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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

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

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

Alexandra Meijer-Werner
Kreislauf / cycle … revolution … circulation, 1997

Kreislauf is an oneiric trip about the continuous cycle of human rebirth. Our dreams create the fabric in which the threads or individual tendencies appear and disappear, only to become visible once again. The dynamic of this video is a weave of repetitions and juxtapositions of the experiences that create the dance of life. Everything is cyclic, nothing disappears; everything is perpetually mutating in landscapes of anguish and joy, violence and calm, solitude and union. The traveler is the active force of his own fate when he realizes that what is most significant in life is the act of living itself.

Björn Braun
without title (excerpt), 2012

Sandra Boeschenstein
Besuchte Linie auf Granit, 2014

I encountered the roundworm in the Alps when I attempted to repair the water catchment of the cabin after a storm. I wished for this animal found at the spring to be a visited line, then searched for potential visitors and found, just nearby, a nest of firebugs in a dried chestnut leaf, which I placed just outside of the image field. The granite slab, roundworm, bugs’ nest and a fly lived their lives within a radius of 100 meters. My part in this was to bring them into direct proximity for the duration of an hour, to focus my camera and to breathe onto the upper part of the lens, in order to increase the atmospheric depth of the picture. Finally, to come to the allegation I’ve made via the title that something was a line that actually is an animal (when normally, in a contrary approach, characteristically formed lines represent animals or the like). The combination of the simplicity in the foundation / bedrock with a simultaneous insecurity in view of scale and nature of this white line, holds my fascination.

Isabella Fürnkäs
In Ekklesia, 2015

The title, ‘In Ekklesia,’ comes from the Greek word ‘ecclesia,’ which refers to the democratic parliament that served Athens in its halcyon days by being open to male citizens every other year. Solon, an Athenian legislator and a sage, allowed all citizens to serve the parliament regardless of their social class in BC 594. The Ecclesia made decisions about war, military strategies, and all judicial and administrative issues. This work satirizes various facets of humans and machines in the 21st century, unconsciously within a dystopian environment. Isabella Fürnkäs introduces a method of combining and overlaying countless images in her work, providing the new experience of sensations that act in ambiguous flows, movements, interference, and interjection. The piece is about the new metaphysical and material connections appearing through digital conversations that are divorced from the general notion of time and space, as well as isolation and alienation. Text by Hyun Jeung Kim (Nam June Paik Art Center Seoul)

Ryan Gander
Man on a bridge - (A study of David Lange) , 2008

A digital video transferred from 16 mm film shows a number of slightly differing takes of the same short sequence: A man walks over a bridge and seems to notice something over the railing to his left hand side. As he moves in for a closer inspection, the film cuts, which is then followed by another take of the same shot.

Wim Catrysse
MSR, 2014

On the Kuwait roads the journey goes in a western direction, past military bases and a line of oil transporters. Dreary sound sequences are pumped out by the radio. In the middle of rubbish heaps by the roadside a pack of wild dogs is trying to find shelter from the wind. Wim Catrysse presents the Kuwait desert both as a post-apocalyptic setting and as protagonist. During the journey, the car window is an obstacle, made even more so by the screen. The viewer, dumped in the desert, does not manage to reach it through the window. MSR, the Main Supply Route, is the main highway used to coordinate military operations in the Gulf War in 1990/91 and the War in Iraq in 2003. Filming is forbidden here, so the pack of wild dogs carries the story at first. But their behaviour keeps on bringing the desert into focus as the principal actor. Underlined by the sound track, its seeming hostility to life awakens the impression of a dystopian timelessness reminiscent of the apocalyptic scenarios in films and makes the viewer feel ill at ease. Catrysse examines conventions, both in a political-dogmatic and in a filmic sense.Nathalie Ladermann

Johanna Reich
CRAWLER, 2020

A crawler is a searchbot in the internet which Johanna Reich uses to collect special comments or phrases about the most discussed topics during the last years like A.I., climate change, digital revolution, gender and the turn of democratic systems. Johanna Reich selects several of the collected phrases composing a robot performance: self-driving projectors move across the exhibition space and project comments about a.i., gender or climate change onto the audience and architecture.

