Catalogue 2015-2016
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Jan ERICHSEN
Destroyer
erichsen Jan
Destroyer
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 1:30 | Norvège | 2015

Destroyer is a video where several plants and food items are demolished in a dramatic fashion. A variety of kinetic sculptures have been constructed with the sole purpose of destroying these things most efficiently. In the video you can see the artist operating the machines in a very calm manner, sometimes destroying the object and sometimes doing little more damage than knocking it over.

Jan Hakon Erichsen is a Norwegian artist who works within a variety of media focusing on topics like fear, anger and frustration. He has spent several years perfecting a D.I.Y aesthetic with found objects being the main source of work material. Erichsen has exhibited widely in Norwegian and international galleries and partaken in numerous international video festivals after he finished his education at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo.

Ryan ERMACORA, Johnson, Jessica
Ocean Falls
ermacora Ryan , Johnson, Jessica
Ocean Falls
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 13:14 | Canada | 2015

"We imagine the lives under the mortar, but how do we recognize the end of a bottomless silence?" - Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Ryan Ermacora (1991, British Columbia) and Jessica Johnson (1988, Nova Scotia) are award winning filmmakers based in Vancouver, B.C. Their work investigates the traces of history in landscape. While they make documentaries and documents, they’re critical of the genre`s claim to truth and objectivity, therefore they approach their practise using structuralist, self-reflexive and affective strategies to undermine the possibility of those claims in their own work. As a result, their films are often materially playful and inventive. They have screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, WNDX: Festival of Moving Image, and as a two channel film installation at the Alternator Center for Contemporary Art.

Ezequiel ERRIQUEZ
Panambí, antes del agua
erriquez Ezequiel
Panambí, antes del agua
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 12:0 | Argentine | 2014

Panambí, before the water, is the portrait of a village that is going to disappear after the construction of a hydroelectric dam between Argentina and Brazil. It is a sunset of a natural place and its family stories.

Ezequiel Erriquez was born on April, 1985 in Buenos Aires. Interested in cinema since childhood; in 2001 began studying photography, art and theatre. In 2002 he started studying Cinema at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2004 he mad experimental videos that were realizing his aesthetics, like Karma short film and in 2008 his short film Hidden behind was selected in the Georges Méliés contest, France. In the early begnning in his career, Ezequiel new ways of art in Performance and video art, like his works; Agua y la ausencia and Rostros invisibles. In 2011 he wrote and directed his first film To The Cantabrica. Ezequiel was selected in the Editing Studio the Berlinale Talent Campus in Germany and He worked in the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) with Danish editor; Molly Malene Stensgaard ( dancer in the dark, Dogville, Nymphomaniac). The film has been supported by City of Buenos Aires, BAL, (BAFICI), won the INCAA prize to the best shoot film in 2012 and It was premiered at the 2012 in the Int. Film Festival Rotterdam, in The Netherlands. It was selected in several int. film festivals like; Taipei, Montevideo, La Habana, Mar del Plata and Texas. In 2014 he made Panambí, before the water, winner of the first prize for best documentary short film festival in the Latin American environment, Cine Migrante Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Uruguay, and others. He has been recently selected in the Writers lab en Binger film lab, The Netherlands, Raymundo Gleyzer, INCAA and Buenos Aires Bienal of art 2015.

Felipe ESPARZA
Soga de muerto
esparza Felipe
Soga de muerto
Film expérimental | hdv | noir et blanc | 6:26 | Pérou | 2014

Ayahuasca is a drink used by the Amazonian indigenous peoples, which is commonly called "medicine" to access higher states of consciousness, experimenting with different gods, emotions, fears and egos, `cures`, change habits, thoughts, emotional states . According to tradition, the ayahuasca is the rope that allows the spirit leaves the body without this die.

Graduated in Communications, specializing in audiovisual by the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences. I worked in several agencies like Pragma, McCann Erickson and audiovisual production companies such as 7 Samurai and Cine 70. Film worked as assistant director in two Peruvian films. I was art director for several magazines and independent design and cultural publications in my own studio. Explore the audiovisual language, graphic design and illustration and painting. In my audiovisual work, I have been in the official selection at the Independent Film Festival of Lima (2013-2015). Insurgency displays moving: anthology of Peruvian audiovisual margins. (MALI 2013). Intermittent sample Lima Film Festival (2012). It shows at the Cultural Center Expaña (2011). Latin American projection UnionDocs for Documentary Arts (NY).

