:::: Short Creative Videoworks ::::
& Unaccompanied Presentations
[venue: Flowermead Cottage]
(note: adult materials
will be culled for closed-door screening)
:: GLOBAL ART-VIDEO '09 ::
Coordinated by Toni Calderon and Ima Pico
(Forjaarte || Valencia)
:: AMERICAN DREAMS ::
Curator ~ Jillian Mcdonald (New York)
Natural Interpretation ~ Rick Silva's
poetic intervention plugs the white dune,
snow-crusted brook, and other quiet wonders into his scheme as hapless instruments
in a sublime analogue remix. Stephanie Lempert translates the mouth movements of
passive goldfish into English monosyllables.
Relentless Remix ~ Orit Ben-Shitrit and Harold Moss's
magazine imagery montage
permits us a glimpse of their subterranean dreamworld populated by strange monsters.
Liselot van der heijden finds innuendo and ridiculous machismo in one familiar
posture from a Hollywood western. Paul Slocum's solicited recreations of a
melodramatic scenario from sitcom television are fascinating in their subtle
Fantastic Mischief ~ Marina Zurkow's
space invaders cavort unseen as they
infiltrate New York City's gritty textural infrastructure. Tricia McLaughlin's
'machine for living' posits an architecture that happily destroys and asexually
reproduces itself in a satirical romp.
You're Not My Father ~ by Paul Slocum, is composed of a sequence of recreations
of a 10 second scene from the television show Full House, overlaid with sound loops
from the scene's original music. The crews who re-shot the scene were recruited
through Internet message boards and Craigslist; each was paid $150. Instructions
for shooting the scene and delivering the footage were issued to the crews. The
project includes participants from Austin, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Denton,
London, and San Francisco.
You Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine ~ by Liselot van der Heijden, features
ubiquitous cowboy John Wayne, inexhaustibly shows off acrobatic tricks with his gun.
Villa Savoye ~ by Tricia McLaughlin, in which Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye's own shadow
tramples on the building, as pink innards are pushed out of the interior. Working
with the remains of the original building, the pink gooey blobs start to form a new
home. These breathing blobs also stick to the shadow 'monster', adding to the
changing form of the structure. In this animation the 'machine for living in'
is now a living machine.
A Rough Mix ~ by Rick Silva remixes nature in this
glitchy and poetic high definition work.
The Long from Inside ~ by Orit Ben-Shitrit and Harold Moss, is a digital time-based
composition that gives a glimpse into a psychological state reflecting both internal
and external realities. At its heart is a reconstructed narrative of a quotidian
cinematic world that slowly begins to rupture.
The Space Invaders ~ by Marina Zurkow is a composite of live action footage and
2D character animation that plays off vaudeville sketches, early cartoon pranks,
and Grand Guignol's shock theater. In The Space Invaders, USA's Homeland Security
Advisory System -particularly Code Orange- is made manifest as a set of characters
who gallivant beneath the radar in New York City. Rendered as fleshy, capricious
agents, these particular 'invaders' personify the nostalgic arcade game of aliens
who fall from the sky. The video's amoral crack-dwellers, hobs and giants who
translucently roam the streets come from inside, and not by spaceship or by airplane.
Read My Lips ~ by Stephanie Lempert, addresses the role of language as one of
many possible methods of communication, with the artist drawing attention to our
use of the spoken word's interpretation within each society. Working with a speech
pathologist to decipher the “words spoken” by each fish, the artist is able,
through inflection and tempo, to bring new meaning to the breath movements of
:: THE NAMASTIC ART COLLECTIVE :: (Helsinki, Finland)
Realised in Cooperation with AV-ARKKI, Finland
Digital and media art are one of the strongest and most innovative fields of art
in Finland. This is due to many reasons, including the fact that Finland is a
high-tech country and artists have always been interested in experimenting with
the new possibilities of new media. Sometimes there is also interaction between
art and enterprises who are directly interested in the discovery of new tools or
new ways to use old devices. There is innovation everyday in this field; it
evolves very quickly with technique as well as with aesthetic. And it
reflects on society, on our way of living, on our identity.
In this investigation,
some of the artists play with technology as a tool to reach something beyond the
Human, the Mental Projection of a Digital Self. Sometimes in a playful and joyful
way, sometimes in a more introspective and demanding As Finland does not have a
very long tradition of art and there is a sense of freedom among the artists when
they create. The same goes for the public too. Most people, especially the younger
generations, are rather open minded and tech-savvy and can appreciate the convergence
of art and technology very well. This kind of “mental climate” combined with
accessible technology and good venues is fertile ground for interesting digital art.
This has also attracted many foreign artists to come to live and work in Finland,
enriching the art scene with their knowledge and energy. The Namastic Art Collective
has set out to take Finnish digital art to international festivals also to share the
products of this unique culture with the wider world.
