2019 Berlin Programme
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Aug. 22

Haus der Kulturen der Welt | Audifoyer
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin / Subway: S5, S7, S9, S75, Hauptbahnhof station
Free entry

Get together

We invite you to come for a coffee and listen to the invited artists who will discuss their work, research and ongoing projects with the Rencontres Internationales programming team. This is an informal and ideal opportunity to address the work of the artists in the programme before the screening.

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Aug. 22

Haus der Kulturen der Welt | Vortragssaal
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin / Subway: S5, S7, S9, S75, Hauptbahnhof station
Free entry

"Color Portrait"

In the presence of Marco Fontichiari, Paul Heintz and Ivan Argote.

Matt jenkins: Helen Frankenthaller Radial Glow | Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 3:36 | USA | 2015 see more
Vivian ostrovsky: Hiatus | Doc. expérimental | hdv | noir et blanc | 6:20 | USA | 2018 see more
Vincent guilbert: Gestures | Documentaire | hdv | couleur et n&b | 31:0 | 0 | 2017 see more
Shelly silver: This Film | Film expérimental | 16mm | noir et blanc | 6:53 | Allemagne | 2018 see more
Marco fontichiari: Primal | Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 7:50 | Italie | 2017 see more
Paul heintz: Foyers | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 18:0 | France | 2018 see more
Dietmar brehm: Inside - The Color Version | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:0 | Autriche | 2017 see more
Ivan argote: Reddishblue Memories | Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 11:52 | France | 2017 see more
Matt jenkins
Helen Frankenthaller Radial Glow
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 3:36 | USA | 2015

Akira Kurosawa said that "to be an artist means to never avert one`s eyes." Akira Kurosawa said that "to be an artist means to never avert one's eyes." This work was created as a teaching tool to inspire students in studio art courses that combine painting discourse with video art.

I am an Associate Professor of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I teach courses such as performance art, socially engaged art, video art, environmental art, and internet art.

Vivian ostrovsky
Doc. expérimental | hdv | noir et blanc | 6:20 | USA | 2018

Introspective et solitaire, Claire Lispector (1920-1977), écrivaine Ukrainienne et Brésilienne, est le personnage de ce film construit à partir d`une interview que la télévision n`a diffusée qu`aprés sa mort. Ce qu`elle disait en 1977 reste totalement pertinent et parle fort à tous ceux qui, comme moi, se sentent de plusieurs mondes.

Cinéaste née à New York en 1945, Vivian Ostrovsky passe son enfance à Rio de Janeiro puis poursuit des études supérieures à Paris en psychologie ainsi qu’en cinéma. Elle co-fonde dans les années 1970 Ciné-Femmes, organisme dédié à la diffusion de films de femmes. Depuis 1980, Vivian Ostrovsky a réalisé plus de vingt films, la plupart tournés en Super 8, qui incluent souvent du found footage, des extraits de fictions, de documentaires, ou de home movies. Ses films exploitent le thême du déplacement et se situent, d’aprés Yann Beauvais, entre le "film journal" et le "film collage". Elle travaille également à la programmation du cinéma d’auteur et d’avant-garde du festival de film de Jérusalem. Son travail a connu de nombreuses rétrospectives et expositions dans les musées et les festivals à travers le monde ; à la fois pour ses films et ses « films-installations ».

Vincent guilbert
Documentaire | hdv | couleur et n&b | 31:0 | 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.

Shelly silver
This Film
Film expérimental | 16mm | noir et blanc | 6:53 | Allemagne | 2018

Filming is alchemy; preserving, seeing, devouring, cutting. Chopping the flow of images with a push of a button. It privileges a solitary unseen protagonist, choosing this over that and then that, it eats anything, not everything. The world hacked into fragments, jumps, frames. Kidnapped buildings gestures people animals happening now, again now, again now. The displacement of what was once to what is now seen carries the odor of end, regardless of the incessant movement of one frame to the next, a machine forcing the celluloid frames forced to run, jump, trip, turning it all into a sad slapstick -- slapstick also embodies heartbreak. A meeting with an old friend, possibly for the last time. [Or] a throwback to a kind of film I never made. But if I did, it would be a noisy film with silence.

