Catalogue 2015-2016
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Nicolás MARTELLA
The hangover
martella Nicolás
The hangover
Film expérimental | hdv | noir et blanc | 3:7 | Argentine | 2014

Opening title sequence from "The hangover" and "The Hangover part II" movies with titles censored and no sound.

Nicolás Martella (1978, La Plata, Argentina). Lives and works in Buenos Aires. He study photography with Ataulfo Perez Aznar. He participated in workshops of photography and video with Juan Travnik, Gabriel Valansi, Martín Rejtman, Andrés Di Tella and Mariano Llinás. Solo exhibitions (selection): Slideshow (2013); Contemporáneas (Contemporary) (2007). Group exhibitions (selection): 2014: XIX Bienal de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (XIX Santa Cruz de la Sierra`s Biennial, Bolivia); 2013: Premio Fundación Andreani (Fundación Andreani Prize), 102º Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales (102º National Visual Arts Prize); 2010: II Premio AMEC de Fotografía Argentina, Museo Emilio Caraffa (2º Argentinian Contemporary Photography Award). Awards: 2014 XIX Bienal de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (XIX Santa Cruz de la Sierra`s Biennial, Bolivia); 2013 102º Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales (102º National Visual Arts Prize); 2006 Argentinean Visual Arts Award – O.S.D.E. Foundation. Residencies: 2014 Arteles Creative Center, Haukijärvi, Finland.

Richard MARTIN
Abcam
martin Richard
Abcam
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 7:54 | Canada | 2015

A B C A M (or A & B Cam) explores a scene from a TV movie where the angles have been superimposed to reveal filmic conventions. It reveals the narrative, angles as well as the adjustments in performance to observe the process in its rawness and mesmerizing predictability. In conventional cinema we are only allowed to see what is presented and manipulated through the process of editing. This is a process as old as the medium itself. It is the essence of cinema. In the case of A B C A M, that process has been subverted and exposed to allow the audience to experience the conventions simultaneously and in real time. The manufactured certainty of the experience is undermined as we are encouraged to review both sides of the narrative, follow the narrative or perhaps, find a new narrative.

Richard Martin (MFA 2013 University of British Columbia) is a media artist living in Vancouver Canada. His short film work has appeared as official selections in prestigious venues such as Berlin International Film Festival, Oberhausen, Rencontres (Paris), Toronto International, EXiS (Korea), Ann Arbor, Athens (Ohio), and many more. He has also worked as a mainstream film and TV director and in that his work straddles conventional and experimental cinema, blending and upending convention with abstract intention, playfulness and occasionally, personal trauma.

Jonas MATAUSCHEK, Culurgioni, Emerson
Leuna
matauschek Jonas , Culurgioni, Emerson
Leuna
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 13:0 | Allemagne | 2013

In the course of one day, the flm follows various characters in their local environment, which is infuenced by the presence of an industrial plant. Their individual sights tell about the relation between human being and industry.

Jonas Matauschek 1987 born in Dresden, Germany 2007 – 2014 studies of photography at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig since 2015 Meisterschüler in the class of Prof.Peter Piller, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig Emerson Culurgioni 1986 born in Munich, Germany 2007-2009 studies of visual communication at the Free University of Bolzano 2010 - 2014 studies of media art at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig currently Meisterschüler in the class of Prof. Clemens von Wedemeyer, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig

Todd MATTEI
BloodLight (Draft 1)
mattei Todd
BloodLight (Draft 1)
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:17 | USA | 2014

BloodLight (Draft 1) is an impressionistic depiction of vampires in real life, hungry and sensual beings among inky shadows. The vampires are observed in a document which blurs the distinction between fictional narrative and video documentary. Picking up on the reinvigorated interest in vampire mythology in the last 10 or so years (Twilight, Let the Right One In, etc..), BloodLight investigates this mythology from a perspective that is scaled down, sensual, and existing in shadows of our day to day. The vampire performers are Cameron Gibson, Claire Arctander, and Todd Mattei. As artists themselves, they live just outside the full exposure of 9 to 5, familial life.

