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DANGER ART RAGE EROTIC VIDEO INTERNATIONAL Gdansk Report Pholio

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D.A.R.E Debut - Press The Danger Art Rage Erotic – International Video Project will have his worldwide debut at the 4th IN and OUT Festival held in Gdansk (Poland). Festival is focused on works that seeks to find innovative formal and aesthetic solutions and invited the D.A.R.E Project to open this year’s edition of the event as special foreign curational show.

The D.A.R.E. is a brand new project exploring the notion of radical beauty aiming to overcome the usual criticism of social construction of beauty, mostly regarding the representations of the human soul in media. It seeks also to promote the ideals of aesthetic limits of video within a plural context as well visually expressing the confrontation of reality and society.

The presentation is set in two session of half-an-hour happening next 21st and 22nd of October 2010 by 16h00 at the Łaźnia Center for Contemporary Art and it will be open to everyone. The line-up contemplates 15 videos from 12 artists who worked already on the given subject established by a selective and restrictive invitation policy to accomplish the first year program: Vienne Chan (Hong-Kong); William Esdale (Northern Ireland); Danny Germansen (Denmark); Michael Douglas Hawk (UK); Luca Curci (Italy); Fabiana Roscioli (Italy); Niclas Hallberg (Sweden); Anders Weberg (Sweden); Stina Pehrsdotter (Sweden); Paul Rascheja (Poland); Michał Brzeziński (Poland) and Alberto Guerreiro (Portugal).

Is also programmed the founder and curator presence for a short communication regarding D.A.R.E. Project before the screening.

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4th IN and Out Festival 21-22 October 2010

D.A.R.E.PROJECT

DANGER ART RAGE EROTIC VIDEO INTERNATIONAL tFounder: ALBERTO GUERREIRO

Some might say, according to Kant's famous analysis, that aesthetic is experienced when our perceptual- interpretive processes do not manage to decode their input in terms of pre-existing concepts but nonetheless display a meaningful kind of coherence. This suggests that worthwhile art provides the spectator with perceptually ambiguous and indefinite inputs and avoids the straightforward expression of unequivocal ideas. Almost all artistic genres indeed work that way. But what about one grounding the limits of art? The thrill? By the other end, beauty is a cultural creation that expresses most of all dominant values. In the new millennium this values are in fact extremely commercialized and manipulated by political ways or mass media purposes. This way, one aesthetic on the edge of the limits of video art can be viewed as an artistic creation that expresses the desire of change in society. Likewise, radical beauty can change dominant values through action and creation, only achieved by the experience of new practices and the expression of new ideals.

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ON RADICAL BEAUTY BY ALBERTO GUERREIRO

From radical beauty we want to overcome the usual criticism of social construction of beauty, mostly regarding the representations of the human soul in media. The radical beauty turns to be a theme but also a communication approach mechanism and therefore it is needed to focus the concept into specific problems/issues materialized through video.

This way the D.A.R.E. Project is committed to bring to the public quality creative art movies with radical beauty assent. It seeks to promote the ideals of the aesthetical limit of video within a plural context and that by this way visually expresses the basis of the confrontation between reality and society on an artistic level. The project will work toward to show multisided views of it through the art form of video and film expressed creatively and critically. It aims to promote the use of moving image involving broad audiences in an open debate about these new facing challenges. In this first year, the D.A.R.E. Project will focus on videos and artists who already worked on the given subject.

The international events debut will happen in the 4th edition of the IN and OUT Festival, held in Gdansk (Poland), based on a selective and restrictive invitation policy to accomplish the first year program.

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SCREENING LĂĄznia Center for Contemporary Art Session One - 21 October 2010 (16h00) Paul Rascheja - Crash #1 (2009, 0:54) Luca Curci + Fabiana Roscioli - Impossible Love (2005, 6:16) Vienne Chan - One More Cliche for Performance Art! (2009, 1:14) Stina Pehrsdotter - Urging Absence (2009, 3:00) William Esdale - Absence (2010, 5:00) - premiere Niclas Hallberg - Self Bound (2010, 4:31) - premiere Michal Brzezinski - Walking (2009, 5:54) Alberto Guerreiro - N-Red (2010, 3:00) - premiere

