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Nasim Weiler: Hello, there are many absolutely wonderful video works on Blinkvideo - here are my three favourites of today, March 26 - a day spent in quarantane in Paris.

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Nadja Verena Marcin - OPHELIA
Stadtgalerie in Saarbrücken, Germany. 2019

OPHELIA is an interdisciplinary performance that is presented in the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken as a live action and subsequently as a video installation. It reflects the human-induced destruction of nature and creates references to art, literature and science. Dressed in "Ophelia's" dress and equipped with a diving device, Nadja Verena Marcin will climb into an aquarium and try under water to read the text "The Werld" by Daniil Kharms about human perception.
Image: © Nadja Verena Marcin

Igor Simić - WELTSCHMERZ 
at Galerie Beckers, Frankfurt

The exhibition WELTSCHMERZ shows new works by Serbian artist Igor Simic, which he created in connection with his iOS game Golf Club: Wasteland. For this game he and his award-winning gaming and film company Demagog Studio developed a whole world — a storyline with characters and various landscapes — in a post-apocalyptic scenario. The eerie atmosphere of the carefully crafted visual scenery is accompanied by slow paced, nostalgic, sometimes almost chilling music that evokes the feeling of longing for something lost.
Image: © Igor Simić

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

Featured videos

Annegret Soltau
Schwanger-Sein I, 1977/78

"My pregnancies in 1978 and 1980 became an important theme for me. This personal experience yielded pictures in which I once again used myself as a model, this time myself in the process of being pregnant. The fear that my role as a mother could jeopardize my life as an artist inspired me to create a great many photos and videos. At this point I was preoccupied with the question of how women combine creativity and motherhood.“ (Annegret Soltau)

Tobias Yves Zintel
Breed and Educate, 2018

The Film Breed and Educate is based on a collaborative performance with a class from the Hector-Peterson-Schule Berlin Kreuzberg and the HAU. In numerous task based rehearsals eight pupils between 11 and 13 years explored the possibilties of self-education. Based on various materials from found footage to documentary and staged scenes the film circles around the relationship of controlling and self-empowerment in educational systems. Breed and Educate is circling around the question of how lessons should be organised in times of network and algorthim-based learning. Algorithms and neuronal networks have to master problems only once, after they achieved their goal, results can be duplicated and copied any number of times. Kids on the other hand side have to learn everything step by step, the accumulated knowlede can’t be transfered from on kid to the other by „copy and paste“. An allopoetic system is a trivial system, which can be potentially fully explored, controlled and operated by an observer. With a similar theory in mind, the Prussians started to organise schooling in 1717, to prepare pupils for the Prussian Military Academy. What happens almost 300 years later in a school in Berlin, when the relationship between control and self-empowerment is inverted by postmigrant pupils who breed robots, are educated by them and vice versa? “ In Breed and Educate an automated dionsaur is introduced by a twelfe year old boy: “It’s easily trainable”. While he explains the mode of operation, one sees the parallels: the school wouldn’t have any problems with pupils equipped with a suitable operating system downloaded from the internet. Sounds like an uncanny utopia.” (Katrin Bettina Müller)

Lene Markusen
Grad, 2004

Dieter Kiessling
60 Minutes 360 Degrees GK 2010, 2010

A boy is portrayed with a video camera for an hour on a tennis court.During this time the camera turns through 360 degrees. Meanwhile, the whole space is recorded piece by piece. The boy follows the camera movement slowly thus remaining constantly in the centre of the picture.

Clemens von Wedemeyer
Silberhöhe, 2003

In Halle-Silberhöhe in East Germany, the camera records peri-urban area architecture, prefabricated buildings that are deserted and destined to be demolished. The commentary evokes a film editing technique used by Michelangelo Antonioni in his film, L’Eclisse (1962).

Janet Biggs
Fade to White, 2010

In Fade to White, Biggs delves into the desire to explore remote lands. To create this work, the artist embarked on an expedition in the high Arctic, traveling aboard an ice-class, 2-masted schooner, built in 1910. During the voyage, Biggs filmed Fade to White, focusing on a crew member as he navigated the ship through iceberg filled seas, and paddled a kayak past glacier walls and polar bears. As she photographed the explorer, Biggs tested her own will and endurance. The visual tension of her uncompromising imagery bespeaks their mutual struggle to maintain balance and purpose. Yet, the video also reveals the myth of the solitary white male explorer. Biggs explains, "The desire to hold onto the notion of the 'great white north' as a blank space awaiting interpretation only reinforces the idea of the colonial polar hero. The 'virgin' north has now been mapped, surveyed, and mined, but increased knowledge has not replaced endless fantasies of discovery." Loss and change are implicit in the video's title, Fade to White, which refers to an editing technique used to evoke death or transcendence. Biggs integrated her Arctic imagery with sound and video footage of counter tenor John Kelly, whose age, androgyny, and mournful voice parallel the vanishing Arctic landscape and signal the waning of male dominance.