Todd Mattei: Bio Todd Mattei is a media artist working in animation, video, music, performance, the written word, and the spaces in between these discrete media. Todd has screened and exhibited throughout the US and abroad, made records with several notable music groups, and toured and performed throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. www.toddmatteiart.com

Isiah MEDINA
88:88
medina Isiah
88:88
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur et n&b | 65:5 | Canada | 2015

You cannot pay your bill. – . Your heat and lights are cut off. -. You pay. The clocks initially flash 88:88, –:–. You set the clocks. You cannot pay. -. You pay. 88:88. –:–. Repeat. 88:88, –:–. Cut. -. You stop setting your clock to the time of the world. 88:88, –:– . Subtracted: – : you make do with suspension. 88:88, –:–, -.

Isiah Medina was born in 1991 and he lives in Toronto.

Paribartana MOHANTY
Notes on detour and Potentiality
mohanty Paribartana
Notes on detour and Potentiality
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 4:14 | Inde | 2015

Walking towards the commemorative obelisk, the memorial of establishing Delhi as capital of British India, We trace passed the land exactly 101 year after the coronation celebrated there. Nostalgic about the moment in history simultaneously relaxed due to its ruined state, all of our cameras started shooting the actor, unknown character and new encounters. The documented images showed intense moments of repetition and reappearances, where we expose cameras to ourselves in different position, composition and perspective. The video plays with the idea of echo in repeated intervention, engagement and performative ordinary gestures. The cinematic time in loop becomes a still image of walking, looking and hearing as rehearsing, acting bodies and a resurrected site.

SOLO EXHIBITION 2012 Kino is the Name of a Forest, Solo Exhibition, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India EXHIBITIONS 2015 Kochi Biennale Foundation Young Curatorial Award-Fellowship 2016/2017 on the KBF Student’s Biennale. 2015 BLAST! ASIA NOW, Stand SP1, Espace Pierre Cardin, 1 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris. 2015 59th BFI London Film Festival, curated by William Fowler London, United Kingdom. 2015 Rendez-vous Singapour Exposition, Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore. 2015 Undivided Mind Part- ii, Art + Science Exhibition, Curated by Lieah Smith, KHOJ international Artist Association, New Delhi, India 2015 Forever Now, Curated by Willoh S. Weiland, Brian Ritche, Thea Baumann and Jeff Khan, Aphids Epic Contemporary Project, Mofo, Hobart 2014 TokyoStory Part- ii, Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan 2014 Field Trip Project, Curated by Daisuke Takeya, Tokyo, Japan 2014 Insert- Common Ground Curated by Raqs Media Collective, IGNCA, New Delhi India 2013 Rendez-vous 13, Institute of Contemporary Art Lyon, Lyon, France 2013 Ideas of the Sublime curated by Gayatri Sinha, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi, India 2012 Sarai Reader 09: Exhibition, Curated by Raqs Media Collective, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India 2012 Video Wednesday II, Curated by Gayatri Sinha, Gallery Espace, New Delhi 2012 Broadening the Canvas: Contemporary Visual Culture of Alternate Sexuality, Curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Part of Kolkata Rainbow Pride Festival, Kolkata 2012 In Other Words, Sarai-CSDS, New Delhi 2011 Regards Croisés: A Selection of Asian Contemporary Art, Art Plural Gallery, Singapore 2011 Collective Metamorphosis, Curated by Kapil Chopra, Nature Morte, New Delhi 2011 To be continued… The FICA Group Show, Curated by Bhooma Padmanabhan, Volte Gallery, Mumbai 2011 Hong Kong Art Fair, works presented by Nature Morte 2011 Outset Inaugural Exhibition, co-ordinated by Peter Nagy and organized by Feroze Gujral, New Delhi 2010 Drifiting Still, Curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Art Konsult, New Delhi 2010 ARTIST + NATURE = ART The Sandarbh Workshop and residency. The Lahori Forest, Dadra Nagar & Hawali (UT) India 2010 Present is Now, Curated by Peter Nagy, Bestcollegeart.com 2010 City as Studio: EXB 10.04, Sarai, CSDS, New Delhi. 2010 City as Studio: EXB 10.01, curated by Iram Ghufran and Amitabh Kumar as part of ‘Ten Years of Sarai’, Sarai, CSDS, New Delhi (Feb 15 – March 10) 2010 Renewed Intensity, Curated by Jagannath Panda, B K College of Art, Bhubaneswar 2010 Drifters, Curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Gallery Beyond, Mumbai (as part of Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, February) 2009 Drifters, Curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Art Konsult, New Delhi (18 Dec – 10th Jan) 2009 Fantasy, Curated by Sunil Gupta and Gautam Bhan, Nigah Queer Festival, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi. AWARDS / RESIDENCIES 2015 Kochi Biennale Foundation Young Curatorial Award- 16-month Fellowship 2016/2017 on the KBF Student’s Biennale. 2015 T.A.J. RESIDENCY & SKE PROJECTS, Bangalore, India 2015 Undivided Mind- Part II, Art + Science One Month Residency at KHOJ, KHOJ International Artist Association, New Delhi, India. 2014 Writing Intensive, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida, New Delhi 2014 International Creator Residency Program 2013, Tokyo Wander Site, Tokyo, Japan 2013 An Anatomy and Politics of Video Art, A workshop by Marcel Odenbach, Kolkata, India 2011 Three-months residency hosted by Stadt galerie, Bern (Switzerland) in collaboration with Pro Helvetia (Swiss Arts Council) and FICA 2010 Sandarbh Artists Residency, Dadra Nagar and Havelli 2010 EMERGING ARTIST AWARD, Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), New Delhi 2010 Awarded ‘the City as Studio’ – Sarai-CSDS Media Lab Associate Fellowship for Contemporary Art and Media Practices and Residency

