The short (72 min) teaser from Ambiancé the 720 hour long film will be available online from 4th of July to 20th of July.

The short (72 min) teaser from Ambiancé the 720 hour long film will be available online from 4th of July to 20th of July.
http://vimeo.com/weberg/ambiance

It’s a first short teaser (72 min) and is supposed to convey the mood from the full film.
The soundtrack is made by the German composer Marsen Juhls.

At this moment 280 hours is finished of the full 720 hours.
Please help me spread the link and I would love to hear your thoughts as well.

6 months ago today my son André took an overdose and died 21 years old. Much of my works over the years has centered around him.
This is for him.

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Artist portrait on me in Turbulences Vidéo #84.

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Since 1993, VIDEOFORMES publishes a quarterly magazine dealing with contemporary art and moving images in general, video art and digital culture in particular: chronic exposures, features, portraits of artists, etc..

In the latest issue the artist portrait is on me.
One thing that isn’t really clear is that the interview is about my younger years and growing up. Not about me today. Only what made me who I am today.

Read it here: http://turbulencesvideo.wordpress.com

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VIDEOFORMES video & digital quaterly art magazine
Revue trimestrielle des arts numériques.

Featured / Au sommaire

Chroniques en mouvement
Bill Viola : De la Vanité des images au jeu vidéo. (Par Jean-Jacques Gay)
Entrevoir Robert Cahen. (Par Pascal Lièvre)
Mettre les voiles. (Par Leïla Simon)
Olga Mesa sur le tarmac ! (Par Geneviève Charras)
Journal de voyage au cœur du numérique. (Par Jean-Paul Fargier)
Les nids à poussière de Lionel Sabatté. (Par Gilbert Pons)
L’œil d’Icare, bref survol d’une exposition aérienne. (Par Gilbert Pons)

Portrait d’artiste : Anders Weberg

Interview with Anders Weberg. (By Gabriel Soucheyre)
Numb. (By Francesco Cazzin)
Ambiancé (Teaser). (By Nadin Mai)
Few words about Anders.

Sur le fond
Nos Iliades, nos Odyssées. (Par Alain Bourges)
La contrainte est créative. (Par Étienne Brunet)

Les œuvres en scène
Duras : le cinéma d’amour, m’amour du cinéma. (Par Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret)
Screen cloches, quand le voile devient écran ! (Par José Manlius)

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Last day to get the June print from Ambiancé

http://shop.recycled.se/product/ambiance-print-6-june-2014

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Ambiancé 6

 

This is a photographic print from the longest film ever made.

 

39$ ~ 28,3€ ~ 23,3£ ~ 3948 YEN ~ 43CAN
including postage worldwide.

 

Ambiancé is 720 hours long (30 days) and will be shown in its full length starting december 31 2020 on a single occasion syncronised in all the continents of the world and then destroyed.

 

Up until the release a new very limited print taken from the film will be available each month in this shop. Prints are limited to 100 and will only be available for one month.

 

All photos are 6in x 6in high-quality prints on 8in x 8in archival paper. Limited to an edition of 100 with free shipping.
Signed and numbered.

 

In the piece Ambiancé space and time is intertwined into a surreal dream-like journey beyond places and is an abstract nonlinear narrative summary of the artist’s time spent with the moving image . A sort of memoir movie . (Film memoir ) . This in the visual expression that is constantly characterized the work throughout the artists career.

 

As a small tease until the premiere in 2020 shorter teaser/trailers will be presented at different occasions.

 

2014 – Short teaser which is 72 minutes long and that has the intent to convey the mood and tempo from the full piece.
2016 – The first short trailer with duration 7 hours 20 minutes.
2018 – Longer trailer with duration 72 hours.

 

http://thelongestfilm.com

 

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A touching text about my film “NUMB”

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Such a beautiful text about my short piece “NUMB” which I made out of pure emotions trying to express my loss in January.

