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CLOSING NIGHT 2010
July 17
20h30 program Les Instants Vidéos
22h program Le peuple qui manque
Théâtre des Chartreux 105, avenue des Chartreux / 13004 Marseille tel. 04 91 50 18 90

20h30 program Les Instants Vidéos - 52mn
presented by Marc Mercier, with Giney Ayme and Samuel Bester.
Beauty and terror
"Beauty is the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure" Rainer Maria Rilke
"That's where we arrived. We have to face beauty and terror. This face to face is only possible if images are talking to us. If we are talking to images. If images can assert their poetry to come. There is the challenge of video art. I see and therefor I think. I see, and therefor I am listening. During this program, splendour will be given more than its share, even if we have to reach into the deep bosom of tragedy." Marc Mercier



Pour Cesare Vanini by Giney Ayme et Serge Pey
France, 2009, 2’40, color, stereo
This very beautiful and short poem by Serge Pey, (which constitutes only a tiny part of the work he dedicated to Cesare Vanini) is read here by his author in an increase in power full of conviction.
Hiroshima 1945 by Marco Villani
Italy, 2006, 4’30, color, stereo
A video made with images shot by a Japanese commission in Hiroshima three weeks after the explosion of the atomic bomb. These images (three hours of shooting without editing) were confiscated by the United States Army in 1945 and hidden. Only recently was a copy discovered in Tokyo. By kind permission of Nippon Eiga Shinsha.)
One vision by Andrej Djerkovic
Croatia, 1994, 5’, color, stereo
The work combines fragments of home video recorded during the war with the pop hymn, « One vision », by the group Queen. By noting shelling, battles, wounded people, funerals and other events in the Sarajevan suburb of Dobrinja with the camera, he poses the question of absolutism propaged in one of the biggest hits of the previous decade. The words « one vion, one nation, one light exhaltion… » became threatening phrases, which lead to bloodshed. One who subscribes to them at the beginning of the video renounces them at the end. (Dunja Blazevic, director of SCCA Center for Contemporary Arts Sarajevo).
Seek by Marylène Negro
France, 2007, 7’, color, stereo
Cosmic gravitation searching for a revelation.
Raid by Marylène Negro
France, 2006, 3'30, color, stereo
Caught in the air, sterns ride the sky and burst through the screen.
Pa by Marylène Negro
France, 2007, 4'55, color, stereo
The flight of a declaration of love together with the stuttering of images and words.
How violent her charms, how charming his violent (The Bushwak serie ) by Samuel Bester
France, 2008, 4’, color, stereo
If woman is made to please and to be subjected, she ought to make herself pleasing to man instead of provoking him ? (Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1762)
The road that white men tread (The Bushwak serie ) by Samuel Bester
France, 2008, 3’, color, stereo
Crossing roads.
Jeune fille en fleurs au bord de la crise de nerf by Séverine Hettinger
France, 2009, 7’28, color, stereo
Video performative which stages desire and jubilation to break everything, settle accounts with past " For a long time I am ", question the notion " of the Other one ", the one who was for a long time and still considered as the Other sex, the " black continent " of the psychoanalysis. Work around the feminine identity which questions notions as the femininity-masquerade, the parody of the genre…
Elements by Aditi Avinash Kulkarni
India, 2009, 3’, color, stereo
An experimental video, depicting the parallel elements existing in the world. About understanding the microscopic perspective of the space, what lies beneath, above and on the surface in the space-time model.
Mountain-water-painting by Christin Bolewski
Germany, 2009, 6’12, color, stereo
Proceeding from Chinese thought and aesthetics the traditional concept of landscapepainting « Shan-Shui-Hua » (Mountain-water-painting) is recreated as modern video art. The concept of multiperspective and the endless scroll are explored through digital filmmaking, video compositing and virtual camera, depths and particle systems. Challenging the Western preoccupation with narrative and distinct meaning the work contains no complex narration and attempts to be a meditative open art work.

