FIAV International Festival of Video Art
Regina Hübner, Austrian artist based in Rome, will show possibilities at FIAV International Festival of Video Art Casablanca 2017. The FIAV International Festival of Video Art Casablanca, on its 23rd edition, is organized by the Université Hassan II, the Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines Ben M’Sik and the Institut Français de Casablanca au Maroc. Artistic direction by Majid Seddati. The International Sélection by Carte Blanche Mohamed Thara. FIAV is held in Casablanca, Morocco, 24 to 29 April 2017.
Regina Hübner stands for Austria beside 23 video-artists from 13 nations, as Algeria, Canada, Germany, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, France, Iran, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Togo and United States, in the International Selection, with Carte Blanche by Mohamed Thara. Her videowork possibilities will be shown at L’Unzine Foundation Touria et Abdelaziz TAZI, Casablanca, Saturday 29 April at 3 pm.
possibilities is one of the earliest video-works by Regina Hübner, and since 1999 it has been exhibited in different ambientations, as at the MLAC Museum of Contemporary Art of the University La Sapienza Rome, the Austrian Cultural Forum Rome, the Kittredge Gallery Washington, the Claremont Gallery Los Angeles, the Jewett Arts Center Gallery Massachusetts and at the first edition of luxflux.net.
The theme of possibilities is about the fact that telling and understanding depend on our status as subjects. It shows the image of a speaking mouth out of focus. The film is mute. Text lines on the borders are running as fast in opposite directions, as it is not possible to read the whole phrases. The observer’s eyes will focus on single words, extrapolating details from the context. The observer can see very well the movements of the lips while he cannot hear the pronounced words. What will the observer understand? I tell you something. You will understand something.
Regina Hübner is the performer of the film, speaking continuously for about 30 minutes and she is the author of the text possibilities in German, which runs in opposite directions, on the film’s borders. possibilities, 1999/2017, digital colour video, mute, text animation, 28'40" real time (6'7" excerpt).
Exhibitions of possibilities
2017 - FIAV International Festival of Video Art of Casablanca, organized by University Hassan II and Faculty of Arts and Humanities Ben M'Sik of Casablanca, with French Institute of Morocco and Foundation of France, curated by Mohamed Thara, artistic director Majid Seddati.
2003 - luxflux.net, Web, curated by Simonetta Lux. possibilities for luxflux nr. 1, videowork with text animation. 2001 – MLAC Museum of Contemporary Art of the University La Sapienza, Rome, Utilità di Sistema curated by Roberto Annecchini and Domenico Scudero. Antworten/answers, videoinstallation with text animation.
2001 – Austrian Cultural Forum, Rome, Italy. possibilities, private videoambientation.
2001 – MLAC Museum of Contemporary Art of the University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, Musei Aperti a Porte Aperte curated by Simonetta Lux. Antworten/answers, videoinstallation with text animation.
2001 – Ex Convento di San Domenico, Molfetta, Italy, Il Mare Emancipazione e Redenzione, curated by Giacomo Zaza. Antworten/answers, videoinstallation with text animation.
2000 – Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, USA, curated by Ruth Weisberg. possibilities, videoinstallation.
1999 – Liceo Artistico, Rome, Italy, Scuola aperta per Opening - Periodico d’arte contemporanea Roma curated by Patrizia Mania. Vielleicht/maybe, ambientation with video-, graphic- and light-projections, sound of seawaves.
1999 – Claremont Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, curated by Ruth Weisberg. possibilities, videoinstallation.
1999 – Jewett Arts Center Gallery, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. possibilities, videoinstallation.