You can find it in it’s original language Italian here
http://emergeredelpossibile.blogspot.it/2014/06/numb.html

The author Francesco Cazzin was very kind and translated it into english for me.

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«It is a haecceity no longer of individuation but of singularization: a life of pure immanence, neutral, beyond good and evil, for it was only the subject that incarnated it in the midst of things that made it good or bad. The life of such individuality fades away in favor of the singular life immanent to a man who no longer has a name, though he can be mistaken for no other. A singular essence, a life…» (Gilles Deleuze, Immanence – A life)

There are no words* to describe Anders Weberg’s latest movie (Sweden, 2014, 1’). This is because at the end of the viewing nothing is left, almost as the artwork drained what is human – or merely existing – outside of it and somehow took possession of it. Hence, a metaphysics view beyond everything, but this everything is merely the void that remains external, and Numb is therefore that silent elegy that shortly becomes sound – or the entire universe sound – from which we are excluded: in Numb nothing but absence is included, an abyss that is at the same time emptiness and fullness. On the other hand it is thanks of this exclusion that an insurmountable limit materializes – which, if on one side excludes us, on the other marks a line of proximity from which we can look out in order to attend this unique suspended vision and consequently feel and experience ourselves to be eternal”**- eternally excluded, alive – but of an inauthentic life. Nevertheless, Weberg’s artwork is not to be considered a celebration of death or an easy sophistry that resolves existence in a non-being or in a not-belonging to the world any longer. On the contrary, Numb reveals itself to be for what it is: probably the most touching movie I have ever watched. This is due to the density of a lyricism that makes of it something vibrant and, tragic or not, what vibrates exists: lives – in happiness as well as in sadness. Moreover, as much as life leaves us aphasic in front of given circumstances (death of a son), it fills us with joy managing to look out from the borders and find inside art an image, a gesture or a word that in some way makes meaning circulate, that even though is not open to experience because located in the beyond from which we are excluded is still present – probably the only breath of hope given to us. Waiting for what it will certainly be the definitive movie***, Ambiancé (Sweden 2020, 43200’), and hence the end of cinema as such, it is magnificent to notice how cinema still manages to virtualize existence making it authentic – indeed, a life. Robert Todd’ masterpiece, Cove (Usa, 2012, 7’) return to mind, as well as Deleuze’s words, that perhaps precisely in cinema (in this cinema) find their most concrete and significant formulation: per citazione finale: «But we shouldn’t enclose life in the single moment when individual life confronts universal death. A life is everywhere, in all the moments that a given living subject goes through and that are measured by given lived objects: an immanent life carrying with it the events or singularities that are merely actualized in subjects and objects. This is indefinite life does not itself have moments, close as they may be one to another, but only between-times, between-moments; it doesn’t just come about or come after but offers the immensity of an empty time where one sees the event yet to come and already happened, in the absolute of an immediate consciousness»****.

* And that’s right, ‘cause it’s cinema.

** Baruch Spinoza, Ethics, demonstrated in geometrical order.

*** I use the word definitive as definitive definition. Furthermore it’s obvious that cinema can’t bear such film as Ambiancé, so to my forewarning, considering the teaser’s materiality images and the overall work duration, more than a vision that will be a life experience (screened in one only occasion, we should  adapt ourselves to cinema rathen than adapt cinema to our lives, our occupations as ofter happen), which logical consequence can only be the distruction of the film itself, its funeral, following that nothing will subsist, as well as no soul subsist to the death of a body: not attending but experiencing Ambiancé and not adjusting it to us but adjusting ourselves to it, there, we will really became cinema (definition) – and then nothing more (definitive).

**** Gilles Deleuze, Immanence – A life.

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N U M B by Anders Weberg [2014] from Anders Weberg on Vimeo.

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Screening tonight at WUFF, Winnipeg Underground Festival.

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I’m happy to be a part of the 90 second section at the Winnipeg Underground Festival.

Very emotional since the video selected is the only video I have done since my son “André” was found dead in January and the video “Numb” is a very personal work.

