6 – 30 May 2010

The exhibition presents a wide range of contemporary artistic positions in numerous exciting formats – from video projection through spatial installations to displays of infrared light art.

In the autumn of 2009, Modem held its second workshop for intermedia artists. In addition to the twenty artists coming to Debrecen, a number of others also joined inthe work of InterModem on the internet. Through the work of the eleven artists participating in the virtual workroom initiative, all continents were represented in the project. This exhibition is the result of the projects that were commenced in the autumn.

Similarly to the workshop, the exhibition is built around a theme that was provided for the participants as a starting point. The artists undertook the challenge of addressing the fundamental questions formulated inthe invitation to submit works related to the theme of Fake (pretence, counterfeit, disguise).The exhibition in Debrecen is a part of a project based on international cooperation. The project titled Alternative Routes came into existence through the cooperation of four festivals dealing with various areas of mediaarts, which are each held in cities other than the capitals of the respectivecountries.

The cooperating partner festivals:

moves -movement on screen – Festival of Experimental Short Film and New Media,Liverpool (UK)

700is –International Festival of Experimental Film and Festival, Egilsstaddir (Iceland)

frame –International Dance-Video Festival, Porto(Portugália)

InterModem– International Intermedia Festival and Workshop, Debrecen (Hungary)

Participants of the 2nd InterModem

The first section of the exhibition consists of works that werestarted during the workshop. The special technical tools made available for the work by the organisers (speed camera, heat camera etc.) served an inspiration, as did also the company of artists arriving from a variety of countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Spain) and the thematic guidance provided by the curators.

AGGTELEK – Gema PERALES & Alejandro VALLES– Barcelona(ESP)

Máté CSATÓ– Szentendre (HUN)

Petko DOURMANA – Sofia (BUL)

Justyna GÓROWSKA & Przemysław BRANAS – Krakow (POL)

Harald HUND –Vienna(AUT)

Endre KORONCZI– Budapest(HUN)

Balázs KRÁLIK– Pécs (HUN)

Léna KÚTVÖLGYI– Budapest(HUN)

Éva MAGYARÓSI– Budapest(HUN)

Katerina HADRAVOVA & Venuse TESNEROVÁ – Plzeň (CZ)

[Al-Ali] MATEJ – Plzeň (CZ)

Magda OLASINSKA & Marcin PRZYBYŁKO – Warsaw (POL)

Joachim SMETSCHKA – Linz (AUT)

György SZASZÁK– Kosice(SR)

Eszter SZABÓ– Budapest(HUN)

Virtual workroom

The second section of the exhibition presents works by the participants of the virtual work room related to the Intermodem Workshop, whichalso reflect on the theme of Fake. The essence of the idea of the virtual work room was to also involve in thecommon work some artists at remote locations, who could not be physically present.

In contrast with the initiative in 2007, this time only such artists could participate who live and work outside of Europe.

Dylan DAVIS – Prahran, Melbourne (AUS)

Glenn GEAR – Montreal(CAN)

Alicia HERRERO – Buenos Aires (ARG)

F4 Collective – Susan JOWSEY & Marcus WILLIAMS – Auckland (NZL)

Malcolm LEVY – Vancouver(CAN)

Malcolm PAYNE – CapeTown (RSA)

Jacky SAWATZKY – Toronto (CAN)

Nathaniel STERN – Wisconsin(USA) and Johannesburg (RSA)

Pablo URIBE – Montevideo(URU)

Michael YUEN – Adelaide(AUS) and Beijing(CHN)

Ziesook YOU – Seoul(KOR)

Recipients of the Alternative RoutesEuropean Prize

In the third section, three video installations are exhibited that received prizes at the partner festivals of InterModem.

At each of the consecutive festivals held in 2009, one artist (orgroup of artists) receives the Alternative Routes European Prize. The recipients, in addition to the prizemoney, participate at all partner festivals in 2010, where their works areexhibited as a special part of the programme. The artists whose works are thus showcased at this exhibition are:  Sara BJÖRNSDÓTTIR (ISL), Sérgio CRUZ (PRT/GBR) and Rimas SAKALAUSKAS (LTU).

The exhibition is open daily except Mondays, from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. (on Thursday from 12 noon to 8 p.m.)