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blinkvideo - research of video art, performance and multimedia installations.

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Something Between Us
KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, Düsseldorf

The exhibition „Something Between Us“ focuses on both our contemporary lives and the anthropological constants of interpersonal dealings: love, empathy, security, care and safety on the one hand, and hate, role fixation, dependency, reprimand and exclusion on the other. Something Between Us asks how these structures of togetherness are changing in our digital era.
Thomas Taube OCCIDENT, 2020

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

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

NEW: Favorites curated by blinkvideo users

What do you like? Over the next few months, we will be showing here selections of works, compiled by you, as a blinkvideo user.

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.

Jeroen Van Den Tempel: I'm fascinated by video's which invite me to watch out of my framework of daily existence, of my perception of time and space. Which remind me of the real nature of reality, which is streaming. All form is temporary. I’m really intrigued when a universal issue is combined with an issue from daily life. Jeroen van den Tempel

Do you have any favorites on blinkvideo ? Or would you like to focus attention on some video works? Or would you like to compile and show videos on a specific topic? You can do so with the new tool on blinkvideo.
Create a favorites list as follows: When you're logged in, a little sign "add to favorite list" will appear below each video. With the click on it, you add the film to your favorites list. When you have collected all the works, open your favorites list and you can share the list with blinkvideo. We will then receive a message and put the compilation online.
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Featured videos

Federico Adorno
La estancia, 2014

Federico Adorno’s film La estancia was awarded the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen at this year’s International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. In its statement the jury said: “Through a succession of subtly constructed tableaux, this powerful film is a profound critique of systematic oppression. Instigated by a massacre amidst a land-rights conflict in Paraguay, this haunting work transcends the local context to voice the struggle for essential freedoms.”Many years ago, while he was working at the Swiss NGO “Helvetas Paraguay”, Adorno travelled long distances into the countryside to film short documentaries with peasants, whom he taught how to use a camera and write short stories, which they then shot together. His last two short films are about land rights and property, and how the extensive ownership of land by just a few landowners gives rise to serious conflicts and problems in rural communities. Isla Alta is about the tensions that surround a community when a wealthy rancher goes missing; La estancia depicts the aftermath of a massacre and is based on true events that happened in Paraguay in 2012.

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 WHITEHOMAGE 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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Liat Segal

Works


Galleries

B3 Biennale of the Moving Image
Bernd Kracke
Schlossstr. 31
63065 Offenbach am Main
Germany




Statement

A new media artist, fusing together art and technology. In her works Segal harnesses information, software, electronics and mechanics to build installations and machines that connect the physical world with virtual ones.

Segal observes inconsistencies and dissonances that rise when personal lives meet technological evolving environments and questions issues such as intimacy vs. alienation, privacy vs. over-exposure, identity, memory and originality.

Artist Statement
Many times I see personal dimensions and human behaviors through technological and scientific prisms.I am intrigued by the ways we consume and analyze information and the effects information flow has on our self identities, personal communication, memory, choices and intimacy. The daily exposure people nowadays have to vast amounts of data and the focus span we can give to ephemeral details in this stream. I explore social and psychological changes that occur with the inflation of online private data, data that is continually supplied and collected by and on us.


Much of my way of thinking and my inspiration comes from my scientific and technological background. I studied computer science and biology and researched social, textual and biological networks. Many times I see the world as collections of information, mathematical representations or through biological models. Today this is reflected in my works.


Technology is my material, whether traditional and commonly used or state-of-the-art. I create with technologies,out of their original contexts, and give them new and intimate purposes which have nothing to do with usefulness or usability –in the sense we usually attach to these terms. The final artworks consist of several dimensions; a physical structure, motion and mechanics, electronics, software and data. The act of building the machines and activating them is significant to me. I feel that the technical choices I make affect the final artwork just as much as the touch of a painter affects a painting.


My installations and works have performative aspects. I create the conditions and choreograph the behavior but I also leave space for randomness. Whether in the starting point and data,in the interaction with the activator of the work or in its final outcome. After installing the setting and activating the work, I become a spectator myself.


Biography

Born 1979 in Israel
lives and works in Tel Aviv.

