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Une sélection de joyeux actes de rébellion tirés du catalogue de distribution d?Argos par Anke Buxmann et Maria Palacios Cruz. Lorsqu?on leur a demandé d?élaborer un programme de projection à l?occasion des premières Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin à se tenir à Madrid, au Circulo de Bellas Artes, Argos a décidé d?emprunter de titre du film de Joëlle de la Casinière de 1973, ?So Happy? dans lequel de la Casinière se promène pieds nus dans un environnement métropolitain abandonné et ravagé pour promouvoir son livre Absolument nécessaire dans les rues de New York. Rien n?est vrai, tout s?en va. Sa joie, sa liberté et son engagement social se retrouvent dans les trois vidéos qu?Argos présentera à Madrid. Les ?uvres qui ont été sélectionnées, de Charley Case, Sarah Vanagt et Joëlle de la Casinière elle-même, sont toutes trois de joyeux actes de rébellion ayant la rue comme arrière-plan commun. Les vidéos de ce programme s?avèrent d?une grande sensibilité en ce qui concerne le débat politique et social et elles militent pour la liberté d?expression et de mouvement d?une manière quelque peu naïve mais tout à fait joyeuse.
Argos (www.argosarts.org) est un centre pour l?art et les media basé à Bruxelles fondé en 1989. Au fil des ans, l?organisation s?est développée, au départ elle distribuait des vidéos et des films d?artistes puis elle s?est transformée en centre artistique avec des fonctions plus variées comme l?organisation d?expositions, de projections et d?événements, la production, le conservation et la préservation, la publication et le développement d?une médiathèque publique. En tant que centre interdisciplinaire pour l?art et les media audiovisuels, le but d?Argos est de créer une plateforme de production, de présentation, de distribution et de préservation de l?art audiovisuel et de l?art visuel contemporain belge et international, et de façon plus générale, toutes les formes d?expression artistiques qui ont un lien avec les media audiovisuels. Dans un paysage socioculturel qui évolue rapidement, Argos veut suivre les développements caractéristiques de l?art visuel et de l?art audiovisuel ? et de la culture visuelle et médiatique en tant que phénomène social dans son ensemble ? de manière critique, fournissant ainsi au public un cadre de référence et d?interprétation.
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 5:16 | Colombie, Espagne | 2014
Cette vidéo a été tournée à Barcelone, près du rond point de Christophe Colomb, à coté du port. Pendant la nuit, Ivan Argote a "enflammé" à l`aide d`une bouteille d`absinthe et du feu une statue représentant un évêque indiquant la voie à un indigène. Cette statue, qui fait environ trois mètres d`hauteur, reste presque invisible parmi tous les monuments touristiques de Barcelone. Ivan Argote l`a découverte et, avec une intervention à forte puissance symbolique affirme son idée en désaccord à avec la vision européenne de l`histoire de la colonisation, qui voit le colon comme une sorte de héros.
Ivan Argote is Colombian artist who lives and works in Paris, Argote (31) deals with the way that man relates with the myriad changes that take place daily in the historical, economic, political and moral realms. His aim is to question the role of subjectivity in the revision of these concepts. Argote involves the body, and emotions in the construction of his thinking, and develops methods to generate reflexion about the way we construct certainty in relation with politics and history. By creating interventions and performances for the public space, which are sometimes further developed in the format of films and installations, the artist explores the city as a space of transformation. His works has been shown in several cities all around the world, including: Intersections, Cisneros Fountanals Foundation, Miami, 2015; Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, 2015; Levitate, Museum Quartier, Vienna, 2015; L’éloge de l’heure, MUDAC, Lausanne, 2015; Reddish Blue (solo), DT Project, Brussels, 2014; Let’s write a history of hopes (solo), Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, 2014; Strengthlessness(solo), Galerie Perrotin, Paris, 2014; La Estrategia (solo), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); Un millon de amigos (solo), Galeria ADN, Barcelona (2013); Tectonic, Moving Museum, Dubai (2013); Los irrespetuosos, Museo Carrilo Gil, México DF (2013); 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo (2012); Sin heroísmos, por favor (solo), CA2M, Madrid (2012); Girarse, Joan Miró Fundation, Barcelona (2012), among others.
