Catalogue 2020
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Philippe-aubert GAUTHIER, Tanya St-Pierre
Intertypes
philippe-aubert gauthier , Tanya St-Pierre
Intertypes
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 20:0 | Canada | 2019

Fiction reposant sur des progrès scientifiques et techniques obtenus dans un passé plus ou moins lointain, dans un passé fictif, dans un univers parallèle au nôtre, un univers possédant ses propres dimensions d?espace et de temps et, où l'avenir promet toujours des progrès techniques. Futur, l'impression existe-t-elle encore? Cessera-t-elle un jour? Pourtant, plaques d’impression courbes, mises en pâte, autres défauts et noir de fumée habitent et forment toujours nos cultures, subtilement. Galaxie d'artefacts historiques imprimés, résidus de scénarios et organisations passés. Sorte d’encodage historique imbriquant cultures et technologies, des indices laissés aux historiens qui décodent. Maintenant, qu'est-ce que cette impression en trois dimensions. Qu'est-ce qu'elle nous dit, quel est son message? Pourquoi emprunte-t-elle le déguisement ou le marketing de l'impression? Nous promettant un futur digne des science-fictions et d’une fabrication instannée voire, magique, est-elle, cette impression 3D, si lisse et si parfaite? Avec Intertypes, nous lisons l'impression 3D dans la ligne historique et culturelle de l'impression. Intertypes : entre les types, entre des époques, il reste une trame. Solidifier des encres et des chimies, la fumée et ses poussières. Intertypes : projection ou installation vidéo. Soutien du CALQ, partenariat avec la Galerie d'art Foreman et la Société d'histoire de Sherbrooke.

La pratique artistique de Philippe-Aubert Gauthier est conséquente de ses profils : artiste sonore et numérique, musicien, ingénieur, M.Sc., docteur en acoustique et professeur à l’École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’UQAM. Le cœur de sa démarche artistique est basé sur l’interaction des arts, des cultures, des sciences et des technologies. Ces champs de connaissances sont utilisés pour le développement de pièces artistiques et musicales qui abordent les constructions sociales des technologies et des cultures liées aux technologies. Gauthier explore aussi la composition et l’improvisation sonores par l’usage de la synthèse modulaire comme un espace de jeu pour la création de systèmes génératifs rudimentaires et bruyants. Tanya St-Pierre est artiste en arts visuels, sonores et numériques. En explorant les relations possibles entre les arts visuels ou numériques et la narration, elle transforme divers systèmes d'altération de la narration en propositions poétiques et conceptuelles. Propositions qui, s?inscrivant dans un schéma plus général, déjouent et questionnent les notions de représentation et d’artefacts culturels. On trouve dans ses œuvres des traces déchirées de narrations et de fictions. Depuis 2003, leurs démarches se rencontrent dans des projets collaboratifs.

Ines Christine GEISSER, Kirsten Carina Geißer
Dürrenwaid 8
ines christine geisser , Kirsten Carina Geißer
Dürrenwaid 8
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 6:50 | Allemagne | 0 | 2018

A house, a garden, a stream. The beehive on the hillside, the shack, the wooden hut and the shed. Inbetween we find memories, stories and observations. The past, the present and the future.

Ines Christine Geißer and Kirsten Carina Geißer are sisters, born and raised in the franconian forest and working together since 2009. Ines Christine Geißer was born 1982 in Naila, Germany. She studied comic and animation at the School of Art and Design Kassel and graduated in animation in 2013. She then became a master student of Prof. Martina Bramkamp and lives and works in Kassel, Germany. Kirsten Carina Geißer was born 1986 in Naila, Germany. She studied fine arts at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle/Saale and graduated in 2015 recieving a fine arts diploma. She lives and works in Dürrenwaid, Germany.

