CeC'11 India - Global Art Video

RED NOMADE and black duck present in February 18-19-20, 2011 in CeC'11 a selection of videoworks curated by Cristina Ghetti and Ima Picó.

RED NOMADE is an international cooperation project interested in the exchange of contemporary artists and intellectuals. The collective aim is to generate artistic, cultural and academic events in different  cities in order to facilitate the meeting of visual artists, art critics, curators, writers and intellectuals.

black duck undertakes curatorial projects to promote the work of contemporary artists working in performance, installation, digital media and video to an international audience. Projects include participation in festivals, international exchanges, exhibitions and events.

RED NOMADE and black duck present recent works by John Baugh (Skipton, UK), Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan (Manchester, UK), Gillian McIver (London, UK), Cristina Ghetti (Argentina), Dolo Piqueras (Spain), Laura Rodriguez Moscatel (Spain), Rous Hernández (Spain), Patrcicia Aragón Martin (Spain), Racciatti/ Bobbio (Argentina), Carolina Loyola (USA), Consuelo Zori (Argentina) and Zibe (Argentina)

black duck program:
This selection for CeC'11 has been possible thanks to Diversity Art Forum:

DIVERSITY ART FORUM is an organization that supports art projects nationally and internationally.   It is the diversity of the medium rather than cultural background of artists or groups that Diversity Art Forum is interested in. Diversity Art Forum aims to encourage various debates in the projects it supports.

Kooj traverses a range of disciplines. Such as video and digital media practice and teaching; cultural development; as a creative producer; a collaborative audio-visual project consultant for museums; and in education, curriculum and learning development. In addition to his significant professional standing including work with artists such as Keith Piper, Kooj has extensively worked with various communities and was recently a senior manager at Community Arts North West.

Meta-motion. Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan. 2002. interactive art CD-ROM installation and published work. Sole artist-director, production, co-post-production/authoring
Non-linear narratives on the parallel mental, physical and material preparations and self-discipline for both athletes and community endeavours, a Commonwealth Games 2002 artists’ commission/exhibition.

Meta-motion. Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan. 2002

From H to O. Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan. 2003. Interactive single-screen digital multimedia installation
A range of dramatic scenarios in which dysentery affects a young woman to varying degrees, from almost no illness to near death. Each is split into beginnings, middles and ends which must be configured through the windows of a fruit-machine game format.

From H to O. Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan. 2003

Boundless Sky. Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan. 2002
A semi-animated self-searching journey for a contemporary Bharat Natyam dancer inspired by the process of athleticism, fused with digital graphics and fine-ink drawings.

Boundless Sky. Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan. 2002

What If I’m Not Real. A collaborative film by the v02 collective: directed by Kooj Chuhan: a virtual migrants production
As if from a dream, a poet’s narration gives life to three masked figures each on a raft at sea, emerging across a landless and timeless space. The intertwined conflicts between a parent, a child and officialdom are emotively played out with bloody consequences to create a provocative physical drama, which allows a simple and human understanding of asylum and global terror to take place. Made with remembrance for the 58 human souls from China who tragically suffocated in a lorry container whilst trying to enter Britain in June 2000.

What If I’m Not Real. By Kooj Chuhan: a virtual migrants production

Rekindle. Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan. 2003. Interactive video works on five touch-screens
People and poets converse with diverse historical objects through imaginative and dramatic oral response using scratch-film digital effects.

Rekindle. Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan. 2003.

From Punjab to football. Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan (2001, 5 mins) Multimedia Art-Documentary. Writer, Director, Producer, Editor & various production roles.
A visually compelling art-documentary about sport and globalisation, contrasting the little-known Sikh sport of Gatka with the most global of all sports - Football. A short film co-commissioned by Manchester United Football Club, premiered at Manchester United in June 2001.

From Punjab to football. Kuljit 'Kooj' Chuhan

Buy this. An installation by Kooj (Kuljit) Chuhan, with collaborative support from Virtual Migrants.
A self-interacting and live-updated two-screen video installation produced for The Centre Cannot Hold project by Virtual Migrants. This project discusses the ways in which Climate Change is a continuation of imperialist processes that have been active for a few hundred years. Destruction of human beings along with their environment on a large scale is nothing new, and climate change is perhaps the most sanitised way in which ‘third’ economies will be decimated by the omnipresent culture of greed led by the first economies. This installation continually juxtaposes found historical and news footage from the internet with contemporary patterns of over-consumption and the addiction to commodify everything. It uses randomising software and jagged editing techniques to create a sense of raw footage being presented, as well as the creation of a social space and use of locally found materials. The viewer is invited to buy this imagery of difficult narratives and juxtapositions and commodify it, by simply being an observer consuming it.

