Staring into Space

800 Ft (Trafó bérlet érvényes)

From the very start of our collaboration, it has been our intention as artist-curators to build a unique mental map of contemporary time-based art production. We wanted to present video works without the frame of an over-arching curatorial thematic, in a way that would enable our own obsessions and contingencies to emerge. The video selection was continually influenced by our interest in performance and the performative within the shifting realm of public space. We selected videos that could combine, and confront and coalesce with each other in an expanded context. Together they construct a landscape parallel to the dominant tropes of mass media.

While these videos refer to a variety of cinematic techniques culled from television, film, documentary, music video, computer art, etc., the popular conventions are used only to question and subvert expectations. The concerns of mass entertainment are transformed by these artists in order to reformat, probe and spur-on the viewer’s own catalogue of interior clips. This is the expanded context where looking becomes personal, almost three-dimensional, through a confrontation with existing conditions that grounds this compilation in a vibrant and transformable human experience. From Vancouver to Valencia, from Bangkok to Reyjavik, or from Istanbul to Stockholm. Like a feedback loop between banality and hope. We hope that you will enjoy watching it as much as we did. Heman Chong & Rodney LaTourelle

27 November, 2006, 8pm 01 Tsui Kwang Yu / A Welcome Rain From The Sky / 1997 / 1’ 01” 02 Colonel / A Danish Hero / 2000 / 2’ 47” 03 Johanna Billing / You don’t love me yet / 2003 / 7' 43\ 04 Jun Yang / Camouflage - Look like them - Talk like them / 2004 / 16’ 33\ 05 Tsui Kwang Yu / An array of eighteen copper guardians in Shao-Lin, to penetrate, the penetrative / 2001 / 2' 11” 06 Daniel K & Rob Fowler / Over Iran / 2006 / 3’ 23” 07 Jeroen Kooijmans / Pilot / 1998 / 1’ 08 Ho Tzu Nyen / Tang Da Wu - The Most Radical Gesture / 2005 / 23’

Total time : 61' 28\

28 November, 2006, 8pm 01 Maryam Jafri / Father and Son / 2001 / 1’ 34” 02 Tsui Kwang Yu / An array of eighteen copper guardians in Shao-Lin, to penetrate, the perceptive / 2001 / 3' 07 03 Köken Ergun / Untitled / 2004 / 7’ 00” 04 Pepo Salazar / 18591372-N / 2003 / 3’ 56” 05 Egill Saebjörnsson / The Ridel / 2005 / 3’ 01”— 06 Jeroen Kooijmans / Eine Kurzstrecke (A Short Ride) /2000 / 2’ 07 Esra Ersen / Hello “where is it?” / 2000 / 7’ 05” 08 Jon-Mikel Euba / GOWAR / 2003-2005 / 6’ 09 Sriwhana Spong / Muttnik / 2005 / 3’ 47” 10 Jannicke Låker / Sketch for a rape scene / 2003 / 8’ 24” 11 Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi / When I wish upon a star / 2004 / 2’ 12 Dorinel Marc / Visiting Modern Museum / 1998 / 1’ 54” 13 Dellbrügge & deMoll / Video Theorie Interview / 1992 / 7’ 43”
14 Maryam Jafri Janus / 2003 / 3’ 56” 15 Tsui Kwang Yu / A Welcome Rain From The Sky / 1997 / 1’ 01”

Total time: 62' 28\

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