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Donnerstag, 20. Juni 2024

"More or Less"

 I am featured with a Q&A text and photography works in the recently published artist book with the title "More or Less?"

"More or Less?" is the sixth iteration of a publication series published and produced by SU4IP. (Sheffield, UK). Featuring the works of twenty-five different artists, all of which could in some way be described as maximalist, large, heavy, dense, or complicated, or alternatively; minimalist, small, light, dispersed, or simple.

"More or Less" is created in the interest of contrasting both, in a way that exemplifies and our creative differences, the potential for communicating ideas, and the extent to which artistic mediums are applied.

Publisher and initiator is Lyndon Watkinson

https://su4ip.cargo.site/

https://www.etsy.com/de/shop/SU4IPStore








Under A New Name

 My Etsy online shop with prints and photographs is back sooner than expected. The shop will be reopened under the new name johannesgerardartist. Link below the text. With a better arrangement of works. The prints and photographs are available either as a digital download or as physical items. There are not too many items at the moment, but over the next few weeks the shop will slowly fill up. 

My other Etsy shop which focuses on erotic and nude works will remain unchanged for the moment.

Link to Online Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/johannesgerardartist/




Dienstag, 18. Juni 2024

The Anthropocene Project II

 

I am participating in this project with my work “Dream Plant 2”. Curator: Wilfried Agricola De Cologne

´@ CINEMA A5 @ Alphabet Art Centre

https://cinema.nmartproject.net/cinema-a5/

15 June - 11 July 2024 screenings






Temporarily closure of my ETSY shop johannesgerard-images

 I have temporarily closed my ETSY shop johannesgerard-images. The shop will reopen under a new name within the next three months. With a new andstreamlined arrangement of the graphic works, photographs and offers

Sonntag, 9. Juni 2024

Festival travels around the world

Mvideo work “TO CONCEIVE AND UNDERSTAND IT ALL” travels around the world from Brazil to Romania

After the opening event of the IV INTERNATIONAL ECOPERFORMANCE FILM FESTIVAL in São Paulo and the follow-up presentations in Australia, USA and Argentina – for the first time in Europe – the 4th edition of the festival will take place in Bucharest

IV INTERNATIONAL ECOPERFORMANCE FILM FESTIVAL

11.06. - 14.06.2024

The National Dance Centre Bucharest,(Centrul Naţional al Dansului Bucureşti),

80-82 Marasesti Blvd,040256 Bucharest, Romania


Previous festival venues IV INTERNATIONAL ECOPERFORMANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Cine Satyros Bijou – São Paulo, Brazil - May 30 to June 02

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane, Australia - May 30 to 31

Brown Arts Institute - Granoff Center for the Creative Arts - Providence, USA - June 4 to 6

Montfleuri sur Mer - Pinamar, Argentina - June 7 to 9




Donnerstag, 6. Juni 2024

Re–Fest

My video work Dream Plant 2 is taking part at

Re–Fest

June 5-11, 2024

An online broadcast featuring video work and live performances by over 200 artists from 90+ countries.

The theme of Re–Fest 2024 is Re-Source

Re–Fest 2024 is a durational experiment in global participation. CultureHub's annual festival will occur fully online, criss-crossing the globe with a constant stream of short video works interrupted by live segments produced by international partners. The online venue will be open June 5-11 for 24 hours/day.

CultureHub is a global art and technology community founded by La MaMa and the Seoul Institute of the Arts that advances the work of artists experimenting with emerging technologies in search of new artistic forms.

https://www.culturehub.org/re-fest-2024#refest-2024-artists

https://www.culturehub.org/re-fest-2024



Samstag, 1. Juni 2024

KAFKA MON AMOUR -Heart Attack film festival now in Riga

 My work “You Get...teG uoY” will be screened 3rd of June in Riga. Lativa


KAFKA MON AMOUR -Heart Attack film festival

3rd June 2024 Start 19.30 h

at

Walters & Grapa

Mira 41

Riga, Latvia


HEART ATTACK FILM FESTIVAL , curated by Josef Ka, presents the best selection of films and filmmakers at the second annual program, featuring a main theme - Kafka Mon Amour



Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2024

IV INTERNATIONAL ECOPERFORMANCE FILM FESTIVAL

My work “TO CONCEIVE AND UNDERSTAND IT ALL” will premiere on May 30th, 2024 during the opening of the.

