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For artists we provide a platform for extensive presentation of media works, gallerists get a direct contact to international professional audiences, collectors find a worldwide overview of contemporary trends in moving image, curators can do research via keywords and compilations, teachers use presentation opportunities for students and all professionals get password protected, extensive information about video works worldwide.

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

Visual artist, writer, filmmaker and researcher on Japanese Studies. His work is focused in developing concepts from Asian philosophies, shamanism and the Perennial Tradition, and their practical usage in psychotherapeutic devices.
His films and video-installations have been shown in Mexico, USA, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil and Spain.


Biography

Born 1971 in Mexico City
lives and works in Mexico City

Education

1995 Journalism, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, UNAM, Mexico City.
1997 Japanese and Chinese Language, Centro de Estudios de Lenguas Extranjeras, UNAM, Mexico City.
2002 Asian and African Studies, Centro de Estudios de Asia Oriental, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

Selected group shows

2015
Los Justos Desconocidos, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City. Curator: Víctor Palacios.
Artemovendo, Galeria do Goethe, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Curator: Katya Gardea.
Shaped in Mexico II, Galería Distrito 14, OXXO Tower, London, UK. Curators: Olga Margarita Dávila/Elena Pardo.

2014
Shaped in Mexico, Galería Distrito 14, OXXO Tower, London, UK. Curator: Olga Margarita Dávila.
La Última Cena, Berlin, Germany. Curator: Javier Díaz (Solo show).
Diógenes y los Perros, Casa del Lago, Mexico City. Curator: Víctor Palacios.

2014
La Última Cena, Berlin. Curator: Javier Díaz (Solo show).
Casa del Lago, Mexico City. Curator: Víctor Palacios.

2013
Sun-Mart, Monterrey, NL, Mexico. Curator: Raúl Cerrillo.

2012
Museo Experimental El Eco, Performance “Iglesia Gnóstica del Fin de la Personalidad”, with Carles Asensio and Clara Macías. Mexico City.

2010
Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City. Curator: Bárbara Perea.
Galería Jesús Gallardo, León, Guanajuato, Mexico. Curator: Bárbara Perea.
Edificio Vizcaya/Ex-Refaccionaria, Mexico City, Curator: Ben Dierckx.
MUJAM-Museo del Juguete Antiguo Mexicano, Mexico City. Curator: Mirham Asencio.

2009
Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, screening of film “The Voice of Abyss”, Mexico City.

2007
Forum Universal de las Culturas, Monterrey, NL, Mexico. Curator: Fernando Delmar.
Museo Experimental El Eco, Screening of film “The Blue Speck of the Unknown”, Mexico City.

2007
Centro Cultural El Águila, Madrid, Spain. Curator: Gabriel Santamarina.

2004
Parque Vieira y Clavijo, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Curator: Olga Margarita Dávila.

2003
Galería Faunas, Madrid, Spain. Curator: Pilar Rodríguez Becerra.

2002
Instituto de México en España, Madrid, Spain. Curator: Gabriel Santamarina.

2000
Periódico Frontera, Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. Curator: Olga Margarita Dávila

1999
Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. Curator: Olga Margarita Dávila.

Screenings and film festivals

2010
Deep Fried Film Festival, Coatbridge, Scotland UK.
Portobello Film Festival, London UK.
2009
Festival de Granada Cines del Sur, Granada, Spain.
2008
Documentamadrid, Madrid, Spain.
2007
New York International Film Festival, New York, USA.
New York International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón, Asturias, Spain.

Filmography - Director

2015 Kamidaari: Shamanic Transition, Documentary on the shamanic practices in the Miyako Islands, Okinawa, Japan. Gnostic Subversion Films. Mexico.
2010 The Voice of Abyss, Documentary on a case of spiritual possession and shamanism in Kyoto, Japan. Sherpa Films, Mexico.
2009 Infinite Reflections of O-Jizo, Documentary on the cult of O-Jizo Bodhisattva, Mount Koya, Wakayama, Japan. Gnostic Subversion Films-Sherpa Films, Mexico.
2008 Straight and Safe Road to Heaven, Short film about spiritual possession. Shot in Madrid, New York and Mexico. Gnostic Subversion Films-Sherpa Films, Mexico.
2007 The Blue Speck of the Unknown, Documentary on the blind shamanesses of Mount Osore, Aomori, Japan. Gnostic Subversion Films-Sherpa Films, Mexico-Spain.

