EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, galleries and an audience of experts the festival has a great impact on the topics and aesthetics of Media Art. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances, digital formats and hybrid forms, ranging from personal and political subjects or formal experiments to provocative statements from the pulsating area of “Media Art – Society”. The Festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and a laboratory where extraordinary works, experiments and ventures are created and presented.
Women and the Archive: A Partial Disclosure presents four perspectives on the relationship between women and the archive in contArtists, collectives and researchers using archives as source material or constituting archives as their primary activity are invited to present their rarely shown collections of photographs, videos and audio recordings around women of artistic, social and political importance. Issues of provenance, methodology, property and historicisation will be addressed throughout the afternoon via presentations, screenings, performances and a panel discussion.
PULSE PLAY > New York 2009
Random Rules: A Chanel of Artists’ selections from YouTube
Curated by Marina Fokidis
Many believe that since the launch of YouTube in 2005, the history of the moving image has diverted from its canonical route. The website, which makes it possible for anyone who can use a computer to post a video, reaches millions of people daily.
MIÉRCOLES 14 de enero / 19.30 h
Librería La Central del Raval (Elisabets, 6. Barcelona)
Presentación del libro Plan Rosebud: sobre imágenes, lugares y políticas de memoria. Intervendrán: María Ruido (editora), Jorge Blasco y Virginia Villaplana (colaboradores del libro).
El libro completa el proyecto de investigación "Plan Rosebud", que fija su atención en la crítica a las narrativas mediáticas oficiales sobre la transición española y sobre las políticas de memoria actuales, así como las relaciones de la construcción de memoria con la producción cultural, tanto en el estado español como en Gran Bretaña.
Throughout the last years the role of documentarisms in contemporary art was frequently and widely discussed. At its centre, there was always the question of the capacities of documentarisms to represent reality, the question in how far those documentarisms necessarily deviate from reality. In an artist talk between Rosa Barba, Aernout Mik and Hito Steyerl those
documentarisms will be discussed as a means of artistic praxis. All three artists base their work on documentary forms and researches but at the same time their ways of dealing with those means differ largely.