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Dienstag, 19. Dezember 2017

Respublika ! Unfolding-Unwrapped in Nicosia - New Variant

13 & 15 December 2017, Phaneromeni Square, Nicosia

On 13th and 15th of December I conducted the workshop/perfomance 3 & 4 in Nicosia on the Phaneromeri Square.
However at the end it turned to be out I created a complet new version of Unfolding-Unwrapped.

The beginning of the workshop/performance on 13th didn´t get really from the ground. Very different from Limassol. Nevertheless within half hour I tried a new variation out for to catch the attention of people passing by. Material and basic concepted stayed te same. By now my role in the performance became more active and the project move more towards a participartory street performance then to be a workshop. It went so well at the end,that I tried and conducted the same new creation twice on the 15th. Here are a link to a  short video  and some images about the new variation of Unfolding-Unwrapped 

(15th December 2017, second performance)

                                              13th of December 




15th of December- Performance I & II 








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Dienstag, 12. Dezember 2017

Respublika Festival Unfolding-Unwrapped & Interview

Respublika Festival 
Limassol & Nicosia, Cyprus  08.12.2017-16.12.2017

Social Sculpture workshop/performance Unfolding-Unwrapped

At the Respublika Festival I conduct four workshops. All workshops happend in the public space. The idea is that also people who pass by can partcitipated spontaneously .
Two workshops already took place in Limassol at 9th and  11th of December  2017. The other two will take place on 13tn and 15th of December in the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia on the Phaneromeni (sometimes also written as Faneromeni) Square in the old town at 15.00 h (3pm).

The location of Unfolding-Unwrapped in Limassol was on Plateia Iroon (Heroes Square).

Here is a link to an interview I gave about my concepts and ideas concenring Unfolding-Unwrapped 

http://respublika.neme.org/art-projects/johannes-gerard






Mittwoch, 6. Dezember 2017

Reel Erotic Art Film Festival

December 6th, 2017, 18.00 h (6 pm)

The Cotton Club
16 Queens Street, St. John, NL A1C4K2, Canada 

The Reel Erotic Art Film Festival aims to celebrate the erotic arts by showcasing short and feature films that are sexual in nature stemming from around the world.But at the same time have a set genre and a meaningful story line and artistic value
Curator was the Canadian filmmaker and writer Mrs. Jenell Diegor


My video Two Lovers will be screened. A short and very metaphoric and symbolized video about love, lovers, memories, doubts and the inner strife which results from this kind of situation. However there can be more then one interpretation. Just to mention one : One lover for the heart and one lover for good sex

Link to video: https://vimeo.com/175066862  
(PLease note video contains nudity)


Sonntag, 3. Dezember 2017

PODIUM PULCHRI in het gesprek... (talking with)

Taking part in PODIUM PULCHRI in gesprek...... with exhibiting artists of the ORIENT 2.0 show

The aim  of the talking series in gesprek.... (talking with) is to offer art lovers and guests from outside Pulchri the opportunity to get to know some of the exhibiting artist and their  work better. During this talk, the artists may talk about themself and their work in the ORIENT 2.0 exhibition , answer questions from visitors and thus provide more insight into their way of working. At the same time non-members are introduced to Pulchri Studio. This time in gesprek focus on four exhibiting artist of Orient 2.0 show: myself (Johannes Gérard) , Ine van Son, Dana LaMonda, Saad Jasmin. Moderation Loes Campfens

7 December 2017. 18.00 h
Pulchri Studio 
Lange Voorhout 15
2514 EA The Hague
Netherlands


Freitag, 17. November 2017

3rd Int. Video Creation Festival - Close Up Vallarta 2017

3rd Int. Video Creation Festival - Close Up Vallarta 2017
November 16th – 18 November 2017
TheatroVallarta, Movie Picnic, among others venues 
Puerta Vallarta , Jalisco, Mexico

The Festival is a video exhibition designed for 3 days, in which materials that range from Video Art to new video trends are presented (projected). This year will be focused on both international video art and the production of videos by local artists. CLOSE UP offers the opportunity to present new video works of emerging or established artists and is interested in the fact that the art made in video not only circulates in museums and galleries, but also reaches other spaces and a wider audience.

My video: If it´s sense you are after.

What makes sense.Why must be a sense. Will be there a sense at all at the end. A journey into the weird subconsciousness, passing by dreams, inner strifes, sensualities and the even more hidden sexual, erotic dreams and desires.

Link Video :    https://vimeo.com/218262850











Samstag, 11. November 2017

Opening of the final exhibition of the Indo-German Art Forum

Opening of the final exhibition of the Indo-German Art Forum at Arts Acre
11th of November 2017. with Dr. Michael Feiner, Consul General of Germany in Kolkata

At the end I show my installation 9038 Cobwebs Garden with I created specially for the forum and exhibtion. Furthermore a series of documentary photos about the workshop/performance Unfolding-Unwrapped.
Finally a selection of video works Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy , Knife-Relation ! and Sorrow. As well sequences from Unfolding-Unwrapped in St. Petersburg and video presenttion of my installation 9038.

