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Aglaia konrad
Catalogue : 2016La Scala | Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 12:24 | Autriche | Belgique | 2016
Aglaia konrad
La Scala
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 12:24 | Autriche | Belgique | 2016

The subject of Aglaia Konrad’s 16mm films is modernist architecture but rather than a form of architecture on film, or film on architecture, her films investigate the potential for film to embody the experience of architecture as sculpture. The protagonist here is ‘La Scala’, a villa on Lake Garda, designed by Vittoriano Vigano for André Bloc in 1958. The ‘multiple projection’ (split-screen) of La Scala proposes a multiplicity of perspectives and, more significantly, a succession of combined images.

Aglaia Konrad (1960, Salzburg) criss-crosses urban spaces. Her photographs, films and installations zoom in on exceptional buildings and the transformation of cities. She focuses on the way architecture is visualised and exhibited. Aglaia Konrad lives in Brussels and teaches at LUCA School of Arts. She had presented her work in solo exhibitions in Siegen, Antwerp, Geneva, Graz, Cologne and New York, among other cities, as well as in international group shows such as Documenta X (1997), Cities on the Move (1998-1999) and Talking Cities (2006). Her work has been documented in several exhibitions catalogues and monographic publications such as ‘Elasticity’ (2002) and ‘Iconocity’ (2005). For her book ‘Desert Cities’ (2008) she received the Infinity award for the best photo book 2009 of the International Center for Photography, New York. The book ‘Carrara’ (2011) won the Fernand Baudin Prize 2011. In 2016 she published ‘From A to K’ (Buchhandlung Walther Konig).

Aglaia konrad
Catalogue : 2007Capsular | Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 24:0 | Belgique | 2006
Herman asselberghs
Capsular
Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 24:0 | Belgique | 2006

L'enclave espagnole Ciudad Autonoma de Ceuta peut se définir comme à mi-chemin entre une ville et une communauté autonome, avec un parlement et un président qui lui sont propres. Autrefois partie administrative de la province espagnole de Cadiz, Ceuta, située le long de la frontière du Maroc, fait maintenant partie intégrante de l'union européenne. Cette politique avant-gardiste basée sur le néolibéralisme et la xénophobie agit comme une version contemporaine du "rideau de fer". Comme construction tangible, ce "mur" entre l'Europe et l'Afrique est un exemple précaire d'une industrie de déportation et de sécurité intensive. En tant que ligne de fracture symbolique ente le nord et le sud, entre "l'intérieur" et "l'extérieur", cette enclave représente à la fois la dure réalité des africains en quête d'une vie plus heureuse et le fantasme des européens tourmentés et menacés par la barbarie. Avec sa politique "télécommandée", l'Europe déplace littéralement son problème d'asile, sous-traitant le control de ses frontières et forçant les africains à participer à la lutte contre l'immigration illégale. La présence de lieux d'asile sur les frontières ou même sur le territoire africain poussent les frontières européennes bien au-delà de leurs véritables coordonnées, transformant les autorités locales en chiens de gardes et mettant les populations migrantes hors de vue des citoyens occidentaux. "Capsular" est une réflexion sur la pertinence ou l'insignifiance des images, sur le "camp" comme symbole et symptôme. Asselberghs joue avec les principaux media, qu'il commente et critique.


L'artiste vit et travaille à Bruxelles. Il publie régulièrement sur la culture audiovisuelle, organise des concerts et des spectacles multimedia, enseigne au département cinéma de la Hogeschool Sint-Lukas à Bruxelles où il participe également au programme de troisième cycle Transmedia en art, media et design.

Catalogue : 2008Two Times 4'33 | Doc. expérimental | 35mm | couleur | 11:0 | Belgique | 2008
Herman asselberghs
Two Times 4'33
Doc. expérimental | 35mm | couleur | 11:0 | Belgique | 2008

De Boer a invité le pianiste basé à Bruxelles Jean-Luc Fafchamps à jouer deux fois de suite la composition « 4?33?? » de John Cage devant un auditoire, dans un studio des P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) de Bruxelles (Belgique). En une seule prise, la caméra filme l'exécution de cette composition musicale « silencieuse », avec les trois signes de ponctuation indiqués par Cage sur l?unique ligne de la partition à 1'40", 2'23" et 2?30", que Fafchamps, qui demeure le reste du temps toujours calme et absorbé, interprète en touchant un chronomètre. Tournée sur une pellicule 35 millimètres, ce qui assure la netteté des détails visuels, cette première partie est mariée à un son ambiant enregistré de façon synchrone, joué en surround Dolby lorsque l'?uvre est projetée. À la seconde interprétation, qui correspond à la deuxième partie du film, De Boer coupe tous les sons, à part les clics du chronomètre de l?exécution.


Manon de Boer est née en Inde, vit et travaille à Bruxelles (Belgique). Elle réalise des films, des vidéos, des installations, publie et enseigne à KASK. Elle fait partie de la plateforme de production-distribution Auguste Orts. Utilisant la narration personnelle comme une méthode, Manon de Boer explore la relation entre le langage, le temps et les revendications de vérité. Elle explore également la perception du temps par le biais d?un usage conscient du film en tant que médiateur artistique, et par l?analyse de ses effets sur le spectateur. La façon dont elle désincarne l?image, le son et la musique dans ses compositions, modifie subtilement le schéma classique de la perception du film.

Catalogue : 2010Concrete & Samples I Wotruba Wien | Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 16:30 | Belgique | 2009
Aglaia konrad
Concrete & Samples I Wotruba Wien
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 16:30 | Belgique | 2009

Concrete & Samples I, II, III is a series of 16mm films on sculptural architecture. What the buildings and site in all films have in common is the idea of ?architecture as sculpture? and a very distinct use of concrete that seem to depart from the free form of the whole in a sculptural manner. In the absence of a traditional narrative, it is the space itself, that takes the role of the protagonist, while the camera proposes a narration through its travel and observation. The church of Fritz Wotruba, in Vienna looks like an enlarged piece of abstract sculpture, a kind of three-dimensional synthetic cubist arrangement of 152 concrete blocks arranged vertically and horizontally, but asymmetrically, in which the narrow spaces produced in-between are made use of as windows and doors.

Aglaia Konrad is a photography based artist living in Brussels whose work has focused mainly on metropolitan urban space. She has been advising researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and is currently teaching at the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas in Brussels. She had presented her work in solo exhibitions in Siegen, Antwerp, Geneva, Graz, Cologne and New York, among other cities, as well as in international group shows such as Documenta X (1997), Cities on the Move (1998-1999) and Talking Cities (2006). Her work has been documented in several exhibitions catalogues and monographic publications such as `Elasticity` (2002) and `Iconocity` (2005). For her latest book `Desert Cities` (2008) she received the Infinity award for the best photo book 2009 of the International Center for Photography, New York.

Aglaia konrad
Catalogue : 2018IL CRETTO | Vidéo expérimentale | 16mm | couleur | 11:21 | Autriche | Belgique | 2018
Aglaia konrad
IL CRETTO
Vidéo expérimentale | 16mm | couleur | 11:21 | Autriche | Belgique | 2018

In 1968, the island of Sicily suffered a huge earthquake that completely devastated several villages, including Gibellina. Il Grande Cretto, the intervention projected by the Italian artist Alberto Burri for the ruins of Gibellina, a small village in the western part of the Island. This intervention - which took over thirty years to complete, after successive interruptions and recommences - is for me the most crystalline and powerful implementation of what may be described, in an apparent paradox, as a contemporary monument. The radical aspect of this place is that the monument coincides with the memory of the event. It is therefore, a performative piece - a living monument. The monument is the place, on a 1:1 scale. Aglaia Konrad’s films are careful and rigorous approximations to certain places or realities. In her films she works with matter (light, sound, memory and perception), on the one hand, and with language (editing, rhythm and repetition) on the other. The 16mm film IL CRETTO (transferred to video), uses of a split-screen (recorded in- camera) and dual projection.

AGLAIA KONRAD Austrian, self-taught as an artist, lives in Brussels and teaches at the LUCA School of Arts. She participated in numerous international exhibitions such as Dokumenta X, 1997 in Kassel; "Cities on the Move" 1998 and 1999 (Bordeaux, New York, London, Helsinki, Wien); Shanghai Biennale 2000, "Gazes of Architecture on the Body", Tokyo Wonder Site and Museum of Contemporary Art, Kumamoto, "In the First Circle", Tapies Foundation Barcelona, EMINENT DOMAINS (proper names), Robert Miller Gallery, New York City; Hollein, MAK Vienna; The Brutalism Appreciation Society, HMKV Dortmund, 2009 a soloshow at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Siegen; Sainsbury Gallery Norwich; Fotohof Salzburg; STUK und Netwerk Aalst; in 2016 M Museum, Leuven. "Aglaia Konrad. From A to K", kam bei Koenig Books heraus. Published books: Elasticity (2002); Iconocity (2005); Desert Cities (2008); Carrara (2011 ); Zweimal Belichtet (2013); Aglaia Konrad: From A to K ; SCHAUBUCH: Skulptur (2017).

Aglaia konrad
Catalogue : 2014Das Haus | Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 21:40 | Autriche | 2014
Aglaia konrad
Das Haus
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 21:40 | Autriche | 2014

Das Haus deepens the exploration of sculptural architecture that Aglaia Konrad conducted with the series of 16mm films Concrete and Samples. Shot in a house designed by architect Juliaan Lampens in Sint-Martens-Latem (Belgium), the film resumes the artist’s interest on the possibilities of the cinematic medium to generate –rather than capture - an architectural experience. An experience which, in this film, surpasses the visual to mobilize bodily perception and even desire. Konrad’s editing carefully measures the doses of perceptual information it provides to our orientation drive in a process that departs from an initial willingness to orient oneself towards the pleasure of surrendering to disorientation and fragmentation. A disorientation that could be called “perverse” in the sense that Freud bestowed to the word –perverse pleasures are those which linger in the detour; in the resistance to result in a productive goal– insofar as the film replaces the production of a representation of space in favour of perceptive defamiliarization and tactile pleasure. Architecture and film are constantly looking at each other in a piece in which "angle", "transition", "cut", "sequence", "frame", " joint", " fold " and "rhythm" are notions that are spread from one discipline to the other as if the camera and editing would be reading the space as a composition score. There are two architectural comparisons that are often applied to filmmaking: the idea of cinema as a "window" and as “mirror". Das Haus, entangles and complicates those comparisons by treating windows as interfaces that blur the inside and outside and whose transparency acquires materiality, and by using mirrors as devices that disrupt form pushing it to a state of potentiality. In Das Haus the screen is no longer a window but rather a skin: for it is a body interface, a tactile surface and a membrane that is neither safe nor transparent because it reveals its inner cinematic compositional strategies.

Aglaia Konrad is a photography based artist living in Brussels whose work has focused mainly on metropolitan urban space. She has been advising researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and is currently teaching at the Hogeschool Sint-Lukas in Brussels. She had presented her work in solo exhibitions in Siegen, Antwerp, Geneva, Graz, Cologne and New York, among other cities, as well as in international group shows such as Documenta X (1997), Cities on the Move (1998-1999) and Talking Cities (2006). Her work has been documented in several exhibitions catalogues and monographic publications such as 'Elasticity' (2002) and 'Iconocity' (2005). For her book 'Desert Cities' (2008) she received the Infinity award for the best photo book 2009 of the International Center for Photography, New York. The book 'Carrara' (2011) won the Fernand Baudin Prize 2011. Before the trilogy Concrete & Samples (2009-2010) she made the film Sculpture House (2008, 12'05") based on a house built in 1968 around Liège (BE) by Jacques Gillet, Felix Roulin and René Greisch.