Alex GERBAULET, Mirko Winkel, Tim Schramm
Die Schläferin
alex gerbaulet , Mirko Winkel, Tim Schramm
Die Schläferin
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 16:30 | Allemagne | 2018

Two newspaper articles, ten years apart, two different women, the same wording. In 2001 Göttinger Zeitung wrote that Margit (69) had lived a secluded life as an inconspicuous woman. In 2011 Hamburger Abendblatt stated that Irina (65) had lived in seclusion, a non-descript woman. Up to the moment of their appearance between these newspaper lines, both women were invisible, forcefully concealed by their roles as wives and homemakers. Only for a brief moment did they claim visibility. Through acts of violence. THE SLEEPER revolves around the time before these acts took place. The short film reconstructs and imagines the stories of these two women who were extrinsically determined throughout their lives, struggling to express themselves in vain until the only way for them to end the spiral of every-day violence was to resort to violence themselves. The cinematic narrative, too, oscillates between documentation and fiction. An apartment with a humming fridge, a pot steaming on the stove, a table set for a meal, a running TV, serves as its key element. These every-day scenes, translated into animated still lives in the film, suggest that something is about to happen or just took place. The character of the homemaker seems omnipresent though she never appears on the scene, just as the actual protagonists Margit and Irina remain invisible. This intimate play, which reminds of a visitation, is contrasted by tranquil exterior shots of urban landscapes and houses. Day in and day out domestic dramas take place behind these facades, never making themselves known to the outside.

Alex Gerbaulet is an artist,filmmaker and curator, based in Berlin. Since 2014 she works as an author and producer for pong film Berlin. Her films are a.o. SHIFT (2015), DEPTH OF FIELD (2017, with Mareike Bernien), THE SLEEPER (2018). Mirko Winkel was born in the former GDR and lives in Berlin. He studied visual art, performance art and choreography. The spectrum of his research and context sensitive work includes performances, videos, lectures, curated dialogue formats and suggestions for improvement. 

Wasim GHRIOUI
Military Blanket
wasim ghrioui
Military Blanket
Doc. expérimental | hdv | noir et blanc | 3:50 | Syrie | Allemagne | 2017

“Military Blanket” is going back to the memory of the day when my father died. It describes the bureaucracy of death, in a military hospital. Growing up is basically we slowly witness people we know dying around us. After my father died and the war started, I lost many people I know, but I chose to talk about the story of my father?s death, because death was still holy back then, death was capable of teaching me, death was the most incredible proof of life.

Wasim Ghrioui (b. 1981 Damascus, Syria) is a multidisciplinary artist working within visual art, writing, music, directing and filmmaking. Between 1998 - 2011 he worked full-time with mosaic art and participated in group and solo exhibitions in Syria, the Arab world and internationally. His current artistic emphasis lies on autobiographical writing, taking the shape of experimental theater as well as filmmaking. Ghrioui lives and works in Berlin since 2013.

Riccardo GIACCONI
Piuccheperfetto
riccardo giacconi
Piuccheperfetto
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 52:0 | Italie | France | 2019

A., an Italian teenager, is portrayed during a metamorphosis. He incessantly publishes and projects several versions of himself, through signs on his body, traces on social networks and the relationship with the camera that films him.

Riccardo Giacconi has studied fine arts at the IUAV University of Venezia. His work has been exhibited in various institutions, such as Grazer Kunstverein (Graz), ar/ge kunst (Bolzano), MAC (Belfast), WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims), tranzitdisplay (Prague), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin) and the 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. He was artist-in-residence at the Centre international d?art et du paysage (Vassivière, France), lugar a dudas (Cali, Colombia), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, La Box (Bourges, France) and Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen (Innsbruck, Austria). He presented his films at several festivals, including the New York Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Visions du Réel and FID Marseille, where he won the Grand Prix of the International Competition in 2015. In 2007 he co-founded the collective Blauer Hase, with which he curates the periodical publication ‘Paesaggio’ and the ‘Helicotrema’ festival.

Giulia GIANNOLA
Brief Immersion into History
giulia giannola
Brief Immersion into History
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 0:48 | Italie | 2016

Power, Decisions, History, Economy. In the Bank of Naples Foundation, the two managers perform in its historical archive. The archive contains bank documents dating back from 1500, coming from Italy and Europe. Human stillness vs. ancient cheques stillness.

