Crosstalk Video Art Festival Budapest
25-30 June 2009
CologneOFF partner festival 2009
crosstalk is a year aorund program dedicated to broaden the public for video art in expading viewers’ experience in shared spaces, but it also aims to create new chanals for critical discourses in opening dialogues between artists, curators and „videolovers” from all overthe world. crosstalk includes a video art festival and the video presentation series:
crosstalk video art festival is an video art exhibition, which takes place in Budapest once a year.
Following the sucess of the 2008, the second edition of crosstalk video art festival will be held at Gödör Klub on 23-28 June, 2009. crosstalk video art festival brings to Budapest contemporary art scene a prospective: intertwines people thought art and urban environment. crosstalk video art festival aims to create an interlock network of viewers and artists in which new forms of embodiment emerges throughout the experience of connecting art and the city.
crosstalk video presentation series is a montly
program that aims to promote hungarians and international videoartists and open a strait dialogue between the artist and the public. Once a
month an artist or a curator is invited to present their videos and share their experiences with an audience. The video presentation serie takes
place at Labor.
About the Media
While video art is intertwined with moving pictures, it is fundamentally different. Video art explores the boundaries of the medium itself. And it is
alluring because of the poetical way that video art can manipulate time – real-time and recorded simulation of real-time – and reinvent motion,
people and place.
Video as an art form took root in New York City during the 1960’s alongside the advent of the camera Sony Portapak. At the time, such
technology was seen as breakthrough, but it was accessible to only the artistic elite.
Nowadays, advances in technology have made video affordable for just about anyone interested in trying their hand at it. In this sense, the accessibility of technology has democratized the art form.
To provide space for burgeoning video artists is a fundamental part of the crosstalk video art festival. We look to make space for exhibiting video art so that it is accessible to the broader public and noticeable as well, to get people to ask questions, to see what others have created, to become aware of.
Gödör Klub www.godorklub.hu/
1051 Budapest, Erzsébet Square
The program for the second edition of crosstalk video art festival 2009 will be comprised by video screenings, round-tables and video installation exhibitions.
Seeking for a democratic way in expanding the limits of the curatoral program, crosstalk video art festival, is introducing an open call for artists from all over the world, in which a selection of the works will be shown at screen dedicated specially for the proposal.
Although crosstalk video art festival is an international event, every year a country, city or region is invited to present a focused view over the local production on art videos. For 2009 Spain is the guest country. In Spanish Beats screening will be shown artworks from artists based in Spain.
1. Crosstalks – A video selection based on the open call. Selected by a jury, that will be annouced later.
2. S (Student) – A video selection for students
3. Spanish beats – A video selection focus on artists based in Spain, curated by Joaquin Barriendos
4. Anthology – A video selection from the collection of MUSAC, curator: Carlos Ordás
Venus Gödör Klub
1051 Budapest, Erzsébet Tér
crosstalk video art festival will present three round-tables with professionals in the video art field, such as artists, curator, collector, concerning techniques, philosophical questions and methodology
of works. The participants of the round-tables will be announced later.
1. 26 June, 2009, 5 pm
Subject:Collecting Videoart. Technological Limitations and Conservation Matters.
2. 29 June, 2009, 5 pm
Subject: Video and media art in the hungarian and international art market.
3. 30 June, 2009, 5 pm
Subject: Presenting Videoart. Installing and exhibiting videoart.
–>Parallel Events- Focus Spain
1. Aggetelek (Xandro Valles and Gema Perales) (SP) – Cartoonperformance
Video Installation and Performance
1053 Budapest, Képíró utca 6.
Opening: 26 June, 2009, 8pm.
2. Barbara Bañuelos Company (SP)- 90 dB
1024 Budapest, Kis Rókus u. 16-20.
Shows: 27 June, 2009, 9,30 pm.
1. VisualContainer (I) www.visualcontainer.org
VisualContainer is a non-profit association, aiming to fill the gaps at long last of a qualified video-art and new-media distributor in the current Italian Art outline.
Our project originates thanks to the effort and commitment of the Art critic Giorgio Fedeli and the Video Artist Alessandra Arnó, both operating in the Milan area, with the aim to allow young emerging Italian Artists achieve visibility both in Italy and Abroad and to supply further promotion
and diffusion of works by Italian or foreigner operators already active in the current Contemporary Art outline.
VisualContainer likewise intend to put to good use the potential within the establishment of a cultural information and exchange network cultivating contacts with similar international foundations and institutions or Videoart and new media art archive centres acting as a Distributor. Furthermore arousing foreigner Art operators’ interest in the Italian Videoart production is part of our commitments.
2. FixC (FI) www.fixc.fi
Is cooperative for artists working in moving image, was founded in spring 2007. The purpose of the cooperative is to promote, distribute and market Finnish video art and experimental cinema. To this end, we organize distribution and screening events, installation exhibitions and live performances in Finland and abroad.
The members are: visual artists Maria Duncker, Juha van Ingen, Seppo Renvall, Mika J. Ripatti, visualartist and researcher Kari Yli-Annala and producer Jenni Siitonen. We also have in distribution works by visual artists Elena Näsänen and Pekka Sassi. Many of our works in distribution have been featured in prominent international exhibition arenas, from New York’s Anthology Film Archives to the Sao Paulo Biennale.
3. VideoChannel (D) http://videochannel.newmediafest.org
Is the video project environment in the framework of NewMediaArtNetwork]||:cologne, (The Network) the experimental platform for art and New Media operating from Cologne, Germany.
VideoChannel chief curated and directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, who is also the founder of The Network, is dealing thematically basically with the aspects of “memory and identity” and incorporates currently about 20 curators and about 250 artists and more than 250 films and videos. Founded in 2004, VideoChannel is organised completely online, all currently available more than 250 videos can be viewed online with free access. Each year a couple of new curated video projects are realised under changing themes.
Powered by VideoChannel, CologneOFF – Cologne Online Film Festival , a new type of film/video festival which is simultaneously organised online and offline – was founded in 2006, and realised its first two festival editions in 2006 and the 3rd in 2007.
Crosstak Video presentation Series
Labor http://labor.c3.hu/ – 1053 Budapest, Képiro utca 6
Endre Koronczi @ Labor – crosstalk video presentation 10/28/08
Katarina Sevic @ Labor – crosstalk video presentation 11/26/08
Next Video presentations:
01/09 Révész László László (HU)
02/09 Andreas Fogarasi (A)
03/09 Erika Pásztor (HU)
04/09 Dóra Maurer (HU)
05/09 Nina Czeglédi (CA)
06/09 Björn Melhus (D)