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

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


Moving Images / Moving Bodies
Online screening programme in cooperation
with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria

Curated by Ludwig Seyfarth

Research into the human body and interpersonal relationships remain central themes in video and moving image art. Artists from Bulgaria and Germany, whose work is related in content, will be shown in pairs over the next weeks. The exhibition planned for November 2020 in Sofia has been postponed until 2021. Instead, a consecutive presentation of selected films by artists from Moving Bodies/Moving Images is presented on blinkvideo.
image: © Elitsa Dimitrova

Shooting Ghosts
Online screening programme in cooperation
with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria

Curators: Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev

What we propose in this programme is a highly subjective and fragmented view on current practices in moving image in the Bulgarian art scene. We focused on practices that show affinity with speculative narratives - narratives that not just record what is in front of the cinematic eye, but also capture all the ghosts that are unreachable by the apparatus, thus projecting speculative views that intend not merely to describe, but to transform the world.
image: © Veneta Androva

Moving Images / Moving Bodies

 ‘Moving Images Bulgaria-Germany’ is a project by Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, that includes various online and offline initiatives, starting in November 2020. The online program, realised in partnership with blinkvideo, will consist of two curated programmes: “Moving Images / Moving Bodies”, curated by Ludwig Seyfarth, and “Shooting Ghosts”, curated by Krassimir Terziev and Kalin Serapionov.

First the programme “Shooting Ghosts” will give a selected overview of video art in Bulgaria in general. The programme will be accompanied by an in-depth essay by Krassimir Terziev as well as texts by different authors or the artists themselves on individual films.

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

UNSTILLED LIFE: Artist Animations 1980-2020
Curated by Emma Cousin and Paul Carey-Kent

Why this show, here and now? British artist-curator Emma Cousin and writer-curator Paul Carey-Kent recently pulled together a choice of artist animations, thinking that the increasingly vibrant medium is especially suited to the online emphasis of the locked down art world of 2020. Three of them turned out to be represented by Ron Mandos, making the Amsterdam gallery ideal hosts. The cast is international, and to reflect that Tintype gallery in London and Hamburg’s blinkvideo have joined in with variations on the programme. 
Markus Vater Worlds don’t come easy, 2020

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

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.

Stefano Miraglia: Hey Blinkvideo members! Here are my eight "must watch" films and videos. Happy to find in this catalogue some of the works that got me interested in artists' moving image when I was a student! (Guillaume Leblon! Daniel Steegmann Mangrané! Marylène Negro!).

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

Featured videos

Markus Vater
Im Wald (perfect day), 2011

This Animation has developed from a colloboration with the dutch poet Tjitske Jansen. Initially it reacted on a text of hers dealing with memories in her life. All memories were about events in which she didn’t understand the concepts and actions that had happened, but which she understands now.

Pratchaya Phinthong
A proposal to set (work in progress), 2016

A proposal to set CH4*5.75H20 on fire (work in progress) is an ongoing project that explores methane hydrate, an ice compound that has been identified by scientists as an alternative fuel of future energy. Found in large quantities beneath Arctic permafrost, Antarctic ice and sedimentary deposits, methane hydrate releases natural gas when exposed to increases in temperature or decreases in pressure.Gas released by methane hydrates can be lit, which produces a semi-transparent orange and blue flame.This 16 mm film shows samples of methane hydrates.Through the mobilisation and connection of individuals working across geology, science and art, the project generates awareness of methane hydrate, its chemically volatile nature and implications for energy industries.The film itself performs a kind of material transfer, capturing light emitted by the burning samples and projecting it into the gallery space. For Phinthong, each iteration of the project is a form of extraction that makes its subject more widely visible. Filmed by Phuttipong Aroonpheng. Made with the support of Oleg Blouson,Andrey Khabuev and Oleg Khlystov at the Limnological Institute, Irkutsk, Russia.