N U M B by Anders Weberg [2014] from Anders Weberg on Vimeo.

For the second year in a row, Open City Cinema put out an open call to the world for films and videos running 90 seconds or less. With a record number of submissions, here’s the best of the shortest of the short: 60 films and videos from around the globe, collectively offering a crash course on all things underground.

CHAPTER 1: Independent Filmmakers
Independent Filmmaker dir. Andreas Goldfuss | CA
Fibonacci for One dir. D.N. Williams | US
The Complete History of Mankind and the Rest of the World dir. Alex Nathanson | US
John Porter’s T-Shirt Collection dirs. John Porter, Clint Enns + Leslie Supnet | CA
Another Statement about Society dir. Lansing Bruce Robertson | CA
The Privilege of Achievement dir. Scott Leroux | CA

CHAPTER 2: F*** Your Eyes
Host or Ghost dir. Christine Negus | CA
I Only Have Eyes for You dir. Jaimz Asmundson | CA
The Story of the Red Guy dir. Wilda WahnWitz | DE
Signals dir. David McGregor | CA
jk dir. Milos Mitrovic | CA
The Magic Soup dir. Hanna Utkin | US

CHAPTER 3: Girls on Bikes
Les Filles en Vélos dir. OBJECTIF SUBJECTIF | CA
Scarves dir. Fatima Fakih + Owen Eric Wood | CA
Routes dir. Dan Browne | CA
Nooks & Crannies dir. Madison Thomas | CA
Wastewater dir. Stephen Broomer | CA
Two Finches dir. Victor Ballesteros | CA

CHAPTER 4: Connecting with Nature
Welcome to the World of Mr. Kitty’s Lifestyle dir. Winona Bearshield | CA
Squirrel Penis dir. JAH Justice | US
Woman Who Hates Plants dir. Morgan Miller | US
Day of the Burdocks dir. Ryan Hill | CA
On Poisoning Birds dirs. Kenny Reed + Ben Popp | US
Wolf Love dir. Darcy Fehr | CA

CHAPTER 5: Mourning
Deluge dir. Jeremy Newman | US
N U M B dir. Anders Weberg | SE
Moment dirs. CEDA Pathways Youth | CA
B. waiting outside of school dir. Isiah Medina | CA
Began To dir. Karissa Hahn | US
Pyramid Wake dir. Karl Lind | US

CHAPTER 6: Space Vacation
The Solar System (In Luncheon Meat) dir. Natasha Cantwell | NZ
Conspiracy dir. Aaron Zeghers | CA
Galaxies dir. Cecilia Pestana | DE
Threshold dir. Blanca Gimenez | ES
The Landing Pod dir. Molly Brown | UK
Everything Is Normal dir. David Witzling | US

CHAPTER 7: Sculptures
Sculpture to Water dir. Veaceslav Druta | CA
Down on the Ground dir. Mike Stoltz | US
Wreath dir. Frances Adair Mckenzie | CA
Trailer Study #16: A Square and a Circle Talking dir. Brandon Doherty | US
Panning Left to Right – National Gallery London dir. Stuart Pound | UK
Desk Study #1 dir. Rhayne Vermette | CA

CHAPTER 8: Apocalyptic Sh**
Analog Vine #1 dir. Pam Minty | US
Fire Hearts dir. Kathleen Tessier + Jaimie Stevenson | CA
St. Sputnik dir. Allan Brown | CA
Lift dir. Inés Garcia | ES
Huichol Yarn Painting Animation #1 dir. Tristan Love | US
Analog Vine #2 dir. Pam Minty | US

CHAPTER 9: One More Time with Zeal
What the Hell Is Zeal? dirs. William Rihel III, Jeff Richardson, Mark McFarland + Eric Baxter | US
Over Hard dir. David Greisman | CA
The Piano Has Been Drinking dir. Mike Furnish | CA
Train dir. Shelly Anthis | CA
Hair dir. Wilhelm Rihel III | US
WUFFBUM dir. Cynthia Wolfe-Nolin | CA

