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03 Jan 2009

Asian Hot Shots Berlin 2009 – Festival for Film and Video Art

Saki Satom, 'From B to H', 2002, video still

Video Art by Saki Satom, Sookoon Ang, Sung Hwan Kim, Chan Sook Choi, Jeuno JE Kim, Masakazu Saito, Shahram Entekhabi


Opening Video Art
9 January 2009 at 6pm
Velvet Projects Berlin

From 10 til 18 January 2009, 12pm to 6pm
12 January (Mon) closed


Velvet Projects Berlin
Brunnenstr. 3, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Memhardstr. 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany

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Participating artists: Saki Satom (J/UK), Sookoon Ang (SG), Sung Hwan Kim (KR/USA), Chan Sook Choi (KR/DE) Jeuno JE Kim (KR/SE), Masakazu Saito (J), Shahram Entekhabi (IR/DE)

9 January 2009 / 6pm / Velvet Projects Berlin

14 January 2009 / 7.30pm / Jet

'Shifting Asia – Strategies of visualization and what stays unseen?'
Performance Lecture 'Finders Keepers' by JEUNO JE KIM
Followed by talk with participating artists and curators

This year the video art section of ASIAN HOT SHOTS BERLIN presents eight video works by seven artists, who deal with strategies of visualization. All artists have an Asian background, and they live and work in different places such as Japan, Singapore, Berlin, New York, or London. This diversity and the bridging between cultures are reflected in the presented works. The artists have a performative approach: some works show the artists themselves, others were made in collaboration with dancers. The works focus on how images are being produced: self images, images of the other, body images, images of femininity and masculinity. The different ways of visualizing the body in the medium video questions the translatability of authenticities, and plays with the shifting of meaning in a highly mediated world.

The video art section is curated by Masayo Kajimura and Saskia Wendland.

Special thanks to: Gillian Morris (Velvet Projects Berlin), Lena Ziese (Jet), Carla Orthen, Kyongfa Che, Sakiko Nishihara, Sinta Wibowo

ASIAN HOT SHOTS BERLIN – Festival for Film and Video Art

The goal of this festival is to offer independent filmmakers and young artists and their individual and wildly varied modes of expression an appropriate platform for their work. The festival wants to bring the audience closer to other ways of life; the festival will give insights that are not shown in the mass media and mainstream film. ASIAN HOT SHOTS BERLIN further aims to create a cultural exchange between German and Asian filmmakers. We aim to support young filmmakers with inspiration, contacts and new perspectives that opens doors for new projects and international cooperation. As a first in 2009, ASIAN HOT SHOTS BERLIN will introduce a special award, also put to audience voting, to recognize marked achievement for framing a voice for the intercultural experience in film: the Manfred Durniok Prize.