Thomas MOHR
Zu Hanne Darboven
mohr Thomas
Zu Hanne Darboven
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 8:27 | Pays-Bas | 2014

Is it possible to understand the work of the artist and composer Hanne Darboven (1941 - 2009) famous for her large scale installation containing thousands of drawings and notes? The project Zu / On Hanne Darboven is an exploration of herless known music  in relation to her  visual oeuvre. Abschliessend (In conclusion) is based on 1853 pictures handheld taken- as meticolous as possible - very close to the details of the works in the last space of the exhibition “The order of time and things. The home studio of Hanne Darboven” organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Deichtorhallen Hamburg - Sammlung Falckenberg in collaboration with the Hanne Darboven. The music is the last part of Hanne Darbovens Requiem recorded in eleven volumes. The pictures are processed in still compositions frame by frame in a series of cycles increasingly compressing the original information.

Living and working in Amsterdam. Since the late 1980ties systematically exploring processes of perception and experience in installations and "films" referring inter alia to conceptual and minimal art, to the history of early cinematography , the transformation of information, the evolution of (new) media. Working with computer-generated processes combined with manual execution based on a growing photo archive containing at this moment more then 500000 pictures regarding major and minor personal and historic events. Main themes recently the reverberation of historic incidents and and the intertwined relations of culture. Thomas Mohr’s particular way of composing films since 2008 begins with smallest elements - taking single images. This material is processed in repetitive steps to higly compressed structures where the visual properties are almost dissolved. Since 2010 works specifically related to the body of work of Hanne Darboven. Now working on constructing an episodic memory covering the information of 30 years (1985-2015).

Jonathan MONAGHAN
Escape Pod
monaghan Jonathan
Escape Pod
Animation | hdv | couleur | 18:0 | USA | 2015

Escape Pod is a seamlessly looping 20 minute computer animated film chronicling a golden deer through glossy environments of wealth, power, and authority. Composed of one continuous tracking shot, the journey imagines a new reality devoid of human bodies, left only with material desires and ambitions of power.

Artist Jonathan Monaghan (born 1986, New York) creates animated video installations that challenge the boundaries between the real, the imagined, and virtual. Pulling from wide-ranging sources such as science fiction and baroque architecture, he creates bizarre, yet compelling, narratives and imagery with the same high-end technology used by Hollywood and video games. His work has been exhibited widely, including venues such as: The Sundance Film Festival, The BFI Southbank in London, The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., and The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. His work has been featured by The Washington Post, VICE, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Village Voice.