IV INTERNATIONAL ECOPERFORMANCE FILM FESTIVAL

São Paulo Edition

30/05/2024 - 02/06/2024

Opening May 30, 6:30 pm to 9 pm: Opening + Session 1

Cine Satyros Bijou, Praça Franklin Roosevelt, 172 – Consolação São Paulo, Brazil

At the intersection of cinema, performing arts, and ecology, the festival promotes films of established and emerging interdisciplinary artists investigating the tensions between environment, body, and ancestry in natural, urban, and virtual landscapes. The festival incentivizes films striving for less anthropocentric forms of dramaturgy and cinematography.

TO CONCEIVE AND UNDERSTAND IT ALL/ 3:58 min./

Like many of my other works, I reflect on a subject in a metaphorical and fictional way rather than a direct or documentary way. The work contains spoken words and text

The focus of the work is on mental aspects such as thoughts and feelings about the circumstances of strokes of fate or adversity and what these mean or can do to people. No scenes of accidents, disasters, terror and war. Neither doves of peace nor moral slogans will appear in the work. It is simply a quiet reflection on all kinds of strokes of fate and the effects that issues such as accidents, catastrophes, terror and war bring with them.


https://www.ecoperformance.art.br/programs-2024









Cine Satyros Bijou – São Paulo, Brazil – May 30 to June 02

Queensland University of Technology – Brisbane, Australia – May 30 to 31

Brown Arts Institute – Providence, USA – June 4 to 6

Montfleuri sur Mer – Pinamar, Argentina – June 7 to 9

Espacio Tole Tole Teatro – Buenos Aires – June 14 to 16

National Center for Dance Bucharest – Bucharest – June 11 to 14

Teatro La Luna – Córdoba, Argentina – June 28 and 30



Freitag, 24. Mai 2024

PUPILA - Festival Int. De Videoarte

 My video work "DARK PATHS" premieres at

PUPILA 

Festival Internacional De Video Arte Morelia 

23.05 - 24.05.2024

Auditorio CSAM,UNAM Morelia and Museo Casa Natakl De Morelos, Morelia,Mexico

"PUPILA"! This festival aims to explore diverse visions and perspectives through visual art and promote creativity in the field of video art.

“Dark Paths”

A visual metaphor for an indefinable latent threat. Present in an environment with no open exit. The search for a path that allows us to leave the threatening and hostile environment. Even the open sky is no relief as it too became part of a repellent environment.




Sonntag, 19. Mai 2024

Far Away or 9051 - Ode aan de Linge Land Art Festival

"Far Away or 9051"

The Land Art installation reflects the theme “VERTEPAIN” (want to leave, desiring something in the distance) of the Land Art Festival. 

The desire for  far away horizons has always a base. You are in a place far away and yet everything is somehow connected to the place you left. But even when we leave, we always take things, feelings or memories with us from the place or a situation we left. But the desire to leave and change may not mean setting off for distant horizons, but can also mean wanting to leave ties, connections and boundaries behind. The work also refers to the disruptions that come with the changes. However, the works also reflect some autobiographical elements. I never feel at home anywhere, when I arrive in a place or a new situation after a while, I want to leave again.

Land Art Manifestation

Ode aan de Linge (Ode to the Linge) 

Theme "VERTEPIJN"

19.05. - 20.05.2024, 13-19 h.