Bibliography

1999 Criptas de Fuego: Relatos Alquímicos, Editorial IAO, Mexico.
2016 Kamidaari – Visiones Chamánicas en Japón, Editorial Vanilla Planifolia, Mexico.

Gabriel Santamarina
Born 1971 in Mexico City lives and works in Mexico City Education 1995 Journalism, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, UNAM, Mexico City. 1997 Japanese and Chinese Language, Centro de Estudios de Lenguas Extranjeras, UNAM, Mexico City. 2002 Asian and African Studies, Centro de Estudios de Asia Oriental, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. Selected group shows 2015 Los Justos Desconocidos, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City. Curator: Víctor Palacios. Artemovendo, Galeria do Goethe, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Curator: Katya Gardea. Shaped in Mexico II, Galería Distrito 14, OXXO Tower, London, UK. Curators: Olga Margarita Dávila/Elena Pardo. 2014 Shaped in Mexico, Galería Distrito 14, OXXO Tower, London, UK. Curator: Olga Margarita Dávila. La Última Cena, Berlin, Germany. Curator: Javier Díaz (Solo show). Diógenes y los Perros, Casa del Lago, Mexico City. Curator: Víctor Palacios. 2014 La Última Cena, Berlin. Curator: Javier Díaz (Solo show). Casa del Lago, Mexico City. Curator: Víctor Palacios. 2013 Sun-Mart, Monterrey, NL, Mexico. Curator: Raúl Cerrillo. 2012 Museo Experimental El Eco, Performance “Iglesia Gnóstica del Fin de la Personalidad”, with Carles Asensio and Clara Macías. Mexico City. 2010 Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City. Curator: Bárbara Perea. Galería Jesús Gallardo, León, Guanajuato, Mexico. Curator: Bárbara Perea. Edificio Vizcaya/Ex-Refaccionaria, Mexico City, Curator: Ben Dierckx. MUJAM-Museo del Juguete Antiguo Mexicano, Mexico City. Curator: Mirham Asencio. 2009 Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, screening of film “The Voice of Abyss”, Mexico City. 2007 Forum Universal de las Culturas, Monterrey, NL, Mexico. Curator: Fernando Delmar. Museo Experimental El Eco, Screening of film “The Blue Speck of the Unknown”, Mexico City. 2007 Centro Cultural El Águila, Madrid, Spain. Curator: Gabriel Santamarina. 2004 Parque Vieira y Clavijo, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Curator: Olga Margarita Dávila. 2003 Galería Faunas, Madrid, Spain. Curator: Pilar Rodríguez Becerra. 2002 Instituto de México en España, Madrid, Spain. Curator: Gabriel Santamarina. 2000 Periódico Frontera, Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. Curator: Olga Margarita Dávila 1999 Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. Curator: Olga Margarita Dávila. Screenings and film festivals 2010 Deep Fried Film Festival, Coatbridge, Scotland UK. Portobello Film Festival, London UK. 2009 Festival de Granada Cines del Sur, Granada, Spain. 2008 Documentamadrid, Madrid, Spain. 2007 New York International Film Festival, New York, USA. New York International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA. Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón, Asturias, Spain. Filmography - Director 2015 Kamidaari: Shamanic Transition, Documentary on the shamanic practices in the Miyako Islands, Okinawa, Japan. Gnostic Subversion Films. Mexico. 2010 The Voice of Abyss, Documentary on a case of spiritual possession and shamanism in Kyoto, Japan. Sherpa Films, Mexico. 2009 Infinite Reflections of O-Jizo, Documentary on the cult of O-Jizo Bodhisattva, Mount Koya, Wakayama, Japan. Gnostic Subversion Films-Sherpa Films, Mexico. 2008 Straight and Safe Road to Heaven, Short film about spiritual possession. Shot in Madrid, New York and Mexico. Gnostic Subversion Films-Sherpa Films, Mexico. 2007 The Blue Speck of the Unknown, Documentary on the blind shamanesses of Mount Osore, Aomori, Japan. Gnostic Subversion Films-Sherpa Films, Mexico-Spain. Bibliography 1999 Criptas de Fuego: Relatos Alquímicos, Editorial IAO, Mexico. 2016 Kamidaari – Visiones Chamánicas en Japón, Editorial Vanilla Planifolia, Mexico.

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