Ryan Gander
And You Will be Changed , 2014

'And You Will be Changed (Centre Pompidou, Paris)', 2014, follows curator Emma Lavigne around the empty Centre Pompidou in Paris as she presents the viewer with a tour of an empty space that had housed a now uninstalled Pierre Huyghe exhibition. The show is imagined and told by Lavigne as if the artworks were still there. Exhibited: - Pierre Huyghe +/–,The Artist’s Institute, New York, 2014
- Nouveau Festival (5th Edition), Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2014

Deimantas Narkevicius
Ausgeträumt, 2010

The German word ‘Ausgeträumt’ means a state between dream and reality at the point of waking up.The very first creative attempts by any artist are usually very positive, unaffected by criticism, even naive activities. Refering to myself, I had to be absolutely naive to choose to be a visual artist, in the late 80's when in the Soviet Union, everything was falling apart. There was no precedent of success, or an example to follow in the country which was still isolated. With this film I am re-approaching the state of naivety.

Katja Aufleger
LOVE AFFAIR, 2017

Several lights get shot successively. Some crush at once, quiet or with a blast, others seem like trying not to die.

Janet Biggs
Vanishing point, 2009

Luzia Hürzeler
Being in the Picture, 2007/08

Im Bilde sein [Being in the Picture] is a video installation. The monitor stands on a two-meter-high plinth. The video shows a white wall in front of which my head becomes visible, fully or partially, at short or long intervals. I keep jumping up into the picture, making myself visible through physical activity. These efforts become apparent through the sounds. The jumping height, and thus my visibility, decreases over time, until I finally give up through exhaustion.On the occasion of the exhibition “Spazi aperti” this work was displayed in the entrance hall of the Romanian Academy in Rome, where a number of monumental busts are mounted on plinths.

Johanna Reich
Horizon, 2012

The artist is drawing a line onto a white surface. The line reveals the horizon: it separates the sea from the sky. "To draw a line": this phrase already linguistically contains many different meanings. Beginning with the famous line – the one that cannot be crossed politically – via the (guide)line that is also the conceptual standard, to the simple strike placed beneath an addition, these are key points on the spectrum.“When Johanna Reich draws a line with a broad brush onto a wall, additional content comes into play. There is the track which children draw onto the wall with chalk, the traditional artist myth of the line as a vivid track of creative process, and last but not least the powerfully picturesque action of splattering the wall.”(Johannes Stahl)Johanna Reich (*1977 Minden) studied at the Kunstakademie Münster, the HfbK Hamburg and the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln. She lives and works in Cologne.

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Charles Fairbanks

Works


Galleries

Videonale e.V. im Kunstmuseum Bonn
Tasja Langenbach
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
53113 Bonn
Germany

Phone: +49-(0)228-692818
E-Mail: langenbach@videonale.org




Statement

about the cinéaste:
Charles Fairbanks is a wrestler, filmmaker, and professor. His recent work focused on Lucha Libre in Mexico, where the artist fights as the One-Eyed Cat (El Gato Tuerto) with a camera built into his mask. Chuck grew up in rural Nebraska and wrestled at Stanford, where he studied Art and the History of Science. While in graduate school at the University of Michigan, he worked as the wrestling coach / choreographer for the University Productions staging of Claire Luckham’s Trafford Tanzi – a feminist play written for the pub, directed by Malcolm Tulip. In 2010 Fairbanks was chosen by Werner Herzog for the first Rogue Film School, and in 2011 Anthology Film Archives hosted the retrospective screening Tender Muscles: Five Films by Charles Fairbanks. He has worked as translator (Festival Filmer à Tout Prix), as programmer and producer (Courtisane Festival), and as visiting professor of VideoArte (at Tuxtla’s UNICACH, in Chiapas, Mexico). Presently a Guggenheim Fellow and Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Antioch College, his new work is emerging through collaboration with an indigenous Zoque community in rural Chiapas.

