Festival Miden 2012 - Program preview ENG

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Thursday 5/7/2012

Amfeias square, 21.30

Screening Α (main) • • •

[Un]natural disaster (41 min) There's a room in the elephant (22 min) 99% (63 min)

Total duration: 126 min (10 min intermission before 99%)

Screening B (parallel) • • •

Cologne OFF: 60x60 - 1#minuteCologne (61 min) Madatac: VIDEOsPAIN (VIDEOeSPAÑA) (69 min) Actus - a short film by Kika Nicolela (17 min)

Total duration: 147 min (without intermission)

Friday 6/7/2012

Amfeias square, 21.30

Screening Α (main) • • •

YOU & i (40 min) StayStill (25 min) Dream a little dream (61 min)

Total duration: 126 min (10 min intermission before "Dream a little dream")

Screening B (parallel) • • •

ATOPIA: Video Art from Norway (68 min) Art:screen: In This World (Video Art from Sweden) (33 min) NOVA (Northern Video Art Network): The Right Way to Be (42 min)

Total duration: 143 min (without intermission)

Saturday 7/7/2012

Amfeias square, 21.30

Screening Α (main) • •

How to Art (47 min) 2084 (70min)

Total duration: 117 min (between screening units 10 min intermission)

Screening B (parallel) • • •

Locall calling! (43 min) Now you see me... now you don't (60 min) The game of poverty: a documentary by Ilias Marmaras/Dimitris Daldakis/Emmanouil Koutsourelis (35 min)

Total duration: 138 min (without intermission)



5-6-7/7/2012 •

Archaeological Museum of Messenia_

Animacall, the animation project 2011, an international project of Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki of the State Museum of Contemporary Art. (4 hours) Thursday 5 July (14.00-18.00), Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July 2012 (12.00-16.00)

27-29/7/2012 •

Kalamata Street Festival – Railway Park_

Anim[n]ation, a tribute to animation in the frame of the 6th Kalamata Street Festival (100 min) The exact date and time will be announced soon

_DETAILED PROGRAM_ THURSDAY 5/7/2012 Thursday 5/7/2012- Screening Α- Unit 1

[Un]natural disaster Duration: 41 min

Human mania, personal tragedies, everyday “paranoia”, natural disasters in an ...unnatural way and with a sterile and bleak future as a background.

1. Justine Cook, The Roads May Rise, UK 2011, 2.17

2. Gregg Biermann, Crop Duster Octet, USA 2011, 5.30

3. Rebecca Agnes, An Unbroken Line, Germany 2009, 6.00

4. Matthew McWilliams & Neal Vandenbergh, Green Mamba Jet Car, USA 2011, 3.20

5. Lee Hunter, The City that Made My Future, USA 2011, 6.40

6. Victor Fischl, Absurd News, UK 2012, 2.52

7. Anna Vasof, Commercial Break, Greece 2011, 9.19

8. Filipe André Alves, Fazedor de Nuvens, Portugal 2010, 1.12

9. Tessa Garland, Above the Skyline, UK 2011, 6.04

10. MOBTIK, Capacities, Germany 2011, 0.09

Thursday 5/7/2012- Screening Α- Unit 2

There's a room in the elephant Duration: 22 min

There’s something happening here but you don’t know what it is or more precisely you pretend you don’t know. It’s something so obvious, so omnipresent and inescapable, but you insist to ignore it. Yet, there is plenty of room...


Greta Alfaro, In Ictu Oculi, Spain 2009, 10.3


Poly Kokkinia, Homage to Magritte, Greece 2009, 2.16


Mary Zygouri, Long live the king, Greece-Italy 2010, 2.40


Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, Stepping on the log, USA 2009, 3.14


Andreas Savva, Get Ready (Again) - Nikosia Airport, Cyprus 2011, 2.20


Andreas Sitorengo, Anydria, Greece 2010, 0.30

Thursday 5/7/2012- Screening Α- Unit 3


Duration: 63 min From the global movement “Occupy” that spontaneously adopted the percentage 99% as a starting point, minimum political platform, frame and analysis, advancing it at the same time into a central political slogan and call to subversion, we pass through its creative diffusion into partial issues, personal and simultaneously collective, local and simultaneously global, to the transcending and often arbitrary paths of videoart.

