International Festivals

Falling Joy Screened at FESTIVAL 6 ECRÃ, 1 – 10 July 2022.

Substantive. Form. Infinity. The screen is also name, event, concept, video and art. It’s years, people, ideas and machines. In movie theaters, in galleries, on stages, in the palm of your hand, SCREEN spread out, as if through a hole in the frame, a crack in the midst of pixels. Time and air and the image were traversed by the SCREEN and also became screens.

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FESTIVAL ECRÃ is an event that aims to promote audiovisual culture, through experiences that question the notion and production of the moving image. Encouraging the individual and the collective to express their ideas and thus democratize artistic creation.

From the cinema experience to installations and performances, where different states of contemplation are put into practice: narrativity and immersion, video and light, debates and games. 

Quem é Você? (Who are you?) PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL_7TH FESTIVAL EDITION, Vienna, Austria. November 25th – 28th 2021. Screened at three top institutions in Vienna: Blickle Kino im Belvedere 21, Künstlerhaus and Österreichisches FilmMuseum, with complementary activities at the MuseumsQuartier. The festival hosts the best in Abstract Film, Animation and New Media, celebrating pure Form, Colour, Motion & Sound! Bringing together the greatest achievements in the genre from across the globe.

Tremble & Dance – Tremor at the edge of vision received an ‘Honorable Mention’ in Brooklyn, NY at the Deep Focus Film Festival. The Deep Focus Film Festival fosters an environment in which independent filmmakers can better understand the audience’s reactions to their work. The goal is to give each film selected a thoughtful response from a professional filmmaker and peer.

Who are you? – Quem é Você? streamed at 5° Festival ECRÃ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15-25 July, 2021.  https://www.festivalecra.com.br/

The fifth edition of FESTIVAL ECRÃ brings an online format and free access to more than one hundred works from five continents. The event aims to promote the audiovisual culture, through experiences that question the notion and production of the moving image. Encouraging the individual and the collective to express their ideas and thus democratize artistic creation. Screen is something on which images are projected. Screen is screen. Screen is monitor, TV, cell phone, tablet, computer, blackboard, screen, wall, steam, glass, fiber, blanket, glasses, display, skin, building, screen, space and so on. Etc is infinite. Beyond infinity, other infinite possible screens. From the cinema experience to installations and performances, where different states of contemplation are put into practice: narrativity and immersion, video and light, debates and games. This project emerged in 2016, from the desire to question the film industry and its “primary elements” and to give space for artists to experiment freely in audiovisual production and thinking.

Citric Signals Video Network Live streamed Tremble & Dance – tremor at the edge of vision , Friday, May 14th, 2021, at Twitch.tv Citric Signals Video Network is an Orlando-based programming team dedicated to all things experimental or avant-garde in nature, pushing the boundaries of form, content, or genre, including essay films, animation, abstract works, film poems, found footage, experimental docs. Citric Signals hosts virtual screenings quarterly with the intention of engaging artists and building an accessible community for moving image arts!

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SPHERE → WORLD CINEMA Screened You Particular Conscious Thing. SPHERE is based in West Bengal, Kolkata, India introducing the world’s largest and first multidisciplinary festival to celebrate the visual arts. Showcasing new art, new genres, new innovations, and exceptional stories. It is all about us, the people, and the world or beyond. SPHERE is faithful to several art forms and cinematic values. The purpose to introduce and develop the exceptional and powerful independent artist industry, believing visual art is the only medium to transform the thinking process and generate a new profile in the world scenario.

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25th L’Age d’Or International Art-house Film Festival (LIAFF), Jan-Feb 2021. Screened Who are you?, and won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards. LIAFF is a monthly live screening film festival, which takes place in the Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The festival is dedicated to showcasing innovative and exciting works by risk-taking filmmakers from around the world, who put their heart and soul to tell a story. Aesthetically and thematically varied, the films mark the arrival of exciting new directing talents. LIAFF welcomes filmmakers who explore and develop new filmmaking conventions in their quest to realise their visions effectively on a limited budget. The sole purpose of LIAFF is to develop a film culture that inspires and brings together cross-cultural innovations that enrich people lives with entertainment and services that inform, educate and entertain.

