Paris 2019 Programme
7.30pm 9pm 10pm
Tuesday

March 5
7.30pm

Opening
Forum des images
Forum des Halles, 2 Rue du cinéma - 75001 Paris / Subway : Les Halles, line 4 (exit Saint-Eustache, Place Carrée) and Châtelet, lines 1, 7 and 14 (exit Place Carrée)
Free entry, no reservation

Opening screening + drink

You are all warmly invited to the opening evening at Forum des images, starting at 7:30 pm, with free admission.

For its inaugural session, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin invites you to discover a programme of 3 rare films. The session will be followed by a drink.

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Tuesday

March 5
9pm

Opening
Forum des images
Forum des Halles, 2 Rue du cinéma - 75001 Paris / Subway : Les Halles, line 4 (exit Saint-Eustache, Place Carrée) and Châtelet, lines 1, 7 and 14 (exit Place Carrée)
Free entry, no reservation

"Contemporary mythologies"

Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel collective: Hello Brother | Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 3:49 | Taiwan / Thaïlande | 2018 see more
zapruder filmmakersgroup: Phoenix. Amore brucio | Vidéo | 4k | couleur | 12:0 | 0 | 2017 see more
Sara pathirane: Holding Clouds | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 9:40 | Finlande / Chine | 2018 see more
piscine, Bergman & Salinas: Be A Pattern For The World | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:48 | Danemark | 2018 see more
Lishan liu: Product ( VIDEO ) LISHAN ™ | Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 2:20 | USA | 2018 see more
vermeir & heiremans: A Modest Proposal (in a Black Box) | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 28:7 | Royaume-Uni | 2018 see more
Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel collective
Hello Brother
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 3:49 | Taiwan | 2018

The unknown village exists when the residents blink. The scenery of nothing. The identity of no one. The relationship of the dream two. The breeze travels through the subtropics of the tropics. A museum of no-name rocks. Hypnotic symbolic acts. Some weight in the pocket. Magnetic boy, the fog, the breeze doesn`t walk.


Val Lee has been the director of Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel Art Collective (2009-Now) and creates live art works that builds constructed ephemeral situations where the audience enters a poetic constellation of action script, installation, sound, hypnotic rhetoric, composite structure, mise-en-scène, and space. Their works currently focus on urban violence, political turmoil, body memories of the unusual state, and the diversified modes of psychological absorption and participation for public audiences. Through the continuous collaborations of friends from visual arts, performing arts, experimental music and activism, their interdisciplinary yet site-responsive works form some dialogue and resistance in a dream. "Hello Brother" is their only video.

zapruder filmmakersgroup
Phoenix. Amore brucio
Vidéo | 4k | couleur | 12:0 | 0 | 2017

At a novel workshop of the gods, Greek theater masks with Hollywood features are setting up a love engine. Phoenix. Amore brucio is the 7th of 12th episodes that Zapruder dedicates to the myth of Hercules.


ZAPRUDER is a group formed by David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi and Monaldo Moretti. It was founded in 2000 in Roncofreddo (Italy), where the collective’s headquarters still are. The group experiments in film, merging figurative, performative and cinematographic arts to provide a total visual experience, in the direction of a total visual experience. That’s the case with their ’chamber cinema’: video-installation projects where cinema and object are fused together, drawing on the technique of stereoscopic film ( or the illusion of three dimensions), as well as on expanded cinema. In 2011, Zapruder’s work received the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival. Along the years, the group has met Italian experimental theatre with productions in collaboration with Motus, Fanny & Alexander, Romeo Castellucci and Santarcangelo Festival. A large amount of their artistic process is dedicated to the sound design of their movies: the main soundtrack is made by performing foley effects and recording environmental sounds in order to produce a more dynamic and complex experience for the viewer. Their video installation Zeus Machine/Salita all’ Olimpo ( Zeus Machine/The conquering of Olympus) was awarded the Premio MAXXI 2016. Zapruder’s work has been presented internationally in festivals and performing arts venues: Venice Film Festival; Rotterdam Film festival; Rome Film Festival; Kurtzfilmtage Oberhausen; Biennale de l’image en mouvement, Geneva; Transmediale, Berlin; Netmage, Bologna; Triennale, Milan; Centre Pompidou, Paris. Among their solo exhibitions: Careof, Milan (2013); Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Ferrara (2014); Marsèlleria, Milan (2014); Raum, Bologna (2014); Artopiagallery, Milan (2015); Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich (2015); Mega, Milan (2018), Gucci Garden, Firenze (2018). Among group exhibitions: Cineteca di Bologna, Bologna (2013); WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw (2013); Aula Bunker, Rome (2014); PAC, Milan (2014); MAG Museo Alto Garda, Riva del Garda (2015); OCAT, Shanghai (2015); MAXXI, Rome (2016).