Simo EZOUBEIRI
Ladder
ezoubeiri Simo
Ladder
Fiction | hdv | couleur | 7:26 | Maroc | 2015

After living together for more than thirty year, a woman decided to leave her husband suddenly. The man sits in grieve contemplating what’s next as he looks back.

After his fellowship at the prestigious LaRochelle Film Festival in 2002, Simo Ezoubeiri directed two short films ( Terrace & Under the table) that both became an international artistic hits, being widely screened in Santa Monica Art Center in Barcelona, LaSala Una in Roma and chosen as the best film of the month by videoart.net editor in New York. In 2007, Simo moved to live and work in Chicago and directed a short thriller “Popcorn” that received The Second Best award by Chicago Filmmakers. Between 2009 and 2014, Simo received wide acclaim for his film trilogy (The Daily Show, Inner Marrakech and A Day in Life). These projects were a representation of artistic themes on experimental films particularly his portrayals of the Marrakech he knows and loves. In June 2015, He wrote, edited and directed his first narrative film “Ladder”. The film has already received accolades in accomplished film festivals such as les Inattendus Film Festival in Lyon, Wiper Film festival in New York and Goldensun festival in Malta.

Didier FAUSTINO
Exploring Dead Building 2.0
faustino Didier
Exploring Dead Building 2.0
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur et n&b | 9:0 | France | Cuba | 2015

Didier Faustino dresse le portrait d’une jeunesse « encagée » . cette exploration sonde l’histoire du bâtiment La Escuala de Ballet et les utopies de son architecte, Vittorio Garatti Cuba 1961 Au cours d’une partie de golf, sur le terrain du club privé le plus prisé, où tous les politiques se rendaient, les révolutionnaires Fidel Castro et Che Guevara miment une partie en uniforme. Au cours de cette journée leur vient l’idée de créer sur ce magnifique site la plus grande école d’art d’Amérique latine. Trois architectes se voient donc confier la conception de cinq bâtiments, dont la mise en oeuvre commen¬cera la même année : l’école d’arts plastiques, l’école d’art dramatique, l’école de ballet, l’école de musique et l’école de danse moderne. Cuba 1962 Début de l’embargo des Etats-Unis sur Cuba et de la première crise économique du pays depuis le début du régime castriste. Sur les cinq bâtiments, trois sont encore inachevés et font alors l’objet de pillage. Ces bâtiments meurent avant même d’exister ; c’est le cas notamment de l’école de ballet, conçue par l’architecte italien Vittorio Garatti. Le projet s’enrichi au contact de la liberté et de la richesse du bâtiment, pour prendre la forme d’une chorégraphie en dialogue avec l’espace. « Exploring Dead Buildings » a alors muté en se fragmentant et d’un unique véhicule nous sommes passés à 3 systèmes portatifs, projectifs et prothétiques. D’une narration monologique a émergé un dialogue triptyque dans lequel se croisent des personnages hétéronymes dénués d’identité. L’oeuvre comme performance physique donne ensuite lieu à une captation et c’est alors la performance de la Bienale qui est fictionnée et mise en scène. A WALKER TO EXPLORE DEAD BUILDINGS Dans une atmosphère tropicale, au lever du jour, sur les toits d’une architecture aux courbes utopiques se déploie une chorégraphie de trois jeunes corps. Ces personnages mélancoliques au caractère hétéronyme arborent chacun un scaphandre métallique, métaphore d’une jeunesse encagée. Les caméras placées sur ces structures ainsi que celle qui gravite autour d’eux nous offrent les images de cette errance sur les ruines de la Escuela de Ballet de La Havane à Cuba. Le film met ainsi en exergue l’échec de cette utopie architecturale et culturelle. La performance, elle, souligne la mémoire d’un futur voulu meilleur, mais aujourd’hui rapporté à une architecture laissée sans usage. Ainsi les scènes claires et celles obscures s’entrecoupent entre passages de l’intérieur à l’extérieur,entre jour et nuit au service d’une esthétique fictionnelle. LIGNE NARRATRICE ENTRETIEN AVEC VITTORIO GARRATTI Didier Faustino s’adresse à l ‘architecte Vittorio Garratti, non pas pour qu’il lui raconte l’histoire de ce bâtiment, mais pour en capter son essence via l’expérience de son créateur ; celle des extrêmes et des utopies. Il l’invite à parler de sa jeunesse en cage, de ses illusions perdues ;de la Révolution. Le projet s’enrichi au contact de la liberté et de la richesse du bâtiment, pour prendre la forme d’une chorégraphie en dialogue avec l’espace. « Exploring Dead Buildings » a alors muté en se fragmentant et d’un unique véhicule nous sommes passés à 3 systèmes portatifs, projectifs et prothétiques. D’une narration monologique a émergé un dialogue triptyque dans lequel se croisent des personnages hétéronymes dénués d’identité. L’oeuvre comme performance physique donne ensuite lieu à une captation et c’est alors la performance de la Bienale qui est fictionnée et mise en scène. A WALKER TO EXPLORE DEAD BUILDINGS Dans une atmosphère tropicale, au lever du jour, sur les toits d’une architecture aux courbes utopiques se déploie une chorégraphie de trois jeunes corps. Ces personnages mélancoliques au caractère hétéronyme arborent chacun un scaphandre métallique, métaphore d’une jeunesse encagée. Les caméras placées sur ces structures ainsi que celle qui gravite autour d’eux nous offrent les images de cette errance sur les ruines de la Escuela de Ballet de La Havane à Cuba. Le film met ainsi en exergue l’échec de cette utopie architecturale et culturelle. La performance, elle, souligne la mémoire d’un futur voulu meilleur, mais aujourd’hui rapporté à une architecture laissée sans usage. Ainsi les scènes claires et celles obscures s’entrecoupent entre passages de l’intérieur à l’extérieur,entre jour et nuit au service d’une esthétique fictionnelle. Didier Faustino s’adresse à l ‘architecte Vittorio Garratti, non pas pour qu’il lui raconte l’histoire de ce bâtiment, mais pour en capter son essence via l’expérience de son créateur ; celle des extrêmes et des utopies. Il l’invite à parler de sa jeunesse en cage, de ses illusions perdues ;de la Révolution.

