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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

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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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Filmmaker An van. Dienderen works at the intersection between documentary, anthropology and visual arts. While exploring various documentary strategies and the anthropological relation between self and other, she also investigates the medium of film in a self-reflective way. She investigates the opposition of fact and fiction, imagination and observation, representation and experience, using the importance of the image in our multicultural society as a point of departure. Her work shows the absurd, poetic, and often touching stories that these oppositions can hold in everyday life. (Source Contour7)


She graduated in audiovisual arts (Sint-Lukas, Brussels), obtained a PhD in Comparative Cultural Sciences (Ghent University), and was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. She made several documentaries screened worldwide, awarded with (inter)national prizes. Films include Visitors of the Night (’98), Site (’00), Tu ne verras pas Verapaz (’02), The Ephemerist (’05) Patrasche, a Dog of Flanders – Made in Japan (’08), Cherry Blossoms (’12), Letter Home (’15) and Lili (’15). She regularly publishes on visual/performative anthropology, is a lecturer and artistic researcher at the School of Arts Ghent, and initiated the international art workspace SoundImageCulture and productioncompany Elektrischer schnellseher. Her work has been shown on the Margaret Mead Film and Video festival (New York), FID Marseille, DocFest Sheffield, Belluard Festival (Fribourg), DMZ Korea International documentary festival, International Short film Festival Oberhausen, FIDOCS, Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, International Filmfestival Rotterdam, etc and is represented by argos; media and art center Brussels.


Biography

Education

2000–2004 University of Ghent: Doctor in Comparative Cultural Sciences – 2004.
Titel: Production Processes as a Site of Critique. Ethnographic Research
into the Mediated Interactions during Documentary (Film)Production.
Doctoral Committee: Prof. R. Pinxten (Ghent University), Prof. E.
Sweetser (UC Berkeley), Prof. S. Hughes (SOAS University of London),
Prof. M. De Mey (Ghent University) and Dirk Dewit (independent new
media curator) Funded by Ghent
1999-2000 UC Berkeley: visiting scholar invited by prof. Trinh Minh-Ha at the
Rhetoric department (Film studies)
1995-'97 University of Ghent: Master Degree in Comparative Cultural Sciences
Qualified with Great Distinction
Fall semester ’99 UC Berkeley: Santander-scholarship: visiting scholar at the Rhetoric
Department UC Berkeley Qualified with Greatest Distinction
1991-1995 School of Arts Sint-Lukas in Brussels: Master Degree in Visual Arts,
Specialisation Documentary Film
Qualified with Distinction
1989-'91 Catholic University of Louvain: Candidate Courses in History of Art
Qualified with Distinction

Art projects

2015 “Lili”
Shortfilm (16mm) coproduced by Contour 7, argos, VAF (Flemish film fund), School of arts
Screenings: Contour 7, Biënnale Mechelen; BFI Festival London 2015; IFFR Rotterdam 2016;
25FPS Festival Zagreb (C); Message to man Festival - St.Petersburg (R); FID Marseille - Festival
International du Cinéma (Fr); European Media Arts Festival - Osnabrueck (D); SCCA Center for
Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (C); Het Bos (Antwerp); Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (G);
Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media (G); Videonale Bonn (G)
Nomination best short film award BFI London 2015

“Letter Home”
Shortfilm coproduced by Beursschouwburg, Argos and School of arts
Screenings: Beursschouwburg; Forum Image Festival Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Nagoya and
Yokohama 2016; Message to man Festival - St.Petersburg (R).

“Kastom Kopiraet”
Scenario documentary with Hugo DeBlock, funded by VAF (Flemish film fund)

2013 “Scattering of the Fragile. Cherry Blossoms”
Artists book. van Dienderen A. en L. Spilliaert, (ara)MER, Gent.