Shelly Silver is a New York based artist working with the still and moving image. Her work explores contested territories between public and private, narrative and documentary, and--increasingly in recent years--the watcher and the watched. She has exhibited worldwide, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Modern, Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Yokohama Museum, the London ICA, and the London, the Singapore, New York, Moscow, and Berlin Film Festivals. Silver has received fellowships and grants from organizations such as the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, NYSCA, NYFA, the Jerome Foundation, the Japan Foundation and Anonymous was a Woman. Her films have been broadcast by BBC/England, PBS/USA, Arte/Germany, France, Planete/Europe, RTE/Ireland, SWR/Germany, and Atenor/Spain, among others, and she has been a fellow at the DAAD Artists Program in Berlin, the Japan/US Artist Program in Tokyo, Cité des Arts in Paris, and at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Silver is Associate Professor and Director of Moving Image, Visual Arts Program, School of the Arts, Columbia University.

Marco fontichiari
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.

Paul heintz
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.

Dietmar brehm
Inside - The Color Version
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:0 | Autriche | 2017

It hisses, it blinks. A virtual, two-dimensional anaglyph flickers in red and green, unfolding a visual space true to the Brehmian aesthetic. Concentratedly condensed collisions occur between everyday life and the world, being and performing, symbols and icons. A human skull, human bodies, Castle Grafenegg as an architectonic stand-in for the uncanny … Sex and crime, art and pop culture flicker at pixilated speed – the stuff of dreams – most penetrating however brief. The mundane alternates with the fetish, glimpsed in the blink of an eye, intersected by a long drag on a Chesterfield cigarette while the full-bodied, tube-amped slow-motion reverb sound of a guitar swings in the background.

Dietmar BREHM Born in 1947 in Linz. 1967-72 studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts/Linz professor at the Academy in Linz. Since 1973 teaches at the Academy in Linz. Drawing + painting, experimental films and photography. Numerous filmscreenings and exhibitions at home and abroad, various awards for his work.

Ivan argote
Reddishblue Memories
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 11:52 | France | 2017

Reddishblue Memories by Iván Argote, uses the artist’s affective memories as part of an ongoing project of research and speculation based on a rumor associated with the history of George Eastman’s Kodak company, and its switch from Kodachrome to Ektachrome. This was allegedly done for ideological reasons : in the late 1960’s they realized that Kodachrome pictures turned reddish with time, and in the context of Cold War decided that the United States’ archives could not end up with the enemy’s color, and so developed the Ektachrome process, in which pictures eventually turn blue. The film, which was made in Ukraine as part of an art exhibition, is narrated simultaneously in Ukrainian by Oxana Shachko founder of Femen, and in Spanish by Ivan Argote himself. In the film, many issues concerning the relationship in between colors and politics raise, as orange revolution, white and black armies, purple and red revolutions in South America.

Iván Argote (Bogotá, 1983, lives in Paris) works explore the relationship in between history, politics and the construction of our own subjectivities. His films, sculptures, videos, collages, and public space installations temps to generate questions about how we relate to the others, to the state, to patrimony and traditions. His works are critics, sometimes anti-establishment, and deal with the idea of bringing affects to the politics, and politics to the affects with a strong and tender tone.

Matt Jenkins juxtaposes video footage and discussions about painting from bits of an interview with the artist Helen Frankenthaller. Vivian Ostrovsky reworks an interview with the Brazilian writer Claire Lispector, where she evokes the feeling of belonging to several worlds. Vincent Guilbert films an encounter with the American musician Loren Connors. There is a focus on particular moments, gestures and beat. Shelly Silver presents a fragmented world comprising burlesque as well as nostalgic memories and goodbyes. Marco Fontichiari documents crossing 2668 miles of the United States by foot. Multi-layered souvenirs that were experienced or collected create a new fiction. Paul Heintz examines the solitary drifting of a pyromaniac. Through the witnessed or imagined secrets he confides, an unconscious relationship with fire takes shape. Dietmar Brehm condenses images of everyday life and the world, with symbols and icons, like occurrences perceived in a blink of an eye. Ivan Argote discusses with one of the founders of the Femen movement. Relationships between colour and politics are addressed looking at Kodak and its use of colour in the 1960s.


