Catalogue 2016-2017
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Christoph GIRARDET, Matthias MÜLLER
Personne
girardet Christoph , Matthias MÜLLER
Personne
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 15:4 | Allemagne | 2016

A broken bottleneck lies on the ground. An analogue telephone with a blank dial plate. The hero of the film, Jean-Louis Trintignant, in younger years – in older years. A man huddled on an elevator floor. Skewered butterflies. He is all alone in the world. The external is sealed off. The internal barricaded. He shifts between times. His focus is always trained on the other. Is he wanted, condemned, persecuted? The man whom we observe from the rear, is only able to see his back in the mirror. His face cannot be recognised. All the actions and movements, all the seeking and striving, all the alterations and associations revolve around the view and excerpt from “La reproduction interdite”, painted by Belgian surrealist René Magritte in 1937. The mirror axis of the film, and yet, and simply for that reason, one becomes the other. The other becomes many. “personne – that is somebody and nobody and anyone. That is us in the course of time. Persistently, in vain. The self is the need for permanent self-assertion”.

Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller are directors, known for Cut (2013), Contre-jour (2009) and Personne (2016).

Xiana GOMEZ-DIAZ
Carretera de una sola dirección
gomez-diaz Xiana
Carretera de una sola dirección
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 27:20 | Espagne | 2016

Approximation to the brothel as a non-place, through its matter, architecture, location and advertising elements, as well as through the social silence that surrounds it. A road trip to catalogue the 22 active road brothels in 2015 in Navarra (Spain), looking into omission, desertion and resilience.

Filmmaker and visual artist, Xiana is the co-founder of independent film company Walkie Talkie Films (Barcelona, 2008), which specializes in creative documentary and experimental work. Researcher in fields of representation, gender, and identity - PhD in Audiovisual Communication. Music producer and artist (TA!, The Adaptation Dance). Her films frequently take in subjects such as intimate storytelling, identity and the construction of gender, as well as the observation of nature.

Alain GOMIS
Félicité
gomis Alain
Félicité
Fiction | 4k | couleur | 123:0 | France | 2016

Félicité, libre et fière, est chanteuse le soir dans un bar de Kinshasa. Sa vie bascule quand son fils de 14 ans est victime d`un accident de moto. Pour le sauver, elle se lance dans une course effrénée à travers les rues d`une Kinshasa électrique, un monde de musique et de rêves. Ses chemins croisent ceux de Tabu.

Alain Gomis est un réalisateur franco – bissau guinéo – sénégalais. Il est né en 1972 en France, où il a grandit. En 2013, son 3ème long-métrage, Tey (« Aujourd’hui »), avec Saul Williams, est sélectionné en compétition au 62ème Festival de Berlin, puis remporte l’Étalon d’Or du Fespaco (festival panafricain du cinéma), une première pour un film sénégalais. Le film, vainqueur de nombreux prix à travers le monde, a été choisi par le Sénégal pour représenter le pays aux Oscars. En 2008, Andalucia, son deuxième long-métrage, était présenté à la Mostra de Venise (Venice Days). En 2002, L’Afrance, son premier long-métrage gagnait le Léopard d’argent du festival de Locarno. Les films d’Alain Gomis ont été sélectionnés dans les festivals internationaux les plus prestigieux : Toronto, Chicago, L.A AFI, San Francisco, Sundance, Seattle, London BFI, Sydney, Dubaï… Titulaire d’un master d’études cinématographique de l’Université de Paris la Sorbonne, en 1993. Associé à Newton Aduaka (réalisateur nigérian de Ezra) et Valérie Osouf (réalisatrice française), il travaille au sein de Granit Films. Alain Gomis collabore également avec Oumar Sall (Produceur chez Cinékap) dans un programme de formation de jeunes cinéastes et techniciens au Sénégal (Up Court-métrages), ainsi qu’à la réouverture d’un centre culturel à Dakar (projet El Mansour).

