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ON AIR NOW: AKTO College Fine Art and New Media, Greece

AKTO College Fine Art and New Media, Greece // Videoart selection on Academy program //from the 9th of September to the 14th October 2021

Students: Lefkothea Arvanitaki / Maria Arvaniti / Georg Alexander Iffert / Antonis Kalavrezos / Christina Kouniari / Fotini Kympouropoulou / Elena Pachiakou / Lydia Skorda / Stefanos Tsiamoulis / Ifigeneia Vasilopoulou

Visualcontainer presents on the Academy program, the special selection of Greece students made by Katerina Apostolidou.
These works are made from the first and second-year students of the Fine Art and New Media BA Hons program of AKTO College Fine Art and New Media in Athens.
The videos are produced during the second, third and fourth semester, (from March to April 2020-2021 which means that they all have been made during the period of the pandemic while the course of Visual language run via Teams, the internet platform.

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ON AIR NOW: ‘A Subjective Reality’ a performance by ISABEL FREDEUS (BE)

‘A Subjective Reality’ // performance by Isabel Fredeus //From the 2nd of September to the 2nd of October 2021

Video-exhibition
45:25min
DeSingel, Antwerp (BE)

The video exhibition ‘A Subjective Reality’ will guide you through four performances that took place at DeSingel Antwerp (BE) in February 2021. All performances are presented in realtime and each shot in one take:

‘Acid trip’ (2021)

‘To set the course’ (2021)(2015)

‘Are you coming or going? – An analogue puppetry of light behaviour.’ (2021)

‘Pair production’ (2021)

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VISUALCONTAINERTV WELCOMES THE NEW
PAY PER VIEW VIDEO SECTION

Now VisualcontainerTV makes a step forward by becoming an online videoart distributing platform for private views including festivals, curatorial projects as well as performing arts.
Programs are available either in live streaming and in on-demand pay per view in order to safeguard the presented artists’ “rights of view”.

FOCUS ON KERRY BALDRY MONOGRAPHY (UK)

KERRY BALDRY MONOGRAPHY

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VisualcontainerTV is proud to present the monograph of Kerry Baldry, a compilation of 16 experimental films realized in the last years. The “best of” Kerry’s research on videoart language is now on pay by view.

VisualcontainerTV supports the crowdfunding campaign for Kerry Baldry. Every view of this monograph is a donation to this purpose.

THE EXOGENESIS TRILOGY BY ANGELINA VOSKOPOULOU (Greece)

“Exogenesis’’ is responsibly depicting energy, illuminated energy that moves freely inside the electrical field of the universe, interconnecting every Thing, holding and shaping the physical, the spiritual and the intellectual world, giving it life and movement. “Exogenesis” is all about the flash like a moment when light is about to define the form and prevail over darkness when the soul hidden inside everything is ready to emerge and identify with an idea that will give it its form. It attempts a visual presentation of that very moment at the very boundaries between the inner and the outer world, where all the contraries touch.

Angelina Voskopoulou – Floating in space, 7′ 50″, 2009

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Silently floating in space, the illusion of her body gets liquefied into amorphous abstractions of deep purples and ethereal blues, piercing magentas and puzzling turquoises. At once radiant and opaque, she – a primordial force majeure – exists on both sides of the endless mirror of the universe.

Angelina Voskopoulou – The seed, 6:30, 2014

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The seed from her left eye becomes the light and ignites the night…

Angelina Voskopoulou – A star breath away, 5’11”, 2011

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A star breath away from eternity, her feet rest on the imaginary ground, for a brief moment that seems to last longer in an elegant dissolution of time. Through a supernova sauté, she invokes Chaos and instantly sways it away with her hair.

FOCUS ON THE FILM SECTION

PREMIERE:
Cristina Ohlmer + Stefan Reisinger / art vs film – 7 MOMENTS OF OBLIVION, 29:42, 2021

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The protagonist lives in a village in the Po Valley. We use this “end of the world” as a stage to counteract a (self-chosen) isolation in old age with the phenomenon of a transfigured memory. She lives in a melancholy deceleration of her glamorous ideas: suddenly a man drives past whom she seems to recognize. Her journey into dejà vu begins with a celebrated dance

THINKPINK (RUSSIA) – ROAR, 21:20, 2019
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ROAR (rus. “РОКОТ”) is a video installation about the process of searching for identity in moments of personal transformation. The project examines the boundaries of “male” and “female” in modern society, and self-acceptance through the internal and external nature.

FOCUS ON PERFORMANCE ART FILM: SYLVIA TOY ST. LOUIS (USA)

Sylvia Toy St. Louis – Creation, 54 min, 2018

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An experimental, greenscreen art film inspired by the Central African creator god, Mbombo, who created the world by vomiting it. The two main characters in CREATION are The First One (Night), who suddenly appears out of a void of light – i.e., a Big Bang event – and immediately vomits The Second One (God). The First One hates existence. The Second One loves existence so much that he/she begins vomiting all the parts of the Universe. 

Sylvia Toy St. Louis – Sequence 32, 75min, 2018

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SEQUENCE  32 (2017). A feature-length, nonlinear mashup of my research for CREATION, an experimental, greenscreen art film inspired by the Central African creator god, Mbombo, who created the world by vomiting it. There is no dialogue.

