The tent auditorium, Mendelsohnhalle, 28.06.15 Two afternoon screenings in the Schlachten “Difference Screen – Displaced” presentation in Luckenwalde at the end of June 2015 crystallised my views on immigration policy in the EU and USA. Believing as I do that international policy pursued by the USA, NATO and their allies over the last 50 years is substantially the reason for the current strife in the middle east and to a significant degree in Africa, I now see that the only moral position for the west is to welcome all immigrants and refugees. My growing awareness over the last few years that a large proportion of current global difficulties arise out …

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DIFFERENCE SCREEN The itinerant mini-festival of independent short movies / Um mini-festival itineránte de curta metragens independentes Wednesday, 15th of April / Quarta-feira, 15 do Abril Thursday, 16th of April / Quinta-feira, 16 do Abril 19h30 – Dinner / Jantar 20h30 – Screening / Projeção After the screening a possible discussion / Depois da sessão possível a discussão Entrance free, limited places. / Entrada livre, lugares limitados. Reservations / Inscrições: deliceiras18@gmail.com http://www.culture-vulture-with-residencies.info/de-liceiras-18-porto-portugal/

DIFFERENCE SCREEN AT KINO UMJETNIKA , Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb Artists’ Cinema or Kino umjetnika is an ongoing project and a screening program series that takes place at the Gorgona Hall, a cinema, a theatre, a multi purpose auditorium located at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, established in 2012. Kino umjetnika / Artists Cinema has been developed to introduce contemporary artists and their cinematic and video works, created at the meeting point of contemporary art and cinema, film and visual arts, presenting recent production of film/video outside the context of social production of entertainment and spectacle. Visiting artists and curators are invited to introduce and discuss the …

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GIV http://www.givideo.org/ang/orgA/orgA_intro.html&lt It is 2015 and Groupe Intervention Vidéo, GIV for short, is now 40 years old. For this anniversary, we are planning a series of screenings and exhibitions that will take place throughout the year. For over 20 years, we have been collaborating with curators and collectives to present video programs. It seems fitting that one of the last curated screenings GIV hosted in 2014 was DIFFERENCE SCREEN. Bruce Allan and Ben Eastop put together an international program of works by women. I took a few notes during the screening but I felt it was more important to watch. The program was strong. It flowed. Each work seemed to …

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Naregatsi Institute, Yerevan 8.7.2014 Naregatsi is a philanthropic non-profit organization pursuing the preservation and promotion of Armenian cultural heritage www.naregatsi.org/ The Institute was an excellent venue for presenting film and video in Yerevan. My thanks to events manager Victoria and programme director Eka for their warm welcome and to the Naregatsi photographer who documented the first screening. The theatre/cinema boasts a brand new screen and a rather old projector (HDMI will follow soon). Following Victoria Antabian’s initial introduction Mkrtich Tonoyan translated my synopsis of the Difference Screen project to an audience of 25 people including film critics Artsvi Bakhchinyan and Siranush Galstyan. Four young women film critics sat in the …

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Maria Gonchar asks Dear Ben and Bruce, I formulated my screening questions at WRO ART Center in written form. So… Mussolini-Obelisk is still situated in the center of Foro Italico / Foro Mussolini in Rome and even was restored recently. Engelbert Dollfuss, one of the leaders of Austrofascism, has a very groomed grave in the Hietzing cemetery in Vienna. During the Ukrainian independence I have witnessed the process of restoration of monuments which was destroyed or was victims of October revolution’s iconoclasm, as for example “Catherine the Great and her companions – De Ribas, De Volan, Potemkin, Zubov” monument in Odessa, and these companions are an example of monstrous embezzlement …

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  In December 2013 we received an invitation from Pauliina Salminen to present Difference Screen at Vol de Nuits on the 11th April 2014, a date perfectly suited to our itinerary. The screening at Vol de Nuits is a good example of networking processes that have made DS possible. I first met Pauliina and her partner Andrés Jaschek as fellow artists on an international residency, Periferry1.0 (2008) at Guwahati in Assam, NE India www.periferry.in/. Periferry1.0 was the inaugural event in an ongoing series of residencies, workshops, exhibitions and symposia organised by Desire Machine Collective founders Mriganka Madhukaillya and Sonal Jain under the auspices of Khoj India. Periferry uses a former …

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                    Ben left, Bruce sitting, with Torbjörn Limé Screening night 11.3.2014. After the busy opening on Friday night when many people were able to see Echo Logo by Phil Dadson and Gordana Andjelic Galic’s Washing installed in the ground floor galleries of the Konstmuseum, our Tuesday evening screening had an intimate feel with twelve guests. Livia Paldi, Director of the Baltic Art Center and composer Simon Vincent from Berlin were among those who joined us for the programme that included two films sourced for the occasion from Denmark and Sweden. Friends He Lost At Sea by Henrik Lund Jørgensen, originally from …

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Conny Dahl Möller comments on the 2nd half of a screening programme at Gotlands Konst Museum, Visby, Sweden 11 March 2014 / 19:00 – 21:00 Uploaded from C-dur & moll http://connydm.blogspot.se/2014/03/difference-screen.html torsdagen den 13:e mars 2014 Difference Screen I tisdags gick jag till Gotlands Konstmuseum för att träffa de två installatörerna Bruce Allan och Ben Eastop som jag, vilket ni redan vet, också träffade dagen innan. Denna gång för att se deras installation Difference Screen som är en samling av flera kortfilmer utav olika konstnärer världen över. Då jag kom lite sent missade jag tyvärr den första halvan av deras presentation men dök som tur var upp lagom till pausen …

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On Monday 17th February Difference Screen presented a selection of films at CZKD The Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade. They included two works from the Balkans, Renata Poljak’s Staging Actors / Staging Beliefs and Breda Beban’s Walk of the Three Chairs. In Staging Actors / Staging Beliefs (2011) Renata Poljak revisits Boshko Buha an iconic film from her childhood, a tale of young Partisans fighting the Nazis in WW2. Boshko Buha is a tragic hero who dies young “he was only fifteen when he joined the communist movement, and was posthumously awarded with the People’s Hero of Yugoslavia title. Through the film’s continuous screenings both in theaters and on the …

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