1. Danilo Torre, Inaudible fragment, Italy 2012, 5.46

2. Diran Lyons, Live Free Or Die Hard (Project 12, 8/12), USA 2011, 1.12

3. James Gouldthorpe, Peppermint Bay, USA 2012, 3.38

4. Joacelio Batista, If I shut up inside myself, why my ears are closed to the outside?, Brazil 2012, 2.55

5. Jorge Catoni, V Side, Chile 2009, 3.15

6. Felix Fernandez, 33, Spain/USA 2012, 5.36

7. Derviches Associes, Do not forget, France 2009, 8.40

8. Chloe Mazlo & Berengere Henin, Expressions Carnivores, France 2010, 4.39

9. Alessia Travaglini, Silenziosa-Mente, Italy 2011, 5.00

10. Ana Mendes, Purification, Portugal 2010, 3.24

11. Edward Salem, Mithajibat Women Washing the Brothel Storefront, France 2011, 2.54

12. Anna Vasof, Today there is no Today, Austria 2012, 5.56

13. Mario Santamaria, Modelcam, Spain 2011, 1.45

14. Danae Papaioannou, DAPHNE (not in your eyes), France/Greece 2011, 3.48

15. Alicja Rogalska, Untitled (Broniow Song), Poland 2011, 4.52

Thursday 5/7/2012- Screening B- Unit 1

Cologne OFF: 60x60 - 1#minuteCologne Duration: 61 min

CologneOFF and 1#minuteCOLOGNE (Cologne One Minute Film Festival) present 60x60, a special selection of 1minute videos, curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, with whom Festival Miden cooperates for the 4th time. 1. Antony Rousseau (France), Climax, 2006 2. Sonja Vuk (Croatia), My Way, 2005 3. Angela Washko (USA), Give Stripes, Pretty Khaki, 2010 4. Unity Art Nabiha & Thom (Germany), Yellow Chain Dance, Penang Malaysia 2009 5. Sahra Bhimji (USA), La Ghost, 2008 6. Sreedeep (India), 1 minute crash,course on SEDUCTION, 2009 7. Ron Diorio (USA), Night Light, 2008 8. Bill Domonkos (USA), Wormwhole, 2008 9. Lukas Mateijka (Slovakia), 20m, 2008 10. Simone Stoll (Germany), The Crow, 2009 11. Kika Nicolela (Brazil), Windmaker, 2009 12. Harriet Macdonald (UK), Another Year Gone, 2008 13. Alex Lora (Spain), So Much Love, 2009 14. Katherine Sweetman (USA), Dating in LA, 2009, 1:00 15. Kriss Salmanis (Latvia), The Shower, 2007 16. Mores McWreath (USA), The Egg, 2008 17. Diogo Pessoa de Andrade (Portugal) , Gesture of Love, 2011 18. Junho Oh (South Korea), My identity by web application, 2010 19. Ana Brotas/ Joana Gomes dos Santos (Portugal), ABC whistling, 2012 20. Karlos Alastruey (Spain), S1,S4 reflections, 2010 21. Jack Brandtman (Australia), Nightlife, 2010 22. Ulf Kristiansen (Norway), The Hope of Enduring Long, 2010 23. Antti Savela (Sweden), Mother, 2007 24. Andrea Zrno (Croatia), Is this your language?, 2009 25. Agricola de Cologne (Germany), Burning Phantom, 2009 26. Victoria S. Weible (USA), Memory, 2009 27. Helena Alvesalo (Sweden), Microfilm 5, 2012 28. Lilia Perez Romero (Mexico), Pills, 2010 29. Minso Kim (South Korea), Is this mine?, 2009 30. Filip Jacobson (Poland), Is it the end?, 2012 31. Lemeh42 (Italy), Image de la Plaine, 2009 32. Mohammed Harb (Palestine), Death tunnel, 2011 33. Kaspars Groshevs (Latvia), Tomorrow, 2007 34. Adam Dragojevic (Serbia), Sweet Memory, 2010 35. Gergely Erdely (Hungary), Myth, 2010 36. Nikesh Shukla (UK), The Great Identity Swindle, 2009 37. Nitin Das (India), Benefits of War, 2008 38. Nenko Genov (Bulgaria), Tomates Eat You, 2010 39. Vera Todorova (Bulgaria), Video II, 2010 40. Alison Beda (USA), Just a Minute, 2008

41. Hervé Constant (UK), 59 Steps, 2006 42. Xiaowen Zhu (China), Caroussel Travel, 2010 43. Henry Gwiazda (USA), Claudia & Paul 4:55 p.m, 2009 44. Fabrizio Bellomo (Italy), The Most Beautiful View of Milan, 2011 45. Olga and Tatiana Poliektova (Russia), Inspiration, 2010 46. Pramod Saahoo (India), Wake Up Call, 2011 47. Gruppo Sinestetico (Italy), Anche un parole uccidona, 2007 48. Veena Shekar (India), We are different because we were made differently, 2009 49. Myriam Thyes (Switzerland), Janus Goddess Flies over Malta , 2011 50. Hamza Halloubi (Morocco), Untitled, 2009 51. Basir Mahmood (Pakistan), Dot in The Line, 2011 52. Pierre Laurent Cassière (France), Mimnemesis, 2006 53. Lin Fangsuo (China), White, 2008 54. Katherine Oggier Chanda (Switzerland), Squeaky Clean, 2010 55. Johanna Reich (Germany), Blast, 2008 56. Adrian Zalewski (Poland), Title: I Once Wasn’t Dead, 2010 57. Yin,Ling Chen (Taiwan), A Face, 2009 58. Baptist Coelho (India), Crosslegged, 2008 59. Drew Hamilton (USA), Stret Corner project, 2012 60. István Rusvai (Hungary), Pass, 2009


