A series of six DVDs - sold as one set - by Bello Benischauer (2002-2007), an Austrian/Australian video artist, whose work is presented through Video Festivals, Multimedia Events and Interdisciplinary Art Projects around the world. Differences and cultural identities are the main issue of work, which focuses on modern movements inspired by nature and urban settings in relation to existing terms of ordinary life. Calling it video poetry and avant-garde films the single DVDs include special features and English/German language selection.
“His work in digital video and performance was a key to the symposium’s international scope, and proved exemplary as to how a multiplicity of approaches to the new art of performance cinema provides a deeper understanding of many aspects of performance cinema - form, content, political, global, etc.” (Henry Warwick, curator SFPCS San Francisco Performance Cinema Symposium 2003.
“What I particularly like about Bello’s work is it has great variety in style, theme and concepts, and this allows a newer observer of contemporary digital art to appreciate a diverse range of works. The different projects give an insight into what is possible with the application of new technologies to New Media Art.” (Graeme Watson, Professional Development and Training Manager - Film and Television Institute WA Australia)
“I believe that the work has redeeming educational merit. It is insightful and unique and is of interest to anyone involved in the contemporary creative arts.” (Dr P. E. Mudie, Discipline Chair - Visual Arts, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts University of Western Australia)
MAYBE IT’S ONLY... IMAGINE!
Examinations of dreams and reality by focussing on the forms and colours of nature; human beings have attempted to control, reorganise, and mark nature with signs of their presence; seven videos as digital paintings, moving pictures questioning the natural cycles of death and rebirth. Presented as installations in exhibitions (Europe/Australia). 2002 62 mins.
Focussing on modern movements inspired by nature and urban settings; a story about changing the view on things in society, nature and life in general focussing on slow and fast movements by replacing points of view and by separating nature from the human being. Short cuts and profiles of facing the beauty temples of Western Society like soap operas, shopping centres and mass events. San Francisco Performance Cinema Symposium 2003, National Museum of Australia/Canberra 2004, amoda Austin Museum of Digital Art Texas/USA 2004, mona Museum of Modern Art Detroit/USA 2005 and various Multi Media Events in Australia. 2003 77 mins.
PROJECT X… six transformations of life
Aphoristic “talk” about world and inner experiences; from birth to growing up, from reproduction to death the main video shows a path through six stages that should provide a self-identification for the audience to bring up own experiences and intentions of struggling with individuality and mass phenomenon.
mona Museum of Modern Art Detroit/USA 2005, barbès Performance Space New York/USA 2005, accea Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan/Armenia 2005, multimedia event Austria 2005, artopia Living Artists WA festival, Perth/Australia 2005.
2004/05 65 mins.
…deals with questions about nature and human beings, showing how the fragments and remains of pre-existing life forms become the starting point of new creation. The strongest message from the film: it is not a question what is possible, but how far are we prepared to go? The video is a virtual collage, bringing together different scene-shots from films and documentations to create a „coded“ message. Various international video festivals, The Bakery Perth/Australia 2006. 2005/06 41 mins.
DIGITAL COMPOSITION – collector’s edition. A special edition presenting a summary of the main digital work by bello benischauer on a double-DVD from 2001-2006, containing video-documentations of interdisciplinary exhibitions, videos from the DVD series and single video installations. 2006. 154 mins.
ASAGAO morning glory –
Also available as individual DVDS.
For a preview of the film go to http://www.artinprocess.com/movies