EXTRACTS OF THE VIDEOS
32 - THE TRAGEDY OF A SWING AND A CHAIR, Nirveda Alleck (Mauritius)
31 - BIRD FLUE, Sandra Sterle (Croatie)
A video recording of a woman emptying the pillow full of feathers is edited in reverse. This video plays with the idea of everyday magic, cycles of sickness(death) and health (life) in the nature.
CREDITS : Dan Oki, camera
30 - IMAGES OF A FILMFESTIVAL, Petra Bauer (Sweden)
This is a short film about the relation between the production of images and the constructio of truth (or rather the fragilithy of truth).
Translation : Maurice Mechan
29 - MELANCOLIA, Anna Malagrida (Spain)
Thanks to : Marta Bakowski, Alexis Cassin et Hugo Bost
28 - FLOATING TIME, Yun Aiyoung (Korea)
27 - BEAUTIFUL BOY, Dalia Al Kury (Jordan)
By filming my bed, i tried to portray an intimate relationship between myself and my beloved Adam whom i lost to the highest form of fragility: sudden death. He is long gone but to this day i can not beleive i am still breathing.
Editor : Eyad Hamam
Music : Yousif Kawar
Special Thanks : Ada
26 - GREETINGS FROM PALESTINA, Claudia Aravena (Chile)
"Part of a larger work titled Palestina Project, Greetings from Palestina deals with mobility of cultural identities, or transculturisation problems. Greetings from Palestina (postcard n°3) is based on the dynamic of souvenirs and postcards, which is carried to a precarious situation and finally parodied. In this case is tried to show one of the cliches that hide after the figure of the woman arabe as a seductive and exotic woman."
25 - REFUGE, Rachida Azdaou (Algeria)
A curtain shows a long corridor.
A small light reveals lines, shapes, graphics of indefinable space.
A small light which guide us towards an angel
We are inside the cathedral of the holy heart!
The sound track is a recording of religious and sacred song of an area of Kabylia.
The superposition of these two elements gives shape to the wealth of the Algerian culture.
In fact, the two religions are en countering like the Arabic and Berber languages which are found in the holy songs.
This wealth is that of history and memory which are absent. (...)
24 - KARMA, Chantal du Pont (Canada)
From video images taken between 1999-2000, Chantal duPont re:visits a dificult past. She swivels a shiny metal ball in view of the future which she takes within her hands. She is identifying the Buddhist concept of Karma, synonyme of 'action', as the transformation process that she had gone through while fighting for her life.
23 - A SILENT EARTHQUAKE, Nicoletta Stalder (Switzerland)
Though this Earthquake can't turn solid buildings into fragile piles of bricks, it rocked the fondations at my nicely settled lifestile thoroughly.
22 - DOUBLE EXTENSION, J. Wachall and K. Stoll (Germany)
The arms are one of the most flexible and agile, the hands are one of the most expressive and the fingers are one of the most delicate and sensitive parts of our body. Not by accident we would refer to somebody who is gesticulating vividly as 'talking with hands and foods'. The Video shows silent continuous changing pictures of four arms and hands which seem to outgrow a single female body. You will see a changing choreography of slow - but at the same time meaningful and descriptive movements between ornament and body function.
21 - ABOUT ME, PrillaTania (Indonesia)
This video is actually telling about how I live my life. I see life as a fragile path, therefore I need to be careful in taking steps although I know my path will end one day. I describe this thought with this video of me peeling apple.
20 - TEDI IN WHITE, Natacha Dimitrievska (Macedonia)
Fragility of the bad experiences, stories that hurt us but we carry inside, they fade but never gone.
19 - TAIN, Evgenija Demnievska (Serbia)
“Tain” silvering (for mirrors); foil, tain, glace sans makes the image possible. Between the real and the reflected images we are experiencing the fragility of the situation, the fragility of the information, and the fragility of our perception. The totality is fictive as we can experience only the parts.
Performence with François Riou and the member of the Collective Co-RESONANCE:
Alix Pereira da Cunha, Bertille de Baudinière, Georges Nadra, Gérard Breviere, Jean-Blaise Lazare, Katarzyna Wojnarowska, Paul de Larminat, Pierre Vivent, Tatiana Stolpovic
18 - DOPPELGANGER, Kinga Araya (Poland)
The technologically constructed self challenges the limits of self-portraiture by problematizing the notion of personal and cultural hybridization. The visual layering of a turning head is complemented by a simultaneous narration in Polish and English. Two Arayas talk to and against each other. The sentence “Self-portrait exhausts its meaning when it erases itself” is audible and layered throughout the entire video.
Camera : François Bélanger
Sound : Olivier Girouard
Co-editing : François Bélanger
17 - MATHILDE, Sandra Kogut (Brasil)
For Mathilde Lajta: January 1905 - October 2005
16 - FRAGILITY, Maria Papacharalambous (Cyprus)
A visual essay on fragile equilibrium.
Kids : Nefeli Kentonis, Antonis Kentonis
Technical Support : Achilleas Kentonis
15 - IN THE TEETH OF OPPOSITION, Cagdas Kahriman (Turkey)
A man in front of his self consciousness between attraction and repulsion
14 - LIGHTPAINTING, Antonella Bussanich (Italy)
Onto a burning red screen, a dark shape sways forward, makes its way, little by little on to the frame and spreads across it. Darkness covers the brightness ; only showing through at a few points, here and there, in minute irregular rings of incandescence. Visibility is dependant on the obscurity of other in necessary and inseparable interconnection. The dark figure performs an embracing dance, then slides out beyond the screen as it first arrived. Hardly a few seconds have gone by, deep and poetic. This video piece takes the work of Antonella Bussanich into shapeless and diffuse presences, an interplay of light and shade, appearance and metamorphosis, leaving the viewer to project his own imaginary.
13 - RAID LINE, Rokhshad Nourdeh (Iran)
Walking on the dangerous line of the life. "As a woman, I decide walking on the "Red"-"Raid"-"Line"!
Editing / Montage: J. M. Viotti
12 - INVISIBLE Daniela Kostova (Bulgaria)
These suits allow me to explore issues of silence and absence, integration and estrangement in different political and cultural environments. While drawing from theoretical concepts like the "subaltern" and the "double consciousness", through this work I am also exploring the space between the objective and subjective points of view.
Performance-video made in collaboration with Galina Kumanova
11 - THE THIRD CHILD, Cathy Vogan (Australia)
It's about the third-world child: a begging scene. A plan-sequence where an A to Z of "isms" and other influential words fall into an ever-empty food bowl.
Adapted and animated by Cathy Vogan
Original Press document: Hien Lam Duc/Vu (Ajiep village, Bahr El Ghazal, south Sudan, 1998)
10 - DETACHED, Vicky Betsou (Greece)
A female figure is revolving in a repetitive, self-referential act, until her sudden encounter with the "Other" (the male figure). We follow the transition from the subject (person) to the crowd (collective body).
Actors : Mairy Bouga, Zacharias Kefalogiannis
09 - SELF PORTRAIT, Alli Savolainen (Finland)
Self-portrait drawings during August 1998. At the time I was staying alone in a house, in a small village: Maze, north of Norway. I could not speak norwegian language, there was no many people in the village at the time. No any places to go. Outside too many mosquitos to be. One little shop to buy food. About the drawings: I was not used or practicised to draw, the drawings are not well done, but from the idea: I made decision to make one drawing every morning, just to have some routine on my days, while staying - and I did not have anything else to do, only few papers and pen and an empty house, with me. This video is a simple picture of the feeling - August 98.
Sound is the same kind of feeling: Somehow - it is from nowhere.
(I had only one book with me: "There was nowhere to go", By Jonas Mekas.
Every day I was saving the reading and had it few pages by day.... ).
08 - AND THEN, THE TOTAL BLANK, Véronique Sapin (France)
When all is reduced to dust.
Performance Dominique Banoun
07 - AMONG THE CARS, Marilena Preda Sanc (Romania)
Among the cars is a video metaphor regard our city daily life. The video is focused on a city image mandala including my bodyscape projected on an aggressive backround of cars.
Camera: Victor Velculescu
06 - GLIMMERING LIGHT, Esperanza Collado (Ireland)
Glimmering Light is composed of different black and white still pictures, all belonging to the same photograph, taken in Paris. There is movement though : this is provided by the glimmering light shown at the biginning of each change on the screen. Fragility may appear in that very moment : the luminious transformation; the change in the light properties. Frail, brittle instants accentuated by the constrast between solitude and mumble generated by the sound and the different situations that people create in relation with the others and the architecture.
Shot in: Rancho relaxo (Marino, Dublin)
05 - BOMBS R US, C.M. Judge (USA)
"Bombs R Us suggests the fragility of human life, made all the more fragile by the culturally accepted notion that human life is dispensable. Planes filled with bombs are dropped on neighborhoods filled with children and their families. The end does not justify the means."
04 - (W), Anne Penders(Belgium)
Every thing lays down (in between)
03- FRAGILE, Anna Barseghyan (Armenia)
02- THANKS FOR MY FRAGILITY, Maki Horin (Japan)
The point of view of an artist-video on the relationship between the significant language in the art of video: "the image and the sound and the maginary language": one duration with the particular image. The two images are formed a relative representation with a certain perceptible brittleness: it is where the artist (video) is...
01- ME, X ?, Marta Ares (Argentina)