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VIDEOFORMAT [Corpus] is original continuation of the project VIDEOFORMAT [Linearity] which has been created for popularization of modern visual art. Interpretation of a reality as consequence of the original form of thinking defines the format of the project connected not only with experiments in the field of video, but also attempt to present a cut of international video in modern space. The problem corporal is shown in art in different spheres, not always art character. So «Naked Macha» by Diego Velaskes it appears under an interdiction in connection with inadequate display for a society of a female body. The body is perceived as a vessel of defect, display of passion and impossibility of display of human spirit. XX century has allowed to consider a body as the tool of art, Russian avant-gardists used the person as a canvas, Larionov painted itself, showing the earliest examples body-art In conditions of the certain dependence of expression corporal from spiritual, connected with the communications tactile and formal sublimation spaces of action of a human flesh, speculative transfer of a condition of a body includes communication between actually cell of a human body and the subject world. The body as the text and a body as a cloth in borders of concreteness of a word is expressed in value of the image. Presence of a body as body characterizes not so much its essence, how many action of its nature. It actually is not connected with the future and does not appeal to the past. It the newly appeared symbol which lives in present time and disappears in the future. It operates now, it satisfies itself and receives pleasure. The body leaves for own borders and operates not only at a physiologically-sensual level, but in a context of drawing up of a structural saturation of the text. The corporal component of the text is expressed in alphabetic expressiveness, graphic beauty of a punctuation and actually semantic importance of a word. The word in a body is dissolved outside the human body, its potentiality and the latent airs is more exact operates outside of concrete adequate definitions. Incorporating to the created, mythological reality, the body starts to resist its original nature changes, turns in the subject and starts to adapt to conditions of new objective space. It is offered to the artist will design empty space as an original matrix for existence of a body. Thus, the design of a body is included into the communications with an objective- symbolical landscape plane which offers an obstacle as physical and sensual experience as painful bodies reception. Perceiving a pain as a necessary condition of life and therefore rescue, a body adapts to conditions of surrounding space. And it changes depending on the offered condensers for its constant presence. The body perceives itself as the tool of updating of a reality. Change of a landscape of a reality, that is a corporal capsule (as, for example, a body at Matthew Barney does not exist from a surrounding atmosphere, it constantly is in interdependence from a concrete matrix), is connected with deformation of a sign, loss of its primary definition and transition in a symbol. Idea of an exhibition to reveal a condition of the BODY, its special position in national art, in the ratio with landscape of reality like in works by Nan Hoover, in culture and visual revolution by Pilar Albaraccin, in videoexperiments by Kiki Seror, who try to perform eachday existance trought body, in identification of new woman's body in Martinha Maia and Julião Sarmento pieces, in performances by Kimsooja and bodyactions by estonian artist Jaan Toomik. German videoartist Freya Hattenberger works with the reality as a body situation, she performs her own body as a medium between different levels of culture and art. She is rather radical and traditional in the same time, her ability is to make body wider and to concentrate and catch its way of being. Within the limits of festival carrying out the master-classes of videoartists is supposed.

VIDEOFORMAT [Corpus] National centre for contemporary arts (Moscow) Curator Karina Karaeva 4 October — 31 October 2010 Participants: Pilar Albarracin (Spain), Freya Hattenberger (Germany), Martinha Maia (Portugal), Julião Sarmento (Portugal), Kiki Seror (USA), Jaan Toomik (Estonia)

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Kurator: Karina Karaeva

Künstler: Pilar Albarracin, Freya Hattenberger, Martinha Maia, Julião Sarmento, Kiki Seror, Jaan Toomik