Giulia Giannola is an Italian artist born in 1985, in Naples. After finishing her Bachelor degree in Venice at the IUAV University, she moves to Berlin where she graduated as Meisterschülerin in Installation and Multimedia at the Universität der Künste (UdK), with Prof. Christiane Möbus and was guest student in artist Candice Breitz class at HBK Braunschweig. Her work draws inspiration from the observation of public/collective or personal life situations, in which time factors such as duration and rhythm, are called into question, twisted and transformed, suggesting alternate realities. She produces staged situations, performances, interventions in public space, and videos. She received the Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium des Landes Berlin in 2014. Her works have been shown in “Meridian|Urban, Curatorial projects on health”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Ikono on Air Festival, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin; Meisterschülerpreis des Präsidenten der UdK Berlin, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany; Italy in a Frame,Triennale di Milano, Milan; Shiryaevo Biennial,Regional Museum of Samara, Russia; Phaenomenale 2010, Science and art festival, Kunstverein Wolfsburg; HDLU, Zagreb; .HBC gallery, Berlin; Organhaus international video art festival, Chongqing, China; Biennial of young artists the Mediterranean, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan; Avi Festival,Israeli Cinema Museum, Jerusalem; Public Space_s, Athens, Greece; Digital Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco.

Eva GIOLO
A Tongue Called Mother
eva giolo
A Tongue Called Mother
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 18:0 | Belgique | 2019

A Tongue Called Mother depicts the relationship between language, gestures and affiliation. It slowly captures the actions and words of three generations of women in the same family and children learning to read, meditating on words learnt and forgotten through the body.

Eva Giolo (b.1991 Brussels) is an audio visual artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Brussels. Giolo obtained a BA and MA in Fine Arts at the Media Arts department of the Royal Academy of Arts (KASK), Ghent. She completed her music education at the Institute of Contemporary Music in London. Giolo won the VAF Wildcard for experimental film (2016). Eva Giolo is a founding member of elephy and a post-grad art resident at HISK in Ghent (2018-2020).

Mounir GOURI
Naufrage
mounir gouri
Naufrage
Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 8:51 | Algérie | 2016

Deux jeunes sont filmé sur une barque en mer devant la ville d’ Annaba, juste avant le départ vers l’Europe clandestinement. L’un est danseur et l’autre musicien, ils expriment leurs désirs dans une mise-en-scène poétique.

Mounir Gouri est née en 1985 dans la ville d’Annaba en Algérie. Il a grandit et débuté sa carrière artistique à Annaba. Il vit et travaille entre Annaba et Paris depuis 2018.

Johan GRIMONPREZ
Two Travellers to a River
johan grimonprez
Two Travellers to a River
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 1:24 | Belgique | 2018

When asked a question on politics, late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish once answered: “I write about love to expose the conditions that don’t allow me to write about love.” In Two Travellers to a River Palestinian actress Manal Khader recites such a poem by Mahmoud Darwish: a concise reflection on how things could have been.

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of realities. Grimonprez’s curatorial projects have been exhibited at museums worldwide, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and MoMA. His works are in the collections of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; and Tate Modern, London. His feature films include dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997, in collaboration with novelist Don DeLillo) and Double Take (2009, in collaboration with writer Tom McCarthy) and Shadow World (2016, in combination with journalist Andrew Feinstein). Traveling the main festival circuit from the Berlinale, Tribeca to Sundance, they garnered several Best Director awards, the 2005 ZKM International Media Award, a Spirit Award and the 2009 Black Pearl Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and were also acquired by NBC Universal, ARTE, and BBC/FILM 4. He published several books, including Inflight (2000), Looking for Alfred (2007) and a reader titled It’s a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards (2011) with contributions by Jodi Dean, Thomas Elsaesser, Tom McCarthy, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Slavoj Žižek. He lectured widely, among others at the University de Saint-Denis (Paris 8), Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics; Tate Modern; MoMA (New York); Columbia University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); the Parliament of Bodies of Documenta 14, and he participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and is now on a research grant at HOGENT/KASK , Ghent. His recent film project (with investigative journalist Andrew Feinstein), Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, was awarded a production grant from the Sundance Institute, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca IFF (New York). It went on to win the Best Documentary Feature Award at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and premiered its US broadcast on Independent Lens on PBS in 2017. Currently Grimonprez is developing a feature film based on David van Reybrouck’s play The Soul of the White Ant. With Belgian actor Josse de Pauw in the lead, and also featuring Prime-Minister Patrice Lumumba, shuttle diplomat Dag Hammarskjold and Jazz Ambassadors Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie & Duke Ellington, in a harrowing tale of cold war intrigue and termite poop, that is about to run off-script. His artwork is represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery (New York), and gallerie kamel mennour (Paris). See johangrimonprez.be for more info.

