28 Ağustos 2009 Cuma

FREE ZONE - SERBEST BÖLGE, Made in Arnhem in het CBKArnhem, Netherlands, 2009

Made in Arnhem in het CBKArnhem12 september t/m 25 oktober


Videokunst uit Turkije, samengesteld door de Turkse kunstenares Hülya Küpçüoğlu, op uitnodiging van Jerome Symons.“Het is in feite moeilijk om een vrije ruimte te openen en daarin iets te zeggen. Want doorgaans verwachten de mensen een oriëntatie, een standpunt ergens voor of ergens tegen. In een vrije zone heb je echter de vrijheid om te zeggen wat je wilt, zonder obstakels, grenzen of vastomlijnd concept.In FREE ZONE laten kunstenaars een selectie zien van recente videowerken die inhoudelijk en technisch zeer verschillend zijn. De werken kunnen worden gezien als observaties van wat Turkse kunstenaars de laatste tijd zoal bezig houdt en van het soort problemen waarin zij zich verdiepen. Dat levert niet één enkel antwoord op, maar daarbij moet worden gezegd dat er eigenlijk ook niet één vraag is. Er zijn enkel woorden, ontstaan uit de visuele synergie van verschillende zinnen.”

Hülya Küpçüoğlu, curator
Şinasi Güneş
Fatih Balci
Hatice Karadağ
Genco Gülan
Ethem Özgüven
Nazan Azeri
Evrim Kavcar

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25 Ağustos 2009 Salı

09.09 BODY & SOUL, Germany

09.09 BODY & SOUL
is a special feature of films & videos dealing with artistic performative concepts, curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.The selection includes 11 videos by 11 different artitsts from 11 different countries and does not give only an idea of different concepts, but also different cultural backgrounds and social contexts.

Selected films by
Hamza Halloubi, Beatrice Allegranti, Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry,Empar Cubells, Sinasi Gunes, Elia Alba, Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir,Roland Wegerer, Alessandro Brucini, Joshua and Zachary Sandler, Virginie Foloppe.–>.Hamza Halloubi (Morocco)

Hamza Halloubi (Morocco)
video title: Untitled (Lait)
2007, 0:51
A close up of the face of a man with a white veil drinking milk, the camera follows the milk dripping down the man’s body before it lands on a reproduction of ‘l’Origine du monde’ laid on the table. In a split of a second the man is a victim of his reserve and his resistance to sex, from his mouth he lets the milk drip onto the image!

Beatrice Allegranti (UK)
video title: Personal Text Public Body
2007, 15 mins
Personal Text Public Body is an ongoing interdisciplinary project which explores autobiographical, relational and political aspects of the self(s). Part of the creative process involves making short films termed as ‘Performative Documentaries’. This selection of short film episodes intertwine inside (studio) and outside (urban) locations mirroring the intimate and social aspects of the performers. A range of themes unfold such as; autobiographical memory, the nature of boundaries, the links between private and public performance, the extent to which all social action is ‘performance’, the way emotions and dreams are embodied, and the bodily expression of the self(s). By presenting this heterogeneity of movement and spoken narratives, the episodes are intended to stimulate thinking and body awareness around how we can ‘re-vision’ our identities in more expansive ways and recognise that to do so, is a political act.

Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry (Israel)
video title: Embracement
2004, 10:00
The woman artist bandages herself, tightening thorns to her body. The scene is photographed by the male artist from two perspectives that represent an objective and a subjective point of view.

Empar Cubells (Spain)
video title: Infern Domèstic
2003, 7.50min
A video that works as catharsis for different performances, documental/fictitious films of different artists, about violence against women. Media reality, feminism, cyberspace and the interaction of the spectator. Infern domèstic opens a debate about reality, utopias or chaos, definitively feministic.

Sinasi Günes (Turkey)
video title: GICIR
2006, 03:03
The artist is turning a basic action of cleaning his guitar into a hearable performance. He is showing the invisible visions in an ironic way.

Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (Iceland)
video title: Toilet
(2005), 3:50
A woman, dressed in a pink night dress and high heels, is licking a toilet seat covered with whipped cream and candy, with sexual intensity.

