IntenCity/ LOWAVE Video Art & Experimental Cinema Screening presenting works from 10 artists who came from 9 countries, which working in the context of urban situation. IntenCity is a compilation of works that is never been published before and offering a new perspective on cityscape and its artistic perception on video art and experimental cinema.
The program is being prepared by LOWAVE, an independent distribution label that offers a new approach in working on urban issues in the context of contemporary cinematography. Some films that is included in this compilation are reflecting a rich and original view from its respective artists, mostly collected in the past three years from various sources and compilation such as City2City, Visions Urbaines, HC Gilje: Cityscapes, and Valerie Pavia.
Within this hybrid mix, most of the artists explores their work from the stream of crowded human interaction, modern buildings and cityscape. Working with fragment of pictures and noises, most of artists tries to reconstruct without neglecting narrative aspect in city life, with realistic, poetic, and Utopian views.
LOWAVE is an independent DVD label with the objective of discovering and promoting contemporary film and video art. Its ambition is to create a new marketplace for the work of cutting-edge artists and filmmakers, under recognized by the traditional distribution channels, by making them accessible to the public via the DVD format. With DVD, experimental film can finally find an audience beyond the film festival circuit. (More info please visit: www.lowave.com).
Besides showing some works from LOWAVE artists, this program is also equipped with special screening that is coordinated by VideoBabes, which will show 10 works from local artists that presents diverse perception on cityscape based on their own perspective. From this compilation, VideoBabes invite us to explores various form of cityscape through rich collection of building blocks and personal memory, besides reflection of urban souls that is appear in public toilets and TV screen, which stuck in the corner of city space. While exploring a distinct form of urban surroundings, this compilation also offers an intimate approach in understanding city life from its inhabitants.
IntenCITY/ LOWAVE video compilation:
HC Gilje (Norwegia) / H.K. Mark I
Marina Chernikova ( ) / Crossings
Kentaro Taki ( ) / Exchangeable Cities
Nose Chan ( ) / Nil
Valérie (French) / Esquisses : – Pigalle – Moscou
Vincent et Franck Dudouet & Adolph Kaplan (French) / Hors Chants
Stefano Canapa (French/ ) / Promenaux
Roger Beebe (USA) / The Strip Mall Triology
Ulrich Fischer (Swiss/ ) / Es geht auch schneller
Egbert Mittelstädt ( ) / Fall In Fall Out. Timaios 3rd and 5th Moment
VideoBabes video compilation:
Prilla Tania / A Short Story from Mom and Me
Rizaldi Fakhrudin / One Creative Way to Live in a Creative City
M. Akbar / My Little Corner of the World
oQ Adiredja / Me vs. Angkot
Yusuf Ismail / Flushed Memory
Muhammad Reggie Aquara / Album: Traveling Without Moving
Yusuf Ismail / I hate to be in the middle of the crowd during Saturday night in Dago street
Ariani Darmawan / City of Desire
R. E. Hartanto / City Series No. 2
Andi Bini Fitriani / Urban Puppet
In conjunction with screening program, there will be public discussion that is presenting two artists from LOWAVE:
Silke Schmickl was born in Germany in 1974. She studied Art History and Intercultural Communications in and in where she completed her diploma at the University of Paris (Sourbonne) in 2001. She’s been a researcher at the German Center for Art History in since 2000. She has published a book on Museum Photographs by Thomas Struth. In 2002, she co-founded LOWAVE where she is responsible for the conception and production of art projects as well as their distribution in partnership with international cultural organizations.
Thomas Lambert was born in in 1977. A film buff since his early days, he’s been exploring different technical aspects of cinema. He completed a degree in cinema in 2004. Since then he’s been working on a number of projects as cameraman, editor, and musician. He is responsible for DVD authoring and project managing the technical requirements of Lowave’s projects.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE & ACTIVITIES
Wednesday, 29th of August, 06.00 – 09.00 PM
Jl. Purnawarman No: 32
IntenCITY – LOWAVE and VideoBabes video compilation part. 1
Presentation IntenCITY – LOWAVE:
1. Silke Schmickl
2. Thomas Lambert
Thursday, 30th of August, 06.00 – 09.00 PM
Common Room, Jl. Kyai Gede Utama No: 8
IntenCITY – LOWAVE and VideoBabes video compilation part. 2
Presenting some artists from IntenCITY – LOWAVE and VideoBabes.
29 – 30 August, 11.00 AM – 06.00 PM
Rumah Buku, Jl. Hegarmanah No: 52
Video installation (loop)
This program is being organized together by CCF, Goethe-Institut , VideoBabes (Rumah Buku) & Common Room Networks Foundation.