With only a few small films under his belt, Charles Fairbanks has managed to make a big impact at festivals around the world. His entertaining and heartfelt short films are extremely easy to enjoy and very hard to forget. – Anthology Film Archive


Biography

Education

2010 Master of Fine Arts, School of Art & Design, University of Michigan.
Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School.
2008-2009 Sound Image Culture (SIC) Master Class, Brussels.
2003 Bachelor of Arts in Art and STS (Science, Technology, and Society), Stanford.

Solo screenings and exhibitions

2012
Artists’ Television Access (ATA) (San Francisco, California) Tender Muscles.
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center (Kansas City, Missouri) The Space Between Our Selves.
Cinéma Galeries (Brussels, Belgium) Tender Muscles: five films by Charles Fairbanks.
The Ross (Lincoln, Nebraska) Tender Muscles: five films by Charles Fairbanks.
CONCORD (Los Angeles, California) Tender Muscles: five films by Charles Fairbanks.

2011
Anthology Film Archives (New York, New York) Tender Muscles: five films by Charles Fairbanks.
Deluge (Victoria, Canada) Wrestling with my Father
SOMA (Mexico City, Mexico) Luchando sobre los roles de género.

2010
2739 Edwin (Detroit, Michigan) Flexing Muscles.

2008
The Arena Sports Bar (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Wrestling with Representation.

2005
San Angel Folk Art (San Antonio, Texas) As part of FotoSeptiembre.
Irene Carlsen Photography Gallery (LaVerne College, California) Wrestling with Representation.

2004
Artists’ Television Access (ATA) (San Francisco, California) ¡Que Viva la Lucha!
Galería Municipal de Cintalapa (Cintalapa, Mexico) El Nacimiento del Gato Tuerto.

Festivals and screenings

2013
MUFF: Montreal Underground Film Festival (Montreal, Canada)
Filmmuseum Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf, Germany) Nacht Der Museen.
EFF Portland (Portland, Oregon)
Atlanta Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia)
Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec (Montreal, Canada)
Videonale (Bonn, Germany)
Stuttgart Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany)
AMDOCS (Palm Springs, California)
Kuala Lumpur Triennial (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) BARRICADE.
Big Sky Documentary Festival (Missoula, Montana)
Strange Beauty (Durham, North Carolina)

2012
Indie Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)
Contemporary Art Ruhr (Ruhr, Germany)
Pantalla Latina (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Traces de Vies (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
KLEX (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
FilmStreams Local Filmmakers’ Showcase (Omaha, Nebraska)
OAKUFF (Oakland, California)
Cincinnati Film Festival (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil)
L’Isola de Cinema (Rome, Italy) Berlin Directors Lounge Traveling Program.
Open City Docs Fest (London, England)
Georgetown Festival (Penang, Malaysia)
Substation Singapore (Singapore) FLEX traveling program, curated by Roger Beebe.
El Luchador (Zurich, Switzerland)
MUFF: Montreal Underground Film Festival (Montreal, Canada)
CUFF: Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois)
Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland)
Athens International Film & Video Festival (Athens, Ohio)
Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
ETHNOCINECA (Vienna, Austria)
EFF Portland (Portland, Oregon)
VLADY (Mexico City, Mexico) Ciclo de Cine de Lucha Libre.
Berlinale Directors Lounge (Berlin, Germany)
ICdocs (Iowa City, Iowa)
MECAL (Barcelona, Spain)
Bradford International Film Festival (Bradford, England)
CINEMAROSA at the Queens Museum (Queens, New York)
Strange Beauty (Durham, North Carolina)
Thin Line Film Festival (Denton, Texas)
Oxford Film Festival (Oxford, Mississippi)
Macon Film Festival (Macon, Georgia)
The Effort presents Mucha Lucha (London, England)
Festival Les Inattendus (Lyon, France)

