iliyana nedkova on Fri, 1 Oct 1999 05:48:47 -0400


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Syndicate: VIDEO ARCHAEOLOGY


dear syndicalists,

VIDEO ARCHAEOLOGY kicks off today in Sofia.

here is a virtual invite and a festival pass for you with plenty of
exciting details below.

-iliyana__________________________________

,HO Association for Contemporary Art, Sofia
ATA Center for Contemporary Art, Sofia
TANGRA Evenements Culturels, Paris

present

THE FIRST VIDEO ARCHAEOLOGY FESTIVAL
to be found at various venues and sites across Sofia and Paris

curated by Borislav KOSTADINOV, Iliyana NEDKOVA and Zhivka VALYAVICHARSKA

VA SOFIA LAUNCH PARTY
Exclusive VA Festival CD-Catalogue Launch &
VA Reception courtesy of BOHEMIANS Club
Friday, 1 OCTOBER 1999 6pm  - 8pm
BOHEMIANS Arts Centre [55, V. Levski Blvd.]

VA EXHIBITIONS PRIVATE VIEWS
Friday, 1 OCTOBER 1999
2pm - 4pm BBC Centre & American Center
4pm - 6pm JVC Audio Visual Store & ATA Centre for the Arts
6pm - 8pm BOHEMIANS Arts Centre

VA WEEKEND of ARTISTS' TALKS and PRESENTATIONS
Sat-Sun 2-3 OCTOBER 1999, 4pm - 8pm BOHEMIANS Arts Centre

VA WEEK of SCREENINGS and TALKS
Mon-Fr 4-8 OCTOBER 1999, 5pm-7pm American Center
Tue-Fr 5-8 OCTOBER 1999, 3pm-5pm C.C.C. "Institut Francais"

Get your free copy of the festival guide featuring more than 80
international artists. The guide is to be found at all VA venues and the
infodesks at National Fine Arts Academy and National Academy for Film and
Theatre Arts. The guide is also to be dug out at the archaeological site:
www.elido.com/videoarchaeology

VA Festival is supported by EU-PHARE Cultural Programme, ELIDO Media,
American Center, C.C.C. "Institut Francais", BBC Centre, BOHEMIANS Arts
Centre,  JVC Audio Visual Store, FACT - Liverpool, Soros Centre for the
Arts - Sofia, JVC - Sofia, ICA - Sofia, ART TODAY Foundation - Plovdiv, The
Embassy of Switzerland - Sofia, LIA-Sofia, La Traverce Art Center - Paris
and all exhibiting artists and guest-curators.

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VIDEO ARCHAEOLOGY 1999 is the first ever International Videoart Festival
conceived and curated around a distinct but multi-faceted theme of
contemporary archaeology. It explores the present through the lenses of
tomorrow's past apparent in the work of many artists who have turned their
backs on the continuing hype surrounding the fin-de-siecle.

Archaeology is about piecing fragments together and making sense of a
previous era. Often this sense is a best guess, a probability. As the
fragments age and decay meaning becomes lost. As with the standing stones
in monuments such as Stonehenge, one can never know what they actually
represented and were used for. Thus, the history pieced together by
archaeolgists may be fiction as much as the moving image drawn by the video
masters.

VIDEO ARCHAEOLOGY picks up video as its prevailing visual form of
expression with the intention to speculate on the archaeological image of
the present. The festival programme highlights video works created as if to
predict the 'coin' or the 'tool', which our contemporaries would leave as
an archaeological product of the times. The festival programme asks what
kind of video findings will the future scientists discover through their
excavations? What will the findings reveal about the close of 20th century?
Should future archaeology be so facts-driven, one-sided and indifferent to
the thoughts and the feelings people may have had in the past?


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TIMETABLE
[further details and minor changes to be expected]


EXHIBITIONS
Exhibitions alternate and run through Friday, 22 OCTOBER 1999

Renatus ZUERCHER [CH], 'REGARDE!'
Albena MIHAILOVA STUSSY [BG/CH], Two Points of View, 33 min, 1999
Rupert FRANCIS [Aus/UK], 'ARC', 1999
BBC Centre, 67 Knyaz Boris 1 St.
2 - 15 OCTOBER 1999
Tue-Fr, 10:30pm-12:30pm; Sat, 9:30am-2pm

_______________
Boyan DOBREV [BG], 'CD RE-RECORDABLE', 1999
USIS American Center, 18, Vitosha Blvd
4 - 8 OCTOBER 1999
Mon-Fr 2pm - 5pm

__________________
Perry BARD [Can/US] & Boyan DOBREV [BG], 'PULSE', 1999
Luchezar BOJADZHIEV & Kalin SERAPIONOV [BG], QUITE [IM]POSSIBLE, 1998
Audio Visual Store, 47, Vitosha Blvd
2 - 15 OCTOBER 1999
Mon-Fr 9:30am-7:30pm, Sat 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sun 9:30 am-4 pm

__________
David HATCHER [New Zealand/G], 'LOCAL TIME', 1999
VIDEO VERITE, guest curated by Barbara PROKOP [Can], Naomi POTTER [Can] &
Biliana VELKOVA [BG/Can]
featuring emerging Canadian video artists such as Daniel ARC, Marcia
BAKKER, Thomas BEGIN, Marx KRUIS, Michelle BUSH, Paul FOURNIER, Peter
HOBBS, M.O.R.S.E., Gwanael RATTKE, Janine HOPKINSON, Chris READY, Coral
SHORT, Biliana VELKOVA, David ATWOOD, Ana REWAKOWICZ, Albanie NOEL,
Stephane TREMBLAY, Larissa FASSLER, Barbara PROKOP.
29 SEPTEMBER  - 4 OCTOBER 1999
Private View as VA Pre-launch on Tue, 28 SEPTEMBER 1999
6:30pm -8:30pm ATA Centre for the Arts, 25, H. Belchev St.

