Our allies operate in places we have never seen. The keyboards they type on may have been produced in the same factory as ours, but the lunch they eat is prepared by people we don't know. Yet there is a sense of connectedness between us, as if we were following a secret plan.
This is not true. We can only make a guess at how they feel. We track their status reports and analyze their lives from our screens. Bruno Latour describes "association" as a form that creates connections between actors while maintaining differences between them. Association is the structural principle of this screening, which was jointly curated by five international art collectives according to a Cadavre Exquis principle and explores the tension between automation and improvisation in globalized production chains of goods and images.
With works by Alyona Larinova, Ali Kazma, Sofia Caesar, Veronika Eberhart, Caroline Garcia and Shambhavi Kaul
Initiated by Marlies Pöschl together with Nathalie Koger and Olena Newkryta
Curated by The Golden Pixel Cooperative, Vienna in collaboration with: Elephy Collective, Brussels, I: project space, Beijing, World Organization of Video Culture Development (VCD) , and WET Film, Rotterdam.NL
The Golden Pixel Cooperative is a Vienna based association for moving images, arts and media, active within both exhibition and cinema contexts. Our goal is to develop sustainable structures for the production, distribution, and presentation of moving image works by contemporary artists, as well as to facilitate exchange and support between artists.
WET Film is a Rotterdam-based production and distribution cooperative for film, video and artist’s moving image and a free online platform with monthly screenings founded by Anna Łuczak, Erika Roux, Marta Hryniuk, Nick Thomas and Sophie Bates in 2018.
elephy is an artist-run production and distribution platform for film and media art based in Brussels. Works produced by elephy navigate between moving image and documentary that expand from film, video and installation into photography and writing. The collective organizes discursive events, curated film programs, and technical workshops with the goal to foster communities around artist’s moving image.
I: project space is an augmentation of what a contemporary art institution can be, by using the freedom that comes along with running an independent practice. Working from a space in the old Hutong area in Beijing, CN I: project space aims to encourage innovative and investigative approaches, crossing borders between different creative disciplines, cultural identities, geographical locations, political economies and new technologies.
World Organization of Video Culture Development (VCD) is a Beijing-based non-profit institution for artistic moving images, including but not limited to films and video art. VCD is dedicated to creating a platform for critical thinking through screening, interdisciplinary discussion of moving image works and cross-media performance.