Watching the Pain of Others

Online Screening and Artist Talk

Artport is excited to invite you to online film screenings and conversations with local and intentional video artists. The screenings are part of Art/Doc – Artist Film Festival (artistic director: Gilad Reich), which will be held at Artport in the coming months. The festival will present video works created by artists who operate on the line between art and cinema, searching for new visual languages in order to represent, touch and intervene with aspects of reality.

The first screening is the film “Watching the Pain of Others” (2019, 31 min) by French artist Chloé Galibert-Laîné. Galibert-Laîné’s work traces another work: Penny Lane’s documentary “The Pain of Others”, which deals with an illness that is not clear at all if it exists. This is a personal, intimate video diary created by the artist in her own room while diving into YouTube videos and online interviews she made. By redefinition of the words ‘illness’, ‘virality’ and ’empathy’, the artist, finding herself plunging into a world of cyber conspiracies, YouTubers, rumors and fabrications. The film was produced as part of the artist’s doctoral research project about “Netnographic Cinema.” It was selected by Sight and Sound magazine as one of the Best Video Essays of 2018.

Screening: Saturday, Apr 11th 2020, the film “Watching the Pain of Others” will be available for online viewing between 8 pm to 9 pm (Israel Time).
Duration: 31 min

Artist talk: Right after the screening, Saturday at 9 pm (Israel Time) on Zoom, artist Chloé Galibert-Laîné in conversation with Artport director, Vardit Gross.
Meeting ID: 907 046 993
Password: 019479

Hebrew and English subtitles. The talk will be held in English

We recommend watching the conversation with Chloé’s favorite cocktail – White Russian! Here’s a recipe:
50 ml vodka
20 ml coffee liqueur
30 ml cream (or 15 ml milk and 15 ml cream)
Shake well and add to a glass with ice.

Don’t have a coffee liqueur at home? This is the time for a homemade version:
½ cup water
1/3 cup sugar
½ tablespoon instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
¾ cup vodka
In a small saucepan, combine the ingredients (except for the vodka) and bring to a boil.
Keep cooking over small heat for 10 mins
Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
Strain the liqueur through a fine-mesh strainer to remove all the coffee granules
Combine the vodka
Use it in your cocktail
Keep the rest in a sealable glass bottle in a cool area

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  • Links

    Film Link בסרט

  • Date

    Saturday, April 11th, 2020

  • Time

    Screening: 8-9pm

    Artist Talk: 9pm

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