Catalogue 2018-2019
Below, browse the 2018-2019 Rencontres Internationales catalogue, or search the archives of the works presented since 2004. New video clips are routinely posted and the images and text are regularly updated.
Marco FONTICHIARI
Primal
fontichiari Marco
Primal
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 7:50 | Italie | 2017

“Primal” is a video that documents the layers of individual memories and how events take place from a subjective point of view. The stories originate from encounters that the videomaker had during his 4293 KM walk across the USA.

Marco B. Fontichiari was born in 1992, he is currently working and living in Bologna, Italy. In 2018 he graduated in Film Studies from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna. His works are mainly video and performance pieces that question the relationship between human limits and absolute concepts. Marco has presented his work in several galleries and festivals among which, P420, 2016, Ibrida Festival, 2017, METACINEMA, 2017-2018, FILE Festival 2018.

Mauricio FREYRE
Movimiento continuo
freyre Mauricio
Movimiento continuo
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 14:36 | Pérou | Espagne | 2018

The history of an experimental housing project in Lima, conceived as an international competition, is the starting point of an exploration on the nature of transformation and hybridization in the context of the project of modernity in Perú. The unfinished housing complex designed in the late sixties gathered the architectural avant-garde of that time, incorporating notions of self-construction, metabolism and progressive growth to its architecture. Juxtaposing the briefing of the project, together with archival material of three sources, the film explores different sequences of formal procedures. Transfers, cuts and superpositions, in a sequence of permanent transformation, operate as transcriptions that explore various relations and configurations of the material, to displace a fixed point of view.

Mauricio Freyre (1976, Lima) is an artist and filmmaker, his projects revolve around structures and systems of ideas between the constructed and the projected, focusing on blind spots, dark areas, accidents and distortions, in the search of invisible narratives, metaphors, dimensions and forms of consciousness that were excluded and silenced. He is currently working on a project that studies the role of botanics, its agency within the colonial sciences, along with its role within the modern project in Peru; exploring the political and subversive dimension of the plant world in relation to a western epistemology. His films and installations have been part of different programs and exhibitions including FIC Valdivia, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, TENT Rotterdam, Unforseen Festival, Nederlands Film Festival, Film Museum Amsterdam, Fundación Telefonica.

Leo GABIN
No panic baby
gabin Leo
No panic baby
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 31:30 | Belgique | 2017

Une voix myste?rieuse et sussurante tente de re?conforter des esprits anxieux alors que le ciel est envahit de faux objets. Le personnage fe?minin ressemble à un agresseur scolaire type, mais avec les lèvres et les sourcils de Kylie Jenner. Un paysage ame?ricain peuple? de casinos en voie de faire faillite et les quartiers environnants sont de?serts. Chagrins d'amour et casquettes de baseball en feu. Un avion tient tout seul au milieu du ciel alors qu'une personne nous dit «Ne croyez pas ce que vous pensez» ... NO PANIC BABY, par le trio d'artistes Leo Gabin, e?voque une histoire d'amour baignant dans une ambiance d'extrême paranoïa et d'anxie?te?. Le film capture le sens inhe?rent à l'irre?el, comme l'emblème d'une e?poque qui prend alors son dernier souffle.

Leo Gabin est un trio d'artistes belges qui ont travaille? ensemble depuis 2000. Leur pratique artistique inclut à la fois la peinture, l'installation, la sculpture et le film. Ils tirent leur inspiration de la prolife?ration de contenu ge?ne?re? par les utilisateurs d'internet, ainsi que l'espace de rencontre encore inde?fini entre la sphère publique et personnelle. Les oeuvres des Leo Gabin ont e?te? pre?sente?es au museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (Deurle), au Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt), à White Cube (London), au Museum M Woods (Beijing), au CPH:DOX (selected New:Vision award), au Nowe Horyzonty (selected Grand Prix), au IFFR (Critics' Choice), au Torino Film Festival et au CineMarfa, entre autres.

