Rencontres INternationales New cinema and contemporary art

From the 1st to the 6th of July 2008, the Rencontres Internationales will create during 5 days a space of discovery and reflection between new cinema and contemporary art, at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The Rencontres INternationales are pleased to welcome you at the Opening, the 1st of July, from 7pm at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
OPENING – Tuesday, July 1 – 7PM
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With the presence of artists and filmmakers from all-over the world, this exceptional edition will propose an international program gathering 200 works from Spain, France, Germany and 60 other countries, internationally-known artists and filmmakers with young artists and filmmakers presented for the first time in Berlin. With many film premieres, a video program, multimedia concerts, a cycle of debates and panel discussions.

FILM AND VIDEOSCREENINGS (video, documentary, fiction, experimental) – With, in particular:
> a Carte blanche by Pedro Costa (PT).
> The latest video by Antoni Muntadas (ES) ” On Translation: Miedo/Jauf “, premiered in Madrid.
> The latest film by Christelle Lheureux (FR), a film premiered by Manon de Boer (NL), a documentary by Alfredo Jaar (CL).
> A fiction by Adel Abidin (Irak/FI), the latest film by Knut Asdam (NO), the new video of Herman Asselberghs (BE).
> A rare film by Gordon Matta-Clark (USA).
> A video by Hans Op De Beeck (BE).
> Some focuses on several artists and a selection of rare films and videos coming from Colombia, Taiwan, and Argentina.

Among the programmed artists, we could also mention: Emmanuelle Antille (CH), Olivo Barbieri (IT), François Bucher (CO), Steven Cohen (Afrique du Sud), Carles Congost (ES), Jon Mikel Euba (ES), Ken Jacobs (USA), Ane Lan (NO), Francis Naranjo (ES), Yves Netzhammer (CH), Norbert Pfaffenbichler (AT), Carlos Pazos (ES), Nicolas Provost (BE), Volker Schreiner (DE), Lawrence Weiner (USA).

Each screening offers a journey built around a subject, a transverse theme related to different audiovisual forms and practices.

VIDEOSCREENING IN LOOPED. From the 2nd to the 6th of July, from 4 to 8pm. With, in particular: Kader Attia (FR), Tony Cokes (USA), Daniel Crooks (AU), Charly Nijensohn (AR), Joan Leandre (ES), François Bucher (C0), Johanna Domke (DE), Peter Downsbrough (USA).

FORUM. From the 2nd to the 4th of July, from 2pm. Each day, a professional from France or Germany will present his or her work within a structure or institution, and will transmit practical information and ideas on questions linked to production and distribution.

PANEL DISCUSSION. Saturday, July 5 & Sunday, July 6, from 2pm. The Rencontres Internationales invites curators, museum directors and art critics from European in the fields of contemporary cinema, video and new media. These debates aim to develop a reflection on the concerns and tracks explored in each country in order to debrief this creation and accompany it, from a critical point of view as well as from the point of view of audiences and artists themselves.
This year in Berlin, the panel discussion focuses on the theme: Fluctuating boundaries between visual arts and cinema. On the stakes, questions, and problems connected to programming using new audiovisual forms, between the domains of contemporary art and cinema.

From the 2nd to the 6th of July. 2 to 8pm. The video library offer a space where the whole programming can be viewed and reviewed on request.

MULTIMEDIA CONCERTS. The 1st of July, at 9 and 10pm. With Remco2 (NL/DE), andThomas Köner (DE]

Detailed program

In 2007, the Rencontres Internationales, which initially took place in Paris and Berlin, opened up to a third city: Madrid. The event now constitutes a unique artistic and cultural platform in Europe for artists, professional networks and different audiences.
The Rencontres Internationales reflects the specificities and convergences of art practices between new cinema and contemporary art, explores emerging art practices and their critical purposes and allows this necessary time when points of view meet and are exchanged.
The event wishes to contribute to a reflection on our contemporary culture of image via a demanding program open to everyone.
The event wishes to contribute to a reflection on our contemporary culture of image via a demanding program open to everyone.
This year’s programme has been selected out of 6200 proposals as well as by invitations made to certain artists and filmmakers. This program is the result of an elaborate international search of works.

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