2011
VIDEOMEDEJA (Novi Sad, Serbia)
CUFF: Chicago Undergound Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois) Salonathon at Beauty Bar.
SF Doc Fest (San Francisco, California)
Indie Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)
Interfilm (Berlin, Germany)
Filmer à tout prix (Brussels, Belgium)
KLEX (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Lone Star Film Festival (Fort Worth, Texas)
FIDÉ (Paris, France)
Lightbox (London, England) Lightbox Presents: Supershorts,
LACLA: the Latin American Cinema of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California) Cine Sin Fronteras,
Camden International Film Festival (Camden, Maine)
Dallas Video Fest (Dallas, Texas)
Antimatter (Victoria, Canada)
Video Dumbo (Brooklyn, New York)
New Orleans Film Festival (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Basement Media Fest (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
São Paulo International Short Film Festival (São Paulo, Brazil)
WNDX (Winnepeg, Canada)
Olympia Film Festival (Olympia, Washington)
Chicago Filmmakers’ New Documentary Showcase (Chicago, Illinois)
Host Gallery (London, England) Irma.
Syracuse International Film Festival (Syracuse, New York)
New York International Latino Film Festival (New York, New York)
Dokufest Kosovo (Prizren, Kosovo)
Edindocs (Edinburgh, Scotland)
NET: Nebraska Educational Television (statewide broadcast)
Filmstreams Local Filmmakers Showcase (Omaha, Nebraska)
New Filmmakers (New York, New York)
Rooftop Films (New York, New York)
SilverDocs (Washington, D.C.)
Cut and Run Tour (various locations)
CUFF: Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois)
Festival de Cinema de Huesca (Huesca, Spain)
National Gallery of Armenia (Yerevan, Armenia)
London International Documentary Festival (London, England)
IndieLisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
Frameline Film Festival (San Francisco, California)
Independent Film Festival Boston (Boston, Massachusetts)
BUFF: the Boston Underground Film Festival (Boston, Massachusetts)
Athens International Film Festival (Athens, Ohio)
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, North Carolina)
ICdocs (Iowa City, Iowa)
Australian International Experimental Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia)
Film Fest Dresden (Dresden, Germany)
Black Maria Film Festival (Jersey City, New Jersey)
DOXA (Vancouver, Canada)
Arizona International Film Festival (Tucson, Arizona)
Indie Spirit Film Festival (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Santa Cruz Film Festival (Santa Cruz, California)
Play-Doc (Tui, Spain)
Strange Beauty (Durham, North Carolina)
Carolina Film + Video Fest (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Florida Film Festival (Orlando, Florida)
Big Muddy Film Festival (Carbondale, Illinois)
Slamdance Film Festival (Park City, Utah)
FLEX: the Florida Experimental Film Festival (Gainesville, Florida)
Stuttgart Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany)
Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec (Montreal, Canada)
Omaha Film Festival (Omaha, Nebraska)
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Missoula, Montana)
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (Sebastopol, California)
Oxford Film Festival (Oxford, Mississippi)

2010
Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris (Paris, France)
Aarhus Film Festival (Aarhus, Denmark)
Image + Nation (Montreal, Canada)
Festival de Cine Cero Latitud (Quito, Ecuador)
Virginia Film Festival (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy)
CPH:DOX (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Morelia International Film Festival (Morélia, Mexico)
DocsDF (Mexico City, Mexico)
ExGround Film Festival (Wiesbaden, Germany)
ATA Film & Video Festival (San Francisco, CA)
Tucson Film & Music Festival (Tucson, AZ)
Gangrene Comedy Film Festival (Layton, Utah)
Scrummage Moving Pictures (Detroit, MI)
Flagstaff Film Festival (Flagstaff, AZ)
Nevada City Film Festival (Nevada City, California)
Media City Film Festival (Windsor, Canada)
Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Hamburg, Germany)
MUFF: Montreal Underground Film Festival (Montreal, Canada)
Videopolis (Baltimore, Maryland)
Athens International Film & Video Festival (Athens, Ohio)
Hott Lava (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Sans Canal Fixe (Tours, France) Filmer Sa Famille.

