00.
Programma
Venerdì 28 novembre
Fornace Carotta
I video e i suoi linguaggi
ore 20:00: Guido Bartorelli - docente del Dipartimento dei Beni culturali dell’Università degli studi di Padova, introduce la mostra con una lezione sulla videoarte.
ore 21:00: viene presentato il Laboratorio di arti visive multimediali Ame Padova.
Sabato 29 novembre
Fornace Carotta
Il video e i sensi come canali della memoria
ore 20:00: Guido Galesso presenta il libro "Michele Sambin. Performance tra musica, pittura e video", a cura di Sandra Lischi e Lisa Parolo, edizioni Cleup.
ore 21:00: è presente l’artista Michele Sambin che si esibisce in una suggestiva performance.
Domenica 30 novembre
Fornace Carotta
La geopolitica dei video
ore 16:30: concerto con i gruppi del "Progetto musica" di Ame, curato da Damiano Merlin.
Fornace Carotta, via Siracusa, 61 - Padova


www.artmusicevent.eu

(posted on 2014-11-25)

Conversation on videoart

Sharing new images, new perspectives and a new look at video art, two of the country’s leading curators will join in a conversation on the topic prior to a new installation that opens Nov. 19 at the Sagamore Hotel.
Lori Zippay, executive director of Electronic Arts Intermix, and John Hanhardt, consulting senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will engage in conversation exploring the history and latest developments in video art at 7pm. During this discussion, Zippay will share insights on a new installation she curated, “Screen Play: Moving Image Art,” which will be displayed at the Sagamore during Art Basel in December.
“Screen Play: Moving Image Art” brings together a selection of artworks presenting artists’ dynamic engagements with the moving image across six decades. The works highlight the relation of the moving image to other artistic media and forms—performance, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, cinema—while actively engaging the distinctive languages of video, film and digital media. Works by emerging as well as internationally recognized artists speak to the rich histories and vital current practices of art based in moving image media.
“We look forward to sharing insights into the moving image and this exhibition of video art from EAI’s archives,” Zippay said. “These works range from playful investigations of time and space to explorations of current social and cultural landscapes. Together they reveal the innovative strategies and creative visions of artists who create vibrant interactions with contemporary art, media and culture.”
Known for its art, the Sagamore Hotel is located at 1671 Collins Avenue in South Beach. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will encounter artists’ moving image works in the hotel’s public spaces as well as a dedicated “EAI channel” on the televisions in guest rooms.
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that is a leading international resource for video and media art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI’s core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of more than 3,500 new and historical video works by artists. For more than 43 years, EAI has fostered the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art, and more recently, digital art projects.
As executive director of Electronic Arts Intermix, Zippay has been active in video art exhibition, distribution and preservation for more than 30 years, curating EAI’s major collection of new and historical media artworks. She has organized numerous video exhibitions, including the 2012 survey exhibition Circa 1971: Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive for Dia: Beacon, and Kinetic Histories at LABoral in Gijon, Spain (2011), and has organized numerous video programs and screenings at international venues. In addition, Zippay has lectured, taught, and written extensively on media art and developed numerous curatorial, preservation and educational projects with emerging and established artists. She has served on numerous international panels, symposia, festival juries and boards, including the Advisory Committee for the first Gwangju Biennial in South Korea.
John G. Hanhardt is consulting senior curator of film and media arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Hanhardt was the senior curator of film and media arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City from 1996 to 2006. From 1974 to 1996, he was curator and head of the film and video department at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Before that, he established the film program and film study collection at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minn. He began his museum career in the department of film at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Hanhardt currently is preparing an edition of Nam June Paik’s collected writings for MIT Press and writing a book on Bill Viola for Thames & Hudson. He also is the managing editor for the second volume of the Andy Warhol film catalogue raisonné that will be co-published by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Press.
Artists featured in the upcoming exhibit include: John Baldessari, Michael Bell-Smith, Dara Birnbaum, Merce Cunningham, Nan Hoover, Alex Hubbard, Joan Jonas, Nam June Paik, Richard Moore, Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, Jacolby Satterwhite Steina, Leslie Thornton and Lawrence Weiner.
About Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that is a leading international resource for video and media art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI’s core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of more than 3,500 new and historical video works by artists. For more than 43 years, EAI has fostered the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art, and more recently, digital art projects.


www.eai.org

(posted on 2014-11-24)