Session Two - 22 October 2010 (16h00) Paul Rascheja - Eine Leda fĂźr Swan (2010, 2:00) Alberto Guerreiro - Uncut (2010, 3:06) - premiere Aditi Kulkarni - Bacteria (2010, 10:00) - premiere Anders Weberg - Repressed (2009, 2:40) Danny Germansen - Unleash the Beast (2009, 4:54) Niclas Hallberg - Fluid Transfer (2009, 2:52) Michael Hawk Douglas - Fluid Field Locator (2010, 3:49) - premiere

Radical beauty: poetic dialogue and action between grassroots projects or processes that exist or yet to be realized on the issue of limits of video Process: empowering relations between invited artists by materializing video works on the form of the limits of art taking the shape of radical beauty Background: evoking a strong feeling of affection, love, desire, sex, dream and anger, absence, presence, corporal or utopia.


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ONE MORE CLICHÉ FOR PERFORMANCE ART! Vienne Chan. Hong-Kong | Canada 2009 | 1:14

Let's watch each other under Christopher's burden. I am interested in the role of pain and shock in performance art, and whether the degree of suffering involved can affect our perception of artistic “authenticity.” What are the artistic and ethical implications for the future of performance art behind previously set levels of pain, such as in Chris Burden’s landmark piece, "Shoot"?

Vienne is an artist who works primarily with video. Born in Hong Kong, studied the philosophy of religion in Canada and began making experimental videos independently in 2007. She is interested in the delicate.

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Paul Rascheja was born in 1975 in Treuburg (Poland), he studied at the Academy of Arts in Gdansk and decided to focus on the medium of video. In 2001 he moved to Berlin where he works as a graphic and motion designer for advertising agencies and film companies such as MTV and VIVA. Since 2009 he has focused on his own projects, creating several video, films, images and sculptures. A common motif in Paul’s work is the human being: a highly developed, primitive and brutal animal that possesses intellect and reason yet nevertheless is aggressive and unpredictable. The artist shows the raw, primordial and non-domesticated nature of the human being in haunting, painfully exaggerated images. He reaches to the limit of what is bearable, often overstepping it and breaking taboos as well as provoking at the same time. His work can be characterised by a dark, morbid atmosphere: a combination of a nightmare, chaos and deathly order. His videos are captivating and disturbing: they bribe you with radical views, cryptic details and unexpected turns. They are idiosyncratic and grotesque, critical of society, subversive and political. Childhood experiences and

surreal dream worlds play a mayor role here.

CRASH # 1 Paul Rascheja. Poland. 2009 | 0:54

Crash is an accident scene which reveals an image continuously and simultaneously repeated continuously. The slow discovery of images I create a curiosity happen on the other, by multiplying reach a brutal intensity, the same time a disturbed beauty radiates. The intensity and speed lead to the conclusion to a visual "orgasm" (as I call it)

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Leda Paul Rascheja. Poland. 2010 | 2:00

Eine Leda f端r Swan" is a poetry film is based on poem by Urszula Usakowska Wolf, performed by Xarah von den Vielenregen, Spoken by Nadja Blankenburg

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Self-Bound Niclas Hallberg. Sweden 2010 | 4:31

Niclas Hallberg is a freelance artist since the last 10 years. Working in video, photo, installation, performance and painting. His experimental works deals with questions concerning identities, masculinity and humanity. He is using the moving picture to express feelings, make changes or to document a performance. Niclas Hallberg founded Formverk (art zone) 2004, together with Stina Pehrsdotter, an experimental exhibition and project space in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

A combination of frustration and pleasure in a situation where you not are able to satisfy yourself.

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Fluid Transfer Niclas Hallberg. Sweden 2009 | 2:52

The artist Vera Stevanovic's (Belgrade Serbia) ampull with water from the river Tamis, is a part of her project Collecting rivers, a project run over several years. The project includes that she spreads out water ampulls to people, who can do what they want with it, document it and in that way be a part of the project. Niclas Hallberg has made the piece Fluid transfer, with the body as ground, landscape, nature and the water from the ampull as a water drop, waterfall, river, ocean in the shape of an erotic act

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Urging Absence Stina Pehrsdotter. Sweden 2009 | 3:00

The contradistinction between desire and loss - a visualization of feelings created by making hard decisions, and about work through difficulties.