Dora GARCÍA
Segunda Vez
garcÍa Dora
Segunda Vez
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 94:0 | Espagne | Belgique | 2018

SYNOPSIS - Une phrase Segunda Vez se concentre sur la figure d’Oscar Masotta, dont les idées sur la psychanalyse, la politique et l’art a changé le paysage artistique du Buenos Aires des années 60 qui précédait la dictature. SYNOPSIS - Court Doria García mélange politique, psychanalyse et performance dans Segunda Vez (La deuxième fois). Ce faux documentaire se concentre sur la figure d’Oscar Masotta, un théoricien pivotante dans l’avant-garde argentine des années 50 aux années 70, sans pour autant se définir en tant que biopic. Le titre, Segunda Vez, puise son origine d’une histoire homonymique écrite par un contemporain de Masotta, Julio Cortazar, qui raconte le climat de psychose et d’incertitude causé par le trauma des disparitions en Argentine. SYNOPSIS - Long Doria García mélange politique, psychanalyse et performance dans Segunda Vez (La deuxième fois). Ce faux documentaire se concentre sur la figure d’Oscar Masotta, un théoricien pivotante dans l’avant-garde argentine des années 50 aux années 70, sans pour autant se définir en tant que biopic. Le titre, Segunda Vez, puise son origine d’une histoire homonymique écrite par un contemporain de Masotta, Julio Cortazar, qui raconte le climat de psychose et d’incertitude causé par le trauma des disparitions en Argentine. Dans Segunda Vez, García tisse une séquence de scènes d’apparences disparates qui se lient grace à l’acte de la répétition et de l’observation : des posters collés le long d’un mur annoncent leur propre transmission . Un message phantômatique dans une ville animée. Deux publics convergent à la cime d’une falaise, ils sont divisés dans leur connaissance du scénario auquel ils participent. Une personne, attachée de ses vêtements blancs et de cordes se voit être portée et laissée dans une forêt. La brève apparence d’un hélicoptère cause quelque peu d’excitation et de consternation. Un groupe de personnes pauvres et âgées est réuni sur un podium, payé pour enduré une lumière et du son violent pendant une heure pendant qu’un public les observe. Une bibliothèque réunit un groupe de lecteurs qui savent être observés. Suite à une série de convocations mystérieuses, des étrangers se parlent dans une salle d’attente, anticipant ce qu’il pourrait arriver. L’un d’entre eux vient d’être rappellé pour “la deuxième fois?.

Dora Garcià vit et travaille entre Barcelone et Oslo. Elle enseigne couramment à L’Académie Nationale des Arts d’Oslo et au HEAD de Genève, en Suisse. Elle est co-directrice des laboratoires d’Aubervilliers à Paris. Elle a représenté l’Espagne à la Biennale de Venise en 2011 et s’est représentée à nouveau en 2013 (évènements collatéraux). Elle a participé à la 56ème édition de l’Exposition Internationale d’Art de Venise, à la dOCUMENTA (13) et à d’autres évènements internationaux tels que le Münster Sculptur Projekts en 2007, la Biennale de Sydney de 2008 et la Biennale de Sao Paulo de 2010. Son travail est largement performatif et traite de questions relatives à la communauté et à l’individualité dans la société contemporaine. Elle explore le potentiel des positions marginales en rendant hommage à des personnages excentriques et à des anti- héros. Ces derniers ont souvent été au centre de ses projets cinématographiques, tels que The Deviant Majority (2010) et The Joycean Society (2013).

Pieter GEENEN
vasculum
geenen Pieter
vasculum
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 29:0 | Belgique | 2017

In speaking about what`s far, exotic and unknown lies what`s close and familiar. vasculum turns to the central region of the province of Limburg in Flanders, Belgium. My own native land. In the twentieth century it was known for its coal mining. Now it finds itself between appearing and disappearing, between the utopian and the dystopian, amidst efforts of preservation. The place is approached through adaptations of reports from Belgian botanical expeditions from Brussels and Liège traveling to the area between 1865 and 1913, a socio-economic turning point in history. Linked with present day`s images constantly framing and reframing the iconic coal mining slag heaps which dominate the region`s landscape, the narrative thread speaks from the different characters that ever crossed this land in an attempt to appropriate it in many ways: explorers, imperialists, colonisers, scientists, artists, industrialists, immigrants, tourists. These modes of image making and storytelling facilitate a reinterpretation of history and reveal a new understanding of the present. Just like then, this landscape and its cultures still find themselves in a fragile position, as they are threatened again by exploitation, globalisation and reconversion.