2012 “Cherry Blossoms”
Video-installation and short film, funded by VAF (Flemish film fund)
Special Prize of the Jury at the International Short Film Competition "Monsieur Guillaume" at
FIDOCS Chile 2013

Screenings:

Festival des Films de Femmes, Le Créteil, Paris 2013
“The politics and Poetics of Documentary Film”, research symposium Helsinki, 2013
International Short film Festival Oberhausen, 2013
KVS, Tok Toc Knock festival Brussel, 2013
Festival back up, Weimar 2013
FIDOCS, Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, 2013
FID Marseille, 2013
Elles tournent, Brussel, 2013
DMZ Korean international documentary Festival, 2013
Kasseler docfest, 2013
International Filmfestival Rotterdam, 2013
Leiden international Film Festival 2013
‘Grenzen/loos’ expo in Emergent Veurne 22/12/2013- 09/03/2014
Cinematek Brussels 2014
Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), Bloemfontein, South-Africa, 2015

2010 “A Dog of Flanders, een nooit geziene kijk op Vlaanderen”
Collection Exposition
30/04 > 29/08/2010 Koningin Fabiolazaal Antwerpen, funded by the province Antwerp
4/10 > 30/11/2010 Town hall Sint-Katelijne-Waver

2009 “Scattering of the fragile cherry blossoms”
Series of Photographs
Exposition in t:mebook 2009, curators Dirk Braeckman and Els Dietvorst. MER
publisher.

“Scattering of the fragile cherry blossoms”
Postcards – series of three
10 > 11/10/2009 Exposition in Nieuwe vide, Arts Center Haarlem (The Netherlands)
along the cityfestival ‘When Guests become Host’ (curator Danielle Van Zuijlen)
7/10 > 17/11/2010 : Camera Japan Rotterdam (curator Dirk Zschunke).

2008 “Patrasche, A Dog of Flanders, Made in Japan”
Documentary, 85’ ism Didier Volckaert, funded by VAF (Flemish film fund), Production company
Elektrischer Schnellseher
Shortlist Grierson Innovation Award, DocFest Sheffield 2008

Screenings (selection)

2010 Tokyo Tama University
Canvas, TV screening (National Broadcasting company Flanders)

2009 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, Taipei
Days of ethnographic Cinema, Moscow
Bristol, Conference of Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA)
Kyoto University
Ethnocineca Vienna
Cinemo Novo Festival, Brugges
Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (The Netherlands) in the arts center with the theme When guests
become hosts, curator Danielle Van Zuylen
Open Doek Filmfestival Turnhout (B)

2008 DocFest Sheffield UK
Camera Japan festival NL Dordrecht & Rotterdam (Lantaren-Venster)
Ouida conference, Kingston College London
Delhi International Ethnographic film festival
Z33 Hasselt – zebracinema (B)
UGC Antwerp (B)
O.L.V.-kathedraal Antwerp (B)
Beursschouwburg Brussels, DocHouseprogramma (B)

2007 “Dog of Flanders 127.670.000 Japanese Fans Can’t Be Wrong“
Teaser expo, Mixed Media
04/10 > 02/11/2007 Beursschouwburg Brussel

2004 “The ephemerist. Pocket Librarian of the Veldstraat” – 34 min. Betacam
Nominatie Prijs beste Belgische documentaire 2005 en 2006 van de Vlaamse en Waalse
Gemeenschap & Erevermelding Prijs Cultureel erfgoed 2006 Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen
Commissioned by Gent Cultuurstad

Screenings (selection)

2011 11/2010 > 09/2011: Gent Expo with the film ‘The ephemerist’ in OCMW woonzorgcentra
with STAM museum heritage, OCMW Gent, Universiteit Gent

2009 AVS TV screening

2005 Kentucky (US): University of West-Kentucky
UC Berkeley

2004 Veldstraat project Gent Cultuurcel (B)
Film museum Brussels

2002 «Tu ne verras pas Verapaz»
Documentary, 56’ directed with Didier Volckaert. Produced by Elektrischer Schnellseher, Funded
by KunstenFestivaldesArts, Koning Boudewijnstichting, City of Ghent, province East-Flanders,
vzw de hondsjaren and Flemish Film Fund
Price Best Belgian documentary 2002 and 2003 by the Flemish and Walloon Community

Screenings (selection)

2012 Atlas, Antwerp during the art project Vlamingrant

2010 Brussels, Maison de L ‘Amérique Latine
London Conference: Dilemma and Decision: Ethnographic Filmmaking in the Making.
International Centre for Contemporary Cultural Research, Royal Anthropological
Institute, Host: Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

2009 28/06 – 30/08/09: Ronse (B) during the art project Vlamingrant

2003 SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies, University London
Guatemala city: Festival de Cine Europeo;
London: Royal Anglo-Belgian Club;

2002 KunstenFESTIVALdesArts, Brussels
Argosfestival, Brussels
Margaret Mead Film and Video festival New York
Pacific Film Archive Berkeley
Viewpoint Documentair Filmfestival Gent
Timefestival Gent
Brussels Festival of the free image; Utrecht, Nederlands film festival, Benelux screening,..

