Archive for November, 2009

bildwechsel @ sh[out]

Artists Films from the Bildwechsel archives
at sh[out]: LGBTI Contemporary Art and Human Rights
Gallery Two, GoMA
16th November 2009 to 17th January 2010

The Ideal Studio:  Sus Zwick, Muda Mathis and Fraenzi Madoerin

16’, 2004 Video DV
The video deals with making art out of the immediate and close at hand, as home sweet home can serve as fireworks for perception, as hideaway for desire, love and sex and the backyard garden for everything utopian and ideal. The authors themselves give a tour through the image events and ask themselves: Where are we coming from? Where are we going? And. What are we doing here?
Artistic Statement: We work in the media of video, installation (video, sound, light, photography), performance and music. The various fields of these different media and themes influence and interact with each other. We work as a pair, alone, in changing formations and with Les Reines Prochaines. We are inspired by the physical and philosophical, the everyday, the mythological, the absurd, as well as cultural history.
Websites: Muda Mathis and Sus Zwick http://www.mathiszwick.ch/; Les Reines Prochaines http://www.reinesprochaines.ch/

The Thing: Anca Daucikova
Slovakia, 2’11”, 2002

A King Is Born: Margaret Reeves
UK, 3mins, 1999
“Introducing Travis T. An honest and revealing look at the creation of a Drag ‘King’. Filmed in one room and on a minimal budget, we are shown a candid portrait of one woman’s journey towards manhood.” 45th Cork Film Festival programme

My Heart The Rock Star: Nikki Forrest
1’40”, DV, 2000, Canada
Original music, voice-over and soundtrack: Nikki Forrest  Original format: Mini DV / NTSC
My Heart The Rock Star is a short experimental video about teenage identification with rock icon (Patti Smith.) Identification in this case is seen as a form of resistance to social constraints and the space of radical openness represented by the female Rock Star offers multiple lines of flight for the imagination of the young fan.  Produced as part of the “My Heart…” collaborative series by Nikki Forrest, Nelson Henricks and Annie Martin. The artists wish to thank “The Canada Council for The Arts” and “The Conseil des art et des lettres du Quebec” for their support.

STATIC:  Nikki Forrest
7 minutes, black and white / stereo sound / 1995
A series of dreamlike images evoke the shifting, permeable line between public and private space. Queer identity continuously disintegrates and reconfigures against the background noise of homophobia. The images move from the inner space of dreams through intimate domestic scenes, out onto the public spaces of subway stations and street corners and finally to the city skyline seen from across a body of water.

Darling Nikki: Barbara Naegelin (with thanks to Prince)
single-channel-video, 1’46”, 2001, Switzerland
A music-clip and a grubby homevideo. There is a minimal setting: a chair in a corner of an appartment, an androgynous outfit and a cd-player. An uncombed protagonist figures a sexy popstar and sings along the song of Prince. In a slightly acclerated mode the person lets herself go into a self-ironic teenage-phantasy. (probably an anticipation of a youtube-fantasy)
Website: http://www.braingarden.ch/

19x Barefoot: Christoph Oertli
7:30 min, 2002, single channel video, SD Pal
In this piece the performer is linked with a mobile camera via a nylon thread. Each of his gestures pulls the camera sideways and animates his image. A strange dance develops which throws the performer off-centre or even out of sight. His appearance on stage is undermined by his own effort. Each impulse to act threatens his position in the spotlight. Performer: Christoph Oertli
Website: http://www.christophoertli.ch/

At The River: Joanna Nawracaj and Eva Kietzmann
3 mins, Warsaw, 2008
Website: Eva Keitzmann http://www.evakietzmann.net/

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November 19, 2009 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment

“VALIE PLUS – pocket archive”

-Dedicated to shifting Images. I love Bildwechsel-

“VALIE PLUS- Pocket Archive is intended to be an on-going series placing its interest within film, video and performance focusing on queer and feminist perspectives, representations and viewpoints.
In the “Pocket Archive” we will “export” films and videos of international artists and filmmakers to Berlin. These will be selected from the 7000+ films and videos held in the archive of Bildwechsel in Hamburg, an umbrella organisation for Women+/Media/Culture… We’re always looking for new entries, so bring your videos/films with you!

#1:

Sunday, 29.11
VALIE PLUS-pocket archive:

16:00 h Pocket Archive:

Exploring together the “Performance Saga”by Andrea Saemann, Katrin Grögel and Chris Regn.
“Performance Saga” is an interview collection with female Pioneers of Performance art.(Valie Export,Esther Ferrer,Martha Rosler,Carolee Schneemann, Monika Günther, Ulrike Rosenbach Joan Jonas, Martha Rosler, Alison Knowles..)
http://www.performancesaga.ch/
Entrance: Donations

20:00 h Welcome-Screening + Performance:

Artists: Hanna Bergfors, Vika Kirschenbauer, Nina Lassila, Anna Berger, Anna Daučíková
Live Performance: Melody Panosiansaki and Hanna Strandberg
Entrance: 1-5 € (self-assessment)

More details on:
http://www.bildwechselberlin.wordpress.com/

Venue:
Sputnik Kino,
Hasenheide 54, 3rd Courtyard  5Th floor
(or access on  Körtestr. 15-17, 1st.Courtyard),
U7 Südstern oder U7 / U8 Hermannplatz
http://www.sputnik-kino.com/

hosted by:
Manuela Schininá und Eva Kietzmann (for Bildwechsel Berlin)

Contact:
valieplus@googlemail.com
myspace.com/valieplus

Thanks to:
All artists invited , Bildwechsel, Sputnik Kino, Kerstin Wennberg

—————> In collaboration with:
Bildwechsel Hamburg: http://www.bildwechsel.org/
Bildwechsel Berlin: http://www.bildwechselberlin.wordpress.com/

November 19, 2009 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment


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