Close-Up is thrilled to present a rare programme of experimental films by the German artist Dore O. which occupy a state in-between opaqueness and translucency, hypnosis and clarity. The programme has been selected by Berlin-based archivist and scholar Masha Matzke, who will also introduce the screening.
Organized at the initiative of the Culture and Arts association in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to build a visual artistic future for the new generations, upgrading contemporary art and presenting“Video Art” artists from all the world.
This forum is the first one in the Gulf that is interested in this art and devoted to it annually, keeping up with developments in display, publishing, criticism and renewal.
As creative devices, humor and play have the power to both soothe and subvert. When juxtaposed with serious themes in art, humor and play may create cognitive dissonance in the viewer where, amidst their internal conflict, viewers can often laugh at their own discomfort. Henri Bergson noted in “Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic,” there is an “…absence of feeling which usually accompanies laughter.” This absence creates a space for viewers to unpack the deeper conceptual underpinnings of the work.
Sunday, September 1, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, October 31, 2019 (All day)
Revolutions per Minute festival (RPM Fest) is dedicated to short-form poetic, personal, experimental film, video and audiovisual performance. We are looking for any work that experiments with the formal possibilities or hybrid form of film, audiovisual, animation and video under 15 minutes.
Submit your work through FilmFreeway before Nov.1, 2019 (Free submission through August 15),
The first edition of Films From the South will take place at Fix in Art (Thessaloniki, Greece) in October 2019. Filmmakers and video artists are welcome to present projects that open doors to possible changes outside the dominant narratives, breaking the binary structures to intersectional understandings between class, race, gender and religion.