Doc. expérimental | 16mm | couleur | 11:52 | Colombie, France | 2017
Reddishblue Memories by Iván Argote, uses the artist’s affective memories as part of an ongoing project of research and speculation based on a rumor associated with the history of George Eastman’s Kodak company, and its switch from Kodachrome to Ektachrome. This was allegedly done for ideological reasons : in the late 1960’s they realized that Kodachrome pictures turned reddish with time, and in the context of Cold War decided that the United States’ archives could not end up with the enemy’s color, and so developed the Ektachrome process, in which pictures eventually turn blue. The film, which was made in Ukraine as part of an art exhibition, is narrated simultaneously in Ukrainian by Oxana Shachko founder of Femen, and in Spanish by Ivan Argote himself. In the film, many issues concerning the relationship in between colors and politics raise, as orange revolution, white and black armies, purple and red revolutions in South America.
IvaÌn Argote (BogotaÌ, 1983, lives in Paris) works explore the relationship in between history, politics and the construction of our own subjectivities. His films, sculptures, videos, collages, and public space installations temps to generate questions about how we relate to the others, to the state, to patrimony and traditions. His works are critics, sometimes anti-establishment, and deal with the idea of bringing affects to the politics, and politics to the affects with a strong and tender tone.
Doc. expérimental | 0 | couleur | 24:0 | France, Italie | 2022
What do monuments want, do, and stand for in our memories and public spaces? Levitate, a new film by Colombian artist Iván Argote, questions the histories, functions and possible futures of colonial icons that still today define the identity of modern European cities. In what the artist calls three anticipatory actions, organized as grand-scale performances in the centers of Rome, Madrid, and Paris, we are confronted with three emblems of control and domination that still exert, undisturbed, their symbolic power from atop their pedestals. The Flaminian obelisk in the Piazza del Popolo, which came to Rome at the behest of Emperor Agustus in 10 B.C.; the statue of Christopher Columbus erected to commemorate the day of the "discovery" of the Americas; and the statue of French military officer and colonial administrator Joseph Gallieni, are suspended, displaced from their position as vertical markers of power and tools for propaganda. Their disruption, albeit ephemeral, immediately opens up a space of public discussion.
Iván Argote is a Colombian artist and film director based in Paris. Through his sculptures, installations, films and interventions, he questions our Relation with others, with power structures and belief systems. He develops strategies based on tenderness, affect and humor through which he generates critical approaches to dominant historical narratives. In his interventions on monuments, large-scale ephemeral and permanent public artworks, Iván Argote proposes new symbolic and political uses of public space. Iván Argote studied graphic design, photography and new media at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá and holds an mfa from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-art (Ensba) in Paris. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Albarrán Bourdais Gallery (Madrid, 2022), Dortmunder Kunstverein (Dortmund, 2021), Perrotin Gallery (New York, 2021 & Paris, 2018), Artpace (San Antonio, TX, 2021), Asu Museum (Phoenix, 2019), Malba (Buenos Aires, 2018), Museo Universitario Del Chopo (Mexico City, 2017), Galeria Vermelho (Sao Paulo, 2017), Palais De Tokyo (Paris, 2013) And Ca2m (Madrid, 2012). Works by the artist are included in the permanent collections of numerous prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum (New York, Us); Centre Pompidou (Paris, France); Asu Art Museum (Phoenix, Us); Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami, Us); Colección De Arte Del Banco De La República (Bogotá, Colombia); Kadist (San Francisco, Us); Macba (Barcelona, Spain).
Wild Filly Story
Fiction expérimentale | mp4 | couleur | 22:0 | Suède, Pays-Bas | 2020
Wild Filly Story is starring a pack of adolescent girls on a therapy horse stable in the outskirts of Amsterdam. The casts are regular visitors, who are simply there to ride, who are there for occupational therapy, or there as a temporary replacement from school. Playing out a fictional, yet custom-fit script that prompts questions of friendship, misfit, normativity, fetishization, and female empowerment. The young girls method-act through stages of agitation, thriving on the artist’s own rural childhood trauma in Sweden, a horsegirl´s obsessions, and her recent short-lived career as a porn film director: teens pulling hair, grand stallions being objectified, food fights, horse healing, and in the backyard of the barn a kissing scene is being made. A red thread through the film: a young girl’s horse is taken away to be slaughtered that the horse community later feast on. A ghost—an EMO teen, white-painted, unfitted, potentially dead—grimes her way through a hardcore song from the London underground “Drop Dead” with the gang of horse girls as her backing choir. Meanwhile, a cowgirl talking about a stallion having its balls cut off, giggling through her characterization of its masculine rage being tamed.
