Cinemaniac > Think Film 2017
Support program at 64. Pula Film Festival
VIDEO TELEVISION ANTICIPATION – exhibition in three chapters:
Video Television Anticipation
Desktop Cinema: Post- Internet aesthetics
16 / 7 – 1 / 8 MMC LUKA, Istarska 30 PULA
Opening: July 16th, 8 PM
Artists: Tomislav Gotovac / Sanja Iveković / Ivan Faktor / Dalibor Martinis / Apsolutno / Dubravka Sekulić / Zhel / Žižić/ Kožul / Ana Hušman / Tomislav Šoban / Lightune G. / Kevin B. Lee / Susanna Flock
Curated by Branka Benčić
Co-curated by: Miriam De Rosa (Desktop cinema), Aleksandra Sekulić (Video Television Anticipation) / New Collections in collaboration with Croatian National Television
Organized by Apoteka – Space for Contemporary Art
VIDEO TELEVISION ANTICIPATION marks 16th edition of Cinemaniac> Think Film, support program at the Pula Film Festival as a project structured in three parts building up on relationships and influences between television and video art. First part deals with the relationship and the effects of television on the early video production in 70s and 80s in Yugoslavia thrpugh works by Sanja Iveković, Dalibor Martinis, Tomislav Gotovac, Ivan Faktor, Apsolutno, Zhel… Video Television Anticipation is curated by Branka Benčić and Aleksandra Sekulić. The end of the seventies and the eighties are a period in which television had an articulated and important influence. Reflecting its productive power and domination, television established a formative influence on the shaping of a specific aesthetic. Works of artists present at the exhibition re-examine the cultural influence of television and its authority. Artists appropriated the aesthetics, poetics, ideology and structure of the television medium, intervening in codes of production and distribution.
In the Aneks Gallery sees developing a separate unit: Desktop Cinema: Post-Internet aesthetics, curated by Branka Benčić and Miriam de Rosa. Desktop Cinema covers digital narratives and post-Internet art and directs its interests to the new audio-visual practices of artists and the influence of the Internet on recent video. The exhibition draws attention to a shift in interest to new media forms, the Internet as context, and new spaces of flows, stream of images, digital distribution platforms that take part in the creation of a new visual language and a new post-Internet / digital aesthetic. Works by artists Susanna Flock and Kevin B. Lee shape and reconfigure the dispositives of production and representation.
The third segment of Cinemaniac 2017, that focuses on the practices and institution of television, briggs to the gallery New Collections – a series of new commissions for Croatian National Television. Artists’ produced their new works in the framework of televisual environment. Exhibiting artists: Dalibor Martinis, Ana Hušman, Žižić/Kožul, Tomislav Šoban, Lightune G. Curators: Branka Benčić and Vladislav Knežević. Created and produced by: Tomislav Pulić, HRT.
On the occasion of the exhibition a bilingual catalogue is published (Croatian/English) with essays by Branka Bencic, Aleksandra Sekulic and Miriam de Rosa, designed by Andro Giunio.
Cinemaniac > Think Film is a support program at Pula Film Festival. It is a long-term research platform questioning the connection between moving images and contemporary art. It presents recent Croatian and international production of artist film and video, experimental films and multimedia installations as well as the film heritage.
The project is funded by City of Pula, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia,Croatian Audiovisual Center and Region of Istria.