2000 « Site, Portrait topographique de José Besprosvany » Betacam SP 10’
Produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts & Brussel2000

Screenings

2011 Netwerk, Center for Contemporary Arts Aalst (B) in the expo Poetics of Observation, SIC
Vooruit, Performing arts center Gent (B) at the conference Minorities and artistic
practice of the majority org. Amateo, Compendium authors and Forum amateurkunsten

2008 Extrapool Nijmegen (TN)

2000 KunstenFESTIVALdesArts Brussels
Actor’s Studio’s Brussels
TV screening op Canvas
Viewpoint Documentair Filmfestival Gent
Cinema Nova

1998 “Visitors of the Night”
Documentary, 34' directed with Didier Volckaert, produced by Sophimages, desire productions
and TouMouv asbl. Distribution Women Make Movies, New York.
GNT Channel television Prize for Language Renewal- Brazilië (1999)
Margaret Mead Film en video festival Award 1999

Screenings

2016 Contemporary art center Vilnius, Exposition Morality reflex curated by Heidi Ballet 2/9 -
19/10/2016

2011 Netwerk, center for contemporary arts Aalst (B) in the expo Poetics of Observation, SIC
(10/09 – 20/11/2011)

2008 ‘Elles tournent!’ Festival Brussels
B-docs, Luik (B)
Extrapool Nijmegen (TN)

2007 Canada, Documentary reframed, Paved Arts, Saskatoon (curator Maureen Latta)

2001 Cinema Nova Brussels

2000 S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art Gent
Rio de Janeiro Brasilia
Albion College (US)
Marlboro College (US)
Donell Public Library NY

1999 Margaret Mead festival, New York
Pacific Film Archive Berkeley
Belluard Festival Fribourg Switzerland
Filmplateau, Gent
Beursschouwburg, Brussels
Viewpoint, Gent
Limelight, Kortrijk (B)

1995 “Coïtus” 16mm, b/w, 12’

Screenings

1997 Amsterdam

1996 Filmfestival Den Haag
Filmfestival Utrecht
Brussel Filmfestival

1995 Filmfestival van Gent

1993 “Yzer” U-matic low, kleur, 3'
Publieksprijs Canada, Montréal 6°Evenement interuniversitaire de Création vidéo '95

Screenings:

1995 Film Festival Gent '95.

1994 Berlin, Arsenal; Film festival Brussels

Curator film programs and expositions

• Curator KASKADE with Elias Grootaers and Rob Vanderbeeken: Nicolas Philibert,
Susanne Helke and Sarah Vanagt (2008-2009)
• Coordinator of the International and Interdisciplinary Symposium: Making Sense in the
City, organized by CICI, Ghent University.
• Curator of Dochouse at Beursschouwburg Brussels (2006 – 2009)
• Curator of “Zone 2005, the documentary platform” organized by MuHKA (Antwerp),
Limelight (Kortrijk) and Film-Plateau, Ghent.
• Curator of the Film program commissioned by Gerard Mortier of the Rührtriënnale for
the theater piece “The children of Herakles” by Peter Sellars September 2002.
• Curator of exhibitions, screenings and lectures for the series ‘Operation One-eye’ a six
months program of experimental films on the occasion of the opening of Museum of
Contemporary Art S.M.A.K in Ghent: May till December ’99.
• Co-Programmatrice Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival Gent, in '96, '97 en '98