Josefin Arnell (1984) has recently presented exhibitions, screenings, and performances at Athens Biennale; Wiels, Brussels; UKS, Oslo; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; Auto Italia, London; Kunsthalle Münster; Beursschouwburg, Brussel. In 2018 she won the Theodora Niemeijer Prijs; a national art prize for emerging female artists living or working in the Netherlands. Arnell lives and works in Amsterdam Through combining modes of autobiographical and fictional storytelling, she explores representations of femininity, the aesthetics and politics of violence, and the way expressions of power and control manifest in group dynamics. The Teenage Girl, The Horse, and The Mother are recurring characters placed beside clumsy allegories of conflicted human conditions or environmental catastrophe. These characters have endless monologues rather than conversations while navigating contemporary infrastructures with impossible demands. She uses humor and absurdity as political devices, but also as important tools to access moments of emotional catharsis. Trashy performativity, camp aesthetics, the grotesque, and soap opera affects are set in combination of documentary, scripted, and improvisation methods. Additionally to her solo work she is involved in multiple collaborations and self initiatives. Most noticeably the artist duo: HellFun aka Josefin Arnell & Max Göran. HellFun prefers to be brave and pathetic rather than drowning in shame.
The Phantom Menace
Vidéo | 4k | couleur et n&b | 36:32 | Royaume-Uni | 2019
Welcome to the age of cosmic radiation! In 2021 the Sun fell to its lowest point of activity since the birth of science. Its magnetic waves that once shield the Earth dramatically weakened. During this solar lull powerful intergalactic cosmic rays penetrated our atmosphere. Originating eons ago from the explosive remnants of dead stars these silent, invisible and highly charged particles were only noticed in their affect - in what they did to our bodies and to the technologies we thought we could rely upon. Compiling stories from the recent past of interaction with cosmic radiation at ever descending altitudes, “The Phantom Menace” is a techno driven stroboscopic climate fiction film written in conversation with various Amazon warehouse workers. Initially inspired by the proposed plans for the U.S government to install their fragile predictive supercomputers deep underground in order to protect them from these upcoming ancient alien invaders, the film uses once costly low-resolution scientific visualizations produced on these supercomputers to speculate on the role of image labour in the subterranean near future. Planes crashing, computers malfunctioning and elections going haywire - these were just the prequel to the future.
Graeme Arnfield (b. 1991, UK) is an artist filmmaker & curator living in London, raised in Cheshire, UK. Producing sensory essay films from found often viscerally embodied networked imagery his films use methods of investigative storytelling to explore issues of circulation, spectatorship and history. Research topics have included: the politics of digital networks, the material distribution of ecological matter such as peat and asbestos and the adaptive circulation of global and local histories. His work has been presented worldwide including Berlinale Forum Expanded, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Courtisane Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Sonic Acts Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Transmediale, IMPAKT Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Plastik Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, LUX, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Berlinische Gallerie, Signal Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery and on Vdrome. He graduated with a Masters in Experimental Cinema at Kingston University and recently completed a film with FLAMIN.
Doc. expérimental | 0 | couleur | 30:0 | Royaume-Uni | 2021
Equal parts systems literacy and kaleidoscopic ecological fantasia, “Pervading Animal” is a film about butterflies, computer viruses and all the things they touch. Tracing the creation, spread and destructive legacy of the first ransomware computer virus the film finds in its wake surprising connections between the US invasion of Panama, the aesthetics of pioneering computational art and the construction of a butterfly conservatory in New York.
Graeme Arnfield (b. 1991, UK) is an artist filmmaker and composer living in London, raised in Cheshire, UK. Producing sensory essay films from networked imagery his films use methods of investigative storytelling to explore issues of circulation, spectatorship and history. Research topics have included: the politics of digital networks, the distribution of ecological matter such as peat and asbestos and the adaptive circulation of global and local histories. His work has been presented worldwide including Berlinale Forum Expanded, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Courtisane Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Sonic Acts Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Transmediale, IMPAKT Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Plastik Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, LUX, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Berlinische Gallerie, Signal Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery and on e-flux & Vdrome. He graduated with a Masters in Experimental Cinema at Kingston University.
