This year, films and videos specifically chosen by Beirut Art Center, in a collaborative work of programming, are placed in dialogue with works from five thematic screening sessions. This will be a dialogue between works from France and Lebanon in the framework of an international programming. There will be a workshop on film given by the video director Christian Barani, entitled Ecriture du hasard et approche documentaire for the students and all age groups. The event explores practices between cinema and contemporary art and gathers works from 40 countries with screenings, a video and multimedia exhibition, and daily debates and roundtables.
Espace-Pandora – Un agitateur poétique
Jayce Salloum. This work is elaborated, unlike the inevitably simplistic and hasty approach of the mass media, with acute awareness of the common practice and social, political, aesthetic and, more generally, ideological effects of representation. Tuned into the place and people from the anonymous farmer to the national treasure linked to major territorial, cultural and ethnic conflicts, but on the margins of stereotyped, dominant or official discourse, this work does not cover events or brandish messages, but archives encounters, exchanges, traces, impressions, expressions, confidences and wandering thoughts. Of Lebanese origin, Jayce Salloum lives Vancouver.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia
Based on a process of altering the colour, contrast, quality and the images produced using different formats of film, which I have been working with for the last few years, this research seeks to take this process in new directions and to create a better understanding of its results. The process, which I like to call "film pickling", is based on exposing the film to one or several household chemicals with different pH levels at a time. Through an elaborate process of changing the acidity of the film then fixing the outcome, the results vary based on the film brand, its sensitivity, the chemicals it has been exposed to and the period of exposure.
Resonates Festival : Belgrade Maerz Musik : Berlin Frameworks Festival : Munich, Electronic Circuit, Dampfzentrale : Bern