Peter Greenaway & Studio Azzurro

Forum Universale delle Culture di Napoli e della Campania presenta:
Atomic bombs on the palnet earth – Peter Greenaway
Il colore dei gesti – Sinfonia Mediterraneo – Studio Azzurro
La cieca furia distruttiva dell’uomo attraverso 2201 esplosioni nucleari su un fronte e la cura minuziosa delle piccole produzioni artigianali sull’altro. L’assordante deflagrare atomico in processi di annientamento che durano pochi secondi e un senso quasi perduto del tempo nell’opera di vetrai, liutai, tessitori sulle varie sponde del Mediterraneo. Conviveranno questi due mondi – uno opposto all’altro – nelle due affascinanti e provocatorie installazioni video che il noto artista e filmaker Peter Greenaway e il celebrato collettivo artistico milanese Studio Azzurro proporranno dal 24 novembre al 9 dicembre 2014 presso la Sala Dorica del Palazzo Reale di Napoli, nell’ambito del Forum Universale delle Culture di Napoli e della Campania.
Per assistere a questa straordinaria installazione composta da due parti poste a intenzionale contrasto, gli spettatori si ritroveranno su una sorta di zattera posta al centro della Sala Dorica, immersi in un vortice di immagini e di suoni. Le due opere di Greenaway e Studio Azzurro – della durata complessiva di 43 minuti – si alterneranno continuamente nell’arco dell’intera giornata e fanno parte della rassegna “Non troverai altro luogo. Non troverai altro mare” curata per il Forum da Chèrif Kahznadar, poeta, scrittore e regista francese di origine siriana, presidente della Maison des Cultures du Monde di Parigi. Il coordinamento artistico è a cura di Change Performing Arts.
Nell’installazione ATOMIC BOMBS ON THE PLANET EARTH, che a Napoli, per la prima volta sarà visibile nell’originale concept ideato dall’artista britannico, Greenaway raccoglie in una successione sistematica le immagini di tutte le deflagrazioni nucleari avvenute nella storia del nostro pianeta. Il sonoro delle esplosioni si intreccia a una base strumentale, per dimostrare la potenza e la violenza dell’invenzione di Oppenheimer, unico personaggio cui viene data voce. Greenaway – autore di film indimenticabili quali Il cuoco, il ladro, sua moglie e l’amante e I misteri dei giardini di Compton House – negli ultimi anni si è spesso allontanato dalla pratica cinematografica tradizionale e ha dato vita a nuove forme che coinvolgono gli spettatori in esperienze originali grazie anche all’utilizzo delle tecnologie più avanzate nel campo dell’immagine elettronica.”L’uranio – afferma Greenaway – è realtà e metafora di cui non potremo fare a meno. Inevitabilmente, quando il petrolio sarà finito, torneremo a usarne il potenziale energetico. Ma non dovremo mai dimenticare il suo potere di creare Armageddon, il nucleare solleva ancora una volta i fantasmi delle nostre paure” . Greenaway ha catalogato 2.201 esplosioni atomiche registrate tra il 1945 e il 1989: “Ero affascinato nel fare una lista di questi dati, per presentarli al pubblico in sostanza, senza commento, per far capire – aggiunge – che vi è stato tanto nel secolo scorso un vero e proprio bombardamento atomico sul nostro pianeta.
L’attualità, se possibile, rende ancora più drammatico il messaggio, le catastrofi naturali ci ricordano quanto sia fragile la patina della nostra civiltà. Ci viene ricordato ancora una volta che presentare tutto ciò che riguarda potenza atomica e il significato che l’uranio ha come elemento emotivo è sicuramente salutare”.
Tutt’altre atmosfere caratterizzano invece l’installazione IL COLORE DEI GESTI – SINFONIA MEDTERRANEO progettata e realizzata da Studio Azzurro, il celebre gruppo di ricerca artistica di Milano che da più di vent’anni si esprime con i linguaggi delle nuove tecnologie. Il collettivo ha sempre puntato nelle sue opere a creare un contesto comunicativo che veda una attiva e significativa partecipazione dello spettatore all’interno di un impianto narrativo, ispirato a una ipertestualità e ad una continua oscillazione tra elementi reali e virtuali. “Il colore dei gesti” l’opera che sarà di scena alle Sala Dorica del Palazzo Reale, si forma nel corso dei viaggi attraverso il mare nostrum per le ricerche condotte per la realizzazione delle installazioni interattive del ciclo Meditazioni Mediterraneo. Studio Azzurro ha filmato numerosi artigiani durante il loro lavoro: liutai, pescatori, sellai, fonditori, vetrai, cesellatori, vasai, tessitori, raccoglitori di olive, vinai, costruttori di barche, restauratori, bambolai, rilegatori, maniscalchi, conciatori. Ciascuno di essi, ripreso nel proprio ambiente, attraverso il primo piano delle mani intreccia un racconto di quei gesti e di quei suoni che danno letteralmente forma ai manufatti. E tutti insieme vanno a comporre un grande affresco che prende una forma “visibile” diventando installazione sonora oltre che visiva. Una riscrittura musicale di suoni e rumori generati dall’incontro della materia modellata e quei gesti che si ripetono attraverso i secoli come il ritmo cardiaco dell’intero territorio rivolto verso il mare Mediterraneo.
Inaugurazione: Lunedì 24 novembre h. 18 con presentazione alle ore 17.30 in Sala Accoglienza (ingresso lato piazza Trieste e Trento)
Palazzo Reale - Sala Dorica piazza del Plebiscito, 1 80132 Napoli


www.palazzorealenapoli.beniculturali.it

(posted on 2014-11-24)

Arte Laguna Prize 14.15

Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition, open to all, with free theme and no age restrictions. Its aim is to promote and enhance the artists and their career by offering a range of opportunities for a total endowment of € 180,000.
Cash Prizes
€ 7,000 Painting
€ 7,000 Sculpture and Installations
€ 7,000 Photographic Art
€ 7,000 Video Art and Performance
€ 7,000 Virtual and Digital Art
€ 7,000 Environmental and Land Art conceived and created with Thetis SpA
Art Residencies
7 artists will live a creative experience outside the artist's studio:
. Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India
. Artistic Serigraphy, Venice
. Glass School Abate Zanetti, Murano Venice
. Artistic Foundry Battaglia, Milan
. Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia
Business for Art
3 artists will be selected to collaborate with 3 leaders of Made in Italy in the field of design, fashion and wine:
€ 5,000 La Tordera
€ 10,000 Pas de Rouge
Wooden artwork and Residency Riva 1920
Solo Exhibitions in Art Galleries
Each gallery will select an artist for a personal exhibition including: setting-up, coverage of transportation expenses, publication of a catalogue:
. Galerie Charlot, France
. Galeria Fernando Santos, Portugal
. Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Germany
. Gallery Exhibit 320, India
4 December 2014 Deadline for entries


www.premioartelaguna.it

(posted on 2014-11-23)