Fiction expérimentale | dv | couleur | 5:40 | Thaïlande | 2010
My mother dreamed that my late father came back home to see her. She strongly believes that It wasn`t dream.
Phuttiphong AROONPHENG was born in Bangkok in 1976. He obtained a B.F.A at Silpakorn University and also studied at The Digital Film Academy of New York. He is particularly interested in avant-garde and experimental film. In 2007, his film project ?We all know each other?, an experiment documentary film in collective storytelling, which utilises investigation and dialogue about the nature of film as a medium, was supported by Fukuoka Asian Art museum and Irish Museum of Modern Art. And also his short film ?Our monument? won Vichitmatra Award at the 12th Thai Short Film and video Festival. Phuttiphong?s films have been showed both international film festivals and art exhibitions, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009, Ybor the moving images festival USA, International Short Film Festival Hamburg, Interfilm Berlin Germany, 25Fps Croatia, Singapore International Short Film Festival, Asian gallery 4A Sydney, Escape Art gallery England, Silverlens gallery Philippines and many others. In 2009, He also was selected as a fellow of Asian Film Academy organized by Pusan International Film Festival and was one of an Asian Public Intellectuals fellows by the Nippon Foundation. As a Filmmaker, Phuttiphong has practice and skill in many different levels of the storytelling process, from narrative to experimental to documentary filmmaking. He had worked, as a cinematographer, together with well-known director?s films such as Nick Deocampo and Kongkiat Khomsiri. Recently, his new film project ?Departure Day? has been supported by Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture of Thailand and also won award for the script development in the Asian Cinema Funds (ACF), Pusan South Korea.
Art vidéo | dv | couleur | 5:35 | Espagne | 2005
Piedad faces the pass of time through the memories of the love story and execution of Milagros, her best friend.
Born in Valladolid in 1977, he studies Music and Fine Arts in Madrid. He works at the area of painting, installation, videoart and new technologies. From 2005, he co-manages Calipsofilms, a platform of audio-visual experimentation in several fields, such as videocreation, video clips, spots, documentaries, digital image, internet projects... He has taken part in individual and collective exhibitions, in different spaces, as Mirador (Madrid 2003), Photoespaña (Madrid 2005), Loop Festival (Barcelona 2007), Baluarte (Pamplona 2007). One of his most recent exhibitions is Líneas de mira (Lines of sight), at Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (Gran Canaria 2007). Fernando Arrocha investigates the diving of contemporary man in the incessant flow of images of all kinds in which he is submited. His work is based on image recreation and intervention, specially propaganda content in historical films and documents. That process of recreation and intervention invites to think about manipulation, not only technical but also political and sociological, as well as about the psychological derivations of such procedures.
Vidéo | mov | couleur | 40:0 | Canada, Allemagne | 2021
Dawns takes us to a time when sleep is disrupted and insomnia becomes a collective condition. Captured before sunrise, with non-actors in a variety of outdoor environments, the multi-channel work consists of a series of continuous shots and long takes. The slow cinematographic images are reminiscent of tableau vivants where people, in groups or alone, find themselves in an urban environment or the transformed wasteland of a former industrial area. Exhaustion is conveyed by the bodies’ postures and their near immobility, composing at the same time an atmospheric landscape of fragility and endurance at the limit of the perceptible. While the videos look still images, they allow us to see the slow, luminous transition of night into day.
Jessica Arseneau (originally from Tilley Road, Canada) obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Université de Moncton in 2011 and a Master’s Degree in New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig in 2020, both completed with distinction. She received a grant from the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in 2017 and a scholarship from Saas-Fee Summer Institute of the Arts in 2021.?? Her solo exhibitions include Surrounding Uncaring Skies as part of the Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, Moncton, Dawns, a storefront exhibition organized by Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr, The Screen Under My Eyelids at Helmut, Leipzig, Nothing but a Constant Glow at Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, and Lost Idyll, at Galerie d’art Louise-and-Reuben-Cohen, Moncton. ??Other public presentations of her work occurred at Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, Struts Gallery, Sackville, Darling Foundry, Montreal, Maison de la Culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, BronxArtSpace, New York, Agora Collective, Berlin, Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, and a&o Kunsthalle, Leipzig.