Aug. 22

Haus der Kulturen der Welt | Vortragssaal
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin / Subway: S5, S7, S9, S75, Hauptbahnhof station
Free entry


In the presence of Claire Meekel, Alcaeus Spyrou and Daniel Kötter.

Riley pam-grant, Abi Meekel, Claire Meekel: Tomato Sauce Takeaway | Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 4:13 | 0 | 2018 see more
Zachary epcar: Life After Love | Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 8:25 | USA | 2018 see more
Alcaeus spyrou: Anina | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 19:51 | Royaume-Uni | 2017 see more
Christian barani: Dans la fumée d'une peau | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 12:30 | Afrique du sud | 2018 see more
Daniel kÖtter: Chinafrika.mobile | Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 38:20 | Congo (RDC) / Nigeria | 2017 see more
Riley pam-grant, Abi Meekel, Claire Meekel
Tomato Sauce Takeaway
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur | 4:13 | 0 | 2018

Tomato Sauce Takeaway is a four minute short film, shot in Johannesburg, South Africa. The film documents the final evening routines of a few urban life forms in Johannesburg city. It does so in a way that is observational, introspective and personal given our own relations to space, routines and urban loneliness. The mundanity of these acts highlights an absurdity in the city life routines we take for granted. The people and the city itself become characters in a narrative of the last things we do before retreating to residential respite.

Terrace House is a Johannesburg based artist collaboration between Abi Meekel, Riley Pam-Grant and Claire Meekel that began in early 2017 with an immersive video and sound installation titled "The Blue Exhibition". They predominantly but not exclusively work in video, light and sound installations. Since the collaboration's inception, Terrace House has exhibited "The Blue Exhibition" twice in Johannesburg, with the first iteration at a trendsetting club and exhibition space called Glory, and then again at the Fak'ugesi African Innovation Festival. In January 2018, Terrace House exhibited "The Blue Exhibition" in a solo show at Gallery MOMO Cape Town. Their most recent video and sound installation titled "Monument" was also shown at Gallery MOMO Cape Town in July 2018 as part of the gallery's forth annual video exhibition, Transmissions, and again in Johannesburg where they were invited to show "Monument" in launching the 99 Juta design showrooms space situated in Braamfontein, which is the cultural melting pot of Johannesburg. The short film, Tomato Sauce Takeaway, was filmed in 2018 and has not been screened as of yet.

Zachary epcar
Life After Love
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 8:25 | USA | 2018

A shifting in the light of the lot, where parked cars become containers for a collective estrangement.

Zachary Epcar (b. 1987, San Francisco) has screened at the New York Film Festival - Projections, Pacific Film Archive, Ann Arbor Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque's Crossroads, Images Festival, Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin, the Rotterdam, Edinburgh, San Francisco International Film Festivals, and elsewhere. He studied at Bard College and is a current MFA candidate in the Film, Video, Animation, & New Genres program at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Alcaeus spyrou
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 19:51 | Royaume-Uni | 2017

A container ship is not an inanimate object. The ship that travels thousands of miles on the high seas is full of life, stories, tragedy and hope. The harbours reached, the industrial landscape one encounters, the cargo that floats in an endless ocean. Anina is a psycho-geographic film-essay, documenting the ethnographic tendencies of the industrial landscape and its malevolent stature over the individual. The shipping industry’s ever-shifting landscape, affecting even this interaction you are having with this text, crafts its own mythology.

Alcaeus Spyrou (b.1991, Elbasan, Albania) is a visual artist working with the cinematic image. He was born on the day the fall of the Hoxha dictatorship in Albania. The conflict that ensued, forced his family to seek refuge in Athens, Greece. The frequent displacement and oscillation between the two topographies, would focus Alcaeus’s gaze towards the shifting landscape of migration. In his practice, Alcaeus utilizes a psychoanalytical scope on cinema to deconstruct the inter-dependent nature of the medium. Through this process, he searches for new dialects of the cinematic language. By combining the two antithetical genres of fiction and non-fiction he establishes connections with the alienated environment. He informs the mythologies of contemporary migration that reveal collective trauma as the substance of our intricate relations to the other.

