The video art festival paradoks from Oct 23 – Nov 14, 2021 is once again dedicated to the edges of documentary and is looking for current forms of reception and expression beyond the cinema. paradoks brings together installation-based video works by local and international artists at the intersections of activism, science and art. The documentarisms range from journalistic research and reenactments, an incorporation of scientific findings or analyses of found material.

From a historical perspective, the works in the paradoks cluster EMPOWERMENT address colonial structures and their consequences for the present-day:

RISE
Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, BRA/USA/KAN, 1-channel installation, 2018, 21 ́

DAY IN THE LIFE
Karrabing Film Collective, AUS, 1-channel installation, 2020, 33 ́

YOU CANNOT TRUST THE COLORS
Katrin Winkler, DEU, 2021, 2-channel installation, 15 ́
World Premiere

MANGOES
Bani Abidi, PAK/GER, 1999, 1-channel video, 3 ́
ANTHEMS
Bani Abidi, PAK/GER, 2000, 1-channel video, 3 ́
THE NEWS
Bani Abidi, PAK/GER, 2001, 2-channel video, 2 ́

The cluster PSYCHEDELIC ANTHROPOLOGY explores altered states of consciousness and bodily sensations, deliberately induced through cultural techniques such as research, dance, music and hiking:

THE INVISIBLE MOUNTAIN
Ben Russell, USA, 6-channel installation, 2020, 114 ́
Germany Premiere

SPIN
Ginan Seidl, DEU · GER, 3-channel installation, 2021, 30 ́
World Premiere

All venues and events are accessible free of charge and distributed throughout Leipzig.

More information: www.para-doks.de
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paradoks is a project of FILZ and GEGENkino, in cooperation with Cinémathèque Leipzig, GfZK Leipzig, HGB Leipzig and WRO Art Center Wrocław.

Funded by:
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
Kulturamt der Stadt Leipzig