Bill Viola, The Greeting

Inaugura sabato 22 novembre 2014 alle ore 16 allo Spazio d'arte Alberto Moretti / Schema polis di Carmignano (Prato) la videoinstallazione THE GREETING di Bill Viola, il capolavoro contemporaneo ispirato dalla Visitazione del Pontormo che è conservata proprio a Carmignano nella vicina chiesa di San Michele.
L'evento è promosso dal Comune di Carmignano / Assessorato alla Cultura con il contributo della Banca Area pratese Credito Cooperativo.
Realizzato congiuntamente dal Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato e dalla Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi di Firenze, con la collaborazione tecnica di ArtMediaStudio e dell'Associazione Culturale Cantiere d'Arte Alberto Moretti / Galleria Schema, si svolge nello spazio espositivo di Carmignano intitolato alla figura artistica di Moretti e all'attività della storica galleria fiorentina Schema.
THE GREETING fu presentata per la prima volta alla Biennale Internazionale d'arte di Venezia nel 1995 e oggi è considerata fra i capolavori artistici degli ultimi decenni.
L'opera di Bill Viola fu portata a Carmignano già nel 2001, esposta a cura del Centro Pecci di Prato nella Cappella di San Luca a pochi metri dalla Visitazione del Pontormo. In quell'occasione giunse a Carmignano anche l'artista americano per vedere finalmente dal vivo l'opera che aveva innescato la sua creazione.
L'incontro personale di Bill Viola con la Visitazione del Pontormo si è ripetuto nella Primavera scorsa, prima nello studio di restauro di Daniele Rossi dove il videoartista ha potuto ammirare da vicino la tavola manierista, poi nella grande mostra Pontormo e Rosso Fiorentino. Divergenti vie della "maniera" (Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze 8 marzo - 20 luglio 2014) dove THE GREETING è stata riproposta a confronto in un parallelo a stretta distanza con la Visitazione restaurata.
Adesso, in occasione della Festa della Toscana 2014 (dedicata al tema generale: Toscana. Guardare oltre. I nostri confini, le nostre abitudini, le nostre convinzioni. Per una Toscana terra del mondo), Carmignano si apre un'altra volta all'incontro con l'opera dell'artista americano per proporre un nuovo dialogo fra il patrimonio storico e la contemporaneità, per sostenere l'universalità e attualità dell'arte in questa terra ricca di storia e cultura.
L'opera di Bill Viola, realizzata nel 1995 in California nello studio dell'artista, è stata incubata molti anni prima, fra il 1974 e il 1976, in un prolungato soggiorno fiorentino durante il quale egli ebbe modo di lavorare come direttore tecnico della produzione per lo studio di videoarte art/tapes/22 diretto da Maria Gloria Conti Bicocchi (figlia del pittore fiorentino Primo Conti).
In quei primi anni Settanta a Firenze, la Galleria Schema diretta dal carmignanese Alberto Moretti, con Roberto Cesaroni Venanzi e Raul Dominguez che oggi ne è rimasto il custode, svolgeva un'attività altrettanto d'avanguardia nell'ambito dell'architettura radicale, della body art e della performance, dell'arte concettuale e dell'arte politica.
La nuova presentazione a Carmignano nello Spazio d'Arte Alberto Moretti / Schema polis, aperto in ricordo di Moretti e della stagione delle neoavanguardie artistiche a Firenze, rappresenta la volontà culturale di promuovere simultaneamente un'opera d'arte che sta "fuori dal tempo" come la Visitazione e un'opera d'arte sviluppata e inserita "nel tempo", come THE GREETING.
In tale senso Bill Viola attribuisce all'arte un ruolo fondamentale per la società contemporanea: "l'artista è colui che può creare un ponte tra passato, presente e futuro".
Nell'opera THE GREETING l'azione di tre donne ispirata alla Visitazione dipinta dal Pontormo e filmata in un'unica ripresa fissa è proiettata su uno schermo appeso in verticale alla parete, come un "quadro in movimento". L'avvenimento, che dura nella realtà 45 secondi, nel video si dilata fino a comporre una prolungata coreografia di oltre 10 minuti (proiettata a ripetizione).
Secondo l'artista americano: "l'introduzione del tempo nell'arte può considerarsi determinante quanto l'affermazione della prospettiva da parte di Brunelleschi e la rappresentazione dello spazio pittorico tridimensionale". L'incontro frale due forme d'arte - prospettiva e video - è così stabilito.
Realizzato da Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, con il contributo di BCC Banca Area pratese Credito Cooperativo, in occasione della
Festa della Toscana 2014
Spazio d’arte Alberto Moretti / Schema polis via Borgo, 4 Carmignano


www.comune.carmignano.po.it

(posted on 2014-11-22)

16th Media Art Biennale WRO

Program is open to various forms of creative artistic expression and communication made using electronic and/or digital media and completed after January 1, 2013
WRO 2015: Test Exposure
The aim of the WRO 2015 Biennale is to give exposure to new media art experiments, individual explorations and approaches investigating the potential of art both to affect and to reflect emerging issues in culture.
Artists are invited to submit works that take on the risks of innovation, inquiry and imagination, using original observations, contemporary technologies and procedures in the process of creating inventive forms, interpreting the present and revising the notion of the future (which no longer seems to be a clearly defined project).
The WRO 2015 Test Exposure Biennale is a testing ground for creative, unconstrained investigations of art’s potential to react to the present and to anticipate future challenges.
The WRO Biennale: about
The WRO Media Art Biennale is the major forum for new media art in Poland, and one of the leading international art events in Central Europe. Since its inception in 1989, WRO has been presenting art forms using new media for artistic expression and communication, exploring current creative territories and building a critical perspective toward emerging issues in culture, art, society and technology.
The previous edition of the WRO Biennale—WRO 2013 Pioneering Values Biennale—was held at 18 sites around the city of Wrocław: museums, galleries, art house cinemas, department stores, old factory halls and public space, where the works of over 200 artists were shown. The exhibitions, concerts, performances, video projections, installations and conferences were attended by more than a thousand accredited guests and over 110,000 visitors. The WRO 2013 Catalog is available both in print and online here.
Artistic director: Piotr Krajewski
May 14–September 2015
Opening events: May 13–17, 2015
Open call: WRO 2015 Biennale Test Exposure
Submission deadline: December 10, 2014
WRO Media Art Center Foundation / The WRO Art Center ul. Widok 7 50-052 Wrocław Poland


www.wro2015.wrocenter.pl

(posted on 2014-11-22)