2009
KranFilm (Brussels, Belgium) Mom and Dad: three documentary films.
B-Docs cinéclub (Liège, Belgium) Filmer Ses Parents.
Botanique (Brussels, Belgium) Regards Croisés.
Les Brigittines (Brussels, Belgium) SIC screenings.
Netwerk (Aalst, Belgium) SIC screenings.

Group exhibitions

2013
Kunstmuseum Bonn (Bonn, Germany) Videonale.
C. Emerson Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, Florida) FLEXfest curated program.

2012
Rackham Graduate School (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Rackham Centennial Exhibit.

2011
Netwerk: Aalst (Aalst, Belgium) SoundImageCulture: Poetics of Observation.
Transformer Gallery (Washington, DC) Storefront Video.
Cobalt Studio (Chicago, Illinois) ¡Action Figures!
Gallery Project (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Extremes.
EDELO (San Cristobal, Mexico) Atemporal e Individual.

2009
The Natatorium (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Ann Arbor Exile.
Hot Dog (Omaha, Nebraska) Yesterday.
Sheppard Gallery (Reno, Nevada) I Like Winners: Sports and Selfhood.

2008
Gallery Project (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Gender Agenda.
SH\aüt\ (Ann Arbor, Michigan) wrestling burlesque performance with Malcolm Tulip.
Work (Detroit, Michigan) Consistency and Change.

2007
Temporary Gallery (Grand Rapids, Michigan) The Bad Show.
Robbins Gallery (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Waiting for Translation.
ACT Station (Hikone, Japan) Do you live here?
Eyedrum (Atlanta, Georgia) Fingers + Codes: the contemporary portrait.
Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles, California) Command + Z.

2006
ebayaday (curated online exhibition: ebayaday.com) December.
Guggenheim Gallery (Los Angeles, California) HI RES / LO RES.
Work (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Remnants from Passage.
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) (Los Angeles, California) New Math.
Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

2005
Bemis Art Center (Omaha, Nebraska) Lucky Sevens.
Regis Art Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota) FreshWorks.
Pingyao International Photo Festival (Pingyao, China)

2004
The Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco, California) Frenzy II.
Millard Sheets Gallery (Los Angeles, California) L.A. County Fair: New Photography Competition.

2003
Cummings Art Building (Stanford, California) Undergraduate Fine Arts Exhibition.

2002
Stanford Art Gallery (Stanford, California) Undergraduate Grant Winners Exhibition.

Filmography

2012
Flexing Muscles, 21 minutes, Mexico / USA
2010
Irma, 12 minutes, Mexico / USA
Wrestling with my Father, 5 minutes, USA
The Men, 3 minutes, USA
2009
Pioneers, 33 minutes, USA / Belgium

Awards

2013 Short Film Special Jury Prize, Atlanta Film Festival
Director’s Citation, 32nd Annual Black Maria Film + Video Festival
2012 Second Prize, ICDocs.
The Eileen Maitland Award (best movie concerning women’s experience), Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Best Movie in three categories, Official Best of Fest Awards, for WRESTLING WITH MY FATHER.
Best Movie in one category, Official Best of Fest Awards, for IRMA.
2011 Special Mention of the Jury, VIDEOMEDEJA.
Best Documentary – Honorable Mention, Carolina Film Festival.
Best Experimental Film – Honorable Mention, Oxford Film Festival.
Best of Festival – Honorable Mention, Stuttgart Filmwinter.
Director’s Choice - 3rd Prize, 30th Annual Black Maria Film + Video Festival.
2010 SHORT:DOX Prize, CPH:DOX.
Best of Festival, Gangrene Comedy Film Festival.
First Place, Michigan Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
2005 Winner, LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) Juried Show.
2004 First Place, Los Angeles County Fair: New Photography Competition.
2003 Humanities Award in Studio Art, Stanford University.
Year’s Best Photography, PDN Photo-Annual.
PAC-10 Academic All-Conference Wrestlin.

