Festival Miden 2010

Festival Miden 2010 took place at the traditional neighborhoods of Kalamata’s Historic Centre, at Amfias square, in July 8-10, 2010. In its sixth realization, more than 800 videos were submitted from every part of the world. During the three nights of the festival a selection of 181 videos were screened, including tributes to foreign festivals and art-groups, interactive programs and installations.

Basic theme screenings (Upstream Eyeglasses, Sound & Vision, Just A cause and The Moneying of Life) were curated by Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, while guest curator Maria Bourika curated a special theme program entitled Supernatural and architects Mariaggela Koutiva and Olga Brouma curated and presented Land/e/scape, a special screening focusing on the exploration of space.

Also, many collaborations and special tributes to partner groups and festivals were presented (selected and curated by Gioula Papadopoulou) including VideoChannel: Found Footage (Germany), Art by Chance (Turkey), Cronosfera: Visions from the Future (Italy), FixC (Finland), Bluck Duck & Red Nomade (UK and Spain), Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University (Corfu, Greece), an interactive exhibition by Cinematheque (Germany) and a presentation of Pixels Dance, an interactive installation by Aggelos Chronis.

Festival Miden 2010 was a production of "Sea Level" (urban, non-profit company) and was realized with the support of the Municipality of Kalamata, Kalamata’s Historic Centre Organisation and the Messinia Chamber of Commerce.

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Participant artists - Program 2010

Program: Main Screening


Thursday 8 July, Amfeia's Square, 9.30 p.m.



SUPERNATURAL




1. Nurcan Ogazi – The light (2009), U.K., 2:00

2. Chiara Passa – Landspace (2008), Italy, 5:23

3. Silvia Giambrone – Translation (2009), Italy, 1:04

4. Gjert Rognli – The forgotten place (2009), Norway, 9:30

5. Panagiotis (Akakios) Gavriil – Pan Ela (2010), Greece, 2:25

6. Kathleen Kralowec – The Garden of Mirrors (2010), USA, 4:00

7. Robby Rackleff – Dark Fortress Occult Master of Space: CDX (2010), USA, 1:50

8. Radio Free Clear Light – Bacchanal (2009), USA, 2:45

9. Malaka Dewapriy – Earth (2009), Sri Lanka, 4:00

10. Michael Petri– Butterbread (2008), Austria-Germany-Romania, 17:30

11. Roy LaGrone – Smile Beacon (2006), Italy, 3:04


Duration: 54 min



UPSTREAM EYEGLASSES




1. Lemeh42 – Inner Sound (2010), Italy, 10:00

2. Sally Grizzell Larson – Axiom (2010), USA, 01:34

3. Tobias Zehntner – Aquarium (2008), Denmark, 1:58

4. Pasquale Calone – Ravelo of Babylon (2007), France, 8:03

5. Tina Willgren – Vehicles (2009), Sweden, 2:29

6. Lou Anne Colodny – 2042 (2008), USA, 02:22

7. Jacopo Jenna – The Visible Man (2008), Italy, 12:00

8. Mary Zygouri – Decadent parade (2007), Italy, 3:10

9. Panayota Tzamourani – Burn the Memory (2010), Greece, 2:00

10. Naren Wilks – Collide-O-Scope (2010), U.K., 3:24

11. Ivan Petkov – Hormonic Harmonic (2008), Austria, 7:07


Duration: 55 min



Friday 9 July, Amfeia's Square, 9.30 p.m.