Johan GRIMONPREZ
Three Thoughts on Terror
johan grimonprez
Three Thoughts on Terror
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 5:0 | Belgique | 2018

In Three Thoughts on Terror, investigative journalists Robert Fisk, Jeremy Scahill and Vijay Prashad approach the concept of terror from their respective angles. Fisk dismantles terror as a term that is rendered meaningless to alienate political movement from its origins: justice and injustice. Scahill points out that terror is a relative term, as its interpretation depends on which side of the bombing you’re on. Using the absurd example of the ‘The Hague Invasion Act’, he shows how the US sticks its thumb in the eye of international law: “Some republicans in the US Congress were discussing putting forward legislation that they referred to as “The Hague Invasion Act”, the idea that if US personnel were ever to be brought to The Hague on war crimes charges, the US could deploy military forces to The Hague to snatch those personnel and liberate them from the evil clutches of international law.” Vijay Prashad takes rather a philosophical approach, reciting Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz: “what you see around you, leaves you with no obligation but to feel something. And if that feeling cannot be controlled, you have to do something about it. You can’t refuse this world.”

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of realities. Grimonprez’s curatorial projects have been exhibited at museums worldwide, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and MoMA. His works are in the collections of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; and Tate Modern, London. His feature films include dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997, in collaboration with novelist Don DeLillo) and Double Take (2009, in collaboration with writer Tom McCarthy) and Shadow World (2016, in combination with journalist Andrew Feinstein). Traveling the main festival circuit from the Berlinale, Tribeca to Sundance, they garnered several Best Director awards, the 2005 ZKM International Media Award, a Spirit Award and the 2009 Black Pearl Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and were also acquired by NBC Universal, ARTE, and BBC/FILM 4. He published several books, including Inflight (2000), Looking for Alfred (2007) and a reader titled It’s a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards (2011) with contributions by Jodi Dean, Thomas Elsaesser, Tom McCarthy, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Slavoj Žižek. He lectured widely, among others at the University de Saint-Denis (Paris 8), Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics; Tate Modern; MoMA (New York); Columbia University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); the Parliament of Bodies of Documenta 14, and he participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and is now on a research grant at HOGENT/KASK , Ghent. His recent film project (with investigative journalist Andrew Feinstein), Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, was awarded a production grant from the Sundance Institute, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca IFF (New York). It went on to win the Best Documentary Feature Award at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and premiered its US broadcast on Independent Lens on PBS in 2017. Currently Grimonprez is developing a feature film based on David van Reybrouck’s play The Soul of the White Ant. With Belgian actor Josse de Pauw in the lead, and also featuring Prime-Minister Patrice Lumumba, shuttle diplomat Dag Hammarskjold and Jazz Ambassadors Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie & Duke Ellington, in a harrowing tale of cold war intrigue and termite poop, that is about to run off-script. His artwork is represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery (New York), and gallerie kamel mennour (Paris). See johangrimonprez.be for more info.

Troy GRONSDAHL
One Once On Which Whatever What
troy gronsdahl
One Once On Which Whatever What
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 15:9 | Canada | 2019

Based on the artist’s poetic reconfiguration of Susan Sontag’s 1969 text The Aesthetics of Silence and drawing on his studio practice, this work is comprised of a series of artistic gestures, observations and small performances that explore the erotics of philosophy, the uselessness of poetry, and dumb yearning.

Troy Gronsdahl is an artist and cultural worker from Saskatoon. Gronsdahl studied at the University of Saskatchewan and holds a master’s degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design where he was the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Gronsdahl has received a number of awards including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Saskatchewan Arts Board. In addition to his visual art practice, he also creates distinctive, genre-bending hip hop music under the moniker soso, touring extensively both nationally and internationally. His artwork has been presented at screenings and exhibitions across Canada.

Matti HARJU
Elä naura rakasta
matti harju
Elä naura rakasta
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 7:10 | Finlande | 2019

Connections, directions and boundaries blurred and reorganized. Bitten cake, flames, vodafone, compression, concrete and unassuming round shapes.

Matti Harju (b. 1978, Finland) has screened at the Rotterdam, Locarno, Torino, BFI London, Edinburgh, AFI FEST Los Angeles and Clermont-Ferrand festivals and elsewhere. He studied at National Film and Television School, UK and Academy of Fine Arts in Finland.

