GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL

2014-12-06 14:30 - 16:30

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL

When: 6 Dec 2014, Saturday 14:30
Where: Zajia lab

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL

他山更绿国际艺术影像节

A PROGRAM of YOUNG GERMAN VIDEO ART presented by Zita Zhong & Clemens Wilhelm.

 

Movie
Constantin Hartenstein: HIGH LIGHT 14min
Marko Schiefelbein: LIFE BEGINS HERE 15min
Julia Charlotte Richter: PROMISED LAND 11min
Mikko Gaestel & Nike Arnold: ANKUNFT IN ZONE DELTA 14min
Clemens Wilhelm: PETER IS DEAD 15min

TOTAL: 69 min, followed by a Q & A Session with Zita Zhong and Clemens Wilhelm.

 

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL
A proverb tells us that "the grass is always greener on the other side", reminding us that distant locations always appear greater than they are when seen from afar. But where is this other side in the 21th century? When traveling physically, one often cannot escape the feeling that places are becoming more similar, more commodified, more corporate-ruled. The omnipresent digital medium video travels via internet around the globe and stimulates international dialogue across borders like no other visual art medium at the moment. A new generation of video artists speaks up.

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE presents a selection of international video artists whose work reflects the issues of the globalized generation. GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE does not present videos on a specific theme, but a collage image of strong works that show the subconscious of our present. Personal and global issues clash as the individual struggles with society. Often humoristic or absurdist approaches are used to come to terms with not-so-funny topics.

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE is a traveling video festival initiated by artist Clemens Wilhelm (Berlin) in 2011. Since then it showed at Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing (CN), Sichuan Fine Arts Insitute, Chongqing (CN), Frequency Time Group, Chengdu (CN), SIM The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik (IS), Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam (NL), Buitenwerkplaats Artist Residency, Starnmeer (NL), Titanik Gallery, Turku (FI), Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki (FI), Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn (EST), Glasgow School of Art (UK), Babel Art Space, Trondheim (NO), Small Projects, Tromsö (NO), NOD Gallery, Prague (CZ), and Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo (NO).

GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE is non-profit and artist-run, made possible by the generous support of the featured artists and the hosting institutions.

HIGHLIGHT

HIGHLIGHT

Constantin Hartenstein: HIGHLIGHT
With a bright torch as the only light source, a man rambles through a seemingly deserted village at night, looking at the stage-like scenery, front yards and eventually entering houses in search of any traces of human society. The people he finds seem to be left to its own devices. Rigid and motionless, time appears to not exist.

LIFE BEGINS HERE

LIFE BEGINS HERE

Marko Schiefelbein: LIFE BEGINS HERE
In LIFE BEGINS HERE the viewer follows the action of a men who mistakenly incorporated the identity of a brand. As much as he is only able to communicate with advertisement slogans, he also spends his time reminiscing in memories which he copied from commercials. Everything went well until he fears to fail by not being able to keep his bodily function stable.

 

Julia Charlotte Richter: PROMISED LAND
The view goes to a modern conference room. Young and smart looking men in suits stand around. Sliding doors are moved, covering the windows. The view out is blocked. Puzzled, the men sit around the table. Not a word is spoken. The atmosphere is claustrophobic. One of the men stands up and pushes a button. A computer screen rises. The anonymity of the table and the few objects on it are mirrored in the black screen. The faces show increasing helplessness. A man pours mineral water into a glass. He puts it down next to the bottle, but does not drink. The sound of the pouring is so intense that one instinctively thinks of pissing. He pisses his fear into the glass. Is it fear? Rather despair. Then, suddenly the facade can no longer be maintained. The men struggle not to cry, but the urge is too strong.

ANKUNFT IN ZONE DELTA

ANKUNFT IN ZONE DELTA

Nike Arnold & Mikko Gaestel: ANKUNFT IN ZONE DELTA
The film ANKUNFT IN ZONE DELTA shows the erection of a improvised shelter on a city rooftop and the subsequent daily routine of it's residents. Nike Arnold and Mikko Gaestel set themselves the rule to stay on the roof uninterrupted for 168 hours, to develop a minimal chamber play and enact it on location.

PETER IS DEAD

PETER IS DEAD

Clemens Wilhelm: PETER IS DEAD
Peter is dead. Why do humans make puzzles? Does photography conserve memory? What is a good story? Why is one interested in the life of a stranger? How do you read a stranger? This video consists of photographs which the artist found in the garbage bin of his building. The essence of a stranger's life was thrown away. He felt a strong urge to look at these pictures and to give them an order. A fictive biography based on analogue photographs tells the life of Peter the truck driver and barkeeper from West-Berlin, who could also have been called Klaus or Jürgen. Why were these pictures thrown away? Does Peter not deserve to be remembered? Or do we just want a good story?

 

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