Bussink, Astrid (NL)
| 2013-10-16 21:39:10
Artist in residence in 2013 in Batumi, Georgia for Now Wakes The Sea.
Work produced during the residency in collboration with Ana Tsimintia (GE): 'Little Dubai', video. In collaboration with cultural partner GeoAIR (GE).
First screened at Batumi Beach Fim Festival september 2013.
Recent rapid constructions transform Batumi into one of the most popular beach resorts on the Georgian coast of the Black Sea. In June 2013 filmmakers Astrid Bussink (NL) and Ana Tsimintia (GE) worked together as artist in residence in Batumi (GE) and produced the short film 'Little Dubai' which will be screened during the Batumi Beach film festival. 'Little Dubai' gives a humorous insight in the new architectural developments of Batumi and focusses on how Batumi as a city presents and profiles itself. During August Ana Tsimintia continued as artist in resident at Badgast (NL). In her upcoming documentary she compares the new designed beach resort Anaklia (GE) with the iconic but derelict 'Pier' at Scheveningen (NL).
June/July & August 2013
Now Wakes The Sea @ Batumi, Georgia
Artists in Residency documentairy filmmakers Astrid Bussink (NL) en Ana Tsimintia (GE)
in collaboration with our cultural partner GeoAir (GE). view partners
During August Ana will be resident at Badgast.
The project Now Wakes The Sea' (NWTS) is initiated by Dutch Satellietgroep and involves research based artist in residence programs for artists/architects/filmmakers in coastal transition areas in countries surrounding the Black Sea and North Sea to develop new works, select existing works and program traveling film festivals for public screenings and debates on venues, both on the coast of the Black Sea as on the North Sea.
The cultural exchange project 'Now Wakes The Sea' started in 2012 with the exchange of The Netherlands and Turkey in the context of NLTR400. Satelietgroep is very proud to be selected for the program for Russia, called NLFR2013. ECF and local partners provide funding to continue the project with Moldova and Georgia.
8, 9 + 10 September
free open air film festival starts at sunset around 21:00
Iveria Beach at Batumi Boulevard Beach, next to Ferris Wheel
For NWTS @ Batumi Beach Satellietgroep likes to warmly thank ECF, GeoAIR Nini Palavandishvili, Data Chigholashvili, Iveria Beach, NIAF, Alex Healey, Francois Lombarts, Jasper Elings,Aram Tanis/Jacolijn Verhoef, Zaza Jorbenadze, Astrid Bussink/Ana Tsimintia, Nodar Begiashvili, Givi Aleksandria, Yilmaz Vurucu/Bahanur Nasya, Nathalie Fixon/Nadine O’Garra, Odeta Catana/Ian Cook/Angelika Herta/Zhenya Zakharova, Sylvie Zijlmans, Sjaak Meilink, Danny de Vent, Temur Palavandishvili, Channa Boon and the audience for making this wonderful program work!
Cultural partners Satellietgroep (NL) and GeoAIR (GE) cordially invite you to the three nights open air filmfestival on Batumi Beach, Georgia that connects the Black Sea with the North Sea.
Stills from "Little Dubai' by Astrid Bussink and Ana Tsimintia
The program features Georgian, Dutch and international art films, documentaries and animations connected to coastal transitions including 4 productions realized during programs initiated by Satellietgroep:
'Little Dubai' (2013) by Astrid Bussink (NL) and Ana Tsimintia (GE), who were artists in residence for 'Now Wakes The Sea' in Batumi last June and July; 'Sinking into the landscape' (2013) by Francois Lombarts; 'Departure Bay' (2011) by Aram Tanis and Jacolijn Verhoef; 'The Sea in Me' (2012) by Bahanur Nasya and Yilmaz Vurucu, last years residents for 'Now Wakes The Sea' in Sinop (Turkey) and The Hague (NL). After Budapest, Vienna and now Georgia, 'The Sea in Me' will be screened in Croatia, India and Istanbul.