curated by Basak Senova
produced by NOMAD / Upgrade!Istanbul.
post production, title, and graphics by Can Küngör, NOMAD
September 12-13, 21:00
The National Theater Building; Skopje

Participating Curators
Cezanne Charles, Elena Veljanovska, Horst Konietzny, Irena Gordon, Irmak Arkman, Kate Armstrong, Luis Silva,
Marika Dermineur, Paul Hertz, Roch Forowicz, sala-manca, Sean Arden, Yoav Raban
Guest Curators
Gabi Ngcobo, Negar Tahsili

By processing the 3rd Upgrade! International meeting theme "Chain Reaction", the screening program has a special focus on the production modes of the Upgrade network. Curators and artists from all over the network were invited to introduce topics and forms of production predominantly on animation. Subsequently, selected works demonstrate variety of interests, fields of research, methodologies, diverse ideologies and politics that the Upgrade network inhabits. Additionally, two guest curators Gabi Ngcobo from Cape Town and Negar Tahsili from Tehran contributed to the screening program with the tendency to expand the geographic boundaries of the network.
The program consists of 6 sessions: Stories, Places, Traces, Reactions, Actions, and Protocols. Each session brings similar experiences and parallel stories, critical and significant cases as well as mundane realities of life.
list in alphabetic order:
stories
Brandon Blommaert, Greycon4”, 2007, 6’36’’
Dana Darvish, "The Gods' Sorrow", 2002, 7’50’’
Debra Tolchinsky, "Going Up", 2005, 1’57’’
Dorijan Kolundzija, "1576124", 2005, 1’30’’
Francisco Queiros, "Down on the Ground", 2001, 1’
Ivan Ivanovski, “Wet dream”, 2007, 1’14’’
Sam Scott, “The Merry Sea-Gentleman & Cod Fisher’s Voyage Below”, 2006, 6’25’’
Yoav Raban, "Mamila", 2008 2’25’’, 212
Total Screening Time: 30’
places
Aaron Paul Brakke, "You are beautiful", 2005, 1’10’’
Blyth Meier, “Walking (Christo and Jeanne-Claude)”, 2005, 2’5’’
Conrad Gleber and Gail Rubini, “Made Ya” 2005, 10’’
Khosro Khosravi, "Construction of Castle of Khawarnaq", 2007, 5’10’’
Rozita Sharaf Jahan, "Fire lather", 2006, 7’20’’
Sladzana Bogeska, “Dawn Conversation”, 2008, 6’41’’
Total Screening Time: 25’
traces
Andy Nick, ”iloveDeer”, 2005, 2’33’’
Barry Doupe, "A Boy On A Dock Blowing His Nose" (Excerpt)”, 2004, 3’30’’
Basak Kaptan, "Terrace", 2008, 1’18’’
Ben Jacques, “Ben 0207”, 2007, 1’
Candas Sisman, "Bilinçalti" (Subconscious) 2007, 1’40’’
Crystalbeard Collective Works (Ben Jacques & Stu Hughes), “Waiting for Midi Interface”, 2007, 1’43’’
Crystalbeard Collective Works (Ben Jacques & Stu Hughes), "Acid Brain", 2007, 1’
Denizcan Yüzgül, "Aquarium", 2007, 5’15’’
Hamed Sahihi, "Red Door", 2005, 4’
Jody Kramer, “Pinch” 2006, 4’24’’
Mert Kizilay, "Kapalı" (Closed), 2007, 3’47’’
Ricky Lee Owens, “The More”, 2007, 1’49’’
Thando Mama "1994-next movement", 2006, 2’20’’
Total Screening Time: 37’
reactions
Ariel Belinco and Michael Faust, "Beton", 2006, 6’
Avi Ofer, "Sandbox", 2006, 3’26’’
Avraham Eilat, "Psychophysical Time", 2006, 5’50’’
Erik Olofsen, "In Places", 2005, 2’4’’
Erfan Abdi, "Along with the gunpowder smell", 2007, 5’33’’
Negar Tahsili, "Of one essence…", 2005, 2’40’’
Sigalit Lipschitz, "Jerusalem of Steel", 2005, 5’
Carlo Crovato, "Pop the Grape", 2005, 7’25’’
Total Screening Time: 40’
actions
Annette Barbier, "Stages", 2007, 1’45’’
Behnam Kamrani, "Shadow", 2007, 5’
Deniz Kader & Candas Sisman, "Yüzey" (Surface) 2007, 2’29’’
Dorijan Kolundzija, “for B.”, 2005, 1’
Eric Deis, “Apartment”, 2004, 1’49’’
Francisco Queiros, "The Endurance" , 2006, 2’30’’
Jamie O’Neil & Kurt Weibers, "Wipersync", 2005, 3’50’’
Judith Egger, "Biottopie", 2005, 5’20’’
Mert Kizilay, "Yar" (Lover), 2007, 5’57’’
Robert Hamilton, “Winona”, 2008, 5’50’’
Stefan Gruber "Light Weight", 2002, 1’
Vladimir Lukash, “Mladata Kompirolupacka”, 2008, 1’58’’
Total Screening Time: 42’
protocols
Annette Barbier, "Homeland Security Advice", 2005, 1’30’’
Dilara Kurtoğlu, "Stimulation" 2007, 2’10’’
Efe Hizir, "Bidi", 2008, 1’
Erhan Muratoglu, "Stay/Put", 2004, 1’
Kryzysztof Zwirblis, "Cheap - TV" (Tania Telewizja) 2005, 17’30’’
Matthieu Clainchard, "Back in blue/Evelyne" 2003, 3’40’’
Maura Jasper, "Weather you remember", 2007, 2’
Sara Schnadt , "Taking Off", 2007, 1’8’’
Total Screening Time: 40’


side project: TAG-AWAY
Cognitive Mapping of Skopje via Grafitti
Developed by European University, R. Macedonia & Kadir Has University Students: Maja Piponska, Dejan Spirt Dzolev, Can Küngör, Umut Siliman.
Coordinator of the project at European University: Assist. Prof. Gordana Vrencoska.
Coordinator of the project at Kadir Has University (Istanbul): Assist. Prof. Dr. Basak Senova
aim:
The project aims at generating a new kind of information channel to know Skopje. This channel would give cognitive information about the city through gratifies and street art samples.
methodology:
By determining 7 spots in the city (starting point is the National Theater Building, where Upgrade International screenings takes place), an online map has developed by the Kadir Has University, Faculty of Communication, Communication of Design students in collaboration with the students of European University, R. Macedonia with the contributions of the Turkish artist Ceren Oykut and the Macedonian artist Ruzica Trpkovska a.k.a. Ruki , working together with Elena Veljanovska and Cveta Spasova of Upgrade!Skopje/link.org.