Anna HAWKINS
Fall Fell Felt
anna hawkins
Fall Fell Felt
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 10:31 | Canada | 2018

Fall Fell Felt repose sur l’examen de vidéos d’actes manqués, les « fails », un genre populaire où des gaffes sont captées par la caméra et diffusées en ligne. S’attardant à un sous-genre extrêmement répandu, les « girl fails », ce projet évalue la capacité des images à susciter l’empathie, tout en considérant les manières dont le corps des femmes a été utilisé, tout au long de l’histoire de l’image en mouvement, pour provoquer des réactions physiques et viscérales chez les spectateurs.

Anna Hawkins est une artiste américaine installée au Canada. Son travail porte sur la manière dont les images, les gestes et les informations sont transmis, transformés et vécus en ligne. Elle a exposé des projets individuels à Artspace de Peterborough, au Centre Clark de Montréal, à Eastern Edge Gallery de St. John’s, Untitled Art Society de Calgary ainsi qu’au Musée d?art contemporain des Laurentides. Ses œuvres ont été présentées et projetées à l’échelle internationale, à la Biennale New Wight de l'UCLA de Los Angeles, à la Biennale d?art médiatique WRO, à la Galerie Sturm de Nürnberg et au LUX à Londres.

Rudolf HERZ
Szeemann and Lenin Crossing the Alps
rudolf herz
Szeemann and Lenin Crossing the Alps
Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 18:46 | Allemagne | 2019

An unusual cooperative project between curator and artist was set in motion by Harald Szeemann and Rudolf Herz in the summer of 2003. Their ultimate goal was to produce a film. Now – more than ten years after Szeemann's death – the film is ready to be shown. Harald Szeemann had invited Rudolf Herz to present the project “Prologo sul Lago Maggiore” at the exhibition “G 2003. Mostra internazionale d'Arte all'aperto” in Ascona, Switzerland: a mobile monument consisting of granite busts from the dismantled Lenin monument in Dresden (in former East Germany), which is tied down on a semitrailer. It was a preliminary project for the “Lenin on Tour,” a Europe-wide monument touring event Herz staged the following year under the motto “I show Lenin to my contemporaries. And the 21st century to Lenin. Who will explain it to him?” In turn, Rudolf Herz suggested to present a performance together: He invited Harald Szeemann to join him in the driver's cabin on the long “Prologo” trip and express his thoughts on Lenin. Both Szeemann's discourse on the topic and the journey across the Alps were filmed. The videotapes were long lost and only recently rediscovered. The concept of the film is an interweaving of the surreal and yet very real slow-moving Alpine crossing of the huge vagabonding monument and Szeemann's contemplations on whether or not Lenin had ever been on Monte Verità, the mythenshrouded hill, the center for society's dropouts, back-to-nature lifestyle reformers and Anarchists at the Lago Maggiore around 1900. Szeemann, whose grandfather had been Lenin’s barber in Bern, talks about today at the beginning of the new millennium: about art and politics, about the world situation after the Fall of the Berlin Wall and about the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. This was one of the last lengthy talks Szeemann delivered that was recorded before his death in February 2005. Harald Szeemann (1933–2005) was a Swiss curator, artist, and art historian. Having curated more than 200 exhibitions many of which have been characterized as groundbreaking, such as Live In Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (1969), Happening and Fluxus (1970), Documenta 5 (1972). Szeemann is said to have helped redefine the role of an art curator.

Rudolf Herz (born 1954) is a German sculptor and media artist living in Munich. He was awarded several art prices and grants including the renowned Villa Massimo scholarship in Rome in 1995. Herz’ artistic interest focuses on highly sensitve historical topics and their relation to the present time. In 1997 he was a laureate in the competition for the "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" (1997). Herz is most renowned for his installation “Zugzwang” which was internationally exhibited, including at The Jewish Museum, New York in 2002. One of his most recent works is a radio play (“Desperados or Hitler goes tot he movies“) about a lost anti-revolutionary film from 1919 which Herz could produce with the national broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Gavin HIPKINS
The Valley
gavin hipkins
The Valley
Vidéo | hdv | couleur et n&b | 14:18 | Nouvelle-Zélande | Royaume-Uni | 2019

Devon’s moors are the backdrop for this hybrid film that constructs an imaginary community and frames sentiments of belonging at a time when parochialism and nationalism are globally prevailing. Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, Hipkins grafts portraits of his forebears across Devon?s uncanny landscapes. A subtext of Doyle’s classic novel negotiates yearnings for a homecoming and a mythical ancestral land.