Annika Kahrs
solid surface, with hills, valleys, craters and other topographic...., 2014

solid surface,with hills,valleys,craters and other topographic features,primarily made of ice„solid surface, with hills, valleys, craters and other topographic features, primarily made of ice“ is set in a planetarium with a projected starry sky, in the center of which is situated a light spot, that explores the space. The Film deals with the moment, shortly before the actual visualization of pluto’s surface properties, whereas the entire cupola hall of the planetarium serves as a metaphorical projection surface of Pluto. The round light spot formally points to the shape of the celestial object and functions as placeholder for its soon arising image.

Ann Oren
The World Is Mine, 2017

In cosplay of the Japanese cyber diva Hatsune Miku, the artist moved to Tokyo, seeking an identity in the world of Miku fanatics, where she was drawn into a love affair with one of the fans. Miku is a Vocaloid, a vocal synthesizer software personified by a cute animated character. Her entire persona: lyrics, music and animation – is fan created, and that's her charm. She even performs sold out concerts as a hologram. By transforming herself into a Miku character through cosplay, Oren enters a world of real hardcore fans where fantasy is more real than reality and the differentiation between the two becomes obsolete. The film examines the performative nature of cosplaying – dressing up and playing the role of fictional characters – as a hybrid space where reality blurs into fetishistic fantasies and pop culture clichés. Combining fan-made lyrics and songs, Oren's trials and tribulations in the fictional Miku world unfolds through vague erotic episodes and encounters with characters whose ontological status remains mysterious, bringing to mind the adventures of a modern Alice in a virtual Wonderland.

Jonathan Monaghan
Den of Wolves, 2020

Den of Wolves is a seamlessly-looping video installation drawing on a range of references to weave a new multi-layered mythology. The work follows three bizarre wolves through a series of increasingly surreal retail stores as they search for the regalia of a monarch. Composed of one continuous camera shot, the work is an immersive, dreamlike journey drawing connections between popular culture, institutional authority and technological over-dependence.

Stefan Panhans
HOSTEL Sequel #1: Please Be Careful Out There, Lisa Marie – H.V.Installation Mix, 2018

At transmediale, Stefan Panhans and Andrea Winkler show their work HOSTEL Sequel #1: Please Be Careful Out There, Lisa Marie – Hybrid Version, a new project that combines film, installation, and staccato stage reading (on blinkvideo we are showing a trailer of the integrated film). With everyday racism, celebrity worship, stereotypes, and the dominating power of the economic all on the rise, precariously and flexibly traveling cultural workers of different origin deliver a sort of spoken word battle about their experiences and dreams. They constantly switch roles and, at the same time, form a choir that clashes with the rapped reports of everyday life. As in a collaborative gymnastic exercise—surrounded by scenery made up of set pieces from outfits of airports, hostels, and courier services, from self-optimization tools and game show displays—they fight for a voice and to be heard, building new alliances along the way. for more information: opening of transmediale

Mariola Brillowska
Children Of The Devil, 2011

Mariola Brillowska’s animation film relates the total collapse of the family system in the 21st century. Six cartoon episodes present an unsparing account of how children become murderers of their parents.

Julia Charlotte Richter
Point Blank, 2019

“Point Blank” refers to a film scene from "The Misfits" (1961) that is now re-enacted and further contextualized. In the original scene, the recently divorced main character Roslyn (Marilyn Monroe) rises up against three worn-out cowboys and, in the middle of the desert, confronts the men with all their lacks and lost dreams. In “Point Blank”, we see a young woman wandering around in surreal desert landscapes, a journey into the remoteness of the world and her own inner life. With every step out into the desert, the girl descends into her own depths searching for a place that seems to be suitable for her emotions and words. Unlike Roslyn, the young woman now refers to absent addressees: "Liars", "Murderers" and "Dead Men" she screams and turns around wildly. The words, which spread like bullets in the air, fall back on her. Except for a faint echo, there is no resonance at this place that depicts the obsessions of a distorted, patriarchal society and has become a dramatic backdrop of yearnings within the collective history of cinema. Where Roslyn was able to elicit a terrified astonishment from the three men, the character in Julia Charlotte Richter's video remains to herself and unheard, the desert as the only witness of her manifesto, her anger and her strength.