Stina is a curator and artist, autodidact, working in video, photo, street, installation, object and performance art inspired by the human body and its environment. During the last years she has focused on the body’s desires and needs, wishes and loss. She explores the meaning of human life by diving deep into herself. In her works she often reflects on the connection between mind, body and soul, and tensions between body and environment. Her work can be seen as an exploration of existence and memories.

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Anders is an artist and filmmaker working in video, sound, new media and installations and he is primarily concerned with identity. The human body lies at the root of projects that formally and conceptually chart identity and its construction as a preamble to broaching matters of violence, genders, memory, loss or ideology in which personal experiences co-exists with references to popular culture, the media and consumerism. Specializing in digital technologies, he aims to mix genres and ways of expression to explore the potential of audio visual media.

Repressed Anders Weberg. Sweden 2009 | 2:40

To exclude (painful or disturbing memories) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind."

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Walking Michal Brzezinski. Poland 2010 | 5:54

This film gives an example of the recorded relation among a video camera, body and nature. During the walk, the camera lacked any control of the eye over the image. Camera had recorded the natural landscape with the big zoom and very fast shutter speed, controled by the subjective and dynamic human organism. Hand directed the lens intuitively, and only during the computer editing the most interesting and dynamic parts were selected and combined with timeshifting or negative effects [basic for the film in itself]. This performative action is part of a theoretical discourse of structural film, the Polish analytical vision of structural film, and British landscape-structural film. In the context of video performance, this video doesn’t save the artist’s image, but his bodily impulses.

Michal Brzezinski is an artist and video theoretician. His work combines the tradition of video art and experimental cinema and is a reflection on the phenomenon of identity in the world of the new media. In order to define video art and describe its functioning in society, he introduces the notions of VIRUSVIDEO.

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Unleash the Beast Danny Germansen. Denmark 2009 | 4:54

Danny Germansen is a filmaker graduated by the European Film College EFC, In Ebeltoft, Denmark. Since 1998 he suffer from a severe depression and mental illness, wich he had been in treament for. In that period he had made film with the help of the social care of Ribe City (Jutland, Denmak). Since then, he writes, produces and film some of the way out of his depression and problems. The films have worked as therapy for him. Now he work with different kinds of art forms from his home.   

A man bringing his anger out towards another person.

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Absence William Esdale. Northern-Ireland 2010 | 5:00

As a multi disciplinary artist William work challenges many different subjects including the human body, society, culture, politics, mass media, censorship and most recently film and cinema. In his work, deconstruct a given perception based on how we see and use visual forms using multi-channel video installation. Psychology and the human condition in works of art have always interested and inspired William Esdale. This fascination arises when the viewer interacts with public or private space. Absence is an artistic film and photographic study focused on the psychological consequences of a family having to embrace and come to terms with the ongoing mental and physical decline of a matriarch. Esdale mother also has a long history of mental illness which includes bipolar, obsessive compulsive disorder, alcoholism and social anxiety. All of which resulted in the prescribing of mental health medication of varying kinds and strengths of half her life. The effect of his mother’s condition on family has left a very complicated dynamic. Father and sister are now his mother’s primary carers. They have their own emotional/mental health issues and learning difficulties. As a result at times they find it extremely difficult to cope with the emotional and physical needs of my mother’s demanding and degenerative condition.

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N - Red Alberto Guerreiro. Portugal 2010 | 3:00

Anthropologist, museum and art curator (violence in history) to a deeper more Alberto Guerreiro, started in 2006 a long- introspective way, like expressing the term visual conceptual project: a work in freudian psychoanalysis (Eros and Thanatos progress that includes single-channel video, c o m p l e x ) o r g o i n g i n t o N i e t z s c h e ’s explorations of archive film, experimental philosophy (Nihilism). Aesthetically is movies and conceptual photography. The art inspired in two close-related modern and project materializes visual experiences post-moder n movements: surrealism involving orignal footage or the re-treatment (language) and pop art (technique). It is also of moving images and also the use of assumed a strong link – formal and informal soundscapes. Basically, the conceptual – to the history of cinema. outline goes from the political visual essay

Everyday, every minute, a new crisis is presented to the viewer on a never-ending process of media revitalization. N-Red is the first of a new series of works exploring this conclusion. Between abstraction and figurative visual expression the work evokes the tension provoked by media in men. As president Obama speech the US troops retiring of Irak, ghostly inside a misty electronic waves river of blood, a blindfold man arises into a cry for both side’s victims of a mediatise groundless war. What will be the new one? What kind of resistance? What kind of red?