THE SELECTION FROM SPACES:
CAPPA’S CURATORIAL PROJECT

Center for Archiving and Promotion of Performing Art – CAPPA (Italy)
THE CURATORIAL PROJECT

THE BODY IS CYCLICAL…

It is a book open to human history, which tells about mythology, popular culture and today’s dilemmas. It is the mirror of feelings that are always different and always the same in an endless cycle.

Noema Pasquali – The Inner Eyes of Tiresia, 12:03, 2019

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The Inner Eyes of Tiresia (12’03 ”) – BODY Festival of Performing Arts, 2019
A fusion of Body Art and narration that brings to life the metamorphosis of the myth of Tiresias, blinded by the gods, on the artist’s body, who in return gave him the power of clairvoyance. 

Emanuela Barbi – Parata, 4min, 1999

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Parade – CORPO Festival of Performing Arts, 2019
The artist recalls the figure of the Warrior of Capestrano, the androgynous figure of the ancient Piceno people, wearing a breastplate faithfully reproduced in crochet. In a circular dance on itself, the artist recalls the dervishes and the Abruzzese folk tradition, weaving a link between old and new, between popular and contemporary art.

Flavio Sciolè – RoseRosse, 13:52, 2009

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Presented in 2009 in Futuroma and Artcevia, in RoseRosse the artist immolates himself to the ultimate sacrifice, tearing his body and voice apart. Devoured, explored, named red roses invade the scene, the artist penetrates them by eating them and suffering their thorns. A sacrificial body immolated to the Act.

PREMIERE:
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PREMIERE:
Daniela Di Maro – Raphanus Sativus, 7 min. 2020

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A long process of manual release of seeds, from the thorny siliques of the Raphanus sativus (radish) plant, is synthesized, step by step, up to
to the revelation of a message, made of the same substance as vegetable granules.

PREMIERE:
Katharina Gruzei – YAW, 14 min. 2020

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The artist takes up this aspect and devotes herself to homeland security in a double sense; rites and the military. While the Austria-wide network of radar systems watches over the borders of Austria, the rites and customs preserve traditions and maintain them through constant re-performance. 

PREMIERE:
Maria Korporal – ZoOm into my Room, 4:57, 2020

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Our social and private life has undergone a drastic turn towards digitalisation as a consequence of the pandemic that originated at the beginning of 2020. Human contacts now often are replaced by video-chat Zoom or Jitsy.
In this video, I try to show the human experience of loneliness and impotence during their „meetings“ in cyberspace. Even if the light image accurately depicts the person, eye contact is impossible. We look at a screen that shows a simulacrum of some other human being and of ourselves.

PREMIERE:
LIUBA – UNTITLED 6’51”, 2010 – 2020

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In 2020, during the COVID-19 emergency which forced people in isolation into their own home and into social distancing, with no other contacts than the ones mediated by technology, LIUBA decided to devote herself to editing the footage and photos of this performance, aware that in the era of global pandemic these images take on further meaning. The action of embracing a stranger looks like a remote reality, almost impossible to start it again as a social practice, but at the same time there is a strong need to resume this practice as soon as possible, and stronger than ever.”It is incredible to see how much hunger for affection I saw and experienced on my skin during the performance piece.

EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO

HESAM RAHMANI – Faces without Visages, 8:00, 2019

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How come a sombre silence drowns me and my memory?
How come the faces lose visage in this dark dungeon of memory?

Cristina Ohlmer – SHANGHAI DREAM, 10.40, 2014

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In old times it was possible to escape the fate that brings bad dreams into your life when you draw the fabulous animal BAKU on your pillow or the wall, or you must shout: BAKU CHI, eat the dream up. This is the Shanghai dream. The dream is of Shanghai changing May into June, July into August and heat into rain until autumn comes in September. 

Eginhartz Kanter – take away, 6:42, 2018

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The gloomy aura of the abandoned, nightly streets is underlined in the work. At the same time, taking-away takes a closer look at people’s primordial fear of the darkness – the Achluophobia – which is especially pronounced in childhood. Furthermore, the black wall arouses associations with stage elements and thus increases the stage-atmosphere the places somehow posses.

Alessandra Arnò – 2050, 4:11, 2019

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Footage from the photographic series of Luca Locatelli “Hunger Solutions” – winner of the 2018 edition of The World Press Photo Contest /// Environment /// Stories.

A journey took on for the first time by the human eye through the robotic gaze. Technological evolution as seen by the machine arises as to the only solution for survival in the near future. 

David Anthony Sant – EXPANSE – 04:07, 2019

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Notably disparate Sydney localities. A threaded expanse of colour expands and/or contracts within each portion of the footage. The displaced perimeters of the images redefine their discernment whilst whimsically disclosing their underlying digital fabric.

Katharina Gruzei – Dialogue I – IV, 9:45, 2008/09

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Dialogue I – IV shows the communication between two people. The project focuses on creating a sketch of the intense exchange between two cultures by using the gaze as the main form of communication. Here “culture” does not mean a person’s origin but the unique cultivation that everyone experiences and makes people individuals.

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