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My lady, I am coming to you!
After many years I am spending April in Brussels and BIFFF 2013 (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival) is approaching. Festival will take place at BOZAR which is much better than the isolated Tour & Taxis in Brussels. I would like to go few films that I have selected.
The pop-up project space DO NOT OPEN have the first project Move it! by Robert Barta.
Enjoy the short video I have made.
opening of our project space with robert barta, an artist born in prague in 1975, living and working in berlin. the artist will present, for the first time in brussels, a piece called “move it!”
kevin muhlen, curator at the casino luxembourg says :
“robert barta´s sculpture interrogates – not without humor – methods of display and the role of the beholder. with his piece move it ! barta confronts the beholder with an unlikely if playful scene: a cactus sways its „hips“ in order to keep a hula hoop spinning.
for anyone who knows how hard it is for a human being to do so for more than a few seconds, seeing an indoor plant perform this exercise – the point of which is usually playful, athletic (gymnastics, acrobatics) or seductive (a type of belly dancing) – seems all the more improbable and bizarre. science has nevertheless demonstrated that mimicry is typical of the vegetable kingdom. here mimicry reaches a pinnacle thanks to a cactus that breaks every known hula-hoop record despite its unpromising morphology. ultimately, the real question is whether we are more amazed by the sight of a plant performing a human activity or by the physical prowess it displays in keeping the hoop spinning.”
For more info: http://www.donotopen.org/project_space/move-it/
All of a sudden if you saw Hrant Dink on the street, what would you say to him?
I would like to lie down on the pavement
I am hunting for old, dusty super8 film reels of amateur travelers.
Here is one dated 1973, a Belgian family (I suppose) travelled to Turkey, they arrive to Izmir airport and then make visits to Ephesus and the surrounding region. They return to Izmir and head towards the UK.
Sometime ago I sent this reel for a telecine service via for-ever.be.
And today I have played with iMovie to minimalisticly montage and inserted a funky soundtrack.
I would like say:
long live super8
long live izmir
tunes by Grup Ses Beats soundcloud.com/grupsesbeats/
NATO, the world’s biggest war machine, has evolved from a defensive to an aggresive alliance.
NATO adds fuel to the fire. Under the pretext of ‘Responsibility to Protect’, NATO attacks Libya to force a profitable regime change. This intervention escalates the conflict and causes thousands of casualties. The arms industry applauds. NATO’s intervention in Afghanistan leaves the country in tatters and on the brink of a civil war. Thousands have been killed. After a long-drawn-out war, the alliance reduces troop levels but plans for continued military presence, although military leaders admit that they have reached no tangible results so far.
While hopes are high for nuclear disarmament, NATO still deploys nuclear weapons in five European countries, jeopardizing disarmament processes and encouraging other countries to arm themselves. In times of austerity and drastic cuts to social spending, NATO members invest millions in missile defense and military power against imaginary threats.
A select club of 28 well-off countries intervening worldwide to protect their own interests, in the possession of nuclear weapons and ready to use them first, form a threat to world peace.