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Ars Electronica .ART Global Gallery, 9th – 23rd September, 2020. Screened: You Particular Conscious Thing. In response to the global pandemic and its impact, the leading new media arts festival Ars Electronica premiered a dual format for its 2020 edition, including an online showcase in addition to the physical event.

Since 1979, Ars Electronica has been concerned with shaping the future and the impact of new technologies on our lives. Attention focuses on the role of human beings, the cultural and social challenges they face, and the resulting possibilities for shaping our lives. Ars Electronica has developed an internationally successful platform out of the trend-setting exchange and interplay of art, technology and society. Ars Electronica

Bogota Experimental Film Festival, Bogota, Colombia, August, 2020. Screened: Tremble & Dance – Tremor at the edge of vision. Worldwide societies are going through an evident social, cultural, and political metamorphosis. Individuals and peoples seem to be transformed into subjects that voice their concerns and rise up against authority figures, specific powers, unfair systems, and the establishment. There is a collective rebellion against what crushes, controls, normalizes, and reduces societies. Peoples around the world are emancipating themselves from normative and standardized ways of living, feeling, doing, or thinking; there is a contagious feeling of rebellion floating in the environment of this planet. Uprisings have come about today as answers to situations that until a few years ago were bearable or, in some cases, hardly visible. This collective uprising produces and reveals “images” motivated by the desire and curiosity to become manifest.

We consider of great importance the creation of a space for reflection/exhibition of these experimental audiovisual artworks generated in a convulsive aesthetic-political scenario; therefore was made a special call to the creators who, consistent and integrated with this moment of emotion and agitation, give “free birth” to their work submerged in this context. https://bogotaexperimental.com/en/english/

Festival ECRA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20-30th August, 2020. Screened: You Particular Conscious Thing. The Festival ECRÃ is an event that thinks of video as a raw material that can be experienced in different ways. From the cinema experience to installations and performances, where different states of immersion are put into practice, from video to VR, from film to debates. https://www.festivalecra.com.br/

CICA

CICA Museum, South Korea, Colour 2019, August 9 – 25, 2019. Totally Unloaded #12, Archival Pigment Print, (2019). CICA was started from the sculptor Czong Ho Kim’s studio in 1994, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) became a unique cultural space founded and cultivated by artists. Since 2014, CICA Museum has networked with over 4,000 international artists while organizing experimental publications & international exhibitions including the CICA international exhibition & publication on New Media Art, Art Yellow Book, and Artist Statement. To overcome uniform dissemination of contemporary art from the “center of Art,” we aim to introduce local artists and cultures from different regions to global audiences and connect them with each other. https://cicamuseum.com/color-2019/

IVAHM19 International Video Art House Museum, Madrid. Screened Living Mind, Quite Mind, 22nd May – 2nd June, (2019). IVAHM Festival is held every year in Madrid since 2012. Its main headquarters since 2013 CAV The Neomudejar Museum of Madrid. Each year The IVAHM Festival holds an International conference with guests invited from countries around the globe. http://ivahm.com/

Wunderground Film Festival, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium, You Don’t Have to be Angry (Hurukan), 11th Nov – April 7th, (2018-19). Acting as an Island oasis for Art amidst a sea of commercialism. This contemporary cinema exhibition and film festival places its films where they belong – within the vibrant context of other art forms. http://www.wundergroundfilmfestival.com/in_your_face.html

The 21st International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia. Screened Goodbye Mother Earth. September 22nd – 24th, 2017. Videomedeja presents the latest video works and new media projects and promotion of innovative artistic forms. Some key objectives include: Promotion of new cultural strategies in relation to the cultural establishment, demystification of new media and new technologies and a presentation of the new concept of media campaign. http://videomedeja.org/videomedeja-2017-en/screening-2017/goodbye-mother-earth/?lang=en

