Fred L'Epee – Film Maker


Videoholica International Festival 2013 (Varna, Bulgaria)


International Video Art Festival
[Out of focus!]
From 01 – 06 August 2013
Varna (Bulgaria)


VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival 2013


The International Video Art Festival Videoholica 2013 will be held from1st to 6th of August in Varna under the title OUT OF FOCUS!, with an appeal for a visual, artistic and political defocusing.

The sixth Videoholica presents international video art in six consecutive days in six thematic blocks, one of which circulates around the theme of the festival OUT OF FOCUS! [DEFOCUS, REFOKUS! and IN FOCUS], and others focus on the sections of the festival and the locations where they will be presented [shorts –HorizonTAG – Club Horizont; animation – AniMenthol – Club Menthol]. Bulgarian videos are collected in the compilation BG FOCUS MOCUS that will be screened on August 2nd in the backyard of the Puppet Theatre Varna.

147 video art works by 138 artists, who have been selected from a total of 289 videos of 222 authors, will compete for the official awards of Videoholica – GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE AND YOUNG VIDEOHOLIC. The jury of Videoholica 2012, who will adjudge the prizes, includes: Asena Gunal (cultural manager, Turkey), Vladiya Mihaylova (curator, Bulgaria), Eirini Olympiou (video art curator, Greece), Max Hattler (artist, UK / Germany), Marcantonio Lunardi (artist, Gold Videoholic of 2012, Italy).

The presentation program of Videoholica 2013 includes: Athens Video Art Festival – presentation and special selection 2013, which will be presented by the Director of the festival Ilias Chatzichristodoulou (Greece) and festival video art curator Eirini Olympiou (Greece); program manager Asena Gunal (Turkey) will present recent projects and initiatives of DEPO Center for Art, Culture and Debate in Istanbul; Bulgarian curator Vladiya Mihaylova (Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia) is coming to Videoholica 2013 with her latest curatorial project “On the Suspense or How to Hide a Bomb under the Table”, which presents young Bulgarian artists working in video art; GOLD VIDEOHOLIC 2012 Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) will talk about his last film “Choir”; video artists Max Hattler (UK / Germany) and Sune Petersen (Denmark) will talk about their work as artists and will present their join audio-visual performance HATTLERIZED MOTORSAW.

The open-air locations of Videoholica 2013 are the State Puppet Theatre – Varna, HORIZONT Summer Club in the Sea Garden of Varna and Menthol Club at the central Varna beach. Varna City Art Gallery, ARHIS Gallery, GRAPHIT Gallery and contemporary space will host other projections as well as lectures and presentations of the sixth Videoholica.

The main sponsors of the VIDEOHOLICA 2013 are the Varna Municipality [Program for Creative Projects and Varna – Candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019] and Affect Media (Varna, Bulgaria). VIDEOHOLICA is organized by the Association Videoholica (Varna, Bulgaria) with the support of the Goethe-Institut Sofia (Bulgaria), Archis Gallery (Varna, Bulgaria), Club Menthol (Varna, Bulgaria), contemporary space (Varna, Bulgaria), GRAFFIT Gallery (Varna, Bulgaria), State Puppet Theater (Varna, Bulgaria), Summer Club HORIZONТ (Varna, Bulgaria), Varna City Art Gallery (Bulgaria) as well as with the support of many friends of Videoholica from home and abroad.

(Source: http:// www. labforculture. org/)



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Official selection | Videoholica 2013

“The Testament”
Videoholica 2013
International Video Art Festival
From 01 – 06 August 2013
Program |Refocus
Varna (Bulgaria)


The Testament (2013)


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Border cities & new identities | Romania 2013


“The Testament” (2013)

Border Cities & New Identities | Romania 2013
From July 26th to August 02nd 2013.
At the Water Plant “Uzina de Apa”
Suceava (Romania)


The Testament (2013)


International ArtExpo is an independent group of artists founded in 2001 and mainly dedicated to contemporary art and videoart. Most of our last events have been realized in museums, galleries, private foundations and public institutions around the world. Our object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect the conceptual points of contact of artists working in every part of the world, all united in the thick plot of the world net. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.


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Border cities & new identities | Romania 2013


Border cities and new identities | Romania 2013


Border Cities & New Identities | Romania 2013
Opening: July 26th, 2013
Prize: 1 International Exhibition organized by International ArtExpo

Border Cities & New Identities
 – International Art Festival of Architecture, Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Painting and Performing Art, will be in Suceava (Romania), at The Water Plant “Uzina de Apa” – Center of Architecture, Urban Culture and Landscape, from the 26th July to 02nd August 2013. Thirty-three artists, from different countries, have been selected to be part of this project.