X-Rayed ~ by Juha Mäki-Jussila
Love Song ~ Adel Abidin
Beat Box – Alternate Take ~ by Jani Rusica
Pulse + ~ by Pink Twins
Neon ~ by Egle Oddo
Elle ~ by Rikard Lassenius
Bewegung ~ by Kristina Frei & Marko Timlin
Blue Giraffe ~ by Mikko Maasalo
Seven ~ Pekka Sassi
The Egg ~ by Maurice Blok
The Burden ~ by Oirjetta Brander
The Elicopter ~ Markus Renvall
For Better, For Worse ~ Heta Kuchka
Caustically Happy ~ Tjader Knight
In the Forest There Is a Path of Martin Heidegger ~ by Jaana Kokko
(12:00 || 2006-2008)
When working as an artist-in-residence in Freiburg, Germany, my studio was
situated near the philosopher Martin Heidegger's home. The Black Forest was
next to his house, and on the edge of the forest was a path named after him.
In the video, I am addressing my questions and thoughts to Professor Heidegger.
He acts as a narrative link, a person that moves the video's plot forward.
The piece presents hope for a better and more equal encounter between people.
Performers: Percy Cubas (Freiburg 6/ 2006),
Maja Teofilovic (Berlin 4/ 2006),
Jaana Kokko (Freiburg 1-6/ 2006),
Alexander Lackmann (St. Petersburg 8/ 2005),
Outi Vuoriranta (Voiceover, Helsinki 5/2008),
Nordic improvisation meeting 2007 participants (Outokumpu, Finland 6/2007):
Keskusta pyörille -mielenosoittajat. Järj. Maan Ystävät. (Helsinki
Soundmaterials: Cembalo: Jontte Knif ||
Äänitys: Kuisma Eskola (Helsinki, Sibeliusakatemian kamarimusiikkisali
Additional sound recording: (water birds, chrystal: Samy Kramer.
Sound Mix, Sound Editing: Samy Kramer
Script, Cinematography, Sound and Editing: Jaana Kokko
Translations: Elina Mikkilä, Jaana Kokko, Samy Kramer
Further reading, watsching/ or direct Quotes in the text:
Heidegger, Martin - Arendt, Hannah: Briefe (1925-1975). Verlag
Vittorio Klosterman, Frankfurt am Main, 1991. 2. painos.
Hertzog, Werner: Maasta se kääpiökin ponnistaa. Elokuva. 1970.
Jarman Derek: Puutarha. Elokuva. Great Britain, 1990.
Kokko, Jaana : Luopumisen Estetiikasta (Ideologisen taiteen näyttämö
12/2004). Lackmann, Alexander : "To Sappho", Kokoelmasta Erotica.
Omakustanne, St. Petersburg, 2006.
Ton Steine Scherben. http://www.riolyrics.de. http:// www.youtube.com
Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt,
Samy Kramer, Outi Vuoriranta,
Kirsi Liimatainen, Andrea, Maja Teosovic,
Kathrin Hintsch, Rolf Störtzer, Johannes Rühl
Arts Council of Finland (2006)
:: THE FRAGILE ::
Curator Sergio Zavattieri ~
in cooperation with Zelle Arte Contemporanea & Galleria Gianluca Collica (Italy)
We may be asking too much of art. Nowadays, we are more dependent on
technology and consumerism in general. In that way we almost forget
about what is going on inside us, which is habitually something actually
more intricate and significant. Perhaps, for the same reason, we are
every day trying to construct a different world for ourselves.
(Total Duration: 60'58” minutes)
Monster ~ by Robert Morgan (12' / 2004 / UK)
Mater ~ by Paolo Bonfiglio (7'20''/ 2007 / Italy)
Current Electra presents: Antony Hill ~ by Cane CapoVolto (04'14” / 2007 / Italy)
Current Electra presents: Christoph Heemann ~ by Cane CapoVolto (5'42”/ 2007 / Italy)
The Bride ~ by Katia Beltrame (14'43” / 2006 / UK)
Orgasm in the Movies, 2008 ReEdit ~ Stephana Scmidt (15'30” / 2008 / Germany)
Recollection Music Box ~ by Federico Lupo (2'09”/ 2008 / Italy)
:: PURE SCREEN *02 ::
Curator Sophia Crilly. (Manchester, UK)
PureScreen is Castlefield Gallery's regular screening event for artist film
and video. Since its inception, in March 2003, the programme has provided a
platform for outstanding recent work and supported new and established
practitioners and curators. It operates an annual, international open
call for submissions for new works, and also produces PureScreen: Film & Video
Artists Information Pack, compiling international resources with the
intention of assisting artists and curators whose practice involves the
production and exhibition of moving image work. PureScreen is supported
by Arts Council England, and from each new season of screenings a DVD
compilation is produced, which tours internationally, in order to support
and promote the practice of the artists PureScreen has worked with.