Christian barani
Dans la fumée d'une peau
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 12:30 | Afrique du sud | 2018

Daniel kÖtter
Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 38:20 | Congo (RDC) | 2017

The documentary Chinafrika.mobile is tracking the life cycle of a mobile phone. From its birth in the mines in the Kolwezi, DR Congo, to its manufacturing in Chinese factories in the Pearl River Delta to its use and death in the markets and recycling dumps in Lagos, Nigeria, the mobile phone camera sends images of its global journey to the viewer`s mobile phone display. It was filmed by miners, factory employees, dealers and electronic scrap collectors at the original locations in Congo, China and Nigeria. Four short documentary films show the work on the device that shapes our everyday life. China and Africa act as driving forces for the economic, political and cultural future of globalization and the mobile phone is their important link. Since 2013 Jochen Becker and Daniel Kötter have done research on cultural effects of the economic and political connections between China and the African continent.

Daniel Kötter ist ein international tätiger Filmemacher und Musiktheater-Regisseur. Seine Arbeiten changieren zwischen verschiedenen medialen und institutionellen Kontexten und verbinden Techniken des strukturalistischen Experimentalfilms mit performativen und dokumentarischen Elementen. Sie wurden weltweit auf zahlreichen Film- und Videokunstfestivals, in Galerien, Theatern und Konzerthäusern gezeigt. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen die experimentellen Videokonzertperformances Falsche Freizeit (2010), Freizeitspektakel (2010), 'konomien des Handelns 1-3: KREDIT, RECHT, LIEBE (2013-16, alle mit Hannes Seidl), die Mehrkanal-Trilogie Arbeit und Freizeit (2009-2011) sowie die Film-, Performance- und Diskursreihe state-theatre über die Bedingungen des Performativen in den Städten Lagos, Teheran, Berlin, Detroit, Beirut, Mönchengladbach (2009-2014 mit Constanze Fischbeck). Seine umfangreiche Film- und Textarbeit KATALOG (2013) entstand in 13 Ländern rund um das Mittelmeer mit einem besonderen Interesse an Praktiken des Raums. Visuelle Recherchen führen ihn immer wieder auf den afrikanischen Kontinent sowie in den Mittleren Osten. 2014-18 arbeitete er u.a. mit dem Kurator Jochen Becker (metroZones) an dem Recherche-, Ausstellungs- und Filmprojekt CHINAFRIKA. Under Construction. Sein Film "Hashti Tehran" (2017, HD, 60") gewann u.a. den Sonderpreis des Deutschen Kurzfilmpreises.

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Riley Pam-Grant, Abi Meekel and Claire Meekel film evening routines in Johannesburg, before going home, providing an introspective vision of individuals in a large city. Zachary Epcar captures moments of solitude, in the middle of traffic jams that are like temporary social complexes. Alcaeus Spyrou examines the contours and movement of a freighter with its containers, and portrays the shifting landscapes of migration. Christian Barani films men working at the edge of a large city. Daniel Kötter retraces the lifecycle of mobile phones, from mines in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to their assembly in factories in China, to landfills in Lagos, Nigeria where their components are recycled.


Aug. 22

Haus der Kulturen der Welt | Vortragssaal
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin / Subway: S5, S7, S9, S75, Hauptbahnhof station
Free entry

"And What the Summer Says"

In the presence of Miryam Charles, Mate Ugrin and Birgit Ludwig.

Miryam charles: Une forteresse | Fiction expérimentale | 16mm | couleur | 7:0 | 0 | 2018 see more
Charlotte zhang: The Lining | Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 21:5 | USA | 2018 see more
Mate ugrin: Meanwhile | Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 17:55 | Croatie | 2017 see more
Birgit ludwig: The Partition | Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 21:21 | Royaume-Uni | 2018 see more
Payal kapadia: And What is the Summer Saying | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 23:0 | 0 | 2018 see more
Miryam charles
Une forteresse
Fiction expérimentale | 16mm | couleur | 7:0 | 0 | 2018

Aprés la mort de leur fille adoptive, un couple se rend en Haîti afin de retrouver les membres de sa famille. Sur place, ils font la connaissance d`un spécialiste de l`ADN qui posséderait le pouvoir de résurrection.