Frank koolen, kasper jacobs
Catalogue : 2015Play Curacao | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 29:28 | Pays-Bas | Curaçao | 2015
Frank koolen , kasper jacobs
Play Curacao
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 29:28 | Pays-Bas | Curaçao | 2015

In the experimental documentary Play Curacao (2015) contemporary games, social rituals and leisure typical for the Caribbean island of Curacao are thoroughly investigated through a mix of observations, discussions and performative acts. During a four month residency at the Instituto Buena Bista artists/filmmakers Kasper Jacobs and Frank Koolen followed a wide variety of sub-cultures and singletons in their free-time routines resulting in a personal taxonomy of the Caribbean ‘Homo Ludens’. Play Curacao offers a dynamic, absurd and playful insight in the versatile everyday society and culture of Curacao.

Kasper Jacobs and Frank koolen, both visual artists working in the field of film and photography, met in 2007 and since then have been assisting each other frequently in a range of individual projects. Through these collaborations they created a mutual frame of preference and understanding. Their shared interest in subcultures and the structures they create to frame their own reality form the fundament of `Play Curacao` and future projects. Kasper Jacobs (1981, Bergen, NL) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Frank Koolen (1978, Maastricht, NL) studied at the HKU in Utrecht, De Ateliers and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

Jan kopp
Catalogue : 2012Les balançoires | Animation | hdv | noir et blanc | 4:15 | Allemagne | France | 2011
Jan kopp
Les balançoires
Animation | hdv | noir et blanc | 4:15 | Allemagne | France | 2011

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Born 1970 in Frankfurt/Main, lives in Paris and Berlin 1992-1994 : studies philosophy at Paris IV, la Sorbonne. 1996 : graduates from Ecole Nat. Sup. des Beaux Arts, Paris.

Konrad korabiewski, loðmfjörð kristján
Catalogue : 2017NS-12 | Installation vidéo | hdv | couleur | 52:26 | Danemark | Islande | 2014
Konrad korabiewski , loðmfjörð kristján
NS-12
Installation vidéo | hdv | couleur | 52:26 | Danemark | Islande | 2014

Title: NS-12 Authors: Kristjan Loðmfjorð (is) / Konrad Korabiewski (dk/pl/is) Form 1: Audio Visual installation for 8 channels, 1 subwoofer and 1 HD projector Form 2: DCP master with 5.1 audio for cinema/festival screening, 52 min. NS-12 (2014-2018) is audiovisual collaboration between the filmmaker Kristjan Loðmfjorð and the composer Konrad Korabiewski. Using the means of sound and image, NS-12 poetically portrays the fishing trawler Gullver NS-12 based in Seyðisfjorður, East Iceland. The trawler is a self-contained world; a space which functions both as workplace and as collective living arrangement, which is also personally and physically affective. For the people working on board the ship might be seen as a tool, but artistically it is perceived as a living organism, as a musical instrument triggering the senses, and as a visual landscape impressing with textures and colors. The constant sensation of motion from the heaviness and roughness of the rolling trawler conveys a state of confusion or reverie, like that triggered by seasickness. The ship itself is always in the foreground, with the life on board as the background. Thus NS-12 captures the moment of an everyday situation applying an expressionistic approach for an experimental outcome. It communicates the human spirit, essential for the experience of the trawler at sea with the ceaseless sound and vibrations of the engine. The original soundscape for the work is realized as a contemporary composition where all the sonic material is sourced from reality, whereas the imagery is mainly based of still-life recordings where visual perception shines above realism. Together the two mediums explore the complete body of the trawler as a visually intriguing labyrinth, where each room has its own way of carrying the sound from the engine. The complete work including sound and image is purely field recorded, accompanied with voiceover recordings performed by the Seyðisfjorður Church Choir and the fourth (and Europe`s first female) president of Iceland, Mrs. Vigdis Finnbogadottir. Recordings on board Gullver NS-12 took place during the period of September 2012 - December 2013. Methodology: In the research process, the artists went out on three tours on the trawler to capture sound and image in various seasons and weather conditions. The machinery and the captain’s diaries were also examined, extracting relevant texts. These transcripts were integrated into the final piece as subtitled and as read text, as they are very evocative and give an irrational sense of the trawler`s path: such as the ship`s state examination while in the dockyard, weather reports from out on open sea, injuries on board, and mechanical breakdowns. 8 channel installation: A sound and video installation preferably presented by itself in a separate exhibition room. This 8 channel installation configuration,referring to the 8 cylinders of the trawler´s engine aims at conveying the physical presence of the trawler´space. Presentation history: 14.10.15 QC-Montréal,Festival Nouveau Cinéma, screening 11.10.15 QC-Montréal, North American premiere Festival Nouveau Cinéma, screening 26.10.2014-31.01.2015 DE-Marl, Marl Media Art Awards 2014, installation and award nomination 04.12.2014 CL- Valparaiso / South American premiere: Tsonami Sound Art Festival, installation 27.06.2014 PL-Gdańsk / Polish premiere: Soundplay Festival, installation 17.06.2014 IS-Seyðisfjorður, Icelandic premiere: Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art , installation 17.05.2014 DE-Berlin DAADgalerie, installation & artists talk 15.05.2014 DE-Karlsruhe, German / European premiere: ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe / Institute for Music and Acoustics, Sound Dome installation Credit list: Phonography and composition by Konrad Korabiewski Manuscript and cinematography by Kristjan Loðmfjorð Sound engineered at Institute for Music and Acoustics ZKM - Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe by Konrad Korabiewski with Anton Kossjanenko Voiceovers by: Mrs. Vigdis Finnbogadottir The Seyðisfjorður Church Choir The work is supported by: Cultural Council of East Iceland Visual Art Council Iceland Danish Composers Society Danish Arts Foundation ZKM - Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe Detailed work description is available as pdf here: http://www.korabiewski.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/NS-12.pdf

KONRAD KORABIEWSKI composer/sound/media artist http://korabiewski.com konrad@korabiewski.com Danish | Polish | Icelandic Konrad Korabiewski (1978) is an award-winning experimental composer, sound and media artist working worldwide and currently residing in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland and California. Characterized by a marked tendency to transgress various genres and media, his sound art, film music, installations, radio, video and multi-media art works have a strong site- specific element. Konrad Korabiewski’s musical atmosphere is sombre and intense, demonstrating a precise attention to musical space; at times with a meditative character, where distortion expresses an emotional depth that demands and attracts attention in minimalistic scenarios of sound. Among many international prizes and grants in 2014 Konrad Korabiewski was awarded the prestige Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD academic award & working grant and nominated for 2 Media Art Awards: European Sound Art Award (formerly known as Deutsche Klangkunst-Preis) and Marler Videokunst-Preis in Germany. He holds a Master in Electronic Music Composition from The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark. Konrad Korabiewski is founder and currently the director of Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music, Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland. He is an independent curator and Research Associate at Film and Digital Media Department of University of California, Santa Cruz. Also a key member of Danish Composers ́Society since 2004. Awards | nominations: 2014, NS-12, nomination for the Marl Video Art Award, Germany, 2014, The Art Book Orchestra, finalist in European Sound Art Award competition, Germany (formerly known as der Deutsche Klangkunst Preis) 2014, The Institute for Music and Acoustics – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, awarded scholarship and residency 2013, Berliner Künstlerprogramm of the DAAD- Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst awarded academic award, residency and working grant for 2014 2011, Skeyti, winning the international sound-art competition Europe A Sound Panorama 2011, Affected As Only A Human Been Can Be (interactive art book with integrated sound scape), nominated for Best Book-craft /art book of the Year, Denmark 2010, Affected As Only A Human Been Can Be (interactive art book with integrated sound scape) nominated for the Young Illustrators Award, Illustrative, Berlin, Germany 2005, Slowloop (animation video with sound scape ), winning first price at the film festi- val KRAKFFA, Cracow, Poland 2003, Lay Down (electro-acustic composition), finalist in Luigi Russolo Electro- acoustic Competition, Italy. Main education: 2012, Master degree in Electronic Music Composition, The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark.

Efthimis kosemund sanidis
Catalogue : 2017Astrometal | Fiction | 4k | couleur | 15:55 | Grèce | 2017
Efthimis kosemund sanidis
Astrometal
Fiction | 4k | couleur | 15:55 | Grèce | 2017

Two boys and a girl prepare for nightclubbing in the heart of Athens. Arriving, they face a deserted club, where music plays blaring but there is no one to listen. There, one by one falls asleep as they surrender themselves in a collective dream.

Born with dual Greek/German nationality, Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis studied Informatics Engineering, and then Contemporary Arts at Le Fresnoy - Studio National in France. His films have won acclaim at festivals around the world. His debut short film, “ II ” (2014, 16’), won the Pack & Pitch award at Sarajevo while in development, followed by a world premiere in the Pardi di Domani section of the Locarno Film Festival. He shot his next two films, “ Odette ” (2015, 16’) and “ Unbuilt Light ” (2017, 29’), while in residency at Le Fresnoy, with the latter opening in competition in Sarajevo. “ Astrometal ” (2017, 15’) was nominated for a Golden Lion in the Orizzonti section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival.

Andrew kotting
Catalogue : 2018Their Randic Words Stagnate our Ponds | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 8:40 | Royaume-Uni | 2018
Andrew kotting
Their Randic Words Stagnate our Ponds
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 8:40 | Royaume-Uni | 2018

In a hinterland within the “elsewhere” a lone character meanders in search of meaning and understanding. Hither and dither doth he wander reflecting upon all things that came before and all things hereafter. The work is a companion piece to “ttingâ” latest feature film LEK AND THE DOGS and was shot in the Atacama desert in Chile. Produced to run on a loop in a gallery “space” or as a single screen the film exemplifies “ttings ability to take an idea and run with it until it spills over into the expanded cinematic “elsewhere”. With the beguiling presence of French performance artist Xavier Tchili and sublime cinematography by Nick Gordon-Smith the work is designed to be experienced within the pitch black and the sound up high.

Andrew ‘tting was born between the mountains and the sea in Elmstead Woods in 1959. After some early forays into market trading and scrap-metal dealing he travelled to Scandinavia to become a Lumberjack. He returned home in the 80’s to study for a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design and then graduated with a Masters Degree from The Slade, London. He currently lives and works between Hastings in England and Fougax-et-Barrineuf in the French Pyrenees. He teaches part-time at the University for the Creative Arts where he is Professor of Time Based Media. He has made numerous experimental short films, which were awarded prizes at international film festivals. Gallivant (1996), was his first feature film, a road/home movie about his four-month journey around the coast of Britain, with his grandmother Gladys and his daughter Eden, which won the Channel 4 Prize at the Edinburgh Film Festival for Best Director and the Golden Ribbon Award in Rimini (Italy). The film went on in 2011 to be voted number 49 as Best British Film of all time by the UK publication Time Out. In 2001 he directed the first of his Earthworks Trilogy; This Filthy Earth, in 2009 Ivul, and in 2018 Lek And The Dogs. All three films were released theatrically throughout the UK and France. As well as exhibitions of his work in the UK he has also presented retrospectives of his work in Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland and Switzerland. His twenty-eight year oeuvre to date has moved from early live-art inflected, often absurdist pieces, through darkly comic shorts teasing out the melancholy surrealism at the heart of contemporary Englishness to eight resolutely independent feature films that take biography, landscape and journeys as springboards into the making of visually striking and structurally inventive enquiries into identity, belonging, history and notions of the folkloric.