Max GRAU
«[…] Craving for Narrative»
grau Max
«[…] Craving for Narrative»
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 23:48 | Allemagne | 2015

«[…] craving for narrative» is some kind of non-indexical essay film about temporality and the porosity of meaning. Using a desktop-like visual space, it is structured around a 23 second clip from the 1978 movie «Grease» starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. This short clip becomes the starting point for a sprawling narration. It’s about making sense of obsessions and what it is, that makes nostalgia so appealing. About pop music as a dispositive structuring reality and about white Adidas high top sneaker. It’s about dancing and hyper-intensity. About loops, the presence, families and the question if there’s some kind of post-ideological media-usage these days. And I guess somehow, this film is also about the internet.

Max Grau (*1988) works with film, text, performance, photography and music. His work addresses the relationship between the self and the social, the circulation and shifting of signs and contemporary forms of communication. He studied Fine Arts in Saarbrücken, Berlin and Los Angeles. Besides doing things individually, he’s interest in friendship-based modes of collaboration. His work has been shown internationally in art spaces and film festivals. He lives and works in Berlin.

Johan GRIMONPREZ
kiss-o-drome
grimonprez Johan
kiss-o-drome
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 1:16 | Belgique | USA | 2016

In 1980 an extraordinary demonstration hit the streets of the Brazilian city of Sorocaba. Under the military dictatorship, a court had outlawed kisses that undermined public morals. The ruling by Judge Manuel Moralles, which punished such kisses with jail terms, described them this way: Some kisses are libidinous and therefore obscene, like a kiss on the neck, on the private parts, etc., and like the cinematographic kiss in which the labial mucosa come together in an unsophismable expansion of sensuality. The city responded by becoming one huge kissodrome. Never had people kissed so much. Prohibition sparked desire and many were those who out of simple curiosity wanted a taste of the unsophismable kiss. "February 8. GENERAL SMOOCH" by Eduardo Galeano. From: "Children of the Days," first edition published in Mexico by Siglo XXI Editores Mexico, 2012.Translation copyright Mark Fried, Pinguin Books, London 2013.

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 archaeology 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 histories and realties.

Johan GRIMONPREZ
Every Day Words Disappear
grimonprez Johan
Every Day Words Disappear
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 15:0 | Belgique | 2016

In 1515 Machiavelli stated that it would be better for the Prince to be feared, than loved. Some 500 years later, Michael Hardt, political philosopher and co-author of Empire, Multitude and Commonwealth, asks what it would mean to base a political system on love, rather than on fear. How can we transform a society that is increasingly defined by a permanent state of war and cultivated by an industry of fear? How can we realize the paradigm shift necessary to move away from a reality that depends on the exploitation of people and the cult of privatising public resources? Hardt looks for an answer in what he calls `the commons’, by which he refers not only to natural resources, but also to the languages we create- and the relationships we conceive together. In the dystopian city-state Alphaville, of Godard`s eponymous film, all words and concepts relating to the idea of love and affection have been banned. When actress Anna Karina tries to express her feelings, she has to reinvent the words, for the concept of love is foreign to her. Like the protagonist in Alphaville, Hardt suggests that we need to redefine the tools to act politically together. Hardt embarks on a journey to identify the transformative powers of the ongoing struggle to re-invent democracy. Within this struggle he understands `the commons` as an antidote against a society run by fear; an inspiration for a paradigm that is based on dialogue and cooperation.

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 theviewer. 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 histories and realties.

Milutin GUBASH
Vesna at Monument
gubash Milutin
Vesna at Monument
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 3:46 | Canada | Serbia | 2016

In Vesna At the Monument (2016), a humble middle aged woman appears on the site of a dilapidated, in-the-middle-of-nowhere monument, erected likely in the time when she was youthful and at her most optimistic. The monument was commissioned in order to commemorate the heroic actions of common citizens in their struggle against fascism, and desire to promote and participate in a progressive, utopic state. She shuffles past the monument, and sits to smoke a cigarette. Off screen, a voice is heard, asking her questions such as what is the meaning of this place, this monument, this moment. She does not answer, as though she does not hear the question, even while acknowledging the camera, and the voice itself. It could, one supposes, be the voice of the cameraman or director, a voice in the subject’s own head, perhaps the voice of the monument itself, trying to ascertain the meaning of itself in this day and age. It gets no reply, and eventually (perhaps fed up with the question), she simply leaves, with the interlocutor left in his own uncertainty. The video seems to reject or deny a past, while expressing grave uncertainty to the future.

