The FOCUS video programmes pay tribute to reknown arts, 'young' artists, the production of a guest country or of a label. They are all curated by guest curators.

 


Focus : Robert CROMA

12th March - 8h15PM - Petit Vélo

Robert Croma is a writer, a photographer, a director and a video artist from England.

He also presents an selection of short videos during Videoformes 09.

Future and the dream / Robert Croma / 2007 / 54'

'My recent work with digital video embraces aspects of memory and time and pursues the vagaries and revelations of dream and happenstance. It alludes to fictions and truths in the everyday and seeks out the poetry of possibility.'


Focus : carte blanche to In Extenso - Provisional end

Curator : Martial Deflacieux

12th March - 10PM - Petit Vélo

 

An atypic association in the artistic landscape of Auvergne, In extenso defends contemporary art in the fields of publishing, exhibitions & residences.

 

Bonneville / Benoit Broisat / France / 2004 / 12'
Interstices / Philippe Eydieu / France / 2008 / 4x12'
Smoke / Fleur Noguera / France / 2008 / 6'48
Provisional End (extrait de Tétraphobie) / Guillaume Pinard / France / 2006 / 15'59
A suivre / Kristina Solomoukha / Ukraine / 2002 / 3'30


Focus : Ran SLAVIN - Elevator n°3

13th March - 8h15PM - Petit Vélo

Ran Slavin is a cross media audio and visual artist from Tel Aviv. Working with experimental cinema, digital and acoustic music, real time live video/sound performances. He is active in the international music and contemporary art scene, his visual work has been described as intense urban surrealism.

He also presents an installation in Videoformes 09, a performance during the opening of the festival

and a set for the Nuit des Arts Electroniques.

Elevator n°3  / Ran Slavin / Israël / 2004-07 / 62''

 

'Elevator no.3' is the 4th edition and closing cycle to the 5 year project: Insomniac City.

It is is a dark and dreamy urban twilight story happening in Shanghai and Tel Aviv,

an exploration of the cities where dreams and reality become one.

 

A phone call wakes up a troubled and confused young woman in a hotel in Shanghai.

A fragmented phone conversation rolls into a self ordered murder,but is it real, a memory, a TV show, or a dream ?


Focus : carte blanche to WRO International Media Art Biennale

Curator : Sonia Poirot

13th March - 10PM - Petit Vélo

The new WRO Art Center, located at Widok St. (The View St.), Wrocław, arose from the experience and activity of the WRO Foundation Media Art Center, the only independent organization in Poland specializing in contemporary art, media and technology, since 1989 organizing WRO - International Media Art Biennale. The WRO Art Center features regular presentations of contemporary art intertwined with the development of communications tools and processes.

Endless loop / Anna Orlikowska / 2007 / 3'25 (en boucle / loop)
Barszcz / Patrycja German / 2004 / 2'43 (en boucle / loop)
Untitled works / Łukasz Gronowski / 2007 / 4'46
Skaters / Dominik Lejman / 2004 / 5' (vidéo fresque / video mural)
Personal Doping / Agnieszka Kalinowska / 2003 / 7'30 (installation vidéo)
106 Olney Street / Marcin Giżycki / 2007 / 4'49
Film o kotstuchu / Piotr Bosacki / 2008 / 2'50

Zloto / Filip Chrobak / 2007 / 8'43

Sufferrosa / Dawid Marcinkowski / 2007 / 4'44


Focus : Stephen Dwoskin

Le chemin des artistes, from Traces de Vie to Vidéoformes

Curator : Gloria Morano / doctorante en cinéma (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)

In association with the Rencontres du film documentaire de Clermont-Ferrand (18th edition en 2008) :

14th march - 2PM - Cinéma Les Ambiances

 

 

Asleep / 1961 / 4'
Me, Myself and I / 1967 / 18'
Dirty / 1965 / 30'
Intoxicated by my Illness / 2001 / 41'
Phone Strip / 2007 / 8'17

 

 

Distribution : Lux

LUX is an arts agency based in London which explores ideas around artists' moving image practice through exhibition, distribution, publishing, education and research. It holds the largest collection of artists' films and videos in Europe, with over 5000 titles, all listed in its online catalogue www.lux.org.uk.


Focus : New generation : Brazil Knows What Video Art is (Brazilian videos)

Curator : Francesca Azzi / Curator & producer of Zeta Filmes & of the Indie International Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

14th march - 4PM - Cinéma Les Ambiances

A video selection of brazilian artists : Carlosmagno Rodriguez, Roberto Bellini, Leandro Lima & Gisela Motta, Sara Ramo, and others.
www.zetafilmes.com.br

Doriangreen / CarlosMagno Rodriguez / 16'45

Amor fati / Sara Ramo / 6'

Framed / Gisela Mota & Leandro Lima / 4'

Through the glass / Roberto Bellini / 6'50

FF / Various / 10'

Sebastiâo, The man who used to drink kerosene / CarlosMagno Rodriguez / 11'

Translado / Sara Ramo / 8'

Hole / Gisela Mota & Leandro Lima / 4'

Opposite sensations / Various / 5'10

Cover dreams / Sara Ramo / 2'43

Before the abyss of your eyes / CarlosMagno Rodriguez / 6'

Invisible garden / Gisela Mota & Leandro Lima / 15'