Charles Fairbanks
Education 2010 Master of Fine Arts, School of Art & Design, University of Michigan. Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School. 2008-2009 Sound Image Culture (SIC) Master Class, Brussels. 2003 Bachelor of Arts in Art and STS (Science, Technology, and Society), Stanford. Solo screenings and exhibitions 2012 Artists’ Television Access (ATA) (San Francisco, California) Tender Muscles. Leedy-Voulkos Art Center (Kansas City, Missouri) The Space Between Our Selves. Cinéma Galeries (Brussels, Belgium) Tender Muscles: five films by Charles Fairbanks. The Ross (Lincoln, Nebraska) Tender Muscles: five films by Charles Fairbanks. CONCORD (Los Angeles, California) Tender Muscles: five films by Charles Fairbanks. 2011 Anthology Film Archives (New York, New York) Tender Muscles: five films by Charles Fairbanks. Deluge (Victoria, Canada) Wrestling with my Father SOMA (Mexico City, Mexico) Luchando sobre los roles de género. 2010 2739 Edwin (Detroit, Michigan) Flexing Muscles. 2008 The Arena Sports Bar (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Wrestling with Representation. 2005 San Angel Folk Art (San Antonio, Texas) As part of FotoSeptiembre. Irene Carlsen Photography Gallery (LaVerne College, California) Wrestling with Representation. 2004 Artists’ Television Access (ATA) (San Francisco, California) ¡Que Viva la Lucha! Galería Municipal de Cintalapa (Cintalapa, Mexico) El Nacimiento del Gato Tuerto. Festivals and screenings 2013 MUFF: Montreal Underground Film Festival (Montreal, Canada) Filmmuseum Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf, Germany) Nacht Der Museen. EFF Portland (Portland, Oregon) Atlanta Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia) Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec (Montreal, Canada) Videonale (Bonn, Germany) Stuttgart Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany) AMDOCS (Palm Springs, California) Kuala Lumpur Triennial (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) BARRICADE. Big Sky Documentary Festival (Missoula, Montana) Strange Beauty (Durham, North Carolina) 2012 Indie Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) Contemporary Art Ruhr (Ruhr, Germany) Pantalla Latina (St. Gallen, Switzerland) Traces de Vies (Clermont-Ferrand, France) KLEX (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) FilmStreams Local Filmmakers’ Showcase (Omaha, Nebraska) OAKUFF (Oakland, California) Cincinnati Film Festival (Cincinnati, Ohio) Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil) L’Isola de Cinema (Rome, Italy) Berlin Directors Lounge Traveling Program. Open City Docs Fest (London, England) Georgetown Festival (Penang, Malaysia) Substation Singapore (Singapore) FLEX traveling program, curated by Roger Beebe. El Luchador (Zurich, Switzerland) MUFF: Montreal Underground Film Festival (Montreal, Canada) CUFF: Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois) Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland) Athens International Film & Video Festival (Athens, Ohio) Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, Michigan) ETHNOCINECA (Vienna, Austria) EFF Portland (Portland, Oregon) VLADY (Mexico City, Mexico) Ciclo de Cine de Lucha Libre. Berlinale Directors Lounge (Berlin, Germany) ICdocs (Iowa City, Iowa) MECAL (Barcelona, Spain) Bradford International Film Festival (Bradford, England) CINEMAROSA at the Queens Museum (Queens, New York) Strange Beauty (Durham, North Carolina) Thin Line Film Festival (Denton, Texas) Oxford Film Festival (Oxford, Mississippi) Macon Film Festival (Macon, Georgia) The Effort presents Mucha Lucha (London, England) Festival Les Inattendus (Lyon, France) 2011 VIDEOMEDEJA (Novi Sad, Serbia) CUFF: Chicago Undergound Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois) Salonathon at Beauty Bar. SF Doc Fest (San Francisco, California) Indie Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) Interfilm (Berlin, Germany) Filmer à tout prix (Brussels, Belgium) KLEX (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Lone Star Film Festival (Fort Worth, Texas) FIDÉ (Paris, France) Lightbox (London, England) Lightbox Presents: Supershorts, LACLA: the Latin American Cinema of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California) Cine Sin Fronteras, Camden International Film Festival (Camden, Maine) Dallas Video Fest (Dallas, Texas) Antimatter (Victoria, Canada) Video Dumbo (Brooklyn, New York) New Orleans Film Festival (New Orleans, Louisiana) Basement Media Fest (Cambridge, Massachusetts) São Paulo International Short Film Festival (São Paulo, Brazil) WNDX (Winnepeg, Canada) Olympia Film Festival (Olympia, Washington) Chicago Filmmakers’ New Documentary Showcase (Chicago, Illinois) Host Gallery (London, England) Irma. Syracuse International Film Festival (Syracuse, New York) New York International Latino Film Festival (New York, New York) Dokufest Kosovo (Prizren, Kosovo) Edindocs (Edinburgh, Scotland) NET: Nebraska Educational Television (statewide broadcast) Filmstreams Local Filmmakers Showcase (Omaha, Nebraska) New Filmmakers (New York, New York) Rooftop Films (New York, New York) SilverDocs (Washington, D.C.) Cut and Run Tour (various locations) CUFF: Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois) Festival de Cinema de Huesca (Huesca, Spain) National Gallery of Armenia (Yerevan, Armenia) London International Documentary Festival (London, England) IndieLisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) Frameline Film Festival (San Francisco, California) Independent Film Festival Boston (Boston, Massachusetts) BUFF: the Boston Underground Film Festival (Boston, Massachusetts) Athens International Film Festival (Athens, Ohio) Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, North Carolina) ICdocs (Iowa City, Iowa) Australian International Experimental Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia) Film Fest Dresden (Dresden, Germany) Black Maria Film Festival (Jersey City, New Jersey) DOXA (Vancouver, Canada) Arizona International Film Festival (Tucson, Arizona) Indie Spirit Film Festival (Colorado Springs, Colorado) Santa Cruz Film Festival (Santa Cruz, California) Play-Doc (Tui, Spain) Strange Beauty (Durham, North Carolina) Carolina Film + Video Fest (Greensboro, North Carolina) Florida Film Festival (Orlando, Florida) Big Muddy Film Festival (Carbondale, Illinois) Slamdance Film Festival (Park City, Utah) FLEX: the Florida Experimental Film Festival (Gainesville, Florida) Stuttgart Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany) Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec (Montreal, Canada) Omaha Film Festival (Omaha, Nebraska) Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Missoula, Montana) Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (Sebastopol, California) Oxford Film Festival (Oxford, Mississippi) 2010 Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris (Paris, France) Aarhus Film Festival (Aarhus, Denmark) Image + Nation (Montreal, Canada) Festival de Cine Cero Latitud (Quito, Ecuador) Virginia Film Festival (Charlottesville, Virginia) Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy) CPH:DOX (Copenhagen, Denmark) Morelia International Film Festival (Morélia, Mexico) DocsDF (Mexico City, Mexico) ExGround Film Festival (Wiesbaden, Germany) ATA Film & Video Festival (San Francisco, CA) Tucson Film & Music Festival (Tucson, AZ) Gangrene Comedy Film Festival (Layton, Utah) Scrummage Moving Pictures (Detroit, MI) Flagstaff Film Festival (Flagstaff, AZ) Nevada City Film Festival (Nevada City, California) Media City Film Festival (Windsor, Canada) Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Hamburg, Germany) MUFF: Montreal Underground Film Festival (Montreal, Canada) Videopolis (Baltimore, Maryland) Athens International Film & Video Festival (Athens, Ohio) Hott Lava (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Sans Canal Fixe (Tours, France) Filmer Sa Famille. 