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Artist Film

These six works between Black Box and White Cube present very special personal perspectives on expansiveness, landscape and memory while making use of quite unusual aesthetics and techniques. Some of the filmmakers and artists represented have already shown their works successfully in galleries and art exhibitions all over the world, including at the Venice Biennale. Overall, this set of works, some of them award-winning, give viewers an impression of the current state of international media art. The programme also impressively demonstrates how Oberhausen has long since “positioned itself at the intersection to the visual arts, moving incrementally to the arts side” (Frankfurter Rundschau, May 2016).

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running time 76'

Retrospective

Salla Tykkä, Finland, 2016, 15'

A short film about the difficulty of remembering and the importance of forgetting.

To Move Mountains

Mohau Modisakeng, South Africa, 2015, 3'

A single-channel film that explores themes of materiality, landscape and protest. Set against a stark landscape of black asphalt dunes, its protagonist performs a...

JUS SOLI

Somebody Nobody, United Kingdom, 2015, 16'

JUS SOLI: the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth JUS SOLI examines the Black British experience, questioning and...

489 Years

Hayoun KWON, France, 2016, 11'

The film is transcribed according to the testimony of a former soldier in South Korea, Kim. It gives us access to the demilitarised zone and immerses us into the...

Sites

Volker Schreiner, Germany, 2015, 8'

A filmic triptych of three landscapes.

Four Edges of Pyramiden

Ieva Epnere, Latvia, 2015, 20'

Four inhabitants of Pyramiden share stories, both sentimental and humorous, about their desire to go ‘to the end of the world’.