TOC

Troubles Obsessionnels Contemporains 
is a non-profit curatorial platform promoting exhibitions, artistic residencies, screenings, workshops and educational projects.
Created by apsninfa and Les Traces Dupleix/Paris, its mission is to combine artists’ work with a school of critical thinkers, producers, curators and creatives around the world.


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03.5.20

Live Streaming Night
Inside//Outside


@https://www.facebook.com/toccentre/
10.05PM CEST

curated by Alessandro Urso

TOC celebrates 2020 and the moving image culture by presenting a series of free online live streaming selections that bring together artists and curators from all around the world.


The program includes video works by acclaimed and emerging artists whose new media, experimental film and video works explore contemporary culture, and presents a panorama of the variety and breadth of video art and experimental cinema in artistic practice today.

This first selection, Inside/Outside, is a meditation on the limits of our globalized world, a journey to the outermost reaches of the universe in which we find ourselves confronted with the irrationality of our beautiful and powerful ethical contradictions, curated by Alessandro Urso

The screening includes work by Wong Ping, Brodcked & Barbuat, Sean Wang, Nikki Milan Houston, Caspar Stracke, Gala Hernàndez, Ross Meckfessell, Shon Kim, Yohann Stehr


thanks to Mario Ferrarese, Diletta Casalino, Leo Wang, Didier Leroux, Patrick Dutilleux, Anaïs Moreaux.

Programme


Yoann Stehr - www.instagram.com/yoannstehr
CORPS - À corps
2016/France/3’36

Brodbeck & de Barbuat - www.brodbeckdebarbuat.com
Silent world - excerpt
2008-2013/USA, China, France, Italy /7'45

Sean Wang - www.instagram.com/seanswang
Still Here (還在)
2013/color/Taiwan/5’00

Nikki Milan Houston - www.instagram.com/clear_image
The First Instance of Intimate Connection
2013/color/USA/3’44

Gala Hernàndez - www.galahernandez.com
THANK YOU SO MUCH
2016/color/Spain/2’03

Caspar Stracke - casparstracke.net
Sad Sack
1991/bw/16mm/USA/13’

Ross Meckfessel - www.rossmeckfessel.com
The Air of the Earth in Your Lungs
2018/16mm/Optical Sound/11’

Shon Kim - www.shonkim.com
oloc Boloc
2013/color/S.Korea, USA/5’

Wong Ping - www.instagram.com/nowhynowhy
Teenage Riot – Eyes (Emo Punk Angry Love Song)
2015/Hong Kong/2’54


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Inside/Outside

3.5.20
LIVE STREAMING
Curated by Alessandro Urso.

Fully available, courtesy of the artists.
All rights belong to their respective owners.





Wong Ping,
Teenage Riot – Eyes (Emo Punk Angry Love Song)

2015/Hong Kong/2’54
Music video directed, edited and shot by Wong Ping

Eyes (Emo Punk Angry Love Song)
Your eyes, your hair, your face, you’re my babe
Your smile, your voice, your care, you’re my babe
Your touch, your hug, your love, you’re my babe
But you run, but you run, now you left, my only babe
For all the times we changed our minds
For everything we left behind




Brodbeck & de Barbuat,
Silent world
2008-2013/USA, China, France, Italy /7'45

7'45 minutes photo-roman about the Silent world project

Music, main theme: Philip Glass. Music, second theme: Daft Punk.
courtesy of the artists.




Sean Wang,
Still Here (還在)
2013/color/Taiwan/5’00

"Still Here" was filmed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in the village where my grandmother lived, my mother grew up, and where I spent my childhood summers. Nine years ago, my grandmother moved out of the village. Recently, I discovered that not only did nobody move into my grandmother's house after she left, but that the entire village had been displaced and decayed for years, except for a few residents who refused to leave. I was curious to find out what their lives were like now that the village was abandoned, and why they decided to stay.

Director / Editor: Sean Wang
Producers: Cynthia Lee, Pamela Li, Sean Wang
Cinematographer: Zach Stoltzfus
Composer: Breton Vivian
Production & Post-Production Sound: Michael O' Connor
Colorist: Kinan Chabani




Nikki Milan Houston,
The First Instance of Human Connection
2013/color/USA/3’44

Where is intimacy found in the public space?
an homage to maya deren.




Gala Hérnandez,
Thank You So Much
2016/color/Spain/2’03

Teaser of a movie that will never exist.

Director: Gala Hernández
Screenplay: Gala Hernández
Production company: Ssang Films - ESCAC Films
Producer: Olga Valiño
Cinematography: A.Pol Camprubí
Edition: Gala Hernández
Sound recording: Pol Fontanals
Art direction: Alfonso Mancha
Cast: Ludmila Tabisova, Mafer Blanco, Bianca Millo, María García, Francesc Vila.
Format: Digital
Country: Spain
Year: 2016




Caspar Stracke,
Sad Sack
1991/bw/16mm/USA/13’

An encounter of myths.
Is the world more resembling a flat, grammophone record or a child on the back of Atlas?

“A parable and mystery play in which Aaron, Pascal and "the world" come together. A poor drip (sad sack) drowns in his own self-pitty. Highly talented Caspar Stracke has something to say against the pathos and world-escape in this elaborate film full of staging, costume design. He is becoming concrete at the beach of Coney Island." (Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Franfurter Rundschau)

with: Nashom Wood, Matthew Courtney, Hiltrud Stahl.




Ross Meckfessell,
The Air of the Earth in Your Lungs
2018/16mm/Optical Sound/11’

“The real and the virtual fold together and apart until space itself is rendered immaterial in this slipstream of digital-modulated environments that brings together landscape photography, video game interfaces, and drone-conducted land surveys in brisk montage”



Shon Kim,
oloc Boloc
2013/color/S.Korea, USA/5’

By one artistic visualization, uniform materiality of mass products are transformed to abstract originality in emotional area. By auditory directing, personal memories, the phases of the times products were made, and social meanings for each products are restored. I hope this work reminds about therapeutic aspect of art and puts a little warmth into media genre now being deeply technologized and intellectualized.



Yohann Stehr
CORPS - À corps
2016/France/3’36

Réalisation : Yoann Stehr
Production : Temple Caché

https://www.instagram.com/yoannstehr/