Channels

CHANNELS Australian Video Art Festival, Conditional Surplus, Federation Square TV. Screened Reworlding (Elizabeth), 1st – 10th Sept, (2017), curated by Gillian Butcher. Rolling out across Melbourne and beyond, Channels Festival highlights Australian and international artists working across video and performance. The program features exhibitions, commissions, screenings, performances, artist talks, lectures, conversations and discussions. https://peril.com.au/event/channels-festival-2017

LUMEN Prize – The Global award for Digital Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, July 11th, (Long list), 2017, Screened ‘Reworlding (Elizabeth) is an online interactive collaborative work by artists Alison Bennett and Greg Penn, with writers Jeremy Martino and Autumn Royal. The work offers a multidisciplinary investigation into the concept of digital-hybridity and artificial intelligence. The collective process in producing the work imitates the technological and physical layers we often encounter to expose the limitation of the dichotomy between the representational and the real.’ https://lumenprize.com/

CROSSROADS 2017, SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), Phyllis Wattis Theater: the photon doesn’t give a damn, May 19–21, 2017. Screened Reworlding (Elizabeth) which is a collaborative work by artists Greg Penn and Alison Bennett, and writers Jeremy Martino & Autumn Royal. The work offers a multidisciplinary investigation into the concept of digital-hybridity. The collective process in producing the work imitates the technological and physical layers we often encounter to expose the limitation of the dichotomy between the representational and the real. https://www.sfmoma.org/event/program-8-photon-doesnt-give-damn/

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, VIVID, MCA ARTBAR Series, curated by Julia Gorman. Screened Goodbye Mother Earth 26th May – 17th June. Goodbye Mother Earth challenges the dominant pattern of thought by making the viewer look and watch. The work is made up of still, moving imagery, audio field recordings and synthesized sounds.

MUFF, 12th Montréal Underground Film Festival The Grounding, May 18-21, 2017. MUFF celebrates low-budget filmmaking and promoting those who challenge the constraints and conventions of mainstream Hollywood. Co-founded by Karina Mariano and Zoë Brown, MUFF has a group of independent filmmakers, writers, teachers and cinephiles committed to seeking out edgy films with a sense of creative freedom, energy and experimentation. Films in any way affiliated with a major motion picture studio, and “calling-card” movies (that is, slick, thinly disguised shout-outs to the commercial industry), are ineligible.

DEFY Film Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, Goodbye Mother Earth, 19-20th August 2017. Defy Film Festival curates films for audiences that resist traditional processes to elevate experimentation and create conversations.

IVAHM17 (International Video Art House Museum – Madrid). The Grounding, 11th May – 21st May. Each year The IVAHM Festival holds an International conference with guests invited from countries around the globe. 

London Experimental Film FestivalObscure vacuum, 17th Oct 2016. LEFF is a platform for moving image that re-evaluates cinematic conventions. The festival includes all forms of film that are progressive in nature, challenging, radical and demand attention.

Cinesonika 5 Festival, Invited to the Cinesonika conference: Sept 30th-Oct 2nd, 2016 at Ball State University, Muncie Indiana, USA. Panel talk about my video work: Time can wait. Cinesonika is a semi-annual event showcasing international works of film and video with fascinating soundtracks, idiosyncratic sound design, eclectic scoring and innovative approaches to the sound-image relationship. The festival also features an academic conference that presents the latest research in sound, music and audio with moving image, expanding beyond film and video. Cinesonika research is regularly published in The Soundtrack academic journal. The keynote Speaker was Rick Altman.

DEFY Film Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, What am I, 19-20th August, 2016. Defy is not about comedies, dramas, documentaries; it’s about the film — not the genre. Simply put, audiences can expect films that defy standards and expectations.

MUFF, 11th Montréal Underground Film FestivalMoment Holds The Key, May 19-22 2016. MUFF celebrates and promotes low-budget filmmakers who challenge the limitations of mainstream cinema.

