Friday, June 17, 2011

'Les Rencontres Internationale -

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
In Berlin, June 28 - July 4, 2011

Tuesday June 28, from 7PM
@ Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

To read the detailed programme >>> click here

From June 28 to July 3, 2011 the "Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid" will create a space of discovery and reflection between new cinema and contemporary art in Berlin, at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt

In the presence of artists and filmmakers from all over the world, this rare event will propose an international programme of film, video, multimedia. It includes 26 screenings, a looped video program, a cycle of debates and panel discussions.

This year's programme has been selected from 6000 submissions as well as by invitations made to some artists and filmmakers. It is the result of an elaborate international search for works: 150 works from Germany, France, Spain and 40 other countries, gathering internationally-known artists and filmmakers with young artists and filmmakers presented for the first time.

(new fiction, documentaries, video, experimental)
Carte blanche given to Pedro Costa - Pedro Costa "O nosso homem" (23’, Portugal, 2010), Jean-Marie Straub: "O Soma Luce" (17’, France, 2009), Manoel de Oliveira : "A Caça" (22’, Portugal, 1963).
EVENT. Ange Leccia - "Nuit bleue" (86’, France, 2009).
EVENT. Mark Lewis (CA) - "Backstory" (39', Canada/USA, 2009).
The newest work by Hans Op de Beeck - "Sea of Tranquillity" (30’, Belgique, 2010).
New film by Ken Jacobs (USA), ‘A Loft’.
Two new films by Knut Asdam (NO), ‘Abyss’ et ‘Triplo’.

Among the artists screened:Almagul Menlibayeva (KZ), Ben Rivers (UK), Matthias Müller (DE), Eli Cortiñas Hidalgo (ES), Ferhat Özgür (TR), Jaan Toomik (EE), Liu Wei (CN), Vincent Meessen (BE), Erwin Olaf (NL), Neil Beloufa (FR), Michel Francois (BE), Jordan Crandall (USA), Peter Downsbrough (USA), Txuspo Poyo (ES), Teresa Solar Abboud (ES), Libia Castro/Olafur Olafsson (IT,IS), Francis Naranjo (ES).

Each screening is built around a transversal theme, creating a questioning that stretches across different forms and audiovisual practices.
A selection of screenings:
LANDSCAPE : The exploration of deserted or inhabited landscapes, the experiment of a secret relation between nature and men.
SETBACK : A questioning about the first part of the 20th Century, how war, Fascism and resistance passed over Italy and Europe.
HYPERCINEMA : Cinematic quotation as a building block for narrative reconstruction, both a meditation on cinema and a research ground for visual arts.
RE-ENACTMENT : The re-enactment of words and images : scenes of Buñuel and Pasolini films, a Fassbinder censured theatre play, a speech by Jane Fonda against the Vietnam War, and a remake of the film by Sam Peckinpah, "Tráiganme la cabeza de Alfredo García".
FICTIONS : to reinvent the fiction, to explore narrative form: with a futuristic adaptation of the "Devine Comedy", an existential interrogation of a couple, the loss of the best friend, the anxiety of a flight attendant at the time of takeoff.

Detailed program from June 15.

The Rencontres Internationales invites filmmakers, curators, artistic directors and programmers from European and extra-European national museums, contemporary art centres and biennales in contemporary cinema, video and new media. The debates aim to further analyze the concerns and leads in each country, in order to discuss this creation and accompany it, as much from a critical point of view, than from the point of view of the public and the artists.
Detailed program from June 15.
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In 2007, the Rencontres Internationales, which initially took place in Paris and Berlin, opened up to a third city: Madrid. This event now constitutes a unique artistic and cultural platform in Europe for artists, professional networks and various audiences. The venues in the three cities are in particular the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, the Reina Sofia National museum and the Spanish Cinematheque in Madrid.

The 'Rencontres Internationales' offers more than just a simple presentation of the works. It introduces an intercultural forum gathering various guests from all over the world - artists and filmmakers, institutions and emerging organizations - to testify of their reflections and their experiences, but also of artistic and cultural contexts that are often undergoing deep changes.

The 'Rencontres Internationales' reflects specificities and convergences of artistic practices between new cinema and contemporary art, explores emerging media art practices and their critical purposes, and makes possible a necessary time where points of view meet and are exchanged.

The event aims at presenting works to a broad audience, at creating circulations between different art practices and between different audiences, as well as creating new exchanges between artists, filmmakers and professionals.

It seeks to contribute to a reflection on our contemporary culture of image via a compelling program opened to everyone.