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2005 February 5, 2005

CAR RACE

Filmform presents a program about cars and performance art at Pustervik, Göteborg Filmfestival.

We sleep in them, we race with them, we lick them shiny clean. Cars express our identity and allow us to show off, to be greasy or classy according to taste. In garages all over the world, people are attending to their cars with tender love and care, treating them as extensions of their own bodies. Performance art is generally described as a meeting between the artist and his or her audience, with the body as the medium. These temporary meetings have often been preserved on film. But a filmed performance can also be staged specifically for the camera, the screening becoming the performance.

Film and video by Nevin Aladag (TR/DK), Kenneth Anger (US), Yael Bartana (IL/NL), Gary Beydler (US), John Bock (DE), Jasper van den Brink (NL), Nina Katchadourian/Steven Matheson/Mark Tribe (US), Stefan Otto (SE), Pipilotti Rist (CH), Egill Sæbjörnsson (IS), Franck Scurti (FR), Malin Skjöld/Jenny Bergman (SE) and soundpiece by Åke Hodell.

The Filmform program for the Gothenburg Film Festival consists of filmed performances where cars have a central role. Sit back and enjoy the ride – we’ll be showing SUV’s racing in sand dunes, a trailer rally, belly-dancing lowriders, a man cooing to his car, and much more. Program number: 613

CAR RACE is curated by Richard Julin, Anna-Karin Larsson, Anna Linder, Magdalena Malm och Henrik Orrje.

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