While the city or the urban area is regarded as the area of development, fast progress, and in addition the absent-minded, superficial and disconcentrated perception, the area of the “landscape” is in contrast the place of peace, collection and leisure. In the countryside outside the city the perception of space and time win other values.The landscape encourages for curving: the view, the hearing, the smell and the thoughts win perspective, which the area of the landscape opens. This leads also to a slowing down and a sensory perception, to a concentration, which is another as those of the city.The area outside of the city or outside of the life sphere of humans generally is not characterized by civilization, but by natural conditions: Apparently ordinary: the brook, the tree, the meadow appear in new light, the murmuring water, the noise of the wind kidnap urban humans into another reality. In the countryside there is still a horizon. Here prevails a liberty of view over the restricted city view. The city has structure, pictogram forests, a silhouette perhaps, but no horizon. In the landscape however the horizon is always there and lures into the distance. The horizon is everywhere, has 360° and more. Novigrad is a town, but circled by an immense countryside and great perspectives of the Adriatic Sea.The connection of this reality with the possibilities of current art work, the bridging between nature and civilization and between technology and art is the starting point of Media-Scape 2008.
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Region of Istria-office for education, culture and sport City of Novigrad
Media Scape Novigrad is part of the collaborative project X-OP: eXchange of art Operators and Producers. Project is partly funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Culture Programme
Short Film Screening
June 7th 2011, Tuesday, 20.30
New York City based artist/film-maker Fern Silva will be presenting his most recent short films at Apartment Project.
Since 2005, Fern Silva has been an active filmmaker whose personal journeys and impulsery disposition give rise to his visionary process. He has created a body of film, video, and?projection work that conveys a congruent existence through the aesthetics of reflections and detriments within controlled microcosms. He travels the world capturing these ephemeral?moments and weaves them together creating abstracted essays packed with emotion and humor.
His work has been screened and performed at various festivals, galleries, museums and cinematheques including International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive, San Francisco Cinematheque, European Media Art Festival, MediaCity Film Festival, World Film Festival of Bangkok, Biennale Bandits-Mages, Roulette Gallery, White Box Gallery, and MOMA P.S.1.
He is the recent recipient of the prestigious Gus Van Sant award for best experimental film at the Ann Arbor ?Film Festival and was listed as one of the top 25 Film-makers for the 21st Century in Film Comment magazine. He received his MFA from Bard College and a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art.
Partner: Deutscher Künstlerbund Projektraum
Exhibition: WINDOWS II – Einblicke in das Videoarchiv des Deutschen Künstlerbundes
Artists: Heiko Daxl, Martin Dege, Matthias Einhoff, Ingeborg Fülepp, Simone Häckel, Gudrun Kemsa, Anke Landschreiber, Anke Schäfer, Myriam Thyes, Clea T. Waite, Susanne Weirich, Effie Wu
Curators: Anna Anders & Maria Vedder
Vernissage: 28 January, 19:00
Dates: 28 January– 4 March 2011
Cost: Free admission
The Deutscher Künstlerbund (Association of German Artists) will be showcasing a video project in the display windows of our project room in Berlin-Mitte. Through the development of video and display technologies, screens showing moving images are seen with increasing frequency in urban street spaces. These media surfaces – often assembled into multichannel media facades – also offer novel possibilities for art in the public sphere. Under the title WINDOWS II – Einblicke in das Videoarchiv des Deutschen Künstlerbundes (WINDOWS II – Insights into the Video Archive of the Deutscher Künstlerbund), video artists Anna Anders and Maria Vedder have selected works by 15 artists from the video archive of the Deutscher Künstlerbund which seemed to be especially suited to this special display of a window presentation. The video archive was installed in 2007 in the project room of the Deutscher Künstlerbund. Meanwhile, this continuously growing, open-ended archive encompasses more than 300 works by more than 100 internationally recognized artists. Since its establishment, it has evolved into a major center for promoting and discussing video art and an information resource on media.
