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CODE ROOD & tranzit.cz production commissioned by Sonsbeek'16

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For SONSBEEK ’16, curators from a former Dutch colony are working with descendants of former colonizers. What location could be more appropriate to underscore this transaction than a former military base? Buitenplaats Koningsweg, in the north of Arnhem, has been transformed into a cinematic world that provides insight into both Arnhem’s and German's military past.

Artists from central and western Europe work in buildings, that were used during the Second World War and the Cold War. Buitenplaats Koningsweg is the home base of the collective CODE ROOD. They often organize art events at this location.

For SONSBEEK ’16, they are building installations that tell about the history of the former military base that originally was built by the Germans during World War II as part of Fliegerhorst Deelen. At the same time, these installations form the décor for a film set. tranzit.cz, a collective from Prague, shoots movies that deal with the same subject.

The movie scenes give an extra dimension to the exhibited work. On August 27-28, you can walk from one place to the next. Don’t miss the collection of Southeast Asian art films that have been selected by OK.Video.
For SONSBEEK ’16, tranzit.cz worked closely with CODE ROOD.

CODE ROOD (RED ALERT) is an artist-collective of six people working together. The CODE ROOD members are also individually active in the cultural scene. CODE ROOD acts in a practical, intuitive and hospitable way; other initiatives (M.I.R. and Verborgen Landschap) join on a regular basis. The core business of CODE ROOD is organizing cultural events on the former military compound, Buitenplaats Koningsweg.

Annotation of selected films:

Tereza Stejskalová
Dronelove, Milostná píseň o zbrani/ An Ode to a Weapon
full HD video, 5’22’’, 2016
Produkce tranzit.cz, Sonsbeek

Inspired by the ethically ambivalent spirit of the Avant-garde that merges the vocabulary of war and violence with that of progressive art, the video is an ironic commentary on contemporary art being infatuated by the speedy development of technology.

Voiceover: Moris Stuttard
Střih/editing: Nikola Brabcová

Zbyněk Baladrán
To be framed
full HD video, 8:11, 2016
Produkce tranzit.cz and Sonsbeek

In the short movie To be framed, Baladrán deal with the presence of violence in our society. The presence may be hidden but is all the more ubiquitous and symbolic. He ask how it is possible to organise life if it is possible not to repeat and reproduce violence in a violent world. How can you behave without violence? Is violence simply a part of dialectic cycle of life and thus it’s impossible to step out of it?
He wanted the method to be part of the question since one cannot escape the cycle of violence by simply naming it and pointing at it.

27.-28.8. 2016
Buitenplaats Koningsweg, Koningsweg 23, 6816 Arnhem, NL

Participants: Zbynek Baladrán, Vít Havránek, Tereza Stejskalová, Bart Lodewijks, vGtO, Frans van Lent, Gijs Verhoofstad & Max Kuiper, Marc Bijl

Camera, editing & post-production: Nikola Brabcová, Jan Vidlička (tranzit.cz)
Arnhem / Prague 2016

List of films:
Zbyněk Baladrán
To be framed
full HD video, 8:11, 2016

Marc Bijl
Church of No Return
full HD video, 1’52’’, 2016

Vít Havránek
Split Along the Fracture Line
full HD video, 7’53’’, 2016

Gijs Verhoofstad and Max Kuiper
full HD video, 9’37’’, 2016

Frans van Lent
Nachtplaats (a performative installation)
full HD video, 9’29’’, 2016

Bart Lodewijks
Buitenplaats Koningsweg Drawing
full HD video, 7’59’’, 2016

René Oudenhoven and Terry van Gurp
Crying in the Chapel

Tereza Stejskalová
Dronelove, Milostná píseň o zbrani/ An Ode to a Weapon
full HD video, 5’22’’, 2016

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