OVP presents This is OVP!!
at Netwerk / Center for Contemporary Art :
01 DEC 06

: Event#05
December 1, 2006

William Cobbing
Els Vanden Meersch
Melvin Moti

11/11/06 > 16/12/06

The way the presentations of William Cobbing, Melvin Moti and Els Vanden Meersch are distributed in different formats along the building, already gives an idea of this improved articulation. William Cobbing takes the Gallery space as a starting point for his show, conducting a sculptural research that will take place both in and outside the Netwerk building. Melvin Moti’s movie, The Black Room, is shown in the Zaal during the opening night on November 11th, while Els Vanden Meersch’ small exhibition in the Studio will be concluded by the official presentation of her new book Implants on Saturday 16th December.

The simultaneous presence of the three artists in Netwerk is not a complete coincident. Although their individual practice seems to have few resemblances, they all ask similar questions on the physical and psychological presence of architecture and history in our daily life - and deal with the issue on a very concrete basis. William Cobbing makes a connection between Freud’s heritage and the ruins of Pompeii. Melvin Moti presents a fictional interview with a surrealist poet against the same historical background, blending recent and distant past. Els Vanden Meersch shows claustrophobic images of obsolete modernist buildings, and the still resounding mechanisms of power and control behind them.


Lorenzo Benedetti / Sarra Brill
(Open Video Projects) This is OVP!!
Open Video Projects is a video-archive and screening program based in Rome, Italy. Selections from the video archive are presented weekly, in a screening which is part of the multimedia Blueroom event, in Rialtosantambrogio. The video archive is open to every (dilettante or professional) filmmaker. Open Video Projects gathers video documents of all kinds: for the Netwerk event, they present a special selection of highlights from the archive.


Some notes are - Heine Røsdal Avdal
Avdals artistic interventions are site specific and yet they take place in the theatre. The stage becomes a medium. The unpredictable course of the performance piece implies a continuously changing set-up.

Performance / sound

Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit
The American composer and film and video artist Phill Niblock is active since halfway the sixties. His extremely minimalistice compositions are usually on drones, interference and upper tones. Over a long period he only presented his work as performances in galleries and musea. In Netwerk, he creates a dialogue with Berlin based altsax player and electronics musician Thomas Ankersmit.







Suzy Cho
OVP trailer 1
2005, 0:20 sec. (video, color, sound)

Giulia Mainenti
Nitido (White Version)
2006, 5:00 min. (video, color, sound)

Marco Raparelli
2006, 3:30 min. (video, color, sound)

Rainer Ganahl
A Bold Line - Back and Forth -
Bicycling Madison Avenue

2006, 5:47 min. (video, color, sound)

Three Bi-colored Squares
2006, 3 min. (video, color, sound)

Vincenzo Mistretta
2006, 5 min.
(Super 8mm transfer to video, color, sound)

Marie Losier
Eat My Makeup!
2005, 6:00 min.
(16mm transfer to video, color, sound)

Steven Eastwood
Chris Crossing
2003, 4:00 min.
(video, color, sound)

Willam Cobbing
Eating My Teeth
2000-2004, 3:22 min. (video, color, sound)

Rob Carter
2005, 8:56 min.
(video, color, sound)

Julie Perini
Let's watch that guy in the coffee shop.
2005, 4:50 min. (video, color, sound)

Suzy Cho
OVP Trailer 2
2005, 0:20 sec.
(video, color, sound)

Sarra Brill
Untitled (Netwerk Interval)

2006, 5:00 min.
(video, color, sound)