28° Instant Vidéo Festival
International Videoart Festival Marseille, France
Curated by MARC MERCIER
from 6 November to 6 December 2015
You expected me virgin. I expected you not to be a dumbs.
1) We are prisoners of the image we have of the other (the foreigner, the poor, the opposite sex, the other sexuality, the revolutionary, the poet…).
2) We are free each time we refuse to be kept in the dream of the other (fascist, racist, sexist, moraliser, religious…).
3) The time has come for images to migrate, as well as for us so as to escape from stereotypes which make us monsters.
These 28th Instants Vidéo have chosen a Virgin with a paradoxical attitude (photographed in a Sardinian church) on their poster: the sword in the heart means that she accepts to suffer for all women, the openness of her heart means that she offers herself to pleasure. We make her say (as we don’t hear any voice from the afterlife) that she does not want to be the object of fantasy anymore. Neither a virtuous virgin-spouse-mother nor a bitch-whore-slut, she wants to be free. The liberation of women from the grip of men, merchandise and religion is the non-negotiable condition for the freedom of all. Despite us, the “dumb” want our happiness.
” The positions of the Instants Vidéo Festival are, as we wish, questionable in every sense of the term. Thinking is fighting on the ground of intimate and social contradictions and that is where we stick to the mission of providing a cultural service to the public that is considered as a pool of sensitive and active minds. Where should we start from? On all fronts: open borders for all migrants, sexual freedom, the freedom to love whoever we want, poetic action as a bastion to digital cultures and consumerist hegemony, the beauty of rebel gesture against the ugliness of religious and economist dogma, the division (resistance, my beautiful concern) against the consensual union of the shot/countershot like the “Je suis Charlie” way, tension against harmony, international rights against the delinquency of colonising States, the creolisation of body and language against the purity of races and the debility of national identities, radical hospitality against the politeness of exhibition openings…By being questionable, we give speech a chance. By being disappointing, we give the unexpected a chance…(..) We wish you to be crazily loved. Marc Mercier ”
Special Screening for VisuacontainerTV
« Solo l’amare, solo il conoscere
conta, non l’aver amato,
non l’aver conosciuto. » P.P. Pasolini
Artists: Anna Kryvenko (République Tchèque/Ukraine)– Pirarucu Duo (Fernando Visockis & Thiago Parizi) (Brésil/Finlande) – Neil Needleman (USA) – Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu (s.a.b.a) (Roumanie) – Isabelle Rozenbaum (France) – Susanne Wiegner (Allemagne) – Maryam Tafakory (Iran/Grande-Bretagne) – Equipo-Cuatro (Sebastian Tedesco, Claudia ARAYA LOPEZ, Natacha EBERS, Sofia KAUER and Robert PAREDES) – Ausín Sáinz (Espagne) – Ka Lun Leung (Hong-Kong)
Silently Like a Comet (8’14 – 2014) / Anna Kryvenko (République Tchèque/Ukraine)
Mete-o-rology or How Jean Baudrillard Forecasted our Dooms (4’30 – 2015) / Pirarucu Duo (Fernando Visockis & Thiago Parizi) (Brésil/Finlande)
AmericaAntiAmerica (3’35 – 2014) / Neil Needleman (USA)
The Omelet Manifesto (9’05 – 2015) / Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu (s.a.b.a) (Roumanie)
Rêve rose #1 Pink Dream (11’09 – 2013) / Isabelle Rozenbaum (France)
The light – The shade (7’07 – 2014) / Susanne Wiegner (Allemagne)
Taklif (10′ – 2014) / Maryam Tafakory (Iran/Grande-Bretagne)
Las Partes (4’05 – 2014) / Equipo-Cuatro (Sebastian Tedesco, Claudia ARAYA LOPEZ, Natacha EBERS, Sofia KAUER and Robert PAREDES)
No born (4’44 – 2014) / Ausín Sáinz (Espagne)
Fall up, float down (7’36 – 2015) / Ka Lun Leung (Hong-Kong)
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.