film / video / VJ

28. - 28.May.06 VIENNA cooperation frieda @ Soho in Ottakring
cooperation frieda shows as part of the Soho in Ottakring programme short films by Renate Kordon, Manu Luksch und Linda Christanell und Animierte Kunstfilme von Brigitta Bödenauer.
07.Apr.06 LONDON: Unknown White Male - UK Theatrical Release
Oscar-shortlisted feature documentary with music by Mukul on UK release
workshop / tools | film / video / VJ

THE FILMMAKER AS SYMBIONT:
opportunistic infections of the surveillance apparatus

(published in the NODE-LONDON READER 2006)

Filmmakers render aspects of nature, human activity and imagination visible. The documentary film continues to be a potent form in all its variety, from the personal video diary to "objective" fly-on-the-wall shoots, to the hybrid fact/fiction ("faction") film. But the most prolific documentarists are no longer to be found in film schools and TV stations. In some European and American cities, every street corner is under constant surveillance using recording closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras. Such cameras are typically operated by local government, police, private security firms, large corporations and small businesses, and private individuals, and may be automatic or controlled (zoomed and panned) from a remote control room. Filmmakers, and in particular documentarists of all flavours, should reflect on this constant gaze. Why bring in additional cameras, when much private and public urban space is already covered from numerous angles?  

MANIFESTO FOR CCTV FILMMAKERS declares a set of rules, establishes effective procedures, and identifies further issues for filmmakers using pre-existing CCTV (surveillance) systems as a medium in the UK. The manifesto is constructed with reference to the Data Protection Act 1998 and related privacy legislation that gives the subjects of data records (including CCTV footage) access to copies of the data. The filmmaker's standard equipment is thus redundant; indeed, its use is prohibited. The manifesto can easily be adapted for different jurisdictions.

Manifesto: double page pdf for screen
Manifesto: double sided, single-fold A4 hand out
  Manifesto poster A0, .tiff, 20MB

  AV DINNERS 02: Aju J's New Year Feast – In the Year of the Fire Dog
video installation by Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel. Premiered at Temporary Art Museum Soi Sabai, Bangkok, 11–17 Feb 2006. [ watch video online]
25.Jan.06 - 26.Mar.06 ROTTERDAM (NL): the voluptuously blinking eye (VBI)
a live teletext broadcasting station and public lounge set up at the contemporary art institution Witte de With during The 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, featuring Lektrolab (Emma Davidson & Paul B. Davis), Rachel Baker, Tina Hage, Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel amongst other artists.
  voluptuously blinking eye (VBI)
The exhibition and laboratory SATELLITE OF LOVE highlights alternatives to what the larger public might consider to be ‘the renewed potential’ of the television medium. This event takes place during the The 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, which teamed up with Witte de With center for contemporary art, Rotterdam for the exhibition "Satellite of Love" (To 26 March, 2006). VBI, an ambientTV.NET production, will feature the artists Lektrolab (Emma Davidson & Paul B. Davis), Rachel Baker, Tina Hage, Juha Huuskonen, Manu Luksch, and Mukul Patel. To participate in Lektrolab's teletext channel 'Microtel', read on here. Also check out the photo blog
22. - 23.Nov.05 [Roma] Virtual Borders screening at:
IV Edition of the International Seminar on An overlook on ethnic minorities of Inland South-east Asia is hosted by Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia. On 22nd of Nov, the screening of Virtual Borders is followed by Q&A with the filmmaker.
  Fly Stories
Migration, Movement, Mobility: Road Cinema and Film Workshops in Northern Thailand as part of the Fly With Me project
  Telejam 04
audio-visual tele-jamming session during the exhibition Castle of Light by Latvian artist Voldemars U.
  streaming video of "Only Connect: Soil, Soul, Society"
Andrew Marr, Anita Roddick, Thomas Moore, Vandana Shiva, David Whyte, Jane Goodall, Ann Pettifor, Geoff Mulgan, Satish Kumar and Jonathan Porritt speak at the Only Connect Conference, London. Find their complete presentations online here...
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