FOKUS 2015: Ways of curating, ways of seeing

Under the heading Ways of curating, ways of seeing, four curators present their different ways of working with the curating of video. The audience is given the opportunity both to experience a lot of great video works and also get an insight into how our experience is influenced by the dif- ferent possibilities of showing the video medium.

It is a pleasure to present four international curators on three Saturdays during the festival. Marta Ponsa comes from the Jeu de Paume in Paris and presents works from her current exhibition Inventing the Possible. London- based curator and producer Jacqui Davies presents a selection of works from the programme series Random Acts that she has curated for Channel 4. Curator Julia
van Mourik comes from Holland to talk about the video project
The One Minutes, and finally Spanish curator Anna Manubens presents a selection of video works under the curatorial heading Capturing Devices

MARTA PONSA (FR)
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2–5P

Marta Ponsa presenst a selection from Inventing the Possible. Ephemeral Video Library, an exhibition shown at the Jeu De Paume in Paris until February 8 2015. 

 

JACQUI DAVIES (UK) + JULIA VAN MOURIK (NL)
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21 1 – 5 PM  

Jacqui Davies presents a selection of works from the programme series Random Acts that she has curated for the British Channel 4. Random Acts are three minutes long video works, all produced for the TV format. In Random Acts, artists such as Marina Abramovic, Dara Birnbaum, James Franco Johan Grimonprez, Martha Rosler and Apichatpong Weerasethakul have tried their hands at the TV medium, both politically and aesthetically.

Julia van Mourik presents her most recent video series Ways of Something in which a number of artists have added moving pictures to John Berger’s famous BBC- documentary Ways of Seeing from 1972. Besides screening this new interpretation of the 90 minutes talk, Julia van Mourik will present her work with The One Minutes, a series of one minute long art videos. 

 

ANNA MANUBENS
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2- 5 PM

Curator Anna Manubens presents Capturing Devices. “Capturing device” is the technical definition of a camera; but it may also be understood as a critical gaze at the underlying structure within film art. Anna Manubens has compiled a video programme with, among others, notable artists such as Mathieu K. Abonnenc, Herman Asselberghs, Ed Atkins, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Beatrice Gibson and Manon de Boer, all investigating the relation between the normalised and the marginalised within film and video.