Thursday 5/7/2012- Screening B- Unit 2

Madatac: VIDEOsPAIN (VIDEOeSPAÑA) Duration: 69 min

Madatac Festival (Madrid, Spain) presents a caustic, peculiar, critical and enticing tribute to “flesh-video” audio-visual projects produced by Spanish artists or in Spanish territory, where verity and oneiric visions collide and are expanded towards heterogeneous ways of watching unveiled emotions. Curated by Iury Lech, director of Madatac. 1. Albert Merino (Spain), Hidden Mud, 2010, 7.42 Most promising video artist Madatac 03 Award 2. Matías Montarcé (Spain), The Bathroom Tale, 2009, 4.30 Special audience Madatac 02 Award 3. Veronica Marquez (Uruguay/Spain), Saturday Saints, 2010, 4.25 Madatac/Metropolis 02 Award 4. Juan Carlos Sanchez Duque (Spain), Still Nature, 2011, 9.11 Most innovative digital work Madatac 03 Special Mention 5. Ana Esteve Reig (Spain), Bad Romance, 2011, 3.08 6. Denica Sabeva (Bulgaria/Spain), Liquid Dreaminess, 2008, 5.00 Most promising video artist Madatac 01 Award 7. Gerard Freixes (Spain) The Homogenics, 2008, 3.30 Most innovative digital work Madatac 03 Award 8. Omar Jerez/Pablo del Real (Spain), Odyssey of the impossible, 2011, 3.11 9. Juanma Carrillo (Spain), Dishonoured Bodies, 2010, 11.48 Best video art work Madatac 02 Award

10. Lyda Patitucci & Thomas Moke (Italy/Spain), White Rabbit, 2010, 4.30 11. Marius Leneweit & Rocío Rodríguez (Germany/Venezuela/Spain), NILAND 2, 2011, 9.56


Thursday 5/7/2012- Screening B- Unit 3

Actus - a short film by Kika Nicolela Duration: 17 min

Definitions of the latin word “actus” act| performance | delivery; action| deed; series/sequence; drive| urge| conduct; spend; deliver (speech) A couple trapped in a discussion about a birthday cake and nail polishers. Actus explores the blurred lines between reality and simulation. Departing from the idea of representation, time and space is manipulated in order to provoke a fissure in the otherwise stable relationship between spectator and spectacle. Kika Nicolela is a Brazilian artist and filmmaker. Her works include single-channel videos, installations, performances, experimental documentaries and photography. Since 2008, Kika Nicolela also curates and coordinates the Exquisite Corpse Video Project, an ongoing collaborative series of videos that involves more than 70 artists from 25 countries.

FRIDAY 6/7/2012 Friday 6/7/2012- Screening Α- Unit 1

YOU & i Duration: 40 min

A program that highlights you (in capital letters) and shrinks the “i” (in lowercase form)? Interpersonal relations, subversions, conflicts that move from loneliness to humor and from cruelty to playfulness. Is it a matter of winning? 1. Andres Cuartas, Fountain, Colombia 2011, 0.46

2. Carolin Weinert, The fall, Germany 2008, 9.47

3. Ioanna Myrka, daily 7, Greece 2002, 1.00

4. Kim Yunna, You and Me, US/Korea 2011, 3.22

5. Aggeliki Bozou, Sacrifice, Greece 2011, 4.41

6. Evy Schubert, Penthesilea (Pathology), Germany 2011, 8.47

7. Mario Spiroglou, Teddy Burn, Greece 2011, 7.32

8. Christina Stratsiani, Dress, Greece 2011, 1.44

9. Ellen Wilkinson, Ciara Mahon & Laura Bel, That’s all it took, UK 2008, 1.43

Friday 6/7/2012- Screening Α- Unit 2

StayStill Duration: 25 min

Personal worlds that perpetually intercross creating intimate and social relations and back to personal worlds again. Threads being unraveled while maintained in a strange stillness defying their even more strange environment. 1. Teeter-totter-tam (Constantine Konovalov & Irina Neustroeva), Teeter-Totter-Tam, Russia 2010, 1.00

2. Hillerbrand+Magsamen, DIY Love Seat, USA 2011, 2.30

3. Thanasis Tsimpinis, MINE, Greece 2012, 3.00

4. Munir Waked, In Between, Israel/UK 2011, 2.39

5. Yu-Chi Hsiao, Under the surface series 1, Taiwan 2011, 2.51

6. Nina Kurtela, TRANSFORMANCE, Germany/Croatia 2010, 8.15

7. Leyla Rodriguez & Cristian Straub, Isle Of Lox “The Face” Germany 2010, 3.54

Friday 6/7/2012- Screening Α- Unit 3

Dream a little dream Duration: 61 min

The first of two animation programs of Festival Miden 2012. Contemporary animation in the era of internet becomes even more popular among creators and audience alike. Original techniques and polymorphous approaches in works that have a strong intention of outlining a personal universe.

