The January 06 2007


performative video strips

Video screening Saturday, January 6, 5pm

Satellite Works/Oeuvres satellites presents a series of video works from emerging international artists.

The programme reflects current practices in video art, especially in relation to the performative space. From public interventions to a pastiche of video clips, from an improvised speaker's corner speech to a climax of pop soda, these works playfully transport the viewer where expectations come to be reconfigured.

Seventeen artists from twelve countries will be presenting fifteen video works, inviting the viewer to witness not only the diversity of current video practices in art but also some recurring themes. The works on show draw the viewer into worlds construed by the artists, at once seducing and distorting the perceptions by altering aspects of reality. The appropriation of public space underlies several of the videos in the program; creating a dialogue with various elements of the urban landscape. Alternative forms of communication to those prevalent in today's society are also manifest in several of the works.

Erika Arzt (Autriche), Walking, 2001
Tolia Astakhishvili (Géorgie) & Dylan Peirce (Afrique du Sud), Hands, 2002
Cat Barich (Allemagne), Road to Succez, 2004
Tatiana Echeverri-Fernandez (Costa Rica), Flash, 2005
Ben Fitton (Royaume-Uni), Holding my Breath, 2001
Michael Grime & William Alexander (Royaume-Uni), The Cardboard Car, 2001
Lilly Hartmann (Allemagne), The Bun In the Oven, 2005
HK119 (Finlande), NIP/TUK, 2005
Toine Klaassen (Pays-Bas), The Planets, 2005
Daniela Klein (Allemagne), Shaking Bottles Video, 2001
Loukia Alavanou (Grèce), Wishing Well, 2005
Flavia Müller Medeiros (Brésil), Fight the Enemy Abroad So We Don't Have to Face Them at Home, 2005
Noémi McComber (Canada), The Strangers, 2002
Dalia Neis (Royaume-Uni), Brixton Speech, 2006
Yu-Chen Wang (Taiwan), Struggle for existence, 2004

Satellite Works/Oeuvres satellites will be presented at La Centrale on January 6 2007, and at L'œil de poisson gallery in Quebec City from January 12 to February 11 2007, in the Entrée vidéo space. This program is supported by the General Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Montréal.
Thank you to the Basement Art Project (, London, UK. Thank you to Cat Barich, Michael Smythe and to Téo and Felix von Geyer.

The length of this program is approximately one hour.