Rebecca Jane Arthur
Liberty: an ephemeral statute
Doc. expérimental | super8 | couleur | 37:0 | Royaume-Uni, Belgique | 2020
À travers le récit personnel d’une quête de libération aux États-Unis au début des années 70, "Liberty: an ephemeral statute" se penche sur les désirs d'émancipation, d'émigration et d'éducation de l'après-68. Le film esquisse un portrait de la mère de la réalisatrice, aujourd'hui de retour en Écosse, sous le prisme de d’une autobiographie impressionniste.
Rebecca Jane Arthur (née en 1984 à Édimbourg) est une artiste visuelle dont la pratique est principalement liée aux images en mouvement et à l’écriture. Elle a étudié les Beaux-Arts à la LUCA School of Arts, campus Sint-Lukas, Bruxelles (Belgique), et à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Vienne (Autriche), puis elle a obtenu son MFA à la KASK - Royal Academy of Fine Arts de Gand (Pays-Bas) en 2017. Suite à l’invitation d’Ingrid Cogne, Rebecca Jane Arthur a travaillé comme chercheuse pour Six-Formats (financé par FWF-Peek), un projet de recherche axé sur les arts et accueilli par l’Académie des Beaux- Arts de Vienne (Autriche), sous le format Screening en 2017-18. En 2019-20, elle a développé son travail d’écriture au sein du programme de résidence Conversation #4, une initiative du CVB - Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles (Belgique) et du GSARA, Bruxelles (Belgique), en partenariat avec le Beursschouwburg, Bruxelles (Belgique). Elle a également participé à SIC - SoundImageCulture, Bruxelles (Belgique). Elle a été artiste résidente à WIELS, Bruxelles (Belgique), en 2019, et sera résidente à la Cité internationale des arts de Paris (France) en 2021. Parallèlement à ses activités artistiques, Rebecca Jane Arthur travaille à Bruxelles (Belgique) chez Auguste Orts en tant que coordinatrice du projet "On & For Production and Distribution" (2018-2021). Elle est aussi la co-fondatrice de Elephy, une plateforme de production basée à Bruxelles (Belgique).
VR vidéo 360 | mp4 | couleur | 12:0 | France | 2019
La nuit, des hommes étranges, en combinaisons jaunes, pénètrent dans un jardin botanique. La nature est foisonnante et fascinante. Le gardien des lieux rejoint l’équipe des « chercheurs » pour les emmener plus loin, vers l’étang aux nénuphars. Le corps in- animé d’une jeune femme est retrouvé là. Le jardin en cache d’autres, enfouis dans ses trésors végétaux puis une lumière étrange apparaît du corps de ses femmes.
À la suite de ses études aux Beaux-Arts de Paris, de Tianjin (Chine) et de Bruxelles (La Cambre), Mali Arun développe un travail situé entre la fiction, le cinéma documentaire et la vidéo d’art qui questionne à la fois les espaces en marges, en mouvements ou en conflits. Elle observe aussi le corps, ses géographies, ses désirs et ses contradictions. Elle interroge la façon dont l’Homme en exil arpente des zones de passages et de frontières, transforme l’espace, le paysage en territoire en se l’appropriant. Elle explore les croyances, les rituels et les mythes dont les hommes se nourrissent pour vivre et survivre. Elle présente ses films dans de nombreux festivals de cinéma, dont Clermont-Ferrand -Cabourg – St. Petersbourg – Pantin – Cinémathèque française – Festival Tous Courts d’Aix-en Provence où elle obtient le Prix du Jury – Le coup de coeur du jury au Festival Point Doc ou encore la Mention Spéciale au Festival de Contis. Elle vend ses films à Arte et au programme Le Radi. En 2019 elle présente son film La maison à Visions du Réel, Nyon, lauréat du Sesterce d’Or Canton de Vaud, meilleurs film de la compétition internationale long-métrages Burning Lights. Elle réalise Paradisus pour la collection La première Image commandité par le CNAP et le G.R.E.C. Elle expose son travail lors d’un solo show à la Galerie T66 à Freibourg en Allemagne ainsi qu’à la Villa Emerige en 2017 et au Salon de Montrouge en 2018 où elle obtient le Grand Prix du Jury, Palais de Tokyo. En 2019 elle présente une sélection de ses travaux lors d’un solo show au sein de l’exposition Futur, ancien, fugitif au Palais de Tokyo avec la collaboration de Claire Moulène. Elle réalise une création vidéo pour Rituels, création musicale de l’Orchestre National de Jazz présentée à la Maison de la Radio et lauréat des Victoires du Jazz et d’une Victoire d’honneur 2020. En 2020 elle montre son travail vidéo au Centre Phi, Montréal – CEAAC, Strasbourg – Art Genève, Suisse – FRAC Champagne-Ardenne – Manifesta, Marseille – Institut Français du Japon, Kyoto – Elle présente une exposition personnelle au FOAM Museum à Amsterdam, Hollande. Elle est également lectrice pour le CNC (aide avant réalisation au court-métrage), pour l’aide à l’écriture de la Région Grand – Est et pour le G.R.E.C.
