Mittwoch, 23. Juni 2021



VIDEOFENSTER 2021, 22 June - 27 June 2021

Different venues in the Ehrenfeld suburb of Cologne

Cologne, Germany

My video work “intervallum” is part of VIDEOFENSTER 2021

The Latin word “intervallum” means a distance but it also can describe a difference or space between. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic the work reflects in an intimate manner the isolation of people within urban environments. With Yelena Petrunina and Tsai Hsin-Ying

VIDEOFENSTER 2021 is an immersive urban video-art and film project that will take place in Cologne’s Ehrenfeld neighbourhood, from the 22nd to the 27th of June 2021. The Event will run in the daytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to midnight during the night. Ehrenfeld’s streets will come alive thanks to a trail of audio-visual pieces by international artists and filmmakers. The theme connecting all the pieces is lockdown and isolation during the Covid_19 pandemic. The landscape will be transformed, in ways that will surprise residents and visitors alike. We expect that VIDEOFENSTER 2021 will allow us all to reflect and communicate our experiences and feelings about the changed world we live in.

All the selected videos will also be screened online on VIDEOFENSTER’S 2021 website Additional information about the project, the video-route and the submission process for the current version of VIDEOFENSTER can be found in the project’s website

Samstag, 19. Juni 2021

Unnoticed Art Festival

 2nd Nieuwstraat Festival, Dordrecht, Netherlands

The festival took placed on 19th of June 2021 The date is not announced to the public, neither to the artists who created the performances concepts. This non-announcement belongs to the festival concept.

The Nieuwstraat Festival fits in a series of Unnoticed Art Festivals. It balances on the line between public and private. It shows artworks hiding in normality. The language, used to express the works, fits in the average social behaviour in public space and, because of that, remained unnoticed to bystanders. Passers-by will observe the actions, but may not recognize them as performance art.

Creating the concepts and executing the works are split. Artists send their concepts more or less as manuals. The chosen works are carried out by a group of (both experienced and inexperienced) volunteers. These volunteers have a double roll. They are participants as well as audience. They are responsible for realizing the performances in the best possible way and, doing that, they fully experience the works. In fact they become part of it. This way the audience is not excluded but it is actually embedded.

After the event, documentation of each performance will be created and published

My Performance Concept for  volunteers

To document by photographic means objects lying on the ground in Nieuwstraat. . The objects should not be permanently attached or fixed to the street level.

The objects which should be looked for includes everything what is movable. Among others dead inspects, dead birds, paper, plastic pieces, metal objects, feathers, leaf's, lose stones, broken glass, cigarettes stubs, garbage, mouth masks, blood stains and grease stains. Regardless how big or how small.

The performer should start at one end and one side of the Nieuwstraat, taking pictures with a smart phone. After taking the picture he/she should send the photos/images directly to my WhatsApp account before continue. There is no need to search for the perfect styled photo. After the performer reach the other end of Nieuwstraat . He/she should repeat the same procedure on the other side of Nieuwstraat and walk back to the starting point 

Two volunteers carried out my concept. Nico conducted the performance in the morning and Ienke in the evening  on the 19th of June 2021. Here is a selection from their images they took. The photos from 1-15 are from Nico. 16-30 are from Ineke


Ineke _____________________________________________________ 

Donnerstag, 10. Juni 2021



Fascination with bread in the mirror of international art

Vernissage Friday 11 June 2021

Open to the public 13 June 2021 – 22 August 2021

ART FACTORY FLOX, Schrigiswalde-Kirschau, Saxony, Germany

Photos from my small series Lavash (Armenia) are part of the exhibition

Mittwoch, 9. Juni 2021

9th International Video Poetry Festival

My video work “Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy” with Theatre group STAGE DFT is part of the:

9th International Video Poetry Festival  

The Institute of Experiential Arts, Athens, Greece

6th of June 2021

Now online 

9th International Video Poetry Festival - Digital Platform (

The work is visual interpretation of the poem with the same title written by the Russian poet Aleksandr Blok

The International Video Poetry Festival in Athens attempts to create an open public space for the creative expression of all tendencies and streams of contemporary visual poetry. The IVPF has been around since 2012. It is one of the largest international platform for video poetry. Every year, it offers poets, film directors, video artists and festival makers from all over the world a platform for creative exchange, brainstorming and meeting with a broad audience.