Duty to Act

NICHOLAS MORTIMER
15th November - 15th December
The Unstitute continues to offer monthly screenings of experimental videos online. This month we take pleasure in presenting the extraordinary DIY warzone 'Duty to Act' by artist Nicholas Mortimer.
‘Duty to Act’ shows a hobbyist’s response to the world of broadcast television and past cinematic techniques married with a domesticated DIY pursuit that reflects on today’s implosion of socially mediated news casting. We are witness to a confused interpretation of the production and consumption of personal and mass media, forming a cyclical and closed system in an anonymous living room. The historically loaded script becomes a document that examines the role of rhetoric and political speeches as a form of linguistic technology, something which aids the design of ideologies, emotions and culture.
With our changing relationship to a media environment that sees art imitate life, and vice versa, our understanding of reality is in reference to a vast array of fictional scenarios, persuasive techniques and the careful translation of real world events.
‘Duty to Act’ is a layered approach to representing the ambivalence found in real life news events and their fictional counterparts. By constructing a character who presents an elaborate set of simulations, an overloaded environment emerges that questions our relationship to the projections of fact and fiction, in addition to interpretations of current issues surrounding the politics of terror attacks and their management in all media.


theunstitute.org

(posted on 2014-11-22)

Exploring Life’s Dead Ends on Repeat

I have always contended that video art is the hardest to make, in part because it’s the easiest. In our digital world, anyone can pick up their phone or (gasp) a camera and produce “video art.” The trick is to make it compelling and to use the medium in a way that transcends clichés.
Station Independent Projects, a sliver of space on the Lower East Side, is currently presenting a video piece by Pierre St-Jacques that not only transcends the medium’s clichés, but is a work of such intense longing and beauty that stepping back out onto the hubbub of Suffolk Street is a shock.
The piece, titled “The Exploration of Dead Ends” (2012–14), is presented on six video monitors of different sizes that are puzzled together into a single unit. The narrative flows throughout, around, and between the six screens in a fluid poetic movement that seems effortless, belying the hours of time in the editing room that it must have taken to make the piece so seamless.
The video is on a continuous loop, and viewers witness over and over again the journey of a middle-aged man name William as he moves through both his real and inner lives. The loop reinforces the notion that the psychological patterns we inhabit are inescapable and inevitable. William re-lives his “dead ends” throughout eternity, as if trapped in a dream that will not end.
This is a piece about our deep longing to connect. We share William’s joys, frustrations, and, in one harrowing scene of emasculation, his existential loneliness — and perhaps our own.
There are some very heavy themes running thorough this piece, as well moments of great beauty and quiet joy — the light on a leaf, the fleeting smile on a loved one’s face. These are the glimmers of hope that keep William and perhaps the rest of us going in lives that the artist sees as, well, “dead ends.”
The multiple points of view presented on the six screens give viewers the sense of being just as fully immersed in every moment of the story as William is. He greets a woman on one screen, we see her eyes glance at him on another, another screen shows the same greeting from a different angle, we also get a closeup on her lips, a view of the room around them, and so on. Then suddenly the next image flows over all of the screens, uniting the narrative, the moment, and our understanding of how the brain processes disparate experiences simultaneously. The moment sparks an epiphany of connection, which is lost again as the loop continues.
This piece is a very potent, both visually and psychologically. Ask for a chair and sit and watch the work. I found it mesmerizing and layered, each viewing revealing more nuance. The rest of the show consists of stills from the video. Several of the larger photos are quite striking on their own. There is a book of the artist’s storyboards that, for those who are interested, details the painstaking process of putting a piece like this together.
But the stars of this show are William and his creator. The fleeting encounter with this artistic dream may leave you sad, enlightened, or with a sense of self-recognition. St-Jacques’ work is among the best in its challenging medium, offering a radical answer to one of the central questions of our time: What’s on TV?
Station Independent Projects (164 Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan) through December 14.
by Melissa Stern


www.stationindependent.com

(posted on 2014-11-21)

Now&After '15

OPEN CALL – International Video Art Festival NOW & AFTER’15.
The topic is A SPACE WE CHOOSE.
SUBMISSION
Deadline: January 31, 2015, 17:00 MSK (13:00 GMT)
The fifth edition of the Festival will take place at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture from April 21 till June 21, 2015.
Space is at the same time a philosophic category, our everyday reality and a basic concept in architecture.
But what kind of space is more interesting for artists?
A space existing in close relation with time – the Chronotope (from Greek ??????, «time» and t?p??, «space») or a space as an expansion?
A microcosm or outer space?
A space of our homes or immense spaces around?
Our personal space that we keep closed for everybody or another person's space that is kept closed for us?
Is it social or cultural space?
Virtual space: living within it, living with it or living without it?
Space as emptiness or space as a receptacle?
Architectural space vs. natural landscapes?
Space in Cartesian system of axes vs. space within the coordinates system of past, present and future?
In year 2015 the festival is being held at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture, in the unique space of “Ruin” wing – three-storeyed building created in the end of XVIII century by Russian architect M.F.Kazakov and now preserved in its disintegrating condition.
“The real material for architecture is space, not stone” – a Russian architect Nikolay Ladovsky said. And it’s exactly an architectural space that we put in the center of our attention this year: cities and buildings, architectural ensembles and villages, a variety of architectural styles and a monotony of mass housing development, architecture of the future and the ruins of the remote or recent past.
Participation Terms
There is no entry fee.
All rights on videos remain property of authors.
Submitted videos must have been completed after January 1, 2012.
Running time is up to 10 min.
Entry form must be completed online.
Each applicant may send maximum 3 submissions for single-channel videos.
All the films selected for the competition program will be considered by the jury.
The authors of the best films will be awarded. The Festival’s Prize Fund is 120,000 rubles.
Please read carefully the participation terms, fill out the online entry form on the Festival’s website and send your work via file sharing.
Contact now.after.festival@gmail.com
Now&After’15 is organized by Media Art Centre Now&After.
Now&After’15 is co-organized by the Schusev State Museum of Architecture.
Now&After director/curator is Marina Fomenko.


