FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Video Art and Experimental Film Festival (VAEFF) 2016 starts TODAY!

November 10 – 12, 2016 at Tribeca Film Center and DCTV.

New York, NY- The Video Art and Experimental Film Festival is proud to launch its sixth edition. VAEFF is a project that introduces New York audiences to the most conceptually and aesthetically arresting, daring and provocative video art and experimental films from around the world.

The three-day festival features special programs, such as the popular Beauty, Sex and Shame, as well as a new series called Temporal Spaces. Aside from screenings, VAEFF showcases live conversations with selected panellists, artists and curators.

Over the years, VAEFF has attracted many prestigious artists and scholars to its lively panel discussions, including Alanna Heiss (founder of MoMA PS1), David Ross (former director of the Whitney and SFMOMA), Jason Sondhi (co-founder of Short of the Week and lead curator of Vimeo Staff Picks), and Ziggy Levin (executive producer for Art + Commerce and faculty member at SVA).

The sixth annual Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, VAEFF, is pleased to announce the programs, filmmakers and highlights for the 2016 line-up. This year’s commemoration includes work of the highest aptitude and artistic merit. VAEFF will inspire audience members to transcend beyond previous notions of video art and experimental film, in order to engage in a new dialogue.

In addition to the official selection, VAEFF invites a number of artists who continue to amaze the art, film and media worlds with their exceptional portfolio of work. The resulting line-up is a captivating roster of both established and emerging artists from around the globe, including USA, Denmark, Australia and Italy.

VAEFF 2016 will kick off this Thursday, November 10th, with a showcase of selected work within the festival. This screening wants to start the conversation about video art by giving to the audience a preview on some of the works that will be showcased in the next two days.

The festival will continue on Friday, with Temporal Spaces followed by a Q&A; this new program features a collection of work that play with the essentials of filmmaking: time and space. The films seen here effectively show how boundless video art can be, by widening our perspectives within motion film and video. This series showcases works by Eva Michon, Andrés Passoni among many others.

On the same day, a long-time favourite by the audience of VAEFF Beauty, Sex and Shame will make its return; a showcase of the interplay of beauty, shame and sexual representation as expressed through art, fashion and music videos. The series includes work by Åsa Riton, Andreas Emenius, CANADA, Seth Bogart, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro and others.

On Saturday November 12th, VAEFF will present a special screening of selected works followed by a panel discussion with artists, curators, and invited guests. The Gala Party will conclude the festival at the Old Engine Room in the charming châteauesque DCTV. The space will also host a new addition to the Gala: the Olympia Installation, a live performance art installation that examines the relationship between sex, transactions and art during the creative explosion of Belle Epoque Paris as immortalized by Rimbaud, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet amongst others, as well as 3D photography technology from the 19th century.

 

Tickets can be found here: http://videoart.net/tickets-vaeff-2016/

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Program Highlights:

VAEFF 2016 will continue our special program, “Beauty, Sex and Shame”, examining the interplay of beauty, shame, and sexual representation as expressed through art, fashion and music videos. This series will include work by Åsa Riton, Andreas Emenius, CANADA, Seth Bogart, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro and others.

Another highlight of VAEFF is the new program, “Temporal Spaces”, which will screen an eclectic collection of works that play with the concepts of time and space. November 12th marks an important event of the festival, “The Olympia Installation” at the gala closing party. The Old Engine Room within the stunning châteauesque DCTV will be transformed into a live performance and photo event to honor our renowned Beauty, Sex & Shame program and commemorate the conclusion of our three day festival. By revisiting a distinct moment in art history where new perspectives on sex, taboo and feminine beauty revolutionized art and fashion up until today, we aim to revise this moment to add a new and current commentary. This piece also represents the official launch of the “Olympia Project”, as an ongoing, collaborative photo series that reinterprets these artworks for the digital age.

Please visit videoart.net for more details and updates.

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Program Line-up:

Beauty, Sex and Shame:

VAEFF 2016 will continue our special program, “Beauty, Sex and Shame”, examining the interplay of beauty, sexual representation, and shame as expressed through art, fashion, and music videos. This series has become increasingly popular over the years, as sexual identity and self-perception are a huge part of the human experience. “Beauty, Sex and Shame” is the perfect example of showcasing films where one can sense the complex themes that juggle identity, expectation and truth within art before words can begin to describe them.

On Time // Melanie Jame Wolf

Birth // Amelie Hegardt

PEDAZOS // Alejandro Peña

PEEP SHOW // Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Will they ever put the light on // Alice Biletska

Nulla // Delfina Mayer

Eating Makeup // Seth Bogart

REDEFINE // Asa Riton, Andreas Emenius

TAME IMPALA ‘The Less I Know The Better’ // CANADA

SON LUX “Cage of Bones” // Jean Paul Frenay

Temporal Spaces:

This program features a collection of work that play with the essentials of filmmaking: time and space. The films seen here effectively show how boundless video art can be, by widening our perspectives within motion film and video.

At Home (with Marisol & Sam) // Nic Koller

Panderer (Seventeen Seconds) // Gary Setzer

349 // Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

upCycles // Ariana Gerstein

0:00:06 // Eva Michon

Champion // Andrés Passoni

Squame // Nicolas Brault

Fiber Affair // Andrea Pecora

Selected Work from VAEFF 2016:

The festival closes with a screening of works from all programs, followed by a panel discussion with artists, curators, and invited guests.

* VAEFF 2016 will keep expanding its line-up. For new additions to the VAEFF 2016 lineup, please stay tuned to our website.

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Tickets:

Selected Work, Thursday                                                                    $15

Beauty, Sex & Shame, Friday                                                              $15

Temporal Spaces, Friday                                                                     $12

Friday Pass (includes both screenings and Q&A)                          $25

Saturday Pass (includes Screening + Panel Discussion + Gala)  $45

Gala Only                                                                                                 $25

Student Discount                                                                                  75% off

Purchase Tickets: http://videoart.net/tickets-vaeff-2016/

*Space is limited

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Program Schedules:

Thursday November 10, 7pm – 9pm | Screening: Beauty, Sex, and Shame | TriBeCa

Friday November 11, 7pm – 8:45pm | Screening: Temporal Spaces+ Q&A | TriBeCa

Friday November 11, 9pm – 11 pm | Screening: Beauty, Sex, and Shame + Q&A | TriBeCa

Saturday November 12, 7pm – 9pm | Screening + Panel Discussion: Selected Work from VAEFF | DCTV

Saturday November 12, 9pm – 1am | Gala Reception + The Olympia Installation | DCTV

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Location:

Tribeca Film Center (November 10th and 11th)

375 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013 (Between North Moore Street and Franklin Street).

1 train @ Franklin Street

Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) (November 12th)

87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013

N,R,Q,6,J,Z,A,C,E train @ Canal Street###

Contact:

General inquiry:  contact@videoart.net

Festival Coordinator
Noah D’Orazio: noah@videoart.net