Formé en cinéma à l'Université Concordia, Miryam Charles a produit et photographié les courts métrages,Danger of death, La boutique de forge, Full Love, Feu de Bengale et les longs métrages Le pays des âmes et Nouvelles, Nouvelles. Elle est la réalisatrice de Vole, vole tristesse, Vers les colonies, Une forteresse et Trois Atlas.

Charlotte zhang
The Lining
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 21:5 | USA | 2018

An experimental portrait of love and quiet sadness in the corners of Los Angeles. Zhang`s non-linear editing creates an intimate and poetic representation that flows in and out of narrative and documentarian conventions.

Charlotte Zhang (b. 1999) is a filmmaker and occasional writer from Vancouver Island, currently studying Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts.

Mate ugrin
Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 17:55 | Croatie | 2017

It's summer and the streets are almost empty in a small town. People gather at the public swimming pool. Two close friends are saying goodbye.

Mate Ugrin (born 1986 in Pula, Croatia) graduated in Filmmaking from the Academy of Arts (Belgrade, Serbia) in 2012. He holds a Master of Arts from the University of Fine Arts Hamburg (Hochschule fur bildende Kunste Hamburg). He is currently finishing the "Meisterschuler" program at the Berlin University of the Arts (Universitat der Kunste Berlin). He directed several shorts, among which Recent Places (2016) and Meanwhile (2017) which was premiered at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival and won the German FIRST STEPS Award.

Birgit ludwig
The Partition
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 21:21 | Royaume-Uni | 2018

Blake awakes from a comatic episode for which there doesn't seem to be any explanation. Set in London, the film interweaves his and other characters' discontinued journeys marked by peculiar moments and encounters. At once sober and enigmatic, "The Partition" reflects on singularity, alienation and intangible windows in the wider context of a shifting techno-capitalist environment.

Birgit Ludwig (b. Luxembourg) is a filmmaker and artist based in London. Her films take the form of unconventional dramas or documentaries, interweaving realism and a poetic uncanny. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins School of Art (BA Fine Art/Phoebe Llewellin Smith Scholarship Award) and Kingston University (MA Experimental Film).

Payal kapadia
And What is the Summer Saying
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 23:0 | 0 | 2018

Namdeo has learnt to live off the forest from his father. He stares at the treetops, searching for honey. The wind blows and afternoon descends on the small village by the jungle. Women of the village, whisper little secrets of their lost loves. Never seen, and only heard. A strange smoke emits from the ground, like a dream of a time gone by.

Payal Kapadia is a Mumbai based filmmaker and artist. She studied Film Direction at the Film & Television Institute of India. Her work deals with that which is not easily visible, hidden somewhere in the folds of memory and dreams. It is between minor, ephemeral feminine gestures where she tries to find the truth that makes up her practice. Her much acclaimed short film Afternoon Clouds was India’s sole official selection in Cannes film Festival, 2017. This year, her experimental short And what was the Summer Saying had its world premiere at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival (2018). It also received the prestigious Special Jury Prize at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (2018). Kapadia’s experimental short The Last Mango Before Monsoon was premiered at Oberhausen International Film Festival (2015), where she was awarded FIPRESCI award and Special Jury Prize. The film got her acclaims around the world including awards like Best Film and Best Editing at Mumbai International Film Festival (2016), Toto Award for Young Indian Artist, and Special Mention at Filmadrid.

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Miryam Charles outlines the pursuit of a couple going to Haiti to find the family of their adopted daughter. Charlotte Zhang produces a non-linear portrait evading narrative. Mate Ugrin films the empty streets of a small Croatian town in summer: people hanging out around a swimming pool, two friends saying goodbye. Birgit Ludwig follows the discontinuous journey of a man in the streets of London, marked by meetings and specific moments. He has just come out of an unexplained coma. The city seems to reflect both the uniqueness and the alienation of individuals. Payal Kapadia films a child who has to learn to live off the forest in a jungle village. He scours the tops of the trees looking for honey. The village women whisper secrets about their lost loves, strange smoke rises from the ground like the fantasy of a bygone era.


