OBERHAUSEN: Artist Film & Video 2014


River Plate Austria 2013 16' - Josef Dabernig

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Five films between Black Box and White Cube that confront the past and ask in diverse ways “What remains?”. Whilst Lior Shamriz both literally and figuratively investigates a bygone picture of Berlin, Josef Dabernig shows us in brilliantly composed black-and-white images people sitting on the banks of an Italian river who simply appropriate the landscape – regardless of its inhospitality. La ­estancia, winner of this year’s Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen, depicts a massacre sparked by the battle for land rights in Paraguay, reconstructed as a series of subtle tableaux. The directors in this film programme employ a range of very unusual techniques and aesthetics, and some of their works have been shown to great acclaim in art exhibitions. Taken together, these films, some of them award winning, give viewers an insight into the current state of international artist films.

L’Amour sauvage Germany 2014 26' -  Lior Shamriz

Lost love, lost artistic collaboration, the two are meeting for one night as she briefly visits the city where he still lives.

xx-xx-xx-gewobenes papier Germany 2014 6'30'' - Michel Klöfkorn

I things here much too confusing complicated complected? i sent huge posters into the document shredder to have them cut into strips.

River Plate Austria 2013 16' - Josef Dabernig

The film is set along the gravel banks of a flowing river in northern Italy, where a group of swimmers has gathered on a hot summer day.

False Twins Portugal 2014 21' - Sandro Aguilar

Hidden memories and lost treasures of our primeval inhabitants

La Estancia Paraguay 2014 14' - Federico Adorno

A group of peasants enters La Estancia in search of their missing relatives. Are they dead? Are they alive? Nobody knows. Some survivors of the massacre hide in the forest wandering around in shock.