8.-17.10.2010/ Parole: Hochformat/ Videofestival / Hamburg

parole: hochformat 
ein neues, verstreutes video-festival in hamburg
vom 8.-17.oktober

bald ist es soweit – dann lädt bildwechsel ein zum dezentralen videofestival parole:hochformat vom 8. – 17. oktober – als vorschlag für urbanist_innen, flaneure und spaziergängerinnen, faszinierende videos an den unterschiedlichsten orten zu finden – überall in hamburg.

drei gute gründe locken zu ausgedehnteren herbst-spaziergängen:

da sind die orte selbst – wie z.b.
das centro sociale
das frappant in der viktoriakaserne
gängeviertel
das hamburger waschhaus
kunsthafen 59°
das metropoliskino
das projekthaus
das sprechwerk
die villa magdalena k.

an jedem ort wartet ein spezielles videoprogramm auf die geneigten zuschauer_innen: eine kombination aus eigens in bezug auf den ort ausgesuchten filmen/videos aus den bildwechsel-archiven und den ganz frischen für dieses festival entstandenen produktionen im ungewöhnlichen hochformat.

und das großartige finale feiert parole:hochformat mit großprojektion eines programms aus den hochformat-neuproduktionen am 17.oktober um 19:00 uhr in der villa magdalena k., bernstorffstr. 160a, hamburg.

immer die aktuellsten informationen
unter www.bildwechsel.org/hochformat

mehr info?
info@bildwechsel.org

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english: version

parole:hochformat
a new dotted-around video festival in hamburg
from the 8th – 17th october 2010

only four weeks to go! then bildwechsel invites you to our dotted-around video festival ‘parole:hochformat’
this is a proposal to hamburg city lovers and urban flaneurs, to discover fascinating videos in various locations – all over hamburg.

three good reasons for a stroll around town in the autumn air:

great locations to see e.g.

at each site there are special video programmes awaiting the curious and inclined visitor – each a unique mix of videos selected specifically for the location, and freshly produced videos playing on portrait format.

the grand finale on the 17th october, 8pm at the villa magdalena k will celebrate ‘parole:hochformat’ with a programme dedicated to the new productions received following the festival ‘call for videos’: see the works projected large scale!

for up to date information – check back here
bildwechsel.org/hochformat

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Statement from Bildwechsel Glasgow on the censorship of work at Glasgow’s Museum of Modern Art

You may have heard that Culture and Sport Glasgow (the body responsible for art galleries, libraries and sports centres in Glasgow) and the Gallery of Modern Art have recently decided not to show a number of artworks that they had planned to exhibit as part of the sh[Out] LGBT arts programme. In particular, this has affected the work of Spanish artist Dani Marti and his residency with Gay Mens’ Health.

Three pieces of Dani’s work were withdrawn by CSG – effectively censored. These works were “talking heads” type documentaries where gay men revealed their HIV status and discussed issues around their lives and loves. They were to be shown on a few Thursday evenings after 5.30pm at GOMA. Other parts of the programme have been re-scheduled and doubt has been cast over whether other planned exhibits will be allowed to go ahead.

Culture and Sport Glasgow have stated that one of the reasons it decided to withdraw Dani’s work was to protect the artists, the sh[Out] programme and the LGBT community as a whole from negative press and attacks from other groups that would “negate both the artistic and societal endeavour” of the programme.

This completely misses the point that sh[Out], a “contemporary art and human rights” programme was supposed to address such issues, not shy away from them. The artists and organisations involved in the sh[Out] programme are fully entitled and much better qualified to make these kind of decisions for themselves. We are the ones who have been dealing with homophobia and negative and violent reactions all of our lives. These experiences inform our art/work and are what led some of us to become involved in the sh[Out] programme in the first place, either as exhibitors or as members of the sh[Out] Advisory Group.


