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  OkNo Gallery
  Chelyabinsk, Russia


Irina Danilova
(New York)
Demonstration of selected program of the video festival and lecture
September 5, 2007

Showing in Chelyabinsk and Ekaterinburg, Russia
59 SECONDS VIDEO FESTIVAL -- International Program

59 videos of 59 seconds

1. The stuntmen Carine Doerflinger (Germany) 2004, An incident in Paris.

2. 59 in Time Antonio Della Marina (Italy), 59 divisions of coloured time. Will something happen out of the blue?

3. 59 languages Petri Ala-Maunus (Finland), 59 languages in 59 seconds.

4. Blind Spots Jenny Vogel (USA) 2005, A close-up of an eye with the reflection of a TV that replaces the pupil as the eye is scanning the images.

5. Me to tango Lucia Warck Meister (Argentina /USA) 2005, A mirrored image of a woman dancing in front of a window depicts her loneliness.

6. Rainstorm Akiko and Masako Takada (UK), A rainy urban city changing to a rainstorm. A tragic sense of narrative in the vanishing city.

7. hey, sweetheart Craig Downing (USA) 2005, Two people rebel against their parents' wishes.

8. Pirts Franz Wanner (Germany) 2000, Occurrence in the summer in the fields.

9. If you don't call me back... Alain K (France) 2004, camera: Sophie Pigeron. "Each separation related to our emotional life sends us back to separations which we experienced in our early childhood starting from separating from the mother's breast." Necessary Renunciations by Judith Viorst.

10. Beauty No. 4 Victor Barbieri (USA), Beauty No. 4 begs for the suspension of disbelief balancing precariously between, seduction and illusion.

11. 59 seconds for:love Serena Calo (Italy) 2006, Ti amo. 5 letters, 9 ways.

12. LIX Dubi Kaufmann (USA), LIX is 59 in Roman numerals and it all started from there...

13. Bah Bah Are Hauffen (Norway) 2005, With an imbecile attitude towards life in rural areas, the sheep came to equal a something with four legs from a child's play in the garden.

14. Rituali Urbane Masimo Lovisco (Italy), Inspiration from asphalt football field when somebody wrote 59 Potenza Calcio.

15. Weather and Traffic Project 59 (USA) 2006.

16. Borderpass BridA (Slovenija) 2004, The border crossing is ever present deep within us and becomes a metaphor for all our border crossings, which were crossed and ever will be crossed by us.

17. 59 Random Russian Words Igor Baskin (Russia) 2007, Russian language learning Express method.

18. A Finger Orchestra Jinho Im (USA) 2006, In a insipid daily life we usually hit fingers on things daily.

19. Homework Zvonka Simcic and Tanja Vujinovic (Slovenia) 2002, A symphony of hypnotic, repetitive sounds while metaphorically inscribing the body in a safe, homey environment.

20. 59 Worms Carine Doerflinger (Germany) 2006.

21. Broken H-H-Ha... Egg Zvonka Simcic and Tanja Vujinovic (Slovenia) 2000, A gently erotic play metaphorically symbolizing creation.

22. 59 seconds to be happy... Marco Villani (Italy) 2007, smoking opium, 59 on the foil.

23. Order Sara Rajaei &Hadas Itzkovitch (Iran/Netherlands/Israel) 2005, Arrangement or disposition, relation and rhythm.

24. 59 seconds (time is a convention) Cristina Pavesi (Italy) 2006, 59 seconds... may be extremely long or extremely short, it is a matter of everyone's personal living.

25. Extracreato Luca Acito and Dario Carmetano (Italy) 2006, Sound: Heyehela Africa God is the creator in sixty seconds, Satan is the extra-creator in 59.

26. 59 Steps Herve Constant (UK) 2006, Chilling tale of ones man's descent into madness.

27. Blank Estelle Artus (France) 2006.

28. Sign 59 Irina Danilova (USA) 1998-2006, Apex of urban minute.

29. 59 II Michele Santarsiere (Italy) 2007.

30. 59 is the key Valerio Veneruso (Italy) 2006, 59 solves the Sudoku.

31. Cube Persefoni Marlaka (Greece) 2007, The briefest battle of chance vs logic.

32. 59 Seconds Break Javier J. Plano (Argentina) 2007, this film is entended for this festival exclusively ...it should be placed in the middle...to give a break to the viewers...

33. AMNEZAC FULANA (USA) 2005, Block your historical memory and ask your doctor about AMNEZAC: The Most Powerful Anti-Historiamine on the Market.

34. annche la parola uccide Gruppo Sinestetico (Italy) 59".

35. 59 Buddahs Alexandra Dementieva, sound Missfit (Belgium) 2003, Long camera move over Chinese sanctuary filled with Buddha figures.

36. Vrnitev: Sorisos Di Topolo (Smiles of Topolo) Katherine Liberovskaya (Canada) 2005, Based on interviews with inhabitants of the Slovenian/Italian border village.

37. 59 Shoots Antonello Matarazzo (Italy).

38. ASCENSION Myriam Thyes (Germany) 2004, The glass elevator at the luxurious hotel Marriott Marquis in New York brings you to "heaven" ... We are taught to strive for higher things -- success, wealth, honor, enlightenment.

39. The Gods Yan Chung Hsien (Taiwan) 2005, The gods are playing in the playground. The gods are fabric...The gods are oriental. The gods are sentimental.

40. 590 Javier J. Plano (Argentina) 2007, Integrates 4 individual videos: 3 of them 177 seconds long (59x3) and another one 59 seconds long, all together -- 590.

41. 16 Stones Radim Labuda (Czech Republic) 2005, Deleuze, Guattari - Anti-Oedipus narrated by Martin C. Schmidt.

42. TRANSIT Franz Wasserman (Austria) 2001, A video in between...

43. 59 Segundos | da imitacao da vida Sofia Bustorff (Portugal) 2005, A memory taken to remember the night anticipating the dawn.

44. Position 59 Javier J. Plano (Argentina) 2007, 59 pesos. Section 59 in the biggest Argentinian newspaper classified ads (a.k.a. "prostitutes section"). Ad number 59...

45. Rubro 59 -- Servicios Utiles para la Mujer y el Hombr Damian Duran (Argentina) 2007, Be careful with your fantasies... they can become real.

46. Hypochondria Mariana Bertoldi Youssef (Brazil) 2007, Sound Atelier do Vitche After 58 diseases, a man concludes he is sick again.

47. U-turn Franz Wanner (Germany) 2006.

48. Songs of Israel Irina Danilova and Hiram Levy 2005-6.

49. Collaboration Project 59 (USA) 2006, 59 one minute videos.

50. Perfect Family Project 59 (USA) 2005, with Sarah, Rosa and Yelena Lidsky, Ignat Ayzenberg and dog Laila. Every family has mementos... Sometime you have to stop breakfast in order to catch one.

51. 59 Pellets David Lachman (USA), A short video about Zami, a cat with a will to eat. She loves her pellets and won't be distracted for too long.

52. The Twins Carine Doerflinger (Germany) 2002, Two mice run one after the other and try to catch up.

53. Perfect Family II Project 59 (USA) 2006, with Sarah, Rosa, Ilyusha and Zhenya Lidsky. Kids count.

54. Twenty-Six Randall Wakerlin (USA) One self portrait every day for a year.

55. Saddamites Fereshteh Toosi (USA) with Mark Dixon & Tsvika Solan. Inspired by Saddam Hussein's use of body doubles, the video documents a visit to Washington DC on his birthday in 2003.

56. Moustache Avi Dabach (Israel) 2007.

57. Hitler, the First Superstar Darya Zhuk (Belarus) 2004, A study in deconstruction of Leni Refienstahl's Triumph des Willens famous sequence. Hitler's speech at Nuremberg rally is edited to leave him speechless on the podium.

58. Both Ends David Lachman (USA) 2005, A meditation on burning the candle at both ends.

59. 59 Endings Andrew Eyman (USA) 2006, Video montage of endings from films made during the Golden Era of 1950s Hollywood.