Regina Hübner, healing, 2016. Videostill
Regina Hübner, healing, 2016. Videostill

 

Regina Hübner

 

healing

 

VIDEOFORMES XPERIMENTAL

 

FIAV Festival International d’Art Vidéo Casablanca 

Regina Hübner presents healing in the program of VIDEOFORMES XPERIMENTAL, curated by Gabriel Soucheyre / VIDEOFORMES at FIAV Festival International d’Art Vidéo Casablanca, Morocco, 24 -29 April 2018.

 

healing is a video-work of a private performance, which the artist made on her own body. The theme is about gestures, that may change a given status. The physis is abstracted and reaches an ornamental iconography.

 

healing represents what I am doing now: healing myself. It represents what I am now: being uncovered. It is an intimate work and exhibiting it in public, has the meaning of an act of courage for myself. – The artist’s statement.

 

FIAV Festival International d’Art Vidéo Casablanca, on it’s 24th edition, is an international video-festival 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. FIAV Casablanca 2018 is held in Casablanca, Morocco, from 24 to 29 April 2018 with the theme CYBERSPACE L’AGORA VIRTUELLE.

 

VIDEOFORMES XPERIMENTAL shows, beside Regina Hübner from Austria, the artists Gianluca Abbate & Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri (Italy), Johan Rijpma (Netherlands), Giuliana Cuneaz (Italy), Hugo Arcier (France), Boris Labbé (France), Malo Lacroix (France), Kika Nicolela (Brazil) and Alain Escalle (France) at the L’Usine Centre d’Art Fondation Chraïbi Abderrazik, in Casablanca. It is curated by Gabriel Soucheyre, director of the international video and digital art festival VIDEOFORMES in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

 

Gestures. Gestures may change status. The video-work is the result of a private performance Regina Hübner actioned with a glazed stoneware jar belonged to the artist’s grandmother and butter on her own body. The iconography remembers on the patterns used in different cultures, which have the common function of abstracting reality, giving shape to the un-representable, and which aims to create a codified communication. Through abstraction, the action on the body and the body itself become an ornament by their self and thus protects the defenceless status of the body by alienating reality-related elements.

 

VIDEOFORMES

 

VIDEOFORMES is an international video and digital art festival, organized since 1986 in Clermont-Ferrand, France and directed by Gabriel Soucheyre.

 

The festival highlights various artistic forms such as installations, videos, performances and multidisciplinary digital creations. The event brings internationally renowned artists (such as Bill Viola, Gary Hill, Catherine Ikam, Pierrick Sorin, Chris Marker, Samuel Rousseau, Ko Nakajima, John Sanborn, …) and young artists face to face.

 

VIDEOFORMES initiates now as well a policy of artists-in-residency, publishes a magazine (Turbulences Vidéo) and is committed in the development of Digital Video Archives, Les archives numériques, one of the most important video and electronic art collection that has ever been put together since 1986. VIDEOFORMES also runs the alternative gallery Galerie de l’art du temps/Chapelle de l’Oratoire.

 

FIAV Casablanca

 

The International Festival of Video Art in Casablanca (FIAVC) is an annual artistic event where young artists and professionals of video art and new technologies from around the world meet. Since its creation in 1993, the festival proposes, every year, the novelties in the contemporary creation. Several interactive video and multimedia exhibitions are set up in the heart of the city of Casablanca and other nearby cities. Round tables, training workshops, artist/student meetings as well as installations and performances, are organized for the benefit of the widest possible public. The festival is a place of research and experimentation, a place of meeting and exchange between young artists and Moroccan and foreign professionals. FIAV is organized by the Université Hassan II, the Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines Ben M’Sik, Doyen Abdelkader Gonegai, Atistic Director Majid Seddati.

