Today 12 March, Wilfried is physically in Oslo/Norway and virtually in Santa Fe/USA. Oslo Screen Festival is an unusually nice event organized by Margarida Paiva @ Oslo Filmens Hus (now – Cinemateket) – that place in Oslo dedicated to non-commercial moving images programs. Wilfried is participating four times, as a videoartist, whose video
is part of the festival program, and as a festival director, presenting a selection from the latest ColognEOFF Video Art Festival, on 14 March 2010, and what is not fixed, at that time, yet, Oslo Screen Festival will be in 2011 partner of CologneOFF 2011 – a networking initiative during the year 2011 including a programm of videoart from Norway to be presented numerous times at the partner venues in 2011. A 3rd time via the interview made in Oslo, and a forth time when Oslo Screen Festival includes Wilfried’s “Silent Cry” into a touring program.
That’s one crucial point with this “moving images genre”, that it’s presentation mostly sits between all chairs. What’s the proper way to present the type of works? A question, which has to come up continuously for anyone who would like to bring these works to an audience. What is the proper audience? So, Wilfried is very ambivalent whether he likes the festival programs presented on a big screen in a classical cinema room , but the audience isn’t that critical. But attending the event in Oslo, belongs anyway to the good festival experiences, because there were many occasions to meet artists and other professionals and the team around Margarida Paiva did the best possible.
Santa Fe / New Mexico
This article would like to honour also the strange collaboration with Alysse. Wilfried experienced it some times when artists and other collaborating professionals were spinning intrigues behind his back or they were misusing him for unproper purposes, like stealing his ideas or similiar. It is not so easy to recover, because the things happen nearly anonymously far distant via the net, but at a certain point a different behaviour is indicating something is wrong, and it is each time like that. But, of course, not this negative side is to be honoured, but the positive one, and therefore it is a pity that Alysse saw herself forced to do unproper steps ahead which were destroying the confidence in her integrity. It is a pity, because in her way Alysse was very talented and Wilfried is sure, she had, at least, before 2012 mainly good intentions.
Nevertheless, the common activities between Alysse and Wilfried were marked by confidence, at least from Wilfried’s side, and they were generating some promissing results.
There were 3 major collaborations in Santa Fe, the on on 12 March 2010, further 2 April 2010 and Manipulated Image #9: “GUTTURAL!” – Friday, December 18, 2009 at 7:00pm – 7:00pm – 9:00pm – @ the Santa Fe Complex, and after Alysse moved to Los Angeles – Los Angeles@ ARENA 1 Gallery (MI #17) – April 29, 2012 (SUN) 7pm – 10pm & Echo Park Film Center (EPFC) (MI #16) February 25, 2012 (SAT) 8pm-10pm.
In 2012, Wilfried will be meeting her in person in Orebro/Sweden on occasion of “artscreen”- Festival – 5-7 October 2012 – organized by Eva Olsson and Jonas Nilsson.
and afterwards everything will have changed – something had happened which made Alysse think it would be good to misuse Wilfried, his contacts or ideas, whatever it was, after being recovered – the collaboration will not continued – destroyed confidence cannot be repaired in Internet based relationships. In any case, Wilfried would like to wish Alysse good luck for her Future!!
And – for apologizing, it is never too late!