EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL
festival: April 25 - 29 2007
exhibition: April 25 - May 20 2007
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20 Years of the European Media Art Festival - the forum for Expanded
Media in Europe
The meeting point for audiences and guests from home and abroad.
Around 250 new works of media art, including world premieres, will be
presented. The festival shows film as a contemporary work of art in
cinemas and exhibitions, both performed and using multimedia.
The exhibition "Final Cut" directs our view to the relationship between media art and cinema. From 25 April to 20 May an artistic look at the dream machine "cinema" will be given at the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche. International artists will demonstrate their fascination with cinema, but will also question the values, codes and patterns behind the films. Works will be presented by artists such as Paul McCarthy, Alex McQuilkin, Mischa Kuball, Klaus vom Bruch, Candice Breitz, Mark Lewis, Christoph Girardet, Bjorn Melhus, Peter Tscherkassky, Christoph Draeger, Clemens von Wedemeyer and Pierre Huyghe. There will also be plenty of opportunity to participate in talks with the artists and attend lectures on the subject. The exhibition is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation.
A review of media art will be given by our special guests, the director of the ZKM, Peter Weibel, Lynn Hershman, Birgit Hein of the fur Bildende Kunste Braunschweig and Malcolm LeGrice, who will be showing their personal selection of films.
Around 180 current experimental shorts, feature-length films and videos have been selected from a total of roughly 2000 works submitted from around the world. They range from narrative approaches to documentary/analytical views of war events and environmental problems. Visually walking the borderline between real and virtual areas of communication is also selected as a central theme. We are focussing this year on the countries of Mexico and Cuba.
Three awards will be presented at the festival: the "EMAF Award" for a trend-setting work in media art, the "Dialogpreis" of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of intercultural exchange and the "Preis der deutschen Filmkritik" for the best German experimental film.
// Expanded Cinema
The new edition of SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT curated by Mark Webber (LUX London) provides an insight into Expanded Cinema from the 1960s and 70s. Two historic works will be screened live.
The performance LATITUDE presents a new work by the English group D-Fuse, known for their international DJ/VJ acts. Another highlight will be the YouTube Party by and with the artist Bjorn Melhus.
Besides taking stock and giving an outlook, the current determination of the position of media art is also the focus of lectures and panel discussions. How has digitisation changed artistic production? Which interrelationships exist between artistic and commercial media production? How have these interrelationships affected aesthetics, form and content?
// International Student Forum
The contact and exchange point for projects and offerings in higher education: the Hochschule fur Gestaltung from Karlsruhe, the Dutch Minerva Academy from Groningen, the Hochschule fur bildende Kunste Braunschweig and the Hochschule der KÃ�Â¼nste Bern.
For further information: www.emaf.de
Anyone from Rhizome going to be there for the opening. Would love to hear a first hand account.
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