 

 

VIDEOFORMES XPERIMENTAL

 

curated by Gabriel SOUCHEYRE / VIDEOFORMES

 

 

VIDEOFORMES

 

VIDEOFORMES organizes, since 1986, an international video and digital art festival. The festival highlights various artistic forms such as installations, videos, performances and multidisciplinary digital creations. The event is a chance to bring internationally renowned artists (such as Bill Viola, Gary Hill, Catherine Ikam, Pierrick Sorin, Chris Marker, Samuel Rousseau, Ko Nakajima, John Sanborn, …) and young artists face to face.

 

VIDEOFORMES initiates now as well a policy of artists-in-residency, publishes a magazine (Turbulences Vidéo) and is committed in the development of Digital Video Archives (“Les archives numériques”), one of the most important video and electronic art collection that has ever been put together since 1986. VIDEOFORMES also runs an alternative gallery (Galerie de l’art du temps/Chapelle de l’Oratoire).

 

New World / Gianluca Abbate & Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri / Italie / 2018 / 7'50

Year 2017, a city, a square, a day, the first of May, Labour Day, a music festival, guys dancing and singing together. At this point everything seems like to fall into a colorful storm. Is it the beginning of a New World?

 

Elastic Recurrence / Johan Rijpma / Pays-Bas / 2017 / 2'

From all directions gravity pulls on the shards of a breaking dinner plate. While the pieces of the plate expand into space, elastic strings try to pull them back together. Even though the expansion appears to be never ending, the new connections see

 

Zone fuori controllo / Giuliana Cuneaz / Italie / 2012 / 5’02

The work Zone Fuori Controllo is a series devoted to ecological and environmental disturbances.
They are “other landscapes” which establish a direct relationship with reality, an unpredictable trip through the waves of a seastorm, the mysterious gorges of a grotto, the lava flow of a volcano, or the collision of huge icebergs. The series is inspired by the idea of the sublime, and is also intended as a tribute to the protagonists of Romantic painting, such as Caspar David Friedrich or William Turner.What shines through the contemporary face of catastrophe is not only the violence that springs from nature’s energy, but the presumption of individuals who believe they can govern the destiny of the universe without respecting the ecosystem.

 

Nostalgia for nature / Hugo Arcier / France / 2013 / 8'59

'Nostalgia for Nature' is a true sensory experience, a film composed entirely of computer-generated images. It immerses us in the spirit of its protagonist, an ordinary city dweller who recollects moments and scenes from his childhood, all inextricably tied to nature.

Guided and accompanied by off-screen narration, these flashbacks intermingle, diffracted by his memory.

 

OROGENESIS / Boris Labbé / France / 2016 / 7’52

A trip towards abstraction, as an hypothesis on how mountains might have been formed.

 

XYLO / Malo Lacroix / France / 2017 / 4’17

Malo Lacroix (4’17), selfproduced, Fr, 2017

Nameless material, deaf groans which make the space quake.

 

healing / Regina Hübner / Austria-Italy / 2016 / 8’ (excerpt), HD digital colour video, ambient sound, excerpt of 21'03"

healing is the result of a private performance that I made on my own body with butter taken from a glazed stoneware jar in which my grandmother once preserved lard. I make the gestures with significance and the desire to change a status.

The iconography remembers on the patterns used in different cultures, which have the common function of abstracting reality, giving shape to the un-representable, and which aims to create a codified communication. Through abstraction, the action on the body and the body itself become an ornament by their self and thus protects the defenceless status of the body by alienating reality-related elements.

healing is an intimate work and exhibiting it in public, has the meaning of an act of courage. It represents what I am doing now: healing myself. It represents what I am now: being uncovered.  

 

Elle et la poule / Kika Nicolela / Brésil / 2017 / 4'20

She has a story to tell, with the chicken as a witness.

Using black humor, an in-depth monologue and inappropriate women clichés, ELLE ET LA POULE are deeply involved in difficult issues such as sexual abuse and violence against women.

 

FINAL GATHERING / Alain Escalle / France / 2016 / 12’

Alain Escalle (12'), STUDIOAE, Fr, 2016

Subjective experimentations affecting the reality of a memory, leaving the auditory and optical traces in a world in mutation.