VIDEONALE.18 presents
An evening of discussions, screening, tour, and live music | Joanna Page, Viktor Brim, Michelle-Marie Letelier, Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, Vanina Saracino, Jana Kerima Stolzer & Lex Rütten, Alice_and_Bob
Saturday, March 6, 2021, 6pm CET (12pm EST)
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VIDEONALE.18 is pleased to present a part of its extensive three-day digital festival program online, on e-flux Video & Film and on v18.videonale.org on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 6pm CET (12pm EST).

6pm CET
Lecture RETHINKING AGENCY IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
Dr. Joanna Page
, Reader in Latin American Literature and Visual Culture, University of Cambridge
Moderation: Vanina Saracino, independent curator, author, Berlin

In her lecture, Joanna Page visualizes the limits of human agency with regard to the earth and presents alternatives to the narrative of the Anthropocene, in which humans are often conceded too much power in a ‘mute world.’ She argues that art, above all, can bring forth a genuine planetary perspective when it focuses on forces that elude human control, for example, natural disasters.

7pm CET
Panel RETHINKING AGENCY IN THE ANTHROPOCENE 

Viktor Brim, V18-artist, Cologne
Michelle-Marie Letelier, V18-artist, Berlin
Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, V18-artists, New York
Dr. Joanna Page, Reader in Latin American Literature and Visual Culture, University of Cambridge
Moderation: Vanina Saracino, independent curator, author, Berlin

After the lecture, three artists of the VIDEONALE.18 talk about the anthropocentric worldview and the exceptional status of humans based on their own works. Letelier shows the alienated relationship of humans to nature using the example of the genetic manipulation and industrial exploitation of salmon as livestock and seeks ways to enter into a new relationship with these beings. As a possibility of a new form of coexistence, Vey Duke & Battersby superimpose the dysfunctional relationship of humans to other species with thoughts on the concept of loving one’s neighbor. Brim deals with the industrial exploitation of the planet by documenting sites of raw material extraction and what it leaves behind.

8pm CET
Screening PAWĀARAIBU | PREQUEL + EPISODE 01

Pawāaraibu – filling the vacuum by Jana Kerima Stolzer + Lex Rütten

In several episodes, Pawāaraibu - filling the vacuum tells the story of an artificial intelligence that travels in the body of a small drone as one of the last living beings on the post-human earth. We constantly experience the environment through its eyes, within its own language it conveys thoughts and impressions. The earth is shown as a conglomerate of nature, remnants of human intervention and up to now modern technology that takes care of maintenance. Prequel and Episode 01 - pumps n' lungs tell of the moment of archiving on earth. The drone explores its surroundings with an innocent and impartial gaze, only becoming aware of its physicality when it picks up its shadow image or reflection in the water. As it explores, it encounters retarded seemingly human beings who are responsible for maintaining the pumps and other machines and other procedures. We find ourselves in the essence of the drone, whereas the seemingly human body has become distant in its abstraction. 
 

8.30pm CET
Guided Tour PAWĀARAIBU | EPISODE 02

Pawāaraibu – filling the vacuum by Jana Kerima Stolzer + Lex Rütten

Episode 02 - wandering the archive, which is hosted on the social VR platform Mozilla Hubs, travels into an environment without time-space attribution. We find ourselves in the head of the drone, travelling through the archive of its processed data, which consists of fragments of the previous world.  These remaining excerpts stand as a proxy for that forgotten history that has been lost in brutal landscape inscriptions caused by exploitation of earthly resources. Within four scenes reminiscent of a musical, we wander through 3D models and listen to the song of the drone, texts that also repeatedly appear in the virtual world itself and describe its surroundings and happenings. Join via Mozilla Hubs on this link.

9pm CET
VIDEONALE.18 BAR
Alice_and_Bob

Alice_and_Bob are a DJ duo mixing music for various reasons: enjoying, listening, dancing, collective emotions, and forgotten moments. Join via Gather on this link

For more information, visit v18.videonale.org
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Opening Day: March 3, from 11am CET on videonalefestival.org 
Festival Days: March 4–6, livestream on videonalefestival.org 
Streaming VIDEONALE.18 works: March 3–7 on videonalefestival.org 
Exhibition: March 4–April 18 at Kunstmuseum Bonn

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