The B3 Biennial 2020 will take place as a hybrid festival until October 18, 2020. The digital film programme, with film screenings as well as art, games, VR/XR, and conference program, focuses on ‘TRUTHS’. Selected works from the film program will also be presented at the festival center, Astor Filmlounge Frankfurt, in Germany, in front of a live audience. B3’s overall program includes around 100 entries by artists and media professionals from 23 countries in the fields of film, art, games and VR. Louise Botkay is one of the participating artists.
The work she presents is ‘Palma 11, Short Film (2019)‘. “A time, a forest, a community, the ancient teachings of the boa constrictor, the drawings of the kenes, the children… filming as a way of being together. We are with the Hunikuin, self styled huni kuin, real men, also called Kaxinawá, who inhabit the Brazilian-Peruvian border in the western Amazon. They live in a constant struggle to defend the sustainability of the Amazon and the inheritance of its peoples against attacks by the Brazilian government and agribusiness”.
“Artists like Federico Solmi, Louise Botkay or Alice Bucknell directly comment on political, social or technological developments, while others like Suki Chan and Rebecca Allen, for example, reflect on the search for truths based on personal life stories, get inside our brains or create new worlds with the help of AI,” says Prof. Bernd Kracke, Artistic Director of B3.