Video Art, Experimental Films and Music from the extreme remoteness of Papa Westray
Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival 2014: Hong Kong, one of the city’s most monumental events of media and contemporary art, is making its third annual return next month. Originated in a remote Scottish island named Papa Westray, Papay Gyro Nights is an annual celebration that reflects on the folktale, heritage, ritual and ancient tradition, interpreted by new media art. Riding along this theme, this year’s Hong Kong edition will comprise a diverse range of activities, including curators talks, video art exhibitions, experimental film screenings, and live performances delivered by more than 10 internationally renowned artists.
The Hong Kong edition of the festival is co-organized by Videotage and Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival (Orkney), in collaboration with NOVA (Northern Video Art Network), 700IS (Iceland), SKOGUL GONDUL (Norway) and FixC (Finland).
＊＊＊ Featured Programmes ＊＊＊
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>>>04 April (FRI) – Grand Opening
@Cattle Depot Artist Village
2-3pm @Frog King Studio: Frog King Book Launch
3-6pm @Videotage: Screening + Curator’s talk
- Selection of Video Art from NOVA (Northern Video Art Network), Papay Gyro Nights (Orkney), 700IS (Iceland) and SKOGUL GONDUL (Norway).
- Speakers: Ivanov, Chan and Juha van Ingen
7-11pm @Videotage: Screening + Performance
- Selection of Video Art from FixC (Finland)
- Performance: Inter_Active
An interactive lo-tech computer-aided installation inspired by snakes and ladders in an ancient board game in India.
- Performance: Open Karaoke
Participants freely interpret (by talking, singing or playing a musical instrument) a projected video with a rhythmic soundtrack.
***Free Exotic Nordic Drinks will be served at the opening!***
>>>06 April (SUN) – Talk: Bonfire Architecture
6pm @M1052, 1/F, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (how to get there?)
Curators Ivanov and Chan will talk about burning constructions and architectural activism.
>>>10 April (THU) – Party: Papa Westray – Cheung Chau
8pm – 1am @Secret Location in Cheung Chau
Curator’s Talk + Screening + Performance
>>>11 April (FRI) – Live Performance: Construction in Kneading by Ryo Ikeshiro
An absolute highlight of this year’s festival! In Ryo’s experimental “live audiovisualizaion”, the audio and visuals are generated from the same data and process and are thus perceived as a combined audiovisual entity.
>>>12 April (SAT) – Screening: Incoherent Cinema
8pm @Secret Location in Sham Shui Po
Film installations, films and film projects based on the International Incoherence Manifest.
>>>13 April (SUN) – Workshop by Ryo Ikeshiro
1 – 2:30pm @Videotage
Ryo will introduce Max/MSP/Jitter, a patch-based programming environment for artists.
>>>15 April (TUE) – Lecture by Ryo Ikeshiro
5 – 6:30pm @M6094 Future Cinema, 6/F, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (how to get there?)
Ryo will be talking about Live Audiovisualisation using Emergent Generative Systems.
>>>18 April (FRI) – Closing Screening: Elasticita by Katrín Ólafsdóttir
7 – 9pm @Videotage
A collection of erotic poems built from archival Super8 materials. Elasticita creates a world of tactile sensations perceptible by sight.
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April 9– April 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 9, 6-9 pm
Bosi Contemporary is pleased to present The Stadium by Jon Plasse, a debut exhibition in New York City, featuring photographs of the original Yankee Stadium. The show’s emotionally charged images highlight Plasse’s frequent visits to Yankee Stadium in the last years of its existence and its demolition in 2009. Plasse returned to the site to photograph the current baseball diamonds that rest in the shadows of the new Yankee Stadium in 2013. The Stadium is a fitting tribute to one of baseball’s most storied icons, and the opening of the exhibition corresponds with the beginning of the 2014 baseball season.
The black and white photographs recall Plasse’s own childhood memories of going to Yankee games with his father and recreate these moments from a childlike perspective. These compositions include the perspective of a young fan looking up at the towering walls of the stadium; walking through the cavernous hallways and seeing the grass and infield dirt; waiting expectantly for one of his stars to hit his 500th home run; and leaving the stadium, eyes ground ward, after witnessing a loss by his team.
The images are both human and relatable and present the shared experience of going to a game. Plasse portrays intimate instances in which the Stadium often has a stillness to it; as noted by The New Yorker, Plasse’s “camera is focused less on the game itself and more on the atmosphere the game creates.”
Jon Plasse is a fine arts photographer, as well as a long time Yankee fan. His books include, “The Stadium,” a series of images of the original Yankee Stadium, published by SUNY Press in 2011; and, “The Light Remains,” a series of images of his mother and her Long Island home. A presentation of The Stadium was exhibited at Binghamton University in April 2013. Jon Plasse lives in New York City.