Location: Heemtuin, entrance next to the Achter 't Veer 7 marina, Geldermalsen, Netherlands


















Mittwoch, 15. Mai 2024

Ode aan de Linge - Land Art

 For the Ode aan de Linge Land Art Festival on Pentecost weekend (19-20 May) in Geldermalsen, Netherlands, I will create a site-specific land art installation

Land art art manifestation

Ode aan de Linge (Ode to the Linge)

19.05. - 20.05.2024, 13-17 h.

Location: Heemtuin, entrance next to the Achter 't Veer 7 marina, Geldermalsen, Netherlands

The theme for the 10th anniversary is the new word VERTEPIN.

Loosely translated: wanderlust




VISION DANCEABLE #2 - Dresden, Germany

 ”View behind the curtain _part 4“ a collaboration work between Jana Schmück / Johannes C. Gerard will be presented at 

VISION DANCEABLE #2

Meet the Contemporary dance scene!

16. & 17. ΜΑΙ 2024 20h

At Societaetstheater Dresden

An der Dreikönigskirche 1a, 01097 Dresden, Germany


A project of Societaetstheater Dresden, ABOUT BLANK Collectives and 4roomsCompany!

Both videos are part of „Ashes of Eden“ project created by dancer Jana Schmück and visual artist Johannes C. Gerard . By using dance and movement elements it becomes a metaphorical reflection about the Oberlausitz Region a so called outback region in the East of Germany. About the dramatically changes the region underwent since the Unification focusing on human feelings and experiences about changes, dreams, , staying, leaving and connectedness . A shared cultural experience shaped by the social and political conditions and the environment.

Vision Dancaable is kindly supported by the Office for Culture and Monument Preservation of the state capital Dresden. With kind support from Tanz•Netz•Dresden and TENZA.




Montag, 13. Mai 2024

7 SEEDS - Yokohama, Japan

One of my photographic work from the The Plant series is presented at:

7 SEEDS

May 10 – June 09.2024

10:00-18:00 h

Venue: Zou-no-hana Terrace

1-chome Kaigandori, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0002, Japan

7 Seeds Yokohama is the first stage of a series of projects on critical sustainability around the globe. Artists from different countries converse with each other and young generations through artworks and designs. In the works, the project seeks critical reflections on how we can plant the future. The selected works will be presented at an exhibition at Zou-no-hana Terrace in Yokohama, Japan. 7 Seeds is curated by the Hamburg-based artist Michael Kress and Zou-no-hana Terrace and Port Journeys, a worldwide network of art spaces in harbor cities.

(Cooperation: 8th Yokohama Triennale and Hyper Cultural Passengers, Hamburg)




Samstag, 11. Mai 2024

ESTAR SIENDO - Real de Catorce

 My video performance “the HEALING” is presented at:

"Estar siendo" Performance Expandido

Muestra Internacional de video performance

16.05.24 – 18.05.24

10:00 – 17:00 h.

Centro Cultural de Real de Catorce

Juárez 1, Centro, CP 78550, Catorce, SLP, Mexico


ESTAR SIENDO" - International Video Performance Exhibition is a project curated by the visual artist Mercedes Aqui and the renowned multidisciplinary artist, Pancho López, and aims to promote contemporary artistic practices, which are intertwined, in this case, through video performance. It brings together the work of 12 creators from different countries that, on the occasion of International Museum Day, will be presented at the Real de Catorce Cultural Center.




Mittwoch, 8. Mai 2024

PaperCut Festival

 My video stairs & corridors” a collaboration work with dancer Jana Schmück (Bautzen, Germany) is presented in Athens, Greece

On May 11th 2024, 20:30h, Video Art Miden will present 2 video art programs, entitled Shhhhh…… #1 & #2, curated by Martha Zoupa, at PaperCut Festival a festival dedicated to rare books and paper


PaperCut Festival

09.05 -11.05.2024.

