INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL
A selection of NEW GERMAN VIDEO ART
presented by Clemens Wilhelm
Clemens er gestalistamaður hjá SIM núna í mars mánuði
In this edition at MENGI, GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE presents a selection of German video artists born around the year 1980 whose works reflect issues of the globalized generation: personal and global issues clash as the individual struggles with society. GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE presents a powerful collage image of works that show the subconscious of our present: the extremes of capitalism, the consequences of consumerism, the pitfalls of digital romance, the crisis of masculinity, the horrors of history, the effects of surveillance, the detachment from nature, and the invisibility of death.
A proverb tells us that “the grass is always greener on the other side”, reminding us that distant locations always appear greater than they are when seen from afar. When traveling physically, one often cannot escape the feeling that places are becoming more similar, more commodified, more corporate-ruled. Where is this „greener other side“ in the twenty-first century?
GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE is a travelling video art festival initiated by artist Clemens Wilhelm (Berlin) in 2011. Since then, it showed varying programs at Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing (CN), Sichuan Fine Arts Insitute, Chongqing (CN), Frequency Time Group, Chengdu (CN), SIM The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik (IS), Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam (NL), Buitenwerkplaats Artist Residency, Starnmeer (NL), Titanik Gallery, Turku (FI), Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki (FI), Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn (EST), Glasgow School of Art (UK), Babel Art Space, Trondheim (NO), Small Projects, Tromsö (NO), NOD Gallery, Prague (CZ), Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo (NO), and Zajia Lab, Beijing (CN).
GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE is non-profit and artist-run, made possible by the generous support of the featured artists and the hosting institutions.
more info: www.greenerontheotherside.
ALPHA (11 min)
Julia Charlotte Richter
PROMISED LAND (11 min)
LIFE BEGINS HERE (15 min)
CONTACT (15 min)
DARK MATTERS (20 min)
BIRDS (15 min)
Bettina Nürnberg & Dirk Peuker
ZEMENT (12 min)
HADES TREPTOW (10 min)
TOTAL 109 min