LAND/E/SCAPE




1. Giorgos Itoudis – Confetish, 2010, Greece, 1:41

2. Jorge Garcia – The Beast, 2009, Spain, 5:20

3. Are Hauffen – Oh Dear Father, 2006, Norway-Germany, 4:41

4. Patricija Gilyte – Behind the Danube, 2008-2009, Germany, 2:26

5. Wei-Ming Ho – The Art-Qaeda's Project, 2010, Taiwan, 6:08

6. Justyna Misiuk – Hidden, 2010, Poland, 1:39

7. Amanda Gutierrez – Lost Landscape, 2010, Canada/Mexico, 5:12

8. Pedro Torres – Metascape, 2009, Spain, 3:56

9. Kandis Friesen – Rachki, 2010, Canada, 4:47

10. Tobias Zehntner – Trace, 2010, U.K., 1:34

11. Sabine Linse – Out in the green, 2005, Germany, 6:26

12. Andrea Biagioni – Tell me who I am, 2009, Italy, 4:55

13. Sarah Iremonger – Ode to Courbet, 2009, Ireland, 2:50

14. Maria Svoronou – The weakness within, 2009, U.K., 7:01

15. Georgia Touliatou – Theme from Autumn Drizzle, 2009, Greece, 1:40

16. Giorgos Maraziotis – Spring, 2009, Greece, 4:24


Duration: 65 min



SOUND & VISION




1. Lucas Bonini – Lucha Libre (2009), Brazil, 2:38

2. Polina Zioga – Tasman – Solace (2010), Greece, 3:12

3. Ulrike Geitel – 17-11-2007 (2010), Germany, 7:25

4. Kelly Oliver and Keary Rosen – First Firing (2007), USA, 2:35

5. Ocusonic – Why Do You Have a Beard? (2010), Ireland, 6:02

6. Antti Savela – My Way (2010), Sweden, 4:50

7. Anton Hecht – Carousel (2010), U.K., 4

8. Stavroula Chantzi – Cataracte (2006), France, 4:29

9. Joshua Pablo Rosenstock – Surveillance Suite (2009), USA, 6:24

10. Marie Losier – Slap the Gondola! (2010), USA, 14

11. Sharon A. Mooney – Stone Blind (2009), USA, 2:34


Duration: 58 min



Saturday 10 July, Amfeia's Square, 9.30 p.m.



JUST A CAUSE




1. Josephin Bottger – Trapezoid 2 (2009), Germany, 6:22

2. Kandis Friesen – Trade (2010), Canada, 5:30

3. Bettina Mooshammer – Sunset (2010), Germany, 4:38

4. Chris Konteos – Tree (2009), Greece, 0:30

5. Danai Konstanta – Bon Appetit (2009), Greece, 0:51

6. Stelios Dexis/ Murto Vounatsou – Post body (2010), Greece, 4:20

7. Sonja Lotta – Are your eating it or is it eating you? (2009), Switzerland, 2:30

8. Maria Korporal – The Waltz (2010), Italy, 3:12

9. Eva Olsson – The last dance (2009), Sweden, 1:25

10. Myriam Thyes – Global Vulva (2009), Germany, 6:43

11. Ulf Kristiansen – The Care Bears (2010), Norway, 3:00

12. Hadas Tapouchi – The Salute (2009), Israel, 6:00

13. Mary Zygouri – Symbiosis (2007), Italy, 2:00

14. Marylaure Decurnex – The bad and the ugly (2010), Switzerland, 4:20

15. Nick Briz – A New Ecology for the Citizen of the Digital Age (2009), USA, 4:15


Duration: 57 min



THE MONEYING OF LIFE




1. Tiziana Contino – Different by, 2010, Italy, 4:00

2. Anna Vasof – Global game, 2008, Austria, 1:16

3. Anna Vasof – 1-100, 2008, Austria, 3:25

4. Laura Mergoni – Tombola, 2009, Italy, 4:00

5. Svjetlan Junakovic – My Way, 2010, Croatia, 7:00

6. Hyeseung Yoo – We are Friends, 2010, South Korea, 2:23

7. Marius Tanasescu – Virtual counting money machine (1152 $), 2010, Canada, 1:24

8. Jan Verbeek – Counterparts, 2010, Germany-Japan, 8:43

9. Danijel Zezelj – A Different Bunny, 2010, USA, 2:29

10. Jonathan Johnson – Us Dollar Dead End, 2010, USA, 1:41

11. Anna Vasof – Choalas' Dance, 2008, Austria, 2:10

12. Emeka Ogboh – JOS 2010, 2010, Nigeria, 9:10


Duration: 48 min

Parallel program: Screen Β


Thursday 8 July, 9.30 p.m.



VIDEOCHANNEL: FOUND FOOTAGE!




The online platform “VideoChannel-video project environments”, based in Cologne, Germany, has been established as a significant international database for video art, featuring videos, screening projects and curatorial contributions from local and international festivals from all over the world. “Found footage” is a filmmaking term which describes a method of compiling films partly or entirely of footage which has not been created by the filmmaker, and changing its meaning by placing it in a new context. The term refers to the “found object” (object trouve) of art history.” The program is curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.


Participant artists:

1. Bill Domonkos – Lu deux fois (2006), USA, 3:11

2. Deinse Hood – Real Life (2008), USA, 3:08

3. Dr. Boston - I wish I had a date (2006), USA, 3:15

4. Alexander Mouton – Stare (2009), USA, 1:40

5. James Woodward – The Annihilation of Michael Phelps (2008), USA, 0:30

6. Constantin Hartenstein – LIFTN (2008), Germany, 1:20

7. Dennis Summers – The Whipping Off Moss Distinction Blues (2005), USA, 4:45

8. Jennifer Schwed – How do you love (2009), USA, 4:33

9. Rajorshi Ghosh – Pig (2009), USA, 1:00

10. Johanna Reich – Blast (2008), Germany, 1:00

11. Toban Nichols – Battlestations! (2008), USA, 6:28

12. Maria Canas Reyes – The Toro’s Revenge (2006), Spain, 2:00

13. Larry Caveney – In the Defence of An Old Bank Robber (2008), USA, 2:09


Duration: 41 min

videochannel.newmediafest.org/



ART BY CHANCE 2010




ART BY CHANCE is a mobile festival based in Turkey and promoting international artists and works of small duration (under 1minute). The festival presents curated screening programs in various cities all over the world, in digital signage points and digital screens in unexpected places. Internationally selected and themed creative short films catch you unexpectedly while travelling in the subway, waiting at the airport, shopping or just strolling around, adding more art and colour to city life and city culture. Festival Miden presents their most recent selection, themed “Time”.


