OMFC – Mysteries

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One Minute Film Collection
Mysteries
is a selection curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne


Toni Mestrovic (Croatia)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database

Title: Continuum Continuus (Trailer)
2007
Thanks to a specific recording procedure the tape/digital medium absorbs the characteristics of the environment. In the same way that stone is changed through human activity. A series of traditional tools and their application – the way they are employed by hand – partly document the process of house building. The rhythmical exchange of the sounds of stone cutting and carving with the sounds of traditional tools and the noises from the environment (island of Veli Drvenik), along with the visual representation of the arms and body of a middle-aged man who is restoring the building, tell the tale of the patriarchal tradition on the island. But it is just a reserved, monochromatic and elegiac variant, told through the fatherly figure that is working on the old family home.


Yoko Taketani (Japan)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database
VIP – VideoChannel Interview

Title: Wall of China
2009
this work is on the subject of Great Firewall of China. i had a hard time to work on the internet when i was in Beijing and they blocked Youtube,google video, such a video sharing website,adult site,personal blog, and any gossip about China. I visualized the notice such “this video is no longer available” “forbidden” etc., I did a performance “this video is no longer available” at CRITICAL MASS at HYCAC in Beijing.curated by the:artist:network


Agricola de Cologne (GER)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database

Title: Burning Phantom
2009
Love is a burning phantom. It comes unexpectedly and vanishes without any warning.
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Antony Rousseau (FR)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database

Title: Sanatorium
2005
Sanatorium : This video made of personal archives, appeals the imagination and the personal story of the spectator to fill the lack there is between the title and the images linked to the main character.
Main character : Céline H.
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Sahra Bhimji (USA)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database

Title: “La Ghost”
THhis film is a collage of a women watching own ghost and playing with the idea of chance versus choice.
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Pierre-Laurent Cassière (France)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database

Title: Mimnemesis
2006
An absurd fight against time, memory and representation dealing with physic power of sound.
The video Mimnemesis was realized following the discovering of a pipeline under construction along a German highway. I plays with a section measuring approximately a half-mile. Considering the speed of sound (about 769 mph or 340 m/s), an acoustic wave generated at one end of the pipe reaches the other end two seconds later. The pipe being closed at its ends, sounds are trapped inside, going back and forth between the two plastic caps until the wave’s power is lost.


Mores McWreath (USA)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database

Title: The Egg
2008
My art interrogates and restages the fragmented nature of human subjectivity. These artworks actively oppose the dominant cultural assumption of a unified subject. This investigation often leads to introspective analysis and critical deconstruction of my own masculinity. It is not a need to “know” one’s true self because that seems an impossible task, but it is rather a need to make public the theater of perceptions that form individual subjectivities. The goal is to take the vaudevillian stage of my mind and project it out for others to access for the sake of identification. The Nietzschean concept of Perspectivism posits “In so far as the word “knowledge” has any meaning, the world is knowable; but it is interpretable otherwise, it has no meaning behind it, but countless meanings.”
My body appear in The Egg as a stack of random pieces. This pile of rubble is composed of clips, segments, and quotations from private and public, real and imagined histories. It performs on camera in short bursts of dialogue, action and sculpture. These vignettes allow me to quickly access a broad range of genres, styles, and sources. The Internet has created access routes to a flood of media that I channel through various screens and filter into my work as references, homage, transformations, and appropriations. The juxtaposition of fragmentary elements culled from the world of images creates a visual and textual metaphor for the nature of human existence in the face of overwhelming information.


Sreedeep (India)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database
VIP – VideoChannel Interview

Title: 1 minute crash-course on SEDUCTION
2009
1 minute crash-course on SEDUCTION’ is a piece of sarcasm that apparently invites the viewers to enter the circles of seduction; ‘circles’ that might acquire multiple meanings (sexual or asexual identities) after one minute of crash-course.


Kika Nicolela (Brazil)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database
VIP – VideoChannel Interview

Title: Windmaker
2009
The fleeing woman, who takes shape and dissolves in movement and tissues. Dance that is almost despair. She struggles. The woman is a vision, she haunts the place that haunts her, fearless, no expression other than the despair of her dance movements. The woman is the ghost of the place. The body that twists itself makes the wind blows. The wind brings the sound, the smells, the taste of that cold place, a humid taste, sad, heavy, but also light and subtle. The taste almost escapes when it touches the mouth along with the wind. It carries a sweet painful memory, of which the ghost escapes unable to forget.


Roderick Coover & Nick Montfort (USA)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database

Title: J.R.
2007
Filmed in England and Switzerland and created in an Oulipian tradition, this mysterious short followed on the misty footsteps strange murders, spy controversies and prophecies of birds.
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Sean Burn (UK)
biography
VAD – Video Art Database

Title: eyes ov honey
2009
a wee poem in text/sound/visual of bittersweet memories ov childhood – all brought back by a lengthy tyneside riverbank walk new years day 2009 from day into dusk and well into night accompanied by our rescue dog.
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