Romantso , Anaxagora 3, Athens, Greece




Montag, 22. April 2024

REPAIR / Miami New Media Festival, Amsterdam 2023-2024

 

My video work “ the HEALING" will presented at:

REPAIR / Miami New Media Festival, Amsterdam 2023-2024

26.04.24 – 28.04.24 - Opening 26.04.24, 17.00 h

WGKunst

Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaan Straat 28, (WG Terrein), 1054 SP Amsterdam, Netherlands

From April 26 to 28, the WGKunst headquarters (WG Terrein) will present the 2nd edition of the Miami New Media Festival Amsterdam with 18 video art proposals: five works selected through the recent call, five works by invited artists, and nine works from the international selection of the "Global Healing" edition (2023)..

From the international selection, the following artist will be present: María Korporal (DE), Johannes Christopher Gerard (NL), Fran Orallo (SP), Sara Bonaventura & Gianmarco Leprozo (IT), Alydia Wever & Ryan Oduber (AW/NL), Pedro Morales (USA/VZL), Laura Cabrera & Sira Cabrera (SP), Matteo Campulla (IT), and Steven Baboun (HAT) with RANTRE.

The Miami New Media Festival is a public art platform that has been promoting artistic creation through technology and new media for 20 years. MNMF Amsterdam's coordinator: Hugo Palmar





Dienstag, 16. April 2024

WHAT NOW?

 A photographic work of mine entitled “Welcome Emptiness, Welcome Loneliness” from one of my Berlin portfolios is published in the book WHAT NOW?

WHAT NOW? ,

Author Kat Mahale.

First published in the UK in 2024 by CMF – Feel More Creative, Esher, Surrey, UK

A collection of photographic works and interviews about and from the pandemic, highlighting how our creativity serves as a vital and powerful force, guiding us through challenging times. In the broadest sense, the series of interviews and photographic works is about how creativity helped survive the lockdown, redefining it as a time from which we can learn and a catalyst to change the way how we respond to difficult times in our lives.

https://www.feelmorecreative.org/whatnow



Sonntag, 7. April 2024

NUDO, Barcelonas annual poetry festival

The Spanish version of my video poem Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy - La Noche, La Calle, El Farol, La Farmacia – Poet: Aleksander Blok / Voice: Alena Antonowa / Performance: theater groep STAGE DFT / Music: Podington Bear will be presentedat Proyección Mostra de Videopoesia V2 VERSOS&VISUALS. The projection is part of

NUDO, Barcelonas annual unleashed poetry festival (07.04-14.04.24)

Screening 13 April 2024, starting 16:00 h

Centre civic Pati Llimona (Gòtic)

Salón de actos

Carrer del Regomir, 3, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain



Annual poetic meeting in Barcelona that celebrates the unexpected links between beings and things, between ideas and forms. 1/3 NUDO Barcelona: April 7-14, 2024

About the work:

2017, 4:50 min

Link English Version: https://vimeo.com/224809432

Interpretation and reflection of the poem Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy by the Russian poet Aleksandr Blok . It was written in October 1912 and it is one of my favourite poems by Blok. The video is as well an experiment for to combine two different ways and styles of interpretation into one film. With urban scenery of St.Petersburg at night and the metaphoric and abstract interpretation of poem by the theatre group STAGE DFT (St.Petersburg, Russia). At the same time it´s a homage to St.Petersburg. The idea for a visual interpretation I got during a streetcar ride through St. Petersburg late a night. Aleksandr Blok (Александр Блок) (1880-1921) was the foremost of the Russian Symbolists, who changed the face of Russian letters from the late 1890s through until the Russian Revolution, leading Russian literature into a ‘Silver Age’ after the great works of the previous century. Even the poem is very short it is not easy to translate into another language. There are various English translation which differ quite a lot from each other . So I tried to make a visual interpretation of it.

Night, street, lantern, pharmacy,

a meaningless and dull light

Even if you live another quarter of a century

All will remain the same. There is no exit.

You´ll die - then you´ll begin all over again

Night, the canal´s rippled icy surface

pharmacy, street, lantern