Fair Play: Video Art Festival - July 15-16, 2005 - A festival of young, great VIDEO ART!

Video Art Festival

A festival of young, great VIDEO ART!

July 15th - 30th, 2005

Friday, July 15th
5pm / welcome cocktail
6 - 8 pm / screenings

Saturday, July 16th
11 am - 8 pm / screenings
9 pm / "And the winner is..."

Wednesday - Saturday,
until July 30th

2 - 7 pm / screening of all the works
presented at the festival

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Ellen Bornkessel
Länger bleiben – staying longer
Duration: 6 min.
Production year : 2005
Media: mini-DV
A Man is standing at a table. He drinks and smokes. In four static settings, men appear in similar situations. Nothing much is happening, apart from a speaker describing the course of a party. In these fixed pictures, static and motion, brightness and darkness, loneliness and sociability and a sad mood coexist. The mixture allows an amused smile. The film describes a moment of standstill in the middle of moving city-life. The pictures are full of contrast. The inner emptiness is also reflected in the rooms; the stillness of the persons mirrored in the fixed camera position. The possibility of breaking through this situation is always there, either in the picture or in the text. It is obvious, though, that the person could not see it and that is what makes the video slightly tragicomic.
Ellen Bornkessel was born in 1969 in Hammelburg (Germany). Between 1995 and 1997, she studied Visual Communication at the Fachhochschule, Bielefeld. She then studied at the Academy for Visual Arts of Leipzig, where she graduated, between 1997 and 2001.
länger bleiben - staying longer, mini-DV 6 min. – 2002
Augenstaubfestival, Quito (Ecuador)
It’s possible, mini-DV 7:15 min. – 2002
Festival International de Filmes de Femmes, Creteil (France)
Architektur- und Filmfestival, Brotfrabrik, Berlin (Germany)
d>Art.04, Sidney Film Festival (Australia)
Exhibition of the Aichach Art Prize, Kunstverein Aichach (Germany)
Musterwelt, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (Germany)
Lindenpark e.V., Potsdam (Germany)
Video II, Galerie januar e.V., Bochum (Germany)
radiator 02, Nottingham (UK)
ENGPASS, Galerie Barakk, Berlin (Germany)
Internationale Münchner Filmwoche, München (Germany)
Media 21, Umweltfilmtage, Hannover (Germany)
KunstFilmBiennale Köln, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (Germany)
19. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kassel (Germany)
Arsenal, Wandelhalle, Cologne (Germany)
Praterfernsehen, im Prater der Völksbühne, Berlin (Germany)
19. Video. Und Filmtage Gera, Gera (Germany)
wahrscheinlich stimmt es – ein liebesfilm, mini-DV 12 min. – 2001
VideoEvento, International Academy of Arts and Media, Turin (Italy)
Attention, Messehof Leipzig (Germany)
lächeln, computer animation 2:30 min. – 2000
ArtKino, Messe Art Frankfurt
Screenings 03, Altes Hauptzollamt Austellungsraum des Museums für moderne Kunst Frankfurt (Germany)
Keiner hat niemals Angst, mini-DV 7:17 min. – 1998
9. Internationales Videofestival Bochum, Bochum (Germany)
Die Heiterkeit am Boden der Schwermut, VHS 3:45 min. – 1998
Focus 98, Austellungsprojekt der FH Dortmund und des Museums für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund
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