Pieter Geenen (°1979) lives and works in Brussels. He holds a master`s degree in photography and he`s a laureate of the international postgraduate program Transmedia at Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design Brussels. His work has been presented at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, VIDEOEX Zürich, Doclisboa, Images Festival Toronto, EMAF Osnabrück, EXiS Festival Seoul, FID Marseille, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, M-Museum Leuven, La Capella Barcelona, Centre Pompidou-Metz, FRAC Basse-Normandie, ARGOS Centre for Art and Media Brussels and Médiathèque FMAC Geneva among others. He won the Input/Output Art Prize for emerging artists in 2007 and in 2011 he was awarded the first prize `Fondation Henri Servais` of the Art`Contest Art Prize. Work of Pieter Geenen is part of the collection of the Flemish Community, Colección Inelcom Madrid, Emile Van Dorenmuseum Genk and different private collections. Together with audiovisual artists and filmmakers Sirah Foighel Brutman, Eitan Efrat and Meggy Rustamova he is a founding member of Messidor, a collective platform for reflection, production and distribution.

Riccardo GIACCONI
Il corpo nero
giacconi Riccardo
Il corpo nero
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 5:37 | Italie | 0 | 2018

In physics, a "black body" is an idealized physical body that absorbs all incident electromagnetic radiation, regardless of frequency or angle of incidence. An approximate depiction of a black body is a hole in the wall of a large cavity. Any light entering the hole is reflected indefinitely or absorbed inside and is unlikely to re-emerge, making the hole a nearly perfect absorber. The film has been edited as a palindrome, and it is composed of fragments from a conversation with particle physicist Alessio Del Dotto. The scientist outlines the concept of "black body" by narrating anecdotes about it: ultraviolet catastrophes, the first moments of the universe, Borges' Aleph and the double meaning of the Italian word "spettro".

Riccardo Giacconi has studied fine arts at the University IUAV of Venezia. His work has been exhibited in various institutions, such as ar/ge kunst (Bolzano), MAC (Belfast), WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims), tranzitdisplay (Prague), MAXXI (Rome), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin) and at the 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. He was artist-in-residence at the Centre international d`art et du paysage (Vassivière, France), lugar a dudas (Cali, Colombia), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome and La Box (Bourges). He presented his films at several festivals, including the New York Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Visions du Réel and FID Marseille, where he won the Grand Prix of the international competition in 2015.

Wojciech GILEWICZ, -
Sculptures
gilewicz Wojciech , -
Sculptures
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 9:18 | Pologne | USA | 2018

This video rethought the role of public sculptural representations, worldwide. While often “decorative”, these sculptures are often simply objects in public spaces funded by local governments, manifesting their power in shaping both art in public realm and popular aesthetics, often giving a false perception of sculpture medium, and how it should or could be interpreted. This ongoing project was a series of video-recorded performative guerrilla actions, using sculptures located in public spaces, including the U.S., Korea, and Iran. Before performing with a given sculpture, the artist asked for advice from professional art conservators or other specialists in the field of restoration.

Wojciech Gilewicz (b. 1974) is a Polish-born New York-based interdisciplinary visual artist. The artist draws on experience in painting and video to investigate boundaries of art and space. In his recording of reality, Gilewicz uses the video camera, which can fluidly transform into a means of registering social relations, which take place “outside” his actions performed with or around his paintings or sculptural objects. Gilewicz’s art provokes reflection on the mechanisms which govern perception and its cultural conditioning. Video works by the artist were presented internationally in the framework of numerous screenings in art institutions and video festivals including Media Art Biennale WRO, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, CURRENTS: Santa Fe International New Media Festival, and Hors Pistes Japon. His awards include grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and The Joan Mitchell Foundation, his residencies include Akiyoshidai International Art Village in Japan and Changdong Art Studio/National Museum of Contemporary in Seoul, Korea. The artist has been part for the last three years of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program in New York, where he’s been working on his “New Paintings” series started back in 2006 inspired by NYC subway. (www.gilewicz.net) In 2017 Wojciech Gilewicz established Beach64retreat in the Rockaways, Queens, New York for creative individuals as the artist’s response to the rising precarity in arts&culture around the world. The retreat is free of charge.