Sara pathirane
Holding Clouds
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 9:40 | Finlande | 2018

Holdind Clouds depicts a choreography on Huangshan the Yellow Mountain in China. The mount Huang is famous from the old chinese shan shui – mountain-water ink paintings. Still now the landscape gathers people to witness it. The view itself is often covered in clouds, only a peak of a mountain hovering in the sight. Still a thousand photos are taken there daily. People pose for photos infront of the landscape. The rythm of gestures done by the visitors, the reaching out, pointing, holding the air and touching the mountains formulates a choreography for the mountain. Chilean composer Fernando Munizag’s piece Mi última palabra china (My last Chinese word) binds the poses into a broken language, an attemp to get hold of tones and diftongs hidden in the grayscale of the moving clouds. The music is based on discoveries Munizaga made in the field of phonetic analysis of Mandarin language. There is a constant movement, with rather simple materials and gestures. All the harmony of the piece is based on strings’ natural harmonics.


Sara Pathirane’s work deals with the tradition of landscape painting and the problematics of taking a picture. As shooting locations for her videos she uses nature areas known from movies and paintings, shifting between the everyday and the fiction. She works with video, painting and live-installations. Pathirane lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and Accademia Albertina in Torino. Her works have been shown for example at Taiga-Space, Saint-Petersburg (2016), Colombo Art Biennale (2016) and Kiasma (2010, 2013).

piscine, Bergman & Salinas
Be A Pattern For The World
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:48 | Danemark | 2018

Be a Pattern for the World is acollaboration between artist group Piscine (consisting of Mark Tholander, Jens Settergren & Ida Thorhauge) and the artist duo Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas. Be a Pattern for the World circulates around the concept of the chameleon. The chameleon as an abstract machine: "The chameleon, maybe. It hovers, as a turbine. An object can be monitored better by the turbine. These days anything can be imitated." The chameleon most of all stands for shape-shifting and adaptability. Adapting patterns of a given environment, while at the same time creating new patterns in the given space. The ability of changing one's appearance as a response to one's surroundings. What can be seen and what cannot; blending in and standing out; becoming distinct while also becoming part of the given space. The chameleon is the abstract machine which initiates a production of subjectivity in the relation between the individual and the surroundings, the figure and the background, the shape and the pattern, as well as the singular and the univocal.


Piscine is an exhibition phenomenon that handles solo, group and collaborative situations: a hybrid apparatus that sometimes acts as an artist group and at other times acts as a curatorial unit. Current members are: Mark Tholander, Ida Sønder Thorhauge, and Jens Settergren. Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas are an artist duo who co-founded Institute for New Connotative Action: an artist run initiative, and INCA Press.

Lishan liu
Product ( VIDEO ) LISHAN ™
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 2:20 | USA | 2018

Product ( VIDEO ) LISHAN ‘ is a series of three 30-second pseudo-ads by re-situating the 3 electronic devices for personal healthcare and beauty(a Clarisonic facial brush, a Philips air flosser and a Braun epilator) and interrupting the normal working of the “œmachinesâ”. The videos, loosely following the structure and aesthetic of the original product commercials, are aesthetically pleasing and entertaining. Subsequently, It entails the seductive irony of interwoven relationship among several spheres of commercial aesthetics, techno-fetishism and narcissism in contemporary consumerism. This series of videos has once shown in a screening in SVA Theater and arranged to play in between other artists` work, which functioned as TV commercials in terms of form. It conveys the artistâ’s satirical commentary on the attention span and art production strategies.


