Your Skin is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Danny Germansen

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Your Skin is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Danny Germansen

Still: Danny Germansen in Alison Williams’ 2013 film, Tea in a Thundercup

A screening of video art that has strong roots in performance, postponed until a later date to be announced in 2014.

The artists include Pedro Alba, Camille Escudero, Francesca Fini, Danny Germansen & sylviatoyindustries.

Danny Germansen (Denmark). Mr. Germansen is showing INNER PROJECTIONS FROM A BROKEN MAN, a collection of video and film from the last 12 years of his life. This body of work was inspired by Danny Germansen’s own life with disability, depression, and mental breakdown.

“On TALES FROM THE DOWN BELOW OF SOCIETY.

As an ongoing problem in the industrialized world the human race gets more and more lonely and alienated. The world turns faster and faster and people are more busy than ever working, making career, making family, making money and having all the right material stuff and doing all the socially acceptable things that are the norm of society!

It is in this world where the sick and weak humans go under the radar and live outside society. They live on the edge of society in isolation, loneliness and alienation!

These film and videos by Danny Germansen show the humans who are down and out in society without the possibility of saving themselves! It is the mentally ill and physically challenged who are not able to follow the fast modern society!

No one thinks about these people. They are on their own, sometimes caught in a life full of pain. Some choose suicide as their last resort.

It is with inspiration in his own life that Danny makes these videos/films that sometimes might seem embarrassing and ruthless. But these only are true emotions that all humans would capable of feeling if they were in the same situation.”

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Your Skin Is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Pedro Alba (Spain)

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A screening of video art that has strong roots in performance, postponed until a later date to be announced in 2014. The artists include Pedro Alba, Camille Escudero, Francesca Fini, Danny Germansen & sylviatoyindustries.

Pedro Alba (Spain). “PERFORMANCE & EXPERIMENTAL ARTIST ON THE PROCESS OF COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.” His work is based on the development of ideas and concepts worked from the transmedia and multidisciplinary. Mr. Alba’s work is like an open research laboratory and he believes that “video is not going to be a discipline that will escape.” He uses video in a variety of ways: as the investigation of public participation as an integral part of the film to make it the protagonist experiential of the same; as the creation of short dark films based on action art and post-theater; as reflecting on contemporary society; and finally from a more cinematic aspect, Mr. Alba performs a series of experimental documentary films that sometimes begin with a simple idea and other times through a deeper documentation process.

Mr. Alba is a collaborative artist, working with a larger company that creates transmedia art from original and unique concepts. A recent collaborative work, THE PATATERO, policy and performance in 2013, is an excellent example of the integral nature of public participation in Mr. Alba’s work.

Pedro Alba is the director of the only internet tv, in Spanish, dedicated to action art and performance (TV ElRetreteRosa RR_Tv). He is also the director of the KAPAS / International Performance & Antisystem Itinerant Film Festival, with more than 10 European cities such as headquarters.

Mr. Alba’s show TROIKA, CONTRACOMUNICACIÓN Y POSTPERIODISMO is currently running at The Grey Square in Tarragona, Spain. http://www.pedroalba.com.

Your Skin is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Camille Escudero (France)

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Your Skin is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Camille Escudero (France)

A screening of video art that has strong roots in performance, postponed until a later date to be announced in 2014. The artists include Pedro Alba, Camille Escudero, Francesca Fini, Danny Germansen & sylviatoyindustries.

Ms. Ecudero’s performative research runs along the fault line separating the presence of absence, it explores its porosity. The body, as an artistic media, stumbles on its own incarnation and its own density. While creating one hundred “visual haiku” in Brussels in January 2012, Ms. Escudero began making videos, using her cellphone camera. She stresses that “I don’t “capture” images for its contents, but I explore the mobility of the “filming” body. The images become the body extension in order to see and think alerts and flickerings of sighted flesh: neither objective nor subjective.” The kinetics of the “camera-eye” fit material kinetics of body. Ms. Escudero is extremely prolific – her YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/Mafalda1777) is a busy place and quite a treat.