I am looking to form a time bank system in order to pay down our student debt. This will begin as an online representation of the unpaid work we do through internships, volunteer jobs, and work that is not usually defined as work (i.e. baking cookies for your neighbors). What will begin as a conceptual project will evolve into something more groundbreaking where Sallie Mae and the federal government may start to see value in our work and accept our time as a form of currency to relieve our debt.
What I need:
- A group of collaborators
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- Help with publicity
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- Help figuring out how to get our creditors to accept these time credit payments as debt payments
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It may be a one off exercise, or a monthly or weekly role. I'm flexible. I also don't know how many hours specifically would be required. Let's discuss!
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Ritual and Reality
February 15 – March 22, 2014
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts presents photographer Yishay Garbasz in her first major New York solo exhibition. Working across themes of memory, history, separation, and healing, Garbasz consistently captures both the pain of injury and the desire for reconciliation through her camera lens. Previous bodies of work exploring her mother’s survival of a Holocaust death march and Garbasz’s own personal journey with gender identity exemplify this dichotomy of pain and beauty. Physical location, and the inextricable link to the events that take place there, plays a large role in Garbasz’s interests. She focuses on places that have been forgotten or abandoned and where the physical signs of pain are obscured.
In Ritual and Reality, we join Garbasz on her journey through Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, where on March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami triggered by the Tohoku earthquake. The resulting catastrophic failure has become the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Garbasz’s investigation into Fukushima continues her life-long quest to explore and document spaces that have gone through a serious trauma.
Over the course of three weeks, donning protective gear and a Geiger counter, Garbasz travelled the Fukushima Prefecture, predominantly on foot, photographing the abandoned towns that have been taken back by nature because humans have rendered them uninhabitable. By walking and documenting the actual landscape of this disaster, Garbasz makes visible all that was lost. An area that was once home to a population of roughly two million has been turned into a collection of ghost towns by a disaster that was largely preventable. Years of corporate and governmental cronyism led to ineffective and toothless regulatory bodies incapable or unwilling to deal with the dangers staring directly at them. It’s no surprise that the clean-up effort has also been marred by disinformation, ineptitude, and corruption. Her eerily beautiful videos, photographs, and audio recordings of the Exclusion Zone echo with a sense of loneliness and pain. The videos, which should be filled with the sounds of children going to school and adults commuting to work, are permeated only by the sounds of rustling winds, the occasional meowing of a stray cat, and the incessant beeping of a Geiger counter alerting us to the danger that will linger for decades.
Also on display will be photographs depicting the “temporary” housing that evacuees must now call home, as well as a series of images from Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolitan area which lies but 150 miles south west of Fukushima. One of Garbasz’s goals for this project is to highlight the human disaster that is taking place in Japan alongside the environmental one. Through her work Garbasz exposes the cultural attitudes that allowed this disaster to occur in the wake of a highly predictable natural catastrophe. As she sees it, the Fukushima disaster is rooted in many facets of the Japanese culture, as well as common behaviors in the nuclear industry worldwide, and she believes that the healing process must begin deep within the society that allowed these events to transpire. No longer can people afford to take comfort in what Garbasz keenly identifies as the ritual of safety, but they must now face the very real dangers and obstacles before them. The old status quo of denial and quick fixes will no longer suffice. One only has to look at the landscape, and the large piles of leaking bags containing radioactive materials, to understand that.
A press kit with more information can be found at: http://bit.ly/1dSKNtF
Reception: Saturday, February 15, 6-8. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10-6. Monday by appointment. For more information, contact Varvara Mikushkina at (212) 226-3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curated by: Kathy Battista
March 4 – April 5, 2014
Opening Reception: March 4, 6-9 pm
BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present Soft Corps a solo exhibition by Israeli artist Shony Rivnay. Combining sculpture, photography, video, and painting, the exhibition reveals a unique body of work that simultaneously embraces beauty and the post-apocalyptic.
Living in one of the world’s most contested regions, Rivnay confronts topics such as conflict and the transforming power of love and beauty. Rivnay’s ongoing fascination with brands and logos is reflected in all of his works and derives from a successful career in advertising, an industry he left in 2008. His exploration of graphic languages manifests itself most conspicuously in the presence of pattern—from William Morris florals to geometric carpet design—throughout his work for the past thirty years. A series of pop-inflicted missile heads and sumptuously hand-crafted missiles on display in the gallery create a dream-like poetic reality. Photographs and a video produced in Israel convey a sense of universal human pathos and question the premise of violence, in particular the manmade autonomous kind, as seen in contemporary warfare. The works serve as a reminder of the devastation brought about by decades of conflict and become silent pleas for peace and understanding across cultures.
Shony Rivnay holds a BFA degree in Fine Arts from the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. He has had solo shows at numerous locations such as Temp Art Space gallery, NY, curated by Tim Goossens; Hamburger Bannhoff Museum Campus, Berlin, an official collateral event with the Berlin Biennale 2012; and Tavi Dresdner Gallery in Tel Aviv, among others. His works have been presented in group shows around the globe in venues such as Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo; Artlife for the World Gallery, Venice, Italy; Florentin 45 Contemporary Art Space, Tel Aviv, Israel; and at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, and more. This year Rivnay will present solo shows at the CCJ Museum in Sao Paulo and at Baro Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as at Anat Ebgi Gallery in Los Angeles. Rivnay lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet, they are where all life comes from and are the future of our food, energy, transport, communication and security. But the oceans are dying : Overfishing, acidification, plastic pollution, radioactive leaks, oil spills… We need better, more reliable and affordable sailing robots. Japanese-French Inventor Cesar Harada will also introduce you to Protei, the Open Hardware Shape Shifting sailing robot, and more.
Come to learn, design and make your own sailing robot!
We will teach you the basics of maritime architecture, we help you design your own remote control boat, build and sail it in the water, all in one day!
1. Learn the basic of naval architecture
2. Design and build your own sailing robot!
3. Sail it in the Kwun Tong Ferry pier waters !
16 FEB 2014 (SUN) 10am - 11pm
Videotage and K11 Art Foundation proudly co-present the DOTMOV Festival 2013 - Hong Kong Station. DOTMOV is a digital film festival organized by a Japanese online magazine "SHIFT", aiming to discover unknown talented creators and provide an opportunity to showcase their works. There were a total of 206 works from 18 countries this year, and the best 20 works selected by guest judges will be featured in this screening. This year's festival will take place in several cities in Japan and overseas from November 2013 throughout 2014.
20 FEB (THU) 8pm - 9:30pm
Ik zou me graag willen specialiseren in geënsceneerde fotografie. Heb talent, een camera, een netwerk.... Alleen mis ik net de technische kennis om dit echt goed te kunnen. Ik wil me heel graag in deze richting specialiseren, ben bepaald geen beginner, maar net niet goed genoeg onderlegd.
Aangezien het mij aan financiële middelen ontbreekt om mij via masterclasses verder te bekwamen, zou ik heel graag bij een aantal fotografen in de leer willen gaan. Wat betekent dat ik een bepaalde periode met je mee loop, mee naar opdrachten ga, je workflow bestudeer etc.
Ik ben een goeie creatief concepter. Als tegenprestatie geef ik graag de uren terug, in deze vorm. Ik kan je helpen bij het vormgeven en structureren en in de "markt" zetten van concepten, van jou zelf als ZZP'er, adviseren over gebruik van (soc.) media, schrijven communicatieplan etc. etc. Het spreekt voor zich dat je mij- als ik met je mee ga op locatie -kunt inzetten als assistent.
Curated by: Kathy Battista
January 29 – March 1, 2014
Opening Reception & Book Launch: February 5, 6-9 pm
Panel Discussion: 6:30-7:30 pm
BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce Republika a solo exhibition by Serbia born performance artist Marta Jovanović. The exhibition will feature selected works created in the past four years and presented for the first time in the U.S. The show will be honoring Jovanović’s artist’s book “Performing the Self” written by Kathy Battista which will be launched in a special event and panel discussion at the gallery.
In her performances, videos, photographs, and installations Jovanović interrogates identity, beauty, and sexuality while revealing a personal history that embarks on her roots and memories. Appropriating the instantly recognizable characteristics of fashion mediums and art trends, the works expose the limitations of the traditional canon of beauty while drawing attention to the fluidity of gender. Curator and author Kathy Battista writes: “She is interested in the legacy of feminism, but she also has deep admiration for her male forebears. Are these contradictory stances? They should not be. For identity today is a shifting and transforming process, rather than a fixed state.”
Taking upon herself various guises such as an enthusiastic Yugoslavian pioneer in “Piornika” or as an alter ego of the famous poet Gabriele D'Annunzio in “Sèlysette”, Jovanović takes risks in performing a complex existence. Jovanović’s works are an invitation to disregard conventional notions of aesthetics and embrace a democratic vision of representation, free from all constraints.
Marta Jovanović (b. 1978, Belgrade, Serbia) is alumna of Tulane University (BA, 2001), Scoula Lorenzo de Medici (Florence, 1999-2000), AIM Program of the Bronx the Bronx Museum (2013) and EMERGENYC (Hemispheric Art institute, NYU, 2013). Her works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions around the globe, in institutions such as G12HUB, Belgrade; Location One, New York; Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome; and Centre Culturel de Serbie, Paris, among many others. Jovanović is a winner of the Roma Capitale Award (2012) and participated at the Bronx Museum Biennial (2013) as well as the Venice Agendas at the 55th Venice Biennial. She lives and works in New York, Belgrade, and Rome.
The book “Performing the Self,” published in affiliation with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY, NY, will accompany the show and will be available for purchase at the gallery.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by DUGGAL VISUAL SOLUTION, NYC.