Rebecca Ann Tess
The Tallest, 2014

The »The Tallest« shows pictures shot on-site of the currently tallest buildings in the world. The high-rises are shown as set pieces of global capitalism, visually disappearing into abstraction. The reduced images are reminding of 3D rendering. The simulated image of these buildings circulates in the media for representational and advertising purposes, becomes a substantial object and the actual spatiality becomes a mockup. The narration is undertaken by a computer voice, it describes the competition for the tallest tower at such divers places as Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mecca, Nanjing, New York City, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Songdo and Taipei.

Johanna Reich
LIGHT ON BLACK ON WHITE HOMAGE TO MALEVICH, 2015

A moving digital light drawing illuminates a white wall. A hand painting a black square on the white surface becomes visible. At the same time the light drawing is painting a light square. In the end the light of the digital light square illuminates the finished black oil painting.

Critics’ Pick: Vienna by Nicole Büsing + Heiko Klaas

The group show “Antarctica. An Exhibition on Alienation” was presented in Vienna during the past winter season. Departing from a note written by the Italian cult director Michelangelo Antonioni referring to a potential glacier melting in the Antarctica and a hint to a film, the two curators from the Kunsthalle Wien, Vanessa Joan Müller and Nicolaus Schafhausen, conceived an exhibition on the topic of alienation and contemporary art. The focus was on the latest contemporary photography and video art by the younger generation of artists.
Image: © Isabella Fürnkäs

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

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

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

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

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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Mahdi Fleifel

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Biography

Education

2007 - 2009 The National Film and Television School, England
Masters of arts degree
2005 - 2006 Royal Holloway, University of London
Masters of arts degree
2000 - 2003 University of Wales, Newport
Bachelor’s degree
1999 - 2000 The Media School Rampen, Copenhagen
Film Diploma
1995 - 1998 Helsingør Gymnasium, Elsinore
Danish Baccalaureate

Experience /awards

2013
Invited to the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation residence.
2010
Honorable Mention - The San Francisco Film Society for the Djerassi Residency
Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship
2009
The Bahrain Film Company’s Development Award for the feature film project ‘The
Making Of” – The Dubai International Film Festival
2006
Jury member - Roshd International Film Festival, Iran
2005
Jury member - Magma International Short Film Festival, Sicily

Awards and screenings for A world not ours:

2013
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection
Berlinale Panorama 2013 – Peace Film Award, Third Audience Award
Int Doc Film Festival of Navarra “Punto de Vista” 2013 - Audience Award
2012
Toronto International Film Festival 2012 – Official Selection
Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012 – Black Pearl, Fipresci Award, Netpac Award
CPH:Dox 2012 – Official Selection

Awards for Arafat & I:

2009
18th Visionaria Int. Toscana Film Festival 2009 – jury prize & great visionary prize
Iasi International Film Festival, Romania 2009 – special mention of the jury
Short Movie Festival Potenza, Italy 2009 – best film
Houston Palestine Film Festival, USA 2009 – audience award
2008
Pisek Int. Student Film Festival, Czech Republic 2008 - best fiction

Awards for Hamoudi & Emil:

2005
NY Int Independent Film & Video Fest 2005 – best int. short film
Filmstock International Film Festival, UK 2005 - audience award
Auburn Int. Film Fest for Children, Australia 2005 -Tadgell’s Bluebell Honor
Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival 2005 - best foreign film
Short Soup International Short Film Festival, Australia 2005 - first price

Awards for Shadi in the beautiful well:

