Transcultures is pleased to initiate a first collaboration with Over the Real Festival (Lucca-IT) at the invitation of its artistic director Maurizio Marco Tozzi with an international selection of videos supported by Transcultures as part of the “No Lockdown Art” initiative launched in March 2020 during the Covid-19 (by Transcultures and the European Pepinieres of Creation) in order to give a platform of visibility in network to the creators and their projects.
This network is also and perhaps above all human and we are particularly honored to have been invited, along with other colleagues (including our French partners from Vidéoformes) as artistic curators of part of this rich audio-visual program.
No Lockdown Art Video Artists
Philippe Boisnard (Fr), Marc Veyrat (Fr), Glasz DeCuir (Es), Maja Jantar + Paradise Now (Pl/Fr/Be), Christophe Bailleau (Fr/Be), Pastoral (Fr/Be), Kika Nicolela (Br), Thomas Israël (Be), Gauthier Keyaerts (Be), Alain Wergifosse (Be)
Festival Over The Real
The Festival (artistic direction: Maurizio Marco Tozzi, Lino Strangis) presents the most significant lines of research that have emerged in recent years in the international panorama of audiovisual arts.
The 8th edition has been separated in two moments: from 30 April to 8 May 2022 the exhibition Bill Viola The Seventies at the Ragghianti Foundation in Lucca and from 23 September to 2 October 22 featuring screenings, workshops, conferences, performances and much more.
Curators of the 2022 edition
- Gabriel Soucheyre
Director Videoformes festival (Fr)
- Eirini Olympiou
Video art curator, visual artist and architect (Gr)
No Lockdown Art Audio video selection
As part of the No Lockdown Art ongoing project initiated by Transcultures and the European Pepinieres of Creation during the first lockdown linked to the Covid-19 to support contemporary artistic projects likely to be broadcast online, several videos have been produced by artists (visual, sound, multimedia…) integrating the sonic and experimental dimensions in creations of various aesthetics, which escape traditional classifications and offer a poetic and alternative look on our mutant world.
No Lockdown Art-Metavers selection
i-REAL - Monde_04_ALICE - Marc Veyrat, FR, 2021, 3’05
This World 04 in VR, included in the artwork XR i-REAL, imagined, programmed by Jonathan Juste and whose soundtrack is signed Paradise Now, is “architextured“ (-! Henri Lefebvre !-) around the totality of the words used in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, famous novel published by Lewis Carroll in 1865.
Inside this Obscure World, “ob-scene” of the text (-! Georges Bataille !-), the words ®-CONSTITUTE as we progress walls of blinding texts/images progressively revealing passages, “Entre-eSPACES” (-! Carole Brandon !-) through which we can progress… The electro-rythmic-organic music of Paradise Now (BE/FR) roams the floating walls of this Lettrist maze as if looking for a mutant prey.
Renata K in Transonic Second Life - Glasz DeCuir (ES) - 2021 - 5'57''
Glasz DeCuir is the identity as machinima (= Computer Generated Imagery) director and screenwriter of a multi-media visual artist from San Sebastian who explores, in various ways, the art of new media and digital cinema.
Glasz DeCuir filmed and edited the images of the performance of Renata K (the experimental project of classical flutist Renata Kambarova, from Uzbekhistan) during the first edition of the Transonic Second Life Festival which took place in February 2021 at the Cat’s Club .
A dive into cyber dunes where Renata K’s avatar wanders, in the sonic sirocco, under a cosmic firmament, to meet other intriguing creatures …
With the support of Transcultures and European Pepinieres of Creation
Panacée - Maja Jantar, PL-NL, 2021, 10'56''
Panacée/pænəˈsiːə/ du latin panacēa, du grec ancien πανάκεια (panákeia), de πανακής (panakḗs, “tout-guérison”), de πᾶν (pân, “tout”) (équivalent à l’anglais pan-) + ἄκος (ákos , “guérir”). Panacea est une vision, celle de la guérison à travers les traditions – devenir soleil – sur les noms du pissenlit. Panacea est un rituel de passage, une recherche d’un lieu d’appartenance à travers une connexion avec des systèmes écologiques.
Avec le soutien de Transcultures et des Pépinières européennes de Création
After Covid_19, Philippe Boisnard, FR, 2020, 7’
After Covid_19 is part of the research on disaster landscapes carried out by Philippe Boisnard in recent years. This creation, achieved during the first global confinement, was made live from pure-data (graphic programming software for musical and multimedia creation in real time) in both sound and image.
This landscape and its evolution attempts to aesthetically show the emergence of the vertigo of the epidemic. Like a metaphorical vision, its crescendo is that of the psychic panic of man in the face of the surge of the pandemic.
With the support: Transcultures, European Pepinieres of Creation
Ces riens essentiels #4, Gauthier Keyaerts, BE, 3’19’’
Ces riens essentiels is an infinite work-in-progress, initiated during the lockdown. The journey actually started in 2018 when Gauthier Keyaerts was in Brittany, shooting images from the Ocean, the shore, lichens…
He brought back this particular energy and feeling of spirituality (felt by André Breton).
It helped since March to focus on the essentials: family, body, nature (insects, trees, flowers…), love… this sublime chaos.
With the support: Transcultures, European Pepinieres of Creation
Triptyque Prototype, Thomas Israël, BE, 2020, 2’50’’
Triptyque Prototype is an enigma with an exploded temporality which allows cross readings, associative. Its protagonist (the dancer Marilyn Daoust on a choreography by Manon Oligny) is in tension between the doll or the android and the woman of flesh.
This video filmed in Montreal in 2015, as part of the interdisciplinary performance project Les Oracles (initiated by Productions Rhizome-Quebec in partnership with Transcultures-Belgium) was finalized in Brussels in Spring 2020 with a minimalist soundtrack by Paradise Now.
With the support: Transcultures, des European Pepinieres of Creation, Productions Rhizome
Visions of inside (Common Ground Project) – Kika Nicolela, BR, 2020, 8’51
Visions of inside is the first video made using the database of the Common Ground Project initiated by Kika Nicolela in April 2020 in reaction to the Covid-19 crisis. It promotes the creation of a shared database of videos, sounds and texts by worldwide artists, reflecting on the multiple issues raised by the crisis and the lockdown. Above all, the Common Ground Project’s goal is to collectively use creation as means of communion and resistance.
Kika Nicolela edited videos, sounds and texts by
Aline Yasmin & Alex Cepile, Anna Berndtson & Yingmei Duan, Anthony Siarkiewicz, Carlos Landaeta, Carlosmagno Rodrigues, Cecilia Dougherty, Christophe Litou, CRACA, Daniel Silvo, Davi Cavalcante, Gauthier Keyaerts, Gerard Chauvin,Gustavo Marcasse, Ivelina Ivanova,Isa Belle + Paradise Now, Jan Kather, John Sanborn, Jorge Lozano, Junebum Park, Katia Maciel, Kika Nicolela, Luana Lacerda, Marcia Beatriz Granero, Marina Fomenko, Mateusz Vianna, Mike Hoolboom, Mirella Brandi & Muep Etmo Nia Pushkarova, Nung-Hsin Hu, Philippe Boisnard, Phyllis Baldino, Rejane Cantoni, Samuel Bester, Sara Não Tem Nome, Simon Dumas, Simon Guiochet, Sonia Guggisberg, Susana Lopez, Ulf Kristiansen.
Coproduction : Transcultures, In progress asbl, European Pepinieres of Creation
No Lockdown Drift, Pastoral, BE/FR, 2020, 5’09’’
Produced via connected exchanges during the first Covid-19 lockdown in Spring 2020 by the Pastoral post pop duet, Lockdown Drift captures the expectation, the floating sensation but also the domestic reverie, the imaginary transfiguration and a form of sweet melancholy.
The images and sounds that dialogue between the residences (both in Wallonia-Belgium) of the protagonists (Huy for Christophe Bailleau and Mons for Philippe Franck) all come from the interior spaces and their close surroundings.
An invitation to cherish the living in these different forms (human, animal, mineral, celestial …) and its power-hope of creative metamorphosis.
Production : Transcultures, European Pepinieres of Creation
Flux & Densités, Alain Wergifosse, BE, 2020, 5’
These images and sounds come from a multi-channel video installation project in work in progress for the Vice Versa 2020-21 residency/exchange between Transcultures (BE) and La Chambre Blanche (QBC).
Production : Transcultures, La Chambre Blanche, European Pepinieres of Creation
77 Affairs, Christophe Bailleau, BE, 2022, 3'59''
From cemeteries to celestial spheres via our screens, various mutations are connected. the face-to-face and the distancial dimensions merge. The images and colors of our fantasized lives cross the border between real and virtual… as in a dream or an endless nightmare. The connecting vibrations could perhaps bring some salvation…
With the support of Transcultures, European Pepinieres of Creation.
- 23.09 > 02.10.2022 – Festival
- 29.09.2022 – No Lockdown Art Video
- Over The Real
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