Channels Festival is a biennial program dedicated to showcasing fresh, innovative and experimental video art. For our forthcoming 2019 festival we invite artists from around the globe to submit recent works to our curated open-call Video Visions program.
We are looking for recently created, short, single-channel works that are of a high artistic calibre. We are interested in works that push formal, conceptual or political boundaries; works that are experimental and risky; works that are critical, engaged and relevant to our time.
This selection of artists’ films looks at bodies of water through technologies of seeing, sensing, and investigation to help us imagine different ecologies and less visible, even alien environments. Exploring various approaches to “remote sensing,” these works frame life on an increasingly unliveable planet through militarized and infrastructural forms of oceanic space. What can the relationship between the visibility of a watery surface and the invisibility of what exists below it tell us about possible futures — on and beyond our own environments?
EAI is pleased to present a special evening with filmmaker Vivian Ostrovsky, to mark the New York launch of a compendium of her newly-remastered works by Paris-based experimental film hub Re: Voir. Ostrovsky, whose work ranges from montage shorts to experimental artists' bios, diary features and immersive installations, will introduce selections within and beyond the Re:Voir collection.
MOMus, the Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki and the Experimental Center for the Arts collaborate with Video Art Miden, hosting a major tribute to contemporary video art with 130 works by renowned and emerging artists from all around the globe.
The exhibition will take place 5-25 of April 2019 at the Experimental Center for the Arts (Warehouse Β1, Thessaloniki Port).
Opening: Friday, 5 of April, 2019, 20:00 h.
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 20:00 to Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 22:00
Ariana Gerstein joins us from New York to present her remarkable animations and experimental films, often using imagery created from scanners. “The tactile films of Ariana Gerstein reconcile her fascination with filmic materiality with the soft ephemeralities of light, time and memory. Using complex hand-wrought editing methods and extensive optical printing Gerstein’s work dazzles in its visual complexity and rhythmic timing.