Alex MONTEITH
Cascade Cove in the Shadow of 150,000 Bones
monteith Alex
Cascade Cove in the Shadow of 150,000 Bones
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 13:0 | Nouvelle-Zélande | 2015

SYNOPSIS Film essay recorded in Aotearoa / New Zealand`s Cascade Cove, Tamatea / Dusky Sound; one of the wettest places on earth. After he had sailed there for the first time in 1770, James Cook spent more than two months in Tamatea in Aotearoa on his second journey in 1773. Cascade Cove within Tamatea is also near to the sites of the earliest archeological digs of the lower fiords of Aotearoa. The Begg Brothers, then in the modern era, Peter Coutts, each made various archeological incursions looking for and removing both settler and Maori material culture from the area. This film compiles observations of the intensity of weather atmosphere as a physical expression of tension between elemental forces, as a way of approaching a contested past in which European research methods overran already existing Maori knowledge production about the area. This film is part of an ongoing series of work about this area of Aotearoa.

Alex Monteith Biography (1977-) born Belfast, Northern Ireland, resides Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa resides in Piha, Aotearoa Alex Monteith’s works often explore the political dimensions of culture engaged in turmoil over land ownership, history and occupation. The works traverse political movements, contemporary sports, culture and social activities. Projects often take place in large-scale or extreme geographies. Recent surfing related actions connect the museum directly to local geography through participatory performance projects.

Luján MONTES
Intemperie
montes Luján
Intemperie
Doc. expérimental | super8 | noir et blanc | 9:0 | Argentine | 2014

"A walker understands gradually that he does not know much about the turbulent and airy flow of the spirit. Or he is incapable of defining it. Nevertheless, he connects with it every time he discovers that his own person constitutes a fragile material structure in the hands of nature’s fluctuations, far from social intermediaries. However, he adapts his definition of “natural” to the changes of his own mind: today is freezing because I freeze, tomorrow the sun burns because I dry out. Fragment of "The book of Haiku" by Alberto Silva.

Luján Montes (1980, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a filmmaker, colorist and photographer. Her projects have been exhibited in numerous national and international festivals (BAFICI, Festival Internacional de Mar del Plata, London Analogue Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine de Centroamérica, Derhumalc) and have been shown in many art venues and museums (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Palais de Glace, Casa de Cultural del Fondo Nacional de las Artes).

Lydia MOYER
The Forcing (no. 2)
moyer Lydia
The Forcing (no. 2)
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 7:15 | USA | 2015

Begun in the wake of recent (and ongoing) racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, The Forcing (no. 2) is a meditation on power and the longing for deliverance in contemporary America. It combines original sound and video with appropriated content, observing no hierarchy of image quality or authorship.

Lydia Moyer is a visual artist and media maker who lives and works in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. She directs the new media program in the art department at the University of Virginia where she is on the faculty. Her video and print work has been shown widely in the US and abroad.

Frederic NAUCZYCIEL
THE FIRE FLIES, FRANCESCA, BALTIMORE
nauczyciel Frederic
THE FIRE FLIES, FRANCESCA, BALTIMORE
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 39:35 | France | USA | 2014

The Fire Flies, Francesca, Baltimore est une fable urbaine, un ‘road movie’ à la recherche d’Omar, personnage culte de la série TV « The Wire [Sur Ecoute] ». L’installation met en tension une traversée de Baltimore en voiture et une plongée dans la communauté des vogueurs de la ville – performers homosexuels et transgenres des ghettos noirs de la ville – avec des intrusions sophistiquées de Francesca à New York. Le film joue comme une porte dérobée qui invite à pénétrer un monde caché. L’éclatement du montage, en une succession et une superposition de séquences quasi brutes réalisées avec un iPhone, met la vision en défaut et rend compte de manière volontairement lacunaire d’une réalité qui ne peut se livrer complètement. La fragmentation du montage nous invite à éprouver plutôt que comprendre ce langage du corps sophistiqué et performatif. La boucle propose une progression, de documents bruts à des séquences plus formelles, des sons des balls à la musique baroque de Bach, avec des passages au blanc aveuglants et sonores qui rappellent la piste d’un ballroom. Ce n`est pas un documentaire sur le voguing, mais le making off d`un travail de création avec les vogueurs de Baltimore dans le décor et la réalité de cette Ville. La scène d`exposition, long plan séquence sur un parking, présente les personnages qui jalonnent cette traversée, pour raconter la rencontre improbable entre les vogueurs, Francesca et Omar.