1. Emilia& Marek Straszak – 17.01.1922, Poland

2. Henriette Vogtherr – Before the Game is After the Game, Germany

3. Thomas Zachmeier – Contemplate Impermanence, Germany

4. Serhat Dogan- Jeff Treves – Cyclist, Turkey

5. Emmy Storm – Eindeloos, Belgium

6. Todd Herman – Eye, USA

7. Sylvain Favardin- Ludmila Korenarova – Follow the white rabbit, Belgium

8. Frank Becker- Bernd Straub Molitor – Half a minute of eternity, Germany

9. Eckhard Kruse – How to Use Time Flexibly, Germany

10. Appu N. Bhattathiri – Irreversible, India

11. Michael Ramsey – Is this your limb?, USA

12. Michal Wojtasik- Agnieszka Kosinska – Mechanism, Poland

13. Kathryn Maguire – Melt, Ireland

14. Ahmet Serif Yildirim- Davut Toy – Movemento, Turkey

15. Caroline Arce Herrero – No Time, Spain

16. Georgi Krastev – Parallel Spaces, Boulgaria

17. Pouya Ahmadi – Portrait and temporality, Switzerland

18. Christopher Dax Norman – Prelude to A Symphony (in Sweatch), USA

19. Ozgur Erman – Solid/ Liquid, Turkey

20. Manas Bhattacharya & Madhuban Mitra – Temp Mort (dead time), India

21. Caley Jane Dimmock – Thanks Warhol, Canada

22. Wiracha Daochai – The best Buddhist, Thailand

23. Alexander Schmutzler – Time cubed, Germany

24. Justin Lincoln – Time makes every static image dynamic, USA

25. Arttu Lehtovaara – Timebank, Finland

26. Daniel Coss & Niall Staines – Trains, dames & timetables, Ireland

27. Aaron Rositzka - Julius Krenz – Twentyfour seven, Germany

28. Emre Ozerden – Until, after, Turkey

29. Bele Albrecht – Up and down at day, Germany

30. Amila Galappatthi – Waiting, Sri Lanka

31. Zane Raudina – Wake Up, Latvia


Duration: 20 min

www.artbychance.org



Cinematheque – FLASH & THUNDER




Flash & Thunder is a special interactive exhibition of Flash works, curated & programmed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne for Cinematheque online platform. The program explores Flash as a medium and tool for artistic creations. The software program "FLASH" represents a vector based developing environment, which enables the creator to combine different media and develop vector based animations especially for the Internet. Artists captured it for artistic purposes, and it became one of the most popular software tools for the net, computer based animations and interactive applications like games.


Participant artists:

Aaron Oldenbourg (USA), Myriam Thyes (Switzerland), Bill Domonkos (USA), Renaud Vercey (France), David Clark (Canada), Roderick Coover (USA), Rita Sa (Portugal), Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo & Stephanie Strickland (USA), Alexander Moton (USA), Alan Bigelow (USA), Chris Joseph (U.K.), Edmond Salsali (USA), Hermes Mangialardo (Italy), Matthew Randall (U.K.)

Interractive installation

http://cinema.nmartproject.net/cinema_d/flash-feature.html



Friday 9 July, 9.30 p.m.



CRONOSFERA: VISIONS FROM THE FUTURE - IRIDESCENT WORLDS




A very interesting video art and new media festival that fuses Cinema, the Audio-Visual world and new technologies, conjugating Science and Art, based in Torino, Italy. Cronosfera presents a special selection from its recent 2010 edition “Visions from the future – Iridescent worlds”. “Visions from the future – Iridescent worlds” turns bright looks to the earth and the sky inspired by cosmological and cosmogonic visions, explores the alchemy of our earth, our history, the social evolution, spirituality and the mysteries surrounding man. Curators: Luisa Mizzoni [alias luxi lu], Emilio Corti, Francesca Mizzoni [alias Infrason]


Participant artists:


Angela Steffen – Lebensader

Tom Beddard – The Formula

Thobias Boesen – Out of a forest

Vladimir Todorovic – Silica_Esc

Isacco Vasapollo – Senza Titolo

Rimas Sakaluskas – Synchronisation

Massimo Avantaggiato – In exitu

Bryan Lunch & Petra Pokos – Seven shorts

David Montogomery – Elements of time

Thorsten Fleish – Dromosphere

David Pascal Panariello – La storia di Tich

Alessandro Vitali – Anthropomorphos

Fabio Scacchioli – Look at that fire

Luca Mander – Eppur si muove


Duration: 60 min

www.cronosferafestival.com



4 NOW





Four remarkable artists. A virtual coexistence.


