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Johan grimonprez
From Satin Island
Experimental film | hdv | color | 3'23'' | Belgium | 2015
A haunting collage of disaster and beauty, set to a shimmering track by Lights Out Asia, Johan Grimonprez in collaboration with acclaimed avant-garde novelist Tom McCarthy, based on an abstract from his latest book SATIN ISLAND.
Johan Grimonprez`s curatorial projects have been exhibited at museums worldwide, such as at the Hammer Museum (LA), the Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich) and, the MOMA (NY). His works are part of the permanent collections of major museums, including the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Kanazawa Art Museum (Japan) and Tate Modern (London). His award winning films include dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997) and Double Take (2009). Traveling the main festival circuit from the Berlinale to Sundance, they have garnered several Best Director awards, the 2005 ZKM International Media Award, a Spirit Award and the 2009 Black Pearl Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. They have also been acquired by NBC Universal, ARTE, and FILM 4. In 2011 Hatje Cantz Verlag published a reader on his work entitled "It`s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards" with contributions by Jodi Dean, Thomas Elsaesser, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Slavoj Žižek. His distributors are Soda Pictures and Kino Lorber International. His artwork is represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery (New York) and the gallerie kamel mennour (Paris). His current film project The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by author Andrew Feinstein, was awarded a development grant from the SUNDANCE INSTITUTE. His next film project How to Rewind your Dog is in development with the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and the European MEDIA Programme. Grimonprez divides his time between Brussels and New York, where he studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and where he now lectures at the School of Visual Arts.