Main Room | 21:50 – 22:20 Friday 19 May
Based on amateur and family film archives from the 1920’s to present times, Intruders is an audio-visual memory remix of anonymous stories and portraits, a dancing conversation with our own ghosts. Attracted by nostalgia and voyeurism, we are led into a time travel in which we are increasingly followed by familiar, suspicious and curious glances of unknown human figures, seeking our attention in the present time. Intruding our collective memory, the pictures use their own history to feed our inner emotions and internalised fictions.
Intruders is co-produced by the video art residency Bandits-Mages and the national French archive Centre CICLIC. Inspired by 4000 watched films and 26 hours of collected archive footage, Intruders is an unique contemporary historical document with more than 2000 live sampled and manipulated audio and video sequences. Dealing with collective memory as well as the intimacy and transience of being, the actuality of this audiovisual performance seems to be timeless in today’s interconnected media society, which produces permanently archives.
Bandits-Mages, Bourges (FR) – www.bandits-mages.com
Ciclic, Issoudun (FR) – www.ciclic.fr/patrimoine
– Studio 43 (Dunkerque, FR), June 2017
– La souris verte (Épinal, FR), April 2017
– B-Seite – Festival für visuelle Kunst und Jetztkultur (Mannheim, DE), March 2017
– Festival Retours vers le futur / Le 9cube (Châteauroux, FR), March 2017
– Lichtspielbühne Weißensee – Open Air Cinema (Berlin, DE), August 2016
– whiteBOX – Everything is a Remix (Munich, DE), July 2016
– Cent Soleils (Orléans, FR), June 16th, 2016
– Les Rencontres Bandits-Mages (Bourges, FR), November 2015
– Spektrum (Berlin, DE), Oktober 2015
– La Triennale de Vendôme (Vendôme, FR), July 2015
– Festival Les Futurs de l’écrit (Noirlac, FR), May 2015
– Scope Sessions: Transmediale Vorspiel – AV Exposure (Berlin, DE), January 2015
– Festival du Film de Vendôme (Vendôme, FR), December 2014
The performance is not based on language. Just a short part includes French audio samples, which will be subtitled in English
A-li-ce (FR) lives and works in Berlin. Graduated from École Supérieure de l’image (Poitiers, FR) and EHESS University (Paris, FR), she works as a video artist and a VJ since 2005. She played in many audiovisual festivals (Mapping Festival (CH), Mira Festival (ES), RoBOt Festival (IT), Vision’R (FR), etc.), with solo and collective projects.
Additionally, she works as a video designer for theatre and teaches performative media arts in different institutions and universities. She is also part of Kasseler Dokfest Film Festival curators’ team in the audiovisual live section since 2014, and of Scope Sessions in Berlin.
A part of her artistic research deals with identities and memory questions, which leaded her to collaborate with different Archives Centers, including the creation of the live cinema project Intruders with the german music composer Swub since 2014.
Another part of her work, freely inspired by Alice in Wonderland, is based on colorful psychedelic creatures evolving in magic and absurd landscapes. She started notably in 2010 the mixed-medias work in progress Fucking Wonderland (4 music videos, 1 live video set, 18 drawings), which wasthen exhibited in Kyoto at the national Manga Museum in spring 2014.
Between these two worlds, she uses different techniques, from real video footages to handmade drawings, bringing the audience from wonderful lands to darker realities.
She works at the moment on a new audiovisual piece, Lila, in collaboration with 8 musicians, and as a VJ on the live audiovisual shows of the music composers Robot Koch (DE) and Rag & Bones (FR).
Swub (DE / Berlin) works as a musician and video artist. His videos were shown in exhibitions and video festivals and were awarded with different scholarships and prices [EMAF (DE), goEast (DE), Forum des Images (FR), TENT (NL) etc.].
Currently, he works on his debut album, which will be released in winter 2017.