Frédéric Nauczyciel est un artiste visuel français. Il travaille entre la France et les Etats-Unis. Nourri par la danse et le cinéma, il réalise des photographies, des films et des performances. Il construit avec ses sujets des images collaboratives qui tendent vers une hybridation des formes. Il fait appel à l’expérience de la performance pour produire des « images vivantes » qui convient la présence. Depuis 2011, il déploie son travail entre les ghettos noirs de Baltimore et la périphérie parisienne, puisant dans la force des langages performatifs tel que le voguing. Il expose en France (Musée de la Chasse à Paris, Mac/Val, Eté Photographique de Lectoure, Rencontres Internationales de Photographie d’Arles, Festival d’Avignon, Centre Pompidou Paris), à Barcelone (Palau de la Virreina), ou aux Etats-Unis (Washington, Houston, Baltimore et New York). Il est lauréat en 2011 de la Villa Médicis Programme Hors les Murs pour les Etats-Unis (Institut Français), reçoit en 2013 l’Allocation de recherche du Centre National des Arts Plastiques et figure dans la collection du Fonds national d’Art Contemporain (Public # Ceux qui nous regardent, Le temps devant et The Fire Flies, Baltimore). Il est en résidence en Seine-Saint-Denis pour deux années, de 2014 à 2016.

Frederic NAUCZYCIEL
Red Shoes
nauczyciel Frederic
Red Shoes
Installation vidéo | hdv | couleur | 4:17 | France | 2015

Red Shoes est un rituel. Le vogueur Kendall Mugler (Paris) mets ses talons aiguille rouges, et remplit l’espace d’une énergie dite « dramatique » - c’est à dire : théâtrale, sauvage, hautement technique, audacieuse.

Frédéric Nauczyciel est un artiste visuel français. Il travaille entre la France et les Etats-Unis. Nourri par la danse et le cinéma, il réalise des photographies, des films et des performances. Il construit avec ses sujets des images collaboratives qui tendent vers une hybridation des formes. Il fait appel à l’expérience de la performance pour produire des « images vivantes » qui convient la présence. Depuis 2011, il déploie son travail entre les ghettos noirs de Baltimore et la périphérie parisienne, puisant dans la force des langages performatifs tel que le voguing. Il expose en France (Musée de la Chasse à Paris, Mac/Val, Eté Photographique de Lectoure, Rencontres Internationales de Photographie d’Arles, Festival d’Avignon, Centre Pompidou Paris), à Barcelone (Palau de la Virreina), ou aux Etats-Unis (Washington, Houston, Baltimore et New York). Il est lauréat en 2011 de la Villa Médicis Programme Hors les Murs pour les Etats-Unis (Institut Français), reçoit en 2013 l’Allocation de recherche du Centre National des Arts Plastiques et figure dans la collection du Fonds national d’Art Contemporain (Public # Ceux qui nous regardent, Le temps devant et The Fire Flies, Baltimore). Il est en résidence en Seine-Saint-Denis pour deux années, de 2014 à 2016.

Jussie NSANA BANIMBA
Bimbambukila
nsana banimba Jussie
Bimbambukila
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 6:1 | Congo (Brazzaville) | 2012

Réalisée lors des Ateliers Sahm (Rencontre Internationale d’Art Contemporain, qui se sont tenus du 15 novembre au 15 octobre 2012 à Brazzaville, « Bimbanbukila », première vidéo de Jussie Nsana pose le problème de mémoire. Cette première réalisation de l’artiste nous emmène au cœur de Brazzaville où l’artiste magnifie le mur sous toutes ses coutures. Des murs qui deviennent des espaces témoins, de ponts entre le passé et le présent.

Jussie Nsana Banimba est née à Brazzaville en 1984 et elle vit et travaille actuellement à Pointe-Noire. Elle est diplômée de l`École Nationale des Beaux Arts de Brazzaville, en arts plastiques. Elle se considère comme une artiste à part entière et crée des peintures, des bandes dessinées, et des vidéos. Jussie à participé octobre 2015 au Festival International de la Bande Dessiné d’Alger en Algérie. Elle a exposée ses œuvres en novembre 2015 à l`exposition «Soul Power» au Musée-Galerie du Bassin du Congo à Brazzaville, en 2014 à l`exposition "Butselé" au Centre Culturel Basango à Pointe-Noire; en 2013 à l`Institut Français du Congo (IFC) à Pointe-Noire; en 2012 et 2013et 2015 elle a participé à la 1ère, 2e et 4e édition de la "Rencontre d`Art contemporain de Brazzaville" aux Ateliers SAHM. Comme elle-même le dit, Jussie transporte dans son « sac à arts », ses passions les plus artistiques, la BD, la peinture et la vidéo. Engagée avec la jeunesse, Jussie, avec une générosité hors du commun, transmet son savoir-faire et son amour pour l’art aux enfants et aux jeunes dans son espace Nsana – Arts’ Butsilé.