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 3:46 | USA | 2016
Discarded audio reels unfurl and weave together against a digital backdrop. A narrator tells the story of a Navajo boy who learns to weave from his grandmother.
Miguel Arzabe is a San Francisco-based visual artist who works across media, including painting, video, and paper weaving. Arzabe`s work has been featured in such festivals as Hors Pistes (Centre Pompidou, Paris) and the Festival du Nouveau CinÃ©ma (Montreal); and in museums and galleries including RM Projects (Auckland), FIFI Projects (Mexico City), Marylhurst University (Oregon), Berkeley Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has held many residencies including Headlands Center for the Arts, Montalvo Arts Center, and Santa Fe Art Institute. His work is included in the permanent collections of Facebook, YouTube, and the San Francisco Arts Commission, among others. He holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS from Arizona State University, and an MFA from UC Berkeley.
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 14:0 | Allemagne, 0 | 2018
In a few billion years, the sun goes down. Time enough to leave the inhospitable places of the earth. The flight ends with a crash in Paradise, which has been provide with a decay data by the manufacturer. The search of an angel produces a lot of stardust.
Sonnenland Nr. 62
Film expérimental | 4k | couleur | 23:50 | Allemagne | 2022
Landing approach to an island. The camera observes and traverses public space, on foot and in the air. Shots from the past and future intersect the vacation images. While filmmaker Aschmann speaks unadorned about his difficulty in finishing a film, we hear voice messages left by a colleague, eloquent and satirically pointed - on the subject of film and their ambitions. In a dune landscape, naked people stand and wait for their fortune.
Carsten Aschmann is a freelance filmmaker, producer, editor and curator of film series, for festivals and seminars. From 1993 - 97 he set up the film workshop Sector 16. In 2003 he created the label "Hula-Offline". Since 2006 also producer for documentaries and active as scriptwriter. He lives and works in Hanover. Studied philosophy and German language and literature, 1987 - 1988 Studied fine arts at the HBK-Braunschweig film class, 1989 - 1996 Master student of the film class with Prof. Birgit Hein
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 14:0 | Allemagne | 2011
Penetrating an interactive surface, we encounter the world of Gas Avalon, where completely different rules apply. Bullets serve as forms of locomotion; artistic genres depict a landscape of placelessness. Man and art transcend to vapor in a power station. As atoms of a soul that has the gift of reason, we return to reality.
Carsten Aschmann lives and works in Hannover. He has studied experimental-film at the hbk-braunschweig in the filmclass by büttenbender and birgit hein. The last years he worked a lot as an editor and producer for documentary projects by hula-offline. Mainly he is a filmmaker, and a screenwriter. His films are screening worldwide.
Ketamin - Hinter dem Licht Video Tagebuch IV
Doc. expérimental | dv | couleur | 20:38 | Allemagne | 2009
"What kind of road that i choosen?" asking a voice. "Our Earth is beautiful" reply an old man from the void. Ahead the sunset two boys playing frisbee. places and elements alternate. Through long and winding tunnels we had a trip to venice that seem to be outspent and empty. Gondoliers swinging their helm, meanwhile time is passes by. "Ketamin" is a film about sounds, beauteousness, Art and Life without wrong comforts and bluff on their imminence.
