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Mohamed a. gawad
Catalogue : 2019betalpha (Balbalah) | Film expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 5:31 | Egypte | 2018
Mohamed a. gawad
betalpha (Balbalah)
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 5:31 | Egypte | 2018

At a time before time, a Big Bang in Babel sat the uni-logos into a perpetual process of language breeding. Depleted and stripped of its initial inertia, language can no longer keep up, and slowly crumbles to phonetic fragments of ghostly meaning. Dialect-ic-s coalesce, and separates overlap. Accidentally excavated, scraps of mental images that outlived history are crunched into an associative mash. No-longer-indigenous tongues exercise “language games” of syntactic deconstruction, morphing seemingly heterogeneous linguistic signs until foreign words resettle in newly-found ears. Persistent utterances in Bal-balah (befuddlement/ clutter/ Babelising) show no mercy for hesitation or stuttering; in this framework there is no place for affective becoming, yet at the same time, the loss of the power fossilized in words opens up a space of flexibility to ascribe new and elusive meanings.

Mohamed A. Gawad is an editor and a filmmaker based in Cairo. He holds an MFA in scriptwriting and editing from RSICA. His works were screened in several festivals and spaces including Berlinale, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Shnit Film Festival, Contemporary Image Collective - Cairo, and Les Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques. He is also a co-founder of Cimatheque – Alternative Film Center.

Endre aalrust
Catalogue : 2011Carnal incontinence | Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 5:35 | Norvège | Allemagne | 2011
Endre aalrust
Carnal incontinence
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 5:35 | Norvège | Allemagne | 2011

Carnal Incontinence is an experimental documentary, a poetic and non-narrative reflection on men, masculinity and art. Visitors in Gemäldegalerie Berlin are observed as their interact with art, space, time and eachother - focus on their corporeality, slow motion and mannered gestures.

Endre Aalrust is Norwegian artist born 1973, lives in Berlin and was educated at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions : The Rise and Fall of Rise and Shine, Gallery Erik Steen, Oslo (2011), Free Lunch, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York (2010), Sofa So Good, Galerie Sandy Brown, Berlin (2009). Endre Aalrust has shown videos in film and video festivals such as Viper film and videofestival, Kunsthalle Basel, Rencountres, Paris/Berlin (2003), European Madia Festival, Osnabrück and video screenings in Caracas, Moscow, Prague, Stockholm, Berlin, Leipzig, Bergen and Oslo.

Catalogue : 2019Dear Deer | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 19:21 | Norvège | Allemagne | 2019
Endre aalrust
Dear Deer
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 19:21 | Norvège | Allemagne | 2019

Jacques Derrida’s staring cat Logos, a bowing deer, domestic servants, a headstrong mare and the director’s 19 years younger boyfriend are some of the characters we meet in the essayfilm Dear Deer. The distanced and slightly voyeuristic documentary footage, mainly shot in Argentina and Japan, is accompanied by a voiceover in which asymmetrical relations, trans-species empathy, embarrassment and shame are discussed in a both investigative, descriptive and confessive manner.

Endre Aalrust (b. 1973) is a Norwegian artist and film maker who is based in Berlin. He studied at the University in Oslo and National Academy of fine Arts in Bergen.  Aalrust has shown films in film and video festivals such as Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2019), Norwegians Short Film Festival, Grimstad (2019), HOMOGRAFÍA Film Festival, Mexico City (2018), Nordic Filmfest, Rome, (2018),International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), (2016), Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil (2016), Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo (2016), Xposed International Film Festival, Berlin, (2016), Rencontres, Paris/Berlin/Madrid (2003/2011), Viper film and Videofestival, Kunsthalle Basel (2004) and European Media Festival, Osnabrück (2002).  Solo exhibitions include: Hund om Det, Bruksrommet, Stavanger, (2018) Freedom of Impression, Bærum Kunsthall, Oslo, (2018), Urc de Triomphe, Kunstbanken, Hamar, (2015), The Rise and Fall of Rise and Shine, Gallery Erik Steen, Oslo (2011), Free Lunch, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York (2010), Sofa So Good, Galerie Sandy Brown, Berlin (2009). 

Sherko abbas
Catalogue : 2018The Music of the Bush Era | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 7:3 | Iraq | 2017
Sherko abbas
The Music of the Bush Era
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 7:3 | Iraq | 2017

The theme of music is represented by work of Kurdish-Iraqi filmmaker Sherko Abbas: The music of the Bush era. in a split-screen video, using footage shot by his sister, a cellist in the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, he demonstrates how in 2003 the US administration, instead of helping the orchestra to properly re-establish itself in Iraq, militarily airlifted the entire orchestra to Washington to perform once at the Kennedy Centre before President Bush. his film is critical of this futile propagandistic gesture, enacted in the shadow of the invasion in March of the year to promote neo-liberal values, and escape censure. The work was partially inspired by Slavoj Zizek's analysis in his Pervert's Guide to Ideology of the widespread ideological use of Beethoven's Ode to Joy from his Ninth Symphony.

Sherko Abbas Born in 1978, in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdish Autonomous Region, Iraq. Lives and works in United Kingdom. He studied Fine Art in Sulaymaniyah and graduated with Master of Fine arts at the Goldsmiths University of London in 2015. He employs the media of video, performance, text and sound in his practice dedicated to the sonic and visual memory and geopolitical situation of contemporary Iraq and Kurdistan in Particular. He has participated in many exhibitions including his work THE MUSIC OF BUSH ERA was Shown in last Iraqi pavilion (Archaic) in Venice Biennale 57th, the Bagdad mon amour in ICI Paris, Vernacularity, Alternativa International Visual Arts Festival in Gdansk, Poland and the Estrangement in showroom London, Freedom at the barricades? Vaxjo Art Hall, Vaxjo, Sweden.

Catalogue : 2019Paper Puppet Testimony | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 8:12 | Iraq | 2019
Sherko abbas
Paper Puppet Testimony
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 8:12 | Iraq | 2019

Paper Puppet Testimony By Houzan Mahmoud The Kurdish uprising of 1991 against venomous dictator Saddam Hussein continues to be an important historical event for all Kurdish people. It was the day that marked the defeat of the Ba’ath regime in Kurdistan’s cities. Each year, video footage from that particular moment when people broke into the notorious prison in Sulaymaniyah is shown in commemoration programmes on Kurdish TV channels. The Red Prison (or Security Prison) was a dreadful building in the middle of the city. It stood out as a symbol of terror and oppression, for many years; hundreds of Kurdish men and women were tortured and killed there by the dictator. The video footage is part of an old archive taken by a former Peshmerga fighter and filmmaker Abbas Abdulrazaq. He was in the ranks of the Peshmerga forces from the 1980s onwards. He was one of the five photographers who took photos of the Halabja chemical bombardment by Saddam’ regime. While his video footage is used from the archive to show the brutalities committed by the former regime, Abdulrazaq’s son Sherko, an artist and scholar, noticed something was missing. He has a vague memory from the day of the uprising in front of the Red Prison. He remembers seeing a caravan full of colourful women’s clothes, anti-pregnancy tablets, and other materials. Sherko’s memory stayed with him through the years. At the time, he was almost 11 years old when he saw the caravan. This left its mark on him, and years later he decided to probe further into this story. Since 2008, Sherko has been searching for clues to help him get to the bottom of this mystery. The caravan could be seen for only a few days during the uprising in the courtyard of the prison. It has disappeared without a trace, however; hardly a memory of it remains. The Red Prison has now been turned into a museum, and its torture chambers and tools, along with prisoners’ writings on the walls, have been preserved so that subsequent generations could see the brutality of Saddam’s fascist regime. However, the parties behind this transformation were biased and only focused on the memories of those political prisoners who belonged to their own parties. They erased the entire history of female prisoners. The plight of those women and the mystery of the caravan were ignored and were neither included in the memory of the building nor on TV programmes because these women might have been raped, and the political establishment does not seem to be willing to confront that history. This issue has become a concern for Sherko, and he raises many important questions as to why rape of political prisoners should be treated with shame. Why are their sacrifices belittled and erased? The name of his documentary is “Paper Puppet Testimony,” which recounts the stories of Kurdish women in the Red Prison through experimental documentary. In his documentary, Sherko tries to bring their stories back into the realm of politics, art, and culture. He is interested in stories that are easily forgotten, and he wants to give them a platform to be narrated and incorporated into official memory.