Konstantina kotzamani
Catalogue : 2014Washingtonia | Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 24:0 | Grèce | 2014
Konstantina kotzamani
Washingtonia
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 24:0 | Grèce | 2014

Washingtonia starts when the giraffes heart can no longer be heard. Washingtonia is an alternative name for Athens, a place where people, like animals, fall into summertime sadness because of the heat. Washingtonia is the only palm tree which heart is not devoured by the red beetle. Because its heart is small and dry and no one likes small and dry hearts.

Konstantina Kotzamani was born in Komotini in 1983. She has studied Pharmacy and then Cinema at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Fine Arts. She has participated at Berlin and Sarajevo Talent Campus as a director. Her short movies have been selected in several International Festivals and have gained many awards.

Catalogue : 2016Limbo | Fiction | 4k | couleur | 29:40 | Grèce | 2016
Konstantina kotzamani
Limbo
Fiction | 4k | couleur | 29:40 | Grèce | 2016

"Le léopard se couchera près du chevreau 
Le loup habitera avec l’agneau 
Et le jeune garçon lesconduira" 12 + 1 enfants et la carcasse d`une baleine échouée


Konstantina Kotzamani is a graduate student of Film Department of Fine Arts of Thessaloniki. Her short movies have participated in major International Festivals and have received several awards. Her film Washingtonia premiered in Berlinale 2014 and was nominated for the Golden Bear. Washingtonia participated in more than 120 International Film Festivals and in 2014 was awarded by the Greek Film Academy as the best Short Film. One year later Washingtonia received the EFA (European Film Academy) nomination for the best European Short. Konstantina Kotzamani was chosen to take part and present her work in Future Frames at the 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2015 and at the same year, her short film Yellow Fieber premiered in Locarno Film Festival 2015 in international competition Pardi di Domani. Her last short film Limbo co- produced between Greek Film Centre and French CNC, premiered in Cannes , Semaine de la Critique 2016 and after that gained awards in many other International festival such as Palm Springs ( future filmmaker award) , Vila do Conde ( Best Fiction ) , Rio de Janeiro ( Best Short Film , Best director) ect.. Limbo was also nominated for the European Academy Awards 2016 as best European Short.

Maria kourkouta, niki giannari
Catalogue : 2017Des Spectres hantent l'Europe (Spectres are haunting Europe) | Documentaire | hdv | couleur et n&b | 100:0 | Grèce | France | 2016
Maria kourkouta , niki giannari
Des Spectres hantent l'Europe (Spectres are haunting Europe)
Documentaire | hdv | couleur et n&b | 100:0 | Grèce | France | 2016

The daily life of migrants (Syrian, Kurdish, Pakistani, Afghani and other) in the camp of Idomeni, in Greece. People waiting in queues for food, tea and doctors; waiting to cross the border. One day, Europe closes the West Balkan Route for them once and for all. The «residents» of Idomeni decide, in their turn, to occupy the train tracks, blocking the trains that carry goods across the border.

Niki Giannari: Greek writer, born in 1968. Maria Kourkouta : Greek filmmaker born in 1982. She lives between France and Greece. Since 2008, she made several films, mostly on 16mm at different artist-run labs in France (such as L’Etna and L’Abominable) where she is still active as a member. Most of her films are distributed by Light Cone (Paris).

Lech kowalski
Catalogue : 2006A l'Est du paradis | Documentaire | betaSP | couleur | 105:0 | Pologne | USA | 2005
Lech kowalski
A l'Est du paradis
Documentaire | betaSP | couleur | 105:0 | Pologne | USA | 2005

East of Paradise est le dernier volet de la trilogie Wild Wild East du réalisateur Lech Kowalski. Réalisé après The Boot Factory et On Hitler`s Highway, son nouveau documentaire est de loin le plus personnel. Dans la première partie d`East of Paradise il laisse la parole à Maria Werla Kowalsi, sa mère, qui évoque ses années de guerre. Avec une précision inédite et un sens naturel de la langue, elle conte sa déportation de Cracovie aux goulags soviétiques, survenue au début de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Madame Kowalski est convaincue que quiconque n`a pas vécu semblable drame, n`est pas à même de pleinement appréhender cette sombre période de l`histoire. Comme défié par la profondeur et la portée de l`horreur et de la tragédie vécues par sa mère, Kowalski plonge ensuite dans son propre passé mouvementé. Réutilisant des images d`?uvres antérieures (Gringo, Walter and Cutie, D.O.A.) dont la qualité contraste fortement avec celle, très nette, des images de sa mère, il montre les ghettos sociaux du porno et de la drogue. Les images de Lech renvoient à une existence marginale librement choisie, alors que le récit de sa mère est un hommage au désir de survie humain. Ce que raconte Lech n`est comparable au récit oppressant de sa mère que dans une mesure toute modeste. Toutefois, c`est précisément ce fossé infranchissable qui transforme la juxtaposition de deux mondes foncièrement différents en un double portrait aussi controversé qu`intrigant. East of Paradise a remporté, en 2005, le prix du meilleur Film Alternatif à la Mostra - Festival de Venise.


Lech Kowalski est issu d`une famille polonaise. Né à Londres, il grandit aux Etats-Unis. A l`âge de 18 ans il part pour New York où il découvre la musique punk, la drogue et le porno. Du point de vie cinématographique, Kowalski est tributaire de Shirley Clarke. Ses films sont générés par une réalisation fébrile, des enchaînements associatifs et des lignes de récit qui s`entremêlent. Parmi les documentaires antérieures de Kowalski, citons Sex Stars (1977), Death On Arrival (1978), Gringo ? Story of a Junkie (1985), Rock Soup (1991), Born to Lose (1999), Hey is Dee Dee Home (2002), Camera Gun (2003) et Charlie Chaplin in Kabul (2003).

Katarzyna kozyra
Catalogue : 2007Cheerleaderka | Art vidéo | dv | couleur | 4:30 | Pologne | 2006
Katarzyna kozyra
Cheerleaderka
Art vidéo | dv | couleur | 4:30 | Pologne | 2006

Cette vidéo , qui fait partie de la série "In Art Dreams Come True", est une sorte de remake du clip de la chanson de Gwen Stefani "What Are You Waiting For?". Jouant avec les clichés de la féminité et de la masculinité, Kozyra endosse ici le rôle non d'une diva de l'opéra mais d'une popstar jouant une pompom girl dans un clip vidéo tourné dans les vestaires des hommes. Kozyra effectue le genre de danse et d'acrobatie de circonstances (la chorégraphie est de Anna Godowska), secouant ses pompons, vêtue d'une mini jupe blanche, et essayant d'attirer l'attention des athlètes masculins en train de se changer dans les vestiaires après l'entraînement. Parmi les chanteurs, on trouve des membres de l'équipe de la gallerie Zachêta. Dans ce bref clip vidéo, qui raconte une histoire de rébellion, Kozyra a inclus de nombreuses références à ces oeuvres précédentes.


Katarzyna Kozyra est née à Varsovie, en Pologne, en 1963. Elle a étudié les beaux-arts à l'université de Varsovie de 1988 à 1993. Elle travaille sur la réprésentation, la vidéo et l'installation vidéo. En 1999, elle a reçu la mention honorifique à la quarante-huitième biennale d'art visuel, à Venise. En 2003, elle a obtenu une bourse du Berlin artists program (DAAD). Elle vit à Varsovie, à Trente et à Berlin.

Steffen kÖhn, paola calvo
Catalogue : 2011Tell me when... | Documentaire | dv | couleur | 54:30 | Allemagne | 2011
Steffen kÖhn , paola calvo
Tell me when...
Documentaire | dv | couleur | 54:30 | Allemagne | 2011

Melilla is a small spanish exclave on the North-African coast. A piece of Europe in Africa, a remnant of colonialism. A huge 12 km long fence here seperates rich Europe from the global South in order to keep away migrants seeking their fortune in Europe. Our films tells the story of three migrants who have made it across the fence. One foot on European soil, they wait for their papers or their final deportation. Opara is from Nigeria. For two years, he lives in the CETI detention camp at the outskirts of the city. He doesn´t want to indemnify with his situation and fights for the respect of the spanish population. He is an active member of the city´s small pentecostal church. Shahbaz from Pakistan lives in the camp for three years. Through his mobile phone, he organises a complex network of relationships to his family at home and to friends who already have reached Europe. The pictures and Hindi-Pop-Songs he has saved on his phone provide him an emotional connection to home. Ilham is from Morocco. Like many other Moroccans, she lives illegally in the city. For years, she fights for a legal status, lives on the street or stays occasionally with friends and does small jobs to survive.

Steffen Köhn Born on the 1st of December1980 in Kirchheimbolanden. Studies of social anthropology and film studies in Mainz and Berlin. Fieldwork and thesis on the West-african Videofilm-Industry. Since 2006 study of film directing at German Film- and Television Academy in Berlin. Paola Calvo Born on the 22nd of May 1980 in Caracas/ Venezuela. Media studies at Universidad Complutense Madrid. Since 2006 study of camera at German Film- and Television Academy in Berlin.

Thomas kÖner
Catalogue : 2016Expanding Illuminance | Concert multimédia | 0 | | 35:0 | Allemagne | France | 2017
Thomas kÖner
Expanding Illuminance
Concert multimédia | 0 | | 35:0 | Allemagne | France | 2017

Une traversée hypnotique entre deux visions du futur et deux utopies, réalisée à partir de fragments du film monumental “Metropolis” (Fritz Lang, 1927) et du film culte des années 80 “Tron” (Steven Lisberger, 1982).


Thomas Köner a étudié à l’Académie de musique de Dortmund, et au CEM- Studio à Arnhem. Son travail s’intéresse principalement à la combinaison des expériences visuelles et auditives, et se développe sous forme d’installations, de concerts, de vidéos, de photographies et d’oeuvres multimédias. En 2000, il reçoit le “New Media Prize” du Montreal International Festival New Cinema New Media. En 2004, il reçoit le “Golden Nica” de Prix Ars Electronica, le “Produktionspreis WDR / Deutscher Klangkunst - Preis” (prix allemand d’art sonore). Son installation média “Suburb of The Void” a reçu le prix Transmediale 2005 à Berlin et a été présenté à la Biennale de Venise, au théâtre de La Fenice, en performance live. La vidéo “Nuuk” a reçu le Tiger Cub Award (meilleur court-métrage) au Festival International du Film de Rotterdam en 2005. Plusieurs musées importants ont acquis ses oeuvres audiovisuelles pour leur collection: notamment le Centre Pompidou, le Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, la Comunidad de Madrid, le FRAC Limousin. En 2008, il participe à la Media Art Biennal de Séoul. En 2009, il reçoit le Prix MuVi au Festival international du film court d’Oberhausen. Thomas Köner est nominé pour le prix Nam June Paik en 2012.

