Artvideo Rome 2011
InOut Festival 2011
Wilfried had to decide between venues to attend, the beautiful Rome, or the Polish city Gdansk. He made his decision for Gdansk because he is acting as a jury member in InOut Video Festival, a corporate event of the famous CCA Laznia (22-23 October 2011). And it will be his experience of being a jury member serving as an alibi for the festival director to manipulate the jury’s decision, a blunt way of corruption, that Wilfried, after some similiar experience before and after, will decide not accepting invitations, any more, for becoming a jury member. Actually a good place for contemporary art, Laznia remaines aftwards a doubtful place, even if the person directing the festival was kicked out afterwards. Thanks to Wilfried. in this and other cases, artists received the 1st prize who really deserved it. The experience in Gdansk was a good example, how the “business” of prizes and awards works, and even if an artist feels honoured, and in big film festivals even a lot money is involved, in most cases, the awarded person, should actually feel ashamed. But aftwards nobody will ask for the awarding conditions, any more! Luckily, Wilfried had also a curated screening program in his pocket, presenting “Young German Videoart”, so that at least the audience had some good experiences. Probably it would have been better to spend some other wonderful days in Rome, instead. Wilfried hadn’t been in October in Rome before!
Arte Video Rome Festival 2011 /Italy – 21-23 October 2011