Artiste et architecte français, Didier Faustino travaille sur la relation entre corps et espace. À la frontière entre art et architecture, sa pratique a débuté dès la fin de ses études en 1995. Son approche est multiforme, allant de l’installation à l’expérimentation, de la création d’œuvres plastiques subversives à celle d’espaces propices à l’exacerbation des sens. Ses projets se caractérisent par leur dimension fictionnelle, leur regard critique, leur affranchissement des codes et leur capacité à offrir des expériences inédites au corps individuel et collectif. A ce titre, il a reçu le « Prix Dejean, Grande Médaille d’Argent » de l’Académie d’Architecture en 2010 pour l’ensemble de son œuvre. Ses projets se caractérisent par leur dimension fictionnelle, leur regard critique, leur affranchissement des codes et leur capacité à offrir des expériences inédites au corps individuel et collectif. Plusieurs de ses œuvres sont entrées dans les collections de grandes institutions : MoMA, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Fondation Serralves, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Musée National d’Art Moderne / Centre Georges Pompidou. Actuellement, Didier Faustino travaille sur plusieurs projets architecturaux : la création d`une fondation et bibliothèque à Mexico City pour Alumnos 47, une maison domestique expérimentale en Espagne pour l’éditeur de maisons Solo Houses et un chai au Portugal pour le domaine Casa de Mouraz. Il consacre également une partie de son temps à l’enseignement, et dirige notamment la Diploma Unit 2 à la AA School de Londres depuis 2011. Depuis septembre 2015, il exerce la fonction de rédacteur en chef du magazine français d’architecture et de design CREE.

Aurèle FERRIER
INFRASTRUCTURES
ferrier Aurèle
INFRASTRUCTURES
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 22:38 | Suisse | Islande | 2014

This film involves a journey through a landscape of infrastructures that are common to an everyday reality of routine. Yet here we find these environments are deserted. This allows attention to focus instead on the design and spatial arrangements of the objects, we find the features of these landscapes – which would not usually bear noticing – become centrally present. Infrastructures involves a series of seven tracking shots. A steady flow of objects in various contrived arrangements passes by the eye. The sound design incorporates the subtle noises given off by these ready-to-use sites devoid of users.

