All Tomorrow's Déjà Vu

Prenelle Gallery: Island Art Film & Video Festival 2004
3th - 24th April 2004

The programme is made out of video art works that have fascinated me after the exhaustive previewing for the 25hrs event in Barcelona last year. When I saw them for the first time I couldn't find a folder on my system to store them. The ideas within the works were in the edges of my understanding of the mechanics of contemporary life and art. It is hard to imagine something contemporary that has not been brought to us by technology, especially by language technology for which video art is pioneer. It is not so much that videos talk or represent technology but that they exist in a conceptual, social and technical space possible only due the very present development of our tools.

List of Artists

Angus Wyatt (UK) Success, 2001, 4 min 30 sec.
Angus Wyatt completed his MA at Goldsmiths College in 2001, participated in New Contemporaries 2002 and continues to exhibit both locally and internationally. He currently lives and works in London.

Juande Jarrillo (Spain) Primer Término, 2001, 2 min.
Born in Granada (Spain) 1969. Studied Fine Arts at the Universidad de Barcelona. Last four years has been working in serie of photograph and videos with which he has been participating in many exhibitions and festivals including 25hrs (Barcelona), ARCO (Madrid), Basel Art Fair and Pontevedra Bienal (Spain). At the present moment he is artist in residence at art3, Valence (Francia).

Ra di Martino (Italy/UK) Not360, 2002, 7 min.
Born in Rome 1975. Lives and works in London since 1997. She graduated at Chelsea College of Art. In October 2003 she has opened her first solo exhibition at the Monitor Gallery in Rome. She has also participated and exhibited works at the group exhibition ‘Our Personal Vision’, Futura Gallery, Prague(2004); ‘On Air’, Galleria Comunale di Monfalcone; Osnabruck European Video Art Festival, Germany; Transmediale04, Berlin; the Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean in Athens (2003), at 25hrs Video Art Event in Barcelona (2003); Turin Film Festival (2003 & 2002).

Freya Lawton (UK) Fortune, 2003, 4 min.
Born in London and now based in North Wales. She creates single channel videos, installations and sound and text works. Lawton is self-taught and despite having spent many years making work, only began showing in 2003 at the 25hrs festival in Barcelona. Since then her work has been shown in Valencia, Spain, Victoria, Canada, Earls Court, London and is due to be shown on the Manchester, Big Screen in May, 2004. She is currently completing an MA in New Media at the International Centre for Digital Content in Liverpool.

Arjen de Leeuw (Netherlands) Fallen Trophy, 2001, 1 min 53 sec / Drifting Mind, 2003, 1 min 42 sec.
Born in Amsterdam 1972. Studied at Koninklijke Academie (Den Haag) Bachelor of Fine Arts. Recent group exhibitions and screenings Microcinema, Love and Other Difficulties San Francisco and Houston, Videovisions broadcasted by Edith Russ haus fur Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany and Overexposed Joan Prats Gallery (Barcelona).

Mireya Masó (Spain) The Senses Don’t Lie, 2002, 3 min.
Born in Barcelona. PhD on Fine Arts, Universidad de Barcelona. Residencies at Delfina Studio Trust (London), Centrum Beelende Kunsts and Kaus Australis of Rotterdam. Last solo shows include YKS, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga (Spain), Circus RAM Foundation in Rotterdam and Les senses ne mentent pas Espace des Arts, Colomiers (France).

Meiro Koizumi (Japan) Help, 2002, 9 min.
Born in Japan, 1976. Studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design (London). Currently living and working in Tokyo. Recent group exhibitions, Out The Window (Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo) and Replay: Mediarena on screen (Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand). Help courtesy of Dicksmith Gallery (London).

Oriana Fox (USA/UK) Tale of Narcissus, 2003, 4 min 50 sec.
Born in New York. Received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and has recently completed her MA in Fine Artat Goldsmiths College in London, England. She has exhibited her work in venues in St. Louis, London and most recently at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. Her videos have been screened in several festivals including the Portobello Film Festival and the Short Ends World Film Festival held at the ICA in London. At the latter festival, Fox was awarded the prize for Best Video Art. Her work brings an investigation of the history of feminist art into a dialogue with the contemporary representation of women.

Claude Cattelain (Belgium) Scale and adhesive + Patatras + Variations with wood stools and adhesive some times, 2002, 6 min 10 sec (only in London)
Born in Kinshasa 1972. Works in Brussels and Valenciennes. He studied at the St Luc Institut and at the Academy in Brussel. He experiments in various disciplines - design, sculpture and video art- aiming at notions of instability, fragility and escapism. He has exhibited, among other places, at the "Jeune Création (2004) - Paris"; Cineclub of San Francisco (2003); or Argos - Bruxelles(2002-2003).

Stuart Croft (UK) Dead Happy, 1998, 9 min 30 sec
Studied in Newcastle, Dublin and London, where he completed his MA at Chelsea College of Art in 1998. Recent exhibitions include: Hit (solo), Rhodes + Mann, London (2003); Senso Unico, San Salvador Convent, Venice (2003); 25HRS, Video Art Foundation, Barcelona (2003); Redefining the La-La-La Landscape, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver (2003); B-Hotel, PS1, New York (2002); Sydney Biennale Video Program, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2002).

A programme of video art selected
by Manuel Saiz

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