press release

From November 28 to December 7, the 17th Rencontres Internationales will create during 10 days a space of discovery and analysis around new cinema and contemporary art, at the Centre Pompidou, the Jeu de Paume, the Paris-Villette, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the Beaux-arts de Paris, the Entrepôt, the Nouveau Latina and other partner places.



FILMS AND VIDEO SCREENINGS (new fictions, video, new documentary approaches, experimental film): • Carte blanche to Chantal Akerman (FR/BE), Pedro Costa (PT), Artavazd Pelechian (AM). • The latest video work by Antoni Muntadas (ES) 'Political Adververtisement VI 1952-2008' (2008, première). • A film event by Philippe Grandieux (FR) 'Un lac' (2007, avant première). • A film by Ken Jacobs (USA), 'The Scenic route' (2008, première). • A rare animation film by Yves Netzhammer (CH) 'Furniture of proportions' (2008, première). • The lastest work by Vasco Araujo (PT) 'Augusta' (2008). • A work by Manon de Boer (BE) over John Cage's composition 4'33 'Two Times 4'33' (2008). • A film by Christian Barani (FR), in association with Arte (2008, avant première). • Focuses on several countries: France, Germany, Spain and a selection of films and rare videos from Italy, Colombia, Kazakhstan.

Among the programmed artists, let us quote in particular: • Emmanuelle Antille (CH), Knut Asdam (NO), Herman Asselberghs (BE), François Bucher (CO), CABELLO-CARCELLER (ES), Carles Congost (ES), Vicente Di Blanco (ES), Peter Downsbrough (BE/USA), Elise Florenty (FR) Charlotte Ginsborg (UK), Christophe Girardet (DE), Khalil Joreige & Joanna Hadjithomas (LB), Bouchra Khalili (MA), Delphine Kreuter (FR), Christian Merlhiot (FR), Eleonore de Montesquiou (FR), Miranda Pennell (UK), Erik Moskowitz & Amanda Trager (USA), Martin Sastre (UY), Jérôme Schlomoff (FR), Corinna Schnitt (DE), Volker Schreiner (DE), Shelly Silver (USA), William Wegman (USA), Liu Wei (CN), Lawrence Weiner. (USA).

Each screening is built around a transversal theme, a question through different forms and audiovisual practices.

EXHIBITION 'Data meanings' presents a dozen of works - multimedia installation, net art - around the question of data circulation and deviation in the digital data. Most of the works have been made object of a special production. Presented artists: Christophe Bruno (FR), Claude Closky (FR), JoDi (NL), Ubermorgen (AT), Mindaugas Gapsevicius (LT), Ricardo Iglesias et Mario Ruiz (ES), Joan Leandre (ES), Michael Takeo Magruder (UK), Lee Marc (CH), RYBN (FR).

MULTIMEDIA CONCERTS Telcosystems (NL) and Pink Twins (FI)

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17th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
in Paris

Künstler: Emmanuelle Antille, Knut Asdam, Herman Asselberghs, Francois Bucher, Helena Cabello & Ana Carceller, Carles Congost, Vicente Di Blanco, Peter Downsbrough, Elise Florenty, Charlotte Ginsborg, Christophe Girardet, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Bouchra Khalili, Delphine Kreuter, Christian Merlhiot, Eleonore de Montesquiou, Miranda Pennell, Erik Moskowitz & Amanda Trager, Martin Sastre, Jerome Schlomoff, Corinna Schnitt, Volker Schreiner, Shelly Silver, William Wegman, Liu Wei, Lawrence Weiner, Christophe Bruno, Claude Closky, JODI , UBERMORGEN.COM , Mindaugas Gapsevicius, Ricardo Iglesias / Mario Ruiz, Joan Leandre, Michael Takeo Magruder, Lee Marc, Rybn , Telcosystems , Pink Twins , Maya Schweizer, Norman Richter ...