The films selected for inclusion on PureScreen DVD *02 represent the highlights
and a cross-section of the diversity of works from the 2006/07 season of
screening programmes, featuring recent work by UK and internationally based
The Sun Always Shines on the Righteous ~ by Jordan Baseman
(London, UK / 2004 / 16')
The Sun Always Shines on the Righteous takes place during a demolition derby
held in Barrow-in-Furness. The work features ‘Grandad': a 41 year old grandfather,
demolition derby driver and philosopher, and Adam: a six foot tall, 30 stone
drag entertainer, whose stage name is ‘The Fat Tart'. (Support by Grizedale Arts)
Love is a Burning Thing ~ by Dave Griffiths (Manchester, UK / 2005 / 7' 40”)
Fiery bursts lurk between movie reels, signalling unseen mechanics.
Projectionists watch and count the governing pulse, anxiously attempting
to perform seamless changeovers. This film draws from an ongoing collection
of cue-dot episodes that are painstakingly sifted and appropriated from
free digital-TV broadcasts. This growing archive of near-redundant objects
provides an archaeological means of remembering cinema's outgoing
physicality, and a method of inquiry into narrative and perceptual processes.
Untitled (Dog) ~ by Alexander Heim (London, UK / 2006 / 4' 15”)
Shot in the suburbs of China's rapidly growing capital, Beijing;
a stray street dog wanders around a busy road and for a moment makes
it his place to rest, strangely disorientated and unaware of the threat
by the cars. His inability to differentiate between manmade and natural
environment makes him vulnerable, yet keeps him in charge of the situation
in an almost glorious way.
Colours ~ by Hamish Dunbar & Jack Holden (London, UK / 2005 / 13)
Colours was inspired by a real character based in San Francisco known as
the Red Man; an elderly gentleman, whom for no apparent reason always painted
his face and hands in red paint and dressed impeccably in red clothes.
The Red Man died in December 2002, aged 84. His unique appearance had killed
him: the Chinese food colouring and other substances he had used to paint
himself had poisoned his blood and damaged his internal organs. The film
was created using extracts from the artists' personal archive of their
own film footage, with the inclusion of new scenes featuring a red man.
Barenzirkus ~ by Jim Hollands (London, UK / 2005 / 7' 15”)
A found footage work depicting a Russian Bear Circus from the 1960's.
Purchased from a second-hand shop in Liepzig, the artist re-filmed the
Super 8 film on video and added his own sound. It provides a meditation
upon the nature of abuse and heartbreak. The work contains images that
some people may find upsetting.
Lenox ~ by Esther Johnson (Hull, UK / 2006 / 10' 15”)
Lenox is a look at the past and present of one of Buffalo's oldest hotels
and the many stories contained within its weathered walls. A journey
through a hotel's faded 1920's Art Deco interior, versus shabby retro Americana.
Humming ~ by Lisa Keiko Kirton (Aberdeen, UK / 2005 / 5' 30”)
A woman returns home after a night out, and we see her removing her adornments,
slowly stripping away the facets of conventional beauty and becoming adopting
her true state, whilst humming a tune.
Eden ~ by Rob Kennedy (Glasgow, UK / 2004 / 1' 49”)
A fragmented city of extraordinary light penetrates a brief staccato bombardment
of words. Snatched glimpses of private worlds, drenched in the sulphur flood of
city night, fight with these words, to tell a tale of waiting and desire. A story
of maladjusted scale, set amidst the auditory fizz and crackle of electronic construction.
Derf ~ by Jeremy Newman (Ohio, USA / 2004 / 3' 58”)
Derf is a documentary video short about an alternative cartoonist from Cleveland,
Ohio. From his teenage years with Jeffrey Dahmer, to garbage truck epiphany, it
traces his path to underground celebrity. The story is told through his drawings
Automatic Film 1 (In Another Place) ~ by Alex Pearl (Melton, UK / 2005 / 4' 30”)
Automatic Film 1 was made using a range of automatic camera operators and actors,
which were let loose in a disused church.
Ghost Story ~ by Erica Scourti (London, UK / 2006 / 3' 50”)
In Ghost Story, Erica Scourti tells her life story as a collage made up of the
titles of various celebrity autobiographies. The artist's own biography thus
becomes a fragmented tale told in part very subjectively through the prism of
memory. The line between real life and fiction is blurred, likewise calling
into question the veracity of what is recounted in the cited books.
Cross Examination ~ by Josh Weinstein (New York, USA / 2005 / 5' 40”)
Cross Examination takes the man on the street interview into the realm of a
sociological experiment in which the artist spontaneously asks strangers on
the streets of New York about himself based on their immediate perceptions
of him. The humorous and candid responses belie the complexity of the experiment.