However I was the only installation, performance and video artist under a hole bunch of some good painters and sculptors, therefor I was a bit a outsider. Video art, installations and performance have a relativly shadow existence in India and education in art schools and art academies in India still focus very strongly on painting, sculpting and printmaking. Even in art circles yet a lot of people are not standing very open against the so called new media disciplines. My final conclusion in general about the forum is the exchange between Indian and German artist could have been deeper and should have given more and better time arrgenments. However the goal to show different art disciplines and concepts I reached. Even though I would have wished some deeper and also critical dialogue about my art, such as in Russia, Taiwan, Bulgaria or Pakistan.







Mittwoch, 8. November 2017

Orient 2.0

Pulchri Studio
November 11 - December 13, 2017
Opening Saturday, 11th of November, 17.30 h
Tuesday - Sunday ,  12.00-17.00 h.
Lange Voorhout 15, The Hague, The Netherlands

Pulchri Studio shows two exhibitions about the Middle East in November: "The Orient 2.0" shows the realistic work of both contemporary artists from Europe and theMiddle East and North Africa. The exhibition "Marius Bauer: Addicted to the Middle East" shows the fairytale work of this early twentieth-century artist and former member of Pulchri. Due to the exhibitions almost simultaneous, Marius Bauer's romance and realism of contemporary artists across the Middle East meet each other. And you'll see how migration and globalization changed the look of the Orient over a century

My photography work Patroon which will be on display at Orient 2.0





Dienstag, 7. November 2017

Indo-German Art Festival & Forum Part 2

Indo-German Art Festival & Forum Part 2
Arts Acre, Kolkata, India 05.11.17 - 12.11.17

Yesterday and today I extended my installation further. You can see the installation as unit, but it´s also possible to see as two different objects. It depends from which angle you look at it. The design of the additional installation is more flat and instead of blue jute belts I just red textile belts. The garden path seprate the installations, but on the other side it gives the feeling you walk into the installations. However when I took a look at the installations in the early morning, I came to the conclusion there are finalzied

Furthermore there was an artist talk, where specially the artists from the Germanside talked about there work and artist career.
Beside my talk I gave a theoretical explanation about the social sculpture workshops/performances Here & Now (for children, elementry school) and Unfolding-Unwrapped (for general audience)





Montag, 6. November 2017

Indo-German Art Festival

Indo-German Art Festival
05.1.2017- 12.11.17
Arts Acre,
Action Area III, F 30, New Town, Kolkata 700135, India




In conjunction with the Indo-German Art Festival, I began create a rope and jute installation inside the garden of Arts Acre. The installation also includes five trees which are connected by rope in different size in color. By this installation which still has no title yet , but only a working number 9038 I experiment with different colors and material. Nature rope color beige, violet strings and blue jute belts which form a contrast to the three and the colors of the garden 



Dienstag, 31. Oktober 2017

BINNAR ARTS FESTIVAL - CASA-MUSEUM SOLEDADE MALVAR "HOMESICKNESS"

BINNAR

The BINNAR arts festival will be held for the second time in the city of Vila Nova de Famalicão, between November 10 and 24, 2017. Among music, performance, photography, theater, video, sculpture, image or urges pass through the city, whether in exhibition, with live performances, in residence and / or to coordinate projects and workshops. The festival, supported by the City Council, has added several partnerships and different spaces of the city and the county (museums, galleries, foundations, schools and others) to present a program that joins free artist in all events and activities.

HOMESICKNESS
CASA-MUSEUM SOLEDADE MALVAR ... 10-24 NOV. 2017.

Av. 25 de Abril 104, 4760-101 Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

HOMESICKNESS Collective exhibition with: Ana Cláudia Silva, André Macedo, Diego Bernaschina, Fátima Abreu Ferreira, Gian Cruz, Hugo Pereira, Johannes Gerard, Juan Alberto Negroni + Iván Antonio Negroni, Kushtrim Zeqiri, Mar Paul Wiersbinski and Rogério Ribeiro
Starting from the thematic suggestion "homesickness", several perspectives of different creators open up. More than an exhibition of photography or video, it is a grouping of personal visions, as many as their number. Images. Better here we will speak of statements and non-literal works, because neither the curative look can be allowed to be conditioned to something hermetic, since the concept opens up, making itself comprehensible. Everything here forces a second look and the opening of seeing the other

Far Distance 
The semi nakeness of the woman is a metaphor for how vulnarble we are when missing home and nobody to share our thoughts 

Memories
The photo leaves it open if it is a arrival or leaving. The suitcases and
bags don´t show their secret inside. Just closed up as memories and the feelings of missing home  




Freitag, 20. Oktober 2017

4º Festival Internacional de Videoarte Un Minuto

Projections + voting LAMOSA, Modulable Artistic Laboratory was presenting the 4th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF VIDEOARTE ONE MINUTE, on September 30 in the ESPACIO LAMOSA (C/ San Pedro 19) at 21:00. , Cuenca, Spain

Sometimes comminication lines are not the best or you simply forgot.  But my one minute video Mirror in the Underground (Taiwan Series) with Tsai Hsin-Ying was screened at this festival in the beautiful city of Cuenca, Spain. 


