Video Art

Olivier Bohler & Céline Gailleurd – Jean-Luc Godard, le désordre exposé (2013)

André Labarthe part à la recherche de Godard et de son “Voyage(s) en utopie”, installation inachevée du cinéaste au Centre Georges- Pompidou en 2006. Le film crée l’illusion d’une discussion entre les deux hommes. Extraits de films et entretiens composent ce voyage passionnant dans le temps et l’oeuvre godardiens. Read More »

Edgar Pêra – Movimentos Perpétuos: Cine-Tributo a Carlos Paredes AKA Perpetual Movements: A Cine Tribute to Carlos Paredes (2006)

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A documentary in 17 movements, in which testimonies and the guitar define the genius, the bravery and the modesty of Carlos Paredes. In PERPETUAL MOVEMENTS ‚ A TRIBUTE TO CARLOS PAREDES a dialog is established between a guitar and a SP8 camera, in an aesthetic which evocates the memory of old family pictures, full of intimacy, revealed in the sharing of simple stories of life. The Carlos Paredes’s concert in Auditório Carlos Alberto, in Oporto, 1984, is the starting point for the unfolding of prison stories, resistance, success and amateurism, stories marked by simplicity and passion. Read More »

Sadie Benning – Video Works Vol. 1-3 (1989-1998)

Sadie Benning is a lesbian videomaker who began making videos when she was 15 years old, using a Fisher Price Pixelvision toy camera. Benning’s early works were made in the privacy of her childhood bedroom, using scrawled and handwritten text from diary entries to record thoughts and images that reveal the longings and complexities of a developing identity. Read More »

The Otolith Group – Otolith II (2009)

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In 2006 The Otolith were commissioned by the Dutch curatorial platform If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, Kunsten Festival Des Arts and Argos in Brussels, and Casco Projects in Utrecht to develop the next episode in the Otolith Trilogy. The work was developed over one year with a series of events that explored our research and methodology. The Video was filmed in Dharavi in Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra, in Chandigargh in the state of Punjab and in London. Read More »

Pierre Huyghe – A Journey That Wasn’t (2006)

On February 9th, 2005, seven artists and ten crewmembers set sail from the Port of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, the southeast point of Argentina. Their journey centered on a search for an unknown island and an encounter with a unique solitary creature that was rumored to live only on the shores of an unnamed island somewhere at the height of the Polar Antarctic Circle.

This adventure was the first part of a film. The second part, the representation of the adventure, will take place in New York. Read More »

Cecelia Condit – Possibly In Michigan (1983)

Possibly in Michigan is an operatic fairy tale of cannibalism, desire and dread in Middle America, a densely collaged narrative in which Beauty meets the Beast in the surreal landscape of shopping-mall suburbia. Two women with a penchant for “violence and perfume” take revenge on their animal-masked male persecutor. In this contemporary rendering of gothic enchantment, victim becomes aggressor and the familiar becomes the fantastic. Condit reworks popular narrative conventions using black humor, sing-song dialogue, and ironically gruesome images. Constructing a comically grim fairy tale of dreamlike pursuit and sexual violence, she inverts traditional Freudian metaphors to impart a subversive voice to her transgressive heroines: “I bite at the hand that feeds me.” Possibly in Michigan is a classic tale of psychosexual horror, retold as an irreverent fantasy of the other. Read More »

Bill Viola – I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like (1986)

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Structured in five parts, Il Corpo Scuro (The Dark Body), The Language of the Birds, The Night of Sense, Stunned by the Drum, and The Living Flame, the tape envisions a metaphysical journey of rational and intuitive thought, from the natural world to spiritual rituals. Viola’s poetic investigation of subject and object, observing and being observed, and his search for knowledge of the self is encapsulated in an indelible visual metaphor: an image of the artist reflected in the pupil of an owl’s eye. Read More »