1. Theodoros Zafeiropoulos – The Rafter of Medusa (2009), USA, 9:56

2. Konstantinos Tiligadis – Chink (2010), Greece, 3:57

3. Ronnie Cramer – Mugs (2009), USA, 4:00

4. Makis Faros – Αs this blood (2010), Greece, 1:33


Duration: 20 min



FixC co-operative: FIXATION




Helsinki-based FixC is an independent artists co-operative, which was launched to generate, distribute and promote video art, media art and experimental cinema and to produce curated touring exhibitions and screenings. They present in Festival Miden a program entitled “FIXATION”, a journey through many worlds of moving image works, made by 6 FixC co-operative artists.


Participant artists:


1. Juha van Ingen – Flutter (2006), 3:31

2. Maria Duncker – Love Bites (2004), 1:00

3. Seppo Renval – Exotique (2009), 9:00

4. Seppo Renvall – Planet of The Apes (2006), 2:45

5. Kari Yli-annala – A life of ones own (2008), 9:00

6. Maria Duncker – Holy road (2009), 2:19

7. Rita Jokiranta – Chasing Yesterday (2007), 3:24


Duration: 40 min

www.fixc.fi



Saturday 10 July, 9.30 p.m.



Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University: student videos




Marianna Strapatsaki, an acclaimed Greek video-artist and Professor of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, curates a special screening, presenting student videos from the Department of Audio & Visual Arts.


Participants:


1. Antonis Dimitropoulos

2. Christos Mitsianis

3. Viky Bisbiki

4. Christos Kalaitzoglou

5. Stefanos Papadas

6. Olga Doulkeridou

7. Konstantina Vetsiou

8. Stefanos Goutsios

9. Dimitris Politis


Duration: 24 min

http://www.ionio.gr/depts/avarts/



RED NOMADE and BLACK DUCK




BLACK DUCK undertakes curatorial projects to promote the work of contemporary artists working in performance, installation, digital media and video to an international audience. Projects include participation in festivals, international exchanges, exhibitions and events. RED NOMADE is an international cooperation project interested in the exchange of contemporary artists and intellectuals aiming to generate artistic, cultural and academic events in different cities in order to facilitate the meeting of visual artists, art critics, curators, writers and intellectuals. RED NOMADE and BLACK DUCK present in Festival Miden a program with recent works by 10 artists, curated by Cristina Ghetti and Ima Pico.


Participant artists:


1. Cristina Ghetti – Hypnoptic (2008), Argentina, 9:50

2. Dolo Piqueras – Diazepam (2007), Spain, 2:00

3. Laura Rodriguez Moscatel – Kromo Xoma (2008), Spain, 1:30

4. Rous Hernandez – Geometric Translation (2010), Spain, 1:48

5. Patrcicia Aragon Martin – Dots (2010), Spain, 1:45

6. Teresa Tomas – Son (2009), Spain, 1: 30

7. Zibe – Domingo (2009), Argentina, 3:24

8. Racciatti / Bobbio – Interestratos (2009), Argentina 5:48

9. Carolina Loyola-Garcia – Untold Coffee Stories (2006), USA, 4:00

10. Consuelo Zori – Habitat (2009), Argentina 1:25


Duration: 33 min

www.blackduckarts.blogspot.com



ANGELOS CHRONIS: PixelsDance




PixelsDance is an interactive installation that investigates the interaction of the body with the screen. Through the manipulation of a pixels field and the generation of sound, it provokes the viewer to transform the virtual space. A "pixels dance" is thus generated, translating the gestures of the performer to an evolving visual and music performance. Angelos Chronis studied Architecture and currently follows an MSc course on Adaptive Architecture & Computation, at Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London.


Interractive installation










Festival Miden 2010 collaborators:

Art Director-Curator:
Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos

Curator of tributes and collaborations:
Gioula Papadopoulou

Guest curators:
Maria Bourika
Mariaggela Koutiva-Olga Brouma

Technical support:
Stavros Kapetis

Assistance:
Margarita Stavraki
Sibel Amet
Nikos Syrigos
Stavroula Baka

Poster 2010 image:
Laura Mergoni

Web design:
George Polychronidis
Christos Tsamardas

Many thanks to:
Theo Konstantopoulos, Marianna Strapatsaki, Ioannis Vlachogiannis, Filaretos Vourkos and Youth Center of Kalamata for their help



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With the support of the Messinian Chamber of Commerce





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