Ulrich Polster
Frost, 2003 / 2004

The night city. Industrial ruins filmed in contrejour. Memories from childhood. Different places and times combined at the mountain. It is a hollow portrait of Eastern Europe that carries the traces of its history.

Ene-Liis Semper
FF REW, 1998

Dimitri Venkov
The Hymns of Muscovy, 2018

The film is a trip to the planet Muscovy, which is an upside down space twin of the city of Moscow. As the title of the work suggests, the journey also takes us back in time. Gliding along the surface of the planet, we look down to the sky and see historic architectural styles fly by - the exuberant Socialist Classicism aka Stalinist Empire, the laconic and brutish Soviet Modernism, and the hodgepodge of contemporary knock-offs and revivals of the styles of the past. An essential companion to this journey through time and space are Hymnic Variations on the Soviet anthem by the composer Alexander Manotskov. The anthem was written in 1943 and has undergone three editions of lyrics yet musically remained unchanged to now serve as the official anthem of the Russian Federation. Manotskov used an early recording of the anthem as source material to create three electronic variations each corresponding to an architectural style. As if in a twist of Goethe’s phrase, architecture plays its frozen music. Look closely, can you hear it?

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Biography

Born in 1961 in Tartu, Estonia. Lives in Tallinn, works at the Estonian Academy of Arts as a professor.

Education:

1985–1991 Estonian Academy of Arts, faculty of painting


Solo exhibitions:


2011
Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2010
Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland

2008
Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2007
Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Kumu Art Museum, Estonia

2005
Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
4+4 paintings Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Video Works, Museum of Contemporary in Bucharest, Romania
Recent works, Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
Videos, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

2004
Video Works, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Lithuania
Artoteek in Hague, the Netherlands
Art Gallery of Haapsalu, Estonia
IBID Gallery, London, England

2003
Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Artists’ House, Tartu, Estonia

2001
Peeter Mudist, paintings. Jaan Toomik, video installations. Cultural Centre Elzenveld, Antwerpen, Belgium
Contemporary Film and Video Programme, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

1999
Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

1998
I-20 Gallery, New York, USA

1997
Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas, USA


Selected group exhibitions, actions, performances:


2011
Impossible Community, Contemporary Art Museum of Moscow, Russia
Ostalgia, New Museum, New York, USA
Meeting with Friend in Marfa, Å Gallery, Turku, Finland

2010
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
Molodist International Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine
Drama Film Festival, Drama, Greece
Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
Biennale Mediations 2010, Poznań, Poland
São Paulo International Short Film Festival, São Paulo, Brazil
The Care to Create, Art Festival Cēsis 2010, Cēsis, Latvia
Mediation, The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
A Pair of Left Shoes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

2009
Gender Check, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
Looking for New Earth, Sojo Gallery Kumamoto, Japan
Sik-SPRIDD ISOLERAD KONST, Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden
Identity, Branderburgischer Kunstverein in Potsdam, Germany
Friendship, Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna, Austria
A Pair of Left Shoes, Bochum Art Museum, Germany

2008
Video Performances in Münster, Kunsthalle Münster, Germany
Youprison. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
54. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
Fairplay Film & Video Award 2008, Lugano, Switzerland
Borderlives. Contemporary Art from Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
European Attitude. MOMA Zendai, Shanghai, China

2007
Shadow Filmfestival, Amsterdam, Holland
Cool Days, Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden
body as city, city as body, Dublin, Ireland
Backward Blues, CCA, Moscow, Russia
October. Exit, Memory and Desire, Galleria ARTRA, Milan, Italy
Baltic States, part III. Contemporary Art from Estonia, Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden
(H)eros, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Locws 2: engaging art, people and place, Wales, UK
Asia-Europe mediations, Poznan, Poland
Human Game, Saks 5th Ave, New York, USA
Progressive Nostalgia, Prato, Italy
Giorgio Persano Gallery, Torino, Italy
Locws 3: engaging art, people and place, Wales, UK

2006
Art, Life & Confusion, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Serbia
Licht.Kunst mit Licht und Lichtdesign, Lüdenscheid, Germany
Human Game, Stazione Leopoldo of Florence Italy
Videokunst aus dem baltikum, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Face the Unexpected, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
4th berlin biennial for contemporary art ‘Of Mice and Men’, Berlin, Germany

