Experimenta 2009 , Moving Image Art in India
By Staff Reporter | Published: December 15 2009
German curators, Peter Zorn and Sandra Naumann, will participate in the 6th edition of Experimenta 2009, the International Festival for Moving Image Art
Peter Zorn with Moving Art displayed in the monitor in the backdrop
Peter Zorn and Sandra Naumann are two of the curators of the Festival and will each deliver a lecture during the Festival - on December 19 and 20, 2009.
Event: Experimenta 2009- International Festival for Moving Image Art in India
Date: December 17 - 20, 2009
Vanues: Jaaga, Samuha, GallerySKE
Curator Talk: Politics and Perception in Media Art History by Peter Zorn
Date: Saturday, December 19, 3.30 p.m.
Curator Talk: Colour Light Art to Live Cinema: a journey through the history of audiovisual live performance by Sandra Naumann
Date: Sunday, December 20, 3.30 p.m.
A Filter India Project in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
After a two year hiatus, India's ground-breaking international festival for moving image art - Experimenta - now in its 6th edition, returns to Bangalore. With an exciting array of works by film and video artists from across the globe, Experimenta 2009 has been designed and curated by Shai Heredia in collaboration with guest curators Peter Zorn (Germany), Sandra Naumann (Germany), Hangjun Lee (EXiS Korea), and Pablo de Ocampo & Jacob Korczynski (Images Festival Toronto). A selection of 63 films and videos, performances, installations, lectures and more have been meticulously compiled by the curators, who will be present to contextualise each programme through the duration of the Festival. From the rarely-seen works of pioneering American animation artist Mary Ellen Bute, to a showcase of contemporary Korean film art that physically distorts and chemically transforms the film medium; from the most cutting-edge contemporary media art works from across the world to multiple 16 mm projector film and video installations, Experimenta continues its celebration of avant-garde moving image art. The Festival also celebrates a special moment in Bangalore - when art collectives and communities come together to build new spaces and create new contexts for the arts.
Since 2003 Shai Heredia has been the Festival Director of Experimenta ,the international festival for experimental cinema in India. She has rapidly developed the event into a significant new forum for artists' film and video internationally. She has showcased Indian experimental films at major film and art venues like the Berlinale Film Festival, Germany; Tate Modern, UK; Images Festival, Toronto; Cinema Nova, Brussels and Lightcone; Scratch Projections, Paris amongst others. Shai is currently a Programme Executive at the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore, where she makes arts grants under the Extending Arts Practice programme.
Peter Zorn, born 1967 in Traunstein, Germany, studied 1990 - 95 in the experimental film class of Prof. Birgit Hein at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brunswick. He co-founded the Werkleitz Association, the Centre for Media Art in Saxony-Anhalt in 1993. He coordinates the European Media Art Network (EMAN)/European Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) and is co-director of the Werkleitz Biennale, now Werkleitz Festival. He works as filmmaker, producer, media researcher and media art curator/expert (i.e. for the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan) in Werkleitz and Halle (Saale).
Sandra Naumann, born 1976 in Leipzig, Germany is a researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research. in Linz, where she works on an exhibition, research and mediation project on the relation of image and sound in art, media and perception, both present and past. It includes a comprehensive online publication (German and English) available at: http://beta.see-this-sound.at/
. She studied Communication and Media Sciences, Art History and German Literature at the University of Leipzig and the University of Manchester. Her previous occupations embrace repertory cinema, film distribution, film production and film festivals.
Her topics of interest are avant-garde and experimental film, visual music and audiovisual live performances.