CHAPTER 10: Last Impressions
Self-Portrait dir. Allison Bench | CA
Culinary Cities #1 (San Francisco) dir. Scott Fitzpatrick | CA
Driving to San Francisco dir. Stefan Moeckel | DE
On a Warm San Francisco Night dir. OBJECTIF SUBJECTIF | CA
Mirrors dir. Dave Barber, Heidi Phillips + Tohma Phillips | CA
The New Wallpaper dir. Andreas Goldfuss | CA

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Screening tonight in Toronto.

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Colectivo Toronto will be presenting “The Exquisite Corpse Video Project” (ECVP) which is a unique video collaboration among artists from various parts of the world, inspired by the Surrealist creation method, the “cadavre exquis” or “exquisite corpse”. Using the semi-blind, sequential method of the surrealists’ game, ECVP participants create video art in response to the final seconds of the previous member’s work. Each member is asked to incorporate these seconds into their piece, creating transitions as they please, until everyone’s vision is threaded together into an instigating final “corpse.” Rather than providing a unitary linear narrative, in the project each individual artist interrogates — permeated by the diverse cultural backgrounds — a number of genres, tendencies and strategies, engaging in performative, documental, conceptual and poetic modes of representation, utilizing the characteristics of participatory platforms and new communication technology.

The project is coordinated by the Brazilian artist Kika Nicolela since 2008 and has had the participation of over 80 international artists so far, divided in 4 volumes.
The new installment of the project, ECVP Volume 4, proposes the theme Porn/Politics as a frame for the creation of the videos. Kika Nicolela will be present.

More info about the ECVP at http://exquisitecorpsevideoproject.wordpress.com/

Colectivo Toronto is dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary art. We work in collaboration with other collectives, artist-run centres, galleries and art organizations. This collaborative process allows us to foster important ties with the mainstream and the alternative art community.

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Screening tonight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

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[Show 5]
Tuesday 20th May 2014
7pm
PHOTON – Centre for Contemporary Photography
Trg Prekomorskih Brigad 1
1000 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA
Free Admission!
Featuring:
Alexis Milne & Tom Bresolin (UK), Amina Zoubir (Algeria), Anahita Razmi (Iran), Anders Weberg (Sweden), Anne Lise Stenseth (Norway), Antonello Matarazzo (Italy), Arnaud Brihay (France), Belle Shafir (Israel), Carlo Giuseppe Zuozo (Italy), Eva Olsson (Sweden), Francesca Leoni (Brazil), Gianluca Capozzi (Italy), Evelin Stermitz (Austria), Guli Silberstein (Israel), Grace Kim (Korea), Irina Gabiani (Luxembourg), Joas Nebe (Germany), Jose-Man Lius (France), Justyna Scheuring (Poland), Laura Focarazzo (Argentina), Marcello Mercado (Germany), Marie-Paule Bilger (France), Marina Fomenko (Russia), Margarida Paiva (Portugal), Matthias Mollner (Austria), Maximilian Schmoetzer & Fabian Heitzhausen (Germany), Max Hattler (Germany), Monica Elkelv (UK), Nao Sakamoto (Japan), Nina Lassila (Finland), Otto Berchem (USA), Rahman Hak-Hagir (Afghanistan), Rehema Chachage (Tanzania), Robert Croma (UK), Riham Isaac (Palestine), Said Afifi (Morocco), Said Rais (Morocco), Sandra Bouguerch (UK), Saul Levine (USA), Sheri Wills (USA), Simone Stoll (Germany), S/N Coalition (USA), Sylvia Toy St-Louis (USA), Tina Hochkogler (Austria), Veronique Mouysset (France), William Esdale (UK).
TIME is Love is a video art project gathering several artists, and has traveled to major cities in the world. Preoccupied with love, the project represents love stripped from its traditional cliches and timeless idealism. Each of the artists leads an interdisciplinary practice bringing a questioning and a criticism on a system of relation to others which appears to us as being dying.
Taking these ambivalent feelings as a starting point, the artists develop their own language according to their sensibility and history. The selected videos deal with prevented communications, disturbed feelings, globalisation, memory and spirituality. As a result, each video inspires the viewer to question the normative understandings of relationships in the occidental world.
(c) Image: Sheri Wills
About the curator
Kisito Assangni is a Togolese-French curator, consultant and producer who studied photography and museology. Currently living between London, Paris and Lomé, his practice primarily focuses on psycho-geography and post-globalisation impact on contemporary african cultures. His projects have been shown internationally including the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Arnot Art Museum, New York; Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Motorenhalle Centre for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany among others.
Kisito has participated in symposia, talks and events at numerous international venues.
He was also member of jury for the Award Letters From The Sky in Cape Town (South Africa) as well as the 28th Prix Videoformes in Clermont-Ferrand (France). Kisito is the founder/curator of TIME is Love Screening and Project [SFIP] – Platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting video art from Africa.