Biography Aurèle Ferrier, *1975 in St.Gallen (Switzerland), lives in Zurich. He attained an MA in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts. His video works, actions and interventions explore the limits and connections between nature and civilization. His cinematic works display a calm contemplation and visual precision. Recent shows 2016 Slamdance Film Festival, South Park (US) 2016 Sluice Screens Prize, London (UK) 2015 24th Berkeley Video and Film Festival, Berkeley (US) 2015 Der entfesselte Raum, Gewerbemuseum, Winterthur (CH) 2015 Arquitectura Film Festival, Santiago de Chile (CL) 2015 Reykjavik International Film Festival, Reykjavik, (IS) 2015 Currents, Intlernational New Media Fesival, Santa Fe (US) 2015 Arkipel, Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Jakarta (ID) 2015 Great Lakes International Film Festival, Erie (US) 2015 Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens (GR) Studies 2014 MA Fine Arts, Zurich University of the Arts 2004 BA Leading Artist Theatre, Zurich University of the Arts 2003 Experimental Theatre Exchange, Tisch School, NYU Awards 2015 Winner Berkeley Video and Film Festival, Best Foreign Experimental Film, Berkeley (US) 2015 Winner IndieFEST Film Awards, Award of Merit: Experimental Film, La Jolla (US) 2015 Nominated Sluice Screens Prize, Video Art, Southwark London, (UK) 2010 Studio scholarship, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (FR)

Florian G. M. FISCHER, Johannes Krell
STILL LIFE
fischer Florian G. M. , Johannes Krell
STILL LIFE
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 12:0 | Allemagne | 2014

The film makers leave the classical nature film behind in order to explore new ways of conceptualising our understanding of nature and ourselves. A hitherto familiar environment develops strange characteristics and meanders between stagnation and movement, realism and hypnosis, naturalness and artificiality.

• Professional Masterclass / Werkleitz, 2013 • M.A. in Image Science (DUK Austria), 2012 • Master Scholar of Arno Fischer (Ostkreuzschule Berlin), 2011 • Photo / Design diploma at FH-Potsdam, 2009

Matthias FITZ
[commercial wallpaper] silence
fitz Matthias
[commercial wallpaper] silence
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 1:11 | Allemagne | 2010

The series [commercial wallpaper] originates from the study of information flows and forms of electronic entertainment and communication media. These flows are used as raw material, dissolved from its context and deterministic systems to be used for alternative systems and interpretations. Starting material are television commercials. In each case, a pixel from the horizontal line was selected from the original image and extended vertically until a vertical stipe was formed. The sound from the original clip remains unchanged. [commercial wallpaper] silence is the collected silence of 148 minutes of television commercials.

Matthias Fitz, age group of 1967, was born in Oberfranken. In 1987 he finished a training as electronics technician. 1988 he moved to West-Berlin. Starting in 1995 he studied Visual Communication and Experimental Media Art at the University of Arts. In 2003 he got the title "Meisterschüler" from Prof. Maria Vedder. Since 1997 his works, mainly video and sound installations have been shown at international festivals and exhibitions. He has got different art grants and prizes.

Scott FITZPATRICK
Immortal Cats #1
fitzpatrick Scott
Immortal Cats #1
Film expérimental | 35mm | couleur | 0:55 | Canada | 2015

Quelle est votre plus grande ambition dans la vie? Laser-imprimée sur un film de 35mm recyclé en 2015.

S.F. is a visual artist (Libra) from YWG, whose film and video work has screened at underground festivals and marginalized venues worldwide. He studied film theory and production at the University of Manitoba, and began conducting lo-fi moving image experiments in 2010. Primarily a filmmaker, also invested in photography, re-photography, kaleidoscope and collage.

Arthur FLÉCHARD
La Sémantique du mouvement
flÉchard Arthur
La Sémantique du mouvement
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 2:35 | France | 2014

Misz en évidence du processus artistique du modèle de robot tondeuse “Automower 320”. A travers les points, lignes, courbes, il envisage son jardin comme un médium d’expérimentation où pelouse coupée rime avec composition esthétique.

Né à la Ferté Macée en 1988, Arthur Fléchard vit et travaille entre Paris et Bagnoles de l`Orne. Après un baccalauréat STAV (science technique de l`agronomie et du vivant) au lycée agricole ST Lô Thère en 2009, il entre à l`école des Beaux-Arts d`Angers. Pendant ses trois premières années, il expérimente les formats vidéos et les logiciels de programmations. A cette période, il se noue d`intimité avec les “défibrillateurs publics” pour lesquels il écrira un pamphlet et réalisera une installation pour son DNAP nommé “La Transhumance Fantastique”. Après l`obtention de celui-ci en 2012, il entre aux Beaux-Arts de Paris dans l`atelier Tania Bruguera. Pendant deux ans, son intérêt sera particulièrement centré sur la “mécanologie” et plus précisément sur les objets ménagers à intelligence sommaire. Il obtient son DNSEP en 2014.