SAEFF, Stockholm Experimental & Animation Film Festival, Killing Moment, April 24, 2016. The festival looks at narrative, non narrative, video art, computer animation, (2D, 3D), traditional animation, stop-motion animation on any topic from every country. 

The 27th OnionCity Experimental Film & Video Festival, Chicago, 2016. What am I, March-5th, 2016. Onion City is one of the premiere international festivals exclusively devoted to experimental film and video. 

ART STAGE SINGAPORE, Render 21-24th, January 2016. Art Stage is the leading art fair in Asia. The Video Stage at Art Stage includes forty artists works made between 2013 to the present. Half the artists are from South East Asia and half from the rest of the world. 

ARTPLAYER.TV, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT, UK). Movement Away From The Fact, 2014. Invited through the Channels Australian Video Art Festival. FACT showcases ground-breaking new media art from across the world, the artistic programme has presented over 350 new media and digital artworks from artists including Pipilotti Rist, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Isaac Julien. 

IKONO ON-AIR FESTIVAL, Berlin, 2014. Quick Art, first ever art festival to be exclusively broadcasted on TV in more than 30 countries and on live stream globally online. (Ongoing Partner ikono) http://ikono.org/

STIGMART10, Videofocus, Paris, France. Interview published March edition 2014. Stigmart10 has been building a cultural bridge between art forms, focusing on avant-garde cinema and videoart: Videofocus is the place where the energy of both worlds meets. Often over 3000 submissions from all over the world are submitted and 24 artists selected.

Testing Grounds: An Act of Showing, Melbourne. Screened: Reworlding (Elizabeth), (2017)

BLINDSIDE ARI, Reworlding (Elizabeth), 2-Jan to 12-Feb 2017. Reworlding (Elizabeth) is a collaborative work by artists Greg Penn and Alison Bennett, and writers Jeremy Martino & Autumn Royal. The work offers a multidisciplinary investigation into the concept of digital-hybridity. The collective process in producing the work imitates the technological and physical layers we often encounter to expose the limitation of the dichotomy between the representational and the real.

Deakin Motion.Lab– Centre for Creative Arts Research, 2016. First live HDR webinar event between students from the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, and the Deakin Motion.Lab. The event was based around the question- ‘what is digital life on a hybrid world?’ This was to be discussed in a live webinar event, creating an interactive environment, allowing discussion and debates that crossed oceans, institutions and disciplines.

The Melbourne Fringe Festival Deakin Art and Performance Presented ‘Five Rooms’: Artistic explorations through sound, video, dance, singing and storytelling. Melbourne fringe Festival, The Carlton Club 10-20th August 2016.

SCREENSPACE, Melbourne, Screened ‘Green Light Leak’ 2015. This was a part of a series of exhibits that looked at the resurgence of interest in mid-century architecture, and its connection to contemporary media technologies. Curated by Kyle Weiss other participants over a three month period: Victor Burgin, Hans Op de Beeck & Peter Alwast.

ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) & Channels Video Art Festival, Melbourne, Screened Quick art” 2013.

MELBOURNE NOW, National Gallery of Victoria, Channels and Speakeasy Cinema selected the best single-channel work by Melbourne-based artists from the 2014 Festival program for a special screening at Melbourne’s iconic Rooftop Cinema, Screening ‘Quick Art’.

Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Revisiting Art Povera , Australia

McClelland Gallery Sculpture Prize, Melbourne, australia

Linden Arts (Award), Melbourne

George Paton Gallery, Lateral Investigations, Melbourne, Australia

Phoenix Art Prize, Australian National University, Highly commended. Canberra, australia

Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize, Queensland, Australia

John Leslie Art Prize, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Waterhouse Museum of South Australia,

Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, Australia

Tattersall’s Contemporary Art Prize, Williamstown Festival, Victoria, Australia

Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbell Town, NSW, Australia

Warwick Art Prize, Queensland, Australia