IN|DUST|REAL|Video art event, VIIIth edition, Oradea, Romania
Curator׃ Associate Professor Dr. Gabriela Diana Bohnstedt Gavrilas
From 2nd of September to 3rd of October 2017
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In cooperation with:
University of Oradea – Faculty of Arts – Department of Visual Arts
The Museum of Ţării Crişurilor, Oradea, Romania
Conflux Oradea (Romania)
Visual Container, Milano (Italy),
VisualcontainerTV International Videoart webchannel
[.BOX] Videoart Project Space Milano (Italy)
Artists: Hervé All, France – Kuo Ying Hsiu, Taiwan – Milad Monavvarian, Canada – Carolina Lara Grimberg, Argentina – Benjamin Rosenthal, USA – Matías Bó, Argentina – Ena Kielska, Poland – Dimitar Dimitrov, Bulgaria – Nikolaus Jantsch, Austria – Jeroen ter Welle, Netherlands – Jesseca Ynez Simmons, USA
VisualcontainerTV is proud to present the last videoart event IN|DUST|REAL hold at Museum of Ţării Crişurilor in Oradea.
IN|DUST|REAL|Video art event, VIIIth edition
We live in an artificial and irrational world where the qualities of nature are replaced with episodic immediate values that miss the richness of the natural universe at a micro and macrocosmic level. The contemporary society teaches the present generations to consume more than necessary. We constantly encounter recommendations to overconsume, through advertisements, the Internet, posters, etc. These make us less vigilant and undermine the knowledge of true effects on ecosystems and make the role of nature more relative, excluding or ignoring the effects of man’s forced intrusion into nature as a consequence of industrial overproduction.
The continuous product promotion lead to a generation most of the time unaware of the effects this excessive consumption has on the environment.
We are a consumer generation which forgets that waste production has a negative impact on the natural regeneration and the preservation of natural ecosystem. The changes in climate have reached dangerous levels for the normal pace of life evolution and waste reintegration is by far much slower than the process of producing toxic substances that can be found in food, plastic, metal or electronic waste.
Questions regarding the protection and preservation of the environment have been raised worldwide:
-why the technological progress means, in many cases, environmental destruction and which are the ways of saving those natural ecosystems destroyed by excessive industrial development?
-how can we synchronize natural regeneration with the idea of technological evolution without undermining the natural development of ecosystems?
-can elements of nature be preserved by using modern technology? Can we look at this artificial preservation as a necessary measure to regenerate ecosystems?
-how can we cope with the mistakes we make while implementing new technologies?
-how do we protect nature by drafting sets of bioethical rules meant to produce beneficial effects upon nature?
The video artist’s suspicion related to these phenomena is materialised by interpreting images that are directly connected either with the essential attributes of the realities of nature or with the human actions upon nature. Thus the contemporary artist questions the technology – nature relation in a critical, conceptual and aesthetic manner and studies fragments from the natural reality or visual monstrosities produced by man’s intrusion in the natural environment.
Curator : Associate Professor Dr. Gabriela Diana Bohnstedt Gavrilaș
Hervé ALL, White Light, 04:44 2012, France
Kuo Ying Hsiu, Repeat Repeat, 02:49, 2016, Taiwan
Milad Monavvarian, Limitless Reality, 04:56, 2016,Canada
Carolina Lara Grimberg, Viszlát Beltrán, 03:08, 2016, Argentina
Benjamin Rosenthal, From this side of space to the other side of the signal, 09:54, 2017, USA
Matías Bó, Sofia (Jean Arp), 04:18, 2017, Argentina
Ena Kielska, The Habit Ants, 02:00, 2017, Poland
Dimitar Dimitrov, The Retarded Child, 00:59, 2016, Bulgaria
Nikolaus Jantsch, Microscopia, 04:40, 2016, Austria
Jeroen ter Welle, Wind, 03:53, 2016, Netherlands
Jesseca Ynez Simmons, Dark Matter(s), 04:58, 2016, USA