Adrian FLURY
A place I`ve never been
flury Adrian
A place I`ve never been
Film expérimental | 4k | couleur | 4:40 | Suisse | 2014

By sourcing multiple digital images of the same place from different archives this experiment in film makes use of frame by frame montage to discover hidden forms, patterns and references thereby giving new meaning to the prevailing redundancy of these pictures.

Adrian Flury was born in 1978 in Zug, Switzerland. He started out in an apprenticeship as an electrician, after which he studied animation at the Lucerne University of Arts. He has been working in the field of moving images since 2005.

Sirah FOIGHEL BRUTMANN, Eitan Efrat
Nude Descending a Staircase
foighel brutmann Sirah , Eitan Efrat
Nude Descending a Staircase
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 18:30 | Danemark | Belgique | 2015

The first part of Nude Descending a Staircase is a composition of clips found online that were made by visitors—pilgrims—to the remote memorial site of Walter Benjamin in Portbou, Spain. Each of these individual registrations is anchored in the specificity of the location. They start with the arrival to Portbou, go through the small town up to the cemetery, and end in a dramatic descent down Dani Karavan’s iconic staircase, which was created as an homage to Walter Benjamin. The assembly this audiovisual material transforms the autonomous experiences into one collective trajectory, and entangles collective memory, experience and the production of images. The second part reveals another staircase, abandoned and barricaded, on a small stage-like platform, outside the former Espai Memorial Walter Benjamin. The second staircase modestly suggests an alternative mode of framing memory. The title, borrowed from Marcel Duchamp’s 1912 painting, proposes to dialogue Walter Benjamin’s writing on history and reproduction with Duchamp’s attempt—in relation to the developments in photography—to capture movement autonomous from a body. Nude Descending a Staircase is the first chapter in a series of works titled Gathering Series.

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat (both °1983 in Tel Aviv) have been working in collaboration for several years and are creating works in the Audiovisual field. Living and working in Brussels. Their works have been shown in film festivals as IDFA and Rotterdam Film Festival (NL); Courtisane (BE); New Horizons (PL); on ARTE/WDR; exhibited in solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel (CH) and Argos (BE), and group exhibitions in STUK (BE); EMAF (DE) and The Petah-Tikva Museum for Contemporary Arts (IL). Their works have been produced by Auguste Orts and Argos (BE) and distributed by EYE institute (NL), they have won prizes in IMAGES (CA) and Oberhausen Film Festival (DE). Sirah and Eitan have presented their work as featured artists at the 59th Flaherty Film Seminar (US), and have participated in artists talks and presentations in institutions such as FLACC, Genk, LUCA BFA class, Brussels, L`erg BFA class, Brussels, DocNomads 2014, and Bezalel MFA class, Tel Aviv. Sirah and Eitan`s practice focuses on the performative aspects of the moving image. In their work they aim to mark the spatial and durational potentialities of reading of images – moving or still; the relations between spectatorship and history; and the temporality of narratives and memory. Sirah and Eitan are members of the artists-run collective Messidor

Soren Thilo FUNDER
Anti-Optimistic Earthquake Scenario
funder Soren Thilo
Anti-Optimistic Earthquake Scenario
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 18:45 | Danemark | 2015

ANTI-OPTIMISTIC EARTHQUAKE SCENARIO 2015, HD Video, 18’45 During the 1755 Lisbon earthquake Voltaire and Ted Kaczynski meets in a cold war bunker outside Copenhagen to engage in reflections on the future of mankind in the face of disaster. Voltaire recites parts of his poem about the devastating earthquake that nearly completely destroyed Lisbon. With its tens of thousands of victims it became one of the deadliest in history and had a strong influence on the development of the philosophy of Enlightenment. Also known as the “Unabomber”, Ted Kaczynski conducted a series of terrorist attacks motivated by a fight against the disastrous effects of industrial society in the name of freedom and nature. He lived alone in a cabin in the Montana mountains without electricity for nearly 20 years. He now returns to his past in Mathematics working intensively on the theories of the Zeeman Disaster Machine, a small device build to visualize the unpredictable jumps of the Cusp Catastrophe, the sudden disturbance of a stable situation.

