International Video Art and Performances Festival in Palestine
babelmed - 08/06/2011
The A.M. Qattan Foundation (Ramallah) together with Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques (Marseille) and other partners like the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Al Mahatta Gallery, Palestinian Art Court-Al Hoash, Birzeit University, the Centre Culturel Français and the Goethe Institut are organising the 2nd Edition of the International Video Art and Performances Festival in Palestine . The Festival will take place in various cities including Ramallah, Jerusalem, Birzeit, Nablus, Bethlehem and Gaza from the 6th to the 12th of June 2011 .
Every two years, this cultural event features local and international creativity in the field of video art and multimedia. It is also a place for encounters, dialogues, experiments and training.
This year’s edition will present:
-8 programmes chosen by Instant Vidéo, a Croatian one presented by Toni Mestrovic, a Canadian one by Paul Lee, a programme from Kirghiztan by Shaarbek Amankul, a Belgian one presented by Guido’Lu, a Syrian one chosen by Abir Boukhari, an Egyptian and a Moroccan one and a selection of Palestinian works;
-A video installation exhibition by Dominik Barbier, Toni Mestrovic, Mariana Vassileva, Flavie Pinatel, Bashar Hroub, Mohanad Yaqubi, Basma al-sharif, Tashweesh, Shadi Habiballah;
-Performances by Esther Ferrer (Spain) Rochus Aust avec Fosco Perinti, Florian Zwissler, Heinz Friedl (Germany), Dirar Kalash (Palestine), Rana Bshara (Palestine), Juliana Irene Smith;
-Conferences given by Shaarbek Amankul, Marc Mercier, Esther Ferrer, Guido'Lu, Christophe Blaze, Dominik Barbier;
-A workshop animated by the French artist François Lejault.
“Against massive destruction tears, let’s dare use the fragile weapons of creativity”.