Civilization (Megaplex) | Marco Brambilla | 2008 | 3:00 min. loop
    Civilization is a multi-layered tableau of interconnecting images that illustrates a contemporary, satirical take on the concepts of eternal punishment and celestial reward. More than 300 individual channels of looped video are blended into an expansive landscape that continuously scrolls upward, from the depths of hell to the gates of heaven.

Marco Brambilla (born 1964, Milan, Italy) is an Italian-born Canadian artist and filmmaker who works in the United States. Educated at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, where he studied film, he first worked in commercials and feature films, directing the successful 1993 science fiction film “Demolition Man”. In 1998 he shifted focus to video and photography projects, and has since exhibited works in private and public collections, including at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, "Cyclorama" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and "HalfLife" at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, His commissions include "Superstar" for the "59th Minute" series in Times Square in 1999, and "Arcadia" for "Massless Medium: Explorations in Sensory Immersion" at Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage in 2001, both for New York public arts organization Creative Time. His installation, "Cathedral" was showcased during the Toronto International Film Festival 2008 and his latest work "Civilization" is a permanent installation at the Standard Hotel in New York.
  Speech Bubble | Adam Leech | 2008 | 5:00 min.
The main concerns of Adam Leech’s work are the semantics of voice versus speech and the political engineering of public space and community. Speech Bubble began as an investigation into the bankruptcy of the Belgian high-tech speech recognition company, Lernout & Hauspie. Like other multinational corporations, Lernout & Hauspie was a visionary company where money, techno-utopias and the cult of the entrepreneurial personality helped to create the now ubiquitous “market bubble”.

Adam Leech is a video artist and painter. In his videos, which are more or less static images, he investigates, through the use of his voice, a number of narratives which play on specific moments of psychological and social unease. His work refers to a particular state of mind rather than to concrete qualities of a physical space: even in an environment where risks and insecurities are flattened out to a collectively acceptable minimum, the individual psyche doesn’t manage to erase certain personal subtexts. This seems to be the underlying, almost conspiratorial, message.
  Staging Silence | Hans Op De Beeck | 2009 | 22:00 min.
Staging Silence
is based on abstract, archetypal settings that lingered in the memory of the artist as the common denominator of the many similar public places he has experienced. The video images themselves are both ridiculous and serious, just like the eclectic mix of pictures in our minds. The decision to film in black and white heightens this ambiguity: the amateurish quality of the video invokes the legacy of slapstick, as well as the insidious suspense and latent derailment of film noir. The title refers to the staging of such dormant decors where, in the absence of people, the spectator can project himself as the lone protagonist.

Visual artist Hans Op de Beeck lives and works in Brussels, where he has developed his career through international exhibitions over the past ten years. His work consists of sculptures, installations, video work, photography, animated films, drawings, paintings and writing (short stories). It is his quest for the most effective way of presenting the concrete contents of each work that determines its medium.
  Synchronisation | Rimas Sakalauskas | 2009 | 8:50 min.
Like in a child’s dream, buildings from the Soviet era start leading their own life in a separate reality.
'Synchronisation' has been compiled from free associations and small impossibilities. The slow tempo and spatial soundtrack give the film a compelling atmosphere and inner logic. Buildings from the Soviet era make the scenes monumental and suggestive.

Rimas Sakalauskas (b.1985) is youngest generation video artist from Lithuania. From early childhood he tend to visual arts and music and thereby was studying in National M. K. Ciurlionis School Of Art. In 2009 he received BA in audiovisual arts, department of photography and media art, Vilnius Academy of Arts. His diploma being awarded with special prize. From 1997 he successfully started to participate in various artistic competitions, shows, exhibitions, festivals and other events. Among most important of his achievements is Baltic Award for the Best Work in the Field of Visual Art in International video and contemporary art festival "Waterpieces 2009", held in Riga, Latvia. His bigest success as visual artist is first prize in International Art Competition "Sound and Vision" which took place in 1997  in Helsinki, Finland. Till now he is an active video artist.
  Reenactment of Marina Abramovic and Ulay's Imponderabilia | Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG | 2007 | 8:44 min.
Performance, Second Life and Performa07, New York
Courtesy Postmasters Gallery, New York

Eva and Franco Mattes are the Brooklyn-based artist-provocateurs behind the infamous website 0100101110101101.ORG Pioneers of the Net Art movement, they've been known for clever subversions of public media. Over the last ten years, the Mattes have manipulated video games, Internet technologies, feature films and street advertising to reveal truths concealed by contemporary society. They have created media facades believable enough to elicit embarrassing reactions from governments, the public and the art world, and they have orchestrated several unpredictable mass performances, staged outside art spaces and involved unwitting audiences in scenarios that mingle truth and falsehood to the point of being indistinguishable.
Eva and Franco Mattes works have been shown internationally including: Collection Lambert, Avignon; Fondazione Pitti Discovery, Florence, Postmasters Gallery, New York; Lentos Museum of Modern Art, Linz; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; ICC, Tokyo; Manifesta4.
They received the Jerome Commission from the Walker Art Center, and they are among the youngest artists to ever participate to the Venice Biennale. In 2006 they received a fellowship from Colombia University, New York.

  Vidéocartographies: Aïda Palestina | Till Roeskens | 2009 | 46:00 min.
Somewhere, in the middle of a tangle of borders: a refugee camp. People caught in a situation that becomes more absurd every day. Just trying to live a human life. With courage, with craftiness, with humour too.
We don't see their faces.We don't see the places they talk about. Yet we are projected closely into their intimate experience of the world, while following line by line the maps they are drawing to represent their adventurous ways through the complex spaces around them.

Till Roeskens, born in 1974 in Freiburg (Germany), lives in Marseille. He had exhibited at the Plateau arts center in Paris, Forteresse de Salses, Villa Saint Clair, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and CEAAC Strasbourg (City of Strasbourg Arts Prize), Language Plus (Quebec), Museum of Modern Art Collioure (Collioure Prize), diverse Regional Art Funds: Alsace, Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence where he is presently working on his first full-length documentary film.
  More Melting | Kristin Lucas | 2010 | variable
A VHS tape, cast in wax, becomes a time-based moving image sculpture when lit. A memorial to the vhs tape's fading obsolescence. An amplification of the legacy of an ephemeral medium's finite reality.

Kristin Lucas creates interdisciplinary and live art works that take the form of performance, video, installation, and web and locative media projects. Her work addresses the complexity of our relationship to the digital realm, such as its effect on human psychology and regimes of thinking. Lucas's work is represented by Postmasters Gallery and Electronic Arts Intermix. She is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Bard College and an advisory board member of Wave Farm in Acra, NY and Momenta Art in Brooklyn, NY.


  A Small Fee | David Krippendorf | 2010 | 8:51 min.
The video A Small Fee is a succession of sentences and fragments of dialogue, a verbal fight between two groups, in this case between immagrants and natives. The sentences are all excerpts from the script of the movie West Side Story (USA, 1961), here reorganized to create new dialogues. The video depicts the clash of opposing desires: belonging vs. intollerence and seclusion. The projected sentences are brightly coloured, and scream to the viewer at a quick pace. It soon becomes clear that the object of the fight is an America that reveals its failure and its unkept promise of wealth and happiness.

David Krippendorff is an artist who works in painting drawing and video. His work often is based on Hollywood films, which Krippendorff uses exploring the concealed ideaologies or hidden meanings lying underneath the glamorous surface of classic movies. Krippendorff’s videos have been shown internationally, a.o. at the New Museum (New York), the ICA (London), the Israel Video Biannial, the Prague Biennial and the Rotterdam Film Festival. He lives and works in Berlin.