Damir OCKO
TK
ocko Damir
TK
Film expérimental | 4k | couleur | 19:46 | Croatie | 2015

Departing form an eight part poem the artist constructs a complex polyphonic work in which poetry meets movements, sounds, silences, bodies, and ¬endurability in order to project the ideas behind the work. Several topics constantly reoccurring through out the work are brought forward by a meticulously scored narration, in which pause and silence are equally important as the spoken or written word. Poem itself depicts on various images, starting as a morning song in which a question of a routine and a rotation turns the engine on for work to move towards more difficult imagery. People gather in dangerous constellations to act in violence, to observe silently, or to setup the false feeling of tranquillity which is constantly turned upside down by the various mechanisms of the film itself. Heavy things get stuck in the throat, stones used as tools and voices come to unrest.

Damir Očko (b. 1977, lives and works in Zagreb) is one of the most prominent Croatian artist of his generation. His videos, films, poetry and works on paper have been exhibited recently in Temple Bar Gallery in Dublin (2014), KM - Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien in Graz (2014), Yvon Lambert gallery in Paris (2013), Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012), Galleria Tiziana Di Caro in Salerno (2012), and Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (2011). He participated in numerous collective exhibitions with institutions such as MUDAM, Luxembourg, FRAC Le Plateau in Paris, Kunsthalle Wien, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb among others. His works are part of many public and private collections around the world.

Hans OP DE BEECK
Night Time (extended)
op de beeck Hans
Night Time (extended)
Animation | hdv | noir et blanc | 19:18 | Belgique | 2015

"Night Time (extended)" - Hans Op de Beeck 2015 Full HD video, black and white, sound, 2015 (19 minutes 20 seconds) ‘Night time (extended)’ is a dark, enigmatic animation without text based on a large series of monumental monochrome watercolours which Op de Beeck steadily realised over the past five years, in between all his other multidisciplinary projects. All the watercolours were painted by the artist at night in complete solitude and concentration.This nightly atmosphere is a tangible presence in the metropolitan landscapes, the images of nature, the buildings, interiors and characters which the artist brings to life in the film. "Night time (extended)" is conceived as a mysterious dream in which all proportions, perspectives and environments are fictitious. In this way, intimate close-ups are made to alternate with sweeping images; every image clearly and visibly the product of deliberate construction. The film is comforting and soothing, yet also exudes a sense of dormant danger and derailment, just as in the film noir tradition. Here, Op de Beeck brings together an anachronistic whole of both classical and distinctly contemporary themes into an effortless blend of both highly cultivated and more visceral subcultural elements.

Hans Op de Beeck produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it. He regards man as a being who stages the world around him in a tragi-comic way. Above all, Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses, and invite them to really experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder and silence. Over the past fifteen years Op de Beeck realized numerous monumental ‘sensorial’ installations, in which he evoked what he describes as ‘visual fictions’: tactile deserted spaces as an empty set for the viewer to walk through or sit down in, sculpted havens for introspection. In many of his films though, in contrast with those depopulated spaces, he prominently depicts anonymous characters. Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in Brussels and Gooik, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world. He had substantial institutional solo shows at the GEM Museum of Contemporary Art of The Hague, The Hague, NL (2004); MUHKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, B (2006); Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL (2007); the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, US (2010); KunstmuseumThun, CH (2010); Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, ES (2010); Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, IRL (2012); Kunstverein Hannover, D (2012); Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, USA (2013); the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA (2013); FRAC Paca, Marseille, F (2013); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Boston MA, US (2014); MOCA Cleveland, OH, US (2014); Sammlung Goetz, Munich, D (2014), … Op de Beeck participated in numerous group shows at institutions such as The Reina Sofia, Madrid, ES; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ, US; the Towada Art Center, Towada, JP; ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE; MACRO, Rome, IT; the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, GB; PS1, New York, NY, US; Musée National d’ArtModerne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln, DE; Hangar Bicocca, Milano, IT; the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP; 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, US; The Drawing Center, New York, NY, US; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, CN; MAMBA, Buenos Aires, AR; Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE; Museod’ArteModerna di Bologna, Bologna, IT; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn DE, … His work was invited for the Venice Biennale, Venice, IT; the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, CN; the Aichi Triennale, Aichi, JP; the Singapore Biennale, Singapore, SG; Art Summer University, Tate Modern, London, GB; the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, IN, and many other art events.

