Urban Research in Salvador

urban research selection

9 April 2016 //// 16:00
///////// Restaurante Coaty
///////////////Ladeira da Misericórdia
s/n - ruazinha atrás da Prefeitura de Salvador
Salvador - Centro Histórico, Brazil

Organized by: Projeto Ativa e Blade

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Urban Research is a film and video program curated since 2006 by Klaus W. Eisenlohr during the Berlin International Directors Lounge festival. Urban Research encompasses explorations of public space, reports of the conditions of urban life and interventions in the urban sphere realized by international film and video artists using experimental, documentary, abstract or fictive forms.

The films of this Urban Research selection revolve around visions of the future city, recent and current movements and developments that take their expression in public spaces, urban studies and metaphoric images dealing with urban life. The mix of experimental and more documentary styles complement each other and create a diversity of connected ideas about urban life.

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Urban Research é um programa de cinema e vídeo com curadoria de Klaus W. Eisenlohr e que desde 2006 acontece durante o Berlin International Directors Lounge festival. Urban Research abrange filmes e vídeos sobre explorações do espaço público, relatórios das condições de vida urbana e intervenções na esfera urbana realizados por artistas de cinema e vídeo internacionais, que usam abordagens experimentais, documentários, vídeos abstratos ou formas fictícias para tratar de seus objetos.

Os filmes desta selecção da mostra Urban Research giram em torno de visões sobre o futuro da cidade, movimentos recentes e acontecimentos que tem sua expressão nos espaços públicos, estudos urbanos e imagens metafóricas que tratam de questões urbanas. A mistura de entre filmes experimentais e estilos mais documentais se complementam e criam uma diversidade de ideias conectadas com a vida urbana.

Realização: Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre e Programa de Pós-Graduação em Artes Visuais UFRGS

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urban research
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Pedro Miguel Santos PT
Zigurate 05:52 2013

A hypothetical travel into the future of the city of Oporto in 2054. It extrapolates tendencies of recent changes in the Portuguese society.
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Marina Chernikova NL
Urban Surfing / Moscow2 01:30 2012 GP

The speed of urban life. Fragments of virtual spaces are intertwined with documentary fragments.. What is the experience of our environment immersed in new technology? The potentials of new media transform our perceptions.
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Anna Okrasko PL
Lot's Wife 05:13 2013 WP

Conducted by a poetic voice-over, the film takes the audience on a fictive bike tour of female nude sculptures, located in public places in the former East Berlin.
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artizinconnu TR
The City and The Memory - Have you seen Sulukule? 08:40 2009

Sulukule is a former Romani area in Turkey which has been taken down by the government. Its inhabitants have been removed to Ta?oluk, 45 km away.
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Sharon Horodi/ Cheb Kammerer DE
Simply a Love Song 05:00 2006

Recorded in Tel-Aviv during the peak of the war between Israel and Lebanon in August 2006, this video shows how a street-demonstration against the war heated up and how the passer-by started to lose temper.
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Rhayne Vermette CA
Full of Fire 02:15 2013 VP

Using 16mm film collage and optically printed footage, this film underlines consequences of exile and replacements of homecoming — based on creating and losing some notion of home.
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Sirin Bahar Demirel TR
Living with Leviathan 11:00 2013

Through a personal story about the nationwide uprising in Turkey in summer 2013, the "Occupy Gezi" movement, this movie tries to show how the Turkish youth says "No!" to the despotic regime and the police brutality by reclaiming the city.
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Scott Fitzpatrick CD
Places with Meaning 03:00 2012

On a recycled 16mm film, the artist generates a video loop using the controversial dingbats font Webdings of Microsoft Word, at the same time asking for the origins of the depicted "places".
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Monika Rechsteiner CH
Real Estate II 08:30 2013

With the development of private property ownership, real estate has become a major area of business. The pictures leave it open to the viewer if they see progress or decay in the depicted construction site.
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Jonathan Rescigno FR
Core'ngrato 10:00 2012

In an old "hanging room" where the workers used to unclothe, the artist replays their everyday routine. A passing zone between the surface and the ground of the shafts, the day and the night, the past and the present.
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Matthew Pell UK
Escence 01:31 2013

"Escence" makes use of manipulations and the abstractions of time, view, movement, size and sound on objects that emanate light in urban environments.
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Txema Novelo MX
Culpable 05:27 2012

Music Video for the song "Culpable" by Mueran Humanos. Public and private images mix in a sentimental journey of celebrations of muerte.
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