SHERKO ABBAS Sherko Abbas (b. 1978) is a Kurdish-Iraqi artist. Born in Iran, where his family lived as refugees, Abbas returned to Iraq when he was two years old. He studied Fine Art in Sulaymaniyah-Iraq and graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2015.  Employing video, performance, sculpture, text and sound, Abbas’ practice is dedicated to the sonic and visual memory and geopolitical situation of contemporary Iraq. He has participated in many exhibitions internationally, including “Theater of Operations“  at MoMa PS1, Speaking a cross mountain Middle East Institute Washington, US, ‘Archaic’, the Iraq Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale; Biennale ‘Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2019’ at the Louvre Auditorium, Paris, France and Haus der Kulturen der Welt/ Berlin ; ‘Bagdad mon amour’ at the Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France; ‘Vernacularity’ at the Alternativa International Visual Arts Festival in Gdansk, Poland; and ‘Estrangement’ at the Showroom, London, UK

Houri Der Stepanian abdalian
Catalogue : 2005Living man | Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 3:0 | Canada | France | 2005
Houri Der Stepanian abdalian
Living man
Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 3:0 | Canada | France | 2005

Une fuite dans le paysage.

Houri Der Stepanian-Abdalian a reçu sa formation à l?Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (2002-2004) et à l?Ecole des arts visuels et médiatiques de l?Université du Québec à Montréal (Master ès Arts, 2001-2004). Elle a réalisé la performance ?Hands Up Motherfucker?, avec André S. Labarthe et Hraïr Hratchian, dans le cadre de Panorama 6 (prod. Le Fresnoy, Studio national), juin 2005. Ses installations multimédias ont fait l?objet d?expositions en France et à l?étranger notamment : ?Still Life with Voice, Water Glass and Vase?, une production du CIAM-Hexagram, qui a été présentée à la Galerie La Fabriq en janvier 2005. Artiste multidisciplinaire, elle a travaillé comme interprète pour l?installation ?Madame Marie Curie: A Series of Portraits taken in 1902? de David Tomas présentée au ZKM, du 23 juillet au 9 octobre 2005. Elle a récemment enregistré une performance vocale pour l?installation interactive ?Beauté Désincarnée? de Juhana Pettersson au Fresnoy, Studio national, juin 2005 et a interprété le rôle principale de Klara dans le court métrage ?Le Vaurien? de Gaspard Hirschi en novembre 2003. On compte parmi ses anciennes installations : ?Forwarding Objects? présentée au Centre de diffusion de l?ÉAVM en 2001,?Le lieu et son contenu imaginaire? présentée lors de la première triennale de ?l?Art qui fait Boum? en 2000 et ?Entre la perte et la translation? présentée à la Galerie de l?UQÀM en 1999. Son travail vidéographique fut diffusé à plusieurs reprises dans le cadre de visionnements publiques, notamment : ?Livingman? (Le Frenoy, Studio national, 2005), ?The Disorder of His Shirt and Tie Worried Him? (Le Fresnoy, Studio national, 2005), ?Gaspard ?? (Festival Fest-Hiver, Lavitrine Limoges, 2003-2005), ?A Numerical Adaptation of The Brechtian Theatre? (CDEX, EAVM, 2002), ?Autopoeisis? (Festival EICV, Cinémathèque québécoise, 2000) et ?Ulrich? (Festival EICV, Maison de la culture Mont-Royal, 1996). Vit et travaille en France et au Canada.

Namir abdel messeeh
Catalogue : 2006Toi, Waguih | Documentaire | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 29:0 | France | 2005
Namir abdel messeeh
Toi, Waguih
Documentaire | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 29:0 | France | 2005

"You Waguih" se passe en France et raconte la relation entre un père, ancien réformé politique qui fut emprisonné sous Nasser, en Egypte et son fils devenu réalisateur de films.

Namir Abdel Messeeh est né le 7 Octobre 1974 à Paris. De 1996 à 2000 il étudie à la Fémis le métier de réalisateur. Depuis 2000 il enseigne le cinéma dans les lycées, il travaille aussi comme assistant réalisateur.

François abdelnour
Catalogue : 2012Les Naufragés | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 24:0 | France | 2012
François abdelnour
Les Naufragés
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 24:0 | France | 2012

A group of men that we know nothing and that nobody understands a train which cuts through the cold night. A trip to a mysterious quest.


Noor abed
Catalogue : 2015Penelope | Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 6:28 | Palestine | USA | 2014
Noor abed
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 6:28 | Palestine | USA | 2014

Inspired by the Odyssey, based on Homer`s epic poem from Greek Mythology, this work is based on the concept of myth; its position in history and relation to the present and the imaginary. This film was shot in Palestine, where Palestinians under occupation are prohibited from reaching the sea. The continuous presence of the female figure, as a representation of Penelope, unfolds the absence of the hero figure. Through the act of sewing, she is returning to a past memory simultaneously. The past is activated in the imagination, reinforcing through movement its dislocation from its original site. The work attempts to reflect a reality other than the one history offers. Here, myth could be seen as a collective dream and public imagination.

Noor Abed (1988, Jerusalem) is currently a participant at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Studio Program, NY. She holds an MFA in Photography and Media from California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, and a BA in Contemporary Visual Art from the International Academy of Art Palestine. Abed uses forms of performance, video/film and installation. Through her lived experience and observations of Palestinian society, Abed became particularly interested in social transformation in relation to the theory of internal colonization. Taking the personal body as a social one, she questions concepts of psychological violence, desire and forms of resistance specifically regarding its movement and occupation of the body.

Catalogue : 2019Out of Joint | Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 10:45 | Palestine | 2018
Noor abed
Out of Joint
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 10:45 | Palestine | 2018

Combining 16mm footage of a staged dance of two men, and documentary SD footage (pre –wedding celebration in Palestine), the work highlights the affinities and tensions between performativity and performance. – One of a staged choreography, the other of one culturally embodied, while the third develops through editing. The film focuses on ‘dance’ as a social construct, in a wider examination of notions of Choreography and the imaginary relationship of individuals; a model of relations that are loosely bound together by a process of modernisation, technological rationalisation and cultural contradictions. It further examines how the political unconscious can be revealed through symbolic acts, particularly practices of movement and choreography. – Mainly through the relational: intervals between movements; these acts don’t seek to prove their strength or existence. They seem to reveal their weakness and negotiate with their surroundings- touching fragility in one’s self and therefore, a sense of fragility in the social structure that is usually denied.

