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another picture for the end
Vidéo expérimentale | mp4 | couleur | 7:3 | Suisse | 2023
A la frontière entre film de science-fiction, roman-photo et found-footage film, another picture for the end questionne la multiplication des images autant que la domination du discours et de la pensée médiatique contemporaine par les tech-entrepreneurs et autres milliardaires-héroïques. Une I.A., dans un futur incertain, essaye de se souvenir, ou de recréer une mémoire, pour comprendre comment le monde qui l’entoure est devenu ainsi.
Né en 1981 à Genève. Après une première vie dans les méandres de la communication audiovisuelle d’entreprises, Jonathan Levy-Forcada a fait un virage à 180 degrés en 2015 et repris des études en Arts Visuels, d’abord à la HEAD Genève puis à l’EDHEA à Sierre, dont il est sorti diplômé d’un Master en juin 2023. Son travail porte sur les questions du langage capitaliste à l’heure du Capitalocène, sur les liens entre humains et non-humains et sur les différents modes de représentations d’un monde en pleine hybridation. Ses médiums de prédilection sont la vidéo, la photographie, l’écriture et la performance.
Creatures of the Lines
Film expérimental | mov | couleur | 19:54 | France, Royaume-Uni | 2021
Creatures of the Lines is an artist film and collaboration with anthropologist Heather Anne Swanson. It explores how desires for economic growth and linear progress have produced straightened forms in England’s watery terrains and asks what risks are associated with the conversion of once-curvy and braided worlds into a linearised landscape. Drawing on their longstanding research interests and conversations exploring the risks to and in aquatic ecologies with freshwater scientists, the film explores how English waterscapes have been transformed via the construction of canals. As arteries of British Empire, canals linked Indian cotton fields to domestic textile mills, facilitating vast ecological transformations from monoculture agriculture in the colonies to industrial discharges in England’s waters, soils, and air– and thus serve as a key site for exploring often-overlooked histories of colonial capitalism and their material presences in contemporary worlds. Attempting to work from within muddy, submerged sites, rather than from grand narratives or “god’s-eye” viewpoints, the work begins inside canals, telling stories from within the lines. Making use of the open-ended sensibilities of ethnography and natural history, it raises questions about ecological transformations and their ties to infra/structures of global political economy.
Sonia Levy's inquiry-led practice considers shifting modes of engagement with more-than-human worlds in light of prevailing Earthly precarity. Her work operates at the confluence of knowledge practices to interrogate Western expansionist and extractivist logics. She is the 2023-2024 recipient of the European Marine Board artist-in-residence programme. She was the 2022 selected artist of the S+T+ARTS4Water residency hosted by TBA21 in Venice and the 2021 commissioned artist at Radar Loughborough and Aarhus University's "Ecological Globalization Research Group". She has presented her work internationally, including shows and screenings at Ocean Space, Venice; Museo Thyssen, Madrid; Museo CA2M, Madrid; Sainsbury Centre, Norwich; ICA, London; The Showroom, London; Goldsmiths College, London; BALTIC, Gateshead; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Art Laboratory Berlin; HDKV, Heidelberg; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris; Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri, Iceland Whale Museum, Iceland; Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge USA; NYU Gallatin, New-York, Paris. Her work has been published by MIT Press and Thames & Hudson.
Gaetano Liberti, Luciano Pérez Savoy
Can Someone Meet Me In Dark Alley?
Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 51:37 | Italie | 2022
At the speed of light a conversation is heard, learned and remembered. Through unmeasured distances two men share stories about their travels. In the deep waters someone, wandering, dreams dream rooms where no dreams are dreamt.
Gaetano Liberti and Luciano Pérez Savoy both studied the BA in Film Directing at the Film.Factory programme, founded and mentored by Béla Tarr in Sarajevo. Gaetano’s video works and installations have been presented internationally, and his film "J" premiered in FID Marseille 2018 and was also in the official selection at IFFRotterdam 2019. Luciano’s first feature-length film, titled "M-1", premiered in the 35th Torino Film Festival and won the prize for “Best International Documentary” as well as the prize for “Best Mexican Documentary” at the Monterrey International Film Festival. Have You Seen This Place? is the name under which Gaetano Liberti (Italy, 1983) and Luciano Pérez Savoy (USA/Mexico, 1993) are developing works that, departing from cinema, expand into other hybrid formats and in-between mediums. Their collaboration began in 2019, and “Can Someone Meet Me In Dark Alley?” is the first co-directed film they have produced, premiered in the International Competition in FIDMarseille 2022. They are currently working on an installation titled “Dreaming Dream Rooms Where No Dreams Are Dreamt”.
Documentaire | mov | couleur | 39:10 | France, USA | 2022
Le film suit pendant deux ans le quotidien d’un groupe de danseurs du métro new yorkais. Des trains à leurs domiciles, de leur lieu d’entrainement aux événements organisés par leur communauté, c'est un portrait de cinq individus et du milieu de la danse Hip Hop de New York. C’est aussi un portrait de la ville, de la société dans laquelle ils évoluent. Malgré les obstacles, leurs origines sociales et le racisme, ils sont déterminés à réussir et se débattent par tous leurs moyens contre un système méritocratique illusoire.
Rafaela Lopez (née en 1988 à Paris) est une artiste plasticienne travaillant à New York et à Paris. Son travail se déploir à travers des films, des performances, des sculptures, des dessins et des projets collaboratifs. Elle s'intéresse aux pratiques créatives marginalisées, aux cultures populaires et aux constructions socio-culturelles. Chacun de ses projets cherche un langage spécifique, adapté aux communautés impliquées, et questionne le rôle social de l’art. Rafaela Lopez a étudié au Royal College of Art (Londres), à la Villa Arson (Nice) et à l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. En 2015, elle est lauréate du Prix de la Région Sud à Art-O-Rama (Marseille), en 2017 de la bourse des Mécènes du Sud (Montpellier / Sète), en 2020 elle est nommée pour le Prix Sciences Po pour l'art contemporain (Paris), en 2021 elle est lauréate de la Fondation des Artistes et en 2022 du prix Social Practice Arts, organisé par le Centquatre, la Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian et les Fondations Edmond de Rothschild. Elle a exposé dans divers lieux en France et à létranger tels que Waissac Project (Wassaic, NY, 2022), le Consulat Grec de NY (NY, 2020), FLAX (Los Angeles, 2018), la Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, 2018), le Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2017), le Centre National d'Art Contemporain de la Villa Arson (Nice, 2012, 2014, 2017), Studio Voltaire (Londres, 2015), le Camden Art Centre (Londres, 2015), Flat Time House(Londres, 2014, 2015). Elle a été artiste en résidence à FLAX (2018, Los Angeles), à la Villa Arson (2017, Nice), aux Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers (2017, invitée par Grace Ndiritu), à la Villa Lena (2015, Palaia) et à la Casa de Velázquez (2014, Madrid). Rafaela Lopez est l'ancienne présidente de DOC!, un espace artistique indépendant situé dans le nord de Paris.
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 10:22 | Algérie, France | 2022
un chantier abandonné devient l'arène d'une poignée d'hommes. Ils se préparent à combattre et à vaincre l'ennemi ; mais qui est l'ennemi ?
Amira Louadah est née à Alger. De 2014 à 2021, elle étudie le design et les arts visuels à l'Ensci, les Ateliers de Paris, développant un enthousiasme pour la mise en scène et la narration. Son parcours est jalonné de séjours fondateurs, notamment à Chang Maï en Thaïlande et à New York aux États-Unis, où elle réalise ses premières captations de terrain. Elle collecte et déploie ses perceptions dans une démarche empirique et exploratoire. Sa filmographie comprend notamment Un Diner Non-Newtonien (2017) et La grosse moula ou li michan (2021). Son dernier film L'Arche (2022) a remporté le prix Renaud Victor lors du FID Marseille, et a été sélectionné en compétition officielle au Camden Film Festival à Rockland aux Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, au MedFilm Festival de Rome ainsi qu’au Festival du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2023.
Eli Maria Lundgaard
Film expérimental | mp4 | noir et blanc | 12:56 | Norvège | 2021
The video Gut Feeling investigates the body as a container full of biology, memories and stories. It explores how genetics, history and ghosts affect our consciousness, questions who we are or what we are made of, and describes a kind of life without any beginning or end. The video looks at the ambiguity of the body – to see it as both a possessor and possessed, which may make us reimagine what we interpret as living or dead, human or non human, and familiar or strange in the subject. Gut Feeling is full of unarticulated, undefined and unclear shapes – abstract forms waiting to be shaped by language and words.
Eli Maria Lundgaard (b. 1989, Norway) is a visual artist based in Oslo, Norway. She holds a master in fine art from Malmö Art Academy (2018). Her work has been presented at The Moscow International Biennale for Young Artists (2016 and 2018), the onboard program at The Antarctic Biennale (2017), as well as at several exhibitions and screenings in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. In 2019 she was nominated for Future Generation Art Prize, and have through this exhibited at Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev and at the collateral event of the 58th Venice Biennale. In 2022, she participated in the opening exhibition at the National Museum in Norway, amongst others. Solo exhibitions includes UKS in Oslo 2020, Delfi in Malmö 2020, Marabouparken Konsthall in Sundbyberg in 2021, and at NNKS in Svolvær 2022.
Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 28:0 | Norvège | 2023
A film about snow outside the window, tractors in convoys, children learning and breathing.
Magnus B. B. Lysbakken is a writer, director and cinematographer, working in the intersection between fiction, documentary. He started his career in the Danish film industry, where he made his screenwriting debut with the feature film «Lovers» in 2017, directed by Niels Kaa. In 2022 he graduated from the Norwegian Film School with a master’s degree in Directing Fiction, specializing in combining film production with social outreach. He also holds a BA in Film Science and a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Copenhagen. Magnus’ films explore the social dynamics of small communities, with a special emphasis on the interactions between children and adults.
Prison with Songbirds
Doc. expérimental | 35mm | couleur | 12:30 | Pays-Bas | 2022
An unseen narrator tells his experience of wrongful imprisonment in an unnamed country and his random release. Based on a letter sent to Amnesty International, by the filmmaker’s father, and a surreal interview given about it. ‘Prison with Songbirds’ is a documentary and fiction hybrid in which dream-nightmare and digital-celluloid collide.
Ewan Macbeth (born 1992, UK) is a Scottish artist filmmaker based in Rotterdam. After studying Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art he did an MA in Lens-Based Media at The Piet Zwart Institute. His work has been seen in International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, EYE Filmmusuem Amsterdam, EMAF Osnabrück, CCA Glasgow, RSA Edinburgh; amongst others. He is currently a member of Time Window collective and developing his first feature film.
Silvia Maglioni, Graeme Thomson
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur et n&b | 24:0 | Italie, France | 2022
In his famous text titled "On Late Style: Music and Literature Against the Grain", Palestinian writer Edward Saïd explores how the late style of certain composers, writers and artists constitutes a space of creative freedom unmoored from the conventions of their epoch that opens onto new horizons of artistic expression. Inspired by these thoughts, “Late Gestures” is a journey through scenes taken from the later, often neglected films of a number of great filmmakers that in their prophetic untimeliness look towards new possibilities for cinema and the moving image. Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson invite us to explore the hauntology of images through a shape-shifting montage of these “late cinematographic gestures”.
Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson are filmmakers and artists whose works explore the porous borders between fiction and documentary, the visible and the invisible, cinema and installation, theory and practice. Their production includes the creation of films (both features and shorts), mixed-media installations, sound works, performances, radio shows, vernacular technologies and books. The artists often make use of cinema to reactivate lost, forgotten, silenced or neglected archives and histories and to create new modes of collective vision and engagement with contemporary thought and politics. In constant dialogue with literature, philosophy, music, science and the history of cinema their projects are research-based, process-oriented and trans-disciplinary. Their work has been presented at film festivals, in museums and independent art spaces worldwide.
Janela do Inferno
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 15:46 | Portugal | 2022
“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”
Born in Vila do Conde (Portugal). Based in Berlin. Portuguese filmmaker working predominantly with 16mm and 8mm film, pushing the boundaries between analog, digital and live cinema. His work has been presented and exhibited at renowned places like The Barbican Center, Serralves Museum, The Centre Pompidou, Tokyo Contemporary Art Museum, Mostra São Paulo, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Eye Film Museum, amongst others. Maia has contributed to projects to Patti Smith, Soundwalk Collective, Danny Elfman and Lucrecia Dalt and has presented solo performances as well collaborations with musicians such as Vessel, Shackleton, Holy Other, Kevin Richard Martin, Craig Leon, Lee Ranaldo, Raul Refree, and many others, with presentations of these worldwide in leading festivals like Sonar, Unsound, Berlin Atonal, Ars Electronica, All Tomorrow’s Party, Mutek Montreal, Mutek Mexico, Red Bull Music Academy, among many others.
Film expérimental | mp4 | couleur | 8:0 | Congo (RDC) | 2020
Elie Maissin, Mieriën Coppens
Et leurs lettres
Documentaire | 0 | noir et blanc | 25:0 | Belgique | 2023
Des centaines de lettres de convocation arrivent dans le ba?timent occupe? par La Voix des Sans Papiers. Avec soin, Kande? et Taslim trient et distribuent les lettres aux occupants qui devront comparai?tre devant le tribunal. Les jours se de?roulent comme d'habitude, les occupants restent vigilants. La nuit, dans une pie?ce au fond du couloir, ils re?pe?tent ensemble avec Modou, un occupant aguerri, comment comparai?tre devant un juge. Le jour du proce?s tout le monde se pre?sente au fur et a? mesure, dans les couloirs du tribunal re?sonnent les bruits d’une occupation.
Elie Maissin 1990° et Mieriën Coppens 1992° sont des cinéastes belges. Depuis 2015, ils documentent la lutte du collectif militant bruxellois " La Voix des Sans Papiers ". Depuis sept ans, Elie Maissin et Mieriën Coppens ont réalisé plusieurs courts métrages : Carry On, Almost At Rest, This House, We Are Stubborn, A new street, Caught In The Rain et And Their Letters. Ils recherchent un équilibre entre l'attestation d'une existence réelle et l'évocation d'autres possibilités d'existence.
Vidéo | mov | noir et blanc | 3:40 | France | 2022
Cette vidéo met en scène « La forêt aux arbres tordus » qui se situe en Pologne en bordure de la frontière nord allemande. À travers ce travail, j’observe la façon dont les traces d’un passé venant d’une légende ou d'un mythe, existent encore dans un temps contemporain. Cette forêt interroge et génère une forte dimension mystique, mystérieuse, imaginative et narrative. Est-ce une trace de la guerre, de la sorcellerie ou l’énergie d’un lieu qui a tordu si mystérieusement ces arbres ? Ou est-ce simplement l’action des Hommes ?
Artiste et réalisatrice, mon travail de l’image se situe entre la fiction, le cinéma documentaire et la vidéo d’art. Il questionne et explore les espaces en marges, en mouvements ou en conflits. Il interroge la façon dont l’être humain déraciné et déplacé arpente des zones de passages et de frontières, une façon mouvante d’habiter le monde, parfois fragile. J’explore les croyances, les rituels et les mythes dont les hommes se nourrissent pour vivre, survivre et construire leur identité.
I Stumble Every Time I Hear From Kyiv
Documentaire | mov | couleur | 17:17 | Ukraine | 2022
“I have no words to say” is the phrase one can often hear when the reality of the war is so striking that language seems to be incapable to describe it. While studying in Brussels, Daryna Mamaisur is caught up in the russian full-scale invasion of her country. In the springtime, when chestnut trees are blooming at the same time in Brussels and Kyiv, she makes a film capturing that spring in the distance. Keeping a visual correspondence with a friend from Kyiv, she faces the question: while making a film about war, how to speak about the wound that is fresh and ongoing?
Daryna Mamaisur is a visual artist and filmmaker, born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Having a background in art theory and philosophy, she developed her practice at the intersection of different disciplines. Her works were related to transformations of public space, and landscape due to their connection to visual culture and memory. Besides, she is particularly interested in situations when language and vocal expression appear fragile and incapable of seizing reality. In 2022, she graduated from the DocNomads, a joint master’s program in documentary filmmaking, based in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels. Her films participated in the film festivals as Kassel Dokfest, Visions du Réel, FIDMarseille, Docudays UA etc.
Performance | mov | couleur et n&b | 40:0 | Luxembourg, Allemagne | 2022
RAFTSIDE is Filip Markiewicz’s electrovisual pop rock project that is always connected to his visual work. The performances are film and musical experiences, that analyze in a poetic and way our digital society of the spectacle. After a european tour with with his latest LP « Ultrasocial Pop » (Grzegorzki Records / Berlin) and presenting a visual performance in 2020 for the Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin, Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin, Mudam Luxembourg, Konschthal Esch, the RAFTSIDE performance was presented at this year’s NRW Forum in Düsseldorf for the opening of the AR Biennale and at Filip Markiewicz’s solo exhibition « Liquid Poem » at the Stadtgalerie Kiel (D). Over the last 15 years RAFTSIDE shared also the stage on different pop rock festivals with bands like Daft Punk, Metronomy, Flavien Berger… www.raftside.com www.filipmarkiewicz.com
Filip Markiewicz (born in 1980, Esch / Alzette, Luxembourg) is a visual artist who expresses himself through various media such as drawing, painting, music, video and installation. Filip Markiewicz represented Luxembourg at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015 with the Paradiso Lussemburgo project (Sternberg Press Verlag catalog). His long-term project Celebration Factory on contemporary Europe began in 2016 at the NN Contemporary Art Northampton and at the Theater Basel before it was continued in 2018 at the Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain and in 2019 at the Center for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry and the Kunsthalle Osnabrück (catalog Hatje Cantz Verlag). In 2017 Markiewicz staged his performance Fake Fiction with diary texts by Oskar Schlemmer (publication Hyde Éditions) at Theater Basel for the official Art Basel program. Markiewicz received the Art Prize Bourse Bert-Theis in 2019 for his art music project Ultrasocial Pop. In 2020 his theater film project Fake Fiction was presented for the Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin festival at the Musée du Louvre in Paris and at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. In the same year Markiewicz shows his monographic exhibition Ultraplastik Rhapsody at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest. For the Lausitz Festival 2020, Markiewicz directed, created the scenography and composed the music for the play ANTIGONE NEUROPA (Sophocles) in collaboration with the Staatstheater Cottbus. In february 2021 Filip Markiewicz presented the performance Ultrasocial Pop in the frame of the Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin. In August 2021 Markiewicz directed, created the scenography and composed the music for the installation and theater performance Euro Hamlet at the Lausitz Festival. From 2021-2023 Filip Markiewicz presented the Ultrasocial Pop solo exhibition through european Art Institutions like Konschthal Esch, Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin, Meno Parkas Kaunas 2022, Mudam Luxembourg. In 2023 he participated at the AR Biennale at NRW Forum Düsseldorf and most recently he presented the soloshow « Liquid Poem » at the Stadtgalerie Kiel. A catalogue presenting the body of work Ultrasocial Pop was released by Hatje Cantz. Filip Markiewicz has been composing music for film, theater and installation under the name RAFTSIDE since 1999, with which he has also appeared in several international festivals.
Doc. expérimental | 35mm | couleur | 60:0 | Russie | 2022
After gaining independence in the early 1960s, the young African nations are greeted by an unexpected and enigmatic friend from a far-off continent. Independent Africa receives a seemingly endless stream of Soviet parliamentarians, who arrive on the continent to pay respect to the newly independent states.. These ambassadors of the nation with a ‘bright future’ radiate friendliness and offer assistance in technical, social and cultural development under the banner of a new ideology of equality and fraternity. But is everything as rosy as the Soviet propaganda claims? Are there any strings attached to the Soviet Union’s goodwill? What were the real objectives of the Red Empire?
Alexander Markov is a documentary filmmaker, cinema historian and artist. Born in Leningrad, Russia at January 28, 1973. He directs films in Saint Petersburg and abroad, teaches documentary directing at Saint Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television, and works as an independent curator. His video installations were shown at Sharjah Biennial, Calvert 22, Iwalewahaus, Africa.Cont, CEU etc. Markov's films were participated and awarded prizes at various international film festivals like Berlinale Talents, Visions Du Reel, DocPoint, Sheffield Doc, Film Africa, Message To Man, NYAFF, Artdocfest, Cinefest, Directors Lounge, Stalker, Temps De Images and others.
Go Slow, You'll See Better
Vidéo expérimentale | mp4 | couleur | 3:8 | Swaziland, Afrique du sud | 2022
go slow, you’ll see better is a journey of contemplation and transitioning between opposing states (of being). Revealing a landscape interspersed with vibrant colours of magenta and pink, this represents a bridge between excitement and calmness, chaos, and order. The shift in saturation mirrors the ever-changing nature of emotions, experiences, and personal narratives. Driving by and shooting out the window, the landscape becomes blurred and unblurred, evoking the sense of in-betweenness, which can prompt the feelings of familiarity and unfamiliarity, clarity, and vagueness. go slow, you’ll see better is everywhere and nowhere, collapsing both the temporal and the spatial.
Siyanda Marrengane is a Eswatini-born visual artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kuba semkhatsini is a SiSwati phrase that can be translated as being caught in the middle of conflicting states of being, situations, conditions and more. Siyanda is interested in the notion of the in-between (kuba semkhatsini), a central component in her practice that encompasses personal and collective narratives and experiences. These are subsequently explored as ways of questioning, challenging and falsifying existing hegemonies. Unpacking and translating these through video, sound and installation, to create ambiguous spaces that are both imagined and real.
VR expérimental | 0 | couleur | 40:0 | Pologne | 2022
The CONTROL NEGATIVE experience is an exercise in a loss. Using VR technology, author Monika Mas?o? situates the viewer in an emotional state where frustration, helplessness, anger, and sadness are used to reveal basic human assumptions, including the illusory conviction of being fully in control of one's own life. The unreal world of the experience — a negative version of the real world — is a training space where you can better understand yourself and your emotions. The user is guided through seven chapters, which gradually move from physical activity to contemplation.
Dr. Monika Maslon (born 1982) - visual artist and art educator. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in ?ód? and Ph.D. studies at the Film School in ?ód?, where she completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled “Do zobaczenia” (See you), under the supervision of Prof. Józef Robakowski. She is a lecturer at the University of Leipzig and the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw where she conducts classes with the students of the department of Arts education in fine arts. In 2014 she stayed at an artistic residence in Singapore, where she made an artistic project called “Comfort of Long-Distance Perceiving”. In 2016 she implemented the project “Template - a tool to learn how to use an image”, as a part of a scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The scope of her art activities is manifested mainly through realizations based on audiovisual material. She participated in numerous exhibitions and shows. She is the author of the VR experience - CONTROL NEGATIVE.
Installation vidéo | digital | couleur | 15:39 | Pologne | 2022
The video work "no mental scars, no nursed grudges," 2022, presents two young acrobats creating figures together — the older girl becomes a support for the younger one. There is also a pose performed by the younger girl individually, however on an object, which is the handstand canes. All the exercises are recorded with two cameras, one of which is fixed on a large bolt. The robot observes and analyses girls' movements in close-ups and slow motion, in order that all their gestures and strains are detectable. This anthropomorphic machine becomes a character itself — it is visible in the distance shots performing a choreography. The title of the work comes from Zygmunt Bauman's "From Pilgrim to Tourist – Or A Short History of Identity," from the passage "The Player."
Female visual artist based in Warsaw. Graduate of the Studio of Spatial Activities by Miros?aw Ba?ka at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2018), former student of Candice Breitz and Eli Cortiñas at the HBK in Braunschweig (DAAD scholarship for 2019/20), guest by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin at the HFBK in Hamburg (2017/18). Her main focus is mechanisms of control and processes influencing and exploiting an individual. She uses poetic visual language to analyze restrictive rules established within intimate relationships, communities, states, or companies, and towards the natural environment. She exhibited in MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, eastcontemporary gallery in Milan (2022), Fabbri Schenker Projects in London, MAXXI – National Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome, Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato (2021), Wschód gallery in Warsaw (2020), Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Starak Family Foundation in Warsaw (2019), Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Fondation Hippocrène in Paris (2018), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2017 – laureate of the Hestia Artistic Journey Competition). Agnieszka was a resident of Hospitalfield in Scotland (2022), Muzeum Susch in Switzerland, the Artists Development Program at the EIB Institute in Luxembourg (2021), and Futura gallery in Prague (2020, Visegrad Fund). She participated in the Lucy Art Residency public program in Kavala (2022) and in the School of Expressions in PLATO Ostrava (2019). Works of her are in Fondazione in Between Art Film by Beatrice Bulgari, Ergo Hestia Group, and European Investment Bank collections, as well as in private ones. Represented by eastcontemporary gallery in Milan.
Tears will remain
Documentaire | hdcam | couleur | 13:0 | Allemagne, Ukraine | 2022
Bakhmut, a small city in East of Ukraine, becomes an example of the dichotomy between the Soviet past and the present times. Until it finds the culmination of cultural and political borders in one product: the Soviet Champagne. The precarious, war-driven landscape and the dreams of financial stability dissolve in the remains of the leisure culture from the past.
Leri MATEHHA (b. in Tallinn, Estonia) is an Estonian-German artist and filmmaker. She studied Philosophy and Scandinavian studies before graduating from the Academia of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany with an emphasis on media theory and cinema. Her films and video works have been exhibited and awarded internationally. 2020 she received a development grant by the Wim Wenders Foundations for her debut „W“. 2021/22 she was working as a postgrad researcher in Tel Aviv, Israel with the DAAD grant. She lives and works between Germany, Estonia and Israel.
L'île aux mouches
Fiction expérimentale | mp4 | couleur | 22:7 | France | 2020
Dans la ferme bien réelle d'un pays imaginaire, trois jeunes adultes plongent dans un rêve étrange, qui déforme petit à petit leur quotidien.
J'ai grandit dans une ville moyenne de l'Ouest, comme il y en a beaucoup en France. Je suis un fils de la classe sociale de la petite bourgeoisie. Après le lycée, j'ai commencé et vite abandonné la fac de philosophie. Je suis un cursus à l'école des beaux-arts de Lyon.