2005
Document 3 – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Glasgow, UK
Beijing International Art Biennale, Bejing, China
58. Festival Internazionale del Film Locarno, In Progress section, The Cubes, Switzerland
Video Art in Cork, Cork Film Centre, Ireland

2004
Instant Europe, Villa Manin, Italy
Effort, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, Donostia-San Sebastain, Spain
Shadow Film Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Viinistu 2004, international live-art and video event, Viinistu, Estonia
Talking to Me, Rauma Biennale Balticum, Rauma, Finland
Breakthrough, Grote Kerk den Hague, the Netherlands
Dream Island, Riga, Latvia
Movimento/Movimenti – Films and Videos of the 50. International Art Exhibition, International Exhibition of Visual Arts of the Biennale di Venezia, South of Italy
Shortcut Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
Bodyworks, The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, The Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Cyprus
EastWest, Museumquartal; Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, Austria

2003
Now What,BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands
Extra Strong Super Light, Szczecin National Art Museum, Poland
Veden Runoutta, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Mohni 2003, international festival of contemporary art, Mohni island, Estonia
Dreams and Conflicts: Dictatorship of the Viewer. Clandestine. Arsenale, 50th International Exhibition of Visual Arts of the Biennale di Venezia, Italy
21 Minutes. Art Moscow, Moscow, Russia
The Paths of Europe, Contemporary Art Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece
Paris – Berlin International Meetings, Paris, France & Berlin, Germany
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebandengo Torino, Torino, Italy

Evidence, Esso Gallery, London, UK
Les Boréales, Caen, France
The Museum of Hafnarborg, Iceland
Gooseflesh 3, international live-art and video art festival, Rakvere & Haapsalu, Estonia
Roots, Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland
Breath, The Ludwig Museum Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Video ROM, Milano; Bergamo; Rome, Italy
Closing the Distance, Łaźnia Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
The Baltic Times, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

2001
The Baltic Times, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia; Škuc Gallery, Slovenia
International Film and Video Festival, Split, Croatia
Gooseflesh 2, international video and performance festival, Rakvere, Estonia
Valencia Biennale. Section Video ROM, Valencia, Spain
On the Way to the Screen. Art Moscow, 5th International Art Fair, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
Nights In, Gasworks Gallery, London, UK
Estonian Energies, WUK Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2000–2001
Grosse Kunstausstellung Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf, Germany
Bac-Présence Balte, The Human Project, Visby, Sweden; Athens, Greece; Barcelona, Spain

2000
Inverse Perspectives, Edsvik, Sweden
OPEN2000, Venice, Italy
I-20 Gallery, New York, USA
Bleibe. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
L'autre moi tie de l'Europe. Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Videolisboa. International Video Festival of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

1999–2000
After the Wall. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.

1999
Near and Elsewhere. The Photographers Gallery, London

1997
Interstanding 2. 5th annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
Letter and Event, Apex Art C.P., New York, USA
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Site Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, USA

1996
Survival. Rauma Biennale Balticum 96, Rauman Taidemuseo, Rauma, Finland
Container '96 – Art Across Oceans, international exhibition of contemporary art,
Copenhagen, Denmark
Manifesta 1, European biennial of modern art, Rotterdam Art Hall, Netherlands
Personal Time. Art of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 1945–1996, Center for Contemporary
Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

1995
UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, Paris, France
ARS 95, international exhibition of contemporary art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Avant-garde Walk a Venezia 1995, Venice, Italy

1994
22nd International Biennial of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Grants and awards:


2008
54. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, prize from organizers
Annual award from Cultural Endowment of Estonia for artistic activity in 2007

2006
NIFCA Artist Residencies, Bergen, Norway

2005
Konrad Mägi art award, Estonia

2003
Baltic Assembly Annual Art Award

2000
NIFCA Artists' Residencies, Hafnarborg, Iceland

1999
State Prize of the Republic of Estonia
Chicago Artist International Program, USA

1997
Prize from the 5th annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia
Sinebrychoff Eesti Ltd.
Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas, USA

