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23 Nov 2005 00:00 - 27 Nov 2005 00:00

Brief Encounters

Screening of Martin Blazicek's excellent film Popis obrazu / Image Description (2003) will be one of the highlights of the programme Reflections on Identity at Brief Encounters - 11th Bristol International Film Festival.


The festival will be showing over 200 shorts from thirty countries. One of the strands is entitled Without Boundaries. It is a currated programme of European Artists’ Film & Video and there will be shown three programmes of work therein: In Different Spaces, Weight of History and Reflectios of Identity where Blazicek’s film will be shown.


Reflections on Identity

Contemporary society revolves around the individual; the world can be understood through the conflicts and tensions we find there. Work in this program reflects on notions of individual and collective identity – through language, nationality, the media and images that purport to represent us. Studies of self definition sit alongside explorations of how we co-exist in our increasingly diverse and multi-cultural world. 


Popis Obrazu / Image Description

dir Martin Blažíček, Czech Republic, 2003, 11min

Image Description investigates the changing urban landscape. The relationship between language and image reflects the elusive nature of cities and their inhabitants. This double portrait, of the people and place, is an “urban operetta in six languages.”

Fri 25 Nov, 7.15pm, Watershed Cinema


The panel discussion

The plethora and diversity of artists' moving image work reflects and parallels the various different Europes that exist. This discussion will seek to explore these overlapping territories of art, society, culture and geography. The discussion will investigate the similarities and differences of work from Mediterranean to the Ural Mountains, from found footage to video art.

Gareth Evans, editor of Vertigo magazine will chair this panel discussion with George Clark, the curator of Without Boundaries, and a selection of artists featured in the program including Piotr Bosacki, Tomasz Partyka, Martin Blazíček, Gyula Nemes and Christina von Greive.

Thur 24 Nov, 6.15 pm, Watershed Cinema





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From: 23 Nov 2005 00:00
To: 27 Nov 2005 00:00


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