Juan Pablo ORDUÑEZ MAWATRES
SANT ROMÁ DE SAU
orduÑez mawatres Juan Pablo
SANT ROMÁ DE SAU
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 3:50 | Espagne | 2014

Sabrina OSBORNE
Anmol Ghari
osborne Sabrina
Anmol Ghari
Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 5:25 | Inde | Royaume-Uni | 2014

This video was created in response to Joanne Wardrop’s curatorial project “Matrimonial rituals, gender studies and false facial hair”, an imaginative attempt to understand rituals, objects and customs found in the Pitt Rivers Museum’s Collection. In the video the artist re enacts a song from the Bollywood director Mehboob Khan’s movie “Anmol Gahri” released in 1946, just before India gained freedom from British rule in 1947. The film was a musical hit and is still remembered for its music by Naushaad and became the highest grossing film at the Indian Box Office in 1946. By re enacting the song the artist questions the status of women in 21st Century Indian patriarchal society, when India is on the brink of becoming one of the world economic powerhouses in the coming years. Although the translation of the song reads primarily as a sad romantic song but its connotations of a woman surrendering to a male dominated society can not be sidelined, especially as she is conditioned to take a man as the savior of her destiny and strongly believes in her annihilation without his protection. The superimposed artificial paper beard adds to this conundrum of identity. The project of which this video is a part was inspired by an artificial beard collected by Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton in Angola in the 1930s that is currently on display in the University of Oxford`s Pitt Rivers Museum. Such beards were worn by young Kwanyama girls as part of their marriage ceremonies, which the Powell-Cotton sisters filmed in the early 20th century.

Sabrina Osborne lives and works in London & New Delhi. She has her MA from Goldsmith London University. She has produced an extensive body of work – combining photography, installation and video. In her work she deals with the subjects of displacement, loss and identity. The theme underlying the work is trauma and how this is experienced through melancholia, solitude and alienation. Her projects have been exhibited widely including London Tate Britain, National Gallery Bangkok, Museum of Contemporary Art : Sofia, Belgrade Art Fair, Mine Gallery Istanbul, Espacio Enter: Tenerife Spain, Tenderfelix -Tenderpixle Gallery: London, Galerie Muller and Plate: Munich, Id Art Fest: International Dynamic Contemporary Art Museum : Macerata Italy, OED Gallery: Cochin India and Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford. In 2012, her video was short listed for Celeste Prize and at Culture Cloud at New Art Exchange Nottingham.

Akosua Adoma OWUSU
Bus Nut
owusu Akosua Adoma
Bus Nut
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 7:0 | USA | 2015

`Bus Nut` re-articulates the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, a political and social protest against US racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery Alabama and its relationship to an educational video on school bus safety.

Akosua Adoma Owusu is a filmmaker and producer with Ghanaian parentage whose films have screened worldwide in prestigious film festivals, museums, galleries, universities and microcinemas since 2005. One of ArtForum‘s Top Ten Artists and one of The Huffington Post‘s 30 Contemporary Artists under 40, Owusu has exhibited worldwide, including at the Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Rotterdam, Centre Pompidou and London Film Festival. She is a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow and a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. Her company Obibini Pictures produced award winning films including Afronauts, and Kwaku Ananse, which received the 2013 African Movie Academy Award for Best Short Film and was nominated for the 2013 Golden Bear prize at the Berlinale. The French Cesar Film Academy Golden Nights Panorama program included Kwaku Ananse in Best Short Films of the year. Focus Features Africa First, Art Matters and The Sarah Jacobson Film grant supported Kwaku Ananse in 2012. She was a featured artist at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in 2010 and received the Africa First award sponsored by Focus Features in 2011. Owusu’s film Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful received the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2013. Her most recent exhibitions include Prospect.3: Notes for Now in New Orleans, America Is Hard to See at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and The Art of Hair in Africa at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles. Various universities and museums hold Owusu’s work for their research and permanent collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Fowler Museum, Yale University Film Study Center and Indiana University Bloomington, home of the Black Film Center/Archive. She has M.F.A. degrees in Film/Video and Fine Art from California Institute of the Arts and received her BA degree in Media Studies and Art with distinction from the University of Virginia, where she studied under the mentorship of prolific avant-garde filmmaker, Kevin Jerome Everson.