Prices, nominations, grants and funding

- Nomination best short film award BFI London 2015
- Special Prize of the Jury at the International Short Film Competition "Monsieur Guillaume" at
FIDOCS Chile 2013
- Shortlist Grierson Innovation Award 2008
- Nomination Price best Belgian documentary 2005 and 2006
- Price best Belgian documentary 2002 and 2003
- GNT Channel television Prize for Language Renewal - Brazilië 1999
- Margaret Mead Film en video festival Award New York 1999
- Price of the public Canada, Montréal, 6°Evenement interuniversitaire de Création vidéo 1995
- Santander grant as exchange student / visiting scholar fall semester 1999 at UC Berkeley
- Bijzonder Onderzoeks Fonds Universiteit Gent: doctoral position: 2000-2004
- EU grant for a lecture at EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) Vienna 2004
- FWO grants for conferences in UC Berkeley 05 and EASA Bristol 06
- Faculty funding for conferences in Manchester 07 (Beyond Text?)
- Funding by VAF (Flemish film fund); SACD-SCAM; City Ghent Art; Province East-Flanders;
Noordstarfonds;

An van. Dienderen
Education 2000–2004 University of Ghent: Doctor in Comparative Cultural Sciences – 2004. Titel: Production Processes as a Site of Critique. Ethnographic Research into the Mediated Interactions during Documentary (Film)Production. Doctoral Committee: Prof. R. Pinxten (Ghent University), Prof. E. Sweetser (UC Berkeley), Prof. S. Hughes (SOAS University of London), Prof. M. De Mey (Ghent University) and Dirk Dewit (independent new media curator) Funded by Ghent 1999-2000 UC Berkeley: visiting scholar invited by prof. Trinh Minh-Ha at the Rhetoric department (Film studies) 1995-'97 University of Ghent: Master Degree in Comparative Cultural Sciences Qualified with Great Distinction Fall semester ’99 UC Berkeley: Santander-scholarship: visiting scholar at the Rhetoric Department UC Berkeley Qualified with Greatest Distinction 1991-1995 School of Arts Sint-Lukas in Brussels: Master Degree in Visual Arts, Specialisation Documentary Film Qualified with Distinction 1989-'91 Catholic University of Louvain: Candidate Courses in History of Art Qualified with Distinction Art projects 2015 “Lili” Shortfilm (16mm) coproduced by Contour 7, argos, VAF (Flemish film fund), School of arts Screenings: Contour 7, Biënnale Mechelen; BFI Festival London 2015; IFFR Rotterdam 2016; 25FPS Festival Zagreb (C); Message to man Festival - St.Petersburg (R); FID Marseille - Festival International du Cinéma (Fr); European Media Arts Festival - Osnabrueck (D); SCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (C); Het Bos (Antwerp); Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (G); Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media (G); Videonale Bonn (G) Nomination best short film award BFI London 2015 “Letter Home” Shortfilm coproduced by Beursschouwburg, Argos and School of arts Screenings: Beursschouwburg; Forum Image Festival Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Nagoya and Yokohama 2016; Message to man Festival - St.Petersburg (R). “Kastom Kopiraet” Scenario documentary with Hugo DeBlock, funded by VAF (Flemish film fund) 2013 “Scattering of the Fragile. Cherry Blossoms” Artists book. van Dienderen A. en L. Spilliaert, (ara)MER, Gent. 2012 “Cherry Blossoms” Video-installation and short film, funded by VAF (Flemish film fund) Special Prize of the Jury at the International Short Film Competition Monsieur Guillaume at FIDOCS Chile 2013 Screenings: Festival des Films de Femmes, Le Créteil, Paris 2013 “The politics and Poetics of Documentary Film”, research symposium Helsinki, 2013 International Short film Festival Oberhausen, 2013 KVS, Tok Toc Knock festival Brussel, 2013 Festival back up, Weimar 2013 FIDOCS, Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, 2013 FID Marseille, 2013 Elles tournent, Brussel, 2013 DMZ Korean international documentary Festival, 2013 Kasseler docfest, 2013 International Filmfestival Rotterdam, 2013 Leiden international Film Festival 