more info and visuals of the Graz launch

The participating artists of under.ctrl are Nooshin Farhid (Iran/the UK), Hristina Ivanoska (Macedonia) Effie - Amir (Israel/Belgium), Zhou Hongxiang (China), Ran Slavin (Israel), Anabala (Turkey), Sala Manca (Argentine/Israel), Ligna (Germany), Erhan Muratoglu (Turkey), Michael Zinganel (Austria), Pragmatic Sanction (Austria), Vuk Cosic (Slovenia), Nicole Pruckermayr - IOhannes zmölnig (Austria), Yane Calovski (Macedonia), FOS (Denmark) and Igor Stromajer - Brane Zorman (Slovenia).

Participating artists of the loosing.ctrl screening programme are Yael Bartana (Israel), Erhan Muratoglu (Turkey), Ruti Sela - Maayan Amir (Israel), Can Turkinan - Özlem Sulak (Turkey), and Hatice Guleryuz (Turkey).

The panelists are Andreas Leo Findeisen (Austria), Marina Grzinic (Slovenia). The moderators are Emre Erkal, Erhan Muratoglu and Basak Senova of NOMAD (Turkey).

formats: video works, installations, documentaries, screening programme [loosing.ctrl], live performances [Ran Slavin (Israel), Sala Manca (Israel), Anabala (Turkey)], presentation [Ligna (Germany)], and panel.

audio-video streaming, hosted by (Ales Zemene)

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Zhou Hongxiang (China)

Born in 1969, Dongtai, Jiangsu province. Zhou Hongxiang was graduated from Huadong Normal University of China in 1994. He currently teaches at Shanghai Normal University.

In 2000, he exhibited in The Location of East Asia, China, Japan and Korea Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Shanghai, China. Being one of young artist selected in TIME Magazine; special issue ASIA October, 2000. In 2001, Chinese Plans: Rotate 360,the 6th Documental Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary For The Arts, Shanghai, China; China Rushes, Asian-Pacific-Wochen Berlin Art Festival, Germany; BEFF3: 3rd Experimental Festival of Bangkok, Thailand.

In 2002, Art Scope, Basel art Fair-Miami, Florida, U.S.A and 59th International Film Festival of Venice, New Territory, Italy.

In 2003, 8th Pusan International Film Festival, Korea; 49th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany; Chinese Independents: Mainland Film & Video Festival, the film of inauguration, Hong Kong Arts Center.

In 2004, VIPER International Festival for Film Video and new Media, Switzerland; The Chinese. Contemporary Photography &Video in China, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Rio de Janeiro Int¡&hibar;l Film Festival, Brazil; Rear window, NGBK, Berlin, Germany; MK2 cinema, Paris, France; Image Forum Festival 04, Tokyo, Gethe Institute in Kyoto, Yokohama Museum, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Japan; 21th World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands; European media art festival, Nomination EMAF AWARD, Germany; Shanghai Assemblage, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway; Hilcot Shchenim, chapter B. Center for Digital Art, Holon. Israeli; transmediale.04 international media art festival Berlin, IMAGE AWARD.

In 2005,  "Art as cinema "Mannheim Museum of Contemporary Art, 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany; Nomination international media award 2005, ZKM Germany 7th International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers, Greece and France; and European media art festival, Germany.

The Red Flag Flies , 2003

Zhou Hongxiang summarizes his film "The Red Flag Flies" (Hongqi Piao) as "visual art without a story; an independent visual art with slogans as its dialogues; a conceptual visual art with human beings as its symbols; visual art without leading or minor roles; visual art without professional actors. "The Red Flag Flies" provides you with another reading method". The film treats 'image' as a distinct cultural strategy. It transforms symbolized and metaphoric images, national poems, slogans, and icons into critical episodes. The flow of the film is directed by the continuous rhythm of sound composed by these episodes.