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INFLUX - Lumière Curated By Video Power

On the 4th of December, Lumière hands over the stage to Video Power, a production platform for audiovisual arts in Maastricht. The 90 minute program, consisting of four short films made by contemporary artists, introduces you to the video art scene in the region. INFLUX is the first edition of the yearly LUMIÈRE CURATED BY VIDEO POWER program.

INFLUX opens up questions about authority and the representation of power. For thousands of years, authorities have used images to create common values and instil respect in their subjects. Those with access to the arts and the distribution of images were also those able to obtain and maintain power (the church, kings, aristocracy, etc.). But the world is changing. The performance and distribution of our most personal experiences in the form of images have become part of our everyday life. Cheap mass media have ushered in a new era in which ‘home-made’ pictures flow unrestrained. Faster than ever, images are stripped of their context, acquire new meanings, disseminate new values and instil new respect. INFLUX explores different layers of contemporary image production and its role in the affirmation of existing power structures.

The films:
-Eye Farm by Beny Wagner (2016)
-Déploiements by Stéphanie Lagarde (2018) [Avant-premiere]
-Hello Joe by Graham Kelly (2017) [Avant-premiere]
-Complete Dynamics by Diogo Baldaia (2017)

More info + tickets:

Later Event: December 5
Open Table Session December