The ‘Rencontres Internationales’ offers more than just a simple presentation of the works. It introduces an intercultural forum gathering various guests from all over the world – artists and filmmakers, institutions and emerging organizations – to testify of their reflections and their experiences, but also of artistic and cultural contexts that are often undergoing deep changes. In the presence of artists and filmmakers from all over the world, this year’s event will offer an international program gathering 115 works from 48 countries, internationally-known artists and filmmakers as well as young artists and filmmakers that are presented for the first time in Berlin Highlights include a workshop headed by Pedro Costa (29 June). In a film program curated by the director and screenplay writer Thomas Arslan, students of the program “Art and Media” at the Universität der Künste Berlin present their work. On Saturday, 29 June, in the context of a Carte Blanche, Pedro Costa screens his 1994 work “Casa de Lava”, shot on the volcanic island of Fogo in Cape Verde (9 PM). On 28 June, Christa Blümlinger and Rainer Bellenbaum take part in a discussion moderated by Frédéric Jaeger and entitled “Image Politics – Display Changes and Collective Experience”, on the different contextualizations of artworks and their reception. The festival opens tonight at 8 p.m. with a keynote by Maeve Connolly and the screening “New Fiction”. In the live film performance “Strange Matter” featuring piano, Super-8-projector andlive-electronics by Michael Busch, a strange matter contaminates the entire planet’s water supply. The duo Jodi challenges visitors to take part in the “ZYX iPhone App Performance”, which examines human behavior under the influence of technology. To round the evening off, Wilkening & Eleganter Elephanter (Doppelhaushaelfte) invite you to a musical evening on the roof terrace. The program was first presented last November at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Following its stop in Berlin, it will go on show in September 2013 in Madrid.
Up to June 30 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Works by: Anna Ådahl, Sandro Aguilar, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Rosa Barba, François Bucher,
Daya Cahen, Clément Cogitore, Tony Cokes, Pedro Costa, Peter Downsbrough,
Redmond Entwistle, Johan Grimonprez, Crispin Gurholt, Marina Landia, John Menick, Christian Merlhiot, Aurelia Mihai, Eleonore de Montesquiou, Charly Nijensohn, Dirk Peuker and Bettina Nürnberg, Sasha Pirker, Katja Pratschke and Gusztáv Hámos, Nada Prlja, Nicolas Provost, Lina Selander, Tejal Shah, Sarah Vanagt, Phillip Warnell, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Myriam Yates, Tobias Zintel and others. Free entry. www.hkw.de/
Image: Hyperborea” by Anton Ginzburg.