Aug. 22

Haus der Kulturen der Welt | Vortragssaal
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin / Subway: S5, S7, S9, S75, Hauptbahnhof station
Free entry

"Language Machine"

In the presence of Bjørn Erik Haugen, Guillaule Aubry, Giorgio Orbi, Charlie Tweed, Tobias Yves Zintel and Paula Muhr.

Bjørn Erik haugen: The Pen is Mightier Than the Word | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:6 | Norvège | 2017 see more
Guillaume aubry: The Gull Chewing Gum | Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 10:0 | 0 | 2017 see more
Charlie tweed: Oporavak | Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 4:40 | 0 | 2016 see more
Tobias Yves zintel: Breed and Educate | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 10:46 | Allemagne | 2018 see more
Paula muhr: Test-imony | Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 5:5 | Allemagne | 2018 see more
Anna Ådahl: Di-Simulated Crowds | Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur et n&b | 13:0 | Suède | 2018 see more
Ross meckfessel: The Air of the Earth in Your Lungs | Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 11:0 | USA / Japan | 2018 see more
Giorgio orbi: INTHEMOUNTAINS | Documentaire | 4k | couleur | 26:26 | Italie | 2018 see more
Bjørn Erik haugen
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.

Guillaume aubry
The Gull Chewing Gum
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 10:0 | 0 | 2017

"The gull chewing gum" est un film qui propose la réactivation d`un principe cinématographique mis en place par l`artiste et réalisateur d`avant-garde anglais John Smith (né en 1952 à Walthamstow) et en particulier de son film "The girl chewing gum" (1976). Dans ce film qui montre l`activité d`un carrefour de Londres (traffic routier, passants...), l`artiste annonce en voix off l`ensemble des évènements quelques secondes avant qu`ils ne se passent, transformant ce carrefour banal en un grand set de cinéma hollywoodien. "The gull chewing gum" reprend un principe similaire, appliqué Ã une plage de granit rose située en Normandie, les mouettes, les cormorans, les poissons, les vagues... deviennent les acteurs principaux du paysage.

Guillaume AUBRY est architecte DPLG et artiste plasticien (post-diplôme de recherche La Seine des Beaux-Arts de Paris). Il est aujourd'hui artiste-chercheur du programme doctoral Radian. Sa thèse porte sur la pyromanie latente que cache notre plaisir collectif et "coupable" pour les couchers de soleil. Il est parallèlement PEA Professeur d'Enseignement Artistique, responsable du pôle Objet, espace, matériaux à l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Brieuc.

Charlie tweed
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 4:40 | 0 | 2016

Oporovak proposes a methodology for what it calls ‘information recovery and the solving of â integrity problems. Taking its inspiration from data recovery solutions and the language of achieving complete visibility via forms of HD technology and big data the film is part alternative software training video and part the voice of a subversive hybrid machine. It takes the intent of information restoration into a new context with its apparent ability to manipulate all sorts of digital and non-digital materials via its sentient interface and performative actions which apparently can operate at molecular level. The film utilises the voice of an unreliable narrator who acts to draw the viewer in and raise their awareness of inbuilt human desires for clarity and visibility and the desire to develop new forms of technology that can manipulate all sorts of digital and physical materials. The final section of the film looks towards a `sensing mechanism` that has the functionality to manipulate and alter any type of visual material at its source and the capability of connecting with and manipulating the subconscious of its viewers.

Charlie Tweed is an artist and academic based in Bristol, UK. He has a PhD in art practice (Kingston University) and an MFA in art practice (Goldsmiths College). His video, text and performance based works interrogate the affective qualities of digital technologies and their use in the control and management of populations and environments. He employ strategies of re-appropriation and speculative fiction, often taking on personas of anonymous collectives and hybrid machines, to outline subversive plans for enhancing and escaping control mechanisms and renegotiating relations between human and non human.

