Serial Cases_1 Acquaintance is a joint project of ten curators from eight countries. The collaboration amongst these curators was started with the MSE (Middle and South-Eastern Europe) meeting organized by < rotor > in Graz during steirisc[:her:] herbst 2004. The idea was shaped by examining ways of collaboration and communication based on mutual experiences shared through art works. Since cultural exchange amongst different geographies can expose similar experiences and parallel histories, critical and significant cases may solely be traced in the course of “specific” art works. Such works evidently inhabit “communicative aspects” and therefore, have the potential to propose alternative channels to any kind of global communication medium for receiving and sharing information. This project aims to detect such works and to construct links between various geographies through exceptional discoveries.  

The first stage of Serial Cases will be presented throughout November 2005 – March 2006 as an exchange Video Screening Program in eight different cities. The expansion of the geographical boundaries of the network of the Middle East and South and Eastern Europe covering Turkey has the potential to reveal additional modes of information about the regions. Accordingly, parallel cases along with cultural inputs from these regions will be the basis for this screening programme series.  
(text by Eyal Danon and Basak Senova)  

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The curators of the project are Michal Kolecek (Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic), Antonia Majaca (Zagreb, Croatia), Basak Senova (Istanbul, Turkey), Matei Bejenaru (Iasi, Romania), Margarethe Makovec and Anton Lederer (Graz, Austria), Galia Dimitrova (Sofia, Bulgaria), Eyal Danon (Holon, Israel), Orfeas Skutelis and
Branka Curcic (Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro).

Digital post production of the project was coordinated by Eyal Danon of Israeli
Center for Digital Art, Holon.  

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Borjana Pandova & Todor Karastoyanov, Whatever - Advert Lab, 2005

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Usti nad Labem, Zagreb, Istanbul, Iasi, Graz, Sofia, Holon, Novi Sad

Cake and Coffee/ Michal Kolecek
Out on a Limb/ Antonia Majaca

Vertigo Entrapped/ Basak Senova
Old Stories - New Videos/ Matei Bejenaru

Coffee with Sugar/ Galia Dimitrova
Exercises in Imagination/ Margerethe Makovec and Anton Lederer

Mapping Rightwing Extremism/ Orfeas Skutelis and Branka Curcic
Trespassing/ Eyal Danon

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Michal Kolecek (Usti nad Labem , Czech Republic) Cake & Coffee
Slaven Tolj (Nature & Society, 3:58 min., 2002) | Isa Rosenberger (Sarajevo Guided Tours, 25 min., 2001) | Pavlina Fichta Cierna (About Jozef, 10 min., 2003) | Reinigunsgesellschaft (No Limits for Frank, 17 min., 2002) | Erzen Shkololli (Hey You..., 4:27 min., 2002) | Frantisek Kowolowski (Never Ending Story – Artist, 13:17 min., 2002) | Daniela Kostova (I See..., 17 min., 2002) | Sejla Kameric (Untitled (Daydreaming), 4:40 min, 2004)  

Antonia Majaca (Zagreb, Croatia) Out on a limb
David Maljkovic (Scene For a New Heritage, 4:33 min, 2004) | Goran Devic (Imported Crows, 22 min, 2004) | Lala Rascic (17 stories, 3 min, 2005) | Kristina Leko (Her 25802nd Day, 11 min,2000) | Zlatko Kopljar (Love Shot, 3 min, 1996) | Vlatka Horvat (Out on a Limb), 2 min, 2002) | Renata Poljak (Great Expectations, 17 min, 2005) | Tanja Dabo (Wellcome, 8:54 min, 2004) | Mladen Stilinovic (Potato, Potato, 3 min, 2001)

Basak Senova (Istanbul, Turkey) Vertigo Entrapped
Osman Bozkurt (Auto-Park: The Highway Parks of Istanbul, 15 min, 2003) | Stefan Bauer and Erdem Helvacioglu (Ohrmong, 8 min, 2005) | Hristina Ivanoska, What's Behind, (The Urban Prototypes Project), 2:51 min, 2003) | Sener Ozmen (Exit, 2:30 min, 2002) | Erhan Muratoglu (I/O Interface Overbloated, 3 min, 2005) | Gulsun Karamustafa (Making of the Wall, 16:11 min, 2003) | Banu Cennetoglu (Determined Barbara, 2:10 min, 2004)

Matei Bejenaru (Iasi, Romania) Old Stories – New Videos
Dragos Alexandrescu (In-Out, 1:20 min, Situating Myself, 6 min, 2005) | Dan Acostioaei & Dragos Alexandrescu (Bahlui by Night, 12 min, [3 min excerpt], 2004) | Dan Acostioaei & Dragos Alexandrescu (Dave Didn't Make It, 54 sec, 2004) | Dan Acostioaei (Essential Current Affairs, 4 min, 2002) | Dan Acostioaei (Reconstructionscapes, 15 min,[3 min excerpt], 2005) | Bogdan Teodorescu (Geographic Aerobics, 18 min, 2005) | Matei Bejenaru (Looking for Caslav, 9 min, 2002)

Galia Dimitrova (Sofia, Bulgaria) Coffee with Sugar
Daniela Kostova (I See - You See, 30 min, [15-min excerpt], 2002) | Adelina Popnedeleva & Michel Beck (The Real Thing, 4:00 min, 2000) | Kamen Stoyanov (10 Minutes World Art, 10:00 min [a 4-min excerpt], 2003) | Borjana Pandova & Todor Karastoyanov (Whatever–Advert Laboratory, 8 pieces [1-3 min each], total: 16 min, 2005)  

Margarethe Makovec and Anton Lederer (Graz, Austria) Exercises in Imagination
Rainer Ganahl (Bicycling Tirana, 4 min, 2003) | Ivan Moudov (Traffic Control, 6 min, 2001) | Corinna Schnitt (Zwischen vier und sechs, 6:04 min, 1997/8) | Gentian Shkurti (Alice in Wonderland, 3:40 min, 1999) | Janos Sugar (The Typewriter of the Illiterate, 7:21 min, 2001) | Blue Noses (25 short performances about globalization, 10:05 min, 2003) | Erzen Shkololli (White, 10 min, 2005) | Kunst- Fu (Exercises of the Masters, 9 min, 2002) | Enes Zlatar (Thailand, 9:40 min, 2001) | Sejla Kameric (Imagine, 2 min, 2004) | Zbynek Baldran (Limit, 6:14 min, 2002) | Jakup Ferri (Don’t tell it to anybody, 12 min)  

Eyal Danon (Holon, Israel) Trespassing
Ruti Sela & Ma'ayan Amir (Alei Zahav, 5:30 min, 2005, Beyond Guilt#2, 18 min, 2004) | Ruti Sela & Clil Nadav (loopolice, 6:55 min, 2003) | Avi Mugrabi (Details 3&4, 9 min, 2004) | Annan Tzukerman (Anxious Escapism, 2005) | Nira Pereg (Souvenir, 5 min, 2005) | Artists without Walls (April 1st), 19:30 min, 2004)

Orfeas Skutelis and Branka Curcic (Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro)
Mapping Rightwing Extremism (Fighting for what's left)

Brosko Prostran (Touching, 4:30 min, 2004) | Filip Markovinović (The Army and Me, 24 min, 2005) | Mirjana Batinic (Identity: Balkans, 2:30 min) | Bob Miloshevic (Algorythm, 6 min, 2004) | Dragan Predojevic (Die Faksche Idee, 54 sec) | Malden Marinkov (Déjà Vu, 9:40 min) | Miroslav Jovic (Triumph of E-will, 2:20min, 2005)

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