1995
UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, special mention, Paris, France

1994
Kristjan Raud annual art award, Estonia

Jaan Toomik
Born in 1961 in Tartu, Estonia. Lives in Tallinn, works at the Estonian Academy of Arts as a professor. Education: 1985–1991 Estonian Academy of Arts, faculty of painting Solo exhibitions: 2011 Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia 2010 Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland 2008 Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia 2007 Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia Kumu Art Museum, Estonia 2005 Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia 4+4 paintings Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia Video Works, Museum of Contemporary in Bucharest, Romania Recent works, Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia Videos, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain 2004 Video Works, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Lithuania Artoteek in Hague, the Netherlands Art Gallery of Haapsalu, Estonia IBID Gallery, London, England 2003 Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki, Finland Artists’ House, Tartu, Estonia 2001 Peeter Mudist, paintings. Jaan Toomik, video installations. Cultural Centre Elzenveld, Antwerpen, Belgium Contemporary Film and Video Programme, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia 1999 Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia 1998 I-20 Gallery, New York, USA 1997 Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas, USA Selected group exhibitions, actions, performances: 2011 Impossible Community, Contemporary Art Museum of Moscow, Russia Ostalgia, New Museum, New York, USA Meeting with Friend in Marfa, Å Gallery, Turku, Finland 2010 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France Molodist International Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine Drama Film Festival, Drama, Greece Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland Biennale Mediations 2010, Poznań, Poland São Paulo International Short Film Festival, São Paulo, Brazil The Care to Create, Art Festival Cēsis 2010, Cēsis, Latvia Mediation, The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland A Pair of Left Shoes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany 2009 Gender Check, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria Looking for New Earth, Sojo Gallery Kumamoto, Japan Sik-SPRIDD ISOLERAD KONST, Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden Identity, Branderburgischer Kunstverein in Potsdam, Germany Friendship, Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna, Austria A Pair of Left Shoes, Bochum Art Museum, Germany 2008 Video Performances in Münster, Kunsthalle Münster, Germany Youprison. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy 54. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany Fairplay Film & Video Award 2008, Lugano, Switzerland Borderlives. Contemporary Art from Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Tallinn, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany European Attitude. MOMA Zendai, Shanghai, China 2007 Shadow Filmfestival, Amsterdam, Holland Cool Days, Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden body as city, city as body, Dublin, Ireland Backward Blues, CCA, Moscow, Russia October. Exit, Memory and Desire, Galleria ARTRA, Milan, Italy Baltic States, part III. Contemporary Art from Estonia, Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden (H)eros, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg Locws 2: engaging art, people and place, Wales, UK Asia-Europe mediations, Poznan, Poland Human Game, Saks 5th Ave, New York, USA Progressive Nostalgia, Prato, Italy Giorgio Persano Gallery, Torino, Italy Locws 3: engaging art, people and place, Wales, UK 2006 Art, Life & Confusion, Belgrade Cultural Centre, Serbia Licht.Kunst mit Licht und Lichtdesign, Lüdenscheid, Germany Human Game, Stazione Leopoldo of Florence Italy Videokunst aus dem baltikum, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany Face the Unexpected, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany 4th berlin biennial for contemporary art ‘Of Mice and Men’, Berlin, Germany 2005 Document 3 – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Glasgow, UK Beijing International Art Biennale, Bejing, China 58. Festival Internazionale del Film Locarno, In Progress section, The Cubes, Switzerland Video Art in Cork, Cork Film Centre, Ireland 2004 Instant Europe, Villa Manin, Italy Effort, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, Donostia-San Sebastain, Spain Shadow Film Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Viinistu 2004, international live-art and video event, Viinistu, Estonia Talking to Me, Rauma Biennale Balticum, Rauma, Finland Breakthrough, Grote Kerk den Hague, the Netherlands Dream Island, Riga, Latvia Movimento/Movimenti – Films and Videos of the 50. International Art Exhibition, International Exhibition of Visual Arts of the Biennale di Venezia, South of Italy Shortcut Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany Bodyworks, The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, The Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Cyprus EastWest, Museumquartal; Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, Austria 2003 Now What,BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands Extra Strong Super Light, Szczecin National Art Museum, Poland Veden Runoutta, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia Mohni 2003, international festival of contemporary art, Mohni island, Estonia Dreams and Conflicts: Dictatorship of the Viewer. Clandestine. Arsenale, 50th International Exhibition of Visual Arts of the Biennale di Venezia, Italy 21 Minutes. Art Moscow, Moscow, Russia The Paths of Europe, Contemporary Art Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece Paris – Berlin International Meetings, Paris, France & Berlin, Germany Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebandengo Torino, Torino, Italy Evidence, Esso Gallery, London, UK Les Boréales, Caen, France The Museum of Hafnarborg, Iceland Gooseflesh 3, international live-art and video art festival, Rakvere & Haapsalu, Estonia Roots, Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland Breath, The Ludwig Museum Budapest, Budapest, Hungary Video ROM, Milano; Bergamo; Rome, Italy Closing the Distance, Łaźnia Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland The Baltic Times, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria 2001 The Baltic Times, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia; Škuc Gallery, Slovenia International Film and Video Festival, Split, Croatia Gooseflesh 2, international video and performance festival, Rakvere, Estonia Valencia Biennale. Section Video ROM, Valencia, Spain On the Way to the Screen. Art Moscow, 5th International Art Fair, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia Nights In, Gasworks Gallery, London, UK Estonian Energies, WUK Gallery, Vienna, Austria 2000–2001 Grosse Kunstausstellung Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf, Germany Bac-Présence Balte, The Human Project, Visby, Sweden; Athens, Greece; Barcelona, Spain 2000 Inverse Perspectives, Edsvik, Sweden OPEN2000, Venice, Italy I-20 Gallery, New York, USA Bleibe. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany L'autre moi tie de l'Europe. Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France Videolisboa. International Video Festival of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal 1999–2000 After the Wall. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. 1999 Near and Elsewhere. The Photographers Gallery, London 1997 Interstanding 2. 5th annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia Letter and Event, Apex Art C.P., New York, USA La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy Site Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, USA 1996 Survival. Rauma Biennale Balticum 96, Rauman Taidemuseo, Rauma, Finland Container '96 – Art Across Oceans, international exhibition of contemporary art, Copenhagen, Denmark Manifesta 1, European biennial of modern art, Rotterdam Art Hall, Netherlands Personal Time. Art of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 1945–1996, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland 1995 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, Paris, France ARS 95, international exhibition of contemporary art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland Avant-garde Walk a Venezia 1995, Venice, Italy 1994 22nd International Biennial of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Grants and awards: 2008 54. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, prize from organizers Annual award from Cultural Endowment of Estonia for artistic activity in 2007 2006 NIFCA Artist Residencies, Bergen, Norway 2005 Konrad Mägi art award, Estonia 2003 Baltic Assembly Annual Art Award 2000 NIFCA Artists' Residencies, Hafnarborg, Iceland 1999 State Prize of the Republic of Estonia Chicago Artist International Program, USA 1997 Prize from the 5th annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia Sinebrychoff Eesti Ltd. Art Pace, San Antonio, Texas, USA 1995 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, special mention, Paris, France 1994 Kristjan Raud annual art award, Estonia

