29th Les Instants Video Marseille


29th Les Instant Vidéo Festival
International Videoart Festival Marseille, France
November 11th to december 4th
only on VisualcontainerTV

Artists: Róża Duda (Pologne)/ Draga Jovanovic (Serbie/Canada) / Valerie LeBlanc (Canada) / Chuang Yu-Ju (Taïwan)/ Dagmar Schürrer (Autriche/Allemagne) / Egle Vismante (Lituanie/France)/ konstantinos-antonios goutos / theFlâneu® (Grèce)/ Quelven (France)/ Ivetta Kang, Kevin Park, Matthew Wolkow (Corée du Sud/Canada) / Le collectif B.L.U.S.H. (Québec) / Jane Glennie (GB) / Henry Gwiazda (USA) / Duygu Nazlı Akova (Turquie)/ María Papi (Argentine)

Poetic State of Emergency

Eighty years ago (1936), the Spanish fascists killed the poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Today, we are killing poetry!

Those who store wheat are not penniless! Those who bring grist to the mill of the GMO lies deceive those who are penniless.
Those who lead the art market impose their tastes. Their clients swallow anything without the slightest objection.
Those who claim that business is business denude those who are busy searching a job.
Those who do not march when the people march and defy injustice, rush into commercial fan-zones to sell out their humanity.
Those who believe in divine justice often cross off brotherhood on earth.
Those who polish their ego on social networks pack up and go when social movements chant that We are All Equal!
Those who shed crocodile tears drown shipwrecked migrants a second time.

Video Selection:

Strukturalizm/ Structuralism (3′ – 2016) / Róża Duda (Pologne)
The wind here is very soothing (8′ – 2014) / Draga Jovanovic (Serbie/Canada)
Cultural Flotsam (1’59 – 2016) / Valerie LeBlanc (Canada)
Floating illusion (3′ – 2015) / Chuang Yu-Ju (Taïwan)
I Want To Be Like You (5’45 – 2016) / Dagmar Schürrer (Autriche/Allemagne)
Space Laika (1’18 – 2016) / Egle Vismante (Lituanie/France)
Pietà (8′ – 2007) / konstantinos-antonios goutos / theFlâneu® (Grèce)
La Chambre de Monsieur Tatischeff (5’41 – 2016) / Quelven (France)
Insomnia (5′ – 2015) / Ivetta Kang, Kevin Park, Matthew Wolkow (Corée du Sud/Canada)
Nous sommes B.L.U.S.H. (3’27 – 2015) / Le collectif B.L.U.S.H. (Québec)
Channel Swimmer (1’17 – 2015) / Jane Glennie (GB)
Thoughts like a wave (4′ – 2016) / Henry Gwiazda (USA)
Hive (Ruche) (4′ – 2014) / Duygu Nazlı Akova (Turquie)
Una mina (7’35 – 2016) / María Papi (Argentine)

About Les Instants Vidéo Festival

Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to video art and electronic poetry with its multiple forms, monobands, installations, performances, multimedia…
It is all together a festival and a laboratory where international renowned artists and works of arts can meet with works that are more fragile, still in progress, delicates. In order to support real encounters between works of art, artists and spectators, there is no competition and the admission is free.

The event is made of different spaces of time. The international Encounters take place in Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseilles (in November). Every year, this central part of the event welcome more and more spectators, in a space we try to make as friendly as possible.
And either before and after these dates, we act in concert with our partners to organise the festival stopovers in other spaces in Marseille, the area…and abroad. We name the whole stopovers a poetronic constellation.
We do not give a theme, but every year we give a title to our manifestation like one does for a collection of poems: “Burn your own patience”, “Resistance my sweet concern”, “(Seize) The image round the waist”, “Under the sign of the Quetzal” ; … and we are wonderful ! …. Each artist can take it into account or not.