Thomas kÖner
Catalogue : 2005Nuuk | Installation vidéo | dv | couleur | 6:0 | Allemagne | 2004
Thomas kÖner
Nuuk
Installation vidéo | dv | couleur | 6:0 | Allemagne | 2004

La vidéo entrecoupe deux vues prises par des caméras web, l'une d'une rue enneigée, filmée d'un immeuble adjacent, alors que l'autre est une vue similaire, mais d'une côte enneigée. Les deux scènes sont gelées et anonymes, le seul changement est celui de la lumière qui baisse, et d?une visibilité qui apparaît extrêmement graduellement, presque imperceptible au regard. En contraste, les sept pièces sonores semblent défiler trop rapidement. Si l?on n?y est pas attentif, ce son pourrait passer inaperçu ; minimaliste, il frappe le spectateur-auditeur comme étant trop simple. Cependant, NUUK récompense une écoute profonde, et offre des richesses magistrales à qui se concentre. L?idéal est de se donner la possibilité de descendre dans cette pièce comme en plongée les yeux ouverts, pour s?acclimater aux changements de pression, de lumière et de son.


1965 born in Bochum, Germany Education: 1985-1990 studying electronic music at CEM Studio, Arnhem 1987-1992 Conservatory of Music, Dortmund 1992-1994 Avid Operator, cutter- and soundassistant, Ruhr Sound Studios, Dortmund 1995 ? working as independant artist with sound, installation, film, music, video, theater and radio art Scholarships: 2001 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. 2006 Villa Aurora, Los Angeles Awards (selection): ARCO Award Best Young Artist at Arco, Feria International de Arte Contemporaneo Madrid 2005 Transmediale.05 Award, International Media Art Festival, Berlin 2005 TV5 Tiger Cub Award, International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2005 Golden Nica, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz 2004 German Sound Art Award Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis / Produktionspreis WDR, Marl 2004 Laureate, BBI Creation Contest, Fribourg 2004 Norman Award, Filmwinter Stuttgart 2004 New Media Prize, Montreal 2000 Nominations: 2004 MuVi Award, Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2004 Golden Cube, Monitoring Exhibition 21. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest 2004 & 2005 Viper Award, International Festival for Video and New Media, Basel Permanent installations: Musée Rimbaud / Maison Rimbaud, Charleville-Mézières Work in public collections: Centre Pompidou Musée national d`art moderne Paris, France Musée d`art contemporain Montreal, Canada Communidad Madrid Collection, Spain Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, Spain Exhibitions (selection): 2000 Sonic Boom Hayward Gallery London. 2004 Regarder, observer, surveiller Séquence Galerie Chicoutimi (Canada). Cyberarts Center for Contemporary Art, Linz. SoundART ArtCologne, Cologne. German Sound Art Award Skulpturenmuseum Marl. 2005 Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto. Climax National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung. disappear Kunstpavillion Innsbruck. The Pantagruel Syndrome, Museo d`Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli. Commissioned works: 1998 Musée National d`art moderne, Paris 2001 Centre d?art contemporain, Rennes 2004 Musée Rimbaud, Charleville-Mézières Remix (selection): 1999 Nine Inch Nails Remix for Nothing Records / Interscope 2002 Claude Debussy Remix for Universal Music 2003 ISIS Remix for Hydrahead Records Discography: since 1990 releases on more than 70 CD Live-Performance (selection): 1994 Louvre, Auditorium Paris. 1998 Spiral Hall Tokyo. 2001 New Zealand Film Festival. 2002 Kunsthalle Schirn Frankfurt. La Biennale Filmfestival Venice. Walker Art Center Minneapolis. 2003 Musée d?art contemporain Montreal. NYYD Festival for New Music Tallinn. 2004 Musée d?Orsay Paris. Festival de Carthage Tunis. 2005 La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro La Fenice. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles. Serralves Museum, Porto. Radio art: 2001 Radio France 2004& 2005 Deutschlandradio Kultur 2006 Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR Theatermusic: 1997 Krieg, Rainald Goetz, Schauspielhaus Dortmund Guest lectures & workshops (selection): 1998 Keio University Arts Center, Fujisawa. 2000 University of Traditional Music Theatre, Beijing. 2003 Musashino Art University, Tokyo. 2004 Dutch Art Institute, Enschede. 2004 Musrara School of Photography, Jerusalem. 2005 Hyperwerk, Basel.

Catalogue : 2006Périphériques | Installation vidéo | dv | couleur | 13:34 | Allemagne | 2006
Thomas kÖner
Périphériques
Installation vidéo | dv | couleur | 13:34 | Allemagne | 2006

Trois scènes dans des lieux éloignés, incertains : second, tiers monde; des gens dans les rues de Harar, de Belgrade et dans une favela de Buenos Aires. La caméra effectue des mouvements fluides et aériens; nous voyons les visages devenir transparents, les images se désagréger obscurcissant les différents niveaux de la mémoire personnelle. Ce qui semblait à première vue être l'observation de trois fragments de vie distincts est rassemblé dans l'immense espace d'un moment donné, faisant surgir un microcosme temporel qu'on peut seulement pénétrer de loin, le côté insignifiant du monde. "Périphériques" la troisième section, montre des gens en train de marcher, zoomant sur le flottement des habits, figures fantômatiques sans être ni corps, comme si la personne et l'identité disparassaient quand on les convoque, révélant le vide agité qui habite la périphérie de leur centre.


Thomas Köner, né en 1965, a suivi les cours du Music college de Dortmund et a étudié la musique électronique au CEM-Studio de Arnhem. Jusqu'en 1994, il a travaillé sur des films en tant qu'ingénieur du son. Il a étendu son concept de son-couleur aux images en mouvement, à travers des installations vidéo et des films. En 2002, au Festival International du Nouveau Cinéma et des Nouveaux Médias de Montréal, il a reçu le "New Media Prize". En 2004, au Prix Ars Electronica, il a été récompensé par le "Golden Nica", et il a reçu le "Produktionspreis WDR" lors du "Deutsche Klangkunst-Preis" (prix d'art du son allemand). Son installation média "Suburbs Of The Void" a reçu le prix du Transmediale de 2005 à Berlin et la même année, a été présentée à la Biennale de Venise, au Théâtre La Fenice, comme une performance en direct. La vidéo de Thomas Köner, "Nuuk", a reçu le Tiger Cub Award (meilleur court-métrage) lors du Festival International de Cinéma de Rotterdam en 2005.

Catalogue : 2007Pneuma Monoxyd | Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 10:30 | Allemagne | 2007
Thomas kÖner
Pneuma Monoxyd
Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 10:30 | Allemagne | 2007

Dans la sa série d'oeuvres audiovisuelles "Pneuma Monoxyd", Thomas Köner cherche à détecter les fluctuations et frontières invisibles qui déterminent chaque instant. Dans la première partie, un plan fixe sur un marché des Balkans semble une fenêtre ouverte sur l?autre côté, révelant la frontière poreuse qu'est devenue le Hic et Nunc. Dissoute par un souffle léger, la banalité de la vie quotidienne est libérée pour embrasser le lugubre et la beauté dans une danse trouble.


Thomas Köner est né en 1968 en Allemagne. Après avoir suivi des cours au Conservatoire de musique de Dortmund et étudié la musique électronique au CEM-Studio d'Arnhem, il travaille comme monteur et ingénieur du son pour le cinéma jusqu'en 1994. Il obtient le prix New Media du Festival International du Nouveau Cinéma et des Nouveaux Médias de Montréal en 2000, le Golden Nica du Prix Ars Electronica en 2004 et le prix d'art sonore Produktionspreis WDR / Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis. Son installation "Suburbs of the Void" obtient le prix Transmediale 2005 et est présentée la même année à la Biennale de Venise sous la forme d'une performance au théâtre de La Fenice. Sa vidéo "Nuuk" obtient le Tiger Cub Award du meilleur court-métrage au Festival du Fim de Rotterdam en 2005. Il étudie la composition musicale et se consacre de manière intensive à la recherche sur le son en studio d'enregistrement, mettant de côté rythme et mélodie pour se concentrer sur le concept de couleur sonore. Il étend ses recherches à d'autres médias en collaborant avec l'artiste Jürgen Reble sur la performance Alchemie (1992), et compose des bandes originales de films et de la musique électronique pour accompagner en direct la présentation de films muets au Musée du Louvre et au Musée d'Orsay. En tant que producteur de techno progressive, il fonde le projet Porter Ricks en collaboration avec Andy Mellwig et remixe les musiques de Nine Inch Nails et Claude Debussy. Le Musée Rimbaud lui a commandé cinq installations sonores permanentes pour la Maison Rimbaud à Charleville-Mézières. Ses ?uvres audiovisuelles font partie des collections permanentes de musées d'art contemporain comme celui de Montréal.

Catalogue : 2008Pasajeros Peregrinos Pilotos | Art vidéo | dv | couleur | 3:0 | Allemagne | 2008
Thomas kÖner
Pasajeros Peregrinos Pilotos
Art vidéo | dv | couleur | 3:0 | Allemagne | 2008

« Pasajeros Pelegrinos Pilotos » montre des piétons et des usagers des transports pendant leurs trajets quotidiens. Un Doppelgänger (double) imaginaire, accompagnant chacune des personnes, apparaît. Selon l'artiste, le Doppelgänger représente un soi-même idéal, qui sait tout, ne prend jamais de mauvaises décisions mais, bien sûr, arrive toujours trop tard.


Thomas Köner est né en 1965. Artiste médiatique, il travaille avec les installations audiovisuelles, le son, la vidéo, la photographie, le net art et les performances live. Ses ?uvres appartiennent aux collections de nombreux musées d'art prestigieux. Parmi les prix qui lui ont été décernés, citons notamment le Golden Nica au Prix Ars Electronica en 2004, le Transmediale Award en 2005, le Golden Tiger Cub au Festival du Film de Rotterdam (Pays-Bas) en 2005.

Catalogue : 2009Le manifeste du futurisme | Concert multimédia | dv | couleur | 50:0 | Allemagne | 2009
Thomas kÖner
Le manifeste du futurisme
Concert multimédia | dv | couleur | 50:0 | Allemagne | 2009

Catalogue : 2009La Barca | Vidéo | dv | couleur | 6:40 | Allemagne | 2009
Thomas kÖner
La Barca
Vidéo | dv | couleur | 6:40 | Allemagne | 2009

In a barque she sails across the high lands of the past. The barque heads shimmer and glow at stern and bow, and that lights her unseeable passage. She calls to the spirits of this hour, and that is how we come to even hear her voice. La Barca locates a radiance of memories by transforming the residues of recorded visual and sonic reality into imaginary music of urban spaces.

Daniel kÖtter
Catalogue : 2012Neues Theater (Rahmenanalyse Warschau, 13. November 2011 | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 40:12 | Allemagne | Pologne | 2011
Daniel kÖtter
Neues Theater (Rahmenanalyse Warschau, 13. November 2011
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 40:12 | Allemagne | Pologne | 2011

?You know what - this whole ?common ground? category scares me. It must be conceived from the position of someone? - I don?t know - an allegorical film director, an engineer ? someone outside the frame, designing the potential encounter.? Daniel Kötter?s single take film Neues Theater, based on a performance staged in November 2011, examines a moment of fundamental change in the understanding of public space in post-communist Poland. The workshop hall of the Warsaw city cleaning company MPO will turn into the new cultural centre for Poland?s most internationally renowned theatre company Nowy Teatr, the work of the workers will be replaced by the work of actors and viewers. While the camera slowly travels along the hall, the roles of viewers and actors, of labour and performance, practice and theory keep oscillating. The film stages the ?theatre? itself, not as yet another art form (with its specific institutional conditions, market rules and local aesthetic and historic limitations), but as a name for the allegoric space of encounter.