Noor Abed (b.1988 Jerusalem) attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York 2015-16, and HWP Home Works Program – Ashkal Alwan in Beirut 2016- 17. She received her BA from the International Academy of Arts -Palestine, and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. She was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine 2014. A finalist and joint third prizewinner in 2014 Young Artist Award, she has been awarded the March Project residency and commission from Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE 2016, and a residency grant at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, 2018.

Maite abella
Catalogue : 2009Het wachten | Film experimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 15:40 | Pays-Bas | 2008
Maite abella
Het wachten
Film experimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 15:40 | Pays-Bas | 2008

Synopsis A woman is running through a deserted city. To keep running is the only way to live in these streets. She is not hasty, she is quite serene, but maybe lost. In fact we don?t know exactly the raison but the woman can only live in the city through this universal run. While she is running, we see eight group portraits inspired by the composition of Dutch XVI-XVII Century paintings, those are the ones who wait. Finally she arrives at an unexpected panorama: a beautiful canal that inspires a meditative moment in her. She jumps into the water looking for the final communion with the inner city, and magically reaches the other side of the canal.

Biographical note Maite Abella (born 1966) is a Spanish artist . Born in Lleida (Spain) in 1966, Maite Abella attended Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting. She also attended Universitat de Belles Arts in Barcelona (Spain). She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography from the Universitat de Barcelona (Spain). In 2001 she was nominated for the Buning Brongers Award for painting and in 2003 she got The Starters stipend Dutch National Fundation for the Arts (The Netherlands). She has exhibited her paintings since 1999 regularly in The Netherlands. Since 2000 Abella makes short films and also she has developed site-speficic projects in the public space.

Adel abidin
Catalogue : 2013Three Love Songs | | | | 9:39 | Iraq | 0
Adel abidin
Three Love Songs
| | | 9:39 | Iraq | 0

Three Love Songs explores the multiple ways to use and manipulate images to create juxtapositions of meanings from the mundane to the extreme. This piece examines terror and love, and how façades are played through song, specifically Iraqi songs that were commissioned by Saddam Hussein, used to glorify the regime during the decades of his rule. The installation syncs three stylized music videos (lounge, jazz and pop) that each features an archetypal western chanteuse: young, blonde, and seductive. Each video?s dramatic ?look? creates a different atmosphere but the songs dedicated to Saddam Hussein tie them together. The lyrics are sung by the performers in Arabic (Iraqi dialect) and are subtitled in English and Arabic. The singers do not know what they are singing about, but they are directed to perform (though voice and gesture) as though the songs were traditional, passionate love songs. It is this uncomfortable juxtaposition ? between the lush visual romanticism and the harsh meaning of the lyrics, between the seduction of the performer and comprehension of the viewer ? that forms the main conceptual element of this work.

Adel Abidin is a visual artist. His multi-media practice explores the complex relationships between culture, politics, and identity. Using a sharp palette of irony and humor, Abidin gravitates towards social situations dealing with elusive experiences and cultural alienation. Abidin uses his cross-cultural background to create a distinct visual language often laced with sarcasm and paradox, while maintaining his ultimately humanistic approach. Abidin was born in Baghdad in 1973 and currently lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. He has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions including the Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art (KIASMA), the Centre of Contemporary Art, Salamanca, the 10th Sharjah Biennale, The 17th Sydney Biennale, and the 52nd and 54th Venice Biennale. In 2010 he exhibited his well-known video installation, Three Love Songs, at Mathaf. In 2011 he presented his critically acclaimed video installation, Consumption of War. Adel`s exhibitions in 2012 included: L`institut du Monde Arabe, a major solo exhibition at Arter ? space for art in Istanbul and at Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland. He has also been selected to participate in a group show in Tokyo at The Mori Art Museum In 2013, his 2006 video installation, 52 Guaranteed Affections, got selected to be part of the big celebrated anniversary group exhibition at the Mori Art Museum. Adel`s work has been part of a group exhibition at the Mead Gallery in the UK. And also exhibited at Hauser & Wirth Gallery in London. The New York Times selected his work Al-Warqaa 2013, as the main piece of Middle Eastern art during Dubai art fair. In 2014, Adel will be exhibiting at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, the Contemporary Art Museum in Rome, the Louvre-Lens Museum in France and many others.

Adel abidin
Catalogue : 2015Michael | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 16:10 | Finlande | 2015
Adel abidin
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 16:10 | Finlande | 2015

“Michael” A video Installation Adel Abidin2014-2015 Introduction and statement: The pop culture’s influence on our contemporary world results in a life that is built of obsession with fame, youth and wealth. Celebrities like Hollywood actors or renowned pop singers are put on to a pedestal as our modern day messiahs. They do take active roles in our daily life, leading positions in the most effective organizations around the globe. Actors make a living bypretending and subsequently creating our children’s (and even ours) potential role models;as musicians do by composing a masterpiece that we meditate with. And at the end of the day, both the actors and the musicians, with the help of the mediatic elements of our popular culture, become more influential than the actual prophets themselves, even some of them end up having more followers than any other prophets. In the video, ”Michael”–as still being one of the universally celebrated icons of our time- is being interviewed after his resurrection. The answers he gives and the speech he makes is nothing but a compilation of his all time well-known songs’ lyrics. Therefore I am resurrecting him from the dead as a prophetic figure that unveils the universal truths about the world we live in. This false prophet is thrown on a television talk show, the ultimate pop culture altar. Due to the delicate nature of the interview and a characteristic plea for privacy, even in his afterlife, “Michael” has only agreed to do a private interview in a pseudo-talk show. Still, thousands of fans from around the world have gathered to view this ‘live’ broadcast on big screens in public spaces as in Times Square. Michael’s fansare there to have their questions answered by their hero live. “It has been a day almost of a religious anticipation,” states the reporter in Times Square. People gathered to witness the most historical moment of all times. Questionsrevolve around existential topics ofmysteries of death, afterlife and immortality. At the studio of “The 1-Show” in Manhattan, “Michael” sits opposite of“Mr. Paul Burke”, the host of the famous TV show. He is expectedto enlighten the crowds and make a confession of whatever he might be confessing right in front of the cameras and lights, while his fans are enduring the pain of their insatiable curiosity. The work goes beyond the limits by trying to convert the star into a fortune-teller, someone to interpret our future, and givetips to world leaders, prevent climate changes and advice on how to make a better world. The production and construction of Resurrection represents not only our innocence and our blind belief in prophetic symbols created by the elements of pop culture, but also our violent responses to such figures. Even after the death of such figures, we continue to follow them with an ill desire. Narrative style - ‘The 1-Show’ A lot of today’s popular culture has evolved around the mass media and it has created a strong link of dependency with ‘superstar’ celebrities. And although television is losing its’ leading exclusive role when compared to the use of the internet, it is still the only media that can gather hundreds and thousands of people in one place to follow unique, once in a lifetime live broadcasts such as Michael’s. Within this frame, the installation follows a format, imagery and a narration of an American talk show. Despite the supernatural feature of the interview, the footage presented in the installation is made to be completely realistic. This also applies to the appearance of ‘Michael’, the reactions of the crowds, the emotional yet professional mannerisms of the talk show host and the reporter in Times Square location. Additionally, the camera work mimics a one-to-one television talk show style, even including the raw documentary style of live footage from variouscities, which are brought to us by news anchors from all around in many different languages. Narrative elements: Live video within the installation consists of two main assets, 1) The studio interview with “Michael”. 2) Live coverage of people’s reactions from around the globe. Edits between the main assets as the interview progresses. The main narrative elements are: • Opening title sequence of the talk show
 • Introduction of the unique nature of ‘tonight’s show’ by the talk show host; “Mr. Paul Burke” including live links to our reporter “Mary”standing by the main selected spot“Times-square” in New York. • Introduction and entrée of the star guest “Michael” by the talk show host • Wide shots of big crowds gathered to watch the broadcast
 • Reactions from fans via live links
 • Questions posed to “Michael” by the talk show host
 • Questions posed to “Michael”by fans via live streaming channels and links
 • “Michael’s” response to the questions posed (quoting his own lyrics)
 • Final statement and farewell by “Michael”
 • Closing speech by the talk show host
 • Title sequence of the talk show