now-after.org

(posted on 2014-11-21)

Light and Fire

ADN Galeria presents Light & Fire, the first solo show by Mounir Fatmi in Spain. The exhibition brings together a series of works that explore the basis of history and society expressed through the written word and in various forms of language: religious, political, ideological and literary. The title’s ambiguity positions us in front of the paradox of these two elements: light and fire. Since Platon´s cave myth, these elements are the source of our civilization but have also become the cause of its destruction.
The exhibition begins with the impressive installation Without History (2007), consisting of 29 jumping poles strategically spread all over the entrance floor and in which there are inscribed quotations from the book The Art of War, by the Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. fatmi often appeals to these objects in diverse installations and sculptures, which are translated as obstacles, stating that, above all, the obstacle is like an art work: fragile, unstable, vulnerable and always threatened by possible collapse.
Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard, Walter Benjamin, Albert Camus, Michel Foucault are the builder names of modern and post-modern thinking that appear in The Monuments (2008-2009). Their names inscribed on these construction helmets, spotless, suggest us the idea of ??construction linked to the concept of the artist as producer and the idea of hard but fragile work; not only do we find this parallelism, but also the suggestion of something that is "under construction", in other words, something that is in perpetual construction, reconstruction or deconstruction. And this brings us to the thinking essence, the feeling of curiosity, to rethink, to constantly question the human condition. This installation reminds us that we are allowed to think, express, speak, listen to and read.
In The dynamic Geography of History (2006) mounir fatmi associates political ideologies with artistic movements. Through these equivalencies, the artist proposes a rough link between the political and the aesthetic, such as capitalism with minimalism, futurism with fascism or socialism with constructivism. The viewer is confronted with a series of ironic and humorous pairings that nonetheless ring true of the XX century.
Charlie Hebdo (2011) is a French satirical, ironic and left-wing weekly newspaper that gained international relevance when published some controversial Muhammad cartoons in 2006. In this piece, the artist shows the cover of a 1973 edition in which the viewer can read the Charlie Hebdo’s request to the French military authorities to detonate a bomb on the top of the Eiffel Tower. A written demand done 40 years ago that nowadays would cause a big stir and media controversy. Undoubtedly this is both an ironic text about France´s correlation with atomic bombs, being one of the countries with the largest nuclear arsenal, and the artist’s critique towards the absurdity and cynicism as diving force of military conflicts.
History is not mine (2013-2014) is a black and white video showing the artist´s own hand trying to type using hammers. The red tape represents the symbolic load of narrating the violence from the beauty of writing. mounir fatmi could refer not only to blood, to a suppress account or to colonial power mechanisms, but rather speaks of the contemporary art world reality. The video History is Not Mine arises from the events happened in 2012, when the artist showed in Toulouse, within the context of the Contemporary Creation Festival Printemps du Septembre, his work Tecnología, an installation mixing Coranic verses with Rotoreliefs elements inspired by Marcel Duchamp. Projected onto a ground passed through pedestrians, this installation gave rise to violent protests by some Muslim groups who labeled Fatmi’s work blasphemous. This action ended up with the censorship and withdrawal of his work from Festival of Toulouse. Ironically, the work´s title plays on the title of the group exhibition History Is Mine, staged in Printemps de Septembre Festival, and reflects mounir’s direct response and positioning towards this event.
The photomontage “Who is Joseph Anton” (2012) arises after a meeting that took place between the artist and the writer Salman Rushdie in Brussels, on the occasion of the author’s autobiography presentation entitled Joseph Anton. This work leads us in the footsteps of Salman Rushdie, who used this pseudonym inspired by two of his favorite writers -Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov- to live and write during his period of enforced hiding caused by the numerous threats he received by the religious Iran leader, Ruhollah Khomeini, who accused the writer of conspiring against Islam in The Satanic Verses. This work takes as its point of departure the co-existence of three writers, three identities, and three voices, henceforth brought up against one another to draw a new portrait: that of the ‘fugitive’.
The writer’s identity reappears at the video Sleep Al Naim (2005-2012), showing himself in the sleep ambivalence, both quiet and disturbed, a state of vulnerability mixed with strength. Begun in 2005, Sleep Al Naim is a work of fiction in black and white showing the writer sleeping peacefully, his bare chest heaving and falling to the rhythm of his breathing. The full six-hour-long video reinterprets Andy Warhol’s groundbreaking Sleep (1963), showing continuous image of the poet and friend John Giorno sleeping, an image that suggests the ambivalence of a physical abandonment, quiet and calm. Taking into account the threats to his life since the publication of his novel The Satanic Verses in 1988, drifting off to sleep is a way for Salman Rushdie to put himself in a vulnerable position. But at the same time, this moment of unconsciousness expresses strength and confidence. mounir fatmi uses digital and 3D technology to rebuild the writer’s face from numerous images in different periods and the artist’s own breathing.
mounir fatmi encourages the visitors to question the history and violence involved in his writing and research. The works presented at ADN Galeria evoke recurring subjects for the artist, such as the border, the object desecration, the role of language and the writing. There is no doubt that beyond his subversive works is both the desire to understand the world in which we live and release it from any indoctrination form.
From November 11th 2014 to January 16th 2015
adn galeriaC. Enric Granados, 4908008 Barcelona


adngaleria.com

(posted on 2014-11-21)

