the[video]Flâneu® shoots auschwitz



the work to watch online on shoah film collection

                               or on onlinefilm.org

mini dv, colour,sound, 29.48 min., © 2008-2010 

[video]Flâneu®:    konstantinos-antonios goutos




"The driveway to the Auschwitz Museum. December, the year 2008 – gray, leafless, wet. We’re coming closer. We’re inside, though behind glass. Zoom. Maximum close-up. Does filming draw us nearer or does it pull us farther? Does it create distance? Indifference? Understanding? A detail carved in a plank. Grass in Auschwitz. The sun comes out. We’re inside, in the barracks. The voices of the guides talking in English. Sometimes they confuse the dates. The cameras are out. We’re finishing the projection."

[19. dokumentART european film festival for documentaries neubrandenburg / szczecin]





presentations-installations-film/media/art festivals



-shoah film collection in warsaw poland (october 24-28, 2013)                                                                                                                      

-shoah film collection in kedainiai lithuania (october 2-29, 2013)

-shoah film collection in vilnius lithuania (september 23-26,2013)

-p-silo videolibrary 12 marseille france (from january 2013)

-festival images contre nature, july 11-12, 2012 marseille france video library "À LA CARTE" 12

-SHOAH european media art exhibition for peace and reconciliation at museo del holocausto buenos aires argentina (september 2013)

-postkarte und jenseits university of fine arts cali colombia (april 2013)

-"the freedom of memory" "a virtual memorial phnom penh 2012" meta-house phnom penh cambodia (july 2012)

-SHOAH european media art exhibition for peace and reconciliation at riga ghetto and holocaust museum riga latvia june 2012

-SHOAH european media art exhibition for peace and reconciliation at mexico city mexico (november 2011)

-SHOAH european media art exhibition for peace and reconciliation at center for advanced holocaust studies at purdue university ft. wayne (indiana) usa autumn 2011 (cancelled)

-dora. group show about holocaust in universal cube leipzig germany june 3-19, 2011

-pasinger fabrik munich germany group show about holocaust (february 25-april 3, 2011)

-26th short film market of the 33th international short film festival clermont-ferrand france february 4-12, 2011

-world premiere in physical space of the shoah film collection in the alte feuerwache cologne germany 2011

-7th east silver market 25th to 31st of October2010 at 14th international documentary film festival jihlava czech republic

-19.dokumentart european film festival for documentaries neubrandenburg / szczecin germany / poland october8-13 2010

-4. festival of greek film documentaries chalkis greece october 5-10, 2010 (in competition)

-ecofilms 10 rodos international film + visual arts festival, june 22-27, 2010 rodhes greece

-56. international short film festival oberhausen april 29-may 4, 2010 oberhausen germany (video library)

-12. international documentary film festival market thesaloniki greece march 15-20, 2010

-daily solo of “SHOAH Film Collection” (SFC) online february 20, 2010

-launch of the “SHOAH Film Collection” (SFC) online january 27, 2010




the first and extraordinary visit of the [video]Flâneu® and his camera

in auschwitz


an exi[l]stencial experience

through auschwitz II and auschwitz I

on december 13, 2008, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with a normal digital video apparatus

 

without tripod - without camera moves - without zooming

without special lighting - without extra microphone

 

the sound and the length of the shootings are the original

no moment of the shooting was removed by cutting                                                                   

the sequence of the scenes is the same as the shooting was, without any cut or use of effects

comments, archive material or music was not used





"Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos sucht mit seiner Videokamera am

13. Dezember 2008 während 12 Uhr mittags und 16 Uhr

nachmittags das KZ Auschwitz auf. In der Rolle des filmenden

Flaneurs geschieht ein ganz persönlicher, subjektiver

und nachhaltiger Zugriff auf diesen historisch belasteten

Ort. Die Filmarbeit „the[video]flaneu® shoots auschwitz“, oszilliert

in den Einstellungen zwischen close-up und Distanz. Der

Künstler bewegt sich an einem Ort, an dem die Nationalsozialisten

systematisch Menschenleben vernichtet haben. In

manchen Filmsequenzen spiegelt sich Goutos während des

Drehs und wird somit Subjekt der künstlerischen Erinnerung

an diesem schrecklichen Ort."

[from the print catalog, text: Stefan-Maria Mittendorf

pasinger fabrik munich]





Nächste Ausfahrt: Auschwitz. Das Symbol des nationalsozialistischen Horrors als Touristenort. Der Videofilm "the (video)flaneu® shoots auschwitz" von Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos zeigt uns das KZ Auschwitz aus der Sicht eines unbeteiligten Spaziergängers, die stille Landschaft mit den Baracken und den Birken wirkt fast romantisch – was bleibt in der Erinnerung von den Gräueln des Dritten Reichs?

[from muenchenblogger.de

10. März 2011 - 18:20 Uhr
Elisabeth Gais]





konstantinos-antonios goutos / the[video]Flâneu®

kolonnadenstr. 17 / 04109 leipzig, germany / +4915205133257 / videoflaneur@gmail.com

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