My own organisation, Bildwechsel Glasgow, has been well supported by staff within GoMA and recognises that the staff there have been put in a very difficult position. However, it is has been made clear to the sh[Out] Advisory Board that some elected Glasgow councillors have reservations about sh[Out] which they have made clear to CSG staff. This, combined with recent Daily Mail outrage over the ”defaced Bible” work, has directly contributed to CSG’s decision to censor, re-schedule and put on hold vital works of art by LGBT artists.

We are deeply concerned that the on-going, in-depth and media-sensitive scrutiny of artworks planned for the sh[Out] exhibition may be inherently homophobic, as no other artists or exhibitions at GoMA have been treated in this way.

We demand that Culture and Sport Glasgow and the Gallery of Modern Art re-instate Dani Marti’s censored work immediately. They must also re-affirm their commitment to show all the works originally planned as part of the sh[Out] programme, without attempting to make them less visible by re-scheduling or re-locating them.

Culture and Sport Glasgow has a responsibility to promote, explore and celebrate the art and culture of the great diversity of peoples that live in Glasgow and beyond. If LGBT people have the courage to live their own lives out and proud in the face of hatred and homophobia and under threat of marginalisation and violence, surely we have the right to expect courage and vision from decision-makers and elected representatives.

I would like to ask you to e-mail, phone or write to your own Councillors to make them aware of the situation and let them know your views.

Everyone in Glasgow now has three or four councillors that cover the Ward they live in. You can find yours and their contact details by entering your postcode here:

glasgow.gov.uk/en/YourCouncil/Council_Committees/Councillors/

If you want to, you could also contact your Members of the Scottish Parliament, whose details are at http://www.writetothem.com/ or write to the Director, Mark O’Neill, Head of Arts and Museums, at the Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH (You can use the online form at glasgowmuseums.com/emailform.cfm?staffgroupid=24&staffid=72). GoMA has received many letters from organised right-wing groups in opposition to sh[Out] artworks. We think it is important that they begin to hear some other voices.

You can keep up to date on the campaign here shoutadvisorygroup.blogspot.com.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Best wishes,
Kate Henderson

Bildwechsel Glasgow

05.-07.06.09// Bildwechsel presentation/ at „off_pride“/ Zürich

presentation of and by Bildwechsel
at „off_pride“ Zürich

Bildwechsel (Hamburg, Basel und Berlin) stellt das Projekt vor und zeigt eine Auswahl queer und feministischer Videos.

Bildwechsel (Hamburg, Basel and Berlin) will present the project at off_pride zürich and ll show a selection out from the queer and feminist videoarchiv.

außerdem zeigen wir in der ausstellung queerscapes eine videoarbeit:
besides we show a video work at the queerscapes- exhibition:
Doing by Doing
2-Monitor-Video-Installation
2008
a Bildwechsel Production

genauere informationen folgen bald…
more information soon…


off_pride/ zürich :
„Anlässlich der in Zürich stattfindenden schwul-lesbischen EuroPride organisieren wir, Menschen aus allen Ecken der Schweiz, vom 5. bis 7. Juni 2009 in Zürich die off_pride, ein buntes Fest mit Konzerten, Performances, Ausstellungen, Vorträgen und Weiterbildungs-Workshops, etc.
Das originelle, vielseitige Programm der off_pride ist eine notwendige Ergänzung zur EuroPride. Unser Ziel ist es, einem breiten Publikum queere Theorien und Praxen näher zu bringen und eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit denselben zu fördern. ›Queer‹ hinterfragt die Einteilung in ›normale‹ und ›nicht normale‹ Lebens- und Begehrensformen und problematisiert stereotype Geschlechtszuweisungen.“

queer scapes off_pride/ zürich:
„The Flow of Dunes and the Green Shimmer of the Oasis on the Horizon. An ephemeral collective exhibition spanning three days on a walk all in one breath across two spaces and more. Do−it−yourself from archives to everyday life art practices, providing a dense web of insights, approaches, positions, views, perspectives. More than that: аnd a library, movie program, live performances, talks, discussions, art pieces.
The exhibition does not have the ambition to provide a specific discursive field, to raise manifestos, nor to take them down. Rather, it provides a platform of polyphonic, queerly transgressive voices beyond gender categories, an imaginary, utopian, green space beyond the bloody mass spectacle, “a range of imaginary relations to dominant culture” avoiding mirroring images of mass culture discourses. The exhibition proposes a journey to ourselves in an imagined real space, in which we are not forced to imitate the role behaviors, stereotypes and gestures of dominant culture. A space in which we can realize our desire to be ourselves, outside any exoticizing, projecting and victimizing. Because what makes us our selves in the social context is dominated by the values of that society. „What makes us a particular sort of person in a particular kind of social, economic and political context?““

