WOW.14 / Ukraine

WOW.14 / Ukraine
is an event to take place
between 10 and 15 April 2018
at
National University Kharkiv / Municipal Gallery Kharkiv 10-12 April 2018
National House of Cinema Kiev / Say by Body Art Festival Kiev 13 & 14 April 2018

The opening of the WOW Kiev event @ National House of Cinema (on 14 April 2018) was offering a big surprise, a video by Lidia Starodubtseva (head of Media Communication Department Kharkiv) dedicated to Agricola de Cologne and his achievements in promoting “art & moving images”. As a document of videoart & its dedication, the video is now included in WOW Ukraine.
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video title: Lidia Starodubtseva (Ukraine) – Time Is Up, 2018, 4:00
This audiovisual performance is the separate part of the film ‘Time is Up’ devoted to the art of acoustics (‘Ars Acustica’). The film is based on the unique audio archives collected by the poet, writer, broadcaster and radio dramatist Igor Pomerantsev over thirty years at Radio Liberty. The film gives new life to the radio archive in a multimedia age. The ‘Radio Anthology of Contemporary Poetry’ by Igor Pomerantsev includes many outstanding Russian poets such as Gennady Aigi, Sergei Averintsev, Joseph Brodsky, Dmitry Prigov, and many others. The audiovisual performance ‘Time is Up’ is the experimental dance mime project of intermediate transition, the experience of sound visualization. Voices of dead poets are presented as a synchresis of sound, music, dancing body, text and sign language.

Lidia Starodubstseva

Film director, producer, radio and TV journalist, media expert, historian of culture and arts, art curator. Head of the Media Communications Department at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine), DPhil (Philosophy), Full Professor. Lidiya Starodubtseva was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She studied architecture at Civil Engineering Institute (Kharkiv). Since 2015 she collaborates with the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (US, based in Prague), freelance of the program ‘Above the Barriers’. Author and host of the Kharkiv TV programs ‘Tea Ceremony’ on the channel P1 (2005–2006), ‘Art Interrogation’ on the channel ‘Simon’ (2014–2015), and ‘Dialogues with Lidiya Starodubtseva’ on the ‘Channel 7’ (2011–2017). Scriptwriter and producer of the short films ‘Wine kills’ and ‘Days of Fear’. Scriptwriter, director and producer of the film ‘Time is Up’, director and editor of the films ‘Square Ukraine’, ‘Seam’, ‘Amputation’, ‘Holmes and Harms’, short films ‘Prose of Poetry’, ‘Boots’, ‘Physics of Fragile Body’, ‘Meridian Czernowitz’, etc. Author of 6 books and more than 200 publications on culture, arts and visual media theory. Member of the National Unions of Journalists and Artists of Ukraine.

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Program & list of videos
Kharkiv


Program unit I

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations I (DVD 1)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Przemek Węgrzyn (Poland) – The Spring, 2011, 3:20
Enoh Lienemann (Germany) – In My Head, 2015, 6`34 min
Francesca Lolli (Italy) – No country for everyone, 2015, 01:52
Fran Orallo (Spain) – Your Body is a Battle Field, 2017, 4’45”
Caro Estrada (Austria) – Typemachinery, 2011, 3:58
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – 1-2-3-Herring, 2013, 2:45
Lisa Birke (Canada) – Endgame, 2016, 7:05

WOW Turkey (DVD 2)
curated by Tahir Un

1. Gökçen Dilek Acay – Lenin, 2010, 3:29
2. Orhan Cem Çetin – Passiflora, 2016 / 04:34
3. Ali Demirtaş – Vision, 2018, 02’30”
4. Beste Erener – SATURN, 2018/ 4:24
5. Murat Germen – Emerging talent, 2017 / 5:03
6. Çağdaş Kahriman – Rear window, 2009-2013, 6:00
7. Tahir Ün – The Game, 2013, 00:02:56

Program unit II

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations II (DVD 3)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Kappala Venkata Sivakumar (India) – Happy Friendship Day, 2016, 02:09
Gabriel Hosovsky (Slovakia) – Miscellany VIII, 2014, 4:54
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Touchless, 2014, 4:46
Anupong Charoenmitr (Thailand) – To Face, 2014, 5 :55
Luca Nanini (aka unaduna)(Italy) – homologos, 2016, 4’40”
Yunting Tsai (Taiwan) – Partir de soi ou partir de soi (Departure from oneself), 2015, 3:11

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations III
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Shelley Jordon (USA) – SeeChange, 2017, 7:29
Gali Blay (Israel) – Panicutopia-the Desertark, 2017, 4:00
Elke H. Markopoulos / Rainer Ludwigs (Germany) – Message of the Animals, 2016, 8:57
Pim Zwier (Netherlands) – All What is Somehow Useful, 2013, 7.35
Emma Zukovic (Macedonia/Ireland) – Post Memory of a Lost Country, 2016, 4:33