Liu makes video-based work. Her highly personal artistic practice, with a constant approach of de/recontextualization and conceptualization, reflects the globalized cultural environment accelerated by Internet (Techno-culture, consumption culture, pop culture and so on). Liu graduated from MFA Photography, Video and Related Media at School of Visual Arts. She has exhibited her work in both China and the US including Vacuum Gallery, Beijing(2017); Poor Image Art Center, online(2016); Rabbithole, New York; Flux Factory(2016); Fei Gallery, Guangzhou(2015); Shenzhen New Media Art Festival at The Value Factory(2014); Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou(2014); Today Art Museum, Beijing(2014) and etc.

vermeir & heiremans
A Modest Proposal (in a Black Box)
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 28:7 | Royaume-Uni | 2018

In A Modest Proposal, Vermeir & Heiremans are discussing a new financial model with a lawyer. They question if financialisation can be re-purposed towards generating a more equitable arts ecology. Considering the financialisation of public art collections and museum buildings, the financial model should benefit not only investors, but also its stakeholders, the creators of the art`s value, the art workers. The artists propose to financialise Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park as their case-study. It is located close to Battersea Power Station, a former coal-fired power station that will soon house Apple's London headquarters and luxury apartments. The artists propose to "pump" up the gallery`s value, and generate a return for the wider art community. The conversation between artists and lawyer takes place in Vermeir & Heiremans` house, which they define as an art work. Meanwhile the absent-minded lawyer`s assistant often slips away from the discussions. She appears to be able to materialise and dematerialise at will the lofty space by caressing the walls, playing with a scale model of the house or using the latter as a framing device, manipulating the window views. When the artists and the lawyer go on to celebrate the proposal on the loft's rooftop garden she takes control…


The videos and installations of the artist duo Vermeir & Heiremans investigate the complex relationship between economy, spatiality, and social reality in today's highly globalized world. The artists define their own house as an art work, which they use as a framing device to focus on the growing financialisation of the arts, real estate and daily life in general. The duo raises questions about the role the arts play within the ever-growing entanglement between urban development, financialisation and governing. The artists employ financial tools, historical references, technology, and cinematic language to reflect on social codes as well as on the production of value in today's artistic and non-artistic realms. Vermeir & Heiremans have presented their work at 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007), Arnolfini, Bristol (2009), Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin (2010), Viennale, Vienna (2011), 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial (2012), Manifesta 9, Limburg (2012), Argos, Brussels (2012), Extra City, Antwerp (2012), 13th Istanbul Biennale (2013), Rotwand Gallery, Zurich (2014), Triennale Brugge (2015), Dojima River Biennale, Osaka (2015), Curated by_Vienna at Georg Kargl Gallery (2015), Transmediale, Berlin (2016), Bucharest Biennale 7 (2016), Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (2010, 2012, 2017), Glassyard Gallery, Budapest (2018), Art Brussels (2018), The Atlantic Project, Plymouth (2018), Pump House Gallery, London (2018)


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The Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel collective produces collaborative performances involving symbolic acts, such as the wind crossing the tropics. Zapruder filmmakersgroup re-stage the Hollywood figure of James Dean as a contemporary Hercules. Greek theatre masks gather and grow in number. In “Holding Clouds” Sarah Pathirane choreographs self-representation around emptiness and landscape. Mass tourism entails thousands of photos suspended in the mist. The Piscine collective focuses on the chameleon, considered as an abstract machine adaptable to the environment and our times. Lishan Liu revisits the aesthetics of advertising, and presents technological fetishism in an ironic way. Katleen Vermeir and Ronny Heiremans discuss a new financial model with a lawyer, enabling a new ecosystem for the world of art to be generated. The museum buildings and their collections therefore generate additional profit, benefitting various stakeholders, investors, shareholders and workers in the art world. The lawyer’s assistant appears to take control of the artists’ house where the meeting takes place.


Tuesday

March 5
10pm

Opening
Forum des images
Forum des Halles, 2 Rue du cinéma - 75001 Paris / Métro : Les Halles, ligne 4 (sortie Saint-Eustache, Place Carrée) et Châtelet, lignes 1, 7 et 14 (sortie Place Carrée)
Free entry, no reservation

Multimedia performance. Pink Twins Live

After two great screening sessions, join us for unique multimedia performance by the Finnish artist duo Pink Twins!

Pink Twins Live
| multimedia concert | 0:30:00 | Finland | 2019

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Pink Twins, the brothers Juha and Vesa Vehviläinen based in Helsinki, is a pair of artists, videographers and electronic musicians. Working as Pink Twins since 1997, they have presented their work in exhibitions and festivals worldwide, as well as playing in concerts in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia. Pink Twins works at the junction between moving image, visual arts and music. Their projects focus on perception, functionality and limitations. Connections are woven together creating a transversal entity of images, sounds and sensations, broken down into particles and redeployed in chaotic arrangements.


    March 5-10, 2019
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