CYLAND MediaArtLab artist Alexandra Dementieva shared with us her report from Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, a major event dedicated to the contemporary practices of the moving image. Rencontres Internationales offers a space to discover and reflect upon new cinema and contemporary art. This event took place January 12-17, 2016 in Paris.
Each year a large number of spectators and professionals from around the world gather to discover the Rencontres Internationales programme, which includes screenings, exhibitions and performances of works by internationally recognised artists and filmmakers, along with young artists and first-time filmmakers. Debates and round tables with guest curators, artists and researchers provide an additional perspective on the programme and are given the opportunity to question artistic practices and their concerns.
The event is a unique European platform where artists can meet and exchange ideas with a large audience and launch new projects. More than just a showcase of work, the event offers a true forum in the presence of guests from around the world: leading figures in the fields of cinema, contemporary and digital artists, researchers, institutional supervisors and emerging organisations are brought together to share their experiences and reflections in the context of evolving art and culture.
More on the Rencontres Internationales programme at http://www.art-action.org/site/en/index.php