Roloand Wegerer (Austria)
video title: No.5
(Breathes)(2009), 2:38
I’m in front of a black background. My head is in the middle of the image. I pull a plastic bag over my head. I close it airseal and start breathing. The sack inflates and draws together over my head. The breathing becomes faster. The attempt is interrupted in because of panic and lack of air.

Elia Alba (Domenican Republic)
video title: If I were a…
2003, DVD; 3:52 minutes
In collaboration with Nicolás Dumit EstévezIn this video, a male performance artist tries on three “bodysuits” that carry the distorted image of my own body in the guise of three different “races”: white, black and mixed. While I was born in the US, both my parents are from the Dominican Republic. My racial history or mix comes from the island’s racial makeup. Manipulating the color of my own body through computer technology and enlarging genitalia and other body parts associated with particular racial categories, I present myself in the guise of three “crudely placed together” races. Throughout the video, the male performer, wearing a mask of my face, “uncomfortably” enacts the gesture of “trying on” these female bodysuits. The body images and the gestures underscore the precariousness concepts of race.

Alessandro Brucini (Italy)
video Title: eZS : sequenza 1
2006, 4:39
Elektra’s pain and anger for Agamemnon’s death, suggested by Sylvia Plath’s verses.“I was looking for the emotions of a poem evoked by a Greek tragedy, putting a human figure in the middle of a bare natural landscape.The sound effects interact with the voice as the colour effects with the framing.”

Virginie Foloppe (France)
video title: J.F.’s toolbox
2004, 5 mn 50
A young woman discover in a toolbox the reason of the suicide of her ant dead by hanging. The family’s memory came back with toys : seven little cubes..

Joshua and Zachary Sandler (USA)
video title:Untitled (edited performance 3)
2007, 7:00
This is the third of a three part video/performance series by Joshua and Zachary Sandler. As children we would bathe together like most young siblings. Baths were always a time where it was ok to be naked, and to indulge in the absurd and imaginary. Intimacy was not as restrictive for us as it might have been for most in our upper middle class suburban world and we find comedy in the line that is drawn between adolescent and adult behavior. Stylistically we took from classic cinema and its sometimes-tortured starlets; contrasting surface level glamour & poise with the opposite, with insecurity and burgeoning pain and suffering..

24 Ağustos 2009 Pazartesi

‘STUDIO 29’ , UK, 2009

‘STUDIO 29’ Sunday 6 September 2009 at 7.15pm
List of short films to be shown at the Film Club

1. Bela Tarr PROLOGUE 5 min (Hungary)
Prologue, Stunningly paired with Mihály Vig's repetitious and mournful
waltz, this film offers us a singular and far-reaching addition to Visions of
Europe that cements, once again, Tarr's grim view of the working class in
Hungary, and elsewhere.

2. Wim WENDERS 12 MILES TO TRONA 11 min (Germany)
Wenders' contribution drew upon a personal experience that he has not often
openly discussed—an accidental drug overdose that occurred 33 years prior to
making a film that concluded with the director being rushed to hospital and
nearly dying.

3. Victor ERICE LIFELINE 9.30 min (Spain)
A short film that is poetically dense which, in some ways. returns to the theme
of the haunted rural world of SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE. “In the dark ... the
cry of a new-born ... baby breaks the silence of the countryside ... on a hot
summer's evening”.

Strolling with camera in hand along the banks of the Serpentine, in Hyde Park,
the artist and filmmaker Hervé Constant lingered at a favourite spot, near the
boating section. Everywhere he looked he could see that everyone was
‘doing their own thing ... it was peaceful ... glorious!

The film shows us naked men and women of differing sizes, each with the flag
of their country painted onto their bare flesh. Eventually the shower is
crowded, and the smaller countries find themselves standing on the outside
looking in. Then the shower stops. It's too late for them.