Nowhere Man ~ by Marilyn Whittle (Hertfordshire, UK / 2006 / 1' 40”)
A digitally re-worked 16mm vintage, found-footage film, which shows the protagonist
searching into archaic virtual reality goggles. As the film progresses it becomes
apparent that his sense of self is lost, which culminates in his implosion.
:: VIDIOT IN CONTEMPLATION ::
Videoart Center Tokyo. Curator Yuki Yoshida. (Japan)
life IMAGED ~ by Kazumi KANEMAKI (2006 13min)
The juxtaposition of the images between a Western movie by Hollywood and
the artist's routine life in the split screen, makes us compare the drama
and the daily life. This also shows her daily life where surrounding images
internalizes her. This work involves gender issues, since there is an
attitude that as a woman it's hard to accept herself as the "Loser" in the Western movie.
Living in the Box ~ by Kentaro Taki+Naoya Ooe (2007 7min)
Body parts are displayed in the white box as specimen. Each part tries to
seek something and these behaviors seem to remind ourselves of today's
blockaded situation. This is the collaboration work with Naoya Ooe(operation)
+ Maiko Date(dancer) directed by Kentaro Taki. This is the short version
of the original work.
AI ~ by Sung Nam HAN (2006 9min)
This is the second part from trilogy on "AI=sexual intercourse." In front
of fusuma painting "Kaede-zu"by Tohaku Hasegawa(16c. painter), a couple
make indirect intercourse by gazing each other. Their cross-gazing intercourses
with the movements of fusuma painting. "At this moment, the couple are as if
without heaven, without ground, without society, without people at all.
SHOT ~ by Nishiyama Shuhei (2007 11min)
Each “moment” of destructive force of the reality has been shot, recorded,
and visualized. Set the boundary of before and after deconstruction at the
'moment' when image and sound of collision match together, and the artist
visualizes idea of 'non-revertible'. This work deconstructs the image of
deconstruction by differentiation, repetition, expansion and addition of
image/sound of different moments.
Pathologic Video Practices ~ by Naoya Ooe (2006 2min)
The simulation of how audiences reacted to films in early times, evokes
the sense of falsehood but new perspectives. The extendation relates to
the reference to media that to release from captivity of information system.
The Lost in the Backyard of Surface ~ Naoya Ooe (2006 7min)
The simulation of how audiences reacted to films in early times, is a
fiction but creates the new perspectives. From the point of video, this
discloses the principles of imprisonment by the media information, and
will be extended to the criticism against media.
Abrare Koinobori (GOLDENSHIT) ~ by Katsuyuki HATTORI+Yusuke SHINMURA
(video performance 2005 15min)
This video consists of 6 acts of rhythmical and optical composition of a
live quartet. The spectator encounters the boundary between the light and
the image. A documentation of the premiere performance at Art Space Kimura,
Tokyo in 2005.
Bild:Muell=Image:Junk ~ by Kentaro Taki (video installation 2006 5min)
A documentation of a video installation exhibited in Yokohama Portside
Gallery in 2006. "Bild:Muell" means "Image: Junk" in German. The video
collage projected on various shaped cubes simulates the cityscape
overflowed with images/information.
:: THE COLOGNE ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL - IV ::
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
:: CologneOFF IV - Segment 1 ::
Etude, by Dario Bardic (2007, 3:20, Croatia)
Dear Neighbour, by Christian Bermudez (2006, 7:00, Costa Rica)
J.F.'s Toolbox, by Virginie Foloppe (2004, 5:50 France)
Foreigner-Straniero, by Giuseppe Girardi (2008, 6:56, Italy)
Nocturne, by Bill Domonkos (2006, 4:43, USA)
Anatolia, by Sinasi Günes (2006, 2:18, Turkey)
Coagulate, by Mihai Grecu (2008, 5:56, Romania)
Joined at the Head, by David Jakubovic (2008, 4:40, USA)
Africa, by Ane Lan (2007, 4:34, Norway)
Interception, by Roch Forowicz (2007, 11:33, Poland)
Displaced Treshold, by Brad Schwede (2008, 7:19, Australia)
:: CologneOFF IV - Segment 2 ::
Beautiful Landscape, by Pietro Mele (2006, 1:46, Italy)
Who is Miri Nishri, by Miri Nishri (2008, 14:00, Israel)