Les Instants Vidéo
The Instants Vidéo defines itself as a festival dedicated to electronic poetry. It is not a new form of art, in addition to video and multimedia art. We call electronic poetry all new innovative process of audiovisual and multimedia writing, what Deleuze used to say about poetry: a language almost foreigner. It is here that we can find our definition of multimedia, an art that is tainted, hybrid, in favour of all kind of crossings and changes. The Instants Vidéo are interested in new forms of writing and in sensitive works of art: video art, multimedia installations, performances, documentaries of creation. Every year in November, we organize an international festival. The Instants Vidéo welcome all the forms of audiovisual and multimedia art, a large field continually in the move, in prey with thematic variations, formal and technological. Our screenings reflect this mobility, go beyond the traditional limits between artistic disciplines and media and pay attention to intermediate spaces: cinema, television, media arts and plastic arts. Film, video, audio, installation and performance meet and interfere all through a large variety of works, French and international  The Instants Vidéo do not organize any competition. We aim to be a space of encounters, of discoveries, of confrontations, of experimentations, of production of thought and friendship. The Instants Vidéo like the works of art they show and the artists they welcome. We discovered, fostered and promoted young artists. The Instants Vidéo pay attention to the audiences they welcome. They are regarded as specta(c)tors of their destiny, sovereign assemblies: the glance creates the works of art. Thus, since our creation in 1988, we have been developing strategies in order to allow a diversity of publics to have access to video and multimedia art, having regard to the quick development of technologies in the production and diffusion process. In the beginning of our manifestation, video and multimedia creation didn’t hold much interest from the institutions and not a close attention from the audience. This is why, when we decided to organize each year an international event in the region PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côtes d’Azur), we also started to lead activities to initiate the audiences: artistic workshop in schools and associations, regular screenings in the Region PACA, development of our partnership with the schools of Arts, with Contemporary Art museums, with cultural structures. The Instants Vidéo are Nomads. We travel the world in quest of encounters that will transform us and we strongly developed our local, national and international network of partners (screenings, workshops, conferences…). The Instants Vidéo are interested in the History of Arts provided that it lead to think the present and the future, providing that it will stimulate the contemporary creation. We like wandering memories. The IV is a manifestation always on the move. We create our route on our way, according to our desires, our encounters and also technological mutations. We are in the mean time, resolute in our commitment in favour of new artistic writings, and open to influences that can transform us.
Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques
La Friche Belle de Mai
13331 Marseille cedex 3
tél. +33 (0)4 95  04 96 24
email
www.instantsvideo.com
www.instantsvideo.com/archives/pmb/opac_css/

22h program Le peuple qui manque - 60mn
A program curated and presented by Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós, critics and curators.



He ! Viva Dada by Jean-Michel Humeau (1965, 39min)
Actions d'Intérieur by Ben Vautier (1959-1972, 20min)

Le peuple qui manque
Created in 2005 by Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós, le peuple qui manque is a French independent organization with the aim of curating film exhibitions and film festivals, promoting, distributing and preserving video art, experimental cinema, alternative cinema. Le peuple qui manque organized several festivals, retrospectives and screenings in around 50 institutions/museums/art centers, like Centre Georges Pompidou - Beaubourg, CENTQUATRE de Paris, Festival d'Automne, Paris High School of Fine Arts (ENSBA), Le Lieu Unique, Swiss Cinematheque, MIX NYC, etc. le peuple qui manque also distribute more than 200 videos and represents 30 international artists as ORLAN, Kathy Acker and Alan Sondheim, Judith Cahen, Guillaume Dustan, Bernard Heidsieck et Françoise Janicot, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Mujeres Creando, Stéphane Marti, Arnold Pasquier, Howardena Pindell, R.E.P. Group, Oliver Ressler, Carolee Schneemann emailand Maria Beatty, Del LaGrace Volcano, David Wojnarowicz et Marion Scemamma, Lorena Wolffer, Jud Yalkut, etc.
http://www.lepeuplequimanque.org