As part of the fourteenth edition of Artists’ Film International, each week from October 24, the GAMeC website will host a selection of films proposed by other participating institutions, including: Whitechapel Gallery, London; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; The Bag Factory, Johannesburg; Project 88, Mumbai; CAC, Vilnius.
This week features the film No Shelter From the Storm (2015) by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, selected by Video-Forum, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.).
Two young people climb a mountainous terrain of destroyed forests, whistling the tune of Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, an anti-war protest song from the 1960s. The video work No Shelter From The Storm was shot in one of the last primeval forests in Europe, the Carpathian Mountains, at the borderlands between Romania and Ukraine. This region is not only important for ecological reasons, but also politically, historically, and militarily significant. Whistled against the backdrop of devastating mountainsides, the international anti-war melody becomes an appeal against military conflict, global exploitation, and environmental
destruction. The video work addresses how the Carpathian Mountains has been exploited and ravaged by corrupt multinational corporations, revealing the traces of human activity in the forests.
Anca Benera / Arnold Estefan
No Shelter From the Storm, 2015
HD Video, 5’42”
Selected by Video-Forum, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Anca Benera (Constanta, Romania, 1977) and Arnold Estefan (Targu-Secuiesc, Romania, 1978), are based in Vienna and Bucharest. Their work comprises installations, videos, and performances. The artist duo is interested in the structures hidden behind historical, social, and geopolitical narratives and the military and political impact on the environment.
Their works have been shown in exhibitions and biennials including Potential Worlds, Migros Museum, Zurich (2021); Natural Histories. Traces of the Political, mumok Vienna (2017); Sounds and Sites, The Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Global Control and Censorship, ZKM, Karlsruhe (2016); Der Brancusi Effekt, Kunsthalle Wien (2015); Mum, am I barbarian? 13th Istanbul Biennial, (2013); and Intense Proximity, La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris/France (2012).
Calendar in updating
Quello che verrà è solo una promessa (That which is to come is just a promise), 2019
Digital video, 2K, 22’
Selected by GAMeC
Wandering, Wandering with a Sun on my Back, 2018
HD, CGI film, 16’19’’
Selected by Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
October 31 – November 6
Cloud Migration, 2021
Digital animation, 4’19’’
Selected by The Bag Factory, Johannesburg
Ewelina Jarosz e Justyna Górowska
Cyber Wedding to the Brine Shrimp, 2018
Selected by Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
Prantik Narayan Basu
Rang Mahal/Palace of Colours, 2019
Selected by Project 88, Mumbai
> November 21-27
Anca Benera e Arnold Estefan
No Shelter from the Storm, 2015
Video HD, 5’42’’
Selected by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k), Berlin
November 28 – December 4
High Definition video single channel film, sound, 17’52”
Selected by Whitechapel Gallery, London
Aphotic Zone, 2022
Selected by CAC, Vilnius