6. Lello LOPEZ MONNEZZA 4.45 min (Italy)
Naples at the time of the Rubbish issue: It’s Sunday, the Corpus
Domini procession is celebrated with prayers said by the priest and
believers along the route.
Entr’acte: 15 min

7. Bernardo BERTOLUCCI HISTOIRE d’EAUX 11 min (Italy)
A young man, Narada, arrives illegally in Italy in the back of a lorry filled
with refugees. He sets off in search of some water and along the way he runs
into Marcellina, a 30-year-old woman who is hopelessly trying to re-start her

8. Sinasi GUNES ANATOLIA 2.30 min (Turkey)
This work contains images of women who lives in Anatolia and have different
cultural features and the relationship of women coming into womanhood are

9. Jiri MENZEL ONE MOMENT 9.30 min (Czech)
Ten Minutes After, the effects of time on an aging Czech actor Rudolf
Hrusinsky is documented.

Based on a performance revealing the 5 senses in homage and exaltation of
Sinestesia. Gruppo Sinestetico collaborated with a dental surgery and the art
rock Café Space Abano.

11. Agricola de COLOGNE TRUTH PARADISE FOUND 3 min (Germany)
The video tells the story of the human desire to be as close to the truth as
possible. But who ever will succeed while living a life dominated by the fast
running time and endless searching?
This was filmed at the Rila Monastery, which is the spiritual centre
of Bulgaria

12. . Irina DANILOVA & Hiram LEVY THE COLLECTION 6.30min (USA)
The saga is of J.D. exploring his passion… his obsession…

Showing at Studio 29 SPACE STUDIO 10 Martello Street E8 020 7249 6021

10 Ağustos 2009 Pazartesi

BLUEBANANA Video Contest, Landau, Germany - BLUEBANANA “Su” Temalı Video Art Festivali, Almanya, 2009

"Batumi"-Şinasi Güneş

BLUEBANANA “Su” Temalı Video Art Festivali 2009
Bananapark Galeri ve Pro Art Topluluğu “ Su” temalı video art projesini hayata geçirdi. Küratörlüğünü Till Bollwage, Janna Riabowa’nın yaptığı festival 25 Temmuz tarihinde Bavaria şehri Landau’da Bananapark Galeri’de açıldı. En iyi 20 video Ağustos ve Eylül tarihlerinde de Landau’da kamusal alanda ve Bananapark Galeri’de gösterilecek.
Festivale Türkiye’den “Batumi” başlıklı video art çalışması ile sanatçı Şinasi Güneş festivalin 2.lik ödülünü kazandı. Ödül kazanan film, Batum şehrinde su havuzunda su ile oynayan çocuklarda ortaya çıkan haz duygusunun cinsel dürtüye dönüşmesi üzerine kurulu. Olağan görünen bir oyun suyun itkisi ile sıra dışı bir hale gelir. Suyun şiddeti haz duygusunu harekete geçirir. Geriye çocukların çığlıkları ve kahkahaları kalır...

1. Ödül: Karina Smigla-Bobinski / Germany "ROUTEN"
2. Ödül: Şinasi Güneş / Turkey "BATUMI"
Özel Ödül: Renqian / China "WATER COLLECTION

Pro Art topluluğunun su teması ile ilgili yayınladığı bölüm aşağıda; “Su” her zaman yeryüzü için en önemli madde olmuştur. 400 milyon yıl önce ilk yaşan formları olarak yeryüzü ve su ortaya çıkmıştır. “Su” insanoğlu içinde en önemli kaynağı oluşturmakta ve yaşan gücünü sembolize etmektedir. Yağmurlar hayvanların ve bitkilerin canlı kalması bakımında da olmazsa olmazdır. Bugün içme sularına karışan atık sular ve çevre kirliliği insanlığın doğal gereksinimi olan “su”yun kirlenmesine ve insan vücuduna sağlık yerine hastalık getirmesine neden olmaktadır. “Su” aynı zamanda insan hayatında farklı şekillerde de kullanılmaktadır. Örneğin “su” kaynaklarının bol olduğu yerlerde su enerjisinden yararlanılmakta ve gıda üretiminde verimliliği artıran bir unsur olarak kullanılmaktadır.
Suyun her canlı için önemi bir yana bu verilerle bir takım ön görülerde bulunmakta mümkün olmaktadır. 2025 te insanlığın üçte ikisi içme suyu bulmakta sıkıntı yaşayacak ve bu durumdan en çok fakir ülkeler etkilenecektir. Geleceğin savaşları “su” ihtiyaçları” doğrultusunda şekillenecek ve geleceğin savaşlarını “su” savaşları oluşturacaktır.
Till Bollwage, Tatjana de Luxe
Osterhofener Str. 129 D-94405 Landau, Bavaria/Germany