Buy this. Kooj (Kuljit) Chuhan, with collaborative support from Virtual Migrants.

The direction of my practice is to combine the fundamentals of historical immersive spaces with modern digital projection technologies, thus resulting in spatial immersion within a virtual environment. The use of the white expanse manufactures a sense of being within a contemporary gallery setting. This arrangement promotes a physical distance between the digital sculpture (projection) and the participant, which is similar to that of viewing traditional physical sculpture. This parallel is important to the nature of the piece and a reflection on how digital immateriality can be manipulated to represent the physical world as well as being an antithesis of it.

Towards an infinite Background. John Baugh. 2008
Towards an infinite Background. John Baugh. 2008

Gillian is a writer, curator and film-maker based in London. She was one of the founding members of site responsive art group Luna Nera producing work in sites across Europe from landscape interventions in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia to declining industrial areas of Berlin. Her own practice is consistently concerned with history, memory and place and her collection of short films called ‘Places’ uncover strange sites in Berlin, Moscow, St Petersburg, Paris and Belfast – exploring the lost fragments that trace the past, and reveal the transitory nature of human existence.

Tarkovsky’s River. Gillian McIver. (2009)
Tarkovsky’s River. Gillian McIver. (2009)


Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cristina Ghetti lives and works in Valencia, Spain. She is a visual artist and designer, developing her work in the field of painting, animation and multimedia. She has a five-year degree in Fine Arts from the Polythechnique University of Valencia. She is at present studying the “Master in visual arts and multimedia” at the Polytechnique University of Valencia. Cristina Ghetti is director of the Spanish organisation “Red Nomade", group dedicated to interventions and exchanges between visual artists and critics. Her work has been shown individually and collectively in exhibitions in Europe, USA and Latin America. She has won prizes and scholarships in Argentina, France and Spain and her artworks are in institutions and private collections.

Cristina Ghetti. Stripes. 2010
Stripes is a minimal composition that uses the line as a primary element.

Cristina Ghetti. Stripes. 2010

Dolo Piqueras was born in 1981 in Valencia, Spain, where she is currently living. She studied Fine Arts at the Polytecnique University of Valencia. After that studied the Artes Visuales e Intermedia PhD program, and the Master Artes Visuales y Multimedia, she wrote her Dissertation about relation between film and interactive installations and a master thesis about art, interaction and videogames. In 2008 she was an exchange student at Master in Interface Cultures and since 2006 she is an Assistant Scholar of the "Laboratorio de luz" also in Valencia. At present she is preparing her doctoral thesis, and researching about film, videogames, devices and interaction.

Diazepam. Dolo Piqueras
Her video Diazepam tries to put the camera at the point of view of an animal (that represents the basic human instincts) and how the same human’s genre and culture tries to domesticate and make useful, although sometimes the unique way for that are some kind of drugs.

Diazepam. Dolo Piqueras

Laura Rodriguez Moscatel has recently concluded a Master in Visual Arts and Multimedia at the Polytechnique University of Valencia. She has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and has lived in Germany for several years working in television as image technician. Laura Rodriguez has participated in many exhibitions with the collective TestBild.

Kromo Xoma. Laura Rodriguez Moscatel
This work deals with the idea of duality and multiple identities. Through the exposition of the body in a comical way, the video conveys the idea of the use of the body as an object in order to express ourselves and our personality; a personality that is always in constant change and transformation.
Kromo Xoma. Laura Rodriguez Moscatel

Geometric Translation. Rous Hernández
Geometric Translation is the digital extension of Domestic Geometrie. The idea is to manipulate and animate the patterns of the mosaics of the traditional hydraulic flagstones. The work originates from a similar two-dimensional painting idea: playing with colour, forms, lines, dots and surface to compose geometric mosaics.

Geometric Translation
Geométrica Doméstica. (Rous Hernandez)
Colaborators: Viuda de Gutiérrez (graphics) & Sr. Duck (sound)
Patricia Aragón Martín is currently undertaking a Master Degree in Visual Arts and Multimedia at the Polytechnique University of Valencia and has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Castilla La Mancha, Cuenca.