Daniel Kötter, born 1975, is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. It was shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over Europe, in New York, Mexico, Tehran and Lagos. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video- and opera-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown at international festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Musica d?hoy Madrid and others. Kötter`s new series of installations, films, and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of performativity has been under development since mid-2010 under the title state-theatre: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin/Detroit/Beirut/Mönchengladbach (with Constanze Fischbeck). For galleries and dance performances, he developed multi-channel live video delay installations. His award-winning short-Film Film für übers Sofa (with Hannes Seidl) was shown at festivals worldwide. Between 2002 and 2008 Daniel Kötter, as artistic director of the labor für musik:theater, developed and produced numerous feature-length performative projects and multi-channel movies on the borderline between concert and musical theater. Daniel Kötter has been living and working in Berlin since 1996.

Catalogue : 2012state-theatre #4 DETROIT | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 53:0 | Allemagne | USA | 2011
Daniel kÖtter
state-theatre #4 DETROIT
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 53:0 | Allemagne | USA | 2011

Detroit, once America?s center for auto-industry and theater, was shrinking to a third of its population. What used to be the space for theatrical presentation, nowadays presents the urban crisis. What once was private space became public open space for societal negotiation. The city became a theater itself. In front of the backdrop of former Michigan theater, today a parking garage for the adjacent office building, the film stages the performative discourse of six locations, six neighborhoods, and six Detroiters: ?...we?re sort of talking about Detroit in a way that it itself is a theater, that it itself is the object to behold.? state-theatre is a series of six experimental documentaries that explore urban conditions for performance based on six case studies in Lagos, Tehran, Berlin, Detroit, Beirut and Mönchengladbach. state-theatre departs from places that have shed their apparent societal functions: deserted areas, construction sites, unused or reinterpreted buildings ? empty spaces in the urban fabric, places that were originally meant as allegoric gathering places: theaters.

Daniel Kötter, born 1975, is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. It was shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over Europe, in New York, Mexico, Tehran and Lagos. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video- and opera-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown at international festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Musica d?hoy Madrid and others. Kötter`s new series of installations, films, and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of performativity has been under development since mid-2010 under the title state-theatre: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin/Detroit/Beirut/Mönchengladbach (with Constanze Fischbeck). For galleries and dance performances, he developed multi-channel live video delay installations. His award-winning short-Film Film für übers Sofa (with Hannes Seidl) was shown at festivals worldwide. Between 2002 and 2008 Daniel Kötter, as artistic director of the labor für musik:theater, developed and produced numerous feature-length performative projects and multi-channel movies on the borderline between concert and musical theater. Daniel Kötter has been living and working in Berlin since 1996.

Catalogue : 2013communal retreat | Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 15:0 | Allemagne | Canada | 2012
Daniel kÖtter
communal retreat
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 15:0 | Allemagne | Canada | 2012

Following the traces of Glenn Gould and his so-called ?Solitude-Trilogy? up north at Lake Superior seemed a welcome alibi for a middle-european to explore a little bit of what is called THE NORTH for Canadians, what it means to drive hours and hours without one single settlement, having the car radio and the camera as sole companions. And what community might mean under the circumstances of the periphery. What I brought back from there? The certainty that there is definitely no marxist in the White House! And that even in the most remote retreat: Beware of the dogs!

Daniel Kötter ist ein international tätiger Filmemacher und Musiktheater-Regisseur. Seine Arbeiten changieren zwischen verschiedenen medialen und institutionellen Kontexten. Sie wurden weltweit auf zahlreichen Film- und Videokunstfestivals, in Galerien, Theatern und Konzerthäusern gezeigt. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen neben experimentellen Videokonzertperformances (mit Hannes Seidl) die Mehrkanal-Trilogie Arbeit und Freizeit (2009-2011) sowie die Film-, Performance- und Diskursreihe state-theatre über die Bedingungen des Performativen in den Städten Lagos, Teheran, Berlin, Detroit, Beirut, Mönchengladbach (mit Constanze Fischbeck).

Catalogue : 2013state-theatre #6 MÖNCHENGLADBACH | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 46:0 | Allemagne | 2013
Daniel kÖtter
state-theatre #6 MÖNCHENGLADBACH
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 46:0 | Allemagne | 2013

The small german City of Mönchengladbach, a former textile industry hub, redefines its commercial and cultural centre by removing the modernist theatre building, abandoned during the past decade, and replacing it with a shopping mall. This constant process of producing space comes to a temporary halt when a group of citizens enters the winterly void to claim and re-stage the public discourse on appropriation of urban space: ?There ought not to be a vacuum which might attempt to lead us to the idea of the void as potentiality.? state-theatre is a series of six experimental documentaries that explore urban conditions for performance based on six case studies in Lagos, Tehran, Berlin, Detroit, Beirut and Mönchengladbach. state-theatre departs from places that have shed their apparent societal functions: deserted areas, construction sites, unused or reinterpreted buildings ? empty spaces in the urban fabric, places that were originally meant as allegoric gathering places: theaters.

Daniel Kötter ist ein international tätiger Filmemacher und Musiktheater-Regisseur. Seine Arbeiten changieren zwischen verschiedenen medialen und institutionellen Kontexten. Sie wurden weltweit auf zahlreichen Film- und Videokunstfestivals, in Galerien, Theatern und Konzerthäusern gezeigt. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen neben experimentellen Videokonzertperformances (mit Hannes Seidl) die Mehrkanal-Trilogie Arbeit und Freizeit (2009-2011) sowie die Film-, Performance- und Diskursreihe state-theatre über die Bedingungen des Performativen in den Städten Lagos, Teheran, Berlin, Detroit, Beirut, Mönchengladbach (mit Constanze Fischbeck). Constanze Fischbeck was born in 1968 in Berlin. She works as stage designer and video artist. Her artwork is based on the space and present of specific locations. In her films she investigates the interference of documentary and staged moments in the urban context. Her work was presented at various festivals, art institutes and theatres.

Catalogue : 2014A Composer | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 18:55 | Allemagne | 2014
Daniel kÖtter
A Composer
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 18:55 | Allemagne | 2014

Daniel Kötter’s single take film “A Composer” documents a car ride by Lebanese composer Zad Moultaka, re-imagining a story that happened 10 years ago, when Moultaka was threatened for using the word “Israel” in one of his compositions. The political situation of his home country, its psycho-geography and the conditions of artistic practice in the Middle East, all this superimposed in the protagonist’s imagination. A film documenting the assimilation of past and present reflected in the recording situation.

Daniel Kötter is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. It was shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over the world. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown at numerous international festivals. Kötter`s series of installations, films, and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of performativity has been under development since mid-2009 under the title state-theatre: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin/Detroit/Beirut/Mönchengladbach (with Constanze Fischbeck). His film and text work KATALOG was shot in twelve countries around the mediterranean sea portraying sites and practices related to the definition of the public sphere. It was presented at the Venice Biennal for Architecture.

Catalogue : 2016Repetitionen | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 21:28 | Allemagne | 2016
Daniel kÖtter
Repetitionen
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 21:28 | Allemagne | 2016

He who walks down the street, over there, is immersed in the multiplicity of noises, murmurs, rhythms. By contrast, from the window, the noises distinguish themselves, the flows separate out, rhythms respond to another. No camera, no image or series of images can show these rhythms. The observer in the window knows that he takes his time as first reference, but that the first impression displaces itself and includes the most diverse rhythms on the condition that they remain to scale. Rhythms always need a reference, the initial moment persists through other perceived givens. Henri Lefebvre, Rhythmanalysis

Daniel Kötter is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. It was shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over the world. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown at numerous international festivals. Between 2013 and 2016 they developped the trilogy Ökonomien des Handelns: KREDIT, RECHT, LIEBE. Kötter’s series of films, performative and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of theatre architecture and performativity has been under development between 2009 and 2015) under the title state-theatre: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin/Detroit/Beirut/Mönchengladbach (with Constanze Fischbeck). His film and text work KATALOG was shot in twelve countries around the mediterranean sea portraying sites and practices related to the definition of the public sphere. It was presented at the Venice Biennal for Architecture (2013/14). He is currently working with curator Jochen Becker (metroZones) on the research, exhibition and film project CHINAFRIKA. Under Construction. (2014-2018)

Catalogue : 2016HASHTI Tehran | Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur | 59:45 | Allemagne | Iran | 2016
Daniel kÖtter
HASHTI Tehran
Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur | 59:45 | Allemagne | Iran | 2016

Hashti, in most traditional houses in Iran, is a octagonal space of distribution and circulation to direct the person towards the various parts of the house, the private (andarouni) and semi-public (birouni) reserved for the reception from abroad and the access to spaces of service. Based on the idea that Tehran itself represents a house, so to speak the inner circle of The Islamic Republic of Iran, the outskirts of the city become the space of transition between inside and outside, between urban and non-urban. Thus the film and discursive project HASHTI Tehran looks at four very different areas in the outskirts of Tehran: the mountain of Tochal in the north, the area around the artificial lake Chitgar in the West, the construction of social housing called Pardis Town in the far east and the neighbourhood Nafar Abad at the southern edges of the city. By combining Road movie and architectural documentary and by inverting the techniques of inside and outside shots the film HASHTI Tehran portrays Tehran through its peripheral spaces. Background „Segregation“ and „privatization“, „security“ and „control“ are core terms of urban transformation in the developping cities of the 21st century around the globe. Its contested counterparts are „public“ or „open space“, „access“ and „citizenship“. All these concepts seem stuck in the negotiation between aspiration of new liberal economies trying to connect to a global construction and business boom on the one and a tendency of preserving a shared public sphere for all groups of society within the urban area on the other hand. HASHTI tries to shift this focus to areas where the controlling force of urban development seems to lose its influence, where definitions get blurry and fluid: the edges and peripheries, those contact zones, where city and landscape, nature and construction meet. Can a citizen who leaves the city for recreational or other purposes, still be called a citizen? Which societal function does he take on, which political role does he play in the moment where he enters or lives in the periphery of a city? Administrative aswell as geographical city borders divide space into inside and outside, into what belongs and what is beyond. The relation of those spaces on both sides of the border is therefore not symmetrical. The definitional authority is on the side of the city. The city would always determine the use and formation of space beyond its limits in a stronger way than the countryside would determine the urban space. One of the reasons for this is the fact that the city produces things, that it has to exclude from its centre, in order to guarantee the functionality of the living together: waste, dead corpses, criminals and socially marginalized. The space beyond the city limits therefore is predetermined for storage, settlement and disposal of what is socially peripheral. On the other hand the space beyond the boundaries of the city calls for this need for the city’s opposite: recreation, life in the green space, better air, less density and pollution. Living in the periphery therefore can be understood equally as Stigma and privilege. The Tehran case study Tehran’s peripheral geography shows a significant structural analogy with its social, environmental and psychological divisions: the northern periphery, reserved for the upper class in penthouse appartments and for recreation in the „clean air“ of the mountains, heavily contradicts the situation at the southern periphery, where smog and desert define the social life of the middle and low classes. While the geographical layout of the city with the mountains in the north and the desert in the south define a north-south axis, growth and development of the city are only possible on a west-east axis. HASHTI as a discursive project in collaboration with Shadnaz Azizi, Kaveh Rashidzadeh, Amir Tehrani and Pouya Sepehr and explored in four printed booklets, examines the different strategies of urban planners, architects and sociologists in these areas. How is traffic, how are meeting places, contact zones, gardening controlled and defined? And how do these spaces relate to the definition of interior spaces, the living room as a main forum in a society that regulates public space.