Shimabuku, When Sky was Sea

November 21, 2014 to January 11, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, November 20, 7-10pm
When Sky was Sea is the first large-scale exhibition in North America of work by renowned Japanese artist Shimabuku.
The presentation by this extraordinary artist demonstrates the breadth of his practice; works revealing an essential connection to things elsewhere in a wider world, underlining the continuity that exists between art and life.
We follow as the artist travels the world, interacting with strangers, and conversing with nature, Shimabuku instigating moments of poetry, humour, joy and surprise.The exhibition includes works dating back to the mid-1990s, when he first emerged as an artist in Japan, through to presenting a wide variety of more recent work for which he has since become internationally celebrated. Exemplifying his unending curiosity and freedom of expression Shimabuku uses installation, video, photography, drawings, sculpture and events alike to convey his intense fascination with the natural world–equally the animal and vegetable realms–and the countless manifestations of human culture within it.
His artistic proposition is essentially one of storytelling and discovery, in passing through the rubber band (2000) visitors are invited to step through the stretching loops, a simple act of fun and wonder via the most modest of means, as in all of his works the marvellous emerges from the mundane.Shimabuku is not so interested in discovering the reasons why, instead preoccupied, through a joyful approach, with unions of myth or mystery and the everyday. This is epitomized by Something that Floats / Something that Sinks (2008), a work through which the artist draws our attention to the fact that some pieces of fruit and vegetables float in water or appear to swim, while others sink. It is wonderful and ostensibly miraculous.
The exhibition is complementary to and produced in association with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK and Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland.
Shimabuku (1969, born in Kobe, Japan) lives and works in Berlin. Selected solo exhibitions include: Sea and Flowers, Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch, Berlin; City in the sea, Air de Paris, Paris; Flying Me, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2014); Something that Floats/Something that Sinks, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK and Noto, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2013); Leaves Swim, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain (2012); Man should try to avoid contact with alien life forms, Centre international d'art et du paysage de l’Île de Vassiviére, Vassiviére, France; On the water, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2011); The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2009); DAAD galerie, Berlin; Wilkinson Gallery (2007); Swansea Jack Memorial Dog Swimming Competition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (2003); Then, I Decided To Give a Tour of Tokyo To the Octopus From Akashi, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (2002); America, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (1994).
Established in 1971 the Contemporary Art Gallery is the longest standing free public art gallery in Vancouver dedicated exclusively to presenting contemporary art. By the early 1990s the programme expanded providing some of the first institutional exhibitions for many important Vancouver artists, including Brian Jungen, Germaine Koh and Steven Shearer. The Contemporary Art Gallery is a publicly funded institution, generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Vancouver and the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council and the BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch. We are very grateful for this support and that we receive from the Vancouver Foundation and our members, donors and volunteers.
Contemporary Art Gallery 555 Nelson Street Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5 Canada


www.contemporaryartgallery.ca

(posted on 2014-11-21)

Spectres

Recurrent apparitions, traces in the landscape, evanescences, volatile images and morbid dreams, re-introduced animals, ghosts work their way in.
Florence Pellacani Yidak, 2013, 12 mn
Production HEAD, Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design, Genève
In Tibetan tradition the yidak is a ghost who is nurtured by the emotions of living people.
A young woman called Luna witnesses the suicide of a boy, and the ghost of this boy starts to pursue her into every nook and cranny. FP
Laura Haby, Sophie Valero & Reynald Garénaux La Ronde, 2013, 9 mn
Production Languedoc-Roussillon Cinéma et Le Ciné Théâtre, Saint Chély d’Apcher.
Bison are prehistoric animals, and their silhouettes still fill the walls of Neolithic caves.
They were favourite subjects of wall painters and still evoke that imagination today. They are fantastic animals. LH
Mauricio Sanhueza Copycat, 2013, 8 mn
Throughout the centuries dreams have been to many cultures around the world the images that speak of the future. In modern times dreams have been seen as a connection to the unconscious. There is a psychiatric term “paroniria” which means: morbid dreams, strange nightmares, bizarre dreams. MS
Maria Montesi & Marvin Victor Bruire, 2013, 11 mn 45
Production La Générale d’Imaginaire dans le cadre de “Dunkerque Capitale Régionale de la Culture 2013”
The large and international trading port of Dunkirk is also a city exposed to particular climatic conditions. The filmmakers here observe the transformations of the landscape at the mercy of winds and tides in an environment where natural activity merges with human activity. MM
Bakary Diallo Tomo, 2012, 6 mn 53
Production Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains
Bakary Diallo est disparu le 24 juillet 2014 dans la catastrophe aérienne du vol Ouagadougou/Alger qui s'est écrasé dans le nord du Mali. Ce programme lui est dédié.
Tomo announces a territory deserted because of war. In a symbolic and suggestive way it deals with the physical and psychological disorders associated with violence.
Following the death of living people, ghosts simulate their presence. They haunt the devastated and abandoned village. BD
17 - 30 novembre 2014


www.saisonvideo.com

(posted on 2014-11-20)