Gavin Hipkins (b. 1968) is a New Zealand-based artist. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia. He is currently Associate Professor at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. His work explores the nation state, particularly in colonised countries in an era of re-imagined communities and ideas of social and political utopia. His recent moving image works engage film as a cinematic art that blurs conventional genres of essay film, documentary and experimental narrative structures. His work has been exhibited widely over the last two decades. His solo exhibition The Homely will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney in July 2020. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Videoex, Switzerland (2019); 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2018); International Film Festival Rotterdam (2018, 2015); International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2017, 2016); The Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York (2014); City Art Centre, Edinburgh Art Festival (2014); Armory Film, New York (2012); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011); Austrian Museum of Applied Art and Contemporary Art (MAK), Vienna, (2011).

Jun-yuan HONG
Where do you come from-1981
jun-yuan hong
Where do you come from-1981
Vidéo | 4k | couleur | 16:44 | Taiwan | 2019

The film consists of the photographic narratives of individuals’ polaroid pictures taken at the time of their birth, which is used as the intertwining signifiers. A few of the selected actors came from broken families and had similar life experiences as the concept expressed in this work. In other words, the subjects in the images are not only a semiotic interpretation of role-playing? but also a reiteration of life experiences that overlap with these actors. That is, the creative approach adopted constantly seeks subjects close to its own life trajectory as a way to realize internal, psychological imageries and spiritual restoration.

Jun-Yuan Hong was born in 1981 in Taiwan and is currently a candidate in the Doctoral Program in Art Creation and Theory of Tainan University of the Arts. Video has strong inner emotional problems. The main reason comes from his incomplete original family. Therefore, in the video, he likes to construct these tangled feelings through close-up, and look for people with similar family situations, let them be his elements of the image that respond to and express their emotional state of facing family problems through the encounters of these different living individuals.

Mike HOOLBOOM
I Touched Her Legs Remix
mike hoolboom
I Touched Her Legs Remix
Vidéo | hdv | couleur et n&b | 0:0 | Canada | 2019

Eva Marie Rodbro’s embedded ethnographic maestro short, originally made in Brownsville, Texas in 2010, is given a fan remake. Night vision animal life and teen hangouts conjure a temporary and fragile collective, while conversation fragments, alternately performed and raw, shouted and whispered, collide.

Mike Hoolboom began making movies in 1980. Making as practice, a daily application. Ongoing remixology. Since 2000 there has been a steady drip of found footage bio docs. The animating question of community: how can I help you? Interviews with media artists for 3 decades. Monographs and books, written, edited, co-edited. Local ecologies. Volunteerism. Opening the door.

(la) HORDE
Cultes
(la) horde
Cultes
Vidéo | 4k | couleur | 15:0 | France | 2019

Puissants terrains d’expérimentation, les corps se trouvent au cœur du nouveau film de (LA)HORDE, Cultes, imaginé comme une réflexion autour du phénoméne des festivals. "Peut-on encore vivre une expérience spirituelle dans ces nouveaux sanctuaires consuméristes ? Les spectateurs réussissent-ils à créer leur propre expérience subversive comme autant d'individus constituant une masse ?". Le film est un trip hallucine? au cœur d’une foule, d’une communaute? de corps soudés par leur amour de la musique, des corps qui dansent mais qui n’oublient jamais de ressentir.

Laura HORELLI
Uutisten aika
laura horelli
Uutisten aika
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 39:11 | Finlande | 2019

“Uutisten aika (Newstime)” is a found footage film, which discusses cultural differences, being an outsider, the Namibian independence struggle, and Finland’s long-term ties with the southern African country. The work consists entirely of archival material from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. TV-programs showing everyday life are set against a voice-over by Ellen Ndeshi Namhila reading from her autobiography “The Price of Freedom”. Namhila spent seven years in Tampere as a refugee on a scholarship, studying library science. She recounts her experiences, ranging from single parenthood to observations on missionaries in Namibia and the church in Finland. Everyday scenes manifest how Namhila possibly saw the fairly homogeneous Finnish society she lived in. News clips on the Namibian independence struggle frame the narrative. They feature SWAPO (The South West Africa People’s Organization) students, visiting politicians, and representatives of the United Nations and NGOs. Since Namibia was under the apartheid regime until 1990, archival material about the history of SWAPO can be found in countries where members of the liberation movement were in exile.