A journey through the South-Sami Lappish country ~ an encounter
with Sami tales and Yoiks by Linda Persson (2008, 14:47, Sweden)
Tin Can Crowns, by Mikael Prey aka Fetish23 (2007, 12:00, Sweden)
Fashion Death by Daniel Rodrigo (2007, 4:53, Spain)
El Camino-The Way, by Felipe Matilla Alonso (2008, 12:00, Spain)
A Growing White Stone, by Shoko Toda (2008, 14:34, Japan)
Levitate?-Tomato Juice, by Yu Chung-I (2005, 1:47, Taiwan)
Suspect, by Magsamen + Hillerbrand (2008, 3:30, USA)
:: CologneOFF IV - Segment 3 ::
The Occidentialist, by Daniel Slåttnes (2007, 1:18, Norway)
Meeting Florchen Gordon, by Grace Schwindt (2008, 4:29, UK)
N.Orleans, by Julio Velaso (2008, 5:20, Colombia)
Is Fighting Our Machine, by Liu Wei (2003, 4:10, China)
Undisclosed Beauty, by Anders Weberg (2008, 3:13, Sweden)
Eungyung - I have always been a foreigner, by Maria Ylikoski
(2008, 11:15, Finland)
Switch, by Yu Cheng Yu (2008, 4:32, Taiwan)
Trace, by Lin Ying Chen (2007, 5:36“)
Test Phantom, by Robin Kiteley (2007, 5:03, UK)
Spaghetti, by Carla Della Beffa (2007, 2:42, Italy)
Opened, by Jay Needham (2006/2007, 5:00, USA)
Testimony, by Nhieu Do (2008, 7:12, USA)
Rise, by Michal Brzezinski (2006, 2:03, Poland)
Scalable City New Trailer, by Sheldon Brown (2008, 4:00, USA)
Memory, by Walters, E.W. (2007,2:34, Poland)
Personal Text Public Body, by Beatrice Allegrati (2007, 15:00, UK)
Acquaintences, by Irina Novarese (2007/2008, 10:41, Italia)
Planet Spa, by ŽELJKA FUDERER LEVAK (2008, 5:09, Croatia)
apart cisne, by Érika Fraenkel (2004, 2:20, Brazil)
Reigning Cats and Dogs, by Michael Fortune (2007, 5:00, Ireland)
The Bitty Anomy, by Lo, Yi-Chun (Taiwan)
Hitchhiker, by Yoko FUKUSHIMA (2007, 2:03, Japan)
Let's Make a Deal, by Rafael (2008, 2:45, Belgium)
The Crowning, by Magrin, Alberto (2008, 2:21, Italy)
The Rosary | Sibha as a Communal Sculpture, by
Richard Jochum (2007/2008, 5:08, Austria/USA)
:: CologneOFF IV - Mother ::
New Samples, by Marina Landia (2006, 4:20, UK)
Pastry, by Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (2005, 5:51, Iceland)
Mother, by Antti Salvela (2008, 1:00, Sweden)
Mother and Lost Daughter, by Joshua & Zachary Sandler (2008, 3:54, USA)
Timed Out, by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (2008, 9:35, Germany)
I Carry Your Heart, by Jessica Curry (2008, 6:11, UK)
Matter, by Jeanette Louie (2008, 8:00, USA)
Mother-Mater, by Paolo Bonfiglio (2007, 7:20, Italy)
She was also there, by Nicole Pruckermayr (2008, 5:49, Austria)
The Chair, by Grace Schwindt (2008, 9:47, UK)
Stop Stealing My Face, by Grace Graupe-Pillard (2007, 3:11, USA)
Between Love and Duty, by Sonja Vuk (2008, 6:25, Croatia)
:: INDEPENDENT SHORT CREATIVE VIDEOWORKS ::
FILE – Electronic Language International Festival (17:43 || Brazil ||
wwweb) ~ Conception & Organization:
Ricardo Barreto & Paula Perissinotto
A collective documentation of FILE`s 2007 edition, which presented
different kinds of works in
several categories: FILE Media Art, FILE Hipersonica, FILE Games, FILE
Cinema Documenta and FILE Symposium, which usually proposes discussions
about the electronic-digital culture in its relations to art, science
FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, is the primary art
and technology festival of Brazil and Latin America, as well as one of
the most renowned events in the world in this area. It has, for nine
years so far, inserted Brazil into the global context of art and
technology, by performing exciting global compilations of cutting-edge
artistic productions in the fields of electronic and digital arts, and
also by working as an indicator of the plurality of such productions.
DA_7_8_RYSS, 2008-2009 (20:00 || USA) ~
Tom Chambers & Students
Middle school students [7th and 8th grades] at Raul Yzaguirre School For
Success [RYSS], Houston, Texas, U.S.A. participated in a classroom
assignment involving GIMP 2 photo software [a Photoshop equivalent], and
vocabulary-building through word identification/meaning, via the Internet.
Each student was given a particular word to discover the meaning of online,
and then translate that meaning into Digital Art. As a result,
vocabulary enhancement came to the forefront, with skills-acquisition in
digitally manipulating photographs.
7th Grade Students:
Brenda Alvarez, Manuel Ambriz, Jocelyne Arredondo, Julio Arredondo,
Adrian Bahena, Jonatan Betancourt, Marion Bock, Jessica Bravo,
Bianca Camposano, Ana Caseres, Christopher Castillo, Omar Cervantes,
Oscar Cervantes, Lucy Coronado, Andy Cortes, Eduardo Cortez, Amanda
Del Castillo, Erik Diaz, John Dominguez, Cynthia Estrada, Jennifer
Flores, Daniel Garcia, Jennifer Garcia, Lucia Garfias, Sotero
Garza, Isel Gomez, Alondra Gonzalez, Americo Gonzalez, Israel
Guajardo, Kimberly Herrera, Jesus Izarraras, Geneva Ledesma, Maylin
Lira, Christian Lopez, Maribel Lopez, Ramiro Marban, Francisco
Martinez, Kelly Martinez, Veronica Martinez, Jessica Medrano,
Grecia Menchaca, Noe Mondragon, Zachary Morales, Maritza Moreno,
Blanca Moscoso, Rosario Moscoso, Tania Nieves, Fabian Ornelas,
Alberto Orozco, Guadalupe Ortega, Jacqueline Ortiz, Sergio Ortiz,
Marcelo Ortuño, Jonathan Peña, Ruben Perez, Blanca Ponce, Nataly
Ponce-Landaverde, Frank Porche, Abigail Ramirez, Crystal Ramirez,
Ivan Ramirez, Jorge Rangel, Joanna Renteria, Paloma Resendiz, Daniel
Rivera, Omar Rodriguez, Luis Ruiz, Pedro Sanchez, Yosthman Sandoval,
Roberto Silva, Fidel Torres, Joen Torres, Jazlyn Treviño, Mayreli
Uyoa, Tiffany Valle, Melitza Vargas, Vasquez Arron, Vazquez Daniel,
Vazquez Jesus, Tony Villalta, Zuniga Jessica
8th Grade Students:
Raul Aguirre, Maria Ambriz, Lesly Arreguin, Martin Benitez, Patrick
Bock, Jasmin Bonilla, Reyna Bravo, Rosalinda Castro, Maribel Ceron,
Jose Chairez, Julie Chavez, Nohemi Chavez, Priscilla Cortez, Jacqueline
Cruz, Zarait De Leon, Jorge Delgado, Roy DuQue, Jessica Gil, Alexis
Gomez, Leonel Gudino, Jose Gutierrez, Lilliana Gutierrez, Bryan
Hernandez, Christian Hernandez, Jennifer Herrera, Jessica Herrera,
Raymundo Izaguirre, Adriana Lopez, America Loreto, Arthur Luevanos,
Moises Maldonado, Armando Marquina, Eugenia Martin, Erika Martinez,
Kimberly Martinez, Christian Moreno, Jennifer Moreno, Pedro Negrete,
Daisy Orozco, Raymond Orozco, Catalina Pacheco, Leimy Palacios, Vanessa
Paloma, Humberto Perez, Ana Ramirez, Oscar Ramirez, Alexandria Ramos,
Johnathan Rivas, Fabian Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez, Linda Rodriguez,
Elizabeth Roman, Christopher Saldaña, Rafael Saldivar, Autumn Sanchez,
Jacob Santillan, David Solano, Eloisa Tijerina, Alma Tovar, Monica
Velez, Julio Zavala, Kimberly Zuniga, Samantha Vasquez
This is Art (0:30, Italy, 2008)
~ Gruppo Sinestetico
Fluxus Experiment (6:45, Italy, 2008)
~ Gruppo Sinestetico
Ek Khwaish (India, 2008)
~ Namesh Nath Dham
an experimental image-based short film on Child-Trafficking,
made by a school student
Riyaz Master Project (4:12, Netherlands, 2008)
~ Marta Moreno Munoz (aka Umabeecroft)
an experimental non-narrative road movie filmed in India. This is the short version
Contemporary Art with a Freakish Taste (6:5, Italy, 2008)
~ Claudio Parentela
'…I'm interested and I like strong contrasts…generally
everywhere…in particular in art… I like much to mix all in myself…in my mind, in my art'
Re make up (1:00, Chile/Spain, 2005) ~
An installation that culminates in action. This video show us a
sequence of how a face makes up virtually, projecting to another people the image that her
desired to transmit, but at the same time, forgetting small traces of what
she try to conceal. An image reconstructed that the artist had given herself
to go out and to be contemplated.
Stay in Place (5:30, Chile/Spain, 2006) ~
with Maren Pimstein
Capture of a moment of chat connection between two friends through Internet.
Thus, a tele-sharing space arises between them when both maintain this
telematic dialogue by video conference system. The woman in the upper
window is Maren Pimstein, located in Santiago of Chile at 14:32 hrs. 12th
of June 2006; the other one is Sara Malinarich, located in Cuenca, Spain
at 19:32hrs of that same day.