1. Shayma Aziz, Love Dance, Egypt 2011, 5.05

2. Yam Lau, Rehearsal, Canada 2010, 3.45

3. Melinda Šefčić, Masks - Mirror of my soul, Croatia 2012, 3.36

4. Karolien Soete, Prolegomena, Belgium 2011, 7.32

5. Anna Ampariotou, Scissor’s stories III, Greece 2011, 5.34

6. Eva Olsson, On non-freehold property, Sweden 2011, 3.02

7. Dennis Stein-Schomburg, Different, Germany 2011, 4.30

8. Joanna Kidd, Letters, USA 2010, 1.45

9. Maria Korporal, Avgerinos & Poulia, Italy 2011, 7.00

10. Sofia Archontidou, Tree, Poland/Greece 2009, 1.00

11. Petros Koublis, In Limbo, Greece 2011, 8.16

12. Nadine Arbeiter, Living in a Bubble, Germany 2012, 3.05

13. Peter Parlegreco, Elk City's 2010, USA 2010-11, 5.26

14. Aleksandra Obradovic, X-treme 1, 2 & 3, Serbia 2011, 1.50

Friday 6/7/2012- Screening B- Unit 1

ATOPIA: Video Art from Norway Duration: 68 min

ATOPIA will present a 68min screening program dedicated to the history of video-art in Norway, curated by Farhad Kalantary. ATOPIA’s screening program brings together a number of key historical works produced between 1960 and 90 in Norway. These works were part of ATOPIA’s larger survey project “Retrospective: Film & Video Art Norway”, a long-term research involving exhibitions, screenings, seminars and publications. The first exhibition “Retrospective Part I: Film and Video Art in Norway, 1960-90” was presented last Spring at Stenersen Museum and the exhibition’s catalogue, which is a bilingual book in Norwegian and English, is without a doubt a significant tool of information on the history of film and video art in Norway. A selection from the works presented in the exhibition –the highlights of the period- will be screened at Festival Miden: 1. Erik Borge, Nedfall (Fallout), 35mm, Colour, Sound, 11 min. 1964 2. Rolf Aamot, Evolusjon (Evolution), 2-inch quad videotape, B/W, Sound, 8 min. 1966 3. Arild Kristo, Kristoball, 35mm, B/W, Sound, 11 min. 1967 4. Laurie Grundt & Eva Acking, Rosen (The Rose), 16mm, Colour, Sound, 8 min. 1969 5. Kjartan Slettemark, Nixon Visions, 16mm, Colour, Sound, 4 min. 1971 6. Marianne Heske, A Video Point of View, video, B/W, Sound, 3 min. 1977 7. Jeremy Welsh, I.O.D, U-Matic, Colour, Sound, 5 min. 1982 8. Terje Munthe, Video Audio Ago, VHS, Colour, Sound, 2.30 min. 1983 9. Kjell Bjørgeengen, Night Round 2, U-Matic, Colour, Sound, 3 min. 1984 10. Inghild Karlsen, Running, 8mm film, B/W, Silent, 7 min. 1988 11. Torhild Aukan, Tjønna (The Pond), 16mm, B/W, Sound, 5 min. 1989-90 Farhad Kalantary states about the program: "Retrospective: Film and Video Art in Norway is a long-term research project which aims for comprehensive examination of artists’ film and video works since the 1960s. Initiated by the artist-run space Atopia the Retrospective intends to develop and explore historical context of experimental film and video art in Norway. The current program is a highlight of the original exhibition presenting some of the key works of the period. Through this undertaking we are drawn into a discourse of historicity, where we attempt to respond to the well-known call: “Always historicise.” 1 A rewarding aspect of historicising is the detection of changes, which have shaped our present day views and conditions. In addition, historical analysis always encourages a meta-perspective, be it the case of a minor art practice, a nation or the entire universe. It bestows a position above the everyday and makes it possible to have an “overview”. History is the subject of different treatments and it is one of the most manipulated areas of the humanities. In the process of constant revisions by human progress it is often distorted, misrepresented and overtly re-constructed by current visions and interests. As records of the past and collective consciousness of our society we add and drop events and elements from it. Knowingly or not, we constantly reshuffle the emphasis given to the different events and processes that have shaped our present time. All hi-stories are subjective by nature, and that gives the past its constant fluctuation. We look at history and it looks back at us. As we “look” at history on the faces of the art works in this program, we see the changing appearance of normality. Here we can witness a multitude of histories and the sense normalities that have passed away and melted into thin air. In that very moment when history exposes this alteration in front of my

eyes I feel the shiver of the inevitable loss of my own normality. Our common senses will not survive another decade because they are just as time based and ephemeral as film and video. Every film and video work in this exhibition is an image of history. These works open truthful and not just metaphorical windows to our past. Unlike remains from the Stone Age, these audio-visual artefacts do not require the assistance of an expert for interpretation and understanding. They speak our everyday audio-visual languages. In the same manner these works present the naïveté of technology and the medium in its early stages of development. In most of them the medium has lost its transparency and has become opaque. With only a glimpse, we can recognise its period and wonder about its technological and cultural implications. Perhaps then we come closer to understanding how the media can “invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values” 2 1

Fredrick Jameson, The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act, (NY: Cornell UP, 1981), Preface. Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, (The MIT Press, 1994), p. 199.


