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CologneOFF 2011 -Rennes
ARTCHSO Festival Rennes 2011
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18 March – 1 April 2011


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CologneOFF 2011 Rennes
18 March – 1 April 2011


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CologneOFF 2011 Rennes
26 March – Atelier Vivarium

Special Selection
Title: ASIAN Focus I & II
Near East – Far East

Short statement
As complex as Asia is in its geographical and cultural structures, as complex is also how artists from those countries use video as a way of expressing artistically their individual identity. Therefore also different approaches can be found how they are dealing with experimenting and defining what they feel would be an experiment. They do it from their different cultural, religious, historical and social background in contents and the use of moving images. Obviously, the selected artists of “Near East” transport basically political messages telling about such complicated political and economical living circumstances like in Palestine, Iran, Iraq, while the selection of “East Asia” is rather using the Eastern philosophical background for transporting messages about understanding the world. The diversity of filters of perception and their use is making video as a medium for experimenting in Asian art so relevant.

Asian Focus I – Near West/Near East (60 minutes)
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (director of CologneOFF)

List of videos and artists:

Mohammed Harb (Palestine) – Without Windows, 2009, 5:00
Alysse Stepanian (Iran) – Roghieh, 2009, 5:30
Masha Yosefpolsky (Israel) – Noli Me Tangere, 2008, 6:20
Sinasi Günes (Turkey) – GICIR, 2006, 03:03
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge, 2008, 4:07
Shwan Dler Qaradaki (Iraq) – The sun tattooed, 3′34”, 2009
Shareef Sarhan (Palestine) – Zananah, 3:54, 2010,
Larissa Sansour (Palestine) – Bethlehem Bandolero, 2006, 5:36
Aysegul Guryuksel (Turkey) – Nobody’s Pet, 2007, 7m
Oksana Shatalova & Alla Girik (Kazakhstan) – Warning Women, 2006, 3:00
Tajinder Singh (India) – ELECTOTUNING, 2010, 03 min 46 seconds
Biyonji Chatterjee (India) – When I was, 2009, 9:51
Nitin Das (India) – Benefits of War, 2008, 1:00

Special selection II

ASIAN Focus II – Far West/Far East (48 minutes)

List of selected artists

Ji Hyung Kim (South Korea) – Wo-Men – Wo-Rld, 2:40, 2003
Yu Cheng Yu (Taiwan) – Switch, 2008, 3:30
Liu Wei (China) – Is Fighting Our Machine” 2003, 4:10
Nhieu Do (Vietnam) – Testimony”, 2008, 7:12
Ling-Yin Chen (Taiwan) – Trace” 2007, 5:36
Lili & Honglei (China) – Forbidden City, 2007, 4:15
Aiko Okamoto (Japan) – Silk (Teardrops-salt) – , 2009, 2:48
Bijing Zhang (China) – In the Field, 2009, 3 minutes 15 seconds
Sreedeep (India) – 1 minute crash-course on SEDUCTION, 1:00, 2009
Yoko Taketani (Japan) – Wall of China, 1:00, 2009
Ji Hyun Ahn (South Korea) – Their Circumstances, 9, 38, 2007
Lin Fangsuo (China) – White, 2010, 1:00
Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) – Space Drawing No. 5 – , 2009, 1:02