2013 ‘Grenzen/loos’ expo in Emergent Veurne 22/12/2013- 09/03/2014 Cinematek Brussels 2014 Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), Bloemfontein, South-Africa, 2015 2010 “A Dog of Flanders, een nooit geziene kijk op Vlaanderen” Collection Exposition 30/04 > 29/08/2010 Koningin Fabiolazaal Antwerpen, funded by the province Antwerp 4/10 > 30/11/2010 Town hall Sint-Katelijne-Waver 2009 “Scattering of the fragile cherry blossoms” Series of Photographs Exposition in t:mebook 2009, curators Dirk Braeckman and Els Dietvorst. MER publisher. “Scattering of the fragile cherry blossoms” Postcards – series of three 10 > 11/10/2009 Exposition in Nieuwe vide, Arts Center Haarlem (The Netherlands) along the cityfestival ‘When Guests become Host’ (curator Danielle Van Zuijlen) 7/10 > 17/11/2010 : Camera Japan Rotterdam (curator Dirk Zschunke). 2008 “Patrasche, A Dog of Flanders, Made in Japan” Documentary, 85’ ism Didier Volckaert, funded by VAF (Flemish film fund), Production company Elektrischer Schnellseher Shortlist Grierson Innovation Award, DocFest Sheffield 2008 Screenings (selection) 2010 Tokyo Tama University Canvas, TV screening (National Broadcasting company Flanders) 2009 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, Taipei Days of ethnographic Cinema, Moscow Bristol, Conference of Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA) Kyoto University Ethnocineca Vienna Cinemo Novo Festival, Brugges Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (The Netherlands) in the arts center with the theme When guests become hosts, curator Danielle Van Zuylen Open Doek Filmfestival Turnhout (B) 2008 DocFest Sheffield UK Camera Japan festival NL Dordrecht & Rotterdam (Lantaren-Venster) Ouida conference, Kingston College London Delhi International Ethnographic film festival Z33 Hasselt – zebracinema (B) UGC Antwerp (B) O.L.V.-kathedraal Antwerp (B) Beursschouwburg Brussels, DocHouseprogramma (B) 2007 “Dog of Flanders 127.670.000 Japanese Fans Can’t Be Wrong“ Teaser expo, Mixed Media 04/10 > 02/11/2007 Beursschouwburg Brussel 2004 “The ephemerist. Pocket Librarian of the Veldstraat” – 34 min. Betacam Nominatie Prijs beste Belgische documentaire 2005 en 2006 van de Vlaamse en Waalse Gemeenschap & Erevermelding Prijs Cultureel erfgoed 2006 Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen Commissioned by Gent Cultuurstad Screenings (selection) 2011 11/2010 > 09/2011: Gent Expo with the film ‘The ephemerist’ in OCMW woonzorgcentra with STAM museum heritage, OCMW Gent, Universiteit Gent 2009 AVS TV screening 2005 Kentucky (US): University of West-Kentucky UC Berkeley 2004 Veldstraat project Gent Cultuurcel (B) Film museum Brussels 2002 «Tu ne verras pas Verapaz» Documentary, 56’ directed with Didier Volckaert. Produced by Elektrischer Schnellseher, Funded by KunstenFestivaldesArts, Koning Boudewijnstichting, City of Ghent, province East-Flanders, vzw de hondsjaren and Flemish Film Fund Price Best Belgian documentary 2002 and 2003 by the Flemish and Walloon Community Screenings (selection) 2012 Atlas, Antwerp during the art project Vlamingrant 2010 Brussels, Maison de L ‘Amérique Latine London Conference: Dilemma and Decision: Ethnographic Filmmaking in the Making. International Centre for Contemporary Cultural Research, Royal Anthropological Institute, Host: Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations 2009 28/06 – 30/08/09: Ronse (B) during the art project Vlamingrant 2003 SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies, University London Guatemala city: Festival de Cine Europeo; London: Royal Anglo-Belgian Club; 2002 KunstenFESTIVALdesArts, Brussels Argosfestival, Brussels Margaret Mead Film and Video festival New York Pacific Film Archive Berkeley Viewpoint Documentair Filmfestival Gent Timefestival Gent Brussels Festival of the free image; Utrecht, Nederlands film festival, Benelux screening,.. 