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Uncut Alberto Guerreiro. Portugal 2010 | 3:06

The van episode. A peeping view for a evidence lost in a crime scene. The experience of suspense and fear tension on film.

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Aditi Kulkarni is an visual as well as new media artist. As an artist she is working in a wide range of mediums. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Aditi works with a variety of subject matters and has participated in residencies, festivals and workshops. Aditi finds inspirations for her visual language in travels and the experiments she conducts.

Bacteria Aditi Kulkarni. India 2010 | 10:00

Bacteria- state of mind in the given space-time model.

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Impossible Love Luca Curci + Fabiana Roscioli. Italy 2005 | 6:16

No place. No space. No identity. Only a binary vision in a dimension, in which the body-machine tries to interact, to communicate. Fighting between the essence and the absence, the contact and the vision, the silence and the vacuity. Coming in the life of people using the body in order to create in them a deep crisis, a fracture between the vanity of the identity and the frailty of the representation.

Architect, videomaker, art director of International ArtExpo Group, Luca Curci develops a graet ability in expressing things along whith a lively curiosity. His natural curiosity brings him to confront himself with the new technologies that applies to the field he is mostly interested in: art in all its forms and expressions. From painting to sculpture, from digital art to videoart. His research today aims at studying and interpreting the antique science called "physiognomical" as a pretext for an attentive introspective analysis looking towards the discovery of the various aspects of human psyche as well as a gnosiological instrument for the deep comprehension of the daily living and the multifacious reality in which man lives and acts.

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Following a primordial condition - from molecular over swarm behaviours to strong energies - our universe constitutes in motions of field-like processes. Michael Douglas Hawk's works are to serve as 'tools', scouting evolutionary forces by observing significant processes. Video rays as paint - trees, buildings, objects, natural and civilizational surfaces become canvasses of sculptural motion spaces, which emerge by the means of digital media narrative. An attitude which can be found analog to a magick of shamen - who, in the midst of their comunity, perform an ephemeral kind of storytelling. Visions, from a powerful archaic memory reflecting the truly circular character of time.

Fluid Field Locator Michael Douglas Hawk. United Kingdom. 2010 | 3:49

An interactive self-research work on a varying contemporary emotional status, invoking the artist observing himself on a monitor during a given recording process duration.

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4th IN and OUT FESTIVAL 2010 Gdansk. 21-22 October Láznia Center for Contemporary Art

DARE will be combine with this year festival main competition along with the premiere of the new Michał Brzeziński’s video work “FILM”.

IN-OUT Festival will take place in Łaźnia CCA for the 4th time. Just like the year before - it

will be open to everyone. Festival is focused on selecting the most interesting video works, that seek to find innovative formal and aesthetic solutions.

Nowadays video is a commonly used method of recording various actions, and, thanks to internet, it can be regarded as a general field of discussion (i.a. discourses on art). Ordinary, trivial and simple usage of this tool in different functional contexts happens to make language of video clear these times. The main aim of the festival is to search for these works, that through the knowledge of different contexts of video art, try to bring new qualities to its functional and well-known form. Works promoted at festival are characterized by lack of plot.

Major emphasis is put on showing aesthetic features resulting from technological aspects of the same picture. So, all that seem to be an error in the video is brought to reflection according to the rule BAD FILM = GOOD ART. Festival is planned to explore contemporary methods of describing the world: through video picture itself- and not literary layer hidden inside.

Michal Brzezinski

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LINKS Laznia Cultural Center http://laznia.pl Michal Brzezinski http://video-art.pl Niclas Hallberg http://www.niclashallberg.se Stina Pehrsdotter http://pehrsdotter.se William Esdale http://www.esdalevideoart.com Danny Germansen http://www.brujoart.dk Vienne Chan http://www.artreview.com/profile/Vienne Anders Weberg http://www.weberg.se/ Michael Hawk Douglas www.michaeldouglashawk.com

Luca Curci http://www.lucacurci.com Paul Rascheja http://www.rascheja.com Alberto Guerreiro http://www.artreview.com/profile/AlbertoGuerreiro


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Att: Alberto Guerreiro Apartado – P.O. Box 519 2461-901 Alcobaça Portugal.

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