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FEMINIST VIDEO ART


 Foto: Lucy Clout, from "From our own correspondant"

Foto: Lucy Clout, from "From our own correspondant"

For information in English, please scroll down

Feminist Video Art
Harstad Kino
Kr 90,- / Gratis m/festivalpass, men billett må hentes ut på Harstad Kino
Engelsk språk, ingen teksting


Dette kortfilmprogrammet viser et bredt spekter av feministisk eksperimentell film av noen av de mest anerkjente videokunstnerne i verden i dag. Filmene er laget av unge og eldre internasjonale kunstnere, og programmet inneholder både ny og eldre film. Filmene tar opp et bredt spekter av problematikk relatert til kjønn, sex, makt, etnisitet, kropp, økologi og språk – alt fra kvinners synspunkt.

Programmet er kuratert av festivaldirektør, Helene Hokland, og filmene vil innledes av henne. Filmskaper Lucy Clout fra London besøker festivalen, og vil delta på en Q&A med Helene som en del av programmet.

Se filmprogrammet listet under.
 

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Feminist Video Art
Venue: Harstad Kino
NOK 90,- / Free w/ festvial pass, but ticket needs to be collected at the venue
English language, no subtitles

This short film programme shows a wide range of feminist experimental film by some of the most important video artists in the world today. The films are made by young and older international artists, and the programme includes both new and older films. The films investigate a wide range of issues related to gender, sex, power, ethnicity, body, ecology and language - all from women's point of view.

The program is curated by festival director, Helene Hokland, and she will introduce the films. Filmmaker Lucy Clout from London visitis the festival and will participate in a Q&A with Helene as part of the program.

 Courtesy of Martine Syms and VDB

Courtesy of Martine Syms and VDB

“Notes on Gesture” Martine Syms, 2015, USA. Språk: Engelsk. 10'30
Distributor: Video Data Bank
Inspired by a riff on a popular joke “Everybody wanna be a black woman but nobody wanna be a black woman,” Notes on Gesture is a video comparing authentic and dramatic gestures. The piece uses the 17th century text Chirologia: Or the Natural Language of the Hand as a guide to create an inventory of gestures for performance. The piece alternates between title cards proposing hypothetical situations and short, looping clips that respond. The actor uses her body to quote famous, infamous, and unknown women. She repeats and interprets each movement several times, switching from a physical vernacular to acting techniques likes blocking and cheating.

 Courtesy of Vika Kirchenbauer

Courtesy of Vika Kirchenbauer

“SHE WHOSE BLOOD IS CLOTTING IN MY UNDERWEAR” Vika Kirchenbauer, 2016, Tyskland. 3'29
This is a video made by the artist Vika Kirchenbauer for her music/performance project COOL FOR YOU. Following her research on enhanced vision via infrared technology in modern warfare, here she utilises these technological means to discuss intimacy, the body, physical relations between bodies as well as the privileged gaze of the spectator.  The idea of transparency has found ways to diffuse into nearly all realms of life. Knowledge about the other is the currency that economies of love and war operate on. Given that an image/reality split has already become our every day’s natural task, she is interested in working with technologies that register more than what the human eye can capture as a form of enhanced voyeurism.

 Courtesy of Lucy Clout and Lux London

Courtesy of Lucy Clout and Lux London

"From our own correspondent" Lucy Clout, 2015, UK. 9'57
Distributor: Lux London
From Our Own Correspondent' bear's the name of an archaic BBC Radio program in which BBC foreign correspondents tell stories about their embedded local lives. Featuring interviews with news journalists, bloggers and feature writers, Lucy Clout's video interrogates the interview relationship/process itself. Particular attention is paid to the blankness and self-assertion the interviewers regards as necessary to their jobs. Set within an aggregate of hotel rooms and corridors -transposable private and professional settings- 'From Our Own Correspondent' uses the potential for pleasure, horror and utter nothingness that is abundant in those spaces. The work examines the spoken, bodily and written construction of the professional encounter and the way in which the performance of various work and personal roles/desires blend into each other both online and psychically.

 Courtesy of Cecelia Condit and VDB

Courtesy of Cecelia Condit and VDB

"Pulling Up Roots" Cecelia Condit, 2015, USA. 7'36
“This is the emotional journey of a woman who is navigating the tenuous strain between the past and the future. Filmed in an abandoned housing project in Western Ireland, she uproots exotic plants and flowers, as one might collect stories and memories one can’t understand. Condit’s operatic songs and childlike rhymes give a sense of naiveté and strength that comes from her solitude. From a playful skip around the yard, to a moment where profound sadness gives way to unexpected laughter, she explores an entire lifetime of emotions in mere minutes.”
Distributor: Video Data Bank

 Courtesy of Ursula Biermann and VDB

Courtesy of Ursula Biermann and VDB

"Subatlantic" Ursula Biemann, 2015, USA. 11'24
“Appealing concurrently in this video essay to various meanings of the term “Subatlantic”—a climatic phase beginning 2500 years ago, as well as the submerged regions of the Atlantic—Biemann immerses her camera deep in oceanic waters to ponder upon the entanglements of geological time with that of human history.”
Distributor: Video Data Bank

 Courtesy of Lisa Steele and V tape

Courtesy of Lisa Steele and V tape

“Birthday Suit - with scars and defects” Lisa Steele, Canada, 1974, Språk: Engelsk. 13’23
Distributor: V tape
"On the occasion of my 27th birthday I decided to do a tape that chronicled my passage through time. I have always been clumsy, tripping, dropping, falling with alarming regularity. This tape accepts the extent of the consequences." L.S.
An historically important work, who is, as quoted by film historian Catherine Russell a “counter-image to the emergent critique of the female body in narrative cinema”.

Earlier Event: October 28
VIDEO ART ARCHIVE NORWAY
Later Event: October 28
YARDEN