Adel Abidin was born in Baghdad in 1973, He did move to Helsinki in 2001 and lives there since then, Abidin joined the Finnish Art Academy in 2003 in order to do his Mater degree in fine Arts. during that time he switch his practice from full time painter to multimedia based practice, and since 2004 he started his career as a video and installation based artist. Abidin’s art uses various media such as videos, video installations, multi media sculptures and sound based installations and photography to explore the issues of the contemporary world that we are living in. His main point of departure is always linked to the intention to explore the complex relationship between visual art and politics & identity. Using a sharp palette of irony and humour always gravitated towards different social situations dealing with elusive experiences and cultural alienation. He uses his cross-cultural background (as an Iraqi artist living in Helsinki) to create a distinct visual language often laced with sarcasm and paradox, while maintaining an ultimately humanistic approach. This sarcasm used is nothing but a medium of provocation to serve the purpose of extending the mental borders of the artwork beyond the limits of the exhibition space. Always interested in creating opportunities to prolong the discussions beyond artwork by enabling the audience to convey mental elements from the work into their daily life. Moreover, he always finds the words ‘politics’ and ‘identity’ more than a terminology or a path that we travel in, as they unfold to other concepts like discrimination, mass media manipulation etc. Abidin presented his work at many Biennales such as: The 5th Guangzhou Triennial (2015); The 56th Venice Biennale- Iran Pavilion (2015); the Glasstress-The 56th International Art Exhibition– Venice Biennale (2015); Biennale of Contemporary Art of Bosnia (2013); 54th Venice Biennale- Iraq Pavilion (2011); 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011), 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010); 11th Cairo Biennale (2008); 4th Gothenburg Biennale (2007); 52nd Venice Biennale- Nordic Pavilion (2007); (Student workshop participation) 5th Istanbul Biennale (2005). Other participations such as: The Pera Museum, Istanbul; Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada; Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Chicago, USA; Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; The New Museum, New York, USA; MACRO-Museum, Rome, Louisiana Museum; Copenhagen, Station Museum, Houston; The Jerusalem show VII, Jerusalem; Hauser & Wirth Gallery, London; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Singapore Art Museum; Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver; Mead Gallery, UK; Palais de Tokyo; Arab World Institute, Paris; MOCCA, Toronto; Arts-Talks and Sensations, Abu Dhabi; MATHAF- Doha; Espace at Louis Vuitton. His solo exhibitions include: Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE (2015); Cover-Up!, Al Sultan Gallery, Kuwait (2015); Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (2013), Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai (2013), ARTER- Space for Art, Istanbul (2012), Darat Al-Funun, Amman (2011), DA2- Centre of Contemporary Art in Salamanca, Spain (2010 ), KIASMA- Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2010), Association media Art gallery, Helsinki (2014). Abidin has received The Finland Prize for Visual Arts in (2015), Five Years Grant from The Art Council of Finland in (2013); Ars Fennica Prize Nominee 2011. Abidin has invited to be a visiting lecturer at many schools of Arts such as: College of Liberal Arts, Oregon State Uni. Portland, Oregon, USA (2010); The Art Academy of Helsinki (Kuva), (2015), LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore (2016); CalArts, California Institute of Arts, CA, USA (2016).

Adel abidin
Catalogue : 2005Crazy Days | Fiction expérimentale | betaSP | couleur et n&b | 13:30 | Iraq | Finlande | 2005
Adel abidin
Crazy Days
Fiction expérimentale | betaSP | couleur et n&b | 13:30 | Iraq | Finlande | 2005

Un immigrant irakien vivant en Finlande, qui ne s'intègre que physiquement et non mentalement à la société finlandaise, se trouve conforté dans sa position en étant constamment considéré comme un exclu par les Finlandais. Le film présente un assemblage d'impressions que cet Irakien récolte alors qu'il est en Finlande. Comme un esprit invisible, il entre chez une femme finlandaise, et observe la vie de celle-ci à travers ses yeux à lui. Il marche dans les rues et la forêt, et le film visualise ses associations d'esprit : il relie les rituels finlandais avec l'Iraq. Le film regorge de solitude et de l'expérience de la distance entre les gens.

Adel Abidin est né à Baghdad 1973. Il vit et travaille à Helsinki / Finlande Formation: 2005 MFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki 2000 Licence à l'Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad. 1994 Diplôme universitaires en Management Industriel, Mansour University College, Baghdad. Expositions personnelles : 2004 Deux projets, installations vidéo, Kuvataideakatmia Galleria Oil Paintings, an installation, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki 2002 Reflected Truth, Kaapelin Galleria, Helsinki Land, Inaa Gallery, Baghdad 2001 Under siege, Galleria Primavera, Helsinki 1999 Millennium 3, Inna art gallery, Baghdad. 1990 Carbon on Paper, Alweya Club, Baghdad. Expositions collectives : 2005 Istanbul Biennial, Septembre, Turquie The Holden Gallery, Manchester, Octobre Royaume-Uni Rantakasarmin Gallery, suomenlenna, Juin Helsinki Tennespalatsi Art museum, Mai, Helsinki Représentation avec Alexander Nikolic, Huuto gallery 2004 Blank Space, new contemporary space, Projection, Sydney,Australie Katakomben, festival international, ?Seller?, Berlin Finnish- exposition russe, Lahti / Finlande London Biennial, UK 2003 Stockholm art fair, Stockholm Miniteos, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki 2002 Petit Format, Galleria Primavera, Helsinki Circus, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki Concours des jeunes artistes iraquiens - Athar Art Gallery, Baghdad 2001 Exposition de Noël, art sur papier, Slovénie Exposition d'Ete, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki 2000 Irak: terre oubliée, Paris-France Exposition de Printemps, Inaa Art Gallery, Baghdad. Exposition de Printemps, Iraqi Arts Center. 1999 Art Day Exhibitions, Iraqi Arts Centre. Babylon Festival Exhibition, Iraqi Art center Concours de Sculpture Contemporaine, Hiwar Art Gallery, Baghdad Ecposition d'Art Contemporain Irakien, Alwan Art Gallery, Beirut 1998 Exposition de Solidarité avec le Peuple de Palestine, Inaa Art Gallery, Baghdad 1997 Exposition d'Oeuvres d'Art Contemporain Sélectionnées, Inaa Art Gallery, Baghdad Exposition d'Eté et de Printemps, Orfali Art Gallery, Baghdad Animation d'ateliers : 2004 La démocracie par la collaboration, atelier, Kiasma, February Espace public et cartographie, Helsinki, atelier, Kiasma, Décembre Récompenses : 2002 Premier Prix ? Concours des Jeunes Artistes Irakiens. Shakir Hassan Al Sai?d Award. 1999 Troisème Prix ? Concours de Suclpture Irakienne Contemporaine. Ismail Fattah Al-Turk Award Bourses : 2005 The Art Council of Finland / Bourse de travail Suoamen kulltuurirahsto (fondation culturelle finlandaise) AVEK / Promotion de la culture audiovisuelle 2004 L'Académie des Beaux-Arts 2003 The Arts Council of Finland 2002 The Arts Council of Finland Revues, Articles et émissions télévisées (sélection) : 2005 YLE, channal Teema, Crazy Days Helsingin Sanomat, 25 Septembre, Istanbul Biennial "art-ist" magazine d'art contemporain : numéro spécial sur la scène artistique Finlandaise, Sureyya Evren, Istanbul, Turquie 2004 Yle TV2, Artur, 21 Septembre, Patsy Nakil Helsingin Sanimat, 12 Février, ?Musta öljy?, Marja-Terttu Kivirinta 2003 Helsingin Sanomat, 25 Avril, ?Bagdad, Detroit, Helsinki?, Marja-Terttu Kivirinta Yle TV1, Valopilkku, 8 Mai, ?Kuvataiteilija Adel Abidin? Yle TV2, Artur, 7 Avril, Adel Abidins balansg ng bland kulturer och konst 2002 Helsingin Sanomat, 13 Juillet, Exhibition Review, Anne Rouhiainen Hufvudstadbladet, Mai, ?Ssant S_ sant!? Bianca Grasb Janvier, interview, Iraqi Satellite Channel 2001 Jordan Times article, Juin. Hufvudstadbladet, 26 Avril, Fr_n f_rtryck till livsgl_dje, Dan Sundell Lauantaivekkari, 28 Avril, Taide studiossa Adel Abidin Adhésions Professionnelles : AV-ARKKI, Distribution Center for Finnish Media Art Muu-ry, Media Art organization International Association of Art (IAA, AIAP) Finnish Painters Union (TML) ? ?kokelas? Helsinki Artists Association Kaapelitehdas Artists, Helsinki Iraqi Artists Association Iraqi Plastic Artists Union

Catalogue : 2006Jihad | Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 3:27 | Iraq | Finlande | 2006
Adel abidin
Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 3:27 | Iraq | Finlande | 2006

La scène est familière, de celles qui sont trop souvent montrées par les médias qui couvrent la guerre en Irak : le message vidéo du "terroriste" islamiste, visage couvert, une kalashnikov dans les mains et récitant un message coranique de haine et de mort. Dans la version que construit l'auteur, le message vidéo révèle le terroriste qui se tient en face du drapeau américain peint sur le mur derrière lui. Il commence par réciter un verset du Coran, puis prend une guitare acoustique et chante "This Land is my Land" (chanson américaine patriotique).

Adel Abidin est né en 1973 à Bagdad. Il vit et travaille à Helsinki, Finlande. Education: 2005 MFA, Académie des Beaux Arts / Helsinki 2000 BA, Académie des Beaux Arts, Université de Bagdad / Bagdad 1994 B.Sc. en Management Industriel, Mansour / Université de Bagdad / Bagdad Awards: 2006 Artiste du Mois / Septembre / FRAME/ Finnish Fund for Art Echange 2005 Prix du Public, festival du film de LUKSUZ / Slovénie 2002 Premier Prix - Concours de jeunes artistes irakiens Shakir Hassan Al Sai?d Award 1999 troisième Prix - Concours de sculpture Contemporaine Irakienne. Ismail Fattah Al- Turk Award / Woman Under Sanction . Subventions: 2006 Suomen kultuurirahasto (Fondation culturelle finlandaise) / VOID AVEK / Promotion pour la culture audiovisuelle / VOID 2005 Le Conseil d´Art de Finlande / Subvention de voyage / SHEEP FOR SALE Suoamen kulltuurirahsto (Fondation culturelle finlandaise) / CRAZY DAYS AVEK / Promotion pour la culture audiovisuelle / CRAZY DAYS 2004 Amadémie des Beaux Arts / SERMON 2003 Le Conseil d´Art de Finlande / 19:25 AFTER THE WAR 2002 Le Conseil d´Art de Finlande / LAND Adhésione Professionelles : FRAME/ Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, AV-ARKKI, Distribution Center for Finnish Media Art, Muu-ry, Media Art organization, Kaapelitehdas Artists, Helsinki, International Association of Art (IAA, AIAP), Helsinki Artists Ass.

Catalogue : 2007Void | Film expérimental | dv | couleur | 13:0 | Iraq | Finlande | 2006
Adel abidin
Film expérimental | dv | couleur | 13:0 | Iraq | Finlande | 2006

Void est un court-métrage narrant l'histoire d'un occidental qui est un religieux fanatique. Sa vie flotte entre la fantaisie et la réalité. Le film soulève des questions telles que, comment peut un homme occidental (finlandais) devenir fondamentaliste et que pourrait-il faire? Je crois que les raisons derrière le fanatisme sont différentes dépendant de la culture derrière elles. Le film discute visuellement le conflit que les gens ont avec le sens moderne de manque et de vide. Dans ce morceau, le conflit se termine par la destruction de ce vide.

Curriculum Vitae: Adel Abidin, born in Baghdad 1973 lives and works in Helsinki- Finland. Education: 2003-2005 MFA, Academy of Fine Arts- Helsinki 1996-2000 BA, Academy of Fine Arts- Baghdad 1990-1994 B.Sc. in Industrial Management, Mansour University- Baghdad Future exhibition: 2009 Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art)- Helsinki (Solo show) 2008 White Box Gallery- New York (Solo show) MUU Gallery- Helsinki (Solo show) WeeGee Exhibition Centre/ CARTES Centre of Art & Technology Espoo Camões Institute- Lisbon (group show) The Renaissance Society- the university of Chicago (Group show) The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum- St.Louis- USA (Group show) Gallery 5020- January- Salzburg (Group show) Espace Louis Vuitton- Paris (Group show) 2007 Triple Base Gallery- San Francisco (Solo show) Solo Exhibitions and events: 2006 Kluuvi Gallery- November- Helsinki Premier of a short film (VOID)- Kino Theatre- Helsinki Huuto Gallery- April- Helsinki 2004 Two Projects- Art Academy Gallery- Helsinki Oil Paintings- Kaapelitehdas Gallery- Helsinki 2002 Reflected Truth-Kaapelin Galleria- Helsinki Land, Inaa Gallery-Baghdad 2001 Under siege - Galleria Primavera- Helsinki 1999 Millennium 3-Inna art gallery- Baghdad 1990 Carbon on Paper-Alweya Club- Baghdad Selected Group Exhibitions and Festivals: 2007 Tallinna Kunstihoone- Tallinn Gemak- The Hague ? Green/ Red Zone- Netherlands Museum of Photography- September- Helsinki Gothenburg Biennial- August- Gothenburg The Rencontres internationals Berlin/ film festival Venice Biennale 52nd- Venice- Nordic Pavilion IMPAKT Festival- Utrecht- The Netherlands The Rencontres internationals Madrid/ film festival Tampere Short Film Festival 37th- Tampere- Finland 2006 MOCA- Museum of contemporary Art- Taipei The Rencontres internationals Paris/ film festival Arab film festival? Toronto 12th International Pärnu Fideo and Vilm Festival- Estonia Museum of Photography- Helsinki Fredericianum Khunsthalle?Kassel- Germany October Saloon 47- Belgrade Frieze Art Fair- London Images Festival- Toronto Saw Gallery- Ottawa 2005 Anda Art Gallery- Amman LENS POLITICA film festival-Andorra theatre- Helsinki The Rencontres internationals Paris/ film festival Luksuz film festival-Slovenia Urban Flesh and Blood-Contemporary centre- Russia & Art expo- Italy Lost in Translation workshop- Istanbul Biennial The Holden Gallery- Manchester Rantakasarmin Gallery-suomenlenna- Helsinki Tennespalatsi Art museum-Helsinki 2004 Blank Space-new contemporary space?Screening- Sydney Katakomben, international festival- ?Seller?- Berlin Finnish- Russian exhibition- Lahti As Part of London Biennial? Area 10- London 2003 Stockholm art fair-Stockholm 2002 Petit Format-Galleria Primavera- Helsinki 2001 Christmas Exhibition-art on paper- Slovenia 2000 Irak: terre oubliée- Paris 1999-1997 Many Group shows in Iraq and the Arab world Professional experience: 2007 Part of Jury- "Samaa Maata"- Video Competition Artist?s symposium ORTung- Salzburg- two weeks Residency Guest artist- Art School MAA- Helsinki Guest artist- multicultural seminar- Joensuu- Finland 2006 Guest artist- Tampereen Ammattikorkeakoulu Part of Jury- TARU-TALLI Gallery- TARU Project- Helsinki Art teacher at Kulosaaren yhteiskoulu- Helsinki 2005 Guest artist- Vantaa Ammattikorkeakoulu- Vantaa 2004 Work Shops? Kiasma/ Museum of Contemporary Art- Helsinki Awards: 2007 AVEK/ Audio Visual cultural Prize of the year 2007 2006 Artist of the month?FRAME-Finnish Fund for Art Exchange 2005 Audience award-LUKSUZ film festival-Slovenia 2002 First Prize-Contest of Young Iraqi Artists 1999 Third Prize-Contest of new Iraqi Sculpture. Grants: 2007 The Art Council of Finland- Venice Biennial FRAME- FUND for Art exchange- Venice Biennial AVEK/ Promotion for audiovisual culture- Venice Biennial Finnish Cultural Foundation / One year grant AVEK/ Promotion for audiovisual culture 2006 Finnish Cultural Foundation AVEK/ Promotion for audiovisual culture 2005 The Art Council of Finland-Travel grant Finnish cultural foundation) AVEK/ Promotion for audiovisual culture 2004 The Academy of Fine Arts 2003 The Arts Council of Finland 2002 The Arts Council of Finland Selected Reviews, Articles and TV programs: 2007 V magazine (Helsinki) Suomen kuva lehti (Helsinki) Interview Wonderland magazine (London) Teknemedia, L?arte contemporanea in Italia Spike Art Magazine (Austria) NY art magazine New York times The Guardian International Herald tribune La Monde (France) Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki) Amo lehti (Tampere, Finland) Taide lehti (Helsinki) Talk show- International media conference (Helsinki) Helsingin Sanomat, Jan. 11th (Helsinki) 2006 Helsingin Sanomat, Feb. 20th, May 5th, Aug. 5th, Nov. 18th 2005 YLE, channal Teema Helsingin Sanomat, Sept. 25th "art-ist" contemporary art magazine`s special issue on Finnish art scene, Sureyya Evren, Istanbul, Turkey 2004 Yle TV2, Artur, Sept. 21 Helsingin Sanomat, Feb. 12, ?Musta öljy? 2003 Helsingin Sanomat, Apr. 25, ?Bagdad, Detroit, Helsinki?, Yle TV2, Artur, Apr. 7 2002 Helsingin Sanomat, Jul. 13, Exhibition Review Hufvudstadbladet, May, ?Så sant? så sant!? 2001 Hufvudstadbladet, Apr. 26, Fr_n f_rtryck till livsgl_dje Lauantaivekkari, April 28, Taide studiossa Adel Abidin Work in Collection: Kiasma- Contemporary Art Museum- Helsinki Privet Collection of: Mr. Jorge Helft- Argentina Turkish KOC Foundation- Istanbul Professional Memberships: FRAME/ Finnish Fund for Art Exchange AV-ARKKI/ Distribution Center for Finnish Media Art Muu-ry/ Media Art organization International Association of Art (IAA, AIAP) Helsinki Artists Association

Hélène abram
Catalogue : 2006Reconstitution | Fiction expérimentale | dv | couleur et n&b | 9:0 | France | 2005
Hélène abram
Fiction expérimentale | dv | couleur et n&b | 9:0 | France | 2005

2 repas de famille. 10 ans d?intervalle. 500 km de distance. Entre les deux : la fuite?

Née en 1973 à Nancy, elle fait ses études à la FEMIS, où elle réalise trois courts-métrages de fiction : Violette, sélectionné par pointligneplan pour une projection organisée par le GREC et la DNAP, Réminiscence, sélectionné aux festivals d?Istanbul et de Stuttgart, et Kassel (Sans titre, 2002) diffusé sur ARTE. Puis elle a tourné un documentaire pour l?inscription de la ville du Havre au Patrimoine Mondial (Unesco 2005) et deux courtes fictions, Lettre à ma s?ur et Ta main blanche, projetées dans le cadre du festival Pocket Films (Forum des images / Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2006).

Paulo abreu
Catalogue : 2013Adormecido | Doc. expérimental | super8 | couleur et n&b | 12:30 | Portugal | 0
Paulo abreu
Doc. expérimental | super8 | couleur et n&b | 12:30 | Portugal | 0

"Asleep" is an experimental and poetic documentary , shot in Super 8, about the Capelinhos volcano in the Azorean island of Faial . Also included is some footage of the successive eruptions during 1957 and 1958.

Born in Lisbon 1964 Film/video Arts NYC 1991 Cinematographer and cameraman in several art projects and short films Director of several experimental shorts shot in Super 8

Isabel abreu, rita barbosa, pal
Catalogue : 20052ofmytime | Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 2:0 | Portugal | 2005
Isabel abreu , rita barbosa, pal
Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 2:0 | Portugal | 2005

Une machine est préparée avec un ensemble de mécaniques sophistiquées pour une analyse comportementaliste d?un animal. Les réactions de rejet de cet animal sont traduites en émissions sonores robotiques, dans une recherche constante pour un moyen de communication. Depuis que cette communication fut brisée, les deux espèces on finit par perdre le contrôle de leurs propres mouvements dans un mélange de curiosité et de panique. La machine, programmée de manière à ce qu?elle n?abandonne pas, envoie sans cesse ces ondes audios et ces flahs qui vont continuer à fatiguer la bête, ce qui pourrait être l?argument gagnant.

Isabel Abreu est née à Oporto, Portugal en 1976. Diplomée de l'Ecole d'Art de l'université catholique de Oporto (UCP) en Arts numériques, images et sons, en 2002 . En ce moment, elle travaille en tant que professeur dans l?audiovisuel et collabore à des projets d?images et de son numérique. Rita Barbosa est née à Oporto, au Portugal en 1979. Elle est diplômé en Arts numériques, images et sons (un diplôme de 5 ans) de L'Ecole d'Art de l'Université Catholique de Oporto au Portugal (UCP) en 2002.En ce moment, elle travaille en tant que professeur dans l?audiovisuel et collabore à des projets de design et de multimédia à Oporto.

abu ali & retroyou
Catalogue : 2006The Babylon Archieves | Doc. expérimental | dv | couleur et n&b | 65:0 | Espagne | 2003
abu ali & retroyou
The Babylon Archieves
Doc. expérimental | dv | couleur et n&b | 65:0 | Espagne | 2003

"THE BABYLON ARCHIVES : The Dark Side of the Empire, POST 0911" (25 minutes), est une compilation vidéo d'Abu Ali & retroyou produite par les OVNI Archives. 1999-2003. Des rencontres oubliées dans le passé, les premiers mots après l'événement. Célébration à l'huile et pellicule inconnue. "THE BABYLON ARCHIVES : The War Room" (40 minutes), est une compilation vidéo d'Abu Ali & retroyou produite par les OVNI Archives. 2005. Quand le divertissement devient entrainement. Les limites invisibles du jeu à venir, de la victoire finale.

Saed abu hmud
Catalogue : 2008Tashweesh | Doc. expérimental | dv | couleur | 4:0 | Palestine | 2007
Saed abu hmud
Doc. expérimental | dv | couleur | 4:0 | Palestine | 2007

Le Cinéma Zahran, au c?ur d?Amman, projette des films porno depuis trente-sept ans. Le réalisateur va y voir un film porno, et découvre le milieu sexuel arabe pour les hommes. Dans ce cinéma, on voit et entend plus qu?un film porno.

Abu Saed Hmud est né en 1976 à Bethléem (Palestine). Il a étudié la réalisation TV et la production audiovisuelle à l?Université Technique de Palestine. Après avoir obtenu son diplôme en 1999, il a travaillé comme caméraman et producteur, avec de nombreuses sociétés de diffusion et de production. Il a participé à la réalisation de nombreux films et ateliers d'écriture de scripts, ainsi qu?à des cours de formation organisés par le Euromed Audiovisuel Project 2, le Sundance Film Institute et la Script Factory. Son premier film documentaire « Nativity Church » (28 minutes) a été produit en 1999. En 2005, il a réalisé « Second Halftime » (21 minutes), dont la première a eu lieu au Festival de Film International Visions du Réel de Nyon (France) et qui a été sélectionné officiellement dans beaucoup d'autres grands festivals de cinéma du monde entier. En 2006, il est entré au centre télévisuel de la BBC de Londres pour une bourse d'études de trois mois, en tant que cameraman et producteur de l'émission « News Night ». Il a réalisé deux courts documentaires en Jordanie, en collaboration avec le Projet Audiovisuel Palestinien et la Commission Cinématographique Royale de Jordanie (« Distorsion », 4 minutes et « Offside », 13 minutes).

Narges abyar
Catalogue : 2009Yek rooz pas az dahomin rooz) | Documentaire | dv | couleur | 24:30 | Iran | 2008
Narges abyar
Yek rooz pas az dahomin rooz)
Documentaire | dv | couleur | 24:30 | Iran | 2008

Brief story:ý This realistic fiction is about an old man when he was alone. He fills his solitary life with a ýcamel, but camel to fall a victim to religious customs.ý ý ý Summary A camel once mauled Uncle Reza`s head and now he lives alone with his few possessions and visits from a little girl. He takes care of ýanother camel whose neck is branded with delicate sacred tattoos. Loneliness and solitude echo around him like the bell he carries to ýhis charge each morning, the story builds complex layers around this simple man as a religious festival is staged with the camel at its ýcentre. On the 10th Day of Muharram, Uncle Reza tries to reassure the camel as it is dressed in ceremonial trappings, and walks it into ýa gathering with music, historical reenactments and pilgrims. One Day After the 10th Day you may realize how much you care for this ýman and his camel.ý

Narges Abyar was born in Tehran. she studied in Persian Literature and received her B.A. in this field. So far she has devoted most of ýher time to writing, which had led to the publication of ten story and fiction books for children, young adults and also the adults. She ýhas made several short and one documentary

Dan acostioaei, florin bobu, cristina david, livia pancu
Catalogue : 2015Si eu sunt tractorist | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 7:45 | Roumanie | 2015
Dan acostioaei , florin bobu, cristina david, livia pancu
Si eu sunt tractorist
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 7:45 | Roumanie | 2015

The main character of the story is a red two dimensional model of a tractor that during all the duration of the film is travelled by the artists into a relocated landscape and than into the city of Iasi, Romania. At unforeseen moments in time, the tractor is witnessing a lunch with the artists or it has a couple encounters, more or less violent, with two monuments in the city: The Independece Statue and the Monuments for the victims of the Communism. On the sound track one can listen obsessive excerpts of the Romanian Television in 1989 live broadcasted and than taped by an anonymous. The tape was found 25 years later on the flea market and it`s sound is overlapped with sounds generated by an analogue low-fi synthesizer.

Dan Acostioaei (born 1974) lives and works in Iaşi, Romania. He is a visual artist and he holds a teaching position at University of Arts ”George Enescu” in Iaşi. Alongside a group of artists and philosophers from Iasi and felow visual artist Matei Bejenaru, Acostioaei is a founding member of Vector Association. Since 2001 this artist run institution promoted and supported the local emerging contemporary art scene and organised the Periferic Biennial in Iasi, Romania. Acostioaei`s works focus on the identity models of the Romanian society in transition and on the ideological boundaries between the economic sphere and the conditions of artistic production within former Eastern Bloc. His projects were exhibited în One Sixth of the Earth - Ecologies of Image, MUSAC, Leon, Spain (2012), Transitland: videoart in Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2010), Illuminations, Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London, U.K. (2007). The visual artist and independent curator, Florin Bobu was born in 1978 in Tecuci (Romania) and lives in Lasi (Romania). He has a degree from the Academy of Visual Art and Design (The Netherlands) and has been involved in several contemporary art events in Rotterdam, Munster and Antwerp. Cristina David (born 1979) started her artistic training at the Art Academy in Bucharest and completed her MDA at the Art Academy in Bergen. Video art is her prime choice of artistic medium. Cristina also works with photography and installations. Her often humorous texts and images are related. The stories come from day-to-day life. In her texts, she blends her personal experiences and thoughts. Cristina David has said that her stories often emerge from her impatience at the slow motion of daily life. LIVIA PANCU (born in 1980) is a curator based in Iași, România. Since 2005 she has been a member of Vector Association, and, from 2011 to 2012, its director. She is currently one of the Co-directors of, part of the international network She graduated the Curating Contemporary Art department of the Royal College of Art in 2009. In April 2012, Vertical Site (with Florin Bobu and George Doros), an ongoing project based on her PhD research (The Socialist Decorations and the Process of Thermic Rehabilitation of the Housing Blocks Facades build between 1950 and 1990 in Romania), was launched and curated by the 1+1 association. Most recently she has written for the Self-Organised Subjects anthology, Open Editions, Stine Hebert & Anne Szefer Karlsen (Eds.): The Almost Institution (2013). Her research is based on understanding the different internal mechanics of contemporary art organizations located in cities that are not governmental or financial capitals. Currently she is preoccupied on how to inherit or dissolve institutional heritage.

