Retrospective of Vivian Ostrovsky: Program 2

USSA

Director: Vivian Ostrovsky
USA, 1985, 11', HDD, color
English with Turkish subtitles

USA + USSR= USSA. My film is about blurred boundaries, probably due to my own personal history. I was born in New York, to Russian and Czech parents, raised in Brazil and educated in France. As a result, the film is a cultural cocktail shot on super 8 in New York, Berlin, Milan and Paris. 

WORK AND PROGRESS

Director: Vivian Ostrovsky
USA, 1999, 10', HDD, color
English with Turkish subtitles 

A trip to Russia by two filmmakers, in 1990, ends up in a twin- screen projection using their super 8 footage mixed in with archival material and a sprinkling of the classics such as Vertov and Eisenstein. 

Nikita Kino

Director: Vivian Ostrovsky
USA, 2002, 40', HDD, B&W
English with Turkish subtitles 

In 1960 my family lived in Brazil when my father discovered that his sister and brother in Moscow, who he hadn’t seen for 40 years, were still alive. Since they couldn’t leave the USSR we went to visit them regularly for about 15 years. At the time I had my 8mm then a super 8 camera with which I filmed the family, our outings, picnics, markets and their homes...

I decided to use this material, which was not very interesting per se, by mixing it with Soviet found-footage of the same period (1960s, 1970s, 1980s). I used feature films, propaganda footage, newsreels, etc. The result is a kind of Khruschev-era mix with a collage of Soviet music and a voice-over of my reminiscences of the Cold War era.

Panel: Rethinking the Archive

Panel: Rethinking the Archive

Panorama: Colombian Highlights

Panorama: Colombian Highlights

Panorama: Emerging Artists

Panorama: Emerging Artists

Panorama: Hambre

Panorama: Hambre

Panorama: Nomadica

Panorama: Nomadica

Panorama: Portraits - KLEX

Panorama: Portraits - KLEX

Panorama: Tech-Myth

Panorama: Tech-Myth

Retrospective of Vivian Ostrovsky: Program 1

Retrospective of Vivian Ostrovsky: Program 1

Retrospective of Vivian Ostrovsky: Program 2

Retrospective of Vivian Ostrovsky: Program 2

Retrospective of Vivian Ostrovsky: Program 3

Retrospective of Vivian Ostrovsky: Program 3

Competition: Analog Works

Competition: Analog Works

Competition: Animation - I

Competition: Animation - I

Competition: Animation - II

Competition: Animation - II

Competition: Between Motion and Stillness

Competition: Between Motion and Stillness

Competition: Essay-I

Competition: Essay-I

Competition: Essay-3

Competition: Essay-3

Competition: Essay - 4

Competition: Essay - 4

Competition: Ethnogeographic

Competition: Ethnogeographic

Competition: First Experiments

Competition: First Experiments

Competition: Found Footage – I

Competition: Found Footage – I

Competition: Fresh Air-I

Competition: Fresh Air-I

Competition: Fresh Air-II

Competition: Fresh Air-II

Competition: Memory Boom

Competition: Memory Boom

Competition: Personal Cinema

Competition: Personal Cinema

Competition: A Machine to Live In

Competition: A Machine to Live In

Special Screening: When Forever Dies

Special Screening: When Forever Dies

Competition: Eyes/Eyes<br>Eyes/Eyes

Competition: Eyes/Eyes
Eyes/Eyes

Competition: Ailleurs Partout

Competition: Ailleurs Partout

Competition: The Personal Life of a Hole

Competition: The Personal Life of a Hole

Competition: This is China of a Particular Sort, I Do Not Know

Competition: This is China of a Particular Sort, I Do Not Know

Retrospective of Vivian Ostrovsky: Top Ten Designers

Retrospective of Vivian Ostrovsky: Top Ten Designers

Competition: Autumnal Sleeps

Competition: Autumnal Sleeps

Competition: Inside The Outset - Evoking A Space of Passage

Competition: Inside The Outset - Evoking A Space of Passage

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico was born on July 10, 1888, in Volos, Greece, to an Italian family. His mother, Gemma Cervetto, was from a family of Genoa origin, but most likely she was born in Izmir. His father, Evaristo, was born on June 21, 1841 in the Büyükdere district of Istanbul.