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Festival international Bandits-Mages

Image en Mouvement/Arts médiatiques
4 – 10 May 2009 – Bourges

Carte Blanche Le peuple qui manque
Friday May 8, 2009 @ Bourges

The Festival International Bandits-Mages invites
for two screenings le peuple qui manque.

Théâtre Jacques-Coeur
16, rue Jacques-Coeur, Bourges
Friday May 8, 2009 – 8pm

Latin-Americain Feminist Art

Mujeres creando & Maria Galindo

mama-no-me-lo-dijo-1-2.jpg“Crazy people, agitators, rebels, disobedients, subversives, witches, street, grafiteras, anarchists, feministas, Lesbians and heterosexuals; married and unmarried; students and clerks; Indians, chotas, cholas, birlochas, and señoritas; old and young; white and coloured, we are a fabric of solidarities; of identities, of commitments, we are women, WOMEN CREATING.” Mujeres Creando. Acciones is gathering a serial of street actions between art and politics.

Lorena Wolffer

Mientras dormiamos (el caso Juarez)Mexican, Lorena Wolffer is an artist, performer
and cultural activist. She has presented her work in Europe, Canada, and the United States. Lorena Wolffer is also a promoter of experimental art, she has organised over twenty artistic events, in particular the exhibitions ¿ Krimen urbano ? (Antiguo Edificio de Bomberos, 2001), Señales de resistencia (Mexico City Museum, 2000), Arte chido, el arte de la violencia (Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, 1997) y Terreno Peligroso / Danger Zone (UCLA, Los Ángeles, California y Ex-Teresa Arte Alternativo, 1995). She was co founder and director of the Mexican cultural centre Ex-Teresa Arte Alternativo (1994-1996) ; in charge of the section Mujeres del Siglo XXI, IMER 108 (2000-2002); etc. She is co creator and co scriptwriter of the televised cultural programme La Caja negra, on Once TV (2003-2004) and currently deals with the coordination of the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s cultural broadcasting and, among other things, teaches performance at the National Centre of Mexican Arts.

Mientras dormiamos (el caso Juarez) de Lorena Wolffer (2002, 10′)
“In While we’re sleeping (the Juárez scandal), Lorena Wolffer’s body, transformed as a symbolic card, is used
to document and give an account of fifty cases recorded in Juarez City (Mexico) where since the beginning of the nineties, more than 300 woman have been murdered and as many reported missing. The artist’s body becomes a vehicle of representation for the terrible violence suffered by these women. Violence, which today seems to be institutionalised.” (distribution: le peuple qui manque)

ENSA Bourges
école nationale supérieure d’art
7, rue Édouard-Branly, Bourges
Friday May 8, 2009, – 10pm

Scifi Expérience

Dandy Dust de Hans Scheirl
(Austria, 94’, 16mm, 1998)

Hans Scheirl, is a transgender Anglo-Austrian ilm maker and painter who belongs to the avant-garde circle of queer artists of the 90s who have reworked experimental films ever since illegitimate practices such as pornography. (…)
In 1998, he directed Dandy Dust, a cult film which borrowed from many cinematographic styles.
Inspired by films about gender (live-action Japanese manga series, horror films, feminism and Viennese Actionnism), Dandy Dust is a transgender feature-film in which the hybridization amongst sexual genders can only be equaled by the sophistication and beauty of the processes of fabrication; it is a sumptuous work about colors and substances, has a highly camp sense of exaggeration and reveals the poetical and violent crudeness of a proliferating sexual universe.
Hans Scheirl explores the utopian potential of video films through the fluidity of identities, involving masculine/feminine, the decadent 18th century/ science-fiction (a post-apocalyptic period and the poetry of techno culture) within a shattered, polymorphous narrative. It is a daydream that makes use of art, the media, technological developments, medicine, and artificial bodies. According to Hans Schierl, “A human being becomes a cyborg when a cyborg possesses blood ties with a computer, video and interactive techniques.” (Hans Scheirl, « Manifesto for the Dada of the Cyborg-Embrio », in The Eight technologies of otherness, éd. Sue Golding, London, 1997, p.55.)

Curators and texts: Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quiros (le peuple qui manque)

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