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WORLD WIDE VIDEO FESTIVAL
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10 October - 11 November 2001:

Introduction
Afrika in focus
REtrEKS: unSUNg CITY
in/tangible cartographies - new arab video
Sulsouth - Voyages in mutant technologies
World Wide Media Lounge
Meet the artist




Introduction
With over a hundred artists from 26 countries the 19th edition of the World Wide Video Festival will start in Amsterdam on 10 October. Special programmes will focus on media art from Africa and the Arab world. In addition to media art from various parts of the world, there will be performances by DJ's and VJ's. During the first few days of the festival many artists will appear on Meet the Artist, there will be a dance night and many other activities in the Melkweg.
All exhibitions will continue through Museum Night, 10 November. Keep an eye out for extra activities that will take place in the weekends during the entire festival period.


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Africa in focus
traditionally, most media art is being produced in Western Europe, North-America, Japan and South-America. Relatively little is known to come from Africa or China. Last year the festival presented a number of works from China and this year a number of African countries will be featured. With the support of the World Wide Video Festival and the Hivos Cultur Fund, Fernando Alvim, tracey Rose, Matt Hindley and Minnette Vari have produced new work that will have its world premiere at the festival. In addition to this, on 10 and 11 October Europarking will feature the exhibition REtrEKS unSUNg CITY curated by Rodney Place and, at the invitation of the Prins Claus Foundation, a solo exhibition by Antonio Ole containing work that has never been shown in Europe. Candice Breitz (ZA), currently living in the USA, will present three new installations. The World Wide Video Festival will also premiere Fernando Alvim's Gela Uanga.

Locations
Arti et Amicitiae
Veemvloer
Baby
Europarking
De Brakke Grond
Melkweg
De Appel
 
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RETREKS: unSUNg CITY
Essay by Brenda Atkinson
Johannesburg's city centre was once the economic and cultural heart of South Africa. In the early seventies, the city began - US style - to decentralise into the suburbs and this urban paranoia grew with the advent of Johannesburg as a new African city after the '94 democratic elections.
This year the World Wide Video Festival opens with this spectacular exhibition at Europarking on Marnixstraat in Amsterdam. On the top floor of this huge parking garage screens measuring 2 x 9 meters will display works by Brett Murray, Jane Alexander, Robyn Orlin, Stephen Hobbs, William Kentridge and Rodney Place.
See programme schedule

Location
Europarking: 10 October 8 - 11 pm (Opening festival, admission on invitation only and for passe-partout holders)
11 october 5 10 pm



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in/tangible cartographies
new arab video

Essay by Jayce Salloum
Programme
Arab countries have recently produced an impressive array of works: video art, personal essayistic work and experimental documentaries. These works deal with interstitiality between countries, cultures, influences, politics, ideologies, and subjective dispositions/dispossessions. They incorporate a fascinating blend of critical stances and traditional (filmic and cultural) influences. At the request of the World Wide Video Festival artist/curator Jayce Salloum (LBN/CAN) has compiled an extensive programme of videotapes from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Syria, among others.
See programme schedule: Thu Oct 11, Fri Oct 12, and Sat Oct 13

Locations
Melkweg Cinema: 11, 12, 13 October - with introductions by Jayce Salloum and some of the artists.
De Appel: 27 October
Baby: 11 October 11 November



 
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Sulsouth
Voyages in mutant technologies

Essay by Jose Ferreira
'Sulsouth', curated by Jose Ferreira, began as a research project in lo-tech media. The title refers to a geographic position that locates the project specifically within the confines of political history and inadvertently implies dislocation, exploitation and annexation. Fourteen artists from decolonised countries such as Mozambique, Angola, South Africa, and Brazil have been invited to present their video or film work. What has happened to the cultural landscape in these countries since the end of the colonial period? Each artist has in one way or another challenged the established boundaries of a dying society
See programme schedule: Fri Oct 12, and Sat Oct 13


Location
Melkweg - Theaterzaal: 12, 13 October



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World Wide Media Lounge
'Baby' is a beautifully renovated and tastefully redecorated former church on the Keizersgracht. Here 24 viewing units (computers/video monitors) have been installed where visitors comfortably accommodated in luxurious seating can choose from a menu which particular work from the selection of single screen productions (videotapes/CD-ROMs/Net Art) they would like to see. At their own pace, visitors can watch, browse, play and zap their own way through the various productions on offer. Alternatively, they can follow the thematic routes charted by the festival. The viewing units are located on the second floor. On the ground floor are the festival's reception desk, a bar, a lounge with armchairs and a reading table, where visitors may consult the festival catalogues and other relevant literature. Also in Baby is the installation Ekkofisk, an interactive sound installation by the artists' collective Fatamorgana. It consists of a lighted transparent column standing some two meters high and filled with water and two goldfish a computer and a series of sensors. The movements of the fish are registered by the sensors and then translated by the computer into quadraphonic music, turning the exhibition space into a subtle, dreamlike soundscape.
See programme schedule

Location
Baby: 11 October 11 November
Tue Sun 2 10 pm
11, 12, 13 October 11 10 pm



 
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Meet the artist
The World Wide Video Festival strives to stimulate the encounter of artists and audience in every possible way. Over 70 artists will be present at the festival and they will appear in the programme section Meet the Artist, a series of interviews, lectures, introductions and screenings in which the artists elaborate on their work, its background and their motivation. This section proved very popular last year with both regular festival visitors and fellow artists and press. It has therefore been extended: it will now take place in two rooms in the Melkweg, with a follow-up at three nights in De Appel.
Introductions by Renata Banasova, Annette de Bock, Paul Groot, Catherine Henningen and Lucia King.
See programme schedule: Thu Oct 11, Fri Oct 12, and Sat Oct 13

Locations
Melkweg - Theaterzaal/Oude Zaal: 11, 12, 13 October
De Appel: 20, 27 October, 3 november



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