25.01.08// Re.act.feminism// Bildwechsel at Akademie der Kuenste Berlin

re.act.feminism
– performance art of the 1960s and 70s 

today exhibition, video archive, live performances and conference 13.12.2008 – 8.2.2009 Akademie der Künste Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin Performance art emerging in the 1960s and 70s was infused with ideas of social emancipation and fundamentally influenced by women artists interested in feminism. Performance art explored the intersection of art and life, of private and public. It offered an ideal medium for examining, deconstructing or reinventing (female) identity moving beyond attributions of femininity in mainstream culture. Moreover, as a new art form, occurring outside the confines of the traditional art space, performance was a medium for collective and social intervention in the public sphere. re.act.feminism provides an exemplary overview of gender-critical performance art and investigates its resonances in current artistic productions in the form of re-enactments, re-appropriations, new formulations or documentary and archival projects.

Lecture by Chris Regn about Bildwechsel on Sunday, 25th of January 09, 2:30 pm at Akademie der Künste.

12.12.08/ „/Unvermittelt“/ vernissage/ NGBK/ Berlin

 Ausstellungseröffnung:
 12. Dezember 2008, 19 Uhr, Neue  Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin

 /unvermittelt – für einen Arbeitsbegriff jenseits von Überarbeitung  und Mangel
( /unvermittelt – for a concept of labour beyond overwork and lack  of work)

Dezember 2008 – 1. Februar 2009

Beteiligte: Absageagentur, bankleer, Bildwechsel, chto delat, Chor  der Tätigen , city mine(d), Die Heilige Kirche der letzten drei Arbeitstage, G-bliss productions, Sascha Göttling, Institut für  Primär-energieforschung , Kiez ->To Go, m7red , Karin Michalski  / Renate Lorenz, Netzwerk Grund-einkommen, Private Emission Trade,  Sabotage-agentur, unhaltbar/leere Versprechungen, UNWETTER, Malte  Wilms, Zene na delu – und die Projektgruppe „/unvermittelt“ der  NGBK: Danijela Cenan, Uli Ertl, Frauke Hehl, Rut Waldeyer und Nadine  Wothe
Ausstellungskonzept „Amt“ (2008) von Folke Köbberling und Martin  Kaltwasser
Am Eröffnungsabend singt der Chor der Tätigen zusammen mit „Judiths  Krise“ in der NGBK Popsongs zum Thema Arbeit.

 Rund 50 Aktivist_innen, Initiativen, Künstler_innen, Theoretiker_innen  und Multiplikator_innen aus der ganzen Welt sind eingeladen unter  dem Motto „Praxen, Techniken, Spielräume“ die Begriffe Arbeit und  Tätigsein neu zu definieren. Das Projekt begann im Januar 2008 mit  einer Vortrags- und Workshopreihe. Seit August gab es unterschiedliche  künstlerische Interventionen im Berliner Stadtraum. Ab 13. Dezember  zeigen die Protagonist_innen im Ausstellungsraum der NGBK, was sie unter einem gemeinsamen, solidarischen Denk-, Spiel- und Handlungsraum  verstehen.

 Präsentiert werden die Prozesse – Workshops, Kampagnen, Radio- und  Filmproduktionen, künstlerische Aktionen und politische Interventionen  im Stadtraum, aber auch die Ergebnisse – Filme, Plakate, Lieder  und andere akustische Arbeiten, Skulpturen und Dokumentationen.