“Sein und Zeit” by Antonia Dias Leite screened in the Festival Videoformes 2014

(Clermont-Ferrand, France)

The artist Antonia Dias Leite participates in the Videoformes Festival with her film “Sein und Zeit” (Being and Time) which is running for the 2014 Videoformes Award.

About the festival:
The competition, thanks to its international dimension, offers an opportunity for the contemporary video art creation to show up. Originality in writings and artistic research must prevail over the quality of the technical tools used in the realisation of each work. 585 video, coming from 49 countries, have been collected : South Africa, Algeria, Germany, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Brezil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, South Korea, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Morocco, New Zeland, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and USA.
A selection of 58 films, presented in 9 programs, reflects the diversity of writings, a multifaceted artistic world and the latests video production creations. 22 countries are represented: Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, England, Ethiopie, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liban, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA.
Videoformes 2014 Award: a jury composed by interational professionals will give various awards. Winners will be announced on Saturday, March 22nd.
The jury members are as follows:
Robert Arnold (artist and professor at the School of Film & Photography , Montana State University, US),
Gauthier Keyaerts (artist and journalist, Belgium),
Jérôme Oliveira (editor-in-chief of « La 23è dimension », Numéro 23 channel, France).

Arte Creative: Coup de cœur Arte Creative will be awarded by Daniel Khamdamov, Arts and Entertainment unit Programme Officer for ARTE.

Numéro 23 Special Award: To be awarded by the professional jury.

Blaise Pascal University Students Award: A jury made up of 5 students from the Culture Departement and from SUC (Service Université Culture) cinema workshop will attibute an award along with the professional jury. This prize was created at the initiative of VIDEOFORMES in partnership with SUC and Blaise Pascal University (in particular with the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Human Sciences). Gabriel Leroy, Clément Lavigne, Cyrielle Martin, Noëlie Guillemotte et Luc Menneteau.

About the film:
“Sein und Zeit” | Brazil, 2013 | 7’10
Multiple body parts interlace, caress, consume one another. The sexual act, based on the idea of Eros and Thanatos, is expressed as a form of cannibalism.

About the artist:
Antonia received her B.F.A. in Design and Technology from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 2005.
After three years working as art director in a renowned New York branding agency, she began her career as a full-time artist and received her M.F.A. in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, where she worked with Vik Muniz as her thesis advisor.

After graduating in 2009 she had her first solo show, “Antonia’s Line”, at Luxe / Stephan Stoyanov Gallery in New York. She received a review from Roberta Smith, writing for The New York Times, who called her video work “mesmerizing.”
Also in 2009 she represented Brazil in the Beijing Biennial. Since then she participated in group shows throughout the world including New York, Berlin, Paris, Geneva, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Utilizing dream narrative and language, Antonia’s work deals with issues such as death, sexuality, identity and family.
The artist currently lives and works between Rio and New York.

Film “Sein und Zeit”‘ (Ser e Tempo) by Antonia Dias Leite, at the Videoformes Festival
Screened on 20th March from 5pm

Festival e Prêmio Videoformes 2014
Maison du Peuple
Place de la Liberté
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tel : +33 (0)4 73 17 02 17

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