In co-operation with the WRO Art Center, WRO on Tour -screening program presents videoworks that depict the ongoing change in the human environment. Water – or the lack of it – is employed here either as an element, a crucial point of reference to those changes or as an interface linking them with the humanity’s infamous role within this process. The videos sensitize to the multilayered transitions in the environment happening more or less visibly just in front of our eyes.
“Tidal Wave” presents a meditative ensemble of videos that focus on the existence of water. Water is a natural element but it is also controlled and restrained by human behavior. Its character changes from environment to another. The screening creates an esthetic and visual world that gives the spectator a feeling of being carried by water.
“Subtance Shift” tracks the progress of the shift happening in our environment. It starts with the fragility and magnificence of pure nature, that comes in touch with cultural phenomena and steers towards dystopian postapocalyptic future.
Alexandre Larose (CA), Brouillard #19
35mm transferred to video, 2015, 10:00
Lukas Marxt (AT), Reign of Silence
video, 2013, 7:20
Mikhail Basov (RU) + Natalia Basova (RU), Film for Imaginary Music
video, 2014, 6:29
Jacek Zachodny (PL) It Is He Who
video, 2012, 4:36
Eden Auerbach Ofrat (IL), Scapegoat
video, 2014, 3:10
Emmanuel Avenel (CA) + Marie-France Giraudon (CA), Rejections
video, 2013, 3:15
Yuk-Yiu Ip (HK), The Plastic Garden
video, 2013, 11:00
Hiroya Sakurai (JP), The Stream VI, video, 2015, 6:52 http://wro2017
Beate Hecher (AT) + Markus Keim (IT), Mediterranean Sea, video, 2016, 9:00
Isabelle Arvers (FR) Heroic Makers vs Heroic Land, video, 2016, 10:56
Shota Yamauchi (JP) Tidal Wave, video, 2016, 8:15
Katharina Swoboda (AT) Penguin Pool, video, 2015, 3:20
Jacek Zachodny (PL) Go Back to Europe, video, 2015, 7:20