The European Media Art Festival will be dedicating its programme to constructivist Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart this year. Running in the De Stijl painter’s home town of Osnabrück, Germany, from Wednesday, April 24 to Sunday, April 28 it will feature over 180 films, documentaries, exhibitions, performances and lectures over four days.
The festival will not only be bridging the gap between avant-garde film of the 1920s through to contemporary computer and media art, but it will also focus on contributions from the Arab and Islamic-oriented world in the wake of the ‘Arab Spring’ still affecting those regions today. Meanwhile, artists to look out for are London-based artist Karimah Ashadu‘s video work ‘Lagos Island’, which also featured at this year’s transmediale festival in Berlin, experimental film maker Kerry Laitala, as well as video-essayist (and aqnb interviewee Andrew Norman Wilson‘s inspiration) Harun Farocki. See the EMAF website for more information.**