 

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Ambiancé 5 – Limited print and only available in May 2014.

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Ambiancé 5

http://shop.recycled.se/product/ambiance-print-5-may-2014

This is a photographic print from the longest film ever made.

39$ ~ 28,3€ ~ 23,3£ ~ 3948 YEN ~ 43CAN
including postage worldwide.

Ambiancé is 720 hours long (30 days) and will be shown in its full length starting december 31 2020 on a single occasion syncronised in all the continents of the world and then destroyed.

Up until the release a new very limited print taken from the film will be available each month in this shop. Prints are limited to 100 and will only be available for one month.

All photos are 6in x 6in high-quality prints on 8in x 8in archival paper. Limited to an edition of 100 with free shipping.
Signed and numbered.

In the piece Ambiancé space and time is intertwined into a surreal dream-like journey beyond places and is an abstract nonlinear narrative summary of the artist’s time spent with the moving image . A sort of memoir movie . (Film memoir ) . This in the visual expression that is constantly characterized the work throughout the artists career.

As a small tease until the premiere in 2020 shorter teaser/trailers will be presented at different occasions.

2014 – Short teaser which is 72 minutes long and that has the intent to convey the mood and tempo from the full piece.
2016 – The first short trailer with duration 7 hours 20 minutes.
2018 – Longer trailer with duration 72 hours.

http://thelongestfilm.com

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Playing live tomorrow at the opening of EMAF in Osnabrück with Marsen Jules.


Marsen jules and me will be performing at the opening of the European Media Arts Festival tommorow night in Osnabrück with an audiovisuel performance alongside Marcus Fjellström and Origamibiro.

http://www.emaf.de

Event/Party / Do, 24. April 2014 | 20:00 / Bergkirche Osnabrück
DER AUDIOVISUELLE SALON
DER AUDIOVISUELLE SALON
Die Veranstaltungsreihe versteht sich als Forum für Klangkunst in Verbindung mit visuellen Medien. Eingeleitet wird das Programm in der eindrucksvollen Kulisse des Bergkirche mit den britischen Audio-Visual Kollektiv Origamibiro. Getragen wird die Performance von einer Vielzahl von Instrumenten, ungewöhnlicher Apparaturen im Dialog mit Videozuspielungen. Marcus Fjellström studierte Komposition und gehört zu der jungen Generation von Komponisten, die die visuellen Möglichkeiten des Films mit vielfältigen musikalischen Einflüssen von komplexer elektronischer Musik, Filmscores und impressionistischen Kompositionen frei von Genrezwängen verbinden. Der deutsche Komponist und Ambientkünstler Marsen Jules präsentiert in Kooperation mit den schwedischen Videokünstler Anders Weberg eine audiovisuelle Performance, die auf dichterischem Minimalismus, visueller Abstraktion und tief emotionalen Melodien basiert.

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