THE RECONSTRUCTION OF CINEMA @ VIDEOTAGE – Hong Kong China 07/08/2012
THE RECONSTRUCTION of CINEMA
Saturday 07 augustus 2012 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm
VIDEOTAGE Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village
63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong
T +852 2573 1869 F +852 2503 5978
– Screening: 8:00pm – 9:30pm
– Artist Talk: 9:30pm – 10:00pm
– 10:00pm-… Live Streaming Sound Performance/ The Reconstruction of Music
A screening focussing on the conservative aspects of modern cinema.
By video artist/ director Jimmy Hendrickx, lecturer at the School Of Arts KASK – Ghent – Belgium
Numerous audio-visual productions, independent of their quality will never enter the movie theatre. Film must meet certain requirements, film seems to be a format on his own. Movies missing the aspects of this format commonly get labled with terms like video or experimental film, even they are purely meant for the cinema audience.
A video screening of 3 Belgian Video artists who are all questioning the grammar of film on their own remarkable way.
Stardust 20’’ /Nicolas Provost
Pudica 20’’ /Jimmy Hendrickx
What About American History 20’’ /Frank Merckx & Robbert Goyvaerts
LIVE STREAM SOUND PERFORMANCE
Simon Blu Wasem …”/ The Reconstruction of Music
Nicolas Provost/ Stardust
Stardust is the second part of the trilogy where Nicolas Provost investigates the bounderies of fiction and reality by filming everyday life with a hidden high resolution camera and turning the cinematic images into a fiction film by using cinematographic and narrative codes from the Hollywood film language. The first part of the trilogy was the award winning Plot Point (2007) that was shot entirely with a hidden camera and turned everyday life around Times Square New York into a thriller film.
Provost’s work uses the language of film to manoeuvre and influence the interpretation of images and stories. He manipulates time, codes and form, twisting and shaping new narratives and experimental sensations that tightly bind visual art and cinematography. He taps into our collective filmic memory and reconstructs it to stunning effect. Duality is intrinsic in much of his work, both literally with optical mirroring and conceptually when he toys with the blurred boundaries between fiction and reality, the sublime and the ugly, the utopian and the concrete, the marvelous and the terrible, and finally, between truth and invention. Provost is part scientist and part magician, generating a grotesque visual poetry of hypnotic beauty and macabre consequences.
Nicolas Provost (1969, Belgium) is a filmmaker and visual artist living and working in Brussels, Belgium. His work is a reflection on the grammar of cinema and the relationship between visual art and the cinematic experience. He has also written and directed several short and mid-length fiction films. His work has been broadcast, screened and exhibited worldwide on both visual art platforms and film festivals and have earned a long list of awards and screenings at prestigious festivals including The Sundance Film Festival, The Berlinale, The Viennale, The San Francisco International Filmfestival, Cinevegas, The International Film Festival Rotterdam, and The Locarno Film Festival. Solo exhibitions include The Seattle Art Museum, USA, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, C-Space Gallery, Beijing, China, The International Media Art Biennale, Poland, Solar Galeria de Arte Cinematica, Vila do Conde, Portugal.
Robbert&Frank/ Frank&Robbert / What About American History
Associative stream of images. What about history; in a personal and a general way.
Identity? Questions. The past and the present.Frank & Robbert traveling through the United States.
Reflection about the ‘now’: masked – unmasked; fiction – reality; … Experiment: about the form: A film – a window, the borders of the screen; How to make a movie? How can you create film? How do you tell a story? How do you present moving images? It is about playing with the format of film itself, research about film within film.
Frank & Robbert is young vibrant vitality. Eager to dive into the world and all that it has to offer. What they do as artists is not only look at the world (in a new way), but also interact with the world (in a new way). The world and all of it’s layers are a game like they say.
Jimmy Hendrickx/ Pudica
Pudica (which means Sensitive Plant) is a story about the children of Cheras, a suburb in the east of Kuala Lumpur. A place in the middle of a transitional period of modernization. We see the old part of the neihbourhood getting fastly demoliched, to make way for monotomic impersonal apartment blocks. The lasts peace of jungle in the shadow of a building build yesterday.Between this noizy landscape of constructions we see the youngest generation being bored and don`t know where to go.
Jimmy Hendrickx teaches video editing and history of cinema at the School Of Arts in Ghent. Parallel with his research in movie history he is clearly experimenting with the knowledge and insights that came along with his theoretical studies. Playing with the mind of the audience and experimenting with the alphabet of cinema. Like he said:”It’s time to give up the differences between, cinema and video Art.” But exclude all this Jimmy is looking for just pure audiovisual poetry.
Simon Blu Wasem/ The Reconstruction of Music
In The Reconstruction of Music will Blu bring an experimental live stream sound performance strait from Kuala Lumpur.
Come and reconstruct your concept of music.
Blu Simon Wasem (1987, Criciuma/ Brasil) is a nomade multi-media artist who dedicated himself to improvisation and experimental music. By Origin a bass and percussion player, today augmented with violin, flute, and handmade electronics.
Using The World as inspiration he is now focussing on South-East Asia where he let his imrovisations flow out of urban metropolitan experiences or his jungle escapades. Abstract and touching compositions often combined with humoristic layers leading the audience to a new concept of their musicnotions.
more info on www.videotage.hk.org
Friday – September 7, 2012, 8:00 PM
Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road
Hong Kong, China