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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.

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

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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Statement

Roy Dib is an artist that works on the subjective constructions of space. His most recent works utilize scripted and archived footage to represent notions of the evasive self versus real place.


Biography

Born in 1983, Lebanon.
He lives and works in Beirut

Education

2012
Home Workspace Program
Ashkal Alwan – Beirut, Lebanon
2004
Master degree in Theater Studies and Performance Art
Institute of Fine Arts, Lebanese University – Beirut, Lebanon

Exhibitions

2015
- Fusion Festival, Berlin, Germany
- SICILIA QUEER Filmfest, Sicily, Italy
- Rome Independent Film Festival / Riff, Rome, Italy
- ALFILM Festival, Berlin ,Germany
- Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, LA, USA
- Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
- SICILIA QUEER Filmfest, Sicilia, Italy
- Roze Filmdagen, 18th Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
- Mardi Gras Film festival, Sydney, Australia
- Brisbane Queer Film Festival, Brisbane, Australia
- 4th Pink Life Queer Film Festival, Ankara - Istanbul, Turkey
- Black Movie Film Festival, Geneva, Switzerland

2014
- Exposure 2014, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
- Bucharest International Experimental Film festival, Bucharest, Romania
- Palestine Film Festival, London, UK
- DIALOGUES: Calcutta International LGBT Film & Video Festival, Calcutta, India
- 33rd Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
- Produce 2014, Istanbul Art International, Istanbul, Turkey
- Queer Lisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
- Safar: The Festival of Popular Arab Cinema, London, UK
- Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick upon Tweed, UK
- Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
- Lebanese Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon
- Meeting Points 7, 21er Haus Gallery, Curated by What, How and for Whom / WHW Curatorial collective in collaboration with Luisa Ziaja (curator Belvedere/21er Haus), Vienna, Austria
- EcransMed-3, Montreal, Canada
- Locomotion, Artist's Moving Image Festival, London, UK
- IndieMovingImage, Graça Brandão Gallery, Curated by João Laia as part of 11° IndieLisboa Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
- 5° Middle East Now Film Festival, Florence, Italy
- 4° Video Works by Ashkal Alwan - Curated section, Beirut, Lebanon
- 64th Berlinale, Forum Expanded Section, Berlin, Germany

2013
- Videobrasil 18th Edition, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Senatsreservenspeicher Berlin Gallery, Berlin Art Week 2013, Berlin, Germany
- Parallel Vienna 2013, Vienna, Austria

2012
- The Garden of Eden - Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebano

2011
- Video Works 2011, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon

Works

2014
A Spectacle of Privacy
Video Installation, 9 min

2014
Mondial 2010
Short Film, 19 min 30 s

2012
“Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear”
Video Installation, 2 channels, 15 min

2011
“Under a Rainbow”
Video, 17 min

2004
“B Mitl Beirut” (B Like Beirut)
Short Film, 17 min
Institute of Fine Arts, Lebanese University – Beirut, Lebanon

Awards

- Best Short Film - The TEDDY Award, Berlinale, Berlin 2014
- Best First Film, Lebanese Film Festival, Beirut 2014
- Inntravel Award for Best Short Film, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick-Upon-Tweed 2014
- Best Short Film - Queer Lisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon 2014
- Uppsala Grand Prix - Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala 2014
- Best Film Award - Sicilia Queer FilmFest Award, Sicily 2015
- Special Mention - Palermo Pride, Sicilia Queer FilmFest Award, Sicily 2015

Roy Dib
Born in 1983, Lebanon. He lives and works in Beirut Education 2012 Home Workspace Program Ashkal Alwan – Beirut, Lebanon 2004 Master degree in Theater Studies and Performance Art Institute of Fine Arts, Lebanese University – Beirut, Lebanon Exhibitions 2015 - Fusion Festival, Berlin, Germany - SICILIA QUEER Filmfest, Sicily, Italy - Rome Independent Film Festival / Riff, Rome, Italy - ALFILM Festival, Berlin ,Germany - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, LA, USA - Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine - SICILIA QUEER Filmfest, Sicilia, Italy - Roze Filmdagen, 18th Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland - Mardi Gras Film festival, Sydney, Australia - Brisbane Queer Film Festival, Brisbane, Australia - 4th Pink Life Queer Film Festival, Ankara - Istanbul, Turkey - Black Movie Film Festival, Geneva, Switzerland 2014 - Exposure 2014, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon - Bucharest International Experimental Film festival, Bucharest, Romania - Palestine Film Festival, London, UK - DIALOGUES: Calcutta International LGBT Film & Video Festival, Calcutta, India - 33rd Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden - Produce 2014, Istanbul Art International, Istanbul, Turkey - Queer Lisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal - Safar: The Festival of Popular Arab Cinema, London, UK - Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick upon Tweed, UK - Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia - Lebanese Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon - Meeting Points 7, 21er Haus Gallery, Curated by What, How and for Whom / WHW Curatorial collective in collaboration with Luisa Ziaja (curator Belvedere/21er Haus), Vienna, Austria - EcransMed-3, Montreal, Canada - Locomotion, Artist's Moving Image Festival, London, UK - IndieMovingImage, Graça Brandão Gallery, Curated by João Laia as part of 11° IndieLisboa Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal - 5° Middle East Now Film Festival, Florence, Italy - 4° Video Works by Ashkal Alwan - Curated section, Beirut, Lebanon - 64th Berlinale, Forum Expanded Section, Berlin, Germany 2013 - Videobrasil 18th Edition, Sao Paulo, Brazil - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands - Senatsreservenspeicher Berlin Gallery, Berlin Art Week 2013, Berlin, Germany - Parallel Vienna 2013, Vienna, Austria 2012 - The Garden of Eden - Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France - Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebano 2011 - Video Works 2011, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon Works 2014 A Spectacle of Privacy Video Installation, 9 min 2014 Mondial 2010 Short Film, 19 min 30 s 2012 “Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear” Video Installation, 2 channels, 15 min 2011 “Under a Rainbow” Video, 17 min 2004 “B Mitl Beirut” (B Like Beirut) Short Film, 17 min Institute of Fine Arts, Lebanese University – Beirut, Lebanon Awards - Best Short Film - The TEDDY Award, Berlinale, Berlin 2014 - Best First Film, Lebanese Film Festival, Beirut 2014 - Inntravel Award for Best Short Film, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick-Upon-Tweed 2014 - Best Short Film - Queer Lisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon 2014 - Uppsala Grand Prix - Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala 2014 - Best Film Award - Sicilia Queer FilmFest Award, Sicily 2015 - Special Mention - Palermo Pride, Sicilia Queer FilmFest Award, Sicily 2015

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