Education

2007 M.Sc. in bioinformatics, Tel Aviv University
2005 Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Fostering Excellence, Tel Aviv University

Masterclass

2013 Asylum International Artist Retreat, ROI, New York
2005 Winter school in theoretical physics–Biological Networks, The Hebrew University

Work

2010-2014 Studentcounselor for physical interaction projects, Holon Institute of Designand Technology, Interaction Lab
2008-2010 Teaching –Machine learning &AI for arts and design,BezalelSchool of Arts and Design,The Hebrew University
2008-2010 Microsoft Innovation Labs, R&Dcenter, Herzliya

Solo exhibitions

2015
Scattered Light | Commissioned by National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia

2014
PeopleYou May Know| Hansen Center, Jerusalem, curator KarniBarzilay

Group exhibitions

2015
PeopleYou May Know| Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2014
Water Printer | Art: Survive, AZA13, curators YehezkelLazarov& TamirEting
Pointer| Teritorialism, Art Space TLV, curator NirHarmat
Future Fossils Sand Printer | Format, Art Space TLV, curator Yonatan Mishal
Hatch| Jerusalem InternationalLight Festival
Microfilm| with Elsewhere Gallery, HerzliyaMuseum of contemporary Art
Confession Machine | Confessions, Artists' Residence Herzliya, curator KarniBarzilay.

2013
Hatch| Amsterdam Light Festival
PeepHoles | Hansen house, Jerusalem
Shadows Machine | Hansen house, Jerusalem
Wall To Wall Carpeting | Suzan DalalCenter

2012
HeartFor The Tin Man | Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv -opening event
The Originals Machine | Once I was A House, Caesarea
Synesthesia| Hateiva, Tel Aviv
Laser Harp | DLD Tel Aviv
The Originals Factory | Hateiva, Tel Aviv

2011
RoboticDrumming Circle | TEDxTLV
Cellular Graffiti Wall Printer | DLD Tel Aviv

2010
Robotic Drums | Bat Yam Biennale for Landscape Urbanism

Special projects

2013
Collection of videos | Israel Museum,Jerusalem, Current Israeli Art Symposium

2012
Collection of videos| Tel Aviv Museum, Art and Tech Symposium

Liat Segal
Born 1979 in Israel lives and works in Tel Aviv. Education 2007 M.Sc. in bioinformatics, Tel Aviv University 2005 Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Fostering Excellence, Tel Aviv University Masterclass 2013 Asylum International Artist Retreat, ROI, New York 2005 Winter school in theoretical physics–Biological Networks, The Hebrew University Work 2010-2014 Studentcounselor for physical interaction projects, Holon Institute of Designand Technology, Interaction Lab 2008-2010 Teaching –Machine learning &AI for arts and design,BezalelSchool of Arts and Design,The Hebrew University 2008-2010 Microsoft Innovation Labs, R&Dcenter, Herzliya Solo exhibitions 2015 Scattered Light | Commissioned by National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia 2014 PeopleYou May Know| Hansen Center, Jerusalem, curator KarniBarzilay Group exhibitions 2015 PeopleYou May Know| Israel Museum, Jerusalem 2014 Water Printer | Art: Survive, AZA13, curators YehezkelLazarov& TamirEting Pointer| Teritorialism, Art Space TLV, curator NirHarmat Future Fossils Sand Printer | Format, Art Space TLV, curator Yonatan Mishal Hatch| Jerusalem InternationalLight Festival Microfilm| with Elsewhere Gallery, HerzliyaMuseum of contemporary Art Confession Machine | Confessions, Artists' Residence Herzliya, curator KarniBarzilay. 2013 Hatch| Amsterdam Light Festival PeepHoles | Hansen house, Jerusalem Shadows Machine | Hansen house, Jerusalem Wall To Wall Carpeting | Suzan DalalCenter 2012 HeartFor The Tin Man | Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv -opening event The Originals Machine | Once I was A House, Caesarea Synesthesia| Hateiva, Tel Aviv Laser Harp | DLD Tel Aviv The Originals Factory | Hateiva, Tel Aviv 2011 RoboticDrumming Circle | TEDxTLV Cellular Graffiti Wall Printer | DLD Tel Aviv 2010 Robotic Drums | Bat Yam Biennale for Landscape Urbanism Special projects 2013 Collection of videos | Israel Museum,Jerusalem, Current Israeli Art Symposium 2012 Collection of videos| Tel Aviv Museum, Art and Tech Symposium

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