Heiko Daxl und Ingeborg Fülepp
Single Channel Video Works
Present doesn’t Equal Reality
Cinema — Train — Travel — Knowledge — Memory — Perception, these are terms from descriptions of video films by Heiko Daxl and Ingeborg Fülepp. In a nutshell, one could say: it all concerns vision. How has human vision, or better saying visual perception, changed since the invention of cinema and the later developments of all the forthcoming image machines? There is a reason, this program starts with the film “Le Cinema — le Train”, where the filmmakers make the analogy between the views out of the train windows while travelling, as Victor Hugo was describing it (1837) and the experience of film: “The flowers on the edge of the fields are colour spots, or better saying red and white stripes; there are no dots any more, everything turns into stripes. Crop fields become yellow streaks, clover fields appear as long green braidsŠ”More Information
5-6-7 November 2009
Organized by Apartment Project
10:00 – 13:00
Kibla (SI) , Taidekoulu MAA (FI), Media in Motion (DE), Apartment Project (TR), Egon March Institute (SI), Instituto Politecnico de Tomar (PT), Transforming Freedom (AT), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka – MMSU (HR), CIANT (CZ) and MOKS (EE).
Address: Babylon Lounge
Jurnal sokak Nr:4, Amalımescit, Tünel, BeyogluMore Information
FERNE SEHEN / FAR SIGHT
Heiko Daxl 2009
Refraktorteleskop, Videomonitor, Videoloop, ca. 20 Meter Luftraum
Als Fernsehen (auch kurz TV, vom griechisch-lateinischen Kunstwort Television) bezeichnet man den technischen, ökonomischen und kulturellen Komplex, der sich um die Aufnahme von Bewegtbildern und Tönen an einem Ort, deren nahezu zeitgleiche oder zeitverzögerte Übertragung an einen anderen Ort sowie ihre dortigen Wiedergabe mit Hilfe eines Fernsehgerätes herum gebildet hat, sowie die Tätigkeit des Zuschauers, fernsehen. (aus Wikipedia)
Morgens um 00:30 Uhr im Terminal auf dem Flughafen in Peking, dem zurzeit größten Gebäude der Welt, aber fast niemand ist da auf dem Weg in die Ferne.
Refractor, video monitor, video loop, about 20 meters airspace
Television or TV is broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects. The etymology of the word has a mixed Latin and Greek origin, meaning “far sight”: Greek tele (τῆλε), far, and Latin visio, sight (from video, vis- to see, or to view in the first person).
00:30 a.m. at Bejng International Airport, the largest building in the world until now. But almost nobody is on his way into the distance.
Between the end of the 1970s and the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, a vast number of films were produced in and about West Berlin, dealing with the ambivalent realities of the enclosed city. Highly subsidized by the Federal Republic of Germany as a “shop window of the Free West”, West Berlin had become an island, an inverted fortress for all those who saught to live without economical pressures, and to express themselves by all means. It wasn’t about devoting oneself to the World Revolution anymore, but to implement alternative ways of housing, giving rise to social resistance, strident underground cultures and sexual border-crossing. Pessimism and apocalyptic moods, not least driven by the enhanced arms race and nuclear threats of the Cold War era, mixed with extravagance and dilettantism, punk and queerness.More Information
29 kolovoz / agosto / august - 1 rujan / settembre / september 2008
International meeting of media artists: symposia, workshops, presentations, screenings, exhibitions
The theme of this year’s Mediascape is titled “Beyond Horizon”. While the city or the urban area is regarded as the area of development, fast progress, and in addition the absent-minded, superficial and disconcentrated perception, the area of the “landscape” is in contrast the place of peace, collection and leisure. In the countryside outside the city the perception of space and time win other values.
The landscape encourages for curving: the view, the hearing, the smell and the thoughts win perspective, which the area of the landscape opens. This leads also to a slowing down and a sensory perception, to a concentration, which is another as those of the city.More Information