Tobias Yves zintel
Breed and Educate
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 10:46 | Allemagne | 2018

Tobias Yves Zintel greift in seinen filmischen und performativen Arbeiten auf Methoden und Mittel des Experimentalfilms, der Theaterinszenierung, der Musikproduktion und -aufführung sowie der Installationskunst zurück. Die so entstehenden Montagen beschreiben bewusst eine Grenzüberschreitung zwischen Fakt und Fiktion, zwischen Dokument und Fragment. Das zugrunde liegende Material rekurriert dabei stets auf Aspekte der Kunst- und Filmgeschichte, Philosophie und Naturwissenschaft wie auch der Alltags- und Popkultur. Bei den Arbeiten stehen Fragen der Subjektkonstitution im Zentrum – präziser: Die Handlungsweisen und Rituale sowie die Wissens- und Glaubenssysteme, welche den Prozess der Subjektwerdung begleiten.

Paula muhr
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 5:5 | Allemagne | 2018

The starting point of the work is a sound recording of an interview with a woman suffering from recurring spells of dissociative memory loss that arose in response to a repressed trauma. It appears that her body developed a coping strategy in response to the trauma that consisted of blocking her short-term memory of events that reminded her of the initial event. In the video, the fragments from the original soundtrack are juxtaposed with aural noise and with visual material that references current psychological research into post-traumatic stress disorder as well as theories of defense mechanisms related to basic emotions. The monochromatic colours that shift throughout the video are punctuated by short-duration images of slightly blurred and apparently mutually unrelated objects and gestures. These images symbolically reinterpret the visual material used in current research to uncover the nature of intrusive memories and the various objects that can trigger them. It appears that the potential threat lurks in anything that perceptually resembles an object unconsciously associated with the initial trauma. In a highly intuitive way, the video charts how the interviewee gradually comes to term with her trauma-induced memory loss.

Paula Muhr (1977, Serbia) is a visual artist and researcher based in Berlin, Germany. She studied photography and comparative literature in Belgrade (Serbia) and received her master’s degree from the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of Art History and Visual Studies of the Humboldt University in Berlin. Through her research-based artistic practice, Muhr examines socio-cultural strategies of constructing sexuality, gender, desire, and normality. Her work has been shown internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka (Croatia), Fotogalerie Wien (Vienna, Austria), Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig (Germany), Fotogalleriet Format (Malmö, Sweden), Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes (Tenerife, Spain), Centre national de l’audiovisuel (Luxembourg), MAMAC (Liege, Belgium), Einstein Forum (Potsdam, Germany) and the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute (China). She received the Sittcomm Award for Central European Photography (Slovakia), the FEX Award for Experimental Photography (Dortmund, Germany) and was shortlisted for the Haus am Kleistpark Art Award (Berlin, Germany). She received grants by Pro Helvetia, ifa (Institute for Foreign Relations, Germany), as well as residencies at the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (Luxembourg), Shenzhen Fine Art Institute (China) and the City of Salzburg (Austria).

Anna Ådahl
Di-Simulated Crowds
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur et n&b | 13:0 | Suède | 2018

"to conceal what one is, rather than to pretend to be what one is not" Film in triptych format with common soundtrack. Three channelled video. 13 mins. The film focuses on the vocabulary, tools and human representation in the various types of software that is used for modelling and tracking crowd behaviour. Featured in the film are examples from online crowd simulation tutorials: coordinated swarms, mass body crushes, campsites and religious gatherings such as the Hajj in Mecca. These examples are juxtaposed with newly shot scenes of gestures and postures drawn from the simulated crowd agent, the default character, pre-programed behaviour re-enacted by dancers and images from human tracking devices and. images from human tracking devices and The voice-over interlaces the information and the instructions from the software tutorials generated by a speechedit software/robot voice, with the artist's own voice and thoughts. The film addresses the aesthetics and politics of these softwares and tracking system where these digital tools used for monitoring today´s crowd flows and behaviour are becoming increasingly political while facing ethical dilemmas. Sheding new light on the digitisation and simulations of crowds, their interconnected technologies and their inherent potentiality to predict and model our future collective behaviour. This film is part of my ongoing research, practice-based PhD at the Royal College of Art in London, Prediciting Crowds. The aesthetics and politics of digitized and simulated crowds.

