06 October 2012
art: screen Festival
Today, Wilfried is attending the final day of 3rd Orebro International Video Art Festval, organised by art:screen Sweden- run by Eva Olsson & Jonas Nilsson. Both do not only act as curators but also as videoartists, whereby Eva’s creations are focussed on animated contents. She submitted in total 6 videos, and Jonas 4 videos, participating in VideoChannel and CologneOFF International Videoart Festival. In 2007, they started to present their curated programs at first in Västerås – a place situated on the way from Stockholm to Örebro, and in 2008, they switched to their living place Örebro, where they continued in April the videoart screenings before they launched in October 2008 – the 1st Örebro International Video Art Festival. Wilfried invited to participate as a videoartist and curator of VideoChannel, attended this very promissing inaugural event.
The festival was planned from the beginning as a bi-annually organised event, to be alternated by videoart screenings in the years in between. Wilfried was participating in 2009 in these screenings with his video “Silent Cry” and 2010 in the 2nd Örebro Videoart Festival, this time only via his video “The Pleasure Code”. In 2011, Wilfried was scheduling – Eva’s and Jonas’ curated contribution of Swedish videoart – Nordic Focusseveral times in the framework of ColognOFF 2011 – Videoart in a global context in Finland, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Romania and India, and in 2012, thus this year, Wilfried is invited to participate in attending the 3rd Örebro Festival edition, where he will meet some other curators he is collaborating with already since some years. Today, however at the final day the festival hosts and their guests are happy how successfully the festival was realizing again their networking ideas, the guests do not know yet, that the 3rd festival will be also last one, not only in Örebro as a venue, but generally, after 2013, both discontinue at least their curatorial work completely, and remove all available information from the net, as if their artistic curatorial work starting in 2007 and lasting in 2013 would not have existed, at all, but both will be represented in Wilfried’s networking event in Cuzco/Peru 2013 at VideoBabel – audiovisual festival – with a 2nd curatorial contribution, entitled: “Trial & Error” – it will be also the last time.
It is like in a usual inter-human relationship, everything is more or less temporarily limited, people walk for a cetain time a common path together, and sometimes a crossroad appears and their ways part forever, that’s nothing unusual, but it is a pity in this case, because the video art scene is missing both, even meanwhile so many years have passed.
In the framework of his birthday celebrations – The NewMediaFest2020, Wilfried would like to thank both talented creatives for the good experiences of networking together!
Good luck for both on their way!
Schedule for – 06 October
BEAP – Biennale of Electronic Art Perth/Australia – 1 September – 17 November 2004
FestiNova Festival Garikula/Georgia – 5 Aug – 20 Oct 2009
Madeira International Art Biennale – FONLAD – 1 September – 13 October 2008
[BOX] – space for videoart Milan – artvideoKOELN “Phantoms of Perception – 14 Sept-7 Oct 2010
A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013 – 23 sept – 29 Oct 2013
Corona! Shut Down? – 01-09 October 2020
Digital Fringe Melbourne (Aus) – 23 Sept- 11 Oct 2009
Digital Fringe Melbourne/AU – 24 Sept- 12 October 2008
MIVA _ Centro de las Artes – La Ronda Quito/Ecuador / 2 October – 8 Nov 2015
10th Athens International Videoart Festival – 3-5 October 2014
Regional Museum Kedianiai/Lithuania – 02-29 October 2013
2nd Orebro International Videoart Festival – Art VideoScreening 1-3 Oct 2010
6th Salon de Arte Digital – Museum of Contemporary Art MACZUL Maracaibo/Ve – 1-8 October 2008
Salon de Arte Digital Maracaibo/Venezuela – 1-9 October 2006
FAIM Madrid – El Viernes Curvado curated by Antonio Alvarado- 1-3 October 2004