Arnold PASQUIER
Borobudur
pasquier Arnold
Borobudur
Fiction | hdv | couleur et n&b | 80:0 | France | Italie | 2015

Federico est étudiant en architecture à Palerme. Il parcourt la ville à la recherche de bâtiments moderne qu’il dessine et photographie. Dans un parc, il rencontre un jeune homme, Borobudur, qui va lui ouvrir les portes d’une autre urbanité. Dans le sillage de ce garçon magique, Federico abandonne son quotidien et découvre une ville qui le métamorphose.

Arnold Pasquier est né à Paris en 1968. Dès ses études d’arts plastiques et de cinéma, il réalise des essais en Super 8 et en vidéo dans lesquels il développe un univers de journaux filmés et de fictions. À vingt ans, il se rapproche de la danse contemporaine et collabore avec des chorégraphes comme documentariste et comme danseur. Cette expérience marque la réalisation d’une œuvre où la danse tient une place importante. En 1997, il est reçu comme résident au Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains à Tourcoing où il conçoit l’installation C’est ici que je donne des baisers. En 1999, il présente dans la Grande Nef du Fresnoy le spectacle C’est merveilleux pour 10 danseurs et acteurs. Il est l’auteur de nombreux films (fiction, documen- taire, art vidéo), de mises en scène de spectacles, de scénographies, d’émissions de radio pour les Ateliers de Création Radiophonique de France Culture. Son travail s’articule aux croisements de ces différentes disciplines. En 2004-2005, à la faveur d’une résidence de l’association française d’action artistique, programme, «Villa Médicis hors-les-murs», il réalise le film Celui qui aime a raison fiction de long métrage sortie en salle en 2006.Il collabore avec des cinéastes et des plasticiens comme cadreur ou monteur.

Vijai PATCHINEELAM
Resistir o passado, ignorar o futuro e a incapacidade de conter o presente
patchineelam Vijai
Resistir o passado, ignorar o futuro e a incapacidade de conter o presente
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 28:2 | Brésil | Pays-Bas | 2015

The video Resist the past, ignore the future and the incapacity of containing the present (2015) begins with a reflection on the installation Equilibrium I, II, III (1977) by artist Carlos Zilio. In order to construct a sort of script in accordance with the variation of cuts present in the installation. Where wooden planks are placed horizontally along the floor and placed in equilibrium from cuts made by metal saws that remains inserted into the wood. The title Resist the past, ignore the future and the incapacity of containing the present is distributed throughout the video in three sequences. Each sequence searches in different subjects forms of political engagement outside or in parallel to the main activity and the tension that is generated regarding your area of action because of this engagement. This search does not result in a didactic video but through a conceptual approaches that seek to decentralize the subject / topic as a means of generating linguistic material around the moving image. The video begins showing the assembly of the work Equilibrium I, II, III at the Museum Rio de Janeiro. The second sequence puts the viewer in two different but related situations, the first in at the end of what appears to be a lecture where the speakers answer audience questions on engagement in a march or other forms of mass protest. Soon after the viewer is placed along side a protest march in which the viewer does not see the march itself but the change in the landscape. Ending with a interview where activist Mahmoud Keshavarz and Amin reflect on a advertisement campaign for an job vacancy at a immigration detention center in Sweden, and how this ad ironically uses mobility and cultural diversity as positive gains for the future employee. In collaboration with Marhmoud Keshavarz, Amin Parsa and Carlos Zilio.

Vijai Patchineelam, born in 1983 in the city of Niterói, Brazil. Holds a Master in Research in Arts and Design at Sint Lucas University College of Art and Design, Antwerp, Belgium; an MFA at Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden and a BA in Industrial Design at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Held a research position at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands.