VIDEONALE.scope #6

Scope 6
OJOBOCA, *The Masked Monkeys*, 2015

The Cracks, Not the Mirror

November 29 - Dezember 1 2018 at Filmclub 813, Cologne

A film series by VIDEONALE
Curated by Katrin Mundt

This year’s edition of VIDEONALE.scope is organized around a common theme: over the course of three evenings, it presents historical and contemporary works by artists engaging in different ways with the legacy of ethnography, and particularly ethnographic film and its methods and subjects. In formal terms, the program ranges from short film screenings to lectures and live performances in cinemas.

With works and contributions by
Eli Cortiñas, Nazlı Dinçel, Juan Downey, Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, Sky Hopinka, Laura Huertas Millán, Tracey Moffatt, OJOBOCA (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy), Lisl Ponger, Lisa Rave, Sascha Reichstein, Ben Russell, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Chick Strand, Gitte Villesen, Philip Widmann

The series is inspired by the intensity with which artists and filmmakers have engaged with and reflected on the ethnographic in recent years. They have critically questioned the filmic strategies used to generate ethnographic subjects and have attempted to reinterpret or rewrite ethnographic narratives and their colonial origins in light of contemporary modes of life and power relations. They have experimented with forms of representation that confound traditional “own”/“other” schemas and have imagined new worlds, models of community life and forms of spirituality. In doing so, their aim has not been to repudiate ethnography as a discipline, but to expand its means of describing the world by incorporating other visions, voices, and spaces. Accordingly, their works have intertwined participant observation and activism, found and imaginary spaces, traditional rituals and contemporary performance praxis, magic and pop culture. In these works, it is not an image of the world but rather the ruptures within it that are sought out, investigated, and invested with new narratives.

These preoccupations are not fundamentally new – earlier generations of artists, for example, have addressed the Western gaze on ethnic or cultural “others,” or the supposed other in daily life, and their works have often moved freely between anthropology and avant-garde film. What is new, however, is the diversity of formal approaches being adopted today and the urgency with which these concerns are being pursued. VIDEONALE.scope therefore presents recent works by younger artists alongside works by established figures in experimental film and video art.

TICKETS
5 Euro / 3 Euro (ermäßigt)
Combined Ticket (2 Programs) = 8 Euro/ 4 Euro (reduced)
Scope-Ticket (all Events) = 24 Euro/ 12 Euro (reduced)

Program VIDEONALE.scope #6

Date
Title
Genre
Thu, 29.11.2018
19:00h

VIDEONALE.scope #6: Shortfilms #1

Screening

Philip Widmann, Fictitious Force, DE 2015, S-16mm/digital, 15'

Ben Russell, River Rites, US/SR 2011, 16mm/digital, 11'30''

Lisl Ponger, Phantom Fremdes Wien, AT 1991-2004, S-8mm/35mm, 27'

Tracey Moffatt, Nice Coloured Girls, AU 1987, 16mm/digital, 16'

Das ist der Alternativtext

Eindrücke vom V17-Abendprogramm im Künstlerforum Bonn (Fotos: Jo Hempel)

Thu, 29.11.2018
21:00h

VIDEONALE.scope #6: Juan Downey

Screening

his program brings together three films from Juan Downey’s long-term project, Video Trans Americas, which arose over the course of his travels across the continent.

The Laughing Alligator, US/VE 1979
Chicago Boys, US/CL 1983
Guahibos, US/VE 1976

Fri, 30.11.2018
19:00h

VIDEONALE.scope #6: Kurzfilme #2

Screening

This program consists of films concerned with collecting as an ethnographic practice:

Sascha Reichstein, Patterns of the Conquerors, AT/UK 2017, HD Video, 21'
Nazlı Dinçel, Between Relating and Use, AR/US 2018, 16mm/digital, 8'
Lisa Rave, Einbrennen von Mustern, DE 2015, 16mm/digital, 22'
Sky Hopinka, Anti-Objects, or Space without Path or Boundary, US 2017, HD Video, 13'

Fri, 30.11.2018
21:30h

VIDEONALE.scope #6: Gitte Villesen

Screening

Gitte Villesen’s work revolves around the narration and translation of worldviews.

I had no other choice than to jump from one pile to the other, as there was nothing in between (2012)
Yenden Joff: An Important Story (from: I Will Arrange Everything. It Will Be the Best Film Ever) 2009-2011
Retelling Mariama's Curtains (from: Telling and Retelling), 2009,
Deeply immersed in the contents of a learning stone (2016/17)

Followed by a talk with the artist.

Fri, 30.11.2018
22:00h

VIDEONALE.scope #6: OJOBOCA

Screening

The filmic and performative works of OJOBOCA (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy) take an idiosyncratic approach to surveying the space between the document and fiction, reflection and trance.

The Masked Monkeys, DE/ID 2015, 16mm, 32'
New Museum of Mankind, DE 2016, 2 x 16mm, 30' (Filmperformance)

Followed by a talk with the artists.

Sat, 01.12.2018
17:00h

VIDEONALE.scope #6: Shortfilms #3

Screening

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Inventario, US/MX 2006, Video, 18'
Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, A Família do Capitão Gervásio, BR/DK 2013/14, 16 mm/digital, 16'
Ben Russell, Trypps #7 (Badlands), US 2010, 16mm/digital, 10'
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Farmacopea, US 2013, 16mm/digital, 5'30''
Ben Russell, Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forget, US/VU 2013, 16mm/digital, 20'

Sat, 01.12.2018
19:00h

VIDEONALE.scope #6: Eli Cortiñas

Screening

In this lecture performance, Cortiñas turns to the Tarzan films and the genesis of film in African countries to analyze those origin myths on which Western modernity bases its image of the other.

Sat, 01.12.2018
20:30h

VIDEONALE.scope #6: Chick Strand

Screening

Chick Strand’s work is as indebted to feminist avant-garde film as it is to ethnography.

Mosori Monika (1970)
Mujer de Milfuegos (1976)
Anselmo and the Women (1986)
Fake Fruit Factory (1986)

Sat, 01.12.2018
22:30h

VIDEONALE.scope #6: Laura Huertas Millán

Screening

The final screening consists of three films from Laura Huertas Millán’s series of “ethnographic fictions”, which depict the lives of marginalized social groups in Latin America from the perspective of various individuals.

La Libertad (2017)
jeny303 (2018)
Sol negro (2016)

Date
Time
Event
Location
Genre

Thu, 29.11.2018

19:00
VIDEONALE.scope #6: Shortfilms #1

Philip Widmann, Fictitious Force, DE 2015, S-16mm/digital, 15'

Ben Russell, River Rites, US/SR 2011, 16mm/digital, 11'30''

Lisl Ponger, Phantom Fremdes Wien, AT 1991-2004, S-8mm/35mm, 27'

Tracey Moffatt, Nice Coloured Girls, AU 1987, 16mm/digital, 16'

Das ist der Alternativtext

Eindrücke vom V17-Abendprogramm im Künstlerforum Bonn (Fotos: Jo Hempel)

Screening

Thu, 29.11.2018

21:00
VIDEONALE.scope #6: Juan Downey

his program brings together three films from Juan Downey’s long-term project, Video Trans Americas, which arose over the course of his travels across the continent.

The Laughing Alligator, US/VE 1979
Chicago Boys, US/CL 1983
Guahibos, US/VE 1976

Screening

Fri, 30.11.2018

19:00
VIDEONALE.scope #6: Kurzfilme #2

This program consists of films concerned with collecting as an ethnographic practice:

Sascha Reichstein, Patterns of the Conquerors, AT/UK 2017, HD Video, 21'
Nazlı Dinçel, Between Relating and Use, AR/US 2018, 16mm/digital, 8'
Lisa Rave, Einbrennen von Mustern, DE 2015, 16mm/digital, 22'
Sky Hopinka, Anti-Objects, or Space without Path or Boundary, US 2017, HD Video, 13'

Screening

Fri, 30.11.2018

21:30
VIDEONALE.scope #6: Gitte Villesen

Gitte Villesen’s work revolves around the narration and translation of worldviews.

I had no other choice than to jump from one pile to the other, as there was nothing in between (2012)
Yenden Joff: An Important Story (from: I Will Arrange Everything. It Will Be the Best Film Ever) 2009-2011
Retelling Mariama's Curtains (from: Telling and Retelling), 2009,
Deeply immersed in the contents of a learning stone (2016/17)

Followed by a talk with the artist.

Screening

Fri, 30.11.2018

22:00
VIDEONALE.scope #6: OJOBOCA

The filmic and performative works of OJOBOCA (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy) take an idiosyncratic approach to surveying the space between the document and fiction, reflection and trance.

The Masked Monkeys, DE/ID 2015, 16mm, 32'
New Museum of Mankind, DE 2016, 2 x 16mm, 30' (Filmperformance)

Followed by a talk with the artists.

Screening

Sat, 01.12.2018

17:00
VIDEONALE.scope #6: Shortfilms #3

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Inventario, US/MX 2006, Video, 18'
Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, A Família do Capitão Gervásio, BR/DK 2013/14, 16 mm/digital, 16'
Ben Russell, Trypps #7 (Badlands), US 2010, 16mm/digital, 10'
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Farmacopea, US 2013, 16mm/digital, 5'30''
Ben Russell, Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forget, US/VU 2013, 16mm/digital, 20'

Screening

Sat, 01.12.2018

19:00
VIDEONALE.scope #6: Eli Cortiñas

In this lecture performance, Cortiñas turns to the Tarzan films and the genesis of film in African countries to analyze those origin myths on which Western modernity bases its image of the other.

Screening

Sat, 01.12.2018

20:30
VIDEONALE.scope #6: Chick Strand

Chick Strand’s work is as indebted to feminist avant-garde film as it is to ethnography.

Mosori Monika (1970)
Mujer de Milfuegos (1976)
Anselmo and the Women (1986)
Fake Fruit Factory (1986)

Screening

Sat, 01.12.2018

22:30
VIDEONALE.scope #6: Laura Huertas Millán

The final screening consists of three films from Laura Huertas Millán’s series of “ethnographic fictions”, which depict the lives of marginalized social groups in Latin America from the perspective of various individuals.

La Libertad (2017)
jeny303 (2018)
Sol negro (2016)

Screening
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