Curations by MI's Alysse Stepanian
by invitation for international screenings @ the
Global Art & Moving Images Awards
directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne


"Global Art & Moving Images Awards is representing an international networking project which many of the cooperating partners join for intensifying the collaboration on many levels. 10 festival partners were invited to select and contribute one awarded video for the compilation of a first common screening program which is supposed to travel to many venues around the globe. So, each video is representing the individual choice of its curator." by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

   
August 24, 2013, 7pm
GlobaL Art & Moving Images Awards
STRATA Foundation, Finland
“Art & Nature”
Location: landartwork "Up and Under" made by Nancy Holt and through STRATA


Stepanian's selection: work by Wei-Ming Ho

May 16-17-18, 2013, 6 - 10pm
GlobaL Art & Moving Images Awards
Center of Contemporary Art in Tbilisi, Georgia


download catalog here... (see program 2.3)

Stepanian's selection: work by Guli Silberstein...

Feb 23 - March 30, 2013
Opening reception: Feb 23, 7-10 PM

GlobaL Art & Moving Images Awards
Gallery Aferro
(Newark, New Jersey)
New Media Room
73 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102, USA

Visit Global Art & Moving Images Awards blog...
Download PDF catalog here...

Stepanian's selection: work by Guli Silberstein...





Video selected by MI's curator,
Alysse Stepanian:

Disturbdance by
Guli Silberstein (UK/Israel)
3:25 min, 2012, color, sound


Also see MI #19, “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow”:

Israeli-born, London-based artist Guli Silberstein uses documentary footage found online, depicting a young woman who tries to protect a group of civilians from the weapons of Israeli soldiers. This powerful image in “Disturbdance” shows the human side of war. One wonders whether the two soldiers are as affected by the image of this heroic woman, as are the viewers. (also see MI #19)




BIO:
Guli Silberstein (b. 1969) is an Israeli-born, London-based video artist. He received a BA in Film & TV from Tel-Aviv University in 1997 and a MA in Media Studies, specializing in digital video and media art, from New School University, New York City, in 2000. Since then, he has been working with appropriation to produce video art works dealing with situations of war & terror, cognitive processes and electronic media, which have been extensively presented in festivals, museums and galleries including: Transmediale Berlin, Kassel Film and Video Festival, EMAF Osnabrueck Germany, ‘Human Frames' exhibition & DVD Lowave Paris, Museum on the Seam Jerusalem and the National Centre of Contemporary Art Moscow.

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Guli Silberstein (London/UK)


Disturbdance
3:25 min, 2012, color, sound, UK-Israel

ARTIST STATEMENT:
Like in a choreographed dance scene, on a little hill in a rough landscape, a young woman is trying to obstruct two armed soldiers from firing at a group of protesters in a village behind her. The surreal but real image, picked up from the multiplicity of news clips found online, is digitally processed, turning the video from journalistic to allegorical. The video moves to an abstract and estranged level, highlighting the unexpected interruption to a never-ending cycle of violence, reminding us of a human component which is still there; or is it?

“Truth to tell, the best weapon against myth is perhaps to mystify it in its turn, and to produce an artificial myth: and this reconstituted myth will in fact be a mythology”
Roland Barthes






Video selected by MI's curator,
Alysse Stepanian:

Wei-Ming Ho (Taipei/Taiwan)
The Art-Qaeda Project
4:11 min, 2010, color, sound

Also see MI #19, “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow”:
Taiwanese artist, Wei-Ming Ho’s “The Art-Qaeda Project” utilizes the sounds of Morse code and figures from the Environmental Sustainability Index for a video created from the documentation of a series of guerrilla-type nocturnal projections on government and other buildings in Taipei. This work brings attention to the relationship between human activities and the destruction of the environment.



BIO:
Wei-Ming Ho was born in Taipei. He is a visual artist and filmmaker. He works across the fields of experimental film, video installation and media art. His works have been presented in cinemas and artistic contexts.

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Wei-Ming Ho (Taipei/Taiwan)

The Art-Qaeda Project
4:11 min, 2010, color, sound


ARTIST STATEMENT:
The site-specific video intervenes in the urban landscape. A series of nocturnal projections present the conversation between the images and the city environment. Do the images represent the secret signals, an extraordinary parade or a silent protest?