----------ATOPIA is an Oslo based artist initiative - an art/research centre and a gallery- dedicated to the development of experimental film & video art in Norway. It was founded in 2003 by four Oslo based artists: Annebeth G.Hansen, Inger Lise Hansen, Michel Pavlou, Farhad Kalantary. Since then, ATOPIA has developed into a professional center for film & video art in Oslo, and it is now an umbrella for several ongoing projects focused on artists’ film and video works. Through its various projects ATOPIA has organized exhibitions, screenings, forums and seminars as well as publications, both inside and outside of Norway. ATOPIA functions as a non-commercial art centre sponsored by the Art Council, Norway. www.atopia.no The presentation of ATOPIA in Festival Miden 2012 is kindly supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Greece and the Norwegian Institute at Athens.

Friday 6/7/2012- Screening B- Unit 2

Art:screen: In This World Duration: 33 min

Art:screen is an event and platform that showcases new, innovative and contemporary moving image from Swedish and international artists in single-channel screening programs consisting of a number of short works. Art:screen is founded by Jonas Nilsson & Eva Olsson, who curated for Festival Miden a selection of works by Swedish artists, on the theme ‘In This World’. The program visualizes the changing forms of limitless imaginaries - often combining elements of video art and documentary film, which are exploring new ways of seeing reality and nature from a cultural, social and individual aspect. Structures of power, humor and bizarre stories are sometimes used to emphasize new insights. 1. Dan Lestander, Dreams and Wishes, 2009, 4.19 2. Elin Bruun-Nystedt, Frasse and I, 2009, 2.05 3. Sara Lundberg, CORDS (hear us and have mercy), 2008, 3.14 4. Malin Andersson, Cassock, 2009, 2.58 5. Eva Olsson, The Capsule, 2009, 1.18 6. Björn Perborg, The Trip To America, 2008-2009, 2.14 7. Nina Lassila, Woman with knife?, 2009, 1.49 8. Nicola Bergström Hansen, Excavation No.2, 2009, 5.00 9. Dana Sederowsky, Special announcements edition four, 2009, 1.35 10. Stina Pehrsdotter, BEAT EAT, 2009, 3.00 11. Jonas Nilsson, Seclusion II, 2011, 3.54 www.artscreen.se

Friday 6/7/2012- Screening B- Unit 3

NOVA: The Right Way to Be Duration: 42 min

"The Right Way to Be" is a screening of works by artists participating in Northern Video Art Network NOVA. Curated by Kristin Scheving and Juha van Ingen, who write about their selection: "The selection of work are all of performative nature and deal with different issues but what they all have in common is reflection on humanity, interaction with other people via urban space, in the nature or via internet! For many Nordic artists Nature plays a big part like in the work ´Her´ by Icelandic artist Thora Solveig Bergsteinsdóttir which is filmed in Iceland, and has a feeling of emptyness, powerfulness and social issues. Hops Hopsi by Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir has got a surreal feeling to it like Gustaf Broms´s work ´The sitting´, both filmed in public space but with a lack of interaction with other people, in Gudnadóttir´s film because it is a deserted theme parc, but in Broms´s work because of the feeling of the center of the film belonging to another world. The contradistinction between desire and loss. A visualization of feelings created by making hard decisions, and about working through difficulties is the core of Stina Pehrsdotters personal and almost disturbing ´Urging Absence´. ´Streymi´ by María Dalberg and ´Iris´ by Dodda Maggý both have a very prominent playfulness and really take you on a nostalgic trip. ´Mind´ by Heidi Kilpeläinen and ´The Right Way to Be´ by Tero Puha both have a reflection on society today where it feels as they could be (and are) home-made films, made for skype or a communication via skype, what people use everyday in every corner of the planet. And finally found footage work ´The Third Man´ by Erik Bünger, which is also a reflection of modern society where we are imposed to more information than we possibly can handle and have to take things for granted." 1. Thora Solveig Bergsteinsdottir (IS): Her (2008), 4.16 2. Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir (IS): Hops Hopsi (2010), 2.52 3. Gustaf Broms (SE): The sitting (2007), 7.40 4. María Dalberg (IS): Streymi (2009), 3.08 5. Stina Phersdotter (SE): Urging Absence (2009), 3.00 6. Tero Puha (FI): The Right Way to Be (2005), 5.05 7. Erik Bünger (SE): The Third Man (2010), 7.00 (excerpt of originally a 50 min. lecture Performance) 8. Dodda Maggý (IS): Iris (2006), 4.30 9. Heidi Kilpeläinen aka HK119 (FI): Mind (2008), 3.00 NOVA is a FixC cooperative project made in collaboration with 700IS and Formverk (art zone). It is a new web-based platform for artists working with video- media art and experimental cinema to show and promote their works and to post current info of their screenings and exhibitions. NOVA is a non-profit project which is built utilizing open source applications. The network focuses on the promotion of video artists from the Nordic countries. Initially opened with artists from Finland, Iceland and Sweden and more recently from Norway and Denmark. www.northernvideoart.net

SATURDAY 7/7/2012 Saturday 7/7/2012- Screening Α- Unit 1

How to Art Duration: 47 min

The world of global art keeps expanding in the digital times, and thus its volume has increased beyond imagination. There are voices already speaking of a digital cacophony. At the same time, relevant questions have been multiplied too: Is this art, how do you create art, how do you confront a work of art or an artistic gesture, what is the role of a curator and how does the notorious “art market” works? Everything you need (or never wanted) to know for the magnificent world of contemporary art!

1. Constantinos Koulakmanidis, Tape dish fixation, Greece 2012, 2.11

2. Shahar Marcus, The Curator, Israel 2011, 4.35

3. Neno Belchev Belchev, Dresden Hand, Bulgaria 2010, 8.22

4. Oscar Salamanca, Salsita vs Moma, Colombia 2012, 9.32

5. Maximilian Schmötzer, The conversation, Germany 2011, 1.32

6. Dan Boord/Marilyn Marloff/Luis Valdovino, Return to the World of Dance, USA 2011, 7.00

7. José Vieira, The Operation, Portugal 2011, 1.51


Alice Souma, Untitled, Greece 2011, 1.08


Paul Wiersbinski, King Nothing, Germany 2008, 6.53

10. Shahar Marcus, Leap of faith, Israel 2010, 3.03

11. Andreas Goldfuss, My apologies, Canada 2009, 0.10


Saturday 7/7/2012- Screening Α- Unit 2

Duration: 70 min With a clear reference to George Orwell’s novel “1984”, this program is Festival Miden’s call to an approach of the future and its dystopian possibility. A futurism that is not confined in an unworldly architecture and the ruins of the past but extends to the expressions of the face. A brief history of the future, right here and now. 1. Werner Biedermann, The Metrics of Coincidence, Germany 2012, 4.00

2. Emanuele Dainotti, Genesi di una Luce al buio, Italy 2011, 8.48

3. Tanja Deman, Abode of Vacancy, Netherlands/Croatia 2011, 7.15

4. Matthew Denniss, The Utopian buck stops here, UK 2012, 4.30

5. Patrick Gofre, No name no title, Netherlands 2011, 4.02

6. Mattias Härenstam, Closed Circuit (In the middle of Sweden), Sweden/Germany 2011, 3.01

7. Beate Hecher & Markus Keim, All lnclusive, Austria 2012, 8.00

8. Qian Li, Ocean, USA/China 2011, 1.00

9. Christoph Oertli, The ground is moving, Switzerland/Belgium 2010, 10.00

10. Edward Ramsay-Morin, The Titan, USA 2011, 4.45

11. Heidi Stokes, A picture of Tomorrows world, UK 2011, 3.37

12. Sara Francesca Tirelli, Future is Primitive, Italy 2010, 4.04

13. Danny Warner, Aphasia V, USA/Finland 2012, 1.28

14. Bill Psarras, Apollo Poetics, UK 2011, 4.35

Saturday 7/7/2012- Screening B- Unit 1

Local calling! Duration: 43 min

Works by artists and creators who come from, have lived or have any kind of love-hate relationship with the city Kalamata (GR). An ongoing project of Festival Miden, that aims to create a communication network between artists that are connected or related to Kalamata (the birth city of the festival) in any way.

1. Sean Aita, I have never been to Kalamata, UK 2012, 5.52

2. Archivity Group, Dystopia, Greece 2012, 5.05

3. Vasiliki Lefkaditi, The paper, the pencil, the fly and the cousin, Greece 2012, 3.41

4. Meme, Meme, Greece 2012, 5.21

5. Evi Minou, Random Experiment, Greece 2012, 1.45

6. Evi Minou, Song of/for a stranger, Greece 2012, 1.50

7. Vaso Michalopoulou, Morning, Greece 2011, 3.57

8. Vasileios Bouzas, 09-11, Greece 2012, 2.30

9. Franzeska Doga, The shepherd, Greece 2011, 6.51

10. Mirto Fifa, Mist, Greece 2008, 5.25

Saturday 7/7/2012- Screening B- Unit 2

Now you see me... now you don't Duration: 60 min

Snapshots, memories, spaces, movements and images that float between poetry and literacy, between absence and presence. Through darkness and threat we move spirally to color and light and back again.

1. Jonas Nilsson, Comfortably numb, Sweden 2011, 2.45

2. Jonathan Moss, NYC I - Times Square, France 2011, 5.34

3. Draga Jovanovic, Your Self is a reflection of Myself, Canada 2011, 7.00

4. Matt Frieburghaus, Song, USA 2010, 3.02

5. Fred. L’EpÊe, In Exilum, Switzerland/ Greece 2012, 3.04

6. Bill Balaskas, Parthenon Rising (II), UK 2011, 2.45 Courtesy of Kalfayan Galleries (Athens - Thessaloniki)

7. Santiago Parres (EZO), Dove, Spain 2011, 2.40

8. Edyta Masior, (un)natural disaster, Greece 2009, 1.13

9. Georgia Lale, Poppy - Lale, Greece 2011, 2.49

10. Jude Anogwih, Stop, Nigeria 2009, 2.05

11. Alexander Miehle, PopUp-Windows, Germany 2011, 2.45

12. Vesna Milicevic, Blossom, Serbia 2012, 1.15

13. GĂŠrard Cairaschi, Silences, France 2012, 11.30

14. JimJak, HitMeDarkly, Spain 2011, 2.54

15. Anny Pavlidou, Trophic chain, Greece 2009, 0.43

16. Shaun Wilson, Uber Memoria XXI #01, Australia 2012, 1.00

Saturday 7/7/2012- Screening B- Unit 3

The game of poverty: a documentary Duration: 35 min

The game of poverty: a documentary by Ilias Marmaras/Dimitris Daldakis/Emmanouil Koutsourelis (Greece 2011) This video documentary is based on a radio documentary directed by Emmanouil Koutsourelis and written by Ilias Marmaras and Dimitris Daldakis. The radio version was nominated for the Prix Europa 2011 in Berlin. Dimitris Daldakis explains the concept of the documentary: "Poverty seems to follow man unwaveringly. Since his early days until today and, despite his bright conquests in experience and in science, he continues to form societies that are unjust, aggressive and fragmented. We discover that the basic, deepest goal of man is to amass an abundance of wealth at the expense of his fellow man. We discover that at the carefully staged and carried out rivalries produced by Religion, Politics and Economy, in a word, by any type of power, there are, always, a few gorged winners and countless hungry losers. We discover that it is not the natural game of survival that defines us, but a sophisticated game of exploitation and, in the end, of misery. In our times, repeatedly and in all the more alarming frequency, we see the word crisis coming up. Crisis means poverty. The distinctive face of poverty comes again to remind us of Man. The economic policy aiming at the well-being of the one or of the many has become a profit-seeking enterprise at the expense of the one or of the many. The mutation of survival into exploitation has brought about the mutation of economy into gambling. And since, nowadays, when we say society, we mean a global society, global is the crisis and global is the poverty. The distance has been eliminated, our vision has been sharpened and we can see our poor brother at the far corner of the earth. Even the -until recently- powerful, strong, Chosen West is experiencing in a tragic way the consequences of power games, of the game of poverty. In these times of utter destabilization of lives and possibilities, we are witnessing, in our own poor “neighbourhood� of Europe, the transformation of what started off as a vision and a chance for growth into an agony, a question mark and, finally, a decline. The very foundations of European collaboration are wobbling; the dynamics of the common currency seem to be fizzling out. The European Union doubts its own self. Amidst this frame context of finance fashion, we have forgotten the meaning of primary needs. And so we, all, poor players, found ourselves betting on who is to crumble down and who is to remain standing. In this background of generalized concern for the future of modern man, of the generalized concern for the future of modern Europe, Ilias Marmaras and Dimitris Daldakis present the video documentary 'The Game of Poverty'."




CACT/SΜCA: Animacall, the animation project 2011

Main program. Projection of 80 animation videos in alphabetical order (duration 4 hours appr.). Animacall, the animation project 2011 is a production of Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki of the State Museum of Contemporary Art and it was first presented in 2011. The main program came out of a worldwide open call to Greek and foreign animators in the framework of the tribute to the art of animation run by Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki of the State Museum of Contemporary Art (March 30 – June 5, 2011). Participant artists: Katerina Athanasopoulou, Greece | José Ángel Alayón Dévora Spain | Anna Ambariotou, Greece | Francisco Javier Ara Santos, Spain | Aristotelis Armaos, Greece | Thomas Vallianatos, Greece | Pirjetta Brander, Finland | Peter Budinsky, Slovakia | John Butler Scotland, UK | Ali Cabbar Brussels, Istanbul | Jane Cheadle, S. Africa | Donald Daedalus, USA | Iain Gardner Scotland, UK | Shlomit Ginton, Israel | Anitra Hamilton Toronto, Canada | Mark Harasimowicz, UK | Christopher Holloran & Andrea Zavala Folache, UK & Spain | Sachiyo Honda, Japan | Ioanna Themeli, Greece | George Theonas, Greece | Petra Innanen, Finland | Hanne Ivars, Finland | Shelley Jordon Portland, USA | Lesley Kaiser & Logan Austin Auckland, N. Zealand | Eleni Kamma Cyprus, Greece | Irini Karayannopoulou, Greece | Andreas Karaoulanis, Greece | Ioannis Karpouzis, Greece | Soyeon Kim, Korea | Anna Kleberg Stockholm, Sweden | Michal & Uri Kranot, Israel | Voula Koutsoumani, Greece | Kohila Kurunathan Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Canada | Eleni Konstantinidi, Greece | Audrey Lam, Australia | Anna Lascari, Greece | Eric Leiser, USA | Rita Leppiniemi, Finland | Maria Lianou, Cyprus, Greece | Mike Maryniuk & Matthew Rankin, Canada | Dimitris Mavrogiannidis (Dimos), Greece | Megan and Murray McMillan, USA | Jonathan Monaghan, USA | Myrmigi design house Athens, Greece | NOMINT, Greece | Eva Olsson, Sweden | Petros Papadopoulos & Zina Papadopoulou, Greece | Kostas Peppas, Greece | Marcella Piccinini, Italy | David Pierce, USA | Charalampos Politakis, Greece | Mariagrazia Pontorno, Italy | Thanasis Radoglou, Greece | Marco Raparell, Italy | Janis Rafailidou, Greece | Curators: Syrago Tsiara, CACT director / Domna Gounari, CACT curator. www.cact.gr

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Screening dates and hours at the Archaeological Museum of Messenia: Thursday 5 July (14.00-18.00), Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July 2012 (12.00-16.00) The Archaeological Museum is housed in the building of the Old Municipal Market at Benakis & Agiou Ioannou at Kalamata (Historic Centre, near Agii Apostoli). The event is co-organized with the Archaeological Museum of Messenia.



6th Kalamata Street Festival, 27-29 July 2012, Kalamata Railway Park The exact date and time will be announced soon

Animation in multiple versions & techniques is a common global language. Animators from 20 countries meet in an extra program of Festival Miden, which will be screened for the first time in the frame of an alternative youthful event that has been established in Kalamata. Street Festival began in October 2009 as an idea that came to life in open public spaces of Kalamata, hosting a series of events, and this year becomes international. It is an initiative of Kalamata’s Youth Center, realized with the support of multiple local organizations. www.streetfestival.gr Duration: 100 min 1. Teeter-totter-tam (Constantine Konovalov & Irina Neustroeva), I LOOK&MOVE, Russia 2011, 1.30

2. Max Hattler, Aanaatt, Germany/Japan/UK 2008, 4.45

3. Sara Cunha, Wandering, Portugal 2011, 0.57

4. Yair Gordon, The Black Box, Israel 2011, 4.17

5. Lucija Mrzljak, Bird, Croatia 2011, 5.07

6. NOMINT, Tonight, Greece 2011, 2.05

7. Pablo Rosero, Nebula Hmlovina, Equador 2011, 6.07

8. Payal Kapadia, Weapons of Mass Destruction, India 2012, 3.00

9. Alexandr Isaenko, Calendar, Ukraine 2012, 3.51

10. Carl Knickerbocker, SP#3, USA 2011, 3.00

11. Barbara Marcel, A tooth is a tooth is a tooth, Germany 2011, 5.00

12. Max Hattler, 1925 aka Hell, Denmark/Germany/UK 2010, 1.36

13. Mazlo Chloe, Word in progress, France 2010, 4.20

14. Emilio Rizzo, Tales for a Sleepless Solitude... "The Story of Dreams", Italy 2009, 2.38

15. Malcolmo (Marco Tavolaro), The Water That Didn't Fall, Italy 2008, 2.07

16. Tomasz WlaĹşlak, Tableau Vivant, Poland 2011, 1.20

17. Sandra Ghosn, Bombs, France/Lebanon 2011, 5.30

18. Gerald Zahn, The tourists arrive!, Austria 2012, 6.40

19. Eleni Miltsi, Abeyance, Greece 2011, 6.31

20. Teresa Paiva, Unquiet, UK/Netherlands/Portugal 2011, 7.00

21. Henning M. Lederer, MASS, Germany 2011, 5.58

22. Emilios Theofanous, Spare Parts, Greece 2009, 3.55

23. Benjamin Fox, Wounds, UK 2012, 2.38

24. Susanne Wiegner, At the museum, Germany 2012, 3.00

25. Galazoula Maria, Ήλιος, Greece/Poland 2011, 0.44

26. Ana Ogrin, Turn off your brain!, Slovenia 2012, 3.40


Info: www.festivalmiden.gr info@festivalmiden.gr

Creative team Festival Miden 2012: Curators: Gioula Papadopoulou – Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos Curator of “[Un]natural disaster”: Stavros Kapetis Curator of “YOU & i”: Maria Bourika Tributes & collaborations: Gioula Papadopoulou DVD authoring-editing: Stavros Kapetis Graphics: T.N. Website: Christos Tsamardas Assistance: Margarita Stavraki, Sibel Amet, Stavroula Baka, Nikos Syrigos, Filaretos Vourkos Poster image credit: Patrick Gofre, No name no title, Netherlands 2011, 4.02

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And back to zero

Video Art Festival Miden | 5- 7 July 2012 Historic Centre of Kalamata

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