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Opportunities: Rencontres Internationales Film, Video and Multimedia Proposals (Paris/Berlin/Madrid)

CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE: AUGUST 16, 2014 The call for entries for the next Rencontres Internationales in Paris is open until August 16, 2014. Any individual or organization can submit one or several proposals. The call for entries is open to film, video and multimedia proposals, without any restriction for length or genre. Any submission is free, regardless of geographical origin. Works proposed to the “Rencontres Internationales” must not have been previously publicly shown in Paris.Please take a few minutes in order to read the FAQ page, it contains important information regarding the call for entries, click here.CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE: AUGUST 16, 2014TO ENTER A WORKYou may choose between two types of registration. Please choose either one OR the other:• OPTION 1: 100% o...

First Person: Agnes Nedregard

She crouches down covering her eyes with her hands; stands up, takes off her boots, and removes her characteristic, thick glasses. It is difficult to tell whether she is aggressive or sensual. She looks, in any case, like she is spotting her prey. With limited vision but harnessing all her other senses, Agnes Nedregard approaches a member of the public and gets very close. She holds her hand and then, tenderly, caresses her right cheek. She walks slowly toward a man, sits on his lap and then embraces him. She moves to another and leads him to the other end of the room; stops, and abruptly bumps into his shoulder. She then stands behind a third man and covers his eyes with her hands. For almost half an hour, Nedregard approaches about thirty members of the public, weaving different interact...

Interview: Y LIVER (Paris)

Artists Rugiada Cadoni and David Liver have worked in the video and performance field for over ten years in Paris. Y Liver is a contemporary art duo created in 1999 by David Liver (born in 1977 in Le Havre) and Rugiada Cadoni (born in 1977 in Lecco, Italy). Y Liver’s work spans video, performance, spoken word, writing, drawing and installation. In addition to its guerilla-style artwork and its unorthodox performance pieces, which involves everything from interacting with strangers to graffiti, Y Liver is well known for its manipulation and perversion of languages, inspired by politics, ancient religious scriptures and other personal hand-written texts. www.yliver.com Opie Boero Imwinkelried: Could you explain the name of your duo Y Liver? Y LIVER: Yes. The name came up with our first perfo...

In Performance: Jeremy Wade and Jassem Hindi’s Messmer (Paris and on tour)

Messmer is a new collaboration between American Choreographer Jeremy Wade and French Sound Artist Jassem Hindi exploring the entraining and chaotic potential of the erotic body. The piece acts as a kind of electrically charged service to process, abstract and reciprocate the effects of two hypersensitive bodies engaged in the act of touch. Hindi performs with amplified objects and analogue tape machines in concert to Wades nervous celebration with a harlequin pile of trash. Through empathy and attunement the two begin to cultivate a state of psychic interrelatedness. “Messmer” is an erotic conduit, a system that acts as a channel or intermediary station for the transmission of the sensual. March 26, 19:30, Messmer Premiere AAAAARRRGGGHHH Festival, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris http://www.gaite-l...