Daniel Kötter is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. It was shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over the world. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown at numerous international festivals. Between 2013 and 2016 they developped the trilogy Ökonomien des Handelns: KREDIT, RECHT, LIEBE. Kötter’s series of films, performative and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of theatre architecture and performativity has been under development between 2009 and 2015) under the title state-theatre: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin/Detroit/Beirut/Mönchengladbach (with Constanze Fischbeck). His film and text work KATALOG was shot in twelve countries around the mediterranean sea portraying sites and practices related to the definition of the public sphere. It was presented at the Venice Biennal for Architecture (2013/14). He is currently working with curator Jochen Becker (metroZones) on the research, exhibition and film project CHINAFRIKA. Under Construction. (2014-2018) www.danielkoetter.de www.state-theatre.de http://katalog.danielkoetter.de

Catalogue : 2011state-theatre #1 LAGOS | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 24:7 | Allemagne | 2010
Daniel kÖtter
state-theatre #1 LAGOS
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 24:7 | Allemagne | 2010

The word `theatre` (theatron in greek) refers first and foremost to the place and architecture of a performance, rather than to what is being performed. Even after centuries, a theatre?s architecture represents the visual order from which it emerged: the possibilities for artistic production are historically conditioned. The geometrical space of architecture is pitted against the anthropological space of its use. 1st case study: LAGOS The National Theatre of Nigeria in Lagos was built for the Second Festival of Black and African Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1976.
It is the only state-subsidized theatre in Nigeria.
 While its smaller halls are occasionally used for theatre performances, banquets and weddings, the 5000-seat main hall has been deserted since the early 1990s.
A reopening was scheduled for 2010 but 
postponed indefinitely after a series of changes in direction. counter shot: The Bariga Arts Center was founded in 2009 in a Lagosian slum by choreographer and Nollywood actor Segun Adefila, after the rent free agreement between his company Crown Troupe of Africa and the National Theatre of Nigeria had been revoked.

Daniel Kötter has been implementing experimental approaches to the formats of theatrical and musical performance, collaborative models for artists and non-artists, video art in the context of different formats of presentation ? exhibitions, live performances, film, with a particular interest in multi-channel video installations and alternative concert formats. Daniel Kötter (b. 1975) lives and works in Berlin. Between 2008 and 2011 he developed the video- and opera-performance trilogy on artistic labour - Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown on international festivals like Venice Biennale, Musica d?hoy Madrid and others. A new series of installations, films, and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of performativity has been developed in collaboration with Constanze Fischbeck since 2010 under the title state-theater: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin. Constanze Fischbeck was born in 1968. She studied set design, and now works as a set designer for theater, music theater and dance. She has also been working as a video artist since 1996. Space and the current time of specific locations are always the initial points from which her work unfolds. In her video works, she is interested in the intersection of documentary and staged moments in the context of an urban environment. Since 2001, she has developed a series of works that explore the function of society in cities like Magdeburg, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Sarajevo, Lagos, Tehran and Detroit. Her work has been shown in festivals, art institutions and theaters. "state-theater" is her second collaboration with Daniel Kötter.

Catalogue : 2006Aufschläge - Kanon | Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 2:27 | Allemagne | 2004
Daniel kÖtter
Aufschläge - Kanon
Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 2:27 | Allemagne | 2004

L'échange de coups entre deux adversaires commence par des Aufschläge (ici: services, de tennis ou de badminton), ce sont les Aufschläge (ici:chocs) qui arrivent au bout de la chute, et les Aufschläge (ici:le soulèvement des paupières)qui ouvrent le jeu de la séduction. Mais ici le corps ne rencontre et n'atteint que lui-même: verticalement (Aufschläge). Il se poursuit lui-même sans la perspective de se rattraper un jour: horizontalement (canon). Les bras, les jambes, la tête, le visage, la chair se font face et entrent en contact dans un coin de la pièce. L'installation vidéo à 2 canaux ?Aufschläge ? Kanon? a été présentée pour la première fois dans le cadre du projet audiovisuel ?In der Gnade der Strafe sein? de Christoph Ogiermann (composition) et Daniel Kötter (vidéo)


Daniel Kötter Né en 1975; ses travaux de réalisation et ses installations vidéo ont été présentées entre autres au Hebbel-Theater Berlin, aux sophiensaelen, au KW- institute for contemporaray art de Berlin, à la Künstlerhaus Bethanien, à TESLA Berlin, à la Festspielhaus Hellerau de Dresde, Casa da musica Porto et dans le cadre du Ultraschall-Festival de Berlin, de la Ostseebiennale für Klangkunst, Tanz en Août ainsi qu'au printemps des arts de Brême et Rohkunstbau; collaboration entre autres avec les compositeurs John Lely, Helmut Oehring, Thierry Blondeau, Christoph Ogiermann, Iris ter Schiphorst, l' Ensemble Apartment House London, les musiciens Boris Baltschun, Daniel Teige und les chorégraphes Sasha Waltz, Paul Gazzola et Petra Sabisch, mise en scène vidéo entre autres pour des musiques de Luigi Nono, Iannis Xenakis, Helmut Oehring et Franco Evangelisti, depuis 2000 directeur artistique du "labor für musik:theater berlin".

Catalogue : 2007checkpoint | Film expérimental | super8 | couleur | 7:13 | Allemagne | 2006
Daniel kÖtter
checkpoint
Film expérimental | super8 | couleur | 7:13 | Allemagne | 2006

Checkpoint Grenzanlage a.D.: zwei Fahrzeuge, simultan, Start auf zwei Seiten einer Grenze. Aufeinandertreffen am Checkpoint. Spirale um zwei Wachtürme. Beschleunigung durch zunehmende Anzahl von Bildern pro Sekunde. Location: ehemalige deutsch-deutsche Grenzanlage Marienborn. Arbeitsweise: Rück-Übertragung von bevorzugten Methoden der DV-Technik wie Simultaneität, Splitscreen, Beschleunigung, Planseuquenz auf das nostalgische Medium Super8. Vermischung von Roadmovie, Dokumentarfilm, Experimentalfilm.

Daniel Kötter 1975 geboren; seine mehrkanaligen Videoinstallationen und Konzertinszenierungen wurden gezeigt u.a. am Hebbel-Theater Berlin, in den sophiensaelen, den KW- institute for contemporaray art Berlin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, im tesla Berlin, im Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden, Casa da musica Porto, Konzerthaus Wien, musica viva und im Rahmen des Ultraschall-Festivals Berlin, der Ostseebiennale für Klangkunst, Warschauer Herbst, Tanz im August sowie dem Kunstfrühling Bremen und Rohkunstbau; Zusammenarbeit u.a. mit den Komponisten John Lely, Helmut Oehring, Thierry Blondeau, Christoph Ogiermann, Iris ter Schiphorst, dem Ensemble Apartment House London, den Musikern Boris Baltschun, Daniel Teige und den Choreographen Sasha Waltz, Paul Gazzola und Petra Sabisch, Videoinszenierungen u.a. zu Musik von Luigi Nono, Iannis Xenakis, Helmut Oehring und Franco Evangelisti, seit 2000 Künstlerischer Leiter des labor für musik: Theater Berlin.

Catalogue : 2018Chinafrika.mobile | Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 38:20 | Allemagne | Congo (RDC) | 2017
Daniel kÖtter
Chinafrika.mobile
Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 38:20 | Allemagne | Congo (RDC) | 2017

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

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

Daniel kÖtter, constanze fischbeck
Catalogue : 2012Neues Theater (Rahmenanalyse Warschau, 13. November 2011 | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 40:12 | Allemagne | Pologne | 2011
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
Neues Theater (Rahmenanalyse Warschau, 13. November 2011
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 40:12 | Allemagne | Pologne | 2011

?You know what - this whole ?common ground? category scares me. It must be conceived from the position of someone? - I don?t know - an allegorical film director, an engineer ? someone outside the frame, designing the potential encounter.? Daniel Kötter?s single take film Neues Theater, based on a performance staged in November 2011, examines a moment of fundamental change in the understanding of public space in post-communist Poland. The workshop hall of the Warsaw city cleaning company MPO will turn into the new cultural centre for Poland?s most internationally renowned theatre company Nowy Teatr, the work of the workers will be replaced by the work of actors and viewers. While the camera slowly travels along the hall, the roles of viewers and actors, of labour and performance, practice and theory keep oscillating. The film stages the ?theatre? itself, not as yet another art form (with its specific institutional conditions, market rules and local aesthetic and historic limitations), but as a name for the allegoric space of encounter.

Daniel Kötter, born 1975, is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. It was shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over Europe, in New York, Mexico, Tehran and Lagos. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video- and opera-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown at international festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Musica d?hoy Madrid and others. Kötter`s new series of installations, films, and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of performativity has been under development since mid-2010 under the title state-theatre: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin/Detroit/Beirut/Mönchengladbach (with Constanze Fischbeck). For galleries and dance performances, he developed multi-channel live video delay installations. His award-winning short-Film Film für übers Sofa (with Hannes Seidl) was shown at festivals worldwide. Between 2002 and 2008 Daniel Kötter, as artistic director of the labor für musik:theater, developed and produced numerous feature-length performative projects and multi-channel movies on the borderline between concert and musical theater. Daniel Kötter has been living and working in Berlin since 1996.

Catalogue : 2012state-theatre #4 DETROIT | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 53:0 | Allemagne | USA | 2011
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
state-theatre #4 DETROIT
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 53:0 | Allemagne | USA | 2011

Detroit, once America?s center for auto-industry and theater, was shrinking to a third of its population. What used to be the space for theatrical presentation, nowadays presents the urban crisis. What once was private space became public open space for societal negotiation. The city became a theater itself. In front of the backdrop of former Michigan theater, today a parking garage for the adjacent office building, the film stages the performative discourse of six locations, six neighborhoods, and six Detroiters: ?...we?re sort of talking about Detroit in a way that it itself is a theater, that it itself is the object to behold.? state-theatre is a series of six experimental documentaries that explore urban conditions for performance based on six case studies in Lagos, Tehran, Berlin, Detroit, Beirut and Mönchengladbach. state-theatre departs from places that have shed their apparent societal functions: deserted areas, construction sites, unused or reinterpreted buildings ? empty spaces in the urban fabric, places that were originally meant as allegoric gathering places: theaters.

Daniel Kötter, born 1975, is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. It was shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over Europe, in New York, Mexico, Tehran and Lagos. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video- and opera-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown at international festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Musica d?hoy Madrid and others. Kötter`s new series of installations, films, and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of performativity has been under development since mid-2010 under the title state-theatre: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin/Detroit/Beirut/Mönchengladbach (with Constanze Fischbeck). For galleries and dance performances, he developed multi-channel live video delay installations. His award-winning short-Film Film für übers Sofa (with Hannes Seidl) was shown at festivals worldwide. Between 2002 and 2008 Daniel Kötter, as artistic director of the labor für musik:theater, developed and produced numerous feature-length performative projects and multi-channel movies on the borderline between concert and musical theater. Daniel Kötter has been living and working in Berlin since 1996.

Catalogue : 2013communal retreat | Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 15:0 | Allemagne | Canada | 2012
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
communal retreat
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 15:0 | Allemagne | Canada | 2012

Following the traces of Glenn Gould and his so-called ?Solitude-Trilogy? up north at Lake Superior seemed a welcome alibi for a middle-european to explore a little bit of what is called THE NORTH for Canadians, what it means to drive hours and hours without one single settlement, having the car radio and the camera as sole companions. And what community might mean under the circumstances of the periphery. What I brought back from there? The certainty that there is definitely no marxist in the White House! And that even in the most remote retreat: Beware of the dogs!

