Film | Oberhausen Artist Film

Saturday, Sep 30, 2017

Time: 7:30pm - 8:45am

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Oberhausen Film festival is among the "25 coolest film festivals in the world" and each year receives around 5,000 entries from about 90 countries. For the last ten years they have toured a selection of the winning films as well material from their archive. To mark Somerset Art Weeks, this evening’s programme features work from the ‘Artist’s Film’ category and the artists:

Salla Tykka Finland

Moha Modisaking South Africa

Somebody, Nobody GB

Hayoun Kwon France

Volker Schreiner Germany

Ieva Epnere Latvia

Running time 1 hr 15 mins

Certificate: TBC

"These six works between Black Box and White Cube present very special personal perspectives on expansiveness, landscape and memory while making use of quite unusual aesthetics and techniques. Some of the filmmakers and artists represented have already shown their works successfully in galleries and art exhibitions all over the world, including at the Venice Biennale. Overall, this set of works, some of them award-winning, give viewers an impression of the current state of international media art. The programme also impressively demonstrates how Oberhausen has long since “positioned itself at the intersection to the visual arts, moving incrementally to the arts side” (Frankfurter Rundschau, May 2016).

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is, much like the city it resides in, a secret treat. All in all, the festival is a prevailing certification and a confirmation of brighter days ahead for its unconventional desire to take a closer look at the artistic work that others would never dare to consider displaying.    

MUBI Notebook, USA, June 2016

Event Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

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