Soren Thilo Funder’s works are formal investigations of the power relations of modern day society. Through the use of conceptual visual strategies, cinematic narratives and mise en scène, the works aim to expose the precariousness of contemporary society using fiction to generate new potential spaces for political contemplations and counter-memory. Soren Thilo Funder has an MA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and The School of Art and Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been an artist-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, SOMA in Mexico City, Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt and Platform Garanti in Istanbul. He was represented at the 19th Biennale of Sydney, 1st Copenhagen Art Festival, eva International Biennial of Visual Art - “After The Future”, 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2nd International Moscow Biennial for Young Art, Manifesta 8 – Parallel Events and 6th International Liverpool Biennial. Upcoming shows include solo presentations at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia and Overgaden – Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as an artist-in-residence project at ISCP in New York City.

Kevin GAFFNEY
The mirror is dark and inky
gaffney Kevin
The mirror is dark and inky
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:38 | Irlande | Iran | 2015

`The mirror is dark and inky` is comprised of images of daily life in Iran- driving through the city in the afternoon, playing board games with friends- alongside the narration of a neighbour concerned about a whale living in a bath in her apartment building. As the film progresses, we leave the city behind and move into the forest in northern Iran, where the narration turns inwards to a “feeling that does not come from my brain, it more erupts and descends like a fog, barely perceptible until it is enveloping, with a similar cold, dewy feeling.” The whale is the mirror and the mirror is dark and inky. Filmed on location in Tehran and northern Iran, two participants narrate the film and perform the roles.

Kevin Gaffney is a visual artist working in film and photography, living and working in Dublin. He graduated from the Royal College of Art`s MA Photography & Moving Image in 2011, and received an Honorary Mention from the Startpoint Prize for Emerging Artists. He was awarded a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship for the development of a new body of work (2015); was an UNESCO-Aschberg laureate artist in residence at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s Changdong Residency in South Korea (2014); and received a Film Project Award from the Arts Council of Ireland for the creation of a new film while artist in residence at the Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan (2014). His work is part of the Irish Museum of Modern Art`s collection and has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals internationally, including: Out There, Thataway at CCA Derry~Londonderry (2015); the Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival (Scotland, 2015); We at Catalyst Arts (Belfast, 2012); Abandon Normal Devices at Cornerhouse (Manchester, 2012); and solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Institute CAI02 (as part of the Sapporo International Art Festival, Japan, 2014); the Galway Arts Centre (2013); and RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre (2011).

Mariah GARNETT
Full Burn
garnett Mariah
Full Burn
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 20:0 | USA | 2015

Full Burn (20min, 2014), features U.S. war veterans who have all continued to test the limits of their physical abilities as civilians. Theses veterans, working as Hollywood stunt men, and one as massage therapist, describe relationships to the body, and how their experiences as soldiers have been carried back into their lives now. Named for the stunt restaged in the opening scene of this film, Full Burn pictures an ex-special ops marine set on fire in extreme slow motion, transforming the stunt into a ritualized reenactment of trauma. Full burn serves as a meditation on masculine duty and the emotional stakes of transcending fear. In 2014 it was exhibited as part of the Hammer Muesum`s Los Angeles Biennial, Made in LA, curated by Connie Butler and Michael Ned Holte. It was funded in part by The Hammer Museum and an FCA Emergency Grant.

Mariah Garnett mixes documentary, narrative and experimental filmmaking practices to make work that accesses existing people and communities beyond her immediate experience. Using source material that ranges from found text to iconic gay porn stars, Garnett often inserts herself into the films, creating cinematic allegories that codify and locate identity. Garnett holds an MFA from Calarts in Film/Video and a BA from Brown University in American Civilization. Her work has been screened internationally including: REDCAT (LA), White Columns (NY), SF MoMA (SF), Venice Bienniale (Swiss Off-site Pavillion), Rencontres Internationales (Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Beirut), Midway Contemporary Art (Minneapolis), Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor), Kerstin Engholm Galerie (Vienna). In 2016 she has her first institutional solo show at the MAC in Belfast, Northern Ireland and her first solo show at a commercial art gallery in Los Angeles at ltd los angeles. In 2014, she was in residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, and featured in Made in LA, the Hammer Museum`s biennial exhibition. The LA Times called her piece "Best in Show." She was awarded the Rema Hort Mann and CCF Emerging artist fellowships in 2014 and 2015.

Pieter GEENEN
The Nation
geenen Pieter
The Nation
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 50:0 | Belgique | 2014

The isolated people of Nagorno-Karabakh are living in a time vacuum since the cease fire of 1994. They live in a de facto independent country, but remain unrecognized as such by the international community. This area is still subject of an unresolved and long forgotten conflict which is the result of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Then what does national identity mean in a country that doesn`t exist? What are the concepts to construct such an identity? Isn`t a nation an artificial construction after all? And how is the landscape an object of identification, to them, and to us, the viewer?