2009 KranFilm (Brussels, Belgium) Mom and Dad: three documentary films. B-Docs cinéclub (Liège, Belgium) Filmer Ses Parents. Botanique (Brussels, Belgium) Regards Croisés. Les Brigittines (Brussels, Belgium) SIC screenings. Netwerk (Aalst, Belgium) SIC screenings. Group exhibitions 2013 Kunstmuseum Bonn (Bonn, Germany) Videonale. C. Emerson Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, Florida) FLEXfest curated program. 2012 Rackham Graduate School (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Rackham Centennial Exhibit. 2011 Netwerk: Aalst (Aalst, Belgium) SoundImageCulture: Poetics of Observation. Transformer Gallery (Washington, DC) Storefront Video. Cobalt Studio (Chicago, Illinois) ¡Action Figures! Gallery Project (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Extremes. EDELO (San Cristobal, Mexico) Atemporal e Individual. 2009 The Natatorium (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Ann Arbor Exile. Hot Dog (Omaha, Nebraska) Yesterday. Sheppard Gallery (Reno, Nevada) I Like Winners: Sports and Selfhood. 2008 Gallery Project (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Gender Agenda. SH\aüt\ (Ann Arbor, Michigan) wrestling burlesque performance with Malcolm Tulip. Work (Detroit, Michigan) Consistency and Change. 2007 Temporary Gallery (Grand Rapids, Michigan) The Bad Show. Robbins Gallery (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Waiting for Translation. ACT Station (Hikone, Japan) Do you live here? Eyedrum (Atlanta, Georgia) Fingers + Codes: the contemporary portrait. Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles, California) Command + Z. 2006 ebayaday (curated online exhibition: ebayaday.com) December. Guggenheim Gallery (Los Angeles, California) HI RES / LO RES. Work (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Remnants from Passage. Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) (Los Angeles, California) New Math. Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art (Minneapolis, Minnesota) 2005 Bemis Art Center (Omaha, Nebraska) Lucky Sevens. Regis Art Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota) FreshWorks. Pingyao International Photo Festival (Pingyao, China) 2004 The Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco, California) Frenzy II. Millard Sheets Gallery (Los Angeles, California) L.A. County Fair: New Photography Competition. 2003 Cummings Art Building (Stanford, California) Undergraduate Fine Arts Exhibition. 2002 Stanford Art Gallery (Stanford, California) Undergraduate Grant Winners Exhibition. Filmography 2012 Flexing Muscles, 21 minutes, Mexico / USA 2010 Irma, 12 minutes, Mexico / USA Wrestling with my Father, 5 minutes, USA The Men, 3 minutes, USA 2009 Pioneers, 33 minutes, USA / Belgium Awards 2013 Short Film Special Jury Prize, Atlanta Film Festival Director’s Citation, 32nd Annual Black Maria Film + Video Festival 2012 Second Prize, ICDocs. The Eileen Maitland Award (best movie concerning women’s experience), Ann Arbor Film Festival. Best Movie in three categories, Official Best of Fest Awards, for WRESTLING WITH MY FATHER. Best Movie in one category, Official Best of Fest Awards, for IRMA. 2011 Special Mention of the Jury, VIDEOMEDEJA. Best Documentary – Honorable Mention, Carolina Film Festival. Best Experimental Film – Honorable Mention, Oxford Film Festival. Best of Festival – Honorable Mention, Stuttgart Filmwinter. Director’s Choice - 3rd Prize, 30th Annual Black Maria Film + Video Festival. 2010 SHORT:DOX Prize, CPH:DOX. Best of Festival, Gangrene Comedy Film Festival. First Place, Michigan Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship. 2005 Winner, LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) Juried Show. 2004 First Place, Los Angeles County Fair: New Photography Competition. 2003 Humanities Award in Studio Art, Stanford University. Year’s Best Photography, PDN Photo-Annual. PAC-10 Academic All-Conference Wrestlin.

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