Rencontres Internationales, which has been taking place in Paris and Berlin since 1997 and in Madrid since 2007, brings discoveries from the stress field between new cinema and contemporary art to Haus der Kulturen der Welt for the fifth time.
The comprehensive program, which comes to Berlin from 3 to 8 July after stops in Paris and Madrid, presents fictional, documentary and experimental films, videos and multimedia works from all over the world. 150 works from Germany, France, Spain and some 40 other nations offer the visitor a unique insight into the current practice of audio-visual arts. The program, curated by Nathalie Hénon and Jean-Francois Rettig, gathers both internationally renowned artists and filmmakers and up-and-coming artists whose works are being shown for the first time and who will mostly be there to present them themselves.
In the 2012 edition, the “Cartes Blanches“ go to Pedro Costa (Portugal) and Mark Lewis (Canada), who will each be putting together an evening of film. Christian Barani personally presents his film "My Dubai", in which he explores documentary forms and lays bare the symptoms of a globalized society.
With works by Libia Castro und Ólafur Ólafsson (ES/IS), Erwin Olaf (NL), Filipa Cesar (PT), Christian Merlhiot (FR), Ricardo Alves Jr. (BR), Eli Cortiñas Hidalgo (ES), Peter Downsbrough (US/BE), Johan Grimonprez (BE), Ugnius Gelguda (IT), Cabello/Carceller (ES), Romana Schmalisch und Robert Schlicht (DE), Norbert Pfaffenbichler (AT), Fred Worden (US), Tobias Yves Zintel (DE), Valérie Massadian (FR), Clément Cogitore (FR), Yves Netzhammer (CH), Zapruder (IT) and others.
19 h Opening Screening
21 h Screening Programme:
OUR COUNTRY DOESN'T EXIST
Libia CASTRO, Ólafur ÓLAFSSON: Your country doesn't exist
Akosua Adoma OWUSU: Drexciya
Christian BARANI: My Dubaï Life
23 h Party
More information here: www.art-action.org