Cita a Ciegas (Blind Date) (5:00, Chile/Spain, 2008) ~
Sara Malinarich, with Aida Mañez
A telesharing action that forms part of the INTACT project,
proposed and directed by Sara Malinarich.
Milady Smiles (2:50, Italy, 2007)
~ Caterina Davinio
A Jaguar promenade crossing Swiss hills, mysterious psychedelic passages
from color to a '60s past in black & white, Sound mixes music, noise,
electronic elaboration of conversation fragments, and the Jaguar motor itself.
"24/7 - Into the Direction of Light" (09:00, Austria, 2008)
~ Michael Aschauer
Blackness at the beginning turns into ever-lightening shades
of blue, eventually becoming a view of the sea ~ water and sky, changing
constantly in fast motion, before returning once again to the blackness of
night. Shot over a period of seven days, 24 hours each, the work
uses digital technology to continue the tradition of that branch of
experimental film dedicated to exploring the mechanisms of cinematographic
representation, using landscapes and their topographic
features, or natural phenomena.
Netaji (India, 2008)
a short-film created by child-artists of Vivekananda
Rural Service Centre
:: Spanish Videoworks ::
& one Interactive Piece
La casa por el tejado ~ by Teresa Tomás
(3D Anim., 16:00, Spain, 2004)
RAIN goes down the stairs naked. The drops falling down, dance forming a source.
She falls on the roof-sea that turns into the doors of a cupboard. She chooses a
suit of conches and fish as a dress. Dressed RAIN is called SEA. Tired she goes to
sleep, hangs her suits, the cupboard is transformed in bed. SEA wraps itself up to
dream of the sheets that were doors. They are raised by a bunch of balloons in the
sky as they contemplate her last transformation. SEA seated, is transformed in
CLOUD with the form of an armchair.
Destejer el arco iris by Teresa Tomás
(3D Anim., 13:00, Spain, 2007)
A white rabbit goes in through a keyhole, like a magician's top hat, and
decomposes, as light does through the prism, into seven coloured rabbits.
The characters in this story are changed from beings of light into coloured
rabbits along a journey through a metaphorical maze.
Temor&Amor 1 ~ by Carlos Cid
(10:00, Spain, 2005-2007)
Exploring emotions is the root, the base, the heart of this project, and
this has contributed to its progress.
The project stems from the power of fears. The project shows how fears
surround souls, how they invade people and deform their movement or at times
almost stop them, slow them down, or make them fall. It is an expression of
intimacy. This is the starting point.
From there it is a trip, an internal exploration, a metaphor of growth and
openness. Of how, departing from fear, it is possible to get in a field of
life, one gets rid of the fear's weight, experiences the liberation, and
gets reborn within love.
Symbols are used to represent this movement: clothes represent fears, the
ties. The nudity, is love and liberation. In the process, bravery and will
play an essential part, as well as our connection with nature.
And the unthinkable is uncovered.
This project is raw poetry, it is melody and it is dance. It is a very
intimate spiral and a call to detachment. A testimony of intuitive internal
strength. The most enrooted is the most paralysing. This project flourished
as its participants matured. Sincere and open. A beautiful invitation to
liberation, to love and to nature.
Kaizen ~ by Carlos Cid
(4:30, Spain, 2007)
'Kaizen' defines a series that Carlos Cid has planned as a work in progress,
of which we present the first images. At the same time, we will show the
video work of this series that Cid has autonomously developed, favouring
a fruitful and dialectic dialogue with his photographic work.
Human-nw ~ by
Montse Arbelo y Joseba Franco (12:30, Spain)
Laughter and tears, like life and death, go hand in hand and are part of
our everyday life. But war – violence – is a personal decision exercised
with the objective of dominating the other. The desire to impose one's own
culture on everyone else has been a constant element among individuals and
groups. This situation is constantly aggravated by the different degrees
of control over technology and energy resources. The victims are always
victims, and the tyrants are never innocent. Visitors won't have a single
point of view, they will have to make distinctions and position themselves,
strip themselves of their own identities in order to encounter the other,
in the others, the thousands of characters who come to life in the images
that surround them. They can't opt out. They will go on to form part of
Videopatía ~ by
Irma Solernou, Beatriz Sánchez and Antonio R. Montesinos
(interactive Webwork, Spain, 2006)
LISTED UNDER 'EXHIBITS'
:: SOME MINUTES OF A TIME ::
a retrospective of time-based art by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
[58 minutes :: 2004-2008]
A cycle of mainly experimental ‘hybrid' videoworks, created through
2004-2008 by the well-known Cologne based media artist Agricola de
Cologne, representing primarily ‘time', ‘history', and also the
subcategories ‘memory' and ‘identity'.
The works are collectively about very personal time, with the artist
allowing the audience to participate in his personal experiences,
perceptions and stories, transformed into moving pictures via the
medium of video, in different ways in each different work.
