Rencontres Internationales 2009

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From June 30 to July 5, the 19th “Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid” will create a space of discovery and meeting between new cinema and contemporary art in Berlin at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
OPENING TUESDAY JUNE 30TH, FROM 7PM @ HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT
FREE ENTRANCE PRESENTATION, SCREENING, CONCERT

P R O G R A M M E

With the presence of 100 artists and filmmakers from all-over the world, this rare event will propose an international programme of film, video, installation and concerts.
This year’s programme has been selected from 6500 submissions as well as by invitations made to certain artists and filmmakers. It is the result of an elaborate international search for works: 150 works from Germany, France, Spain and 50 other countries, made up of internationally-known artists and filmmakers as well as young artists and filmmakers presented for the first time. It includes many film premieres, a video exhibtion, a cycle of debates and panel discussions. A video library will offer a space where the whole programming, made up 90% of premieres, can be viewed and reviewed on request.

SCREENINGS >>> click here
(new fiction, documentaries, video, experimental)
• Carte blanche given to Artavazd Pelechian (AM).
• Carte blanche given to Pedro Costa (PT) who will present his latest film – Ne change rien (2009, 98 min, Portugal), selected at the “Quinzaine des Réalisateurs” section of the Cannes Festival 2009.
•Film premieres, notably Philippe Grandieux (FR), film event ‘Un lac’ (2007, première), and Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas (LB), ‘Je veux voir’. In the presence of Khalil Joreige.
• A video by Antoni Muntadas (ES), co-directed with Marshall Reese (USA) ‘Political Advertisement VII 1952-2008′ (2008, première). In the presence of Antoni Muntadas
• A film by Ken Jacobs (USA),’The Scenic route’ (2008).
• The latest work by Vasco Araujo (PT) ‘Augusta’ (2008).
• A work by Manon de Boer (BE) over John Cage’s composition 4’33 ‘Two Times 4’33’ (2008).
• A documentary by Christian Barani (FR).
• Focuses on several countries: France, Germany, Spain and a selection of films and rare videos from Italy, Colombia, Kazakhstan.

From the programmed artists:
• Emmanuelle Antille (CH), Knut Asdam (NO), François Bucher (CO), CABELLO-CARCELLER (ES), Carles Congost (ES), Peter Downsbrough (BE/USA), Charlotte Ginsborg (UK), Christophe Girardet (DE), Bouchra Khalili (MA), Delphine Kreuter (FR), Christian Merlhiot (FR), Eleonore de Montesquiou (FR), Miranda Pennell (UK), Martin Sastre (UY), Jérôme Schlomoff (FR), Corinna Schnitt (DE), Volker Schreiner (DE), William Wegman (USA), Liu Wei (CN), Lawrence Weiner (USA).

The programme brings together 22 screenings, each built around a subject or a cross-disciplinary theme of different genres and different audiovisual practices.

VIDEO EXHIBITION: ”AFTER THE END / WORK VALUE” >>> click here
This year, the Rencontres Internationales offer a video exhibition in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt spaces. It proposes a transverse approach of different contemporary audiovisual practices as well as a reflection on issues related to the presentation devices, from movie theatre to open space. Those topics reflect a specific language and a way of thinking for many artists and filmmakers.
Artists: Patrick Bernatchez (CA), Karel de Cock (BE), Diego del Pozo Barriuso (ES), Bertrand Dezoteux (FR), Johanna Domke (DE), Peter Downsbrough (US), Marianne Flotron (CH), Alicia Framis (es), Niklas Goldbach (DE), Mehdi Meddaci (FR), Erik Moskowitz, Amanda Trager (US), Antoni Muntadas (ES), Noëlle Pujol, Ludovic Burel (fr), Manuel Saiz (ES), Gregg Smith (ZA), Chelsea Tonelli Knight (US).

PANEL DISCUSSIONS – ”WHAT IS CHANGING” >>> click here
The Rencontres Internationales invites filmmakers, curators, artistic directors and programmers from European and extra-European museums and contemporary art centres in the fields of contemporary cinema, video and new media. The proposed debates aim to develop a reflection on the concerns and tracks explored in each country in order to debrief this creation and accompany it, as much from a critical point of view, as from the point of view of the public and the artists.

VIDEO LIBRARY >>> click here
The complete program can be viewed on request in the video library.