Christoph GIRARDET, Matthias MÜLLER
Screen
girardet Christoph , Matthias MÜLLER
Screen
Vidéo | hdv | couleur et n&b | 17:30 | Allemagne | 2018

"While he mused on the effect of the flowing sands, he was seized from time to time by hallucinations in which he himself began to move with the flow." -Kobo Abe Liminal zones. Floating particles. Fire, water, earth, air. Voices of fictional characters: sometimes suggestive, sometimes strict, leading the viewer away from the here and now. Who`s talking? The relationship between the hypnotized subject and the hypnotist is mirrored in the spectator`s relationship to the screen.

Christoph GIRARDET born in Langenhagen, Germany, in 1966. He studied Fine Arts at the Braunschweig School of Art (Master´s degree in 1994). Since 1989 he has produced video tapes, video installations and films, some of them in collaboration with Volker Schreiner beginning in 1994 and as of 1999 with Matthias Müller. He was awarded a stipend for the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York (2000) and the Villa Massimo stipend in Rome (2004). He lives and works in Hanover.

Niklas GOLDBACH
1550 San Remo Drive
goldbach Niklas
1550 San Remo Drive
Vidéo expérimentale | mov | couleur | 18:0 | Allemagne | 2017

"1550 San Remo Drive" was filmed in February 2017 on the premises of the Thomas Mann House in Pacific Palisades, California, USA. The video features quotes from Thomas Manns diaries (1940-1943), architect JR Davidson and advertisements from the real estate companies which marketed the house, before it was bought by the German government in November 2016 for $13.25 million. The video features detailed shots of the uninhabited house before its recent renovation, quotes from Thomas Manns diaries (1940-1943) and advertisements from the real estate companies which marketed the house. "1550 San Remo Drive" reflects on personal, economical and representational desires and aspirations.

Niklas Goldbach, born in Witten, Germany, lives and works in Berlin. After studying Sociology at Bielefeld University and "Photography and Video" at the Unversity of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, he was awarded with the "Meisterschüler" degree at the University of the Arts Berlin in 2006. In 2005 he received the Fulbright Grant New York and majored in the MFA program of Hunter College, New York City. In his videos, photographies and installations Goldbach is involved in the relation between architecture and ethics within modernist traditions and postmodern cities. Established between reality and fiction, Goldbach's works use architectural concepts and elements to create ambiguous perceptions of man-made environments. In his recent videos and photographs, he appropriates urban environments as stages to examine the relationship between subjectivity and hierarchical societal structures within and beyond the nation state through the lens of a globally expanding interconnectivity of these sites. In his earlier film works, his often duplicated protagonists have colonized epic stages of modern architectural complexes, postmodern urban environments or alleged paradises defying civilisation, all finding their commonality as places oscillating between utopia and dystopia. Niklas Goldbach received several scholarships (among others Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn 2010, Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Kunst des Berliner Senats 2013, Projektförderung des Berliner Senats 2014, Dresdener Stipendium für Fotografie 2016, Villa Aurora Los Angeles 2017) and presented his works in numerous solo shows, group exhibitions, and festivals in venues such as the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Mori-Art Museum, Tokyo, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k., documenta 14 public programs, Berlinische Galerie - Museum of Modern Art Berlin, Cornerhouse, Manchester, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Houston FotoFest Biennial 2016 and the Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

Eshwarya GROVER
Memoirs of Saira & Salim
grover Eshwarya
Memoirs of Saira & Salim
Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 13:40 | Inde | 2018

What happens when a family revisit a house they abandoned sixteen years ago? It wasn’t a decision where Saira & Salim had a choice. Would you be able to relive those delightful memories & conversations without the traumatic ones overpowering your emotions?