Pieter Geenen (°1979) lives and works in Brussels. After his Master of Fine Arts degree in photography he completed the international postgraduate program Transmedia at Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design Brussels. His audiovisual work has been presented at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Images Festival Toronto, DocLisboa, EXiS Seoul, FID Marseille, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Centre Pompidou-Metz, ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, La Capella Barcelona, FRAC Basse-Normandie and Médiathèque FMAC Geneva amongst others. In 2007 he received the `Input/Output Art Prize` for emerging artists and in 2011 he was awarded the first prize `Fondation Henri Servais` from the Art`Contest Art Prize in Belgium. Together with Sirah Foighel Brutmann, Eitan Efrat, and Meggy Rustamova he`s a founding member of Messidor, a platform for reflection on and the production and distribution of moving image.

Simon GERBAUD, X
saVer
gerbaud Simon , X
saVer
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:0 | France | Mexique | 2014

Le projet saVer se compose de 10 vidéos, il se présente sous différentes formes (vidéos, installations interactives, sérigraphies et sculptures) qui sont aussi bien simultanées que discossiées. saVer commence avec la fabrication d`animations courtes dans lesquelles on peut voire des objets disparaître peu à peu (chaussure, ordinateur, chaise, réfrigérateur, crâne animal…). Pour réaliser les séquences animées, une photographie est prise à chaque étape de destruction de l`objet (entre 60 et 900 photographies) qui est découpé ou poncé afin de retirer de la matière. Chaque découpe est un tracé, une façon de dessiner et il en résulte une forme singulière, une invention par laquelle l`objet adopte une silhouette qui était potentiellement en lui: on dit d`ailleurs d`un archéologue qui découvre un site qu`il "l`invente", par la mise au jour d`une figure enfouie. Si ce travail de destruction ne respecte pas un schéma ou un mode d`emploi préétablie, il permet pourtant de voire les traces du mode de conception et de fabrication des objets (coutures, assemblages, solutions techniques et mécaniques, idées et gestes). Le verbe savoir (saVer en espagnol) est le titre de ce projet, verbe double (sa/voir) qui met en lumière le rapport de la connaissance et de la vue.

Simon Gerbaud ( Auxerre, France, 1976) est artiste visuel. 
Après des études théoriques en Arts Appliqués à la Sorbonne, il explore le dessin et l’animation de manière autodidacte en réalisant des courts métrages, des flipbooks et des installations interactives. Il a entre autres participé à des expositions et des festivals au Mexique, en Espagne, en France, en Hollande, en Russie, en Chine et en Iraq. Son court métrage LIBER a reçu plusieurs récompenses: Meilleure animation mexicaine au CutOut Fest (Querretaro, Mexique, 2014) et au festival Animasivo (Mexico DF, 2015); son projet saVer a reçu le Prix de l`oeuvre d`art numérique de l`année de la SCAM (Paris, France, 2015). Il vît et travaille à México depuis 2005.

Sukanya GHOSH
ANOTHER LAND
ghosh Sukanya
ANOTHER LAND
Vidéo | hdv | couleur et n&b | 3:0 | Inde | 2015

Another Land is an optical collage of memories, snatches of conversation, verses of a poem, creating a dreamlike journey. This work has been built around found materials like photographs, slides, camera footage, scribbles and drawings. The sum of this memorabilia is collected to evoke an intensely personal trancelike journey, which transports you through various vistas. I have interpreted the material to create almost a mythical space, an imaginary fable, where all that is recognizable assumes another quality altogether. This is my re-imagining of nostalgia and memory and what it means to individuals. Just as we augment and embellish memory with time; so too, this work takes fragments of remembrance and imparts another quality to them. So that, what is remembered changes and recreates new stories, new trajectories in a way that creates a fantasy - a mythopoeic fable.

Sukanya Ghosh is an artist, animation filmmaker and designer. She is an independent practitioner and enjoys working with popular imagery, poetry and the moving image. Born in Calcutta, she has a BFA in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda and an AEPEP in Animation Film Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She has been the recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust Award, the Sarai Independent Fellowship, commissions from the Royal Commonwealth Society and Motiroti, UK. She has been Artist-in-Residence at Khoj, New Delhi; Spike Island, Bristol; and AIR Vallauris, France. Her works have been part of several shows both nationally and internationally. She managed arts programming at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, Calcutta for several years and has also been involved in various design projects including publicity design for film, book, exhibition and theatre design over the years.