Vita Carsten Aschmann Filmmaker aka Hula-Offline (Department for Film, Video & Art) 1996 Meisterschüler Filmclass HBK-Braunschweig/Germany by Birgit Hein & Gerhard Büttenbender carsten aschmann lives and works in hannover. he is study experimental-film at the hbk-braunschweig in the filmclass by büttenbender and birgit hein. the last years he worked a lot as an editor and producer for documnetary projects by hula-offline for documentary project. at last with agnieszka jurek for "does that hurt you?" a mystery feature about & with david lynch. Mainly he is a filmmaker, and a screenwriter. his films are screening worldwide. Festivals worldwide among other things: Berlin Montreal Kelibia St.Petersburg Arnhem Breslau Krakau Edinburgh Glasgow Manchester Rotterdam Valencia Utrecht Lissabon Mexico-City Oberhausen Osnabrück HongKong Paris Bangalore Basel Madrid New York Kyoto New York
Film expérimental | 4k | couleur | 14:30 | Allemagne | 2017
The actors Ledger, Walker & Hoffman try to establish contact with each other. In a volatile state between mind and consistent figure, they navigateâ€”at once helpless and aggressiveâ€”through the that can no longer be changed.the actors Ledger, Walker & Hoffman try to establish contact with each other. In a volatile state between mind and consistent figure, they navigate “at once helpless and aggressive” through the that can no longer be changed.
carsten aschmann lives and works in hannover. he has studied at the hbk-braunschweig in the filmclass by bÃ¼ttenbender and birgit hein. Mainly he is a filmmaker, and a screenwriter. more info www.hula-offline.de
Daniel / Conny Aschwanden / Zenk, Zenk Conny
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 3:33 | Autriche, Ghana | 2014
Labadi Rising an urban sprawl, a gigantic, close-knit urban conglomerate along the westafrican coast from Abidjan to Lagos? The prediction of urbanist Mike Davis ( planet of slums) for 2050 could easily become reality long before. Labadi, located at the periphery of Accra where the city just merges with neigbouring portcity Tema is fitting exactly into this scheme. Thats where Daniel Aschwanden, Conny Zenk und Mat Hurtl meet the performancegroup GOLOCAL around visual artist Serge Attukwei Clottey, all of them inhabitants of Labadi. They demonstrate a new african self-consciousness through their way of trashy posing and improvise in public space along the beach. "The digital gaze belongs to all!" they seem to say, looking back through the displays of their gadgets, creating their own images. They stand for many young Africans facing the challenges of everyday life: poverty, violence , environmental pollution, rivalry, corruption and exploitation through global capital and own elites. The collage as a principle of life, seemingly omnipresent tool to appropriate symbolic and real territories serves as a matrix also for the videoshooting. The big themes are to be found in microspaces and depict themselves in surprizing transitions; locations, things, humans, actions, smells, realities, sounds, continuously measured, built-in, destroyed, rearranged and applied again, the construction of a future.
Daniel Aschwanden is experimenting with transdisciplinary methods in urban contexts departing from body related agendas applying a choreographic gaze to urban surroundings. His works articulate themselves in a wide range of formats reaching from interventions in public spaces to installations and performances in Gallery spaces and theatres and relating social with art agendas. Lecturer at the university of applied arts Vienna, since 2013 at the social design studio. Collaborations with media artist Conny Zenk since 2009. Urban seed, urban performative installation Vienna , PARCOURS I-IV 2010-13 urban performances Vienna, Path of money Beijing, Berlin,Vienna, system_m, Bastard crowding,urban media performance Accra, Beijing, Vienna, SUPERSUIT Vienna Conny Zenk is media artist with the focus on generative video art, installation and performance. she explores hybrid contexts between projection, digital gadgets, bodies and urban environments. Active as a live visual improviser she works chiefly with software that allows her to investigate digital processes and to translate them into videos of abstract landscapes. collaboration with Daniel Aschwanden since 2009. WEAVE (Installation), urban seed (Performance), scope (visual Live Performance), Art of Reading Maps (Urban Performance), Bastard crowding (Workshops and Performances)
Fiction expérimentale | 35mm | couleur | 43:0 | Norvège, Myanmar | 2010
Abyss portrays an urban reality characterised by migration and change ? the movement of people, the movement of money and power, and the drift of the imagination. Filmed in East London, including the 2012 Olympic construction site the film is set within spaces of the modern city ? markets, gyms, parking lots, parks, squares, streets and stores. The main character, O, negotiates her material world but the city?s economical, political and social demands appear to have been absorbed into her movements, speech and psychology. The film drifts between a material world and its psychological effects.