Milutin Gubash est né à Novi Sad (Serbie) et vit à Montréal (Canada) depuis 2005. Il a présenté des expositions au Québec, au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe y compris au Musée d’art contemporain (2007) et une rétrospective coproduites par six institutions au travers le Canada (Rodman Hall Art Centre 2011, Carleton University Art Gallery 2012, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery 2012, Southern Alberta Art Gallery 2012, Musée d’art de Joliette 2012 et Fonderie Darling 2013). Sa pratique englobe la photographie, la vidéo et la performance et inclut souvent la participation de sa famille et amis qui incarnent une version d’eux-mêmes dans des feuilletons maison, des réinterprétations historiques et de pièces de théâtre improvisées. Par des moyens simples et des gestes souvent absurdes, Gubash questionne nos suppositions au sujet des récits de nos propres identités, histoires et environnements.

Milutin GUBASH
Language Lesson
gubash Milutin
Language Lesson
Vidéo | 0 | couleur | 1:42 | Canada | Serbia | 2016

Language Lesson (2016) intercuts two tracking shots -- a shaky handheld approach to the Yugoslav dictator’s mausoleum, with a smooth following shot of my Yugoslav mother walking through her Canadian apartment corridor, and entering the small living quarters in which she will almost certainly pass the remainder of her days. If she’s not exactly an exile, she’s certainly cut off from her past, her friends, the sites where she grew up and feels most familiar, or so we may imagine just upon hearing her accent, which comes in the form of voiceover, where she gives us a little lesson in speaking Serbian. She says things like, “This is here, this is mine, this is shit, I don’t like this…”, alternating in English, then Serbian (subtitled in French). The thoughts expressed range from neutral, to (perhaps) happy, to disappointed or displeased. As she walks, her thoughts seem to change. Similarly, a change happens on the approach to the mausoleum, which at first appears lavish, in sparkling marble. We don’t know at first where we are, other than in a cemetery, the burial site of someone very esteemed, wealthy, important. After short bursts of the approach, we eventually see the name of Tito, which perhaps causes us to reflect on opulence in a land where there was seldom plenty. The camera drops quickly to the ground, where we apprehend a struggle between a colony of ants, which crawl in and out of the cracks in the marble base of the crypt, each fighting for the corpse of a fly. Notions of sacrifice and fellowship in the common pursuit of attaining a progressive, egalitarian social order, rapidly give way to an each-for-their-own, eat-or-be-eaten state of affairs.

Milutin Gubash est né à Novi Sad (Serbie) et vit à Montréal (Canada) depuis 2005. Il a présenté des expositions au Québec, au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe y compris au Musée d’art contemporain (2007) et une rétrospective coproduites par six institutions au travers le Canada (Rodman Hall Art Centre 2011, Carleton University Art Gallery 2012, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery 2012, Southern Alberta Art Gallery 2012, Musée d’art de Joliette 2012 et Fonderie Darling 2013). Sa pratique englobe la photographie, la vidéo et la performance et inclut souvent la participation de sa famille et amis qui incarnent une version d’eux-mêmes dans des feuilletons maison, des réinterprétations historiques et de pièces de théâtre improvisées. Par des moyens simples et des gestes souvent absurdes, Gubash questionne nos suppositions au sujet des récits de nos propres identités, histoires et environnements.

Alexandra GULEA, Nicu Ilfoveanu
Baiat de lemn
gulea Alexandra , Nicu Ilfoveanu
Baiat de lemn
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 9:4 | Roumanie | 2016

C`est au bout du conte que la sympathique poupée Pinocchio, se transformait en homme après avoir renoncé à faire des bêtises et s`être conformé au bon sens de rigueur. D`abord il s`était réjoui de cette récompense. Mais un beau jour, Pinocchio vit une multitude d`animaux empaillés dans un musée. Des êtres du passe, mais qui en même temps représentent bien plus que ce qu`elles étaient. Plus libres que lui, Pinocchio, libres de peupler son imagination. Mais le garçon en bois réalisa cela bien plus tard, quand, à l`âge adulte, il se rappela ses larmes en rentrant du musée, où, loups et ours l`attendaient le regard fixé sur lui.

Alexandra Gulea Vit et travaille entre la France, l’Allemagne et la Roumanie 1970 - née à Bucarest, Roumanie FORMATION 1988 - Lycée des Beaux-Arts “ N. TONITZA” – Bucarest, Roumanie Baccalauréat « arts plastiques » 1990 - Académie Nationale d’Art – Bucarest, Roumanie 1992/1993 - Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts - Rouen 1993/1997 - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) - Paris Diplômé avec les Félicitations du Jury (Atelier J.M Alberola) 1999/2012 – Etudes Film Documentaire, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF) - München, Allemagne Diplôme EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONNELLE ART PLASTIQUE 1990 – 2016 – Participe à plusieurs expositions de groupe et personnelles “ en France, Allemagne et Roumanie CINEMA 1997 . Assistante de réalisation “ La Folie des têtes” - film roumano-allemand de Thomas CIULEI . Assistante de réalisation “Terminus – Paradis” - film franco-roumain de Lucian PINTILIE REALISATION 2000 "Anonim"- aka “Anonymous”, 11` Documentaire International competition Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, etc. Prix: FFF Bayern, Munich Documentary Film Festival Minority Prize Mediawave, Györ-Hungary 2001 "The fourth wall"-17`, fiction avec Werner SCHROETER German competition Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2003 "Hacker", 5 x 52’. Fiction, Série TV Prix APTR pour la meilleure fiction 2004 "Dumnezeu la Saxofon, Dracu’ la Vioara" aka “God plays Sax, the Devil Violin” 45`
Documentaire IFF Rotterdam, Cinema du Reel Paris, IDFF München, IDAFF Leipzig, IDVF Kassel, InternationaleKurzfilmtageOberhausen, MoMA Prix: Prix du meilleur Film Court, Lola, Allemagne Golden Key, Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival Best Student Film, Molodist, Kyiv,Ukraine DAAD Prize, Germany Prix du Film Long, Les Ecrans Documentaires, France Mention Henry Langlois, Poitiers, France 2007 "Azi eram Frumoasa, Juna" aka “Today I was Young and Pretty” 52`, Documentaire Festival dei Popoli, Firenze, Italie Cronograf, Moldavie Transilvania Int. Film Fest., Cluj, Roumanie Musée National d’art Contemporain (MNAC) Bucarest, Work of the Month. Cinema Elvira Popescu, Bucarest 2013 “Matei Copil Miner” aka “Matei Child Miner” aka “Matei l’Enfant des Collines” 80`, Fiction IFF Rotterdam, Cinema Jove Valencia IFF Spain, Zlin IFF for Children and Youth Czech Republic, Festival du Film d’Education, Evreux, France, Festival du Film de Toulouse, France, 16eme Rencontres du Cinéma d’Europe, Aubenas, France, TIFF Romania, Anonimul Romania, Regiofun IFF Katowice, Poland. International Women Film Festival, Köln, Germany. Werkstatt Kino, München programme. Distribution Zootrope Films Sortie Salle prévue. etc Prix: Nominé au “Big Screen Award” IFF Rotterdam Sarajevo IFF, Prix “Work in Progress” Premio “Lino Micciché”, “Young Critics Award” au Pesaro IFF du Nouveau Cinema Italie. Grand Prix du Féstival International des Producteurs Regiofun” – Katowice, Pologne 2013 MONTAGE 2001 "asta e"- aka “that’s life” 90`, Documentaire de Thomas CIULEI Prix : Firenze, Belfort, Kalamata, etc 2007 “Podul de Flori” aka “Le Pont de Fleurs” 90` Documentaire de Thomas CIULEI Prix: Cinema du Reel (Paris), GoEast (Wiesbaden), TIFF (Romania) etc. 2008 “Week-end cu Mama” aka “Week-end with Mom” 90’ Fiction de Stere GULEA 2013 “Sint o Baba Comunista” aka "I’m an Old Communist Hag" 90’ Fiction de Stere GULEA

Maia GUSBERTI
Subtitles for an Unwritten Film
gusberti Maia
Subtitles for an Unwritten Film
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 8:5 | Suisse | 2015

Subtitles for an unwritten film... (On reading between the lines) 2015. Video HD with subtitles. no sound, 8 min., Loop. The search for the underlying, essential message during the realization of an increasingly impossible seeming project becomes a reflexive, trance-like loop: the video piece rigorously rehearses artistic processes of creation and reflection, the conditions of production and the fear of failure. In a circular movement, as if the artist where spinning on her own axis in the studio, the camera scans the studio and all the objects, sketches and open processes it contains. Spaces open up – sometimes more distant, sometimes closer to the object of attention – as the camera traces a picture frame or traverses an urban landscape. Between old works pictured and image-like notes, cross-references emerge between image and text. The loop is repeated and constantly refined: at each screening the film is overwritten and thus becomes infinite and unfinished, continuously expanding and re-inscribing itself. Through this process, the artist repeatedly questions herself, thus highlighting her own as well as the general conditions of production.

What is a "drawing text"? Maia Gusberti CV/Biografie *1971 born in Bern (CH) Lives and works in Brussels, Bern and Vienna 1986-93 Graphic Design Studies, Schule für Gestaltung, Biel (CH) 1996-02 MA Media Arts, Univ. f. applied Arts, Vienna (AT) 2096-10 Lives in Vienna (AT) Artist in residence in Sofia/Interspace, (EU) Artist in residence Paris/Cité des Arts (BMUKK), Artist in residence Cairo (PRO HELVETIA) 2006-11 Lives in Vienna(AT) and Cairo(EG) 2009 Artist in residence at PROGR Bern (CH) 2010-16 Lives in Bern (CH) and Vienna (AT) 2010 Main Award Aeschlimann Corti Stipendium (CH) 2011 Photography Award of Canton Bern Distinction (CH) 2012 Work Grant Photography 2012 of Canton Bern (CH) 2010-16 Artist in residence in Rome/IT (BMUKK) Artist in residence Amman/JO (PRO HELVETIA) Artist in residence Brussels/BE (Bains Connectives) Artist in residence Rotterdam/NL (Kaus Australis) Co-Initiant of Das Lehrerzimmer, Space for Books, Art and Cooking in Bern Member of RE-P.ORG, collective for visual and art concepts in Vienna & Bern Website: www.maiagusberti.net Email: m.gusberti@re-p.org Contact: (Postal adress) Maia Gusberti, Nydeggstalden 22, 3011 Bern Atelier: Atelier 311, PROGR, Waisenhausplatz 30, 3011 Bern (CH) Atelier: 24-26, Rue Lambert Crickx, 1070 Brussels (BE)

Shadi HABIB ALLAH
Dag'aa
habib allah Shadi
Dag'aa
Doc. expérimental | hdcam | couleur | 19:0 | Palestine | 2016

Palestinian contemporary artist and filmmaker Shadi Habib Allah takes us with him on an unlikely journey of discovery – at gunpoint across the Sinai Peninsula, led by Bedouins who will force us across an unmapped terrain whose only signposts are the small stories they tell about the stakes of living, dying, and moving through this mysterious space. Stories, itineraries, directions, and allegiances become as blurred as the status of the Bedouins themselves, who remain unrecognized non citizens of this no man’s land, through which Habib Allah is led – behind the lines of military checkpoints, off the political, economic, and historical grid, a place where these desert outliers quietly continue their lineage with the help of snakes…

Born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1977, Shadi Habib Allah received a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2003 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2010. His practice ranges from film, sculpture and drawing to installation. While each projects defines its own terms based on research and physical engagement, a common thread is opening up suggestive modes of navigation across circulation networks of people, technologies, objects, images and economy to examine ideas of use and value and the structures that hold them in place. He was twice awarded 2nd Prize for the Young Artist Award from the A.M. Qattan Foundation, and has attended residencies at Cittadelarte, Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy and Gasworks in London, England. He was nominated for the Luma Award 2011 and was the 2012 recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. Habib Allah was a part of the fall residency program at Delfina Foundation in London, in October 2016. Habib Allah’s work has been exhibited at the New Museum Triennial (2015); Art Statements, Art Basel 43 (2012); Palestine c/o Venice, Venice Biennale (2009); the Riwaq Biennale, Ramallah (2009); and In Focus, Tate Modern, London (2007), amongst others. His Films have screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Courtisane Festival Belgium, the 40th Norwegian Film Festival and 32nd Hamburg International Short Film Festival. Recent exhibitions include:I can call this progress to halt, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA (2017); Black Box Screenings O Solitude, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium (forthcoming 2017);Daga`a, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2017); House of Commons, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2016),Biscuits and Green Sox Maaike, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, USA (2016)Shadi Habib Allah: 30KG Shine, Rodeo, London, UK (2015) The Verdant, Hacienda, Zurich, Switzerland (2015); Artists Space on Randall Island, Frieze Art Fair, New York, USA (2014); Empire State curated by Norman Rosenthal & Alex Gartenfeld, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (2013) & Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (2013); Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York, USA (2013);Nouvelles Vagues, curated by Jason Waite and Antonia Alampi, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013). Shadi Habib Allah lives and works in New York.

Narges HAGHIGHAT
Women of the Plains
haghighat Narges
Women of the Plains
Animation | hdv | couleur | 1:40 | Iran | Canada | 2015

Nomadic is the oldest way of life which is still alive in some parts of the world, and it has been called the most scenic attraction in the age of technology. This film represents some of the hard work of nomad women in Iran which they repeat almost every day. Living in mountains and plains has increased these women`s tolerance and made them strong against life`s obstacles.

Narges Haghighat was born in Iran, 1984. She has been painting in different styles such as realism, expressionism, and abstract since 2004. She holds a bachelor of computer software from the Pasargad University of Shiraz, Iran. Currently, she is studying Film Animation at Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema- Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Karissa HAHN, Karissa HAHN, Andrew KIM
(I)Frame
hahn Karissa , Karissa HAHN, Andrew KIM
(I)Frame
Fiction expérimentale | 16mm | couleur | 10:30 | USA | 2016

2016, 35mm, color, sound, 10:30 **FLICKER WARNING** A video is a stream of information, and this moving image relies upon the relationship of static frames which are algorithmically determined....  In the language of video compression, the (I) frames are the reference points between which movement is interpolated. Manual deletion or misplacement of (I) frames results in a video glitch known as a datamosh … the stream of nformation d srupted, d sorgan zed … nterupeted … lost … the ( ) frame removed, rejected … BUT, reclaimed, the (I) frame, the burning bolts of the machine, are at once reasserted in this dance macabre.... (I) FRAME is a mechanical ballet set to the original tempo that characterizes motion on screen at 24 (I) frames a second….  shot at the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge in Pomona, CA

Karissa Hahn is a visual artist who uses the mechanical devices of cinema to deconstruct former artifacts by physically transforming celluloid - an osmosis of digital manipulation & optical printing; creating a degraded aggregation into resurrection. Her work often employs a series of format transfers to birth digitally-native effects on film and homogenized products which have been referred to as ‘spectra ephemera.’ Karissa currently makes performative short super 8 films, hi8 videos filmed in the break room, and phone calls to corporations. Hahn has shown work around the globe in various micro-cinemas and institutions. Andrew Kim makes many different kinds of films. He is inspired by motion picture technology and how it is/was/and can be used to create meaning. Armed with a wry sense of humor, in conjunction with a concern for formal playfulness, Andrew attempts to transcend the exact mechanics that make movies possible. He is searching for a new kind of knowledge. Andrew`s films have screened at a variety of venues and festivals in the United States and abroad. He lives by the Los Angeles River in Los Angeles, California.

Wang HAIYANG, Haiyang WANG
Double Fikret
haiyang Wang , Haiyang WANG
Double Fikret
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 3:27 | Chine | 2012

This entire animation is a revolving mechanism, with no beginning or outcome. There`s only an obsession-like force pushing the plot along, which causes regeneration, substitution, disruption/disintegration, construction, circulation and chain reactions to occur between different objects. I take advantage of the language of animation to excavate and erect hidden relations between various objects, while the plotline moves in the direction of nothingness. Changes occur randomly throughout the production process of this work, which is devoid of presuppositions or predefined script. Hence, the work requires me to personally participate in each part of the production, taking the thought variables that continuously spring up throughout this process and record them into the development of the work. Therefore, the process is also a part of the "performance art" involved in making the work.

1984 Born in Shandong, China
2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. Currently lives and works in Beijing

Mike HANNON
An Illustrated Guide to Lighthouse Spotting
hannon Mike
An Illustrated Guide to Lighthouse Spotting
Doc. expérimental | 0 | noir et blanc | 27:47 | Irlande | 2016

Framing the activities of a group of lighthouse spotters against the uncertain future faced by Irish lighthouses, An Illustrated Guide to Lighthouse Spotting idles with common documentary conventions in a kind of epistemological dilettantism, whereby the diseased triumvirate of rhetorical development, drama and realism is inoculated by mild incoherence, mundanity and idiosyncratic fancy.

Mike Hannon works as an independent artist, and as a freelance documentor for creative sectors and the visual arts. His previous pieces have included both conventional, TV documentary and experimental work.

Matti HARJU
New Age
harju Matti
New Age
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 9:58 | Finlande | 2016

Speculative video essay about accelerationist pastel hues and semi-paranoid trademarks at the time when everything is nearing the end of the World.

Matti HARJU (b. 1978, Finland) is working in the rubbish bin of contemporary art including video, narrative cinema, text, drawing, installation, life as a jpeg performance. He has screened work at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Festival del film Locarno, Torino Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, AFI FEST Los Angeles and Clermont- Ferrand International Short Film Festival among others. Solo exhibitions include Gallery Sinne (collaboration with Joakim Pusenius) in March 2015 and Exhibition Laboratory Project Room in February 2016, both in Helsinki. Currently an MFA candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts, FI. He also studied film directing (MA in Directing Fiction) at the National Film and Television School, UK.

Maj HASAGER
We Will Meet in the Blind Spot
hasager Maj
We Will Meet in the Blind Spot
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 36:0 | Danemark | Italie | 2015

We will meet in the blind spot, 2015 Maj Hasager The film ”We will meet in the blind spot” takes its point of departure from the architecture in and around the Esposizione Universale di Roma (EUR) area in Rome. The EUR was built during the fascist rule and was meant to be the site of the World Exposition in 1942, in addition to being a celebration of the 20-year jubilee for fascism in Italy. The World Exposition in 1942 never took place due to WWII, and the area intended as Mussolini’s “Third Rome” wasn`t completed until the 1960`s - though not in the shape the utopian project was given from the onset. Since then Italian filmmakers have made extensive use of EUR as an exterior location. We will meet in the blind spot is intended as a document of stories and voices that are often lacking in the discussion on migration, both in an Italian context as well as within a broader European perspective. Through encounters with a local Filipino community that is centred around a church in EUR, stories and voices were revealed and the film departs from their personal accounts. In the film, which is situated between documentary and fiction, the focus is on leisure time, interests described by individuals in the group and referencing scenes from Italian film of the 60’s.

Maj Hasager is a Danish artist and filmmaker based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She studied photography and fine art in Denmark, Sweden and the UK, earning an MFA from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden. Her work deals with power structures, identity, memory, the construction of history, and architecture, looking at how these interlinked phenomena are interpreted and represented culturally and spatially. Her artistic approach is research-based and interdisciplinary, and she works predominantly with text, sound, video and photography. She has exhibited her work internationally in events and institutions such as; Society Acts, Moderna Museet Malmö (2014), A voice of ones own, Malmö Konstmuseum (2014), Past Upon Past, Red Barn Photo Gallery, Belfast, Ireland (2013), Decembers, LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland (2012), Liverpool Biennial, UK (2010). She has been awarded grants in support of her work from the Danish ArtsCouncil, The Danish Arts Foundation, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (Beirut, Lebanon), ArtSchool Palestine, Danish Centre for Culture and Development and the Danish Arts Agency. She is the programme director of Critical and Pedagogical studies at Malmö Art Academy, and is a guest lecturer at the International Academy of Art – Palestine, Dar al-Kalima College, Bethlehem and University of Ulster, Belfast.

Bjørn Erik HAUGEN
Forensic
haugen Bjørn Erik
Forensic
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 190:0 | Norvège | 2015

Forensic Forensics is a collection and a research in how forensic images is aesthetisized in the American TV-series CSI. I have used all 15 seasons and collected all the forensic / technical images and presented them in a single-video work. e videos are categorized in four video- streams: Optical, photographic, video and interface. Forensic is inspired by the work of Vilem Flusser.