2005
Visionaria Int. Film and Video Festival, Italy 2005 – best fiction & audience prize
2004
Celtic Film & Television Festival 2004 – best short drama
Ivy Film Festival, Rhode Island 2004 – best international short film
Reel Talent Competition, Arts Institute Bournemouth 2004 – 1st place
Action/Cut Short Film Competition, USA 2004 - best foreign short film
Auburn Int. Film Festival for Children, Australia 2004 -Tadgell’s Bluebell Honor
Magma International Short Film Festival, Sicily 2004 - best narrative short
2003
International Film School of Wales 2003 – best graduation film
Student Moving Image Fest, Wales 2003 – best fiction, best director, best of fest
Cardiff International Screen Festival 2003 – DM Davies Award

Filmography

2012
Xenos (feature film in development) – writer/director
Visit Palestine (video installation for Koh-i-noor Gallery in Copenhagen)
A World Not Ours (93 min. feature doc) – writer/director/photographer
2009
Four Weeks (17 min. fiction) – writer/director
2008
Arafat & I (15 min. fiction) – writer/director/actor
2007
The Writer (7 min. fiction) – writer/director/actor
2006
Harrisons Monday’s Arms (music promo) – writer/director
2004
Hamoudi & Emil (23 min. fiction) – writer/director/producer
2003
Shadi In The Beautiful Well (12 min. fiction) - writer/director/producer

Mahdi Fleifel
Education 2007 - 2009 The National Film and Television School, England Masters of arts degree 2005 - 2006 Royal Holloway, University of London Masters of arts degree 2000 - 2003 University of Wales, Newport Bachelor’s degree 1999 - 2000 The Media School Rampen, Copenhagen Film Diploma 1995 - 1998 Helsingør Gymnasium, Elsinore Danish Baccalaureate Experience /awards 2013 Invited to the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation residence. 2010 Honorable Mention - The San Francisco Film Society for the Djerassi Residency Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship 2009 The Bahrain Film Company’s Development Award for the feature film project ‘The Making Of” – The Dubai International Film Festival 2006 Jury member - Roshd International Film Festival, Iran 2005 Jury member - Magma International Short Film Festival, Sicily Awards and screenings for A world not ours: 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection Berlinale Panorama 2013 – Peace Film Award, Third Audience Award Int Doc Film Festival of Navarra “Punto de Vista” 2013 - Audience Award 2012 Toronto International Film Festival 2012 – Official Selection Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012 – Black Pearl, Fipresci Award, Netpac Award CPH:Dox 2012 – Official Selection Awards for Arafat & I: 2009 18th Visionaria Int. Toscana Film Festival 2009 – jury prize & great visionary prize Iasi International Film Festival, Romania 2009 – special mention of the jury Short Movie Festival Potenza, Italy 2009 – best film Houston Palestine Film Festival, USA 2009 – audience award 2008 Pisek Int. Student Film Festival, Czech Republic 2008 - best fiction Awards for Hamoudi & Emil: 2005 NY Int Independent Film & Video Fest 2005 – best int. short film Filmstock International Film Festival, UK 2005 - audience award Auburn Int. Film Fest for Children, Australia 2005 -Tadgell’s Bluebell Honor Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival 2005 - best foreign film Short Soup International Short Film Festival, Australia 2005 - first price Awards for Shadi in the beautiful well: 2005 Visionaria Int. Film and Video Festival, Italy 2005 – best fiction & audience prize 2004 Celtic Film & Television Festival 2004 – best short drama Ivy Film Festival, Rhode Island 2004 – best international short film Reel Talent Competition, Arts Institute Bournemouth 2004 – 1st place Action/Cut Short Film Competition, USA 2004 - best foreign short film Auburn Int. Film Festival for Children, Australia 2004 -Tadgell’s Bluebell Honor Magma International Short Film Festival, Sicily 2004 - best narrative short 2003 International Film School of Wales 2003 – best graduation film Student Moving Image Fest, Wales 2003 – best fiction, best director, best of fest Cardiff International Screen Festival 2003 – DM Davies Award Filmography 2012 Xenos (feature film in development) – writer/director Visit Palestine (video installation for Koh-i-noor Gallery in Copenhagen) A World Not Ours (93 min. feature doc) – writer/director/photographer 2009 Four Weeks (17 min. fiction) – writer/director 2008 Arafat & I (15 min. fiction) – writer/director/actor 2007 The Writer (7 min. fiction) – writer/director/actor 2006 Harrisons Monday’s Arms (music promo) – writer/director 2004 Hamoudi & Emil (23 min. fiction) – writer/director/producer 2003 Shadi In The Beautiful Well (12 min. fiction) - writer/director/producer

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