GIL & MOTI
Betty €233
gil & moti
Betty €233
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 10:0 | Israel | Pays-Bas | 2014

Betty €233, 2014, Full HD,10’ Questioning social and economical status and the opportunity given to immigrants we joined VB Dutch Cleaning company where we met cleaning lady: Betty Lalaram from Suriname. Three times a week she polishes the offices and exhibition space of TENT, Rotterdam Art Center. We gave Betty our video camera and we got instead her mop. The most physical jobs earn too little, we realized then, and that is why we tried to arrange a salary increase for Betty while confronting her boss.

From the moment we created the duo Gil & Moti, in 1998, we have explored the notion of individuality and questioned forms and norms of identity. Sharing is an ongoing experiment on a visual, mental and physical level, which includes: always dressing identically, never going apart, owning one wallet, one phone and one pair of keys. The denial of the boundaries between private and public, performance and social intervention is central in our work, which often starts small, close to ourselves and rooted in our personal life, but soon extends to a variety of important socio-political themes, such as discriminated minorities, racism, otherness and social and economical status. As artists, a gay couple, Jewish born (ex)Israelis and immigrants living in Europe, we contribute to the critical cultural discourse about human relationships, being different, and about sets of rules that are supposed to regulate social existence. Switching effortlessly between classical and contemporary artistic mediums of expression, we continuously challenge ourselves and our audience by introducing creative and refreshing perspectives. Gil & Moti are the winners of MK Award 2015. They have been showing internationally in museums and galleries. The recent major overview exhibition Totally Devoted to You, accompanied by an extensive monograph (publishing house: Hatje Cantz), was traveling through five important European art centers and museums: Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria (2012)/ Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Norway / Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden / Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany / Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denemark (2011). 

Pierre-jean GILOUX
Metabolism
giloux Pierre-jean
Metabolism
Fiction | hdv | couleur | 11:0 | France | Japon | 2015

Metabolism : “Le point de départ est la découverte d’un photomontage de Arata Isozaki intitulé “Re-ruined Hiroshima”. Cette image est une énigme : dans ce paysage dévasté, deux grandes formes architecturées se dessinent : ces structures constituées (on le suppose) par des débris récupérés dans les alentours, surplombent une ville mise à terre. Les métabolistes (un groupe d’urbanistes et d’architectes japonais autour d’une même vision : la ville du futur ) ont projeté de reconstruire ce pays, de (lui) façonner une nouvelle identité. Ce fut une sorte d’élan tendu vers l’avenir, vers un futur développement de l’espace urbain qui devait répondre aux flux des populations vers les centres urbains. Ils s’inscrivirent néanmoins dans une continuité idéoloqique ‘traditionnelle’ faisant référence à l’image iconique du temple d’Ise . Le métabolisme fût la dernière utopie moderniste du XXème siècle, cette découverte m’a passionné et a suscité le désir de faire ce film. Certains de leurs projets non réalisés sont introduits dans ce film par le truchement des techniques numériques, dans le Tokyo de 2015. Jalons historiques et présences fantomatiques inscrites dans les strates urbaines de la mégapole japonaise.

Qu’il soit filmique ou photographique, le travail de Pierre Jean Giloux débute par le stade préparatoire du dessin, phases de recherches où la pensée s’organise par strates, avant de passer à la réalisation. Ses installations photographiques composées de suites d’images peuvent être qualifiées de « storyboards agrandis ». Ces dernières -le plus souvent exposées en milieux urbains- se confrontent aux rapports d’échelles et questionnent le statut de l’image au sein même de la cité. Ses travaux vidéo sont les résultats d’associations et hybridations d’images. Il développe par le biais des techniques numériques un travail de collage, montage, de compositions visuelles et sonores qui incluent des séquences animées en 2 et 3 d. Il aime à faire cohabiter le virtuel et le réel dans le dessein d’établir un dialogue et de questionner notre rapport au réel et vice versa. En 2015, Pierre-Jean Giloux à la Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto, Japon) où il réalise le quatrième et dernier volet de “Invisible Cities” intitulé “Station to Station”. Ses installations vidéos et ses films ont été exposés dans de nombreuses institutions et festivals, notamment le Centre Pompidou, le MAC VAL, le CREDAC, Comix Home Base de Hong Kong, au Kyoto Art Center, au Pavillon de l’Arsenal à Paris.