Dots. Patrcicia Aragón Martin

Dots. Audio: ..::.:..:....::...h2o, Daax!
Patricia Aragón Martín Video Digital.


Andrea Racciatti was born in Rosario, Argentina and has a Visual Arts degree from the National University of Rosario. She co-ordinates with Cristina Ghetti the international project Red Nómade, a contemporary artistic and intellectual intervention collective. She works in painting, digital art and video art and has participated in national and international solo and group exhibitions since 1980, including: La Noche, Jacques Martínez Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2009. Impresiones Urbanas / Urban Impressions, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Valencia, Spain and VVVgallery 2007; El sutil vértigo de la imagen / The subtle vertigo of the image, Spanish Cultural Centre, Rosario, 2005; Kiss me DVD, 6´ in The Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, USA; FIVU Montevideo, Uruguay; International Video Dance Festival, Buenos Aires; Danza em Foco in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Postfotografías, la desrealidad de la imagen /Postphotographs, the unreality of the image in Recoleta Cultural Centre, Buenos Aires, 2004. In 2005-6 she participated in the touring exhibition En busca de la belleza real / In search of true beauty. She lives and works in Buenos Aires.

Born in November 1984. After two years of literature studies at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), he decides to study at the National University Institute of Audiovisuals (IUNA). As a director, editor and script writer, he has done two short films that have been selected at numerous festivals at Argentina and all around the world: “Interestratos” and “De cómo A venció al Anomal”, and a video clip for the underground rock band “Olfa Meocorde”, titled “Gareca”. He is the director and co-founder of the independent film company “La Conciencia Films”. As a member of Fundesur foundation, wins the 2010 support of the “Fondo Nacional de las artes” for a documentary project named “En el camino”. At the moment he is post-producting his third short film, titled “El Demócrata”, and has just been selected to participate in the 6th Talent Campus Buenos Aires.

Interestratos. Idea: Andrea Racciatti, direction: Juan Bobbio

Interestratos. Racciatti/ Bobbio

Carolina Loyola García is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and educator. Her work reflects upon such issues as cultural dis/placement, language, post-colonialism, and the environment offering a critical view and questioning current notions of corporate economic development. She works primarily in media arts, including single-channel video art, video installations, digital printmaking, and most recently in documentary, and has also ventured into performance through theater and dance.

Untold coffee Stories. Carolina Loyola-Garcia
Untold Coffee Stories is a short experimental animated video that explores the social origins of coffee while talking about a 1932 massacre in El Salvador where thousands of coffee workers were killed in what became the first communist revolt of Latin America. Through the use of multiple voices in the soundtrack the artist creates the illusion of being inside someone’s mind traversing through historical facts, personal stories, and questions regarding the representation of women workers in advertising and history books.

Untold coffee Stories. Carolina Loyola-Garcia

1955. San Isidro, Argentina. Activity plural in their academic, artistic, teaching and research. Recorder, Social Psychologist and Photographer. Master's Degree in "Photography" UPV, Spain.
Since 1980, participates in individual and group art exhibitions. National, private and international art contests. Honored with national and international awards.
Habitat. Consuelo Zori
"Places die like men, even when they appear to survive" Joubert
The metaphor of the habitat and the inhabited always has its variations, between the inside and the outside, what begins to appear on the landscape as something disturbing, unknown, unwanted, forgotten dream, novel, that live is always developed, to be alive.
(This work was made on Ibarra Ecuador, on May 2008; Edited in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 2009)

Habitat. Consuelo Zori

Martin VazquezGustavo Zibecchi
We are united by the passion we have for illustration visual arts and computer science since we were children, which evolved to digital art, animation and publicity. We were baptized as Martín Vázquez and Gustavo Zibecchi. In addition to being great friends, we have been working together for some time following the same dreams and goals.
Zibe Ideas Animadas is a working space, a place for experimentation and free creation. We deal with communication projects through the creativity and the direction of art. We work with different design studios of Mar del Plata and Capital Federal and the advertising agencies ATL Y BTL. We produce audio-visual pieces internationally and take part in art exhibitions and events of avant-garde and contemporary art.

Aurora. Zibe.
Animation made with Quartz Composer. Audio: AcopioDG

Aurora. Zibe. Made with Quartz Composer. Audio: AcopioDG. 2010

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