Daniel Kötter ist ein international tätiger Filmemacher und Musiktheater-Regisseur. Seine Arbeiten changieren zwischen verschiedenen medialen und institutionellen Kontexten. Sie wurden weltweit auf zahlreichen Film- und Videokunstfestivals, in Galerien, Theatern und Konzerthäusern gezeigt. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen neben experimentellen Videokonzertperformances (mit Hannes Seidl) die Mehrkanal-Trilogie Arbeit und Freizeit (2009-2011) sowie die Film-, Performance- und Diskursreihe state-theatre über die Bedingungen des Performativen in den Städten Lagos, Teheran, Berlin, Detroit, Beirut, Mönchengladbach (mit Constanze Fischbeck).

Catalogue : 2013state-theatre #6 MÖNCHENGLADBACH | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 46:0 | Allemagne | 2013
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
state-theatre #6 MÖNCHENGLADBACH
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 46:0 | Allemagne | 2013

The small german City of Mönchengladbach, a former textile industry hub, redefines its commercial and cultural centre by removing the modernist theatre building, abandoned during the past decade, and replacing it with a shopping mall. This constant process of producing space comes to a temporary halt when a group of citizens enters the winterly void to claim and re-stage the public discourse on appropriation of urban space: ?There ought not to be a vacuum which might attempt to lead us to the idea of the void as potentiality.? state-theatre is a series of six experimental documentaries that explore urban conditions for performance based on six case studies in Lagos, Tehran, Berlin, Detroit, Beirut and Mönchengladbach. state-theatre departs from places that have shed their apparent societal functions: deserted areas, construction sites, unused or reinterpreted buildings ? empty spaces in the urban fabric, places that were originally meant as allegoric gathering places: theaters.

Daniel Kötter ist ein international tätiger Filmemacher und Musiktheater-Regisseur. Seine Arbeiten changieren zwischen verschiedenen medialen und institutionellen Kontexten. Sie wurden weltweit auf zahlreichen Film- und Videokunstfestivals, in Galerien, Theatern und Konzerthäusern gezeigt. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen neben experimentellen Videokonzertperformances (mit Hannes Seidl) die Mehrkanal-Trilogie Arbeit und Freizeit (2009-2011) sowie die Film-, Performance- und Diskursreihe state-theatre über die Bedingungen des Performativen in den Städten Lagos, Teheran, Berlin, Detroit, Beirut, Mönchengladbach (mit Constanze Fischbeck). Constanze Fischbeck was born in 1968 in Berlin. She works as stage designer and video artist. Her artwork is based on the space and present of specific locations. In her films she investigates the interference of documentary and staged moments in the urban context. Her work was presented at various festivals, art institutes and theatres.

Catalogue : 2014A Composer | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 18:55 | Allemagne | 2014
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
A Composer
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 18:55 | Allemagne | 2014

Daniel Kötter’s single take film “A Composer” documents a car ride by Lebanese composer Zad Moultaka, re-imagining a story that happened 10 years ago, when Moultaka was threatened for using the word “Israel” in one of his compositions. The political situation of his home country, its psycho-geography and the conditions of artistic practice in the Middle East, all this superimposed in the protagonist’s imagination. A film documenting the assimilation of past and present reflected in the recording situation.

Daniel Kötter is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. It was shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over the world. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown at numerous international festivals. Kötter`s series of installations, films, and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of performativity has been under development since mid-2009 under the title state-theatre: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin/Detroit/Beirut/Mönchengladbach (with Constanze Fischbeck). His film and text work KATALOG was shot in twelve countries around the mediterranean sea portraying sites and practices related to the definition of the public sphere. It was presented at the Venice Biennal for Architecture.

Catalogue : 2016Repetitionen | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 21:28 | Allemagne | 2016
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
Repetitionen
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 21:28 | Allemagne | 2016

He who walks down the street, over there, is immersed in the multiplicity of noises, murmurs, rhythms. By contrast, from the window, the noises distinguish themselves, the flows separate out, rhythms respond to another. No camera, no image or series of images can show these rhythms. The observer in the window knows that he takes his time as first reference, but that the first impression displaces itself and includes the most diverse rhythms on the condition that they remain to scale. Rhythms always need a reference, the initial moment persists through other perceived givens. Henri Lefebvre, Rhythmanalysis

Daniel Kötter is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. It was shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over the world. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown at numerous international festivals. Between 2013 and 2016 they developped the trilogy Ökonomien des Handelns: KREDIT, RECHT, LIEBE. Kötter’s series of films, performative and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of theatre architecture and performativity has been under development between 2009 and 2015) under the title state-theatre: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin/Detroit/Beirut/Mönchengladbach (with Constanze Fischbeck). His film and text work KATALOG was shot in twelve countries around the mediterranean sea portraying sites and practices related to the definition of the public sphere. It was presented at the Venice Biennal for Architecture (2013/14). He is currently working with curator Jochen Becker (metroZones) on the research, exhibition and film project CHINAFRIKA. Under Construction. (2014-2018)

Catalogue : 2016HASHTI Tehran | Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur | 59:45 | Allemagne | Iran | 2016
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
HASHTI Tehran
Doc. expérimental | mov | couleur | 59:45 | Allemagne | Iran | 2016

Hashti, in most traditional houses in Iran, is a octagonal space of distribution and circulation to direct the person towards the various parts of the house, the private (andarouni) and semi-public (birouni) reserved for the reception from abroad and the access to spaces of service. Based on the idea that Tehran itself represents a house, so to speak the inner circle of The Islamic Republic of Iran, the outskirts of the city become the space of transition between inside and outside, between urban and non-urban. Thus the film and discursive project HASHTI Tehran looks at four very different areas in the outskirts of Tehran: the mountain of Tochal in the north, the area around the artificial lake Chitgar in the West, the construction of social housing called Pardis Town in the far east and the neighbourhood Nafar Abad at the southern edges of the city. By combining Road movie and architectural documentary and by inverting the techniques of inside and outside shots the film HASHTI Tehran portrays Tehran through its peripheral spaces. Background „Segregation“ and „privatization“, „security“ and „control“ are core terms of urban transformation in the developping cities of the 21st century around the globe. Its contested counterparts are „public“ or „open space“, „access“ and „citizenship“. All these concepts seem stuck in the negotiation between aspiration of new liberal economies trying to connect to a global construction and business boom on the one and a tendency of preserving a shared public sphere for all groups of society within the urban area on the other hand. HASHTI tries to shift this focus to areas where the controlling force of urban development seems to lose its influence, where definitions get blurry and fluid: the edges and peripheries, those contact zones, where city and landscape, nature and construction meet. Can a citizen who leaves the city for recreational or other purposes, still be called a citizen? Which societal function does he take on, which political role does he play in the moment where he enters or lives in the periphery of a city? Administrative aswell as geographical city borders divide space into inside and outside, into what belongs and what is beyond. The relation of those spaces on both sides of the border is therefore not symmetrical. The definitional authority is on the side of the city. The city would always determine the use and formation of space beyond its limits in a stronger way than the countryside would determine the urban space. One of the reasons for this is the fact that the city produces things, that it has to exclude from its centre, in order to guarantee the functionality of the living together: waste, dead corpses, criminals and socially marginalized. The space beyond the city limits therefore is predetermined for storage, settlement and disposal of what is socially peripheral. On the other hand the space beyond the boundaries of the city calls for this need for the city’s opposite: recreation, life in the green space, better air, less density and pollution. Living in the periphery therefore can be understood equally as Stigma and privilege. The Tehran case study Tehran’s peripheral geography shows a significant structural analogy with its social, environmental and psychological divisions: the northern periphery, reserved for the upper class in penthouse appartments and for recreation in the „clean air“ of the mountains, heavily contradicts the situation at the southern periphery, where smog and desert define the social life of the middle and low classes. While the geographical layout of the city with the mountains in the north and the desert in the south define a north-south axis, growth and development of the city are only possible on a west-east axis. HASHTI as a discursive project in collaboration with Shadnaz Azizi, Kaveh Rashidzadeh, Amir Tehrani and Pouya Sepehr and explored in four printed booklets, examines the different strategies of urban planners, architects and sociologists in these areas. How is traffic, how are meeting places, contact zones, gardening controlled and defined? And how do these spaces relate to the definition of interior spaces, the living room as a main forum in a society that regulates public space.

Daniel Kötter is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. It was shown in numerous galleries, video festivals, concert halls and theatres all over the world. Between 2008 and 2011, he developed the video-performance trilogy Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown at numerous international festivals. Between 2013 and 2016 they developped the trilogy Ökonomien des Handelns: KREDIT, RECHT, LIEBE. Kötter’s series of films, performative and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of theatre architecture and performativity has been under development between 2009 and 2015) under the title state-theatre: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin/Detroit/Beirut/Mönchengladbach (with Constanze Fischbeck). His film and text work KATALOG was shot in twelve countries around the mediterranean sea portraying sites and practices related to the definition of the public sphere. It was presented at the Venice Biennal for Architecture (2013/14). He is currently working with curator Jochen Becker (metroZones) on the research, exhibition and film project CHINAFRIKA. Under Construction. (2014-2018) www.danielkoetter.de www.state-theatre.de http://katalog.danielkoetter.de

Catalogue : 2011state-theatre #1 LAGOS | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 24:7 | Allemagne | 2010
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
state-theatre #1 LAGOS
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 24:7 | Allemagne | 2010

The word `theatre` (theatron in greek) refers first and foremost to the place and architecture of a performance, rather than to what is being performed. Even after centuries, a theatre?s architecture represents the visual order from which it emerged: the possibilities for artistic production are historically conditioned. The geometrical space of architecture is pitted against the anthropological space of its use. 1st case study: LAGOS The National Theatre of Nigeria in Lagos was built for the Second Festival of Black and African Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1976.
It is the only state-subsidized theatre in Nigeria.
 While its smaller halls are occasionally used for theatre performances, banquets and weddings, the 5000-seat main hall has been deserted since the early 1990s.
A reopening was scheduled for 2010 but 
postponed indefinitely after a series of changes in direction. counter shot: The Bariga Arts Center was founded in 2009 in a Lagosian slum by choreographer and Nollywood actor Segun Adefila, after the rent free agreement between his company Crown Troupe of Africa and the National Theatre of Nigeria had been revoked.

Daniel Kötter has been implementing experimental approaches to the formats of theatrical and musical performance, collaborative models for artists and non-artists, video art in the context of different formats of presentation ? exhibitions, live performances, film, with a particular interest in multi-channel video installations and alternative concert formats. Daniel Kötter (b. 1975) lives and works in Berlin. Between 2008 and 2011 he developed the video- and opera-performance trilogy on artistic labour - Arbeit und Freizeit. His music theatre performances in collaboration with composer Hannes Seidl are shown on international festivals like Venice Biennale, Musica d?hoy Madrid and others. A new series of installations, films, and discursive work on urban and socio-political conditions of performativity has been developed in collaboration with Constanze Fischbeck since 2010 under the title state-theater: Lagos/Teheran/Berlin. Constanze Fischbeck was born in 1968. She studied set design, and now works as a set designer for theater, music theater and dance. She has also been working as a video artist since 1996. Space and the current time of specific locations are always the initial points from which her work unfolds. In her video works, she is interested in the intersection of documentary and staged moments in the context of an urban environment. Since 2001, she has developed a series of works that explore the function of society in cities like Magdeburg, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Sarajevo, Lagos, Tehran and Detroit. Her work has been shown in festivals, art institutions and theaters. "state-theater" is her second collaboration with Daniel Kötter.

Catalogue : 2006Aufschläge - Kanon | Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 2:27 | Allemagne | 2004
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
Aufschläge - Kanon
Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 2:27 | Allemagne | 2004

L'échange de coups entre deux adversaires commence par des Aufschläge (ici: services, de tennis ou de badminton), ce sont les Aufschläge (ici:chocs) qui arrivent au bout de la chute, et les Aufschläge (ici:le soulèvement des paupières)qui ouvrent le jeu de la séduction. Mais ici le corps ne rencontre et n'atteint que lui-même: verticalement (Aufschläge). Il se poursuit lui-même sans la perspective de se rattraper un jour: horizontalement (canon). Les bras, les jambes, la tête, le visage, la chair se font face et entrent en contact dans un coin de la pièce. L'installation vidéo à 2 canaux ?Aufschläge ? Kanon? a été présentée pour la première fois dans le cadre du projet audiovisuel ?In der Gnade der Strafe sein? de Christoph Ogiermann (composition) et Daniel Kötter (vidéo)


Daniel Kötter Né en 1975; ses travaux de réalisation et ses installations vidéo ont été présentées entre autres au Hebbel-Theater Berlin, aux sophiensaelen, au KW- institute for contemporaray art de Berlin, à la Künstlerhaus Bethanien, à TESLA Berlin, à la Festspielhaus Hellerau de Dresde, Casa da musica Porto et dans le cadre du Ultraschall-Festival de Berlin, de la Ostseebiennale für Klangkunst, Tanz en Août ainsi qu'au printemps des arts de Brême et Rohkunstbau; collaboration entre autres avec les compositeurs John Lely, Helmut Oehring, Thierry Blondeau, Christoph Ogiermann, Iris ter Schiphorst, l' Ensemble Apartment House London, les musiciens Boris Baltschun, Daniel Teige und les chorégraphes Sasha Waltz, Paul Gazzola et Petra Sabisch, mise en scène vidéo entre autres pour des musiques de Luigi Nono, Iannis Xenakis, Helmut Oehring et Franco Evangelisti, depuis 2000 directeur artistique du "labor für musik:theater berlin".

Catalogue : 2007checkpoint | Film expérimental | super8 | couleur | 7:13 | Allemagne | 2006
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
checkpoint
Film expérimental | super8 | couleur | 7:13 | Allemagne | 2006

Checkpoint Grenzanlage a.D.: zwei Fahrzeuge, simultan, Start auf zwei Seiten einer Grenze. Aufeinandertreffen am Checkpoint. Spirale um zwei Wachtürme. Beschleunigung durch zunehmende Anzahl von Bildern pro Sekunde. Location: ehemalige deutsch-deutsche Grenzanlage Marienborn. Arbeitsweise: Rück-Übertragung von bevorzugten Methoden der DV-Technik wie Simultaneität, Splitscreen, Beschleunigung, Planseuquenz auf das nostalgische Medium Super8. Vermischung von Roadmovie, Dokumentarfilm, Experimentalfilm.

Daniel Kötter 1975 geboren; seine mehrkanaligen Videoinstallationen und Konzertinszenierungen wurden gezeigt u.a. am Hebbel-Theater Berlin, in den sophiensaelen, den KW- institute for contemporaray art Berlin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, im tesla Berlin, im Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden, Casa da musica Porto, Konzerthaus Wien, musica viva und im Rahmen des Ultraschall-Festivals Berlin, der Ostseebiennale für Klangkunst, Warschauer Herbst, Tanz im August sowie dem Kunstfrühling Bremen und Rohkunstbau; Zusammenarbeit u.a. mit den Komponisten John Lely, Helmut Oehring, Thierry Blondeau, Christoph Ogiermann, Iris ter Schiphorst, dem Ensemble Apartment House London, den Musikern Boris Baltschun, Daniel Teige und den Choreographen Sasha Waltz, Paul Gazzola und Petra Sabisch, Videoinszenierungen u.a. zu Musik von Luigi Nono, Iannis Xenakis, Helmut Oehring und Franco Evangelisti, seit 2000 Künstlerischer Leiter des labor für musik: Theater Berlin.

Catalogue : 2018Chinafrika.mobile | Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 38:20 | Allemagne | Congo (RDC) | 2017
Daniel kÖtter , constanze fischbeck
Chinafrika.mobile
Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 38:20 | Allemagne | Congo (RDC) | 2017

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

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

Laura kraning
Catalogue : 2010Vineland | Doc. expérimental | dv | couleur | 10:15 | USA | 2009
Laura kraning
Vineland
Doc. expérimental | dv | couleur | 10:15 | USA | 2009

VINELAND is a short experimental documentary filmed at the last drive-in movie theater in Los Angeles, located in a desolate area called the City of Industry. Floating within a backdrop of smokestacks, beacon towers, and passing trains, dislocated Hollywood images filled with apocalyptic angst are re-framed and reflected through car windows and mirrors as the displacement of the radio broadcast soundtrack collides with the projections upon and surrounding the multiple screens. In VINELAND, the nocturnal landscape is seen as a border zone aglow with dreamlike illusions revealing overlapping realities at the intersection of nostalgia and alienation.

Laura Kraning is a filmmaker whose work blurs the boundaries of documentary and experimental film and often explores the surreal within the real. Her early work as an abstract painter has infused her process of seeing and translating the hidden meanings beneath the surface of the everyday, making visible the textures unfolding within the temporal landscape. Her films have screened at numerous festivals and venues including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles Filmforum, Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, and the REDCAT Theater in L.A. Her most recent film, VINELAND, premiered at the New York Film Festival`s Views From the Avant-Garde and received a Jury Award at the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival. Laura currently resides in Los Angeles.

Catalogue : 2011Devil's Gate | Doc. expérimental | hdcam | noir et blanc | 19:48 | USA | 2011
Laura kraning
Devil's Gate
Doc. expérimental | hdcam | noir et blanc | 19:48 | USA | 2011

DEVIL?S GATE explores the metaphysical undercurrents of a Southern California landscape scarred by fire. The film lyrically depicts the physical and mythological terrain of Devil?s Gate Dam, located at the nexus of Pasadena?s historical relationship with technology and the occult, and intertwining with its central figure, Jack Parsons, who some believe to have opened a dark portal in this place. The film merges an observational portrait of a landscape transformed by fire, ash and water with a fragmentary textual narrative, providing a view into man?s obsession with controlling and transcending the forces of nature and spirit. It can be seen as unearthing a subconscious of the landscape, as the echoes of the past reverberate in the present and infect our perception and experience of place.

Laura Kraning?s experimental documentaries are portraits of secret worlds hidden beneath the surface of the everyday that traverse the border between the objective and the subjective, the real and the imaginary. Her early work as an abstract painter infused her filmmaking process in which she makes visible the textural and symbolic layers inherent in landscapes filmed over time. Her work has screened widely at international festivals and venues including the New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Visions du Réel, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Rencontres Internationales, and the National Gallery of Art. Her film VINELAND was awarded the City is Cinema Jury Award at the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival and she is a recipient of a 2010 Princess Grace Foundation John H. Johnson Film Award for her latest film, DEVIL?S GATE. Laura currently resides in Los Angeles.

Catalogue : 2015Port Noir | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 10:45 | USA | 2014
Laura kraning
Port Noir
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 10:45 | USA | 2014

Within the machine landscape of Terminal Island, the textural strata of a 100 year old boat shop provides a glimpse into Los Angeles Harbor’s disappearing past. Often recast as a backdrop for fictional crime dramas, the scenic details of the last boatyard evoke imaginary departures and a hidden world at sea.

Laura Kraning’s work explores secret worlds hidden beneath the surface of the everyday that traverse the border between the objective and the subjective, the real and the imaginary. Navigating landscape as a repository for memory, cultural mythology, and the technological sublime, her work has been described as a form of “esoteric archeology,” delving into an experience of the subconscious of a landscape. Laura’s work has screened widely at international film festivals, such as the New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant-Garde, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Visions du Réel, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, and Rencontres Internationales, among others. She is the recipient of the 2010 Princess Grace Foundation John H. Johnson Film Award and Jury Awards at both the 2010 and 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Gintas kraptavicius
Catalogue : 2005Lengvai | Création sonore | 0 | | 40:0 | Lituanie | 2004
Gintas kraptavicius
Lengvai
Création sonore | 0 | | 40:0 | Lituanie | 2004

On pourrait décrire mes ?uvres comme du micro-son ou du bruit, mais mon objectif est de créer quelque chose au sein de ces images. Mon intérêt principal est d'étudier les effets physiques que le son produit sur la psyché humaine. Au final, j'utilise les ondes sinusoïdales, les sons numériques, les tonalités synthétisées expressives, les bruits et structures rythmiques complexes. Et alors on peut entendre un mix éclectique de techno minimale, de sons industriels, d'expériences de fréquences ? notamment de pures ondes sinusoïdales et expressives, de structures sonores surchargées ? agissant sur les expériences psycho-acoustiques des hommes.


Gintas K participe à la scène de musicale expérimentale lithuanienne depuis 1994. Gintas K a été un membre clé du groupe de musique électronique industrielle, "Modus". De 1997 à 2000 il travaille comme rédacteur pour la station radio "Kapsai" pour une émission radio alternative intitulée "The Ways and Mistaken Pathways". Il se distingue avec ses productions sonores, ses performances théâtrales et l'art conceptuel à l'image de Fluxus. Depuis 1999, Gintas K travaille comme artiste sonore explorant les sons numériques minimaux, les ondes sinusoïdales, les bruits, les dérapages techniques, les ondes courtes et les vibrations acoustiques, et composant des musiques de film ainsi que des installations sonores. Les ?uvres sonores de Gintas K ont été présentées lors de divers festivals et expositions, et ont été lancées par divers labels de disque.

Aron krause
Catalogue : 2005[ 0-1 ] | Fiction expérimentale | dv | couleur et n&b | 15:10 | Allemagne | 2003
Aron krause
[ 0-1 ]
Fiction expérimentale | dv | couleur et n&b | 15:10 | Allemagne | 2003

Le sujet du film [0-1] est un garçon qui vit dans un monde de monotonie où règne une atmosphère de fin des temps. Lui seul développe une pensée propre, lui seul sent la nécessité de dépasser les frontières du monde dans lequel il vit et de son existence.


Aron Krause est né le 3 octobre 1985 à Kassel, en Allemagne. En faisant de la musique sur les marchés de Noël, il a financé l'achat de son premier camescope à l'âge de 10 ans, et a depuis appris à filmer en autodidacte. En classe de quatrième, il a écrit un mémoire de 40 pages intitulé "Film et cinématographie", et a tourné son premier court métrage "An diesem einen Tag". Il a par la suite réalisé un nouveau court métrage chaque année, ainsi que plusieurs films courts, créés lors de séminaires. Il a participé en outre à de nombreux projets autour du théâtre et de la musique. En 2002, il a effectué un stage auprès d'une agence de publicité de Wuppertal (Allemagne). Pour son dernier court métrage [0-1] il a remporté en Allemagne le prix de la vidéo jeunesse (Deutscher Jugendvideopreis), et a participé à de nombreux festivals, dont celui de New York. En 2003 et 2004, il a dirigé dans son lycée des ateliers sur les courts métrages. Il a obtenu son baccalauréat en 2005.