Klex 2014: The First Time

19-23 November 2014
Venues: Lostgens’ Contemporary Artspace, Petaling Street Art House, & FINDARS
Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film & Video Festival (KLEX), an artist-run, grassroots international festival of experimental cinema, is back with its fifth edition, “KLEX 2014: The First Time”, 19-23 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. KLEX aims to serve as a platform to introduce contemporary experimental cinema from the region and worldwide to the Malaysian audience and to cultivate understanding, learning, friendship and exchange among local, regional and international experimental cinema communities. The festival includes: KLEX open programmes, international guest programmes, video installations, and audio-visual performances.
The festival will be collaborating with three different artist-run, independent art spaces, all within walking distance from one another: Lostgens’ Contemporary Artspace, Petaling Street Art House, and FINDARS.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to unforeseen reasons, all events initially scheduled at Petaling Street Art House will move to Gospel Hall Kuala Lumpur.
KLEX 2014: KLEX OPEN PROGRAMMES
KLEX 2014 has received over 170 submissions from our open call, including works from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, UK, USA and more. From these submissions, the curatorial committee of Andrew Stiff, Azharr Rudin, Chong Keat Aun and Kok Siew Wai has selected 37 short videos to create three KLEX Programmes.
KLEX 2014: INTERNATIONAL GUEST PROGRAMMES (GERMANY, FRANCE & THAILAND)
KLEX 2014 will also showcase three guest programmes from Germany, France and Thailand. Two Berlinale Shorts programmes from the prestigious 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, curated by Ms. Maike Mia Höhne and introduced by Dr. Torsten Schaar, Universiti Putra Malaysia; the Filmvirus programme from Thailand, curated and introduced by Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa; and lastly, an Africa-focused programme curated and introduced by Parisian curator and Lowave’s Silke Schmickl.
KLEX 2014: AUDIO-VISUAL PERFORMANCE
Catch our popular audio-visual performances of experimental sound and moving images on 21-22 November by local and international artists: Augustine Mok (Hong Kong), Chong Keat Aun, Yii Kah Hoe, Dharma (Singapore), Game of Patience (Singapore/Malaysia), Goh Lee Kwang, Wong Eng Leong, HKPT, Syed Kamran Ali (Singapore), Yong Yandsen and Kok Siew Wai.
KLEX 2014: THE HEART ATTACK OF HONG KONG
A timely Hong Kong special programme focusing on art activism, social movement and community art, “The Heart Attack of Hong Kong” programme is co-organized by the Petaling Street Art House (PSAH) and facilitated by Chong Keat Aun. This programme includes an artist’s workshop, a talk and two film screenings with Augustine Mok Chiu Yu and Banky Yeung Ping Kei from Hong Kong (in person). The talk and artist’s workshop will be conducted in Chinese. Interested individuals can contact the PSAH directly.


www.klexfilmfest.com

(posted on 2014-11-20)

VideoPlay

Celebrando diez años de trayectoria, proyecto VideoPlay presenta una potente selección de vídeo-performances de 10 artistas tan reconocidos como León Ferrari (Argentina), Catherine Bay (Francia) o Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), hasta otros jóvenes de una gran fuerza como Carlos Martiel (Cuba). Esta muestra explora ampliamente el género del vídeo-performance con una serie de piezas que oscilan entre una presencia casi furtiva o distante y una poética de la carnalidad exacerbada, donde los cuerpos desnudan los traumas de la violencia histórica o social y de las violencias íntimas, revelándose y ofreciéndose como superficies de ritualización del dolor y del desasosiego. Este programa se exhibirá en diez ciudades alrededor del mundo durante 2014 y 2015. La Habana, a través de la Salle Zéro de la Alianza Francesa –en sostenida relación con el proyecto desde 2010–, será una de esos centros globales del arte que acogerá Videoplay.
Videoplay es una plataforma internacional con base en Argentina para la diseminación de videoarte alrededor del mundo. Es una iniciativa impulsada desde el 2004 por el artista visual y curador Silvio De Gracia, quien es un gestor cultural con una extensa experiencia en la organización y curaduría de festivales y eventos de video y performance. En diciembre del 2011 Videoplay presentó en la ciudad de Junín, Argentina, a Salle Zéro y su curador Andrés D. Abreu con un programa de videocreación franco-cubano, acción que solidificó un intercambio entre ambos proyectos.
Silvio De Gracia. Curador independiente, escritor, artista visual, performer y teórico con base en Buenos Aires. Entre 2002 y 2010 fue director y curador de diversos eventos de video arte y performance en Argentina, entre otros: PLAY – Festival Internacional de Videoarte (2004/2006); INTERFERENCIAS – Encuentro Internacional de Arte de Acción (2005/2007); man in transit - International Video & Performance Festival (2008) y Transvideoplay Festival (2010).
En 2004 fundó Videoplayproject, plataforma internacional para la diseminación de videoarte, iniciando una intensa actividad de colaboraciones e intercambios con diversas galerías, museos, fundaciones privadas e instituciones públicas alrededor del mundo. En la actualidad, este proyecto se centra en la recopilación y difusión del video-performance, especialmente de artistas latinoamericanos.
1. Casa Blanca (White House). León Ferrari – Ricardo Pons.2004.3'
Una maqueta de la Casa Blanca y un ejército de lombrices de tierra que la invaden. Alusión implacable al imperialismo de América del Norte y sus miserias.
2. Blancanieves, Episodio # 1. Catherine Bay. 2005. 14'
Desde el año 2002, el proyecto de Blancanieves evoluciona a través de una serie de intervenciones: performances, conferencias, espectáculos y eventos. Aquí, Blancanieves irrumpe en el espacio fílmico, multiplicada y descontextualizada. Este trabajo sobre la deformación del mito da lugar a una película híbrida que cuestiona la relación entre imagen e imaginación colectiva.
3. Globos. Baggenstos-Rudolf. 2006. 3 '48"
En "Globos" el dúo de artistas se centra en las posibilidades de los aspectos verbales y no verbales de la comunicación moderna.
4. Honras fúnebres. Adonis Flores. 2007. 3 '14"
Vestido con uniforme de camuflaje, el artista encarna el personaje de un soldado bailando el hula con una corona funeraria.
5. Remote Body. Sabrina Muzi. 2008. 5'
Este video muestra una imaginaria transformación del cuerpo humano en un árbol. Sonidos electrónicos se mezclan con una imaginería arcaica que recuerda al ritual primitivo de relación humanidad- naturaleza.
6. Immolation art / Arte a lo bonzo. Elías Adasme. 2009. 0´44"
Una reflexión audiovisual en torno a la relación entre el acto de crear y su mercantilización. La palaba “art” representada cubierta de billetes de dólar, nos lleva a enfrentarnos a una lectura unívoca, donde el sistema del arte claudica en sus aspiraciones como espacio de libertad, purificando su esencia creadora a través de un ritualista acto de auto-inmolación.
7. Prodigal son. Carlos Martiel. 2010. 2 '28"
En el pecho desnudo, el artista coloca todas condecoraciones pertenecientes a su padre, concedidas por el Estado cubano.
8. Marabunta. Regina José Galindo. 2011. 13 '14"
Se conoce como "marabunta" a la movilización masiva de hormigas legionarias con un comportamiento agresivo, carácter nómada y redadas en las que devoran todo a su paso. Una metáfora entre los insectos que nos hace reflexionar sobre la agresión humana.
9. Fair and lost. Francesca Fini. 2012. 05 '24"
Lo histérico, incontrolable, el movimiento de la mano representa la enfermedad de la costumbre social, lo que revela su fragilidad cuando el sistema aparece en el punto de colapso: el profundo conflicto entre un comportamiento consciente y el condicionamiento social externo.
10. Synaestheticwall. GruppoSinestetico. 2013. 8 '23"
Frente a la pared y el libro como una transmisión conjunta de herramientas de pensamiento, el GruppoSinestetico ofrece algo tangible para reverenciar su relación física y táctil.

(posted on 2014-11-20)

Sixpackfilm

Four times each year, current Austrian films and videos (maximum of six months after completion) can be submitted to sixpackfilm. After a group viewing, an independent jury selects the works sixpackfilm will submit to relevant festivals around the world.
Works with a connection to Austria because of the director, production company or public subsidies will be considered Austrian for the purposes of submission.
Production or distribution of video installations or audiovisual works that must be presented as part of a live event will not be possible. Submission to festivals will not be possible for productions for advertising purposes and videos produced for the sole purpose of promoting musical, theatrical, dance or performance works to the extent that they possess no independent aesthetic value.
Submission deadlines 2014: November 17
The following materials must be included in submissions:
Samples for viewing purposes (DVD or Blu-Ray of sufficient quality)
Films 45 minutes or more in length require submission of seven DVDs, which will be returned after viewing. Return of single DVDs will not be possible due to the shipping fees involved.
Description of the work (format, length, credits, brief synopsis or text)
Brief biography
Contact address, including telephone number
Send submissions to:
sixpackfilm
Neubaugasse 45/13
1070 Vienna, Austria
office@sixpackfilm.com
selection comitee 2014:
Alejandro Bachmann
Petra Erdmann
Michael Pekler
Wiktoria Pelzer
Dieter Pichler
Lotte Schreiber


www.sixpackfilm.com

(posted on 2014-11-20)

NAA Festival

The NAA Festival - New Associated Arts is an event organized by EsferaNegra in partnership with Pelouro da Cultura de Barcelos (Portugal), a Honeysound/Sment production, with the support of other entities and associations. The festival’s goal is to promote new art, focusing essentially on music, visual arts, photography, video and movie making. NAA is a non-profit event, the program is made by artists.
In 2014, the festival takes place between November 15 and December 31.
VENUES
TEATRO GIL VICENTE | Largo Doutor Martins Lima
BIBLIOTECA MUNICIPAL | Largo José Novais
CASA DA JUVENTUDE | Rua da Madalena
GALERIA SMENT | Rua Miguel Bombarda
CENTRO HISTÓRICO | historical centre
COBERTO | Plátano Roriz
other locations


www.festivalnaa.org

(posted on 2014-11-19)

Vibeke Tandberg, Mumble

Videoart at Midnight #15
Upcoming Friday we will have Isabell Heimerdinger as our guest at Videoart at Midnight! But today I am very happy to announce that we have an outstanding new work by Vibeke Tandberg in the Videoart at Midnight Edition: N°15: Vibeke Tandberg MUMBLE 2014, 19:43 min, HD video, color, sound, Ed. 40 (+10 artist’s proofs)
Mumble is based on selected footage from around twenty different feature films from different times, genres and techniques. The original footage is merged into an absurd totality driven primarily by movement, either of the camera or of the subject before the lense. The film is edited to work with the narration of a text bearing the same title, in where a voice is talking to itself revealing an internal struggle to locate its own body. Mumble was conceived as a 145 page long poem originally published with Onestar Press in Paris, 2011. The script for the film is an edited version of the poem. The voice belongs to actress Petronella Barker.
The film aims to distort the notion of time and so twisting the relationship between time and events and between text and image. The distortion of temporality is obvious through the repeated use of the same footage causing the collapse of a linear narrative. Events are told and retold, images occur and reoccur, as if everything is happening at the same time. This applies also to the narrative with the monotonous voice reciting a minimalistic and repetitious text, creates an impression of something about to happen as if events are about to take place but which are in fact never beginning at all.
VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT EDITION is a video-art edition.
This edition has accompanied the Videoart at Midnight program by Olaf Stüber and Ivo Wessel at the Babylon film theatre since 2012.
In a series featuring about eight artworks per year, with just a small number of published copies, this edition is building up a collectable contemporary document of video art – a purchasable anthology of a medium that is gaining more and more importance within contemporary art.
Videoart at Midnight Edition gives a growing insight into the current video-art production of Berlin's international art scene. There will be renowned artists, but also relatively unknown young and promising ones. The edition will publish artworks by 'stars' as well as continuing to search for new talent in the art scene.
Each artwork is unique and produced or selected exclusively for the Videoart at Midnight Edition. Each work is published in a limited edition of 40 (+ 10 artist's proofs) and has a price of 680 EUR (incl. VAT).
VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT EDITION
c/o Olaf Stüber (Hg.) Strausberger Platz 19, 9th floor, 10243 Berlin


www.videoart-at-midnight.info

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