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SUMMER OF ’68

 

 

 

 

An online Exhibition

The protests of 1968 comprised a worldwide escalation of social conflicts, predominantly characterized by popular rebellions against military and bureaucratic elites, who responded with an escalation of political repression. In the socialist countries there were also protests against lack of freedom of speech and violation of other civil rights by the Communist bureaucratic and military elites. In Central and Eastern Europe there were widespread protests that escalated, particularly in the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia, in Warsaw in Poland and in Yugoslavia.

 

But his is also an important time for sexual revolution, female emanzipation, so called “Flower Power”, Music,… This year war a very starting point for many important ideas and communities – until now! In 2018 we are celebreting it’s 50 years anniversary of this change making time!

 

Artists:
Ian Keaveny, Simone and Max, Russell J Chartier & Paul J Botelho, Daniela Távora, Francisco Acuna, Patrycja Plich, Robert Dohrmann, Kristy Campbell, Ieva Klingenberga, Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu

curated by Roland Wegerer

 

 

 

 

acidfaces

Ian Keaveny (IRL) Artist Website
mp4 (h264) , 4minutes 45 seconds, DVD/PAL, 2017

Based on 1960’s American government information film about Hallucinogens found on archive.org . Original converted to cavs then hexedited then edited in flowblade as it was the sound of the speech and the corrupted faces I found interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twin Findings Nag On UW

Simone and Max (USA) Artist Website
AIFF file, 1 met 52 sec, 2012

This was a series of audio and videos remixes dealing with Russian and American Cold War. Propaganda from both sides are examined. To hear others from this series, visit the artist Soundcloud page at: https://soundcloud.com/bobdohrmann. Particularly see My Fellow Americans, Stronger Than Dirt, Cuba, Man! and America Is Back!.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999 Deconmstructed

Russell J Chartier & Paul J Botelho (USA) Artist Website
quicktime 4:12 stereo audio

An important aspect of this piece is the principle of synchronicity. The video artist and the composer never work directly with one another’s work during the collaboration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonizar para conquistar ou a seletividade da culpa
Mercúria

Daniela Távora (BRA)  Artist Website
Fotografia e colagem – Filme 35 mm ASA 400 e edição digital – 2015/2017

De onde vem as forças que calam e colocam diariamente a vida das mulheres em constante perigo, deixando-as paralisadas e em estado de vulnerabilidade? Quem se lembra de quando ainda dançávamos outras músicas, além desta de uma nota só? Será que nós chegamos a dançar algum dia?
A obra Demonizar para conquistar ou a seletividade da culpa faz parte da série de vídeos e fotografias experimentais “ut non comederetis de omni ligno paradisi?”.”, produzida a partir de imagens do inconsciente e relações místicas entre o corpo feminino, a sociedade e a religião.
Este trabalho é fortemente influenciado pelo cinema de baixo orçamento, que utiliza recursos alternativos, cenários e figurinos adaptados, tecnologias baratas e acessíveis para edição e reprodução. .

 

 

Demonizar para conquistar ou a seletividade da culpa
Mercúria

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culpable soy yo (I am guilty)

Francisco Acuna (VE)
Video.mp4, 3 minutes 35 seconds. 2017

The video aims to generate a reflection as well as raise questions about how far society has allowed intervention and mastery of dysfunctional political and military structures. We face an intervened society within which we seem not to be part. We could interpret that what happens here is a fiction masked in reality, questioned itself and problematized from the perspective of the absurd, or the incomprehensible. These are the times that have elapsed that trigger a “mea culpa” approach.

 

 

 

 

 

Update error

Patrycja Plich (POL) Artist Website
mp4 file, 25’00”

“Update error” is a video essay that looks into the concept of being up-to-date in the context of constantly changing world we live in. In the centre of this reflection there is a human; his environment and the tools he may use to develop and explore his surroundings.The work builds on the convention of a nature film in which one creation, a computer, is being examined in the context of the impact human activities have on our surroundings.The film touches upon the issues of of black ecology, technological development and politicization of almost every sphere of human life. The narration itself follows a specified pattern which, at the semantic level, brings together both the natural history and the history and structure of the programming language.

 

 

 

 

 

Lenin’s 142nd Birthday

Robert Dohrmann (USA) Artist Website
AIFF file, 1 met 52 sec, 2012

This was a series of audio and videos remixes dealing with Russian and American Cold War. Propaganda from both sides are examined. To hear others from this series, visit the artist Soundcloud page at: https://soundcloud.com/bobdohrmann. Particularly see My Fellow Americans, Stronger Than Dirt, Cuba, Man! and America Is Back!.

 

 

 

 

Freedom

Kristy Campbell (USA) Artist Website
Digital Print, 2017

In the form of a protest board – clear message – colours uniting – the clear letters strike clear points, moving comfortably across their platform.

 

 

 

 

Industrial mf

Ieva Klingenberga (LV/IT) Artist Website
audio, 4min20sec, 2014

“Industrial music “- the term was coined in the mid-1970s. The “industrial mf”(2014) is a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music.

 

 

 

 

Life is a Bitch

Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu (RO)
HD Video, 22’28”, 2016

The short film follows the struggle of a left-minded couple which couldn’t afford the flight to the “Socialist Moon”.