Jaan Toomik
Jaan

Artist Jaan Toomik
Year 2001
Duration 1:06 min
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The video shows a man running through the frame somewhere at the seaside, his movement coinciding with a rough wave coming to the shore. The video lasts only a few seconds, having longer black fadeouts alternating with repetition of the action.
Screen has to be at least 4 x 3 meters and the measures should cover the whole wall. The length of the room has to be at least 8 meters. The room should be dark, painted black matt (except the screen – white). For projection - a video projector at least 2000 ansi-lumens is needed (fixed to the ceiling); 2 active amplifiers (at least 100 watts) and loudspeakers. Amplifiers should be fixed on the opposite wall of the screen.
Shown at Russian Museum at the exhibition Veden Runoutta, St. Petersburg, 2003.

Jaan Toomik - Jaan
The video shows a man running through the frame somewhere at the seaside, his movement coinciding with a rough wave coming to the shore. The video lasts only a few seconds, having longer black fadeouts alternating with repetition of the action. Screen has to be at least 4 x 3 meters and the measures should cover the whole wall. The length of the room has to be at least 8 meters. The room should be dark, painted black matt (except the screen – white). For projection - a video projector at least 2000 ansi-lumens is needed (fixed to the ceiling); 2 active amplifiers (at least 100 watts) and loudspeakers. Amplifiers should be fixed on the opposite wall of the screen. Shown at Russian Museum at the exhibition Veden Runoutta, St. Petersburg, 2003.

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