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Fuzzy dark spot
Video art from Hamburg

The exhibition FUZZY DARK SPOT curated by the Hamburg-based video artist Wolfgang Oelze, at the Falckenberg Collection brings together 56 video works by over 30 mostly Hamburg-based artists ranging from the 1970s to the present day, featuring historical and contemporary productions in both thematic and monographic groups.

image: © Stefan Panhans

REFRACTED REALITIES at VIDEONALE.17

In optics, “refraction” refers to the bending of a beam of light, a change in direction which occurs at the moment when it passes from one medium to another. Through refraction, the light wave alters course, changing the way we perceive the objects it illuminates in the process. This optical deviation requires us to repeatedly correct our gaze, comparing the beginning and end points of our perception with reality, and bringing the object we see clearly into focus. In its figurative sense, refraction refers to a critical reflection on the means and channels of visualization, and by extension the possibility of a rearticulation of our view of things – how they are, were, or apparently always have been.
Image: © Sohrab Hura

Critics’ Pick: Loop Fair Barcelona 2018 by Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas

Barcelona. At the end of November 2018 the 16th edition of the video fair LOOP took place in Barcelona. Founded by the gallery owners Emilio Álvarez and Carlos Durán, the special fair is internationally regarded as the most important meeting of the video scene. During the three intensive days of the fair, embedded in the ten-day LOOP Festival, artistic director Carolina Ciuti succeeded in bringing important protagonists of the international video scene to the Catalan capital.
Image: © Hans Op de Beeck

Expanding Bauhaus.
New Reflections on the Bauhaus Movement in Time-Based Media Art
/ Goethe Institute Netherlands

A screening series selected by Elke Kania (Cologne), Julia Sökeland (Hamburg) and Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin)

With its combination of various arts such as painting, photography film, architecture, fashion, product and interior design and textile art, the Bauhaus is still considered the epitome of a technologically advanced modernity. Last but not least, the attempt to create the whole society aesthetically, inspired many artists worldwide.
Image: © Adnan Softic

Featured videos

Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of realities.
image: © Johan Griminprez

64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2018

In the course of more than five decades, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has become one of the world's most respected film events and in its 64th issue over 500 films were shown selected out of more than 7.000 films submitted.
Image: © Dimitri Venkov

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

Kunsthalle Osnabrück / June 15 to October 2, 2018
With "Revolution & Architecture" Christoph Faulhaber (* 1972 in Osnabrück, lives in Hamburg) conceives, builds, designs and opens a whole series of very different rooms in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. In order to discover the revolutionary aspect of these "architectures", one has to look at the social implications of interior design in general. In the forum the visitor then enters Faulhaber's cinematic autobiography "Every Picture is an Empty Picture" as in the eye of the cyclone: The work is split into 15 individual films and surrounds the visitor in a circle.
Image: © Christoph Faulhaber

Breaking News
Von Kelterborn Collection

Over the past 20 years, the Frankfurt couple Mario and Julia von Kelterborn have put together a collection mostly of politically explosive, socially themed video art and photography by internationally known artists. It is their conviction that art can help us to understand the present day with all its complexity, contradictions and disturbing cruelty, but also its positive potential.
image: © Richard Mosse

Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

The Düsseldorf based foundation imai – inter media art institute was founded in 2006 in order to establish an institution in Germany dedicated to the distribution and preservation of media art and associated activities.
Image: © Marcel Odenbach

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Statement

I started to work many years ago at the Swiss NGO “Helvetas Paraguay” where we travel long distances in the country side to film short documentaries with peasants that also learned how to use a camera and write small stories that we shot together. My two last short films are about land and property and how the extensive ownership of land by landlords creates many tensions and problems in the rural communities. Isla Alta is about the tensions that surrounds in community when a wealthy rancher is missing; La estancia happens after a massacre that is based in true events that happened in Paraguay in 2012


Biography

Born 1982 in Paraguay

studied Communication Sciences at the University of Asunción, and followed courses in acting and theatre direction.
2012
Adorno took part in the 10th Berlinale Talent Campus and in
2011 in IFFR's Rotterdam Lab.
He is currently developing his first feature.

Filmography

2006
La Vivencia Pizzurno
2007
Sin Decir te Amo
2009
Una aproximación a Puerto Casado.
2011
Isla Alta
2014
La Estancia
El Polvo de la Tierra (Into the Dust) [in Development]

2011
His short film Isla Alta won the Grand Prize of the 2012 International Competition at Kurzfilmtage Winterthur in Switzerland and to date it has been screened in more than 10 festivals at places such as Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Vila do Conde, Paris, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and others.
2014
He released his last short film La Estancia that had its World Premiere at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen where it won the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen.

Federico Adorno
Born 1982 in Paraguay studied Communication Sciences at the University of Asunción, and followed courses in acting and theatre direction. 2012 Adorno took part in the 10th Berlinale Talent Campus and in 2011 in IFFR's Rotterdam Lab. He is currently developing his first feature. Filmography 2006 La Vivencia Pizzurno 2007 Sin Decir te Amo 2009 Una aproximación a Puerto Casado. 2011 Isla Alta 2014 La Estancia El Polvo de la Tierra (Into the Dust) [in Development] 2011 His short film Isla Alta won the Grand Prize of the 2012 International Competition at Kurzfilmtage Winterthur in Switzerland and to date it has been screened in more than 10 festivals at places such as Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Vila do Conde, Paris, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and others. 2014 He released his last short film La Estancia that had its World Premiere at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen where it won the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen.

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