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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.

B3 – ON DESIRE

With the key topic ON DESIRE, B3 will in fall 2017 reflect on the latest trends relating to the moving image in art and media from a political, technological and aesthetic perspective.  Desire as yearning, wish, lust or hope and its translation into moving images will be explored in an artistic, social, political, sociopolitical and historical perspective and critically examined. . . .

VIDEONALE.16 Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts 2017

The 16th Videonale - Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, this year took place under the title PERFORM! The exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bonn featured recent works by a total of 43 international artists

KINO DER KUNST 2017

a worldwide unique combination of film festival and art exhibition, held its third edition in April 2017. Movie theatres and museums all over Munich presented an International Competition as well as special focuses, artists talks, smposions and multi-channel installations.

Featured videos

Anita Beckers selection of videos for Independent Collector

In an exclusive interview with IC she talks about the technological progress that keeps reinventing the genre and her different roles she faces as a collector, gallerist and curator.

Artemovendo – in collaboration with Goethe Institut Porto Alegre

The video works shown in Artemovendo present a morphology of ambiguous entities, creatures or technical devices. Natural environments are contrasted with artificial, fully computer-designed worlds. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish whether we have been invited to take a look at the outside world or into a laboratory; even dimensions appear to be chosen arbitrarily. Or do we happen to be entering a microscopically small universe that has been magnified many times over?

"Ajonjolí y otros moles"
Chance, Observation and a Poetics of the Personal

A series of pieces which deal with chance and observation of the every day; that which in our perception is hidden unless we slow down and take a closer look.

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.

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Peripheral Images and Histories of the Present?
curated by Omar Kholeif

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Can an image narrate a history? How do we deal with a history that brims so close to the present that it is impossible to distance one’s self from it? Close Encounters is a programme that seeks to articulate the present with one eye on the future and another inextricably linked to the past. Fragments of images – simulated and illusory, are pieced together to form a tense mis en scene. Personal longing and desire are juxtaposed by newly articulated states of utopia.

In his work, Sharif Waked a can be found appropriating mass media imagery into pastiche that is simultaneously hilarious as it is uproariously violent. Tangentially, artists such as Roy Dib and Maha Mamoun open up questions about how a collective sense of identity is constructed through imagery that exists both in the mainstream and on the periphery. Spanning the analogue and the digital, a new kind of aesthetic begins to appear. With this programme the audience is invited to consider the ruptures that preoccupy sites, where the collective imagination has been so violently occupied.

Peripheral Images and Histories of the Present? curated by Omar Kholeif

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