Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 2 pm
Artists’ Film International 2018: Truth

2 pm – 8 pm, Presentation at n.b.k. Video-Forum
Media Truth

From November 13 to 15, the Video-Forum at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) will present the 2018 program of Artists’ Film International (AFI) titled Truth. Artists’ Film International is an initiative by the Whitechapel Gallery in London and presents artists from the fields of film, video and animation. They are selected by international partner organizations and presented with selected works in the participating art institutions. These institutions include: Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Belgrade Cultural Center; Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires; GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Hanoi Doclab; MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon; Istanbul Modern; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.); Para Site, Hong Kong; Project 88, Mumbai; Tromsø Center for Contemporary Art; Whitechapel Gallery, London und Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

The works presented at n.b.k. Video-Forum are grouped into three thematic subchapters: 
Media Truth, Materialized Truth, and Performative Truth.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 2 – 8 pm
Media Truth

Jibade-Khalil Huffman,
First Person Shooter, 2016, 23 min., selected by Ballroom Marfa, Texas
Le Xuan Tien,
Untitled, 2017, 15:32 min., selected by Hanoi Doclab
Ørjan Amundsen,
Life is Like, 2015, 3:22 min., selected by the Tromsø Center for Contemporary Art
Jokūbas Čižikas and Robertas Narkus,
The Race, 2015, 10 min., selected by the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Elena Mazzi,
I’m Talking to You, 2016-2018, 11 min., selected by GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo
Gabriela Golder,
Conversation Piece, 2012, 17:30 min., selected by Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires

Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s
First Person Shooter comments on the chaos of digitized everyday life. Le Xuan Tien’s Untitled, an associative collage made from found footage material, is also dedicated to the dark sides of the Internet, for whose raging standstill Ørjan Amundsen’s Life is Like provides the melancholic soundtrack. The Race by Jokūbas Čižikas and Robertas Narkus reveres the drone as the new companion of humankind. Elena Mazzi provides insight into personal aspects of the information society with I’m Talking to You, for which she visited media consumers in Helsinki. In Gabriela Golder’s Untitled grandmothers and granddaughters together read Marx’s Communist Manifesto and discuss the concept of “class struggle”.