Abdelali DAHROUCH [Marrocco/US] 'It Depends on What theWord 'Is' Is', 1999
Erik STEINBRECHER [CH/Fr], 'Transmobile', 1997, 30 min and 'Eurosolar',
1998, 30 min
5 - 11 OCTOBER 1999
ATA Centre for the Arts, 25, H. Belchev St.
Mon-Fr 11am -6pm, Sat 11am - 5pm

Chantal MICHELLE [Fr], GARDEN, 30 min, 1998
THE BEST OF VIDEOARCHAEOLOGY
12 - 22 OCTOBER 1999

ATA Centre for the Arts, 25, H. Belchev St.
Mon-Fr 11am -6pm, Sat 11am - 5pm
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Emil MIRAZCHIEV [BG], 'XXX0XXX', 1998
Ivan MUDOV & Simeon NIKOLOV [BG], 'DIALOGUES', 1999
Dimitrina SEVOVA [BG], 'F|M', 1997

BOHEMIANS Centre for the Art, 55, V. Levski Blvd.
2 - 11 OCTOBER 1999
Mon-Sun, 10am - 11pm

__________________

Sue MARK [US/BG] and Krassimir TERZIEV [BG], EYES OF HISTORY, 1999
[co-produeced by Spoken Memory Maps, INTERSPACE Media Arts Centre, Museum
of Sofia History, City of Sofia]
In Front of the Central Baths [off Maria Luisa Blvd.]
5-7 OCTOBER 1999
Tue-Th, 8pm - 10pm

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VA WEEKEND of ARTIST'S TALKS and PRESENTATIONS
Saturday, 2 OCTOBER 1999
4pm - 8pm at BOHEMIANS, 55, V. Levski Blvd.
Perry BARD [Can/US], Luchezar BOYADJIEV [BG], Rupert FRANCIS [UK], Sue MARK
[US/BG], Kalin SERAPIONOV [BG]

Sunday, 3 OCTOBER 1999
4pm - 8pm at BOHEMIANS, 55, V. Levski Blvd.
Gary PEPLOE [UK], Biliana VELKOVA [Can/BG], David HATCHER [NZ/G], Abdelali
DAHROUCH [Marrocco/US]


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VA WEEK of SCREENINGS and TALKS
Monday, 4 OCTOBER 1999
5pm  - 6pm
at American Center [18, Vitosha Blvd]
Cosmopolitan History, 1998,62 min guest curated by Berta SICHEL [Brazil/US]
6pm  - 7pm
at American Center [18, Vitosha Blvd]
Selected works by international artists

Tuesday, 5 OCTOBER 1999
3pm - 5pm
at C.C.C. "Institut Francais" [2, V. Levski St.]
New works co-selected by Heure ESQUISE and TANGRA, Paris [Part ONE]
Introduction by Milena ILIEVA [BG/FR] & Herve PERDRIEL [Fr],TANGRA
5pm  - 6pm
at American Center [18, Vitosha Blvd]
Recent works by Estonian artists guest curated by Mare TRALLA [Est/UK]
6pm  - 7pm
at American Center [18, Vitosha Blvd]
Award winning works by international artists, guest curated by VIDEOMEDEJA,
Novi Sad [Yu]

Wednesday, 6 OCTOBER 1999
3pm - 5pm
at C.C.C. "Institut Francais" [2, V. Levski St.]
New works co-selected by Heure ESQUISE and TANGRA, Paris [Part TWO]
5pm  - 5:30pm
at American Center [18, Vitosha Blvd]
Selected works by Yugoslav artists
5:30pm  - 7pm
at American Center [18, Vitosha Blvd]
American Psychodrama:Sigmund Freud vs. Henry Ford, 73:45 min guest curated
by Kate HORSFIELD [US], Director of VIDEO DATA BANK, Chicago and Nelson
HENRDICS [Can] featuring Animal Charm, Halflifers, Joe Gibbons and Emily
Breer, Anne McGuire, Maria Fernanda Cardosa and Ross Harley



Thursday, 7 OCTOBER 1999
3pm - 5pm
at C.C.C. "Institut Francais" [2, V. Levski St.]
New works co-selected by Heure ESQUISE and TANGRA, Paris [Part THREE]
5pm  - 7pm
at American Center [18, Vitosha Blvd]
PRIVATE RITUALS, 92 min guest curated by Piotr KRAJEWSKI, Director of WRO
Centre for Media Arts, Wroclav [PL] including works by Jan Brzuszek, Jerzy
Truzkowski, Josef Robokowski, Barbara Konopka, Janek Koza and others.

Friday, 8 OCTOBER 1999
3pm - 5pm
at C.C.C. "Institut Francais" [2, V. Levski St.]
New works co-selected by Heure ESQUISE and TANGRA, Paris [Part FOUR]
5pm  - 6pm at at American Center [18, Vitosha Blvd]
VIDEO HISTORY, 1998, 55 min guest curated by Carol PARKINSON, Director of
HARWESTWORKS, New York including works by B.Avant, Michael Dwass, Lawrence
Brose, Rene Beekman, Caterina Borelli.
6pm  - 7pm
at American Center [18, Vitosha Blvd]
FINDINGS OF OUR TIME, 46 min. guest curated by Stella HAENDLER and Thomas
KNEUBEUHLER [CH] including works by acknowledged artists such as Sibylle
Roter, Muda Mathis, Kathe Walser, Reinhard Manz, Renatus Zuercher, Rene
Pulfer, Esther Hunziker, Philipp Schmid. Introduction by Stella HAENDLER
[CH] and Renatus ZUERCHER [CH] members of point de vue videocoopretive,
Basel


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