Ozan adam
Catalogue : 2009Zymotic amaurosis | Animation | dv | couleur | 0:54 | Turquie | 2007
Ozan adam
Zymotic amaurosis
Animation | dv | couleur | 0:54 | Turquie | 2007

Zymotic-Amaurosis: Contagious Arbitrary Blindness is a disease caused by a virus, which can capture and store visual information and memories. The film is about a fantastic journey through the book that tells the fragmented story of the remembrances, visions and dreams of a blind man who is subjected to experiments to reveal the visual data that was recorded by the micro-cameras, which were installed in the eyes of an astronaut for a secret mission. After transplanting the eyes of the astronaut to the blind man, they expect to retrieve the recordings through the dreams of the blind man but they get lost in the surreal absurdity of a complex subconscious.

Ozan Adam was born in 1976 in Ankara, Turkey. He studied art and cinema in New York, worked in film production, advertising, commercials, media, stage construction and design industries. His body of diverse artwork, which consists of text, design, illustration, painting, sculpture, animation, film, video and installation, has been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions around the world. He has been teaching film, video production and experimental cinema courses at İstanbul Bilgi University and Bahcesehir University, supervised workshops at Bilkent University, Middle Eastern Technical University, Netherlands Institute for Higher Education and Boğaziçi University. Many of his films have been selected and screened by international festivals, galleries and museums.

Catalogue : 2010Little Birdie | Animation | dv | couleur | 1:6 | Turquie | 2010
Ozan adam
Little Birdie
Animation | dv | couleur | 1:6 | Turquie | 2010

The animation is about the transformation of lines into shapes and objects then to figures and finally into a flight through space.

Ozan Adam was born in 1976 in Ankara, Turkey. He studied art and cinema in New York, worked in film production, advertising, commercials, media, stage construction and design industries. His body of diverse artwork, which consists of text, design, illustration, painting, sculpture, animation, film, video and installation, has been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions around the world. He has taught film, video production and experimental cinema courses at İstanbul Bilgi University and supervised workshops at Bilkent University, Middle Eastern Technical University, Netherlands Institute for Higher Education and Boğaziçi University. He is currently working at Bahcesehir University teaching production, documentary and video art courses. His film ?Zymotic-Amaurosis? was awarded with the Special Jury Award in the 14th International Ankara Film Festival and another film of his titled ?The Two Names of A Testimony About The Execution of A Happening and A Suitcase Full of Broken Records? was awarded as the Best Experimental Film in the 17th International Ankara Film Festival. Many of his films have been selected and screened by international festivals, galleries and museums.

Stefan adamski
Catalogue : 2011RE: | Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 3:19 | Pologne | 2011
Stefan adamski
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 3:19 | Pologne | 2011

RE: is an ironic piece based on my correspondence with popular international directors and filmmakers. It is a frustrating, perverse and unsuccessful search for ideas connected with an inscrutable film project and classic Hollywood scenes - a piece about artist`s condition and acting desires with intentionally unprofessionally made scenes.

I studied History of Art in Krakow and Acting in London. I participated in various theater/performance worksessions (i.a. with Robert Wilson, Eugenio Barba, Franko B and Ron Athey) and exhibitions in Germany, Greece, Unites States, Mexico, Austria and Russia. Since 2009 I run a private contemporary art space `Florianska22` in Krakow.

Soufiane adel
Catalogue : 2006Nuits Closes | Fiction | dv | couleur | 12:0 | Algérie | France | 2004
Soufiane adel
Nuits Closes
Fiction | dv | couleur | 12:0 | Algérie | France | 2004

23heures. Soufiane, Fayçal et leur mère Zouina, roulent de bistrot en bistrot? Ils cherchent quelqu`un dans les rues de Champigny.

1981 :Naissance en Algèrie le 22 septembre 1990 : Arrivé en France en aout à l`age de 8 ans 2001: Obtention d`un baccalauréat Arts Apliquées à Vitry-sur-Seine (94) 2001:Entrée à l`Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle ( ENSCI, Les Ateliers) (75) pour 5ans d`étude

Catalogue : 2018La lumière tombe | Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 9:23 | Algérie | France | 2018
Soufiane adel
La lumière tombe
Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 9:23 | Algérie | France | 2018

Quelque part en Banlieue, dans un futur proche. La classe ouvrière n'existe plus. Vénus se rapproche de la terre. Un homme et son fils refont le monde.

Soufiane Adel est né en 1981 en Algérie et arrive en France à 8 ans. C`est en faisant une école de design, l'ENSCI - Les Ateliers, qu'il découvre le cinéma. En 2004, il décide de filmer son père : ce sera son premier court métrage, "Nuits closes", qui débutera au festival de Clermont-Ferrand. En 2007, il réalise "Kamel s`est suicidé six fois, son père est mort" qui a été sélectionné à la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs et à l'ACID à Cannes en 2008, ainsi que dans de nombreux festivals de par le monde. En 2009, il coréalise avec Angela Terrail, "Sur la tête de Bertha Boxcar", prix du jury au festival Silhouette (montré également à Clermont, Pantin, Ciné-banlieue, Indielisboa ...) et diffusé sur Arte. En 2013, il réalise son second documentaire "Go Forth" qui aborde l`histoire de sa grand-mère algérienne, projetés dans des dizaines de festivals internationaux (Cinéma du réel, Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, Lussas, Montréal...). Son exploration de formes fictionnelles d`auto-filmage se poursuit avec "Vincent V" et "Les bonnes". En 2017, il met de nouveau en scène son père dans une fiction, "La Faim", puis dans l'essai "La lumière tombe", en 2018.

Catalogue : 2008Kamel s'est suicidé six fois, son père est mort | Fiction | | couleur | 9:0 | Algérie | France | 2007
Soufiane adel
Kamel s'est suicidé six fois, son père est mort
Fiction | | couleur | 9:0 | Algérie | France | 2007

Un soir dans la semaine, mon grand-père Tahar décède en soins palliatifs. Zouina, sa belle-fille est là. Aziz, son fils est là. Fayçal est là. Je suis là. Dieu n?est pas là ? Kamel arrive trop tard.

Diplômé de l?École Nationale Supérieure de Création industrielle de Paris, Soufiane Adel réalise des scénographies pour différentes manifestations culturelles (Les Rencontres de la Photographie d?Arles, le centre culturel Telemar à Rio de Janeiro...). Il signe parallèlement des courts métrages documentaires et de fiction qui sont montrés dans de nombreux festivals. En 2007, il est chef opérateur son d?un documentaire d?Angela Terrail.