The Shelfは、VHS、S VHS、VHS Cm、Video 8, Hi-8, Betamax,
Jorge Queiroz, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Martin Dammann, Yokna Patofa, Graf Haufen, Alexandra Vogt, Joep van Liefland, Barbara Breitenfellner, Christian Vialard, Richard Grayson, Valerie Favre, Christian Gfeller, Ingrid Luche, Jacek Niegoda, Monica Ross, La Boîte à Gants Productions (Gilles Berquet & Mirka Lugosi), Jason Forrest, Canine Pyromania selected video art and detritus from the transmediale archive curated by Ruth Kemper & Baruch Gottlieb, RVB-Transfert (redukt) curated by Pierre Beloüin-Optical Sound, The CTM music channel curated by jan rohlf & Lilli Maxine Ebert ...//
The news for people in Berlin.
My film "The East is Red (Japanese title,"AZANAERU NAWA NO GOTOSHI")" will join in the exhibition "Ghosts Off The Shelf" in CTM 12.
CTM 12 is the Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts................if you have some similar music or visual tastes with me,it's absolutely a paradise for you too. please check it out,
The Shelf curated by Thibaut
de Ruyter January 27th —
February 19th, 2012
How many ghost
movies does Hollywood produce every year? How many books with mystical
apparitions become summer bestsellers? How many people try to communicate with
the beyond by using old techniques or new technologies? But if we really want
to search for ghosts nowadays, we could simply look inside some small black
plastic boxes that sit quietly on our shelves. The economy of
technology is based on quick obsolescence. The dead battery in the digital
camera that we had ten years ago can’t be charged or replaced, and so the
machine is definitely unusable. Software we operated every day hasn’t worked
ever since we updated our computer operating system. A VHS tape on which we
recorded images from the TV has lost its content for no apparent reason. Even
finding a simple cable to connect two machines can become a problem. Ghosts Off The
Shelf is about the slow disappearance of VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Video 8, Hi-8,
Betamax, Betacam and other lesser-known analog video formats that use magnetic
tape. We all still possess a few of those objects, and because we no longer
have the relevant equipment, we can’t see (or even know) what’s on those
recordings. New media artists
have for years confronted the question of digitization and preservation of
their works. Instead, the participants here are visual artists who produced, in
the last decades, some forgotten (i.e. invisible and perhaps never-seen) video
pieces. For whatever reasons, they produced analog video, then decided to leave
the work behind, moving on to another medium or technique. They share in common
a critical point of view with regard to the use of tools, an inventive
relationship to their media, or a strong connection with the uncanny in art.
Each of the invited artists deliver a tape, we digitize it and create an
‘archive’ of about 30 videos. Having a slight memory of these things that they
did years ago — and probably haven’t seen for a while — we ask them to give us
‘ghosts’, pieces that exist only in their memories but which find a new
(digital) existence through the exhibition. On top three guest
curated projects complete the artists list: the Archive of the Transmediale
presents a selection of videos depicting dogs and fires, the second proposes
music videos from the French post-punk era, while the third offers a glimpse on
the actual programmation of the Club Transmediale. The exhibition is
not about technological nostalgia, but about the aesthetic that can be found in
certain techniques — the grain of Ilford HP5 photographic film, the blurred and
saturated colors of VHS, the compression of MP3 files — and how these
aesthetics will be loved, forgotten, and then once again become fashionable. It
is also about the disappearance of our own memories and data, things that we
wanted to keep forever but which will, because of technological progress, the
aging of a technique, or the self-destruction of a supporting system, soon no
longer exist. List of artists: Jorge Queiroz, Carl
Michael von Hausswolff, Martin Dammann, Yokna Patofa, Graf Haufen, Alexandra
Vogt, Joep van Liefland, Barbara Breitenfellner, Christian Vialard, Richard
Grayson, Valerie Favre, Christian Gfeller, Ingrid Luche, Jacek Niegoda, Monica
Ross, La Boîte à Gants Productions (Gilles Berquet & Mirka Lugosi), Jason
Forrest, Canine Pyromania selected video art and detritus from the transmediale
archive curated by Ruth Kemper & Baruch Gottlieb, RVB-Transfert (redukt) curated by Pierre
Beloüin-Optical Sound, The CTM music channel curated by jan rohlf &
Lilli Maxine Ebert ...// about the film...
"The East is Red,AZANAERU NAWA NO GOTOSHI"
In 2008,I was given a small(?) award with this film(the theme of the award was......"Look for the Jonas Mekas in 21 CENTURY!", it caught me) ,
The Voice over is predictive monologue by someone. lost war,earth quake,losing love,heart break,new weapon attacks at home town,..
To the contrary the boy in bath mimics typical lonely people who are looking for their lover. and kids and lovers are always there,somewhere. All of the casts are really close people of me.I shot by myself with really cheap small camera with them. // Last,I want to thank again, the curator of this exhibition Thibaut de Ruyter,
for his invitation and kind help.
I can't go to Berlin this time,but if you will be there in this period,please enjoy the festival and my film too!
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