Knut Åsdam was born in Trondheim (1968). He currently lives and works in Oslo. Åsdam established his international work as an artist through the New York context where he lived from 94-04 and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, NYC (94-95). Previously he studied at the Jan van Eyck Akademie (92-94), Goldsmiths College, London (89-92) and Wimbledon School of Art, London (88-89) after preparatory studies in Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics at the University of Oslo and Maui Community College, University of Hawaii (86-89). Though expressed in very diverse forms, the main interest of Åsdam?s work remains a consistent concern for the manner in which each individual constructs and negotiates his or her identity in relation to the change and organizations of contemporary society. This sensitivity to the instability of the self often expands on the merits of queer theory and feminism, as well as psychology of language and (lacanian) psychoanalysis. His investigation of the relationship between language, the body and the usage and perception of public urban spaces, includes a look at structures of political power and authority, and has taken the diverse form of audio, film, video, photography and installation. The themes in Åsdam?s work can be seen through four categories; ?Speech?, ?Living?, ?Sexualities? and ?Struggle?. These concerns are often related to themes of deviation or crisis and to analysis of space in terms of desire, usage and history. The idiosyncracy of Åsdam?s approach to the cinematic field is created by transposing the resources of the discussions of place and subjectivity and the keen attention to the politics of language from the Fine Arts context into film. Åsdam has been active with exhibitions, publications and broadcast internationally for the last 15 years at i.e. Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London; Venice Biennial; Künsthalle Bern; Istanbul Biennial; Bergen Kunsthall; MACRO, Rome; The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo; Manifesta7; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; P.S.1 MOMA, NYC; FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon and Musee d?Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, among others.
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 41:0 | Norvège | 2013
Egress is a narrative set in a gas station in the edgelands of Oslo. The main characters work at the bottom of the oil company hierarchy and are engulfed in the everyday and the dark economic and psychological shadows of their society. Egress is the story of a young woman who deals with her every day work situation with independence and stubbornness in her work and life in the periphery of the city. The film shows relationships between control and independence, about labour, class and work, but it is also a poetic film about a socially insecure edgeland of the city—and about a psychological flipside or cost of the everyday, somewhere near the bottom of the huge economic ladder of the oil industry which secures Norway's stability. Egress' world is a world of social instability and economic insecurity as part of a society undergoing major changes. Egress is shot entirely on "location" in Oslo's Groruddalen, mainly between an apartment complex and a gas station. The film is an experimental fiction built up from documentary material which mixes the environment- and character-based to talk about contemporary society.
Knut Åsdam (1968) is a filmmaker, installation artist and photographer. Åsdam established his international work through the art scene in New York after finishing studies at Wimbledon School of Art (London, 88-89), Goldsmiths College (London, 89-92), Jan van Eyck Akademie (Maastricht, 92-94) and at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (NYC 94-95). Expressed in diverse forms, the main interest of Åsdam’s work remains a concern for contemporary society and its psychological and material effects, and the toll of every day life; e.g. how individuals constructs and negotiates his or her identity in reaction to the rules and organizations of contemporary society. Åsdam investigates the usage and perception of public urban spaces, including their structures of political power and authority. The themes in Åsdam’s work can be thought of relating to four essential categories; ‘Speech’, ‘Living’, ‘Sexualities’ and ‘Struggle’. These concerns often relate to themes of dissidence and to analysis of space in terms of desire, usage and history. The idiosyncrasy of Åsdam’s approach to the cinematic field is created by transposing the resources of spatial and place-oriented discourses from the Fine Arts context into film. Furthermore, he uses a plotless narrative and an oscillation between documentary and fictional narrative elements in the films. Åsdam´s work has been shown widely at i.e. Tate Modern; Bergen Kunsthall; Tate Britain; Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; Venice Biennial; Kunsthalle Bern; Istanbul Biennial; FRAC Bourgogne; MACRO, Rome; Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; Manifesta7; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; P.S.1 MOMA, NYC: and Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, among others.