IMPAKT TV episode #15: Friday 17:00
Q&A with Daniel Jacoby and Michael Portnoy (The New Joy of Sex) + conversation with Lena Chen
Location: IMPAKT TV from Koepelzaal
This IMPAKT TV episode starts with a live Q&A with filmmakers Daniel Jacoby and Michael Portnoy, about their films in the preceding screening programme The New Joy of Sex. Send in your question at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the live chat.
Afterwards, we welcome Lena Chen, Chinese-American writer and artist creating performances and socially engaged art in live and virtual contexts. We will talk with her about her work around the topics of gender, labor, and sexuality.
This episode is hosted by Friso Wiersum and Andrej Kapor.
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Daniel Jacoby― Artist
Daniel JACOBY (1985, Peru) is an Amsterdam-based director and artist who graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and furthered his education at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot (2010) was his first foray into filmmaking. Cuculí (2011) shows his time in Japan, where he had a residency at Tokyo Wonder Site. Here, he met Yu Araki. Together they directed Mountain Plain Mountain (2018), which won a Tiger Short Award at IFFRotterdam. The following year, Nehemías was nominated for the same award. Recent exhibitions include venues like Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; CAC, Vilnius; CRAC Alsace, Altkirch; Nest, The Hague; 1646, The Hague; EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam; The Banff Centre, Alberta; Kunsthal Chalottenborg, Copenhagen; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg; Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; and the 11th Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador.
Michael Portnoy― Artist
Michael Portnoy is a New York-based multimedia artist. Coming from a background in dance and experimental comedy, his performance-based work employs a variety of media: from film and participatory installations to theater, sculpture, writing, painting, and curation. He has presented internationally in museums, art galleries, film festivals and theaters, including recently Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria (2019 & 2018); Akademie der Künste der Welte, Cologne, Germany (2017); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2017); Playground, STUK, Leuven, Belgium (2016, 2014); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK (2016); Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2016); the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2013); The Kitchen, New York, USA (2013); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); 11th Baltic Triennial (co-curator), Vilnius, Lithuania (2012); and the Taipei Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan (2010). He is a visiting professor at Malmö Art Academy. For more information visit: strangergames.com
Lena Chen― Speaker
Lena Chen is a Chinese American writer and artist creating performances and socially engaged art. Awarded “Best Emerging Talent” at B3 Biennial of the Moving Image (Frankfurt), her work has appeared at Transmediale (Berlin), Färgfabriken (Stockholm), Baltimore Museum of Art, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Centre for Contemporary Art (Derry~Londonderry), Museum of Contemporary Art (Jacksonville), among others. She has been awarded grants and residencies from Sundance Institute, UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, Millay Colony for the Arts, Office of Public Art, Burning Man Global Arts Fund, Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Pittsburgh Foundation, and Arthur Boskamp Foundation. She has spoken at Oxford, Yale, Stanford, and SXSW. She earned a B.A. in sociology from Harvard University, and is a MFA candidate at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art. She is founder of Heal Her, an expressive arts initiative that supports survivors of gender-based violence.
Friso Wiersum― Moderator
Friso Wiersum (1976) is a program maker, moderator and connector. Friso works as project manager communications at the European Cultural Foundation. He also is a member of Expodium, an urban do tank which curates, teaches and publishes on art and the city. He sometimes reviews books, is a member of a dj collective, rides his bicycle and plays baseball.