2000 « Site, Portrait topographique de José Besprosvany » Betacam SP 10’ Produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts & Brussel2000 Screenings 2011 Netwerk, Center for Contemporary Arts Aalst (B) in the expo Poetics of Observation, SIC Vooruit, Performing arts center Gent (B) at the conference Minorities and artistic practice of the majority org. Amateo, Compendium authors and Forum amateurkunsten 2008 Extrapool Nijmegen (TN) 2000 KunstenFESTIVALdesArts Brussels Actor’s Studio’s Brussels TV screening op Canvas Viewpoint Documentair Filmfestival Gent Cinema Nova 1998 “Visitors of the Night” Documentary, 34' directed with Didier Volckaert, produced by Sophimages, desire productions and TouMouv asbl. Distribution Women Make Movies, New York. GNT Channel television Prize for Language Renewal- Brazilië (1999) Margaret Mead Film en video festival Award 1999 Screenings 2016 Contemporary art center Vilnius, Exposition Morality reflex curated by Heidi Ballet 2/9 - 19/10/2016 2011 Netwerk, center for contemporary arts Aalst (B) in the expo Poetics of Observation, SIC (10/09 – 20/11/2011) 2008 ‘Elles tournent!’ Festival Brussels B-docs, Luik (B) Extrapool Nijmegen (TN) 2007 Canada, Documentary reframed, Paved Arts, Saskatoon (curator Maureen Latta) 2001 Cinema Nova Brussels 2000 S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art Gent Rio de Janeiro Brasilia Albion College (US) Marlboro College (US) Donell Public Library NY 1999 Margaret Mead festival, New York Pacific Film Archive Berkeley Belluard Festival Fribourg Switzerland Filmplateau, Gent Beursschouwburg, Brussels Viewpoint, Gent Limelight, Kortrijk (B) 1995 “Coïtus” 16mm, b/w, 12’ Screenings 1997 Amsterdam 1996 Filmfestival Den Haag Filmfestival Utrecht Brussel Filmfestival 1995 Filmfestival van Gent 1993 “Yzer” U-matic low, kleur, 3' Publieksprijs Canada, Montréal 6°Evenement interuniversitaire de Création vidéo '95 Screenings: 1995 Film Festival Gent '95. 1994 Berlin, Arsenal; Film festival Brussels Curator film programs and expositions • Curator KASKADE with Elias Grootaers and Rob Vanderbeeken: Nicolas Philibert, Susanne Helke and Sarah Vanagt (2008-2009) • Coordinator of the International and Interdisciplinary Symposium: Making Sense in the City, organized by CICI, Ghent University. • Curator of Dochouse at Beursschouwburg Brussels (2006 – 2009) • Curator of “Zone 2005, the documentary platform” organized by MuHKA (Antwerp), Limelight (Kortrijk) and Film-Plateau, Ghent. • Curator of the Film program commissioned by Gerard Mortier of the Rührtriënnale for the theater piece “The children of Herakles” by Peter Sellars September 2002. • Curator of exhibitions, screenings and lectures for the series ‘Operation One-eye’ a six months program of experimental films on the occasion of the opening of Museum of Contemporary Art S.M.A.K in Ghent: May till December ’99. • Co-Programmatrice Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival Gent, in '96, '97 en '98 Prices, nominations, grants and funding - Nomination best short film award BFI London 2015 - Special Prize of the Jury at the International Short Film Competition Monsieur Guillaume at FIDOCS Chile 2013 - Shortlist Grierson Innovation Award 2008 - Nomination Price best Belgian documentary 2005 and 2006 - Price best Belgian documentary 2002 and 2003 - GNT Channel television Prize for Language Renewal - Brazilië 1999 - Margaret Mead Film en video festival Award New York 1999 - Price of the public Canada, Montréal, 6°Evenement interuniversitaire de Création vidéo 1995 - Santander grant as exchange student / visiting scholar fall semester 1999 at UC Berkeley - Bijzonder Onderzoeks Fonds Universiteit Gent: doctoral position: 2000-2004 - EU grant for a lecture at EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) Vienna 2004 - FWO grants for conferences in UC Berkeley 05 and EASA Bristol 06 - Faculty funding for conferences in Manchester 07 (Beyond Text?) - Funding by VAF (Flemish film fund); SACD-SCAM; City Ghent Art; Province East-Flanders; Noordstarfonds;

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