The selection was based on the main concept of hybridization between identities and urban environment, as the result of liquid identities and liquid contacts between people. People, backgrounds, societies, progress and all their inputs creates hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. Mixing sustainable transport; modern (ICT) communication infrastructure; sustainable economic development; and wise management of natural resources, human, intellectual and social capital, is the key to reach a future better life quality.

International ArtExpo
Curator: Luca Curci
Exhibition & screening place: The Water Plant “Uzina de Apa” – Center of Architecture, Urban Culture and Landscape, Suceava (Romania)
Dates: from the 26th July to 02nd August 2013, from 10.00 AM to 03.00 PM
Opening: July 26th, 2013 at The Water Plant “Uzina de Apa”, at 5.00 PM, Str. Apeductului nr.4, Suceava (Romania)

The Center of Architecture, Urban Culture and Landscape “Uzina de Apa”
 is the result of a  conversion of an old, abandoned Water Plant into a Cultural Center. The project results as a collaboration including municipal authorities, local community and an array of architects, engineers and students. Moreover, private contractors and companies dedicated to innovative techniques are involved to achieve an exemplary public-private partnership. Although originally conceived as a technological construction, the new “Water Plant” is now capable of hosting events ranging from conferences to concerts and exhibitions. By reclaiming its place in the city, this project attempts the true meaning of the word “sustainability” (sus = under and tenere = to hold) – to keep in existence, to maintain and prolong.


.video artists
Fred L’Epee . Switzerland | Katrina Stamatopoulos . Australia | Sofia Wickman . The Netherlands | Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamannger . Finland | Elodie Albergel . Israel | Nicolas Morrison . Australia | Gian Cruz . Philippines | Mar Garrido . Spain | Kate MacDonald . Canada | Toni Simò . Spain | Jelena Dejanovska . Serbia | Stephanie Roland . Belgium | Pilar Calero . Spain | Peter Ainsworth . UK

.photo artists
Marcela Arias . Mexico | Javier Bassi . Uruguay | Roger J Renberg . Norway | Sultana Raza . Luxembourg |Nina Moilanen . Finland | Arwa Ramadan . UAE | Emiliano Santoro . UK | Ilia Yefimovich . Israel | Asiku Svetlana . Serbia | CMPerceptions . USA | Vimarie Serrano . Puerto Rico | Adam Paul Verity . UK | James Voller . Australia | Katherine York . Germany

Bertram Marstaller . Germany | Andreas Tomblin . Cyprus

.computer graphics artist
Elaine Eiger . Brazil | Ulrich Riedel . Germany

Wooguru . Germany


International ArtExpo is an International art organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. We depend on the support of you. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our efforts. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.



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Welcome @Helicon Films


“The chessboard is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the Universe. The rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature and the player on the other side is hidden from us”.


Welcome to Helicon Films


Helicon Films is an Indie Film Label. 
Cinematography and Sound design. 
Co-producers Fred. L’Epee & Ed. Alvarado.
(United States – Switzerland)


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Official selection | Festival Miden 2013


“The Testament”
Festival Miden
04th – 06th July 2013
Historic Center of Kalamata


"The Testament" (2013)


Video Art Festival Μiden is getting ready for its 9th edition, presenting once more a dynamic program of global video art creation at the Historic Center of Kalamata.

More than 1000 video artists and creators from all over the world responded to our call for entries sharing with us beautiful and strong images full of dreams, desires, aspirations and concerns, opening once more a window to the world. A world exactly as we dream of -despite the general recession and crisis: full of art, free expression and fresh ideas!

2013 edition of Festival Miden will take place at Kalamata’s Historic Center (Amfeias square) on 4-6 of July, with free entrance for the public as always. Besides the open air central screenings at Amfeias’ square (starting each night at 21.30), several parallel screenings & events are scheduled in the area of the Historic Center of Kalamata, while, for the first time, this year the festival presents at the same time a special selection in Athens in collaboration with CAMP – Contemporary Art Meeting Point (4-6 of July).

During its 3day events the festival will present over 300 videoworks from more than 45 countries, selected and curated by the festival’s team, while many tributes to significant festivals and groups from abroad will take place.

Festival Miden 2013 is realized with the support of the Municipality of Kalamata, in collaboration with Kalamata’s Youth Center and Kalamata’s Film Club – Filmhouse, while also Kallitechniko Steki and other venues at the Historic Center of Kalamata will kindly host parallel events.

The central curating is signed by Gioula Papadopoulou and Margarita Stavraki, while certain programs were curated this year by Ioanna Dimitrakopoulou-Koutava, Terpsi Kontargyri, Maria Bourika and Manuela Gascon.


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