Eshwarya is a post graduate film student at National Institute of Design, India. She has studied architecture and believes that film is all about capturing the emotion of a space or creating a subconscious space and how people interact with it.

Vincent GUILBERT
Gestures
guilbert Vincent
Gestures
Documentaire | hdv | couleur et n&b | 31:0 | France | 0 | 2017

Fragments d'une rencontre avec le musicien américain Loren Connors. Frôler les pulsations du temps, palper la matière, s'attarder sur l'imperceptible fragilité du geste...

Né en 1976 à Saint-Denis, France. Parallèlement à ses recherches sur la texture de l’image, les thèmes développés à travers ses films/photos sont essentiellement liés au Temps, à la mémoire et au fragment.

Tamar GUIMARAES
O Ensaio
guimaraes Tamar
O Ensaio
Fiction expérimentale | mov | couleur | 56:0 | Brésil | 2018

Isa, a young artist invited to propose a project for an exhibition, sets out to stage a dramatic adaptation of ‘The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas’, a satirical 19th-century novel by Machado de Assis. The rehearsal is marred by difficulties which the viewer must interpret as being due to the fact that Isa is a woman, young, black, all of the above, or as difficulties anyone would encounter. The novel delivers a mordant critique of Brazilian society in the guise of a satirical autobiography narrated by a dead protagonist. In 1880 its author foresaw the abolition of slavery that would happen in Brazil eight years later, but predicted that it would be a mere formal measure, informally everything would remain the same. The film was shot at the Ibirapuera pavilion designed by Oscar Niemeyer and its cast is made up of professional and non-professional actors, several of whom worked or currently work for the São Paulo Biennial Foundation. Featuring actors recast from another project Guimarães had worked on eight years earlier, O Ensaio is a film about the passage of time, about short lived revolutionary actions, about institutional memory, racism, and sexism in Brazil.

Tamar Guimarães (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, BR, lives and works in Copenhagen) is a visual artist working with film and other forms of time based media, exploring situations both residual and contemporary, of art, architecture and the institutions that present them. She often works with actors alongside non-actors in semi-fictional short films. Another, more documentary strand of her work has delved into spectral architecture, ritual effervescence, states of rapture and their intersection with the nation state. Recent solo exhibitions include Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Jeu de Paume Satellite, Paris; Gasworks, London and the IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. Guimarães’ works have been included at the 33rd, 31st and the 29th São Paulo Biennial; the Belgian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial; the International Exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennial; at the LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (USA); Baltimore Museum of Art (USA); the 11th Sharjah Biennial (UAE); the Banff Centre, Alberta (CA); Malmö Museum (SE) and South London Gallery; the Guggenheim Museum, NY (USA); the SculptureCenter (NY/USA); the 7th Gwangju Biennial (SK); the 3rd Guanghzhou Triennial (CN); the Jumex museum, Mexico (MX); Frac/Le Plateau, Paris (FR); CAC Synagogue de Delme (FR).

Alexandra GULEA
Valea Jiului - Notes
gulea Alexandra
Valea Jiului - Notes
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 13:30 | Roumanie | 2018

Children of the Jiu Valley are familiar with roads. Theirs but especially those of the adults. Roads through the tunnel, the mountains or the Valley. All the roads seem made to leave as well as to return. The parents of these children, once the inhabitants of an old industrial area of Romania, take now long roads to reach the West, wherever they may find work. They return too seldomly. They send money. Their children are a lot like orphans. Many of them experience depression. Some choose to take the fatal road to Paradise or Hell. Maybe with the hope of coming back to a kinder vale.