Program unit III

WOW – Refugee – Usual/Unusual Escalations IV (DVD 4)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Panagiotis Kalos (Greece) – Gasping for Air, 2015, 1:36
Anni Kaltsidou (Greece) – The Refugees, 2015, 2:48
Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Shatila Lost Island, 2016, 20:00
Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) – Gimme Shelter, 2017, 03:24
Paolo Bandinu (Italy) – No Country, 2015, 2:21

WOW Venezuela (DVD 5)
curated by Diana Rangel y María Bilbao-Herrera (nodoCCS)

Elena Pastor – So it was: transit in the city of shortage, 1’58” 2014
Raúl Rodríguez – R E D .gif (2014), 30″ loop
Yenimar López – Invisible, 2’34” (2015)
Manuel Eduardo González – Miramar (From the series “La Siembra del hito piedra”) (2015), 7’47”
Max Provenzano – Lech, 2014 , 1’40”
Andrés Rodríguez Decena – Unitario n13 (2017), 1’1”
Kiari Bastardo – A brief visual story about the embezzlement in Venezuela , (2016) 0,11”
Abraham Araujo – “A post it written to God. Even though he may never read it. Titled: Big tectonic movements happenings”, 4’52” (2016)

Kiev
After the official WOW screening, Agricola de Cologne had the opportunity to review some exciting video works by
Kostia Vozniuk, born in Novodnistrovsk, Ukraine. After finishing high school, he moved to Kyiv to study Cinematography at KYIV NATIONAL KARPENKO-KARY UNIVERSITY OF THEATRE, CINEMA and TELEVISION. Worked at several student productions as Cinematographer, Gaffer, 1st AC, Key Grip. Love to do any kind of experimental movies, intrested in stop motion animation, making music and short film sketches.
Some films he shot and directed:”REASON”, “A dream”, “A Tell-Tale Heart” (based on Edgar Allan Poe’s novel), “Lampa”, “Lohi Vosstanut”, “NAZAR”(documentary, work in progress).

Agricola de Cologne selected one video for being included in WOW Ukraine, entitled:
Woman in her own room,2017, 04′ 08”
Young woman trying to make fine art in tight space and sensuality!

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Kiev
WOW Program unit IV

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations V (DVD 6)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Seeds, 2012, 5:03
Harold Charre (France) – Requiem, 2017, 9:18
Paolo Bonfiglio (Italy) – Mortale, 2009, 6:48
Baptist Coelho (India) – Beneath It all I Am Human, 2009, 9:41 *
Diego de los Campos Orefice (Uruguay) – Meatman, 2011, 5:12
Arthur Woods (Switzerland) – War – What We Can Do, 2017, 4:07

WOW Finland – Afar Alike DVD 7)
curated by VAFT – Video Art Festival Turku

1. Simo Saarikoski: Abandoned land, 2017, 12:15
2. Milja-Liina Moilanen: The Cleaner (Siivooja), 2017, 8:00
3. Heta Jäälinoja: Penelope, 2016, 4:08

Program unit V

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations VI (DVD 7)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Christian Philip Berger (Austria) – Mankind, 2017 1:56
Reza Golchin (Iran) – Light, 2017, 2:00
claRa apaRicio yoldi (Spain) – Iconosfera, 2015, 04’45
Yao Cong (China) – B²EAU²T²Y, 2014, 15’30”
Eija Temisevä (Finland) – An Attempt to be Earth, 2016, 5:15

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations VII (DVD 8)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Francesca Leoni (Italy) – Ego- Crazia ( Chapter 1), 2016, 8’20”
Louise Coetzer (RSA) – Dead Air, 2011, 5:12
Maurizio Sanhueza (Peru) – Parasite, 2016, 6:23
Cody Healey-Conelly (USA) – Glitch Noir – Datasifter Prelude, 2015, 2:41
Francesca Lolli (Italy) – The dying Lilium, 2016, 03:27
Laura & Sira Cabrera (Spain) – Indicios / Inkling, 2017, 6’59

Program unit VI

WOW – Usual/Unusual Escalations VIII (DVD 9)
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Nouran Sherif & Muhammad Taymour (Egypt) – Home, 2013, 8:13
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Inside My Room, 2013, 3:26**
Alexander Callsen (Germany) – Gap Camp, 2013, 6:04 ***
Katya Yakubov (Usbekistan/USA) – Maps to the In-Between, 2015, 07:23
Sarah Whelan (USA) – Construction, 2016, 2:38
Katalina Padilla Cerro (Colombia) – The invisible, 2017, 8:21
Olga Guse (Russia/Germany) – The Others, 2017, 3:20
Henry Gwiazda (USA) – Knowledge, 2016, 3’06”
Coalfather Industries (USA) – User History, 2016, 6:02
Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – Public Space, 2014, 03’:45

partners
Municipal Art Gallery Kharkiv
Valmedia by Nataliya Valda Kiev
National Karazin University Kharkiv – Media Communication Department – Mediatopos