Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris

Video Re:view

10.05 — 26.06.2011r. | BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice/ Rondo Sztuki Art Gallery in Katowice / Mariacka St. in Katowice/ Korez Theatre / 50x50 Club/ Faculty of Philology of the University of Silesia/ Dobra Karma/ Kinoteatr Rialto

A presentation of the most significant phenomenons in video-art. Exhibitions / Projections / Workshops / Performance / Installations 

Video Re:view is the first event of this scale in our region. The Festival presented the most significant phenomenons in video-art. The main event of the Festival was an exhibition of works from 13. Videonale Bonn — one of the oldest video-art biennale in Europe, most famous of discovering new talents. Videonale Bonn is also well-known for surprising ways of exposing video-art. A very important element of the Festival was the project Cinema (re)visited by video-art / Kino (re)wizytowane przez sztukę wideo, referring to the history of the cinema and prepared in a collaboration with Les Instants Vidéo from Marseille.

The program included a presentation of the most recent movie by Santiago Sierra NO, Global Tour, as well. The movie reports a global journey of artist's latest instalation NO, which had its stop during last year’s edition of Ars Cameralis Festival. A premiere of the publication The Labyrinth of Memory. Faces of Evil 1939—2009, which summarized an video-art exhibition presented in 2009 in KAtowice, was also a part of the program.

Another interesting element of the program were the workshops. An artistic group Mühlenkampf from Cologne prepared an international exchange program called Spaces of the world. NeighborhoodPrzestrzenie świata. Sąsiedztwo. Youth from Poland and Germany had an opportunity to explore together the influence of new media and technology on art and social reality. Georg Elben, the director of Videonale led a workshop for young curators, where he focused on issues of the presentation of video-art.

The program was completed by video projections in cinemas and urban spaces, as well as meetings with the artists and discussions on audiovisual culture.

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