ARTEFACT festival 08
festival for art & new media
12>17 feb 2008
STUK arts centre Leuven, Belgium
info & program: www.artefact-festival.be
CAPTURING TIME - MAPPING THE MOMENT
... presents work of artists that try to capture, record or reconstruct a certain moment, a space or an emotion. They look into the relations and differences between human, machine or digital memories; between a personal and a collective memory.
Installations, performances and concerts of artists with very different backgrounds are presented side by side. There are several threads running through the program and the exhibition. A part of the selected works originates from objective and subjective data collected by artists during their travels. They give places and experiences a new spatiality, open for visitors to scan and explore themselves.
Other works and performances analyze the power of media when it comes to the representation of history and how we remember it. The main focus lies on the impact on our perception of the world, of small and big events. Artists deconstruct the very nature of television, internet, film, and the cinematographic image. They investigate the moment or the space that demarcates the boundary between an event and its representation.
exhibition with: Spencer Finch - Christian Ziegler - Jan De Wulf - Christoph Fink - Jim Campbell - Julien Maire - Malcolm Le Grice - Manon de Boer - Akram Zaatari - Jennifer & Kevin McCoy - Jonathan Schipper - Irina Botea - Stefaan Decostere - Harun Farocki
performances: Rabih Mroué - SXS enterprise & Monika Rinck - Xavier Le Roy / Helmut Lachenmann
symposium with: Wendy Chun - Joe Milutis - Leslie Thornton - Thomas Zummer
music: SOME NOTES ON SCELSI with Oren Ambarchi / Stefaan Quix / Keith Rowe / George van Dam - SOME NOTES ON TENNEY by Champ d'Action - Audiostore / Eavesdropper - Kim Hiorthøy - Benjamin Brunn - Milanese - Shackleton - Grimelock - Murcof - Machinefabriek - Modeselektor - Peter Van Hoesen