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Video Art Series (Session 4)

EU News 115/2013

6 March 2013

The Delegation of the European Union to Japan presents

Video Art Series (Session 4)

My side of the story: Fiction and Video Art

Although video and media art shares all the main technical aspects of cinema and television, much of its history underlined a complex relationship with fiction and narratives. This evening's programme will look at artists and directors who wanted to explore the margins, the possibilities of fiction within this medium, including excerpts from works by Jerome Lefdup, Mihai Grecu, Jean Luc Godard, Clarisse Hahn, Momoko Seto.

Lecture by Stephen Sarrazin in English with Japanese consecutive interpretation

Date and time:     Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 19:00 - 20:30 (doors open at 18:30)

Place:                   Delegation of the European Union toJapan

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Inquiries:             03-5422-6001 (switchboard): Press, Public and Cultural Affairs Section

About the Video Art Series:

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of what is considered the founding act of video art by Korean artist Nam June Paik: an installation consisting of thirteen television sets created in the city ofWuppertal,Germany, in 1963.

European artists have played a key role in the development of this new art practice which can now be found in almost every museum, gallery and international art fair. European countries have also enthusiastically welcomed major artists coming from around the world to create specific works across the continent. Over the course of a programme consisting of six 60-minute screenings selected by Stephen Sarrazin, Europa House – the Delegation of the European Union to Japan's recently established premises in Tokyo's Minami Azabu district – will be the point of departure for a journey through four decades of works by European artists as well as by visiting artists from other parts of the world.

Themes ranging from travel and exploration to fiction and documentary and the performing arts will bring together videos by pioneers of the medium as well as new and emerging talented creators.

We invite you to join us on this journey through images and time, from December 2012 to June 2013.