**In the normal course, several of these works may need to be viewed
several times over, so as to be properly understood**
1. Inability of Being Nude (2:00, 2004) ~ Taking up
the classical theme of the 'nude' in a contemporary interpretation,
as a psychological condition. The viewer is confronted with different
levels and movements of baring/exposing. He becomes very quickly aware,
that he did not enter a peep-show, but is disturbing intimacy, a
process of emptiness.
2. Truth – Paradise Found (3:00, 2004) ~ The story of
the human desire to be as close to truth as possible. But who will
ever succeed while living a life dominated by fast-running time,
and endless searching? The work consists of three sections, a spiritual
section, a physical section, and the acting level. The original raw
video was filmed in 2003 at the Rila Monastery, known as the spiritual
centre of Bulgaria.
Awarded as ‘Best Experimental Film' at the 3rd International Budapest
Short Film Festival, 2007.
3. Distortion Projected (4:50, 2005) ~ In 1998, Agricola de Cologne
became a victim of a terror attack. This work is his attempt to make
the traumatic experiences perceivable via metaphorical images on an
emotional level. The artist's voice, performing one of his musical
compositions, uses sound instead of words in order to symbolize the
speechlessness and inability of the people around him to react
4. House of Tomorrow (3:00, 2005) ~ The house of tomorrow is the
house of one's identity. It does not need to be a concrete house or
building, but represents a secure and protected place where people
can stand for what they are and represent, as human beings, with many
identities in different fields, wherein the sexual identity represents
just one amongst many others.
Awarded ‘Magmart Video Art Award Naples (Italy) 2006', and
‘Bele.Arte.Lamia Video Art Award Lamia (Greece)'
5. Message from Behind a Wall (10:00, 2005) ~ The segregation wall
in Palestine is a fact. In November 2004, an artistic action against
the wall ended, taking place at six different places in Palestine
where walls were under construction, initiated by Palestine artists
by inviting artists from different countries to paint an artistic
message on the concrete. When Agricola de Cologne was in Bethlehem
in February 2005, he visited several places where the Israelis were
erecting the wall. The part of the wall that he filmed is situated
opposite the AIDA refugee camp (UN), and was at that time a
temporary playground for children. And, these children made their own
contribution to the huge wall paintings. Message from Behind a Wall,
featuring Faten Nasdas, one of the initiators of the wall paintings,
is transporting different messages, but the main message represents
the action of children's innocence. The moving picture is a unique
document of the day of 17 February 2005. Meanwhile, the construction
of the wall in Bethlehem is nearly completed.
Thanks to Faten Nasdas, International Center Bethlehem,
children of Bethlehem
6. Home so near, home so far (11:30, 2006) ~ Filmed during a visit
to the home of Marcela Rosen, artist, and Ricardo Castro, the Mapuche
Indian living in Santiago/Chile, who is seen reciting a poem in Mapuche
language, and playing a typical Mapuche musical instrument, the
7. Urban.early sunday morning_raw, v. 2 (4:30 – 2007) ~ Digital video
created in Flash, inspired by the Central Station of Milan (Italy).
Metropolis: sunday morning, between open end and twilight, between
hope and resignation, between following a dream and returning that
night to the home town or village outside. Coming from the disco,
full of the impressions of that juicy girl or that horny boy, doubtful
of whether preserving innocence or following the instinct for an
outstanding erotic adventure. It is the moment of not yet knowing,
vacillating between yes or no. It is a same ritual each weekend, even
if decisions are made once. It is a game between identifying and
identity. The work describes the urban landscape as a scenario of a
play, wherein the protagonists are embedded without any chance of
8. Bareback – serial DIScharge (6:00, 2007) ~ This experimental film
tells the story of a homeless person, with identity lost to traumatic
experiences, using the form of allegorical representation to point to
essential questions of human existence.
Awarded the ‘Videoart Award Bele Arte Lamia 2007 - high commendation',
and the ‘FONLAD Video Award 2007 ONLAD - Digital Art Festival Coimbra/Pt'
9. RED: One Day on Mars (8:00, 2007) ~ A human being is obliged to
spend at least one day in his lifetime on Mars. Mars, the red desert
planet; Mars, the god of war. Mars can be anywhere, anyplace that is
identified with the inhuman, violence, hate, rage, revenge and despair.
The original film material was recorded 2006 in Palestine & Israel.
Awarded the 2008 Special Jury Award for ‘Best Experimental Film”
at The 1st International Cyprus Short Film Festival, 2008
10. En [code] ed (5:30, 2008) ~ A videowork created in Flash, inspired
by a visit of Thessaloniki, which sets out to describe the principle of
‘code', or ‘coding', in the form of an allegory, a metaphorical story
as a ritual of meeting, dominating and resigning. The code is identified
as a state of the static, dogmatic and conservative, which asks for
obedience, but gives no chance to escape.