ALEXANDRA GULEA (1970, Bucuresti, Romania), graduated in 1997 at ENSBA in Paris. She studied documentary film at Munich Film School and since 1999 directed Documentary Films: “Anonymous”- 11`, 2000 International competition Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Prize fff bayern, Munich Documentary FF, Minority Prize Mediawave, Hungary . “God plays Sax, the Devil Violin” 45`, 2004, German Short Film Prize, Golden Key, Kassel, Best Student Film, Molodist, Ukraine, DAAD Prize, Germany, Prix du Film Long, Les Ecrans Documentaires, France, Mention Henry Langlois, Poitiers. IFF Rotterdam, Cinema du Reel Paris, IDFF München, IDAFF Leipzig, IKF Oberhausen, MoMA. “Today I was Young and Pretty” 52`, 2008, Festival dei Popoli, Firenze, Italy , Cronograf, Moldova, IFF Györ, Ungary, TIFF, Romania, MNAC, Romania, Institut Culturel Francais, Romania. Short films : « Wooden Boy » 10’, 2017, Rencontres Internationales Paris - Berlin, IKF Oberhausen. « Valea Jiului - Notes » 13’, 2018, Bucharest Experimental FF, Astra Sibiu, Prize for the Best German Film, IKF Oberhausen. As Fiction films she directed and edited: “The fourth wall"- 17`, 2001 with Werner Schroeter, IKF Oberhausen. “Hacker”, 5 x 52 min. TV-fiction, 2003. She wrote, directed and co-edited her first feature “Matei Child Miner” 2013 Nominated for the “Big Screen Award” IFF Rotterdam, Premio “Lino Micciché”, “Young Critics Award” at Pesaro IFF Italy. Prize at Regiofun IFF, Katowice, Poland. Cinema Jove Valencia IFF Spain, Zlin IFF Czech Republic, TIFF Romania, Anonimul Romania, FF Edu, Evreux, France. IWFF, Köln. Werkstatt Kino, München.

Zhuang HAN
BEM-TE-VI
han Zhuang
BEM-TE-VI
Film expérimental | mov | couleur | 15:35 | Chine | Brésil | 2017

J`ai marché dans la jungle du Brésil, c`était tellement calme que je pouvais seulement entendre le chant de l`oiseau local BEM-TE-VI (BIEN-TE-VOIR) et mon souffle. Puis j`ai vu cinq personnes. J`essayais de continuer à marcher, mais n`importe où que j`aille, ils émergeaient toujours devant moi, encore et encore. Jusqu`au moment où la nuit tombait. BEM-TE-VI a été tourné le 22 août 2017 de 16h55 à 17h12 dans la jungle à l’ouest de Recife, au Brésil. J`ai montré ce qui est arrivé sur mon chemin, la relation avec les cinq personnes et la relation avec moi-même par un plan séquence. Mon corps est l`endroit où le péché peut s`échapper et je veux l`affronter et l`effacer. Cependant, ce n`est pas qu`un cours discontinu, j’ai donné à moi-même et à ces cinq personnes une sorte de destin et j`ai expérimenté ce qui se rapproche de la de limite de ce destin, y compris mon orientation sexuelle. Au cours de ma discontinuité, j`ai découvert que cette limite peut se transformer en expérience et même en expérience libre et c`est une expérience privée. Ces expériences sont basées sur ma croyance religieuse et le pouvoir théologique.

Ses oeuvres sont souvent créées dans différents temps et espaces, lieux et corps. Entre l`implantation et la transformation des symboles, une performance en art vidéo apparemment absurde mais néanmoins émouvante est présentée.

Mathieu Johan Hans HANSEN
Le Monde Perdu
hansen Mathieu Johan Hans
Le Monde Perdu
Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur | 19:11 | Danemark | 2018

In Le Monde Perdu time is slowed down as the camera moves through a local Zoo, the childhood home and a Planetarium. Merging these man-made sceneries into one setting the film comes to offer a reflection on personal and collective memory as well as our longing for belonging.

Mathieu J.H. Hansen is a Master student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In his work, he often merges larger cinematic constructions and fictional elements with smaller personal stories and documentary film archives, dealing with themes such as nostalgia, time and man-made nature.

Inger Lise HANSEN
Tåke
hansen Inger Lise
Tåke
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 14:57 | Norvège | 0 | 2018

TÂKE is a landscape film capturing mysterious natural and man-made fog-obscured scenes in Beijing, Oslo, Azores and Newfoundland. The film observes the spectacle of fog through several different film- and video formats. It explores the behaviour of Super-8 and 16mm film alongside digital video against a visual obstacle. The variable formats are also used to create spatial shifts on the screen and work with ideas of obscured or filtered visions. Associations can be made between the grain in the film material and the tiny particles, or condensation nuclei, needed to form both fog and smog, such as pollen, sea salt, dust and particle pollution. In parallel to the image the soundtrack attempts to create an auditory fog. It compares the loss of visibility to the loss of audible frequencies. During the process of making the film the artist discovered that the way sound gets filtered in fog is similar to her own loss of hearing, where the high frequencies are no longer perceived. In the fog the tiny water droplets block the high frequencies from passing. The soundtrack is composed of sirens and signals, hearing tests samples and environmental sounds.

Inger Lise Hansen (b. 1963) is a visual artist with background in experimental film and animation. She studied Fine Art at University of East London (1989) and Central-St. Martin’s College of Art and Design (1991) and received a Master of Fine Art Filmmaking from San Francisco Art Institute in 1996. Since the nineties her film works has been screened in international institutions and galleries such as Tate Modern, National Gallery London, RI at Jeu de Paume Paris, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and Malmö Konsthall. She has received a number of prizes from film festivals including Vienna Independent Shorts, Videoex, Ann Arbor and Oberhausen. Inger Lise lives and works in Oslo.

Matti HARJU
Nueva Era
harju Matti
Nueva Era
Fiction expérimentale | mov | couleur | 70:0 | Finlande | 2018

Nueva era examines how the shapes of suffering have mutated beyond recognisable and how the junctions where that suffering appears have been mystified.

Matti HARJU (1978, Finland) was educated in Film Directing at the National Film and Television School, UK. At the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland he learned about contemporary art. His short films have been shown in a variety of film festivals including Rotterdam, Locarno, Torino, BFI London, Edinburgh, AFI Fest Los Angeles and Clermont-Ferrand. Nueva era is his first feature-length film.

Bjørn Erik HAUGEN
The Pen is Mightier Than the Word
haugen Bjørn Erik
The Pen is Mightier Than the Word
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:6 | Norvège | 2017

In my video I problematize how how scientific research is published now and the changes and demands it is stands forward on regard to the Open Access-declaration and Sci-hub. I have concentrated my work on the idea of authorship, and in the near future when cognitive or artificial intelligence will curate, compile and find correlations over many research disciplines. This will be possible when research will gain open access. I think that we will see knowledge organized in new ways and in cross-disciplines. AI I have made a paraphrase on the old saying which is "The Pen is mightier than the Sword", that is central to my works proposed for this exhibition. The pen is here a metaphor for the Computer with AI / cognitive computing that can read and compile research material. It is not the person/author that is central, it is the knowledge that other can read/build upon that is important. The video is a mixture between documentary and a power-point presentation. In my works I often make archives, and work with several medias to make installations. Knowledge production, science-sociology and bio-politics are central in my artistic work. And I want with my works to make the viewer reflect on what they see/experience. I look upon art as knowledge-production. The ideological foundation for Open access to research I will focus on is the UN declaration of human rights article 27: "Every has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits." We know see that access to research is expensive and more difficult to access, and the privileged Universities has access while African/Asian and South-American Universities and their researchers and student must resort to criminal activities, copying articles from more privileged colleagues or from Sci-hub. This structure correlate to the same structure of wealth in the world. The video was screened at the Research Pavilion during the Venice Biennial in May 2017.

My name is Bjørn Erik Haugen, and I have an MA from the National Academy in Oslo 2007. Currently I am working on a phd at the Academy of Music in Oslo. I work mainly with sculpture, sound- and video installation. I work from a conceptual platform where the idea to the work comes before the material, media or way of expression. My works has been shown on the annual national autumn exhibition in Norway, and have been screened in Wienna, Barcelona, Sweden, Germany, England and in USA. I exhibited at Transmediale, 2012 I received«Honorary Mention» at Prix Ars Electronica 2012 in the section Digital Musics & Sound Art. One of my videos was screened at Rencontres Internacionales 2012 and at WRO International Media Art Biennale 2013. In 2014 I exhibited at Bucharest Biennial, ISCM 2014 and at Bristol Biennial. Last year I exhibited at Land-Shape, Arhus, Spring- exhibition, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, ISEA 2015, Vancouver and at 28. Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille. In 2017 I had a solo- exhibition at Haugar Art Museum and presented a video-work at the Second Research Pavilion for the 2017 Venice Biennale. Last year I performed at Only Connect Festival, Klang Festival, Copenhagen and Blurred Edges, Hamburg, and participated on a group exhibition at Haugar Art Museum. This year I have a concert at Ultima 2019, and a solo exhibition at Khåk.

