Two of Valerie Wolf Gang’s videos were presented on the festival “Video in Progress 5: Reflections of the Past”. In 2014 the Video in Progress festival has joined with the Photonic Moments – Month of Photography festival.
“Video in Progress 5: Reflections of the Past brings forth a variety of contemporary international video art addressing the issues of past times and memories. In this edition we took up the research of time and transitoriness. As selectors we were interested in how the common historical narratives intertwines with personal memories and how they both affect our identity and our sense of being in the world. At a time of multimedia culture, saturated with numerous events and information quickly sliding into oblivion, memories become fragile and evasive. Because of that there is a need to constantly interpret or reinterpret past events in order to make sense out of our present society and our actions as individuals.
In the previous edition of the festival we explored the topic of pain from a personal perspective and we thought it was important to expand our research on the presence of pain in everyday life to include a wider socio-political context marked by turbulent historical events of the past century leading up to the present moment. The selected videos each address pain from a particular historical moment in a specific way.”
– Vesna Bukovec & Metka Zupanič, selectors of the festival
program list of the festival “Video in progress 5”
program list of “Photonic Moments 2014 – Month of Photography”