Language widens and defines boundaries. It creates our image of the world, and shapes our interaction with the world and with each other. Time and again, artistic languages in particular have worked against the simplification and entrenchment of our image of reality: they have deliberately produced non-sense, cultivated contradictions, upturned hierarchies, and devised new codes that let us see and experience the world in a different way: “wild grammar” as a counter declaration and an attempt to make a clean break.
With 32nd European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck will once again become a forum for exciting media art discourse. Featuring the theme of Wild Grammar, this year’s festival offers a whole host of works from Germany and abroad that are devoted to the question of the transformative power of language.
The programmers and curators have selected a multitude of high-calibre works from the 2,200 or more entries. This year, EMAF presents more than 130 short and feature-length films, as well as round about 40 installations and performances.
During talks at the Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, we will discuss the topic of language, using language. Several locations will showcase a wide range of pieces by young artists from various higher education institutions. Showcasing audiovisual works, exhibition performances, installations, sound performances and animations, INIT Experience provides the opportunity for lively exchange based on all kinds of artistic forms of expression at the Haus der Jugend and Haus Heger Straße 29/30.
Opening: April 24th | 7.30 pm
Festival: April 24th to 28th
More information: https://www.emaf.de/en/index.html
Catalog and program: https://www.emaf.de/en/Downloads.html