Bjørn Erik Haugen artist statement My name is Bjørn Erik Haugen, and I have an MA from the National Academy in Oslo 2007. 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, Berlin. I received«Honorary Mention» at Prix Ars Electronica 2012 in the section Digital Musics & Sound Art. One of my videos was screened at Palais de Tokyo, during Rencontres Internacionales, December 2012 and at WRO International Media Art Biennale in May. In 2014 I exhibited at Bucharest Biennial, ISCM 2014 and at Bristol Biennial. Last year I exhibited at Land-Shape, Århus, Spring- exhibition, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, ISEA 2015, Vancouver and at 28. Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille. I started my artistic research position this autumn.This year I will have a solo-exhibition at Haugar Art Museum and I will exhibit at the Research Pavilion in Venice and at Wroclaw Media art Biennial 2017.

Juliane HENRICH
Aus westlichen Richtungen
henrich Juliane
Aus westlichen Richtungen
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 61:0 | Allemagne | 2016

The film essay "From the West" opens with a child’s question of what “the West” means beyond the cardinal direction, then goes on to retrace how “the West,” as a model of society, inscribed itself in the Federal Republic of Germany’s postwar history and architecture. Long panning shots through unidentified West German cities alternate with interior footage of a house being cleared out. Long drives – down highways, through suburbs and industrial zones – traverse urban sprawl and car-friendly cities to the rhythm of abstract, mellow music inspired by evening news theme tunes. In the film’s searching movements, the narrator shifts among reflections on modern architecture and property relations, detailed scenes from childhood, and a passed-down memory of a “hemmed-in West Germany,” recalling the years of her parents’ membership in a 1970s communist splinter group. Over and over, the rallying point is the single-family home – which Konrad Adenauer and his contemporaries once touted as a bastion against the East and which Engels, much earlier, had decried as a tool for quashing rebellion. For all its deconstruction, West Germany also appears in the film as a site of childhood longing where everyone was “still tuned in to the same TV show.”

Juliane Henrich was born in 1983. She studied writing in Leipzig and media-art at the University of the Arts Berlin and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem with Heinz Emigholz and Avi Mograbi. Her work has been shown at international film-festivals and exhibitions, among them: Forum Expanded/Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) at Arsenal Cinema and Berlinische Galerie, HKW Berlin, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Duisburg Documentary Film Week, ZKM Karlsruhe, Visions du Reél/Nyon, The Images Festival/Toronto, DEAF-Biennale Rotterdam, Les Rencontres Internationales/Paris, Kav 16 Gallery/Tel Aviv, Hong-Gah Museum/Taipeh, and in different Goethe-Institutes. Her films are part of Arsenal disbribution (Institute for film and video-art).

Ibai HERNANDORENA
Principe d'inertie
hernandorena Ibai
Principe d'inertie
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 23:0 | France | 2016

Principe d`inertie soulève la question de l`objet mobile et de sa trajectoire. Ce film-essai met en parallèle notre perception du mouvement par rapport à l’espace et au temps, et la recherche de l’accélération absolue d’un père et sa fille lors d’une course de moto dragster.

Ibai Hernandorena (b.1975, St Jean de Luz), est un artiste plasticien diplomé de l’école nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy en 2000. Il vit et travaille à Paris. Sa pratique est multi-disciplinaire, se centrant principalement sur l’installation, la sculpture, la vidéo et la photographie. Qu’il s’agisse de voyage, de rêverie ou de construction, Hernandorena questionne la nature des espaces. Faisant cohabiter plusieurs temporalités parfois incompatibles dans le réel, il leur conférant ainsi un caractère illusoire. Ibai Hernandorena a exposé au MAK Center, Los Angeles; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; APAP2010 festival, Anyang, Corée du Sud; Galerie Laurence Bernard, Genève; Villa Arson, Nice; Retina video art festival, Rome; Galerie Sintitulo et Frac PACA, Marseille; Nuit Blanche, Paris. Il a également été lauréat de commandes publiques à Paris-St Denis, Grenoble, Avignon, Marseille. Il est actuellement en production pour une commande des Nouveaux Commanditaires de la Fondation de France.

Mike HOOLBOOM
Spectator
hoolboom Mike
Spectator
Film expérimental | super8 | couleur | 6:0 | Canada | 2017

Is it the oldest dream? Giving birth to my father. Shot on a single starry afternoon.

Mike Hoolboom is a Canadian media artist living in Toronto.