Laura Horelli (b. 1976, Helsinki) lives in Berlin and works with experimental documentary video. She is interested in representations and mediations of the past taking on a microhistorical approach. Her works have been exhibited internationally at the Venice Biennale (2001, 2009), Manifesta 5, (2004), ARS 11, Kiasma, Helsinki (2001, 2011), Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (2003, 2007, 2011), Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2014), Galerie für Gegenwartskunst E-WERK, Freiburg (2019) and JMAC Gallery, Katutura College of Arts, Windhoek (2019). She has participated in film festivals like Berlinale Forum Expanded (2017, 2018, 2019), Nordisk Panorama (2019), Docaviv (2019), ISFF Oberhausen (2018), BFI London Film Festival (2018), IndieLisboa (2017), Kasseler Dokfest (2013) and CPH:DOX (2009). In 2011, she received the Hannah Höch Prize for Young Artists. Her film “Namibia Today” received a honorary mention at the Festival CineMigrante, Buenos Aires (2018). Horelli was a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin (2007) and is a lecturer at the University of Cologne (since 2018).

Maxime HOURANI
New Sidon Sun
maxime hourani
New Sidon Sun
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 4:43 | Liban | 2018

In 1978, the Saudi-Lebanese contractor Rafiq Hariri who made his wealth at the service of the Saudi royal family after the 1970’s global oil crisis, returned to Lebanon at the beginning of the civil war to deploy, in the name of reconstruction, one of many transnational developments in the town of Kfar Falous. Petrodollar recycling is the allocation of incredible funds to the benefit of disputed or untimely developments. “New Sidon Sun” is a video installation that tries to interrogate this model of failed modernity by surveying absence in the the Kfar Falous Science Complex as a petrodollar spill.

Maxime Hourani (Beirut, 1982) is an artist and architect who works with time-based media. He explores in his work the poetics and politics of land transformation while locating affective encounters between the history of nature and the nature of history.

Che-yu HSU
Single Copy
che-yu hsu
Single Copy
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 21:17 | Taiwan | 2019

I deploy the technique of 3D scanning on the body of the first conjoined twins in Taiwan and use it as materials to reenact their memory from the youth. In this work, I explore the layer of biopolitics and the demonstration of one’s memory. The first conjoined twins underwent the separation surgery in 1979 and the whole surgeon process was broadcast on TV. In that period, Taiwan was under martial law. Therefore, this surgery was often interpreted as a metaphor for the relationship between Taiwan and China. Forty years later, I revisit the iconic figures and reconstruct the narration of their memory within personal and public experiences. Back in 1979, in order to rehearse for the separation surgery, the hospital invited an artist to make a cast of the conjoined twins. However, because it was difficult to control the babies during the molding process, the attempt to make a cast was unsuccessful. In this project Single Copy, I have re-casted the body of the now 43-year old Chang Chung-I, and also use 3D scanning technology to archive his body. The data from the archive are then used as sources for capturing memories from Chang’s earlier life.

Hsu Che-Yu was born in Taipei in 1985. Earning his master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts. From 2019 to 2020, he began to join the post-academic research programme HISK (Higher Insititute for Fine Art). Hsu Che-Yu works as an artist who primarily creates animations, videos and installations that feature the relations between media and memories. What matters to the artist is not simply the history of events traceable through media, but also the construction and visualization of memories, be they private or collective. The exhibitions he once participated include: 2020“International Film Festival Rotterdam”(Rotterdam), 2019 “HUGO BOSS ASIA ART” (Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai), “Pre-biennale screening program- Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2020” (Seoul Cinema, Seoul), 2018 “Shanghai Biennale: Proregress” (Power Station of Art, Shanghai), “London Design Biennale: Emotional States” (Somerset House, London), “Osmosis Audiovisual Media festival” (CCI Fabrika, Moscow), 2017 “Asian Art Biennial: Negotiating the Future”(National Taiwan Museum, Taiwan), “EXiS, Experimental Film And Video Festiva” (Sonje Art Center , Seoul), “ifva Festival” (Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong), 2016“Public Spirits” (Center for Contempoary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw), “Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition” (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing)