Open lecture by Guli Silberstein
Collegium Da Vinci and the City of Poznan invite you to the lecture and special screening of a film by Guli Silberstein, artist and video editor. The meeting will be held on 12 December at 5.00 PM in the Collegium Da Vinci, room R340. Entrance to the lecture is free, upon prior completion of the form at the Collegium website.
Guli Silberstein is an artist and video editor with 20 years of experience, living and working in London, Great Britain. Born in Israel (1969), currently a British citizen. He received his BA in Film from Tel-Aviv University in 1997 and a MA in Media Studies from The New School University, New York City, where he studied and lived in 1997-2002. Since 2000, Guli has created short video award winning works, shown at the festivals and art centres worldwide, including: WRO Media Art Biennale, London Short Film Festival, Transmediale Berlin, Go Short The Netherlands, Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival Germany, JIDFF Jihlava Czech Republic, Festival of (In)appropriation, LA USA, The National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Omaha, NE USA and The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, London. A professional video editor for BBC, SKY and CNN and a lecturer with extensive experience in postproduction and interactive motion design. He gave lectures in New York, Israel and Great Britain - currently works at the Ravensbourne University London UK. Since 2001, Guli has been working on the Schozophrenic State Project, in which he extracts, processes and re-contextualises images of violence, suffering and protest from news media, in the form of a series of video works, distributed across the fields of video art and experimental film. The found footage, appropriated from mass media, is processed via digital means, creating the new forms of critical commentary, inspired by the situationist tradition of détournement, which is the "appropriation of existing media for critical comment" as defined by Guy Debord and Gil J. Wolman (1956). The project is inspired by the works of artist in the field of video edition for such news media as Sky News, BBC Studios and CNN.