Thomas HAWRANKE
Grand Ape Town
hawranke Thomas
Grand Ape Town
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 13:30 | Allemagne | 0 | 2016

Grand Ape town is a realtime animation movie based on a conducted research about human-animal relations in videogames. Within the movie half of the population of the videogame Grand Theft Auto V is swapped with the 3d-model of a chimpanzee. Through this modification the city of Los Santos is transformed into a hybrid playground of human and animal agency. It invites the viewer to perform Donna Haraways response-ability as a test-action in digital worlds.

Thomas Hawranke is artist and researcher. He received a diploma in audiovisual media from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and a Ph.D. in media art from the Bauhaus-University in Weimar. In 2005 he joined the artist group susigames, was an artist in residence at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) Karlsruhe and held a scholarship for artistic research in video games. In 2009 he co-founded Paidia Institute, an interdisciplinary research group operating between art, technology, and science.

Paul HEINTZ
Foyers
heintz Paul
Foyers
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 18:0 | France | 2018

Au rythme d’une dérive solitaire, un pyromane se livre. Entre vécu, rêve et imaginaire sa parole libère son rapport inconscient au feu.

Né en 1989 à Saint-Avold, diplômé des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, des Arts Décoratifs de Paris et du Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains. Son travail qui se traduit à travers l’objet, le son, la vidéo et l’installation a été présenté lors d’événements d’art contemporain tels que Paris Nuit Blanche et le Salon de Montrouge et des festivals de films comme le FID Marseille, Dok Leipzig, le Festival International du film de Rotterdam. EN : Paul was born in 1989 in Saint-Avold (France). He is a Fine Arts graduate from Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Arts Décoratifs de Paris and Le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains. His work goes through object, sound, video and installation. His first film "Non Contractual" was screened among others festival at RIDM, Indie Lisboa and FID. His last film "Hearths" premiered in 2018 at FIDMarseille and Dok Leipzig and was selected at Rotterdam 2019.

Laura HENNO
Djo
henno Laura
Djo
Documentaire | 4k | couleur | 13:0 | France | 2018

Dans les Hauts de Mayotte, espace du secret, de la magie et de la fuite, hommes et chiens entretiennent un rapport filial, presque fusionnel d`espêces compagnes qui partagent un même territoire de transformation et d`autonomie. Smogi vit une relation particulière avec les chiens mais aussi avec la puissance des éléments, la nature et les esprits malins qui la peuple (les djinns). « Djo» croise différents régimes de croyance dans un syncrétisme sauvage à l`appel de la prière musulmane marque aussi le moment des retrouvailles avec les forces animistes et impures de la forêt.

Laura Henno a initialement une formation de photographe et sâinitie au cinéma au Fresnoy. Elle est lauréate du Prix Découverte des Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles en 2007. Depuis plusieurs années, Laura Henno appuie sa démarche photographique et filmique sur les enjeux de la migration clandestine, aux Comores, sur de la réunion ou à Calais. Elle se confronte à la situation des migrants et des jeunes passeurs, avec une ambition documentaire réinvestissant le réel de potentiels de fictions et de récits. Les images qui en résultent provoquent un trouble et puisent dans les codes picturaux et cinématographiques. Elle a obtenu plusieurs prix pour son film Koropa, dont le Prix Egalité Diversité 2017 du Festival de court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand et le Grand Prix du court-métrage 2016 aux Entrevues de Belfort. Son travail a été montré dans des nombreux musées en France et à l’étranger. Son travail photographique est représenté par la Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire.