artvideoKOELN in Milan/Mailand

BOX Gallery Milan

artvideoKOELN will have in Milan its first presentation at VisualContainers’s [BOX] Gallery. The opening is scheduled for 14. September 2010

artvideoKOELN wird in Mailand die erste Präsentation in der [BOX] Galerie von VisualContainer durchführen. Die Eröffnung ist am 14. September 2010.

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list of selected videos/Liste der ausgewählten Videos

The Phantoms of Perception
selection curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Etude, 2008, 3:20 by Dario Bardic (Croatia)
An étude (a French word meaning “study”) is a short musical composition designed to provide practice in a particular technical skill in the performance or to demonstrate technical virtuosity. Video ETUDE takes this definition to the upper-(visual) level. It is a surrealistic experience that stimulates everyone’s subconsciousness. It questiones the human relations and the eternal pursuit of perfection.

Digital Snapshots, 2003, 2:30 by Daniel Lo Iocono (Germany)
is a kind of docu-animation dealing with the correlation of digital manipulations
and candid documentary shots. What does a moment look like? Can snapshots freeze a moment in time? In DIGITALSNAPSHOT, motion fragments were captured and rearranged in a new visual context via unconventional digital manipulations. A long take camera movement cycle generates a unique “digital painting”. In this case DIGITALSNAPSHOT enables the viewer to experience a virtual walk through a beautiful park during summertime

Siebensachen, – One’s Bits and Pieces 2004, 03:00 by Anna Porzelt (Germany)
Metaphysical short about the presence of the (personal) past. no dialogues.

Boo! , 2008, 4:00 by Erika Yeomans (USA)
A suspenseful video haiku of horror and gallows humor; where a YOUNG MAN gets ROPED in by a CAT LADY.
The project continues along a similar thematic journey with writer/director ERIKA YEOMANS’ other short genre inspired films and videos (Paging Dr. Freud, Chubby Buddy, The Forgery and In Search of Bas Jan’s Miraculous. All tend to blend irony, pathos and humor equally.

Buried over the Roofs, 2009, 11:00 by Alex Lora (Spain)
In a city… There’s no choice to find a flat on the entirely town. Three characters will try to find an alternative place to rest in peace…
A close dystopia, a stressful quest; an impossible interaction towards a poetic escape…

“The Kurukshetra-Report”, 2008, 8.00 by Ascan Breuer (Germany)
Two bodies in battle – mutually smitten in clean engagement. THE KURUKSHETRA-REPORT is an expedition to the nucleus of violence. In cold blood the video peels the flesh to reach the pure core, to make this dumb thing talk point-blank – without mercy.

I love you so much, I would kill for you, 2009, 3:20 by Boris Sribar (Serbia)
Video presents the artist reading the Bible aggressively, screaming and shouting, unlike the usual calm way. It is a comment on individuals and groups who abuse love towards something (in this case towards god) as an excuse for violence against their opponents.

How to Clean a Puddle, 2008, 1:47 by Roland Wegerer (Austria)
Jumping in a puddle will be continued to an operate and excessive final. What in childhood after a few jumps was stopped is completed here. Water, mud and the black clothing generate short sculptural images and meet in their social definition in opposition. The radical intervention into the puddle of water, the pace of jumps and soiled pants brings us back into the childhood lead.

A Beautiful Day, 2009, 03:09 by PhilipMatousek (Germany)
A very lonely girl has her very special day…

Testimony, 2008, 7:12 by Nhieu Do (Vietnam)
Testimonials of an art student in three parts—Comfort Zone, The Flame, and Reflection.

“Switch”, 2008,3:50 by Yu Cheng Yu (Taiwan)
Click the Button “Switch”, you will change your first life.

Pass, 2008, 1:00, by Istvan Rusvai (Hungary)
Who we are? Are we only codes in the big system? If we are only numbers or codes, the situation can turn wrong when we forget the Pass(word).