Anna Adahl is a visual artist and researcher working in various mediums such as film, installations, performance and collage. She uses the tools of assemblage and montage where found footage meets newly shot images and where ready-mades are used as props in spatial narratives. In 2015 she started her practice-led PhD adressing the aesthetics and politics of digitized and simulated crowds. Over the past decade the notion and politics of crowds has been central in Anna Adahl's artistic practice. In numerous works she has been observing and examining the relationship between the individual and the mass as well as the language of the body in relation to the psychological, physical or political space that surrounds it. Within her current practice based research her focus has turned towards the conditions, the aesthetics and the politics of contemporary crowds, operating in a new computational realm. Her work has been presented and exhibited internationally including: Marabouparken Art Gallery, Stockholm (2018); Moderna Muséet, Stockolm (2018); Festival des Cinémas Differents et Experimentaux de Paris (2018); Nanjing International Art Festival, China (2017), Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2016); Lofoten International Arts Festival, Norway (2015); CCA Derry-Londonderry, Northern-Ireland, UK (2015); FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France (2013).

Ross meckfessel
The Air of the Earth in Your Lungs
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 11:0 | USA | 2018

Drones and GoPros survey the land while users roam digital forests, oceans, and lakes. Those clouds look compressed. That tree looks pixelated. A landscape film for the 21st century.

Ross Meckfessel is an artist and filmmaker who works primarily in Super 8 and 16mm film. His films often emphasize materiality and poetic structures while depicting the condition of modern life through apocalyptic obsession, contemporary ennui, and the technological landscape. His work has screened internationally and throughout the United States including Projections at the New York Film Festival, Wavelengths at Toronto International Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque's CROSSROADS Film Festival, Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Antimatter [Media Art], Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, and The Artifact Small Format Film Festival where he was awarded best 16mm film.

Giorgio orbi
Documentaire | 4k | couleur | 26:26 | Italie | 2018

“Mountains look so beautiful that once you start looking at them you can’t stop. A glance lasts only a moment but it takes part of a whole metamorphosis” INTHEMOUNTAINS ponders over the role of the artist and the evolutionary dialogue with the mountain and its landscape; an essential role that welcomes the transformations of the contemporary mountain through the collective memory of underground dance music. Monte Pelmo is the starting point of the artist's journey of research. It was climbed by the first President of the London Alpine Club John Ball and witnessed the birth of alpinism in the Dolomites. The structure of the documentary has been progressively built through the vocal contributions of an on-air radio program over one year of broadcast on Radio Cortina, where Orbi invited guests in conversations about the landscape. Among many and different radio contributors, an artist Luigi Ontani, an astrologer Marco Pesatori, an editor Valerio Mannucci, an alpinist Pietro dal Prà and an architect Antonio de Rossi were selected by Orbi to feature as main characters in the documentary. The title of the project comes from “What the Thunder Said” the fifth section of The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot.

Giorgio Orbi (1977) is an Italian artist born in Rome. Before beginning to regularly exhibit his work in art spaces, he took part in the Italian underground music and art creative scene of the nineties. He is a writer, musician, filmmaker, photographer, visual artist and alpinist. In his work, Orbi has often related, through different media, with the concept of the mountain as both a natural and cultural “presence”.

Bjørn Erik Haugen reflects on the creation of new knowledge generated by combining the dissemination of scientific research with artificial intelligence devices that will compile and network this data. Guillaume Aubry proposes the revival of a cinematic device adopted by John Smith in his 1976 film ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’. A beach becomes a huge Hollywood film set. Charlie Tweed outlines a methodology for data recovery via a subversive hybrid machine that alters and manipulates it, used as educational software. The flip side to human desire for clarity and visibility is manipulation of the subconscious. Tobias Yves Zintel follows young teenagers in a collaborative performance. He examines the concepts of control and achieving independence in the education system. Questions surrounding learning in a mechanical, established and reproducible manner resuming systems used by the Prussian military academy in the 18th century. Paula Muhr focuses on the phenomena of post-traumatic stress. The soundtrack is the recording of the voice of a woman struggling with her memory; images appear, memories, potential reminders of the trauma. Anna Ådahl reflects upon the aesthetics and political implications of crowd modelling and simulation software, conceptualising our collective behaviour in the future. Ross Meckfessel offers a new 21st century version of the landscape film. In Dolomites, Giorgio Orbi sees the mountain as a natural and cultural presence, aspects of personal experiences as well as collective memory.

    August 20-25, 2019
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