Link to the video 

Dienstag, 17. Oktober 2017

Land Art Field Trip

19th of  October -29th of October 2017
freely accessible at all times

Entrance: Natuurpoort Nederheide, Kaak 11, 5763 PK Milheeze (Gemert-Bakel), Netherlands
or entrance Golfbaan Stoippelberg, Hooizak 7, 5761 RZ Bakel (Gemert-Bakel), Netherlands
Land Type Fieldtrip is based on this year's Land Art Diessen, in Diessen (NL), which took place in August / September 2017. Nearly all participating artists of Land Art Diessen have re-installed their Land Art projects either in whole or in a different form for Fieldtrip. The objects have been installated along a 4 km long walking route.
My Land Art Object On The Other Side had to be rebuilt in a very different form. This was due to the nature and the possibilities offered by the locality. This changed the original concept somehow. But material and the idea of the contrast have remained the same.






Mittwoch, 4. Oktober 2017

From St.Petersburg to Miami > Miami New Media Festival

MNMF 2017 - Miami New Media Festival
October 5th. to 21st., 2017

Artmedia Gallery The Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Free entrance, Starting every day at 7.30 pm
  • Curatorial program #1: Video-Art, “Divergent Narrative”.
  • Curatorial program #2 Video animation “Animatic 0.1”.
  • Curatorial program #3 “Emergency Metaphors” (art and politics).
  • Curatorial program #4 Guest Artists.
Other venue locations Imago Art in Action, Connect Now Room, URBE University, De Hostos Senior Center, Glacsytem Art Lab, and Vice City Bean.

My video work Anticipating you - Предчувствую Тебя
be projected at Miami New Media Festival October 5th to October 21st, 2017
The Miami New Media Festival -MNMF (Miami,FL, USA) is in its eleventh edition, maintaining its commitment to open spaces for experimentation and the confluence of artistic practices and the universe of digital technologies. The essence bets on the insatiable curiosity to investigate the potentialities of new and old means to transform the realities that we inhabit, and their meaning. MNMF provides an opportunity to rediscover the adventure of learning and experiencing.This year has a selection of 35 artistic proposals from 18 countries and three different continents. These works, as well as other curatorial proposals conceived for the MNMF, will be projected at Imago Art in Action, ArtMedia Gallery, Connect Now Room, URBE University, De Hostos Senior Center, Glacsytem Art Lab, and Vice City Bean.

My video work is based on the poem > Anticipating You < by the Russian poet Aleksandr Blok (St.Petersburg, 1880-1921). Influenced by Solovyov's doctrines, Blok had vague apocalyptic apprehensions and often vacillated between hope and despair.The work is simultaneity a metaphoric investigation and interpretation of the poem and about the city of St. Petersburg. The investigation and interpretation is done in two different ways at the same time> By the performance of the theater group DFT Stage and through visual images taken within the urban space of the city.



Links Festival information :



Freitag, 29. September 2017

IV Muestra de videoarte y video experimental

IV Muestra de videoarte y video experimental 
3 October 2017 - 6 October 2017
Diffferent venues : among others  Bellas Artes, Casa Solaris, Taller 7 
Medellín , Columbia 

This festival takes place for the fourth time. The festival is divived into three sections local, Columbian and international videos. As the name already mention all works focus on videoart and experimental videos. 
The videos will be projected at different venues inside the city of Medellín. 
The festival also offers a broad  variation of  workshops, seminars and lectures.

My work If it´s sense you are after (2017) will be shown at Taller 7 

Link video   : https://vimeo.com/218262850
Link festival: http://www.intermediaciones.org/





















Donnerstag, 28. September 2017

STARTAS FESTIVAL Final performance Unfolding - Unwrapped

STARTAS ART FESTIVAL
21.09.2017-23.09.2017
Rokiskis, Lithuania

It is already some time ago that the festival finish. But here is now a link to a video and images with sequences of final performance after the four days workshop with different group of students.
At the end four girls performed sequences of the workshop on 21st of September in the small theater of Rokiskis Culture Center.

https://vimeo.com/235861287










Mittwoch, 20. September 2017

Day 4 - Workshop - Rehersal - STARTAS ART FESTIVAL

Day 4 Workshop 

Now after day four past, four girls will be performing sequences from the workshop in form of a short performance. This will happend on Thursday, September 21th at 19.00 h in front of  the Culture Center in Rokiskis. Even the arrangements where not easy and a number of problems had to be solve, we could do a rehersal at the end. For a better unterstanding and communication , I made step plan in form of sketches how they should stand and move. Also I gave much more guidance more than usually.This visual tool and more strict guidance help quiet a lot during the rehersal.