Rassegna 27a dell’Acqua La “Chiena”, Campagna (SA), Italy - Su Üzerine Yeni Bakışlar The 'Chiena', Campagna (SA) İtalya, 2009

"impotans"-Şinasi Güneş
Su Üzerine Yeni Bakışlar The 'Chiena'
25 Temmuz ile 16 Ağustos arasında “İtalya”nın “Campagna”şehrinde, “Tenza” nehri kenarında tarihi şehir merkezinde “Spazio Utopia” tarafından düzenlenen organizasyona Türkiye’den güncel sanatçı “Şinasi Güneş” katıldı. Oganizasyonun sanat yönetmenliğini “Angelo Riviello”yaptı.Organizasyonda sanatçıların Mail Art,Video-art, Performans ve Enstalasyon disiplini alanındaçalışmaları yer alıyor.Sergiye “Güneş”, “İmpotans”isimli video-art çalışması ile iştirak etti.Sanatçının “İmpotans”isimli videosunda; Klozete düşmüş bir prezervatif ile erekte olamama halini yansıtılıyor.

Sergiye video-art alanında katılan sanatçılar;
Emma Bowen, Derek Michael Besant, Rebecca Conroy, Hervè Constant, Irina Danilova, Andrew Eyman, Şinasi Güneş, Gianni Iannitto, Lemeh42, Lulu Lolo , Giovanni Loria, Giosuè Marongiu, Angelo Pretolani, Cherie Sampson, Flavio Sciolé, Gruppo Sinestetico

Via Cesarano 1784022 Campagna (SA) Italy

Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece, 2009

Festival Miden partnership with CologneOFF and VideoChannel:
Invited by Agricola de Cologne, founder and director of [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:cologne - www.nmartproject.net - Festival Miden collaborates with CologneOFF - CologneOnline Film Festivalhttp://coff.newmediafest.org/ -a new mobile type of video and film festival founded in 2006 and taking place simultaneously online and in physical spaces- and VideoChannel - video project environments http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/, presenting the following screening programs on Greek video-art, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou:

Here We Are! – a selection from CologneOFF IVCologneOFF IV OFF (selection 1)
curated by Agricola de Cologne

Video titles:
by Dario Bardic (2007, 3:20, Croatia)
An étude (a French word meaning study") is a short musical composition designed to provide practice in a particular technical skill in the performance or to demonstrate technical virtuosity. Video ETUDE takes this definition to the upper-(visual) level. It is a surrealistic experience that stimulates everyone’s subconsciousness. It questiones the human relations and the eternal pursuit of perfection.

by Giuseppe Girardi (2008, 6:56, Italy)
Foreigner is not only the one who lives far away from his country but also the one who lives a distance in everyday life...distance as homesickness, wanting of an "existed" existence, where dimensions of living can find a contact point...

by Sinasi Günes (2006, 2:18, Turkey)
This work contains images of womans who lives in Anatolia and have a different cultural features and relations of woman and womanveling are scrutinized.

by Mihai Grecu (2008, 5:56, Romania)
Absence, presence and aquatic distortions in this choreography of fluids, mysterious forces twist the physical laws and affect the behaviour of living beings in purified spaces

by David Jakubovic (2008, 4:40, USA)
A monologue from the play 'Joined at the Head' comes to life as Jim confesses his guilty, personal feelings about what he is going through as his wife is dying. Imagination, thoughts and reality, as well as past and present, are all mixed up as a picture is painted about a deep confusion in Jim's mind, as he confronts love, hate and hopelessness of a situation he can do nothing about but observe

“Who is Miri Nishri”
by Miri Nishri (2008, 14:00, Israel)
The movie begins with a question – who is Miri Nishri? This question will continue to haunt us as the mystery unravels but is never to be resolved. Many characters puzzled by this enigma are looking at us from the screen with various answers, only more puzzling. Some of them claim that they were Miri Nishri for a while, others give vague details of the life and identity of a woman of that name as fuzzy memories of a long forgotten meeting or relation. Miri is an entity build from random associations and shreds of being and identities who seldom add up.