The jury is impressed by Almagul Menlibayeva's "Transoxianian Dreams"
The winners of KINO DER KUNST 2 0 1 3
The winners have been announced! The public and juries have decided after 5 days full film program and discussions!
►► Main Award KINO DER KUNST 2013, donated by Ingvild Goetz, worth 10.000€: Almagul Menlibayeva "Transoxiana Dreams" (KAZ 2011, 23 min.).
The jury is impressed by Almagul Menlibayeva's personal and intimate vision of everyday life in an environmentally damaged landscape, mixed with nomadic shamanesque revival through punk and surreal staged tableaux vivants
Transoxiana Dreams, a mixture of documentary and fairy tale, illustrates the dramatic environmental changes in the Aral region as seen through the eyes of a fisherman's young daughter. One day, her father leaves to look for the lake and new fishing grounds. On his way through the desert he meets bizarre creatures, half horse, half human: a tribute to the nomadic past of his people.
Almagul Menlibayeva, born in 1969 in Kazakhstan, studied photography at the Academy for Art and Theatre in Almaty. She lives in Berlin and Kazakhstan. She participated in the Sydney Biennale, 2012. Solo exhibitions since 2007 included a.o.: Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Galerie Albert Benamou, Paris; Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York.
►► Main Award KINO DER KUNST 2013, for artists under 35, donated by BMW, worth 10.000€: Till Nowak, "The Centrifuge Brain Project" (DEU 2011, HD, 6 Min. 35 Sek)
The Centrifuge Brain Project is a mockumentary about scientific experiments involving amusement park rides. Since the 1970s, scientists have been conducting research to study their effects on the human brain. Adapting the aesthetics of a television documentary, this film takes a tongue-in-cheek look at humanity’s confusing search for bigger, better, faster and higher ways to happiness.
Till Nowak, born in 1980 in Bonn, studied media design in Mainz and lives in Hamburg. He participated in the Seoul Media Art Biennial, 2012. Exhibitions included Forum Caixa, Barcelona; SIGGRAPH Gallery, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. Light installations in Berlin, Naples, Hamburg. Solo exhibitions since 2011 included Galerie Rudolf Budja, Salzburg; Kunstforum Markert, Hamburg.
►► Special Mention: Andro Wekua "Never Sleep With a Strawberry in Your Mouth II" (CHE 2012, HD, 6 Min. 20 Sek.)
This little jewel of a film reveals a keen mastery of sophisticated digital tools to create fantastical landscape with mythological overtones
Never Sleep with a Strawberry in Your Mouth II is the result of months of labour-intensive set building, filming, directing, editing, and digital manoeuvering. Situated between the sincerity of self-reflection and the synthetic imagery of pop culture, Wekua’s animations create pictorial representations of the past that help us better comprehend and grapple with the present.
Andro Wekua, born in 1977 in Georgia, studied philosophy and art in Tiblissi and Basel. He lives in Berlin. He participated in the Venice Biennale, 2011. Solo exhibitions included Kunsthalle Wien; Museum Friedericianum, Kassel; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Kunstmuseum Winterthur; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York / Brussels.
►► Award for the filmic OEuvre, donated by Louis Vuitton, worth 10.000€: Wael Shawky!
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►► Audience Award KINO DER KUNST 2013, donated by Biehler von Dorrer Foundation, worth 5.000€: Omer Fast "5000 Feet Is the Best" (USA 2011, HD, 31 Min)
5000 Feet is the Best says a pilot while sitting in a cockpit on the ground half a world away from the plane he is actually flying – a drone on a military mission. Do we lose our connection to reality when living in a parallel world simulated by technical images and instruments? Where are the borders between reality and fiction?
Omer Fast, born in 1972 in Jerusalem, studied art at Hunter College in New York and lives in Berlin. In 2009 he received the Young Artist’s Award of the Nationalgalerie Berlin. He participated in the Venice Biennale, 2011, and documenta, 2012. Solo exhibitions included Whitney Museum of Art, New York; MUMOK, Vienna; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; La Caixa, Barcelona.
►► KINO DER KUNST Project Award 2013, donated by ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH, In kind with a value of 10,000€: Katarina Stankovic (born 1982, Valjevo, Serbia) for her project "Circle with Four Corners".
That was KINO DER KUNST 2013. Thank you for the great interest, the many spectators, the wonderful films and projects! Thanks to all venues and galleries!
We are looking forward for 2015!
Your KINO DER KUNST Team
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