The event aims at presenting works to a broad audience, at creating circulations between different art practices and between different audiences, as well as creating new exchanges between artists, filmmakers and professionals.
The ‘Rencontres Internationales’ offers more than just a simple presentation of the works. It introduces an intercultural forum gathering various guests from all over the world – artists and filmmakers, institutions and emerging organizations – to testify to their reflections and their experiences, but also to artistic and cultural contexts that are often undergoing deep changes.
The ‘Rencontres Internationales’ reflects specificities and convergences of artistic practices between new cinema and contemporary art, explores emerging media art practices and their critical purposes, and makes possible a necessary time when points of view meet and are exchanged.

Detailed programme on our website
www.art-action.org

Opening screening at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, June 30, from 7PM >>>
Video by Erik moskowitz & Amanda Trager. Exhibition @ HKW, from June 30 >>>
Animation by Vicente Blanco @ HKW. Wed., July 1st, 4PM >>>
Video by William Wegman @ HKW. Thu., July 2nd, 4PM >>>

German Premiere. Carte blanche to Pedro Costa. Ne change rien. @ HKW. Sat., July 4th, 8PM >>>
Video by Emmanuelle Antille, @ HKW. Thu., July 2nd, 6PM >>>
Video by Laetitia Bénat @ HKW. Fri., July 3rd, 4PM >>>
Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese. Political advertisement VII @ HKW. Sun., July 5th, 8PM >>>

Video by Miranda Pennell @ HKW. Fri., July 3rd, 6PM >>>
Panel discussions with curators and museum directors. New cinema and contemporary art >>>
Carte blanche to A. Pelechian @ HKW. Fri., July 3rd, 8PM >>>
Video exhibition @ HKW, from June 30 >>>

Video by Mehdi Meddaci @ HKW. Thu., July 2nd, 10PM >>>
German Premiere. Film by K. Joreige and J. Hadjithomas @ HKW. Thu., July 2nd, 8PM >>>
German Premiere. Film by Philippe Grandrieux @ HKW. Wed., July 1st, 8PM >>>
Film by Philippe Terrier-Herman @ HKW. Sun., July 5th, 6PM >>>
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O P E N I N G .O F .T H E .F E S T I V A L

• OPENING (free entrance)
The Rencontres Internationales opening will take place on Tuesday June 30th from 7pm at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt:
• At 7PM – Presentation, exhibition
• At 8PM – Screening
• At 9.30PM – Party
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
S Hauptbahnhof, S Unter den Linden, Bus M85, Bus 100

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F E S T I V A L .V E N U E

• Haus der Kulturen der Welt
From June 30 to July 5
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
S Hauptbahnhof, S Unter den Linden, Bus M85, Bus 100
www.hkw.de

P R E S S

• INFORMATION DESK FOR PRESS, ARTISTS, PROFESSIONALS AND GUESTS
Every day from June 30 to July 5, from 2PM at the Haus der Kulturen der welt

• PRESS KITS
Press material will be sent out on request by email, by providing us with the following details:
• Surname, name
• Name of the media institution you represent
• Professional address and telephone number

S T U D E N T S. A N D. N E W. P U B L I C S

• REGISTRATION
School groups / students / university students, their teachers, and anyone under 25 years of age can benefit from several advantages such as priority access to certain events and screenings.

P A R T N E R S

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, City of Berlin, Office of the Minister Plenipotentiary for the French-German Cultural Cooperation, City of Paris – General Delegation for the International Relations, CULTURESFRANCE, Comunidad de Madrid – Consejería de Cultura y Deporte y Portavocía del Gobierno, Spanish Embassy, Embassy of Portugal, Instituto Camões Portugal, Royal Netherlands Embassy, ProHelvetia Swiss Foundation for Culture, Flemish Authorities, FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Mondriaan Foundation, Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus, Australian Embassy, Government Representation of Québec.

With the Patronage of Klaus Wowereit, Major Governor of Berlin, and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany for the French-German Cultural Cooperation.

The Rencontres Internationales team will be pleased to address any question you should have.

• PRESS INFORMATION
Gudrun Herz / PR-Netzwerk
gh@pr-netzwerk.net

•  VISITORS INFORMATION
On Internet www.art-action.org

•  STUDENTS / YOUNG PERSONS INFORMATION
For any detail and registration >>> click here

•  DETAILED PROGRAMME
The detailed programme is available from our website www.art-action.org

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