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Federica Matelli - Video selection

11:57, 2010, Video Art
Curator: Federica Matelli

La selección de videos de LimianlB se compone de 3 piezas de vídeo arte.

Tres actos solidarios para los que no están
Juan Diego Tobalina (Peru), 2010
Duración: 5’16’’
Como su titulo dice, son 3 actos hechos en el entorno del hogar para conmemorar a los que no están (entiéndase muertos o los que se han ido para siempre de nuestras vidas). Estos actos-homenajes se hacen de la siguiente manera: 1. Pulverizarse los ojos. Es una citación de Alejandra Pizarnik que dijo en uno de sus poemas "La verdadera rebelión consiste en mirar una rosa hasta pulverizarse los ojos". En este acto el artista busca llegar a las lágrimas, de una manera forzada y sutilmente romántica. 2. Acción-levitación: Busca la manera de escapar, dejarse ir un rato, suspenderse en el aire. 3. Drones for Dead: Hace un pequeño concierto de drones (notas de sonido que se repiten infinitamente) para llegar a una especie de hipnosis y elevarse a un estado cercano a la muerte.

Aurora
Jacopo Miliani (Italia), 2009
Duración: 1’26’’
Abstracción Pura. La abstracción no tiene/quiere palabra.

Megafauna
Javi Álvarez (España), 2010
Duración: 4’50’’
La extinción masiva se llevó a muchos de nuestros amigos. El bisonte estepario, el felino dientes de sable, el alce megalocero, la gran ballena basilosaurio, el gliptodonte, el lémur gigante, el león marsupial o el rinocerante lanudo son algunos de los que nos dejaron. Sólo sobrevivieron el mamut, aún hoy presente en diversos tipos de maquinaria industrial, y la afrodita zebroide. Aquí podéis ver en acción a este animal de sangre caliente.

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As Curator of the Organization for the Interdisciplinary Art LiminalB, in the occasion of the International Streaming Festival The Hague 2010, I have prepared a short selection composed by three videos. Dealing with an online festival, I prefer to expose three short videos, with a duration of no more than five minute each. I believed that Video, as other kinds of art, should to dialogue in some way with the media in which it is exposed, some times by adapting to it, some times by contrast. In the Net case, I think it is appropriate to consider that public who views the videos far from a traditional festival auditorium or an exhibition Hall, Museum or Gallery - as for example in the daily ambient of his own house, in an office, in an unusual place or a crossing over place, as it could be an airport, a train station, or an hotel room - well, in these cases he can be distracted or not completely concentrated in the delight of the piece. For this I am of the opinion that to propose short videos is the best way to guarantee a complete vision, so refreshing the spectator attention and keeping it completely active during the 15 minutes broadcast.

I proposed three short videos in total, close on aesthetic, thematic and genre: Abstract Videos which are brought together by a mystic aura and by the search for the expression of something that is beyond our ordinary existence. Even though the histories that this trees videos tell us have nothing to do with Internet, I think it is a nice play to expose videos which touch the matter of the presence - absence, of surrealistic visions, or plays with multi-screening and multi-windows, because I consider that in some way this trees element take part of the Internet aesthetic.

Tres actos solidarios para los que no están by Juan Diego Tobalina (Perú), shows tree performances of the artist in the context of his house to commemorate who is not here anymore, tree tribute-acts to connect with the afterlife or other dimensions. Aurora by Jacopo Miliani (Italia), is a plastic and purely abstract video in which images with a supernatural power contrast with the formal game and with the geometry of the monitor, while Megafauna by Javi Álvarez (España), transports us to a fantastic world where survive and reside the human animality, in the shape of the “Afrodite zebroide”, an animal of hot blood wiped out in our world long time ago.

Text: Federica Matelli

DirectorFederica Matelli

CountryItalyEdition2010 ScreeningsDIVA Fair. Paris
FLUID NEW MEDIA LABORATORY. New York
FESTIVAL DE VIDEO ARTE DE CAMAGUEY. Cuba
LOOP FESTIVAL. Barcelona
Home Sweet Home Festival. Berlin
VIDEOAKT. Barcelona/Berlin

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