More than 25 Years of Media Art
EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, galleries and an audience of experts the festival has a great impact on the topics and aesthetics of Media Art. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances, digital formats and hybrid forms, ranging from personal and political subjects or formal experiments to provocative statements from the pulsating area of “Media Art – Society”. The Festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and a laboratory where extraordinary works, experiments and ventures are created and presented.
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At this year's festival, an international jury presented the "EMAF Award" for a trendsetting work in media art, the "Arte Creative Newcomer Award" and the "Dialogpreis" of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of intercultural exchange. Furthermore, the jury of the German Federal Association of Film Journalists awarded the prize for the best German experimental film.
EMAF 2013 proudly presents:
San Francisco-based Kerry Laitala is one of the most inventive and original filmmakers on the American scene today. She re-shapes 16mm or 35mm film by placing objects directly on the material and thus produces some of her films without using a camera. But also experimental 3D videos belong to her repertoire. Besides a retrospektive of her works, the film alchemist will also show one of her psychedelic film performances that are described as "eye-popping" and "feverish dream-like".
The Artist is Present
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits - and at times risking her life in the process - she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us.
Harun Farocki is one of the most important film essayists in Germany. In his work "Parallel" he compares the very abstract graphics of computer games to the sophisticated, nearly hyper-realistic pictures of today's gaming industry.
His two channel projection is displayed at Kunsthalle Osnabrück in this year's EMAF exhibition.
Kyosei - Coexistence
The central theme of Kyosei is the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima. Lea Nagano was in Japan when it happened and she transformed her experiences of the earthquake, the tsunami and the disastrous consequences into a panoramic video installation.
The EMAF is on tour again!
With the motto SOZIALIZE we curated a contemporary video-art program featuring works shown at the last two European Media Art Festivals, Osnabrueck,
Containing Award winning works these current, international films deal with the different shades of a rapidly changing society in times of globalization, economic crisis and an increasing medialisation of everyday life.
The thematic approaches of the artists range from social and political critics to personal reflections on Fukushima and the Arab-Spring to ironic commentaries about the recent trend of peoples retreat into private life.
This 80 min. program provides a good opportunity for galleries, museums, cinemas and other venues to present current artistic positions in the context of their topical cultural work; and is bookable for the flat-rate of € 160.- immediately.
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