film makers

 

 

George Chkheidze (independant film maker)

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The independant Georgian film maker Giga (George) Chkheidze, joined ART VISUALS  in 2014. He graduated 1986  from the National Theatre and Film School Tbilisi: Camera Faculty. At the same time he finished the Special Music School in Jazz and Electronic Music. 1986-1991 he worked as a director of photography at the Georgian State Film Studio “Gruzia Film”. Since 1993 he has been realizing a number of independent film projects in Moscow, London, Berlin and Munich. His films have been screened in many renowned International Film Festivals (Rotterdam, Oberhausen, IDFA  Amsterdam, New Directors / New Films NYC) and Film Programmes such as MOMA (The Museum Of Modern Art NY, The Film Society of Lincoln Centre NY, Anthology Film Archives NY, INPUT San Sebastian as well as shown on several popular TV Channels as ARTE, 3 sat, ZDF. He has been awarded at several international  film festivals. George currently lives in Austria and Germany.  Web: http://giga965.wix.com/gigacinema

 

 

Marc Neys alias Swoon (Video Art, Video artist, poetry film maker, Belgium)

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Marc Neys aka Swoon, born 1968, lives in Mechelen (Belgium). He has produced over 60 videpoems and collaborated with various writers in different languages. His videopoems and Shorts were shown at international Festivals such as "Madatac III" (Madrid, Spain), „Southend on Sea“ (UK), „Crossing Borders Festival" (Antwerp,Belgium) "International Literary Filmfestival" (NY),“Visible Verse Festival” (Vancouver),the Motion-festival” (Riga, Latvia),
“the Experimental film and video festival (A)FEFV” (Krk, Croatia), "The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival" (Morgantown, USA). In 2012 Marc Neys collaborates with ART VISUALS & POETRY in video production for the Poetry Film Festival ZEBRA in Berlin.
"Like all good art, the work of Marc Neys transports us to a state. It is a state of attention and reverie at the same time, where the artist shares with us his own intense experience of the moment, and then sends us each on our own inner investigations. Meditations on Nature, Time, Art, the human condition, and the spiritual cost of modernity - these are some of the dizzy heights that Marc Neys audiovisual essays explore.“Longing,” as Heidegger defines it, “is the agony of the nearness of the distant”. Something of this delicious torment informs the dense visual and sonic tapestries found in these stills and videos. In his miniatures paintings and films, Marc Neys piles layer upon layer of information and sensation –ghostly voices and pathos, echoing memory’s dizzy playground, alongside snatches of half-forgotten dreams, or lives.
.http://swoon-videopoetry.com/
http://vimeo.com/swoon