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On & For

Kaunas (LT)

Symposium
10:00 Artists’ Two case studies on AMI production experiences, addressing how different production contexts and frameworks affect the kinds of works that are being produced in different countries and how production and dissemination can be centred around individual artistic practices. With artists Len Murusalu, Robert Schlicht and Romana Schmalisch.

13:30 Defining Artists’ Moving Image Production and Distribution. How do different institutions participate in AMI production and distribution processes? How does the financing of a film influence its production? How does the production process influence not only the kind of work that is being produced, but also its dissemination potentials? What are the best ways to foster new forms of cinema? How can we rethink existing funding structures and initiate more suitable ones?
Speakers: Dr. Lolita Jablonskienė (Lithuanian National Gallery of Art), Len Murusalu (Artist, EE), Lene Berg (Artist, NO), Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė (Just a Moment, LT), Asta Vaičiulytė (Contemporary Art Centre, LT), Mindaugas Bundza (Lithuanian Council for Culture) Audrius Kuprevičius (Lithuanian Film Centre).

Artist Film in Focus
False Belief (NO, 2019, 105 min) by Lene Berg is the love story of a couple caught up in the gentrification of a neighborhood that is wiping out a seminal African-American cultural legacy and displacing its original residents. In 2008 Norwegian artist and filmmaker Lene Berg moved in with her partner, a black New York publisher, who will be referred to as D. After giving a statement to the police about being harassed by his neighbor in Harlem, D was arrested, prosecuted, and imprisoned. But for what exactly? This initiated a journey where D’s faith in the American justice system put everything he cherished in life at risk.