Alkerton Place, one of my earliest video pieces has been selected for the European Film Festival for Documentaries, DokumentART 2012. Very excited about this!! The festival is in it’s 21st edition and is held in Neubrandenburg, Germany and Szczecin, Poland, it runs from the 16-20.11.2012.
Alkerton Place is included in the Video Art section, curated by Antoni Karwowski, here as his thoughts on curating last years selection:
In modern video art the documentary more and more often becomes the subject as well as
the means of opening the space for artistic creation. Many artists go beyond the traditional
“objective” documentary by proposing a “documentary subjectivism,” a kind of hybrid
supported by the experience with new technologies. On the artistic level it expresses
the attitude of confronting reality and its subjective reception more fully. Many of the
films presented this year follow this formula. It is a tendency which is being increasingly
accentuated in contemporary experimental cinema.
The diversity of the films presented makes us more familiar with the complexity of
contemporary experimental cinema, which is a simple reflection of the dynamically
changing reality but above all shows